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China Leads Global Fintech Investments, Accenture Finds
China Leads Global Fintech Investments, Accenture Finds
8/26/2016 8:50:57 AM
Investments in Asia-Pacific financial technology (fintech) ventures, primarily in China, reached $9.62 billion as of July 31, more than twice the $4.26 billion invested in the region in all of 2015, according to Accenture (NYSE:ACN) analysis of CB Insights data.   Investments in Asia-Pacific have eclipsed North America, which as of July 31 garnered $4.58 billion in fintech …
LesterMoney Annuals Attempting to Bridge Academic Research and Professionals
LesterMoney Annuals Attempting to Bridge Academic Research and Professionals
8/24/2016 4:20:08 PM
LesterMoney is the first of its kind. Offered as an annual publication, the book takes academic research, summarizes it into an article and provide business professionals with information about the original researchers. “While a doctoral candidate, there was a lot of discussion about research we spent years on not getting to corporate America. Now, my company is attempting …
SelfScore Raises an Additional $7 Million in Funding to Leverage Data Analytics and Machine Learning to Unlock Financial Services for International Students
8/24/2016 2:27:56 PM
Palo Alto, Calif. – August 24, 2016 – SelfScore , a fintech company using data analytics and machine learning to measure credit potential, today announced it has closed $7 million in additional Series A funding led by Pelion Venture Partners , with participation from Accel and Aspect Ventures , both of which led the prior round. Blake Modersitzk i, managing …
Happy in Retirement: Retirement Coach Interviews Travel Expert on How to Retire and Travel the World
Happy in Retirement: Retirement Coach Interviews Travel Expert on How to Retire and Travel the World
8/23/2016 10:00:00 AM
For the retirees who often have plenty of time after child rearing and career years, traveling can be an exciting experience. The only challenge though, is how to come up with the funds to retire and travel the world .   Retirement coach Ann Nelson of Ann Nelson Enterprises interviewed travel enthusiast Shane Thomas who has been traveling since the age of 20. Having …
MyBucks: African FinTech Innovation is About Improving Client Access Rather Than Experience
MyBucks: African FinTech Innovation is About Improving Client Access Rather Than Experience
8/18/2016 9:00:00 AM
Logistics and infrastructure challenges, together with high business start-up costs, have in the past prevented many financial institutions from establishing themselves in developing markets. Today, thanks to technology and mobile phones, this is no longer the case.   So just how are and can mobile devices be of benefit to consumers in emerging markets, and where does the …
Melbourne BAS Agent Shares About Her Journey and Tips on How to Succeed in Business
Melbourne BAS Agent Shares About Her Journey and Tips on How to Succeed in Business
8/17/2016 12:38:34 AM
For a long time, Fiona Failla of AboveBAS, like many working mums, juggled the many aspects of life including family commitments, supporting her husband and children, as well as running a successful business in order to achieve work and life balance .   “I want to be an ambassador for women, to show them how to succeed in business , because we really can do it all. …
CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union Wins 1st Place Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award
CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union Wins 1st Place Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award
8/16/2016 2:57:44 PM
For the second year in a row, CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union has won first place in the Desjardins Financial Education Awards program in the youth category.   “We are honored to be recognized two consecutive years for our efforts to provide financial education to students in our communities,” said Charlotte Cash, President and CEO of CommonWealth One.  “Helping …
BMR Inaugurates Jamaica’s Largest Private Sector Wind Farm
BMR Inaugurates Jamaica’s Largest Private Sector Wind Farm
8/13/2016 11:52:18 PM
BMR Energy LLC celebrated the start of operations of its 36 megawatt wind farm in Jamaica, the country’s largest private-sector renewable energy project. With support from The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and Canada, the BMR Jamaica Wind Project will help diversify the country’s energy matrix and ease the …
Mastercard Helps Chinese Students Pay U.S. Tuitions
Mastercard Helps Chinese Students Pay U.S. Tuitions
8/12/2016 5:32:58 PM
Mastercard is offering cardholders in China the ability to use local credit and debit cards to pay U.S. tuitions and other costs through a first-of-its-kind online payment service found at www.plastiq.com/mcuni . Largely created for Chinese students studying abroad, the site addresses international payment challenges, including limited payment methods and currency exchange. …
Payments sector very conscious of FinTech disruption and ready to up its game
Payments sector very conscious of FinTech disruption and ready to up its game
8/12/2016 4:54:19 PM
Payments companies are the most concerned of all financial industry players to lose parts of their business to FinTech. To tackle this challenge, they are the most active in acquiring FinTech startups and launching their own subsidiaries, and they are investing heavily in cybersecurity and fraud protection.  The payments sector is very aware of the gaining power of FinTechs. …
Revamped SAS® Anti-Money Laundering helps banks scrutinize suspicious activity more quickly
Revamped SAS® Anti-Money Laundering helps banks scrutinize suspicious activity more quickly
8/12/2016 4:44:53 PM
Faster validation of suspicious activities. Better, more accurate alerts. Quicker click-through to critical data. The newest release of SAS® Anti-Money Laundering goes further than ever to help analysts in financial institutions comply with anti-money laundering (AML) and counterterrorist financing regulations. The updates enable users to monitor more risks within even …
Analytics skills demand propels record SAS® Certification growth
Analytics skills demand propels record SAS® Certification growth
8/12/2016 4:35:57 PM
With analytics and data science careers exploding, it’s no wonder SAS® Certified applicants have a leg up in a highly competitive job market. In fact, a massive study of 54 million employee profiles on PayScale.com recently pegged knowledge of SAS as the No. 1 career skill translating into salary bumps. To seize the opportunity, workers worldwide are pursuing SAS …
Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) Propels the Future of Next-Generation Banking in Africa
Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) Propels the Future of Next-Generation Banking in Africa
8/11/2016 9:00:00 AM
It comes as no surprise that technological innovation has successfully bridged Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) with Mobile Banking and ‘FinTech’; this is a convergence effectively assuaging concerns on the service model’s risks in its insurance and loan offering while better modernizing the financial sector in Africa and abroad for those citizenries still longing for …
“Make It, Keep It,” An Amazon Best-Selling Book is Free For One More Day (08/12/2016)
“Make It, Keep It,” An Amazon Best-Selling Book is Free For One More Day (08/12/2016)
8/11/2016 6:00:00 AM
Best Seller Publishing announces the release of Amir Baluch’s new book, “ Make It, Keep It: The New Rules of Wealth Preservation for Doctors .” It will be available for free download in the Amazon Kindle Store for one more day on August 12th.  Medicine is a tough discipline. To get where you are today, you had to put in a lot of hours, and be determined to stick with it. …
untapt Appoints Sand Hill East CEO Andy Brown To Its Advisory Board
8/9/2016 4:02:32 PM
untapt , a digital hiring platform that uses machine intelligence to match technology talent to employers in the FinTech and financial services sectors, has named Andy Brown of Sand Hill East, to its Board of Advisors .   Brown is a distinguished leader with over 30 years of experience in information and financial technology. He’s currently CEO and Co-Founder of Sand Hill …
Essex Capital Arranges $3.0 Million Recapitalization
Essex Capital Arranges $3.0 Million Recapitalization
8/9/2016 11:44:06 AM
Essex Capital Group, Inc. (“Essex”), announced today that the firm recently arranged a $3,000,000 balance sheet recapitalization for Kingcom, LLC (“Kingcom” or the “Company”), the only Verizon-exclusive Platinum Technology Distributor in the United States. The Company, based in Beaverton, Oregon, offers a nationwide footprint of the entire Verizon product …
Howard Tinker’s “Selling at the Table” - Free to Download Tomorrow (08/08/2016)
Howard Tinker’s “Selling at the Table” - Free to Download Tomorrow (08/08/2016)
8/7/2016 6:00:00 AM
Best Seller Publishing announces the release of Howard Tinker’s new book, “ Selling at the Table: Seven Steps to Transforming Your Restaurant’s Profits and Your Life! ” It will be available for free download in the Amazon Kindle Store on August 8th.  This book is the ultimate restaurant owners staff training guide, for increasing the amount diners spend each visit. It is …
Amir Baluch’s “Make It, Keep It” - Free to Download Tomorrow (08/08/2016)
Amir Baluch’s “Make It, Keep It” - Free to Download Tomorrow (08/08/2016)
8/7/2016 6:00:00 AM
Best Seller Publishing announces the release of Amir Baluch’s new book, “ Make It, Keep It: The New Rules of Wealth Preservation for Doctors .” It will be available for free download in the Amazon Kindle Store on August 8th.  Medicine is a tough discipline. To get where you are today, you had to put in a lot of hours, and be determined to stick with it. It’s the same …
Four-Year Campaign Results In Historic-Win For Tax Whistleblowers
8/5/2016 4:34:34 PM
On August 3, 2016 the U.S. Tax Court ruled that tax whistleblowers were entitled to a reward based on monies collected in criminal fines and penalties. This landmark decision reversed the position of the Department of Treasury that severely limited the “collected proceeds” upon which a whistleblower reward could be based. The decision ruled that two anonymous whistleblowers, …
Tax Court Ruling: Landmark Victory for Whistleblowers
8/4/2016 4:11:10 PM
August 4, 2016. Washington, D.C. Good news for tax whistleblowers – the Tax Court, in a landmark precedent setting ruling, made it clear that whistleblowers can receive award payments for criminal penalties and civil forfeitures – not just tax payments made under Title 26. The Tax Court opinion,  147 T.C. No. 4 – Whistleblower 21276-13W v. CIR (Aug. 3, 2016)  held that for …