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News Release Financial Advisor Joins Janney Montgomery Scott in NYC Branch Office
9/4/2014 10:50:00 AM
Janney Montgomery Scott LLC (“Janney”), a leadingfull-service wealth management, financial services and investment banking firm headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, announced that Michael Coraggio has joined Janney’s New York City Whitehall branch office as Executive Vice President/Investments. Michael joins Janney from BB&T Scott & String fellow, where he had been a …
Optimal Payments to Speak on Current Payment Issues within the European Dating Industry at iDate on September 8-9, 2014
Optimal Payments to Speak on Current Payment Issues within the European Dating Industry at iDate on September 8-9, 2014
9/4/2014 7:00:00 AM
New York, NY--Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc. announces that Optimal Payments (LSE AIM: OPAY), a global provider of online payment solutions will speak at the 11th Annual European iDate Internet Dating Conference ( ).  The event takes place on September 8-9, 2014 in Cologne, Germany at the Barcelo Cologne City Center.   Alessandro Bruno-Bossio, Head of …
USFS Now Focusing Its Efforts on Commercial Owner Financed Notes
9/3/2014 6:17:19 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: U.S. Funding Solutions, Inc. is shifting its focus from the purchase of residential owner financed notes to commercial owner financed notes. Its new commercial mortgage note buyer programs cover holders seeking to sell a note or sell a  Deed of Trust or Mortgage and note created from the sale of a commercial property. “It’s important to offer these …
Michael Gill is Releasing a New Video Discussing Political Advertising in New Hampshire
9/3/2014 6:13:58 PM
Over the last few months, Mike Gill has been documenting his allegations of corruption and organized crime in the State of New Hampshire in a series of videos.  Today he is releasing another video in this series titled “Translation”. In this video, Mike Gill continues his explanation surrounding concerns about the advertising and political platforms of several candidates …
Chase Celebrates Its Support For Small Business With $3 Million Mission Main StreetSM Grants Program
9/3/2014 6:07:35 PM
Today, Chase continues its ongoing commitment to small business with the launch of Mission Main StreetSM Grants , a program that will award 20 grants of $150,000 to small businesses nationwide. Qualifying businesses that apply for a grant will gain access to a marketing Toolkit and a $150 coupon toward one market research study with Google Consumer Surveys from Premier …
CFPB Warns Credit Card Companies Against Deceptively Marketing Promotional Offers
9/3/2014 5:40:09 PM
Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) warned credit card companies against deceptively marketing interest-rate promotions. The Bureau is concerned that some companies are luring in consumers with offers of reduced or zero interest for a specific purchase or balances transferred from another credit card, and then hitting them with surprise interest charges. In …
Late Payment Culture Hinders Growth for Global Businesses
9/3/2014 12:20:16 PM
Over half (57%) of international businesses surveyed by Basware and MasterCard admit to having actively delayed paying their suppliers in the past 12 months.  The findings underscore a late payment culture, which three out of four businesses now consider normal practice, and that is hampering in particular small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). In order to break this …
Hearst Corporation to Acquire 80% Stake in KUBRA Data Transfer Ltd.
Hearst Corporation to Acquire 80% Stake in KUBRA Data Transfer Ltd.
9/3/2014 11:57:46 AM
Hearst Corporation today announced the acquisition of an 80 percent stake in  KUBRA Data Transfer Ltd. , a leading provider of digital bill delivery and payment services with offices across North America. The investment puts Hearst in a leading position to provide services to a wide range of clients in the utility, insurance, financial services, healthcare and government …
IFC provides $60 million to BBVA Paraguay to Expand Access to Finance for Small and Medium Enterprises in Export Sector
9/3/2014 11:40:26 AM
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, will provide $60 million to  Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria Paraguay S.A., a subsidiary of Grupo BBVA, to expand access to finance for small and medium entrepreneurs in the export sector and to promote trade. IFC’s financing consists of a five-year, US$40 million loan and a US$20 million loan through the IFC Managed Co-Lending …
IDB launches virtual business community for small and medium-size Latin American companies specializing in infrastructure
9/3/2014 10:32:51 AM
Latin American and Caribbean countries are expected to invest more than $1.5 trillion in infrastructure projects over the next 10 years, opening up many opportunities for companies that provide goods and services in the sector. In order to facilitate the flow of information about these prospects, the Inter-American Development Bank ( IDB ) and the Latin Trade Group are …
Progressive Insurance Encourages Drivers to Put the Brakes on Dangerous Driving Behavior with "Drive Safe Today Day"
9/2/2014 3:55:10 PM
Like many drivers, you may have been taught that the "10 and two o’clock" position is the safest way to hold a steering wheel, but it’s time to update your in-car mantra. According to a Progressive® Insurance survey of U.S. drivers, 77 percent of respondents did not know the safest placement for their hands is actually at "nine and three." To raise awareness about the …
BofA Merrill Implements CashPro® Any2Any Solution for Global Payments’ Taiwan Branch
9/2/2014 9:52:43 AM
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Merrill) Global Transaction Services (GTS) today announced the implementation of its CashPro ®  Any2Any for Global Payments Asia-Pacific (Hong Kong) Limited, Taiwan Branch (GPAP), a leading worldwide provider of payment processing services, including 11 markets across the Asia Pacific region. In mandating BofA Merrill GTS, GPAP now has the …’s Virtual Stock Market Trading Applications selected by a Leading University’s Virtual Stock Market Trading Applications selected by a Leading University
9/2/2014 6:00:00 AM
Stock-Trak offers a variety of virtual trading applications for both the academic educational and corporate market. Stock-Trak provides university-branded virtual trading websites for larger universities with trading rooms and/or finance labs, and fully customizable applications for the banking, brokerage, and financial services industry. Stock-Trak also caters to individual …
PHILIPPINES: New Rural Development Project to Benefit 2 Million Farmers and Fisherfolk
8/30/2014 10:34:50 AM
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved a loan and grant financing package for rural infrastructure as well as small business and livelihood projects for farmers and fisherfolk in the Philippines. The assistance aims to raise rural incomes and reduce poverty in the country. Called the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) , the new US$508.25 million …
How to Avoid an Estate Planning Scam
How to Avoid an Estate Planning Scam
8/29/2014 9:44:56 PM
Constantly in the news, it seems like there is a new scam making headlines. Perhaps most familiar is Bernie Madoff and his infamous Ponzi scheme. Many people have also heard about the “grandparent scam.” In this swindle, the scammer calls posing as the victim’s grandchild, claiming to be traveling in a foreign country and in distress. The scammer convinces the victim to wire …
Bank of America to Report Third-quarter 2014 Financial Results on October 15
8/29/2014 2:31:19 PM
Bank of America Corporation today announced it will report its third-quarter 2014 financial results on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. The results are scheduled to be released at 7 a.m. ET, followed by an investor presentation at 8:30 a.m. ET. The live audio webcast, accompanying presentation and other earnings-related information will be available through the Bank of America …
Profitable Opportunities and Investor Protection Key for Attracting Private Capital for Railway Development
8/29/2014 10:45:40 AM
The long international history of attracting private capital to the railway sector may offer some valuable insights to China. A new paper published by the World Bank today has suggested five steps that China could take to attract private capital for railway development. The paper titled Private Capital for Railway Development looks at how private capital has been attracted …
Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management hires Chuck Fiedler as Head of Strategy & Business Development for its Liquid Real Assets platform
8/28/2014 10:06:31 AM
Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (DeAWM) today announced that Chuck Fiedler has joined as Head of Strategy & Business Development, a new role for its Liquid Real Assets (LRA) platform and part of its Alternatives and Real Assets (ARA) business. He will be based in Chicago and report to John Robertson, Global Head of Liquid Real Assets. In this role, Chuck will be …
A lack of financial awareness is leaving Britons in debt
8/28/2014 10:04:09 AM
Britons are taking out crippling payday loans and credit agreements because there is a general lack of understanding about other financial options that are available to them. According to Sell Pension - a lead generation company that only works with pension review experts - people are falling into horrendous debt because they are unaware of the benefits of early pension …
Business Financial Services Announces $125 Million Credit Line Extension
Business Financial Services Announces $125 Million Credit Line Extension
8/27/2014 1:12:45 PM
Business Financial Services , Inc. (BFS), a leading specialty finance company, announced a $125 million credit line with Wells Fargo Capital Finance, a part of Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC). The new credit line is an increase from the existing $82 million credit line that the company announced last year . “The demand for small business financing is stronger than ever. …