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What about the regulatory strategy for fintech regulators? WHAT ABOUT THE REGULATORY STRATEGY FOR FINTECH REGULATORS?

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Nov 11, 2019

Fintech is challenging the way traditional financial regulation is conceived. Disruption is having an impact not only on the structure and functioning of the financial system, but on the role that regulators and financial supervisors must play.

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Everything You Need to Know About Working Capital EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WORKING CAPITAL

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Nov 08, 2019

How’s your working capital doing? If you’re unfamiliar with this common calculation, you may be missing the big picture of how your company is really performing. Profits may be rolling in, but you need to understand how your cash flow and available capital, or lack thereof, could affect ...

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The Average Business Loan Interest Rate in 2019 THE AVERAGE BUSINESS LOAN INTEREST RATE IN 2019

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Nov 07, 2019

If you’re looking to get a small business loan to start or expand your company, you may be wondering about the average business loan interest rate. Unfortunately, the answer isn’t entirely clear. With so many different types of business loans available for borrowers across a broad credit...

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How to Properly Use a Credit Card to Finance Your Small Business HOW TO PROPERLY USE A CREDIT CARD TO FINANCE YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Nov 06, 2019

Financing a small business can be approached from multiple directions. It's important to understand what the market offers you and how to use those deals to their full potential because this initial stage of your company's development is crucial to its long-term success.

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Grow your Business with E-payment and E-invoicing GROW YOUR BUSINESS WITH E-PAYMENT AND E-INVOICING

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Nov 04, 2019

E-invoicing can help companies to optimize their working capital and continue running healthy business operations whereas E- payments help them to receive payments from Global clientele. Watch the video and click on the link in the description to know more.

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Should You Apply for an Unsecured Business Loan? SHOULD YOU APPLY FOR AN UNSECURED BUSINESS LOAN?

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Oct 29, 2019

Even if you’ve got the ideas and motivation to start a new business or continue growing an existing company, without the money, that idea may never be executed. You could pursue a secured loan, but if you don’t have collateral, you won’t get very far. Fortunately, there are other w...

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IoT - Revolution or Evolution in the Financial Services Industry IOT - REVOLUTION OR EVOLUTION IN THE FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY

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Oct 23, 2019

We have all heard about the "Internet of Things" (IoT) as this revolutionary new technology, which will radically change our lives. But is it really such a revolution and will it really have an impact on the Financial Services Industry? To refresh our memory, the Internet of Things (IoT) r...

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How Centralized Payment Systems Learned to Accept Decentralized Cryptocurrency HOW CENTRALIZED PAYMENT SYSTEMS LEARNED TO ACCEPT DECENTRALIZED CRYPTOCURRENCY

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Oct 23, 2019

They might not be shouting it from the rooftops, but fiat payment gateways are no longer the enemy of bitcoin. Hostilities have ceased, the bad blood has been let, and today the fiat and crypto worlds are bridged and doing business. Despite the two systems sporting opposing aims and architecture, ma...

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AI in Finance: The Predictions AI IN FINANCE: THE PREDICTIONS

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Oct 16, 2019

The term “AI” is being thrown around a lot lately, but realistically how will it change the world of finance? Firstly, “AI” is an awfully broad term, so understanding how it slots into the wider automation picture is important. AI often includes—and works alongside&mdas...

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Banking, FinTech, Big Tech: Emerging challenges for financial policymakers BANKING, FINTECH, BIG TECH: EMERGING CHALLENGES FOR FINANCIAL POLICYMAKERS

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Sep 26, 2019

FinTech (financial technology) firms, generally start-ups that offer a specifically targeted financial service, and Big Techs, globally active technology firms with a relative advantage in digital technology that may add financial services to their range of offerings, are both increasingly – t...

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How Blockchain is Reshaping the Future of Fintech Industry HOW BLOCKCHAIN IS RESHAPING THE FUTURE OF FINTECH INDUSTRY

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Sep 25, 2019

Blockchain is believed to be one of the useful technologies that can help the financial industry grow and save a lot of resources. Blockchain is known for its high level of security in storing and transmitting the data. It has open and transparent infrastructure and low cost of operations. All these...

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How Fintech Innovations Are Making Payments More Efficient HOW FINTECH INNOVATIONS ARE MAKING PAYMENTS MORE EFFICIENT

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Sep 24, 2019

By using innovation to make exchanges more efficient, secure and convenient, fintech -- or financial technology -- sits advantaeously at the intersection of two cornerstones of human enterprise. And over the past few years, there has been a marked increase in the amount of investment channelled into...

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The two big issues bank CEOs have with FinTech THE TWO BIG ISSUES BANK CEOS HAVE WITH FINTECH

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Sep 24, 2019

For all the talk about how well FinTech start-ups are doing, I hear two regular laments from bank CEOs. First, why aren’t we valued like FinTechs? and second, why aren’t FinTechs regulated like us. On the first point, it’s quite clear that FinTech start-ups are being valued on pote...

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Banks that can help reduce financial risks in a user-friendly way can compete with any Tech player BANKS THAT CAN HELP REDUCE FINANCIAL RISKS IN A USER-FRIENDLY WAY CAN COMPETE WITH ANY TECH PLAYER

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Sep 24, 2019

Banks are technology companies with a banking license! This claim and similar claims can be read more and more in articles on trends in the financial services sector and is often used as an argument that banks will soon be replaced by Fintechs and Silicon Valley tech giants. It is certainly true tha...

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THREE BIG CHALLENGES FOR BANKS IN TRADE FINANCE THREE BIG CHALLENGES FOR BANKS IN TRADE FINANCE

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Sep 23, 2019

Trade finance is a dynamic, highly innovative business with multiple opportunities linked to new technologies and environmental/social/regulatory demands. How to gain sustainability, speed and cost out in order to expand in trade finance—particularly with the small-to-medium enterprise (SME) s...

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Credit Financing: Investment vs Equity Loans CREDIT FINANCING: INVESTMENT VS EQUITY LOANS

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Sep 23, 2019

Entrepreneurship requires a strong business acumen to manage day-to-day operations and swiftly overcome any hurdles along the way. There may come a time in your business when you require cash infusion for further expansion and sustainability. There are two ways in which you can procure credit financ...

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Empowering FinTech Space With Drupal Modules & Distributions EMPOWERING FINTECH SPACE WITH DRUPAL MODULES & DISTRIBUTIONS

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Sep 22, 2019

Though big data, AI, Cloud, blockchain, and open-banking have been here since quite a long time to transform the way financial services are designed and rendered, there is still a roadblock in the way ahead - core banking infrastructure. Outdated architecture, costly licenses, specialized consultant...

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What Are The Fintech Trends That You Can’t Ignore? WHAT ARE THE FINTECH TRENDS THAT YOU CAN’T IGNORE?

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Sep 19, 2019

The fusion of technology with finance brings out the perfect recipe for the exponential growth of the economy. The Fintech industry is setting new heights of what can be achieved through technology when applied prudently. Adaption of Fintech technology is the need of the hour. The Fintech technology...

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Learn How to Get a Business Loan LEARN HOW TO GET A BUSINESS LOAN

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Sep 19, 2019

Personal loans are widely available, but if you’re trying to borrow for a small business, you’ll find that the process is more difficult. If you’re thinking of borrowing money to start or grow your business, you'll need to put in plenty of work before you even start to fill out...

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6 Business Financing Options for Immigrants 6 BUSINESS FINANCING OPTIONS FOR IMMIGRANTS

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Sep 18, 2019

Did you know that immigrants are significantly more likely to start their own business compared to those born in the United States? Despite this fact, obtaining working capital from a traditional lender can often be more difficult for immigrant business owners. Fortunately, there are other types of ...

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9 Best LLC Credit Cards 2019 9 BEST LLC CREDIT CARDS 2019

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Sep 17, 2019

The best LLC credit cards have large introductory offers worth up to $750, strong ongoing rewards of up to 5%, and low ongoing APRs. Plus, they offer additional features, such as insurance and travel perks. Some cards offer interest-free financing for up to 15 billing cycles on both purchases and ba...

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All you want to know about Commodity Funds ALL YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT COMMODITY FUNDS

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Sep 17, 2019

All about Commodity Funds: Thinking to invest in mutual fund, let us know today about commodity mutual funds. The commodity funds are those funds that have common holding in commodities. Commodity is any goods that may hold similar value of exchange and are traded on exchange. These are traded in bo...

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KK KK'S COMMODITIES AND GLOBAL MARKETS STORY

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Sep 16, 2019

KK works on the supply chain solutions team, deploying working capital options to clients across commodity markets.

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The best no foreign transaction fee credit cards of 2019 THE BEST NO FOREIGN TRANSACTION FEE CREDIT CARDS OF 2019

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Sep 16, 2019

Foreign transaction fees silently kill your credit card rewards. Depending on the card, foreign transaction fees add a 1-3% fee on top of every foreign transaction. For me, international trips can be one of the biggest expenses that I have all year. Flights, hotels, tours, restaurants, it adds up. A...

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10 Crucial Tips for Earnings Season Trading 10 CRUCIAL TIPS FOR EARNINGS SEASON TRADING

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Sep 16, 2019

An Earnings season is coming up next month. We sound like records here at Bulls on Wall Street, but we cannot stress enough how important this time of year is. Earnings season is the best time to grow your trading account, whether you are a day trader or swing trader. Here are 10 must-follow tips to...

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How Hard Is It to Get a Business Loan? HOW HARD IS IT TO GET A BUSINESS LOAN?

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Sep 16, 2019

Depending on your business and personal finances, your ability to receive a business loan will vary wildly. Fortunately, there is now a wide array of options for financing, all with different terms and requirements. Unless your business has been operating for years in relatively good health, though,...

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How Blockchain Technology Is Changing Banking And Financial Services HOW BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES

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Sep 12, 2019

Introduced back in 2008, Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrencies are in the headlines as the next-big-thing after the creation of the internet. It is being said that Blockchain will do to banks what the internet does to media. The emergence of Blockchain has dramatically changed the financial sec...

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Why would the wealthy use Equity Release? WHY WOULD THE WEALTHY USE EQUITY RELEASE?

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Sep 12, 2019

Equity Release is often seen as a last resort; a way for those short of money to solve their problems after all other options have been eliminated. But in reality, Equity Release can be a shrewd financial decision. David Forsdyke at Knight Frank Finance looks at how homeowners can benefit from Equit...

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Could asset-based finance be best route for SME funding? COULD ASSET-BASED FINANCE BE BEST ROUTE FOR SME FUNDING?

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Sep 11, 2019

Growth business are now spoilt for choice with regard to their debt funding options. Since banks pulled back from lending to SMEs in the aftermath of 2007’s Great Financial Crash (GFC), a host of other providers have emerged to cater for their debt finance needs. These range from dedicated SME...

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Top 5 Big Data Applications in Banking & Insurance TOP 5 BIG DATA APPLICATIONS IN BANKING & INSURANCE

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Sep 11, 2019

By nature, the banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI) sector have always been data-driven. However, today, institutions in the BFSI sector are increasingly striving to adopt a full-fledged data-driven approach that can only be possible with Big Data technologies. With Big Data Analytics, ...

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Growing awareness of the alternative finance market GROWING AWARENESS OF THE ALTERNATIVE FINANCE MARKET

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Sep 11, 2019

Since the financial crisis a decade ago, banks have been reducing their lending to small businesses. Despite attempts by successive governments to increase the flow of funding to the SME community, many businesses continue to struggle to secure the finance they need to grow because of gaps in the ma...

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NEGATIVE INTEREST RATES: A REASON TO INVEST IN HEDGE FUNDS? NEGATIVE INTEREST RATES: A REASON TO INVEST IN HEDGE FUNDS?

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Sep 10, 2019

Negative interest rate policy—that is, central bank arrangements that seek to inspire spending by punishing savings, not merely in real but in nominal terms—have spread in recent years among the developed economies, and are now in use in Japan, Switzerland, Sweden, and the Eurozone. Denm...

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The Role of Sales in Sales Enablement THE ROLE OF SALES IN SALES ENABLEMENT

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Sep 10, 2019

However, with a regular commute time that consumes a couple of hours each day, I have shifted my focus to podcasts and audiobooks. One of my favorite podcasts is the Inside Sales Enablement series by Scott Santucci and Brian Lambert. In their last episode, they spent time reviewing their thoughts an...

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Implementing Buyer Enablement in Your Sales Enablement Strategy (2019) IMPLEMENTING BUYER ENABLEMENT IN YOUR SALES ENABLEMENT STRATEGY (2019)

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Sep 10, 2019

The majority of the time I only had access to two TV channels, three on a good weather day, and I vividly remember when I first saw a color television. At this time, products and services were limited, and buyer choices were almost non-existent. Fast-forward to 2019. Not only do I have access to hun...

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What are the Best Business Checking Accounts? WHAT ARE THE BEST BUSINESS CHECKING ACCOUNTS?

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Sep 10, 2019

If you’re thinking of starting a business, you’re in good company. According to the Small Business Administration, there are over 30 million small businesses in the United States, with the number of proprietors growing by 2.3% in one year. Whether you’re a freelancer or small busin...

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Credit card vs debit card: playing your cards right CREDIT CARD VS DEBIT CARD: PLAYING YOUR CARDS RIGHT

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Sep 09, 2019

Debit cards are just like using cash. They take the money from your account to pay for whatever you’re buying. It’s as if you paid for something by taking money out of the cashpoint and handed it over the old-fashioned way. They’re as simple as that – a solid player on your t...

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Working Capital Loan: Definition & Eligibility Criteria WORKING CAPITAL LOAN: DEFINITION & ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

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Sep 09, 2019

Want to keep the company’s everyday financial operations under control? Opt for a working capital loan now and get financial problems solved with ease. Being a business owner, it is extremely important for you to finance the day to day company’s operations to keep things smooth and under...

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The Best and Worst Trading Times THE BEST AND WORST TRADING TIMES

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Sep 09, 2019

The question of what are the best and worst trading times comes up over and over again. If only it was as easy as “only trade from 9:30–11:00 a.m., except on Fridays…” The reality is, there’s a lot more to it than that. It’s not an exact science. I do have prefer...

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AI in Finance: can banks get smarter? AI IN FINANCE: CAN BANKS GET SMARTER?

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Sep 06, 2019

Even though ethical debates around AI are still pretty much alive, the empirical benefits of applying automation to banking processes outweigh the concerns. According to Accenture’s analysis of banks that have used AI to their workflow, an average bank can increase their profits up to 20-25%so...

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The Best Banks for Small Business Loans THE BEST BANKS FOR SMALL BUSINESS LOANS

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Sep 06, 2019

Getting funding for your small business isn’t a matter of “if”; it’s usually a matter of “when.” That’s why, even if you’re not looking to take out a loan now, it’s smart to look ahead to what’s available. Do you know the differences betwee...

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Virtual Credit Cards: Are They Right for Your Business? VIRTUAL CREDIT CARDS: ARE THEY RIGHT FOR YOUR BUSINESS?

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Sep 06, 2019

Credit cards have long been the preferred payment method for savvy business owners due to their potential rewards and enhanced security benefits. However, the recent uptick in data breaches has many business owners seeking a more secure alternative. From 2014 to 2017, the number of reported data bre...

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Seven Different Avenues to Fund Your Business SEVEN DIFFERENT AVENUES TO FUND YOUR BUSINESS

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Sep 05, 2019

What is the one thing you need to start a business? Infrastructure, land, or funds? Of course, funds. What will you do without sufficient funds? Will you be able to run a business successfully with inadequate funds? It’s a flat NO. Which door to knock when you are in dire need of funds? Well, ...

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Here’s Why You Should Go for a Short Term Business Loan HERE’S WHY YOU SHOULD GO FOR A SHORT TERM BUSINESS LOAN

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Sep 05, 2019

When you run a business, there is nothing more important than the effective allocation of capital. If you have a sound financial plan, it is simpler for a business owner to minimize operational costs and ultimately maximize growth. In case you are unable to get additional capital from a bank, you co...

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BASIC OF BUSINESS LOAN AGREEMENT: TECHNICAL LINGO AND WARNING SIGNS BASIC OF BUSINESS LOAN AGREEMENT: TECHNICAL LINGO AND WARNING SIGNS

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Sep 04, 2019

Business loans or external funding by the alternative and traditional lender is generally considered as one of the ideal ways to generate extra capital and to increase the cash flow. Whenever a borrower applies for a business loan, he or she has to scribble a signature on the business loan agreement...

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FINANCIAL FORECASTING 101 – HOW TO PLAN FOR A BUSINESS LOAN FINANCIAL FORECASTING 101 – HOW TO PLAN FOR A BUSINESS LOAN

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Sep 03, 2019

Whenever you drive for camping you ensure to pack the tent, sleeping bags, and pads, camping pillow, flashlights, and put an extra gas tank in the hood among multiple other things – You follow a camping checklist. Just as you prepare for your trip beforehand, you need to do financial preparati...

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How To Get A Corporate Credit Card HOW TO GET A CORPORATE CREDIT CARD

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Sep 03, 2019

A corporate credit card may sound like a good fit for your company, but if you’re like many business owners, you probably aren’t sure where to get started. After all, personal and small business credit cards are ubiquitous, but you’re unlikely to encounter advertisements for corpor...

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Is Chase Business Checking Right For Your Business? IS CHASE BUSINESS CHECKING RIGHT FOR YOUR BUSINESS?

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Sep 02, 2019

Chase is one of the largest business banking players in the industry, and – while everyone is aware of their credit and loan products – not everyone knows about their three offerings for business checking accounts.

What can you expect? All of the qualified Chase business c...

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What to Know About Debt Financing WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT DEBT FINANCING

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Aug 30, 2019

Building a business requires capital, and unless you have enough cash in savings to bootstrap your business, you’ll need some form of financing to grow your company and achieve your goals. Debt financing and equity financing are the two primary forms of attaining capital. If you’re consi...

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What Is a Blanket Lien? WHAT IS A BLANKET LIEN?

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Aug 28, 2019

Access to the right business funding can open doors for your company. It can help you to take advantage of growth opportunities you might have had to pass on otherwise. But before you can convince a lender to hand over the funds you’re asking to borrow, that lender needs to be sure it’s ...

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The Pros and Cons of the SBA 504 Loan THE PROS AND CONS OF THE SBA 504 LOAN

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Aug 28, 2019

SBA 504 Loans are long term, fixed rate loans, granted to small businesses who are purchasing commercial real estate or equipment. Loan amounts go up to $5.5 million, and the repayment period can be either 10 or 20 years. In order to supply these loans, the SBA partners with Certified Development Co...

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How to Find an Investor for Your Small Business HOW TO FIND AN INVESTOR FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Aug 27, 2019

Whether you’re in the very beginnings of your launch phase, or you’re an established small business that needs a little push to get to the next stage of growth, finding a trustworthy investor can be key to realizing your goals. There’s so much conflicting information out there, how...

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What are the Best Business Lines of Credit Rates? WHAT ARE THE BEST BUSINESS LINES OF CREDIT RATES?

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Aug 26, 2019

If you’re a small business owner, you know how essential it is to have enough capital to meet your company’s demand. However, financial issues are frustratingly common. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Small Business Credit Survey, nearly two-thirds of small busi...

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What to Know About Bootstrapping Finance for Your Business WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT BOOTSTRAPPING FINANCE FOR YOUR BUSINESS

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Aug 22, 2019

If you’re starting a new business, your financing options may be limited. Not having access to capital through lenders isn’t always a bad thing, though. Instead of taking out a loan or using a business credit card, you may consider bootstrapping your business. Utilizing bootstrapping fin...

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Creating Content That Improves CX: A Q&A with Lionbridge & Aprimo CREATING CONTENT THAT IMPROVES CX: A Q&A WITH LIONBRIDGE & APRIMO

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Aug 21, 2019

Today’s brands face numerous challenges. They need to create a customized, excellent experience for each and every customer worldwide. To do that, they need to create high-quality, on-target content. They need to create that content quickly, effectively, and for audiences who speak multiple la...

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Going Global 101: How Your Competition Can Be Your Best Resource GOING GLOBAL 101: HOW YOUR COMPETITION CAN BE YOUR BEST RESOURCE

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Aug 20, 2019

Lace-up your sneakers and step up to the starting line: you’re ready to reach countless customers in new markets.  You’ve secured your spot in the Global Marketplace (whether by default or design).  But before you sprint away, take a good look around you. You are not alone in t...

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Working Capital in Manufacturing: How to Thrive in Periods of Rising Costs & Explosive Growth WORKING CAPITAL IN MANUFACTURING: HOW TO THRIVE IN PERIODS OF RISING COSTS & EXPLOSIVE GROWTH

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Aug 20, 2019

A quick definition so that we’re on the same page: Working capital is your cash for day-to-day expenses. More specifically, working capital represents short-term assets available to a business for meeting their financial obligations like payroll, creditors, and suppliers. Cash flow is your abi...

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What is a Letter of Credit? WHAT IS A LETTER OF CREDIT?

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Aug 19, 2019

If you’re a successful small business, you’ll be getting paid by customers quite regularly. We know about most of the common ways to receive payment, such as credit cards, cash, and even wire transfers. One method that’s new to many business owners, however, is a letter of credit. ...

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What Are Fixed Expenses and How Do They Affect Your Business’s Finances? WHAT ARE FIXED EXPENSES AND HOW DO THEY AFFECT YOUR BUSINESS’S FINANCES?

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Aug 19, 2019

A fixed expense is a cost that stays the same over the short-term even when business activities, such as sales or transaction volume, increase. Usually, when accountants mention fixed expenses, they’re talking about them in the context of unfixed expenses, also known as “variable” ...

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Where to Look to Find Easy Business Loans WHERE TO LOOK TO FIND EASY BUSINESS LOANS

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Aug 15, 2019

Getting a small business loan is easier now than it ever has been. Even if you own a brand-new startup and don’t have great credit, there are easy-approval business loans available to get you the capital you need. Before we dig into the details about easy business loans, note that many of thes...

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The Benefits of Having a Good Business Credit Score THE BENEFITS OF HAVING A GOOD BUSINESS CREDIT SCORE

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Aug 15, 2019

As a small business owner, it’s vital to understand the importance of establishing a good credit score. This is especially crucial when starting a business, as you likely won’t have enough cash on-hand to fund all your business expenses. This includes costs like equipment, advertising, i...

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The new world of sustainable finance THE NEW WORLD OF SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

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Aug 14, 2019

Commonwealth Bank and Queensland Airports’ strategic partnership has delivered the first corporate loan directly linked to the reduction of carbon emissions at Gold Coast Airport. This innovative financing structure enables QAL to deliver both financial and environmental benefits to its shareh...

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DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER

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Aug 14, 2019

What character appears in the most films and television programs? Dracula? God? Santa Claus?  All of those make the top ten list, but none is the correct answer. Satan (or The Devil) is a character is more than 840 projects – more than any other character. If you limit the list to mortals...

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CX IN THE AGE OF PRIVACY AND TRUST, PART 3: CAN WE (RE)BUILD TRUST? CX IN THE AGE OF PRIVACY AND TRUST, PART 3: CAN WE (RE)BUILD TRUST?

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Aug 14, 2019

This is the third in a series of articles on creating, maintaining, and optimizing great customer experiences in the context of mounting concerns about privacy and increasingly strict regulations governing data processing. We address topics such as consent strategies, the role of trust, the elements...

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TEN HANDY HINTS TO UPGRADE YOUR SMALL BUSINESS LOAN APPLICATION TEN HANDY HINTS TO UPGRADE YOUR SMALL BUSINESS LOAN APPLICATION

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Aug 14, 2019

When you’re starting up a new small business, unless you have a massive amount of capital set aside - which is unlikely - you’re probably going to have to take out a small business loan. This is completely normal, and can help to smooth over any cash flow issues you might have in your st...

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What Are the Best Business Loan Terms for Your Small Business? WHAT ARE THE BEST BUSINESS LOAN TERMS FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS?

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Aug 12, 2019

It can be confusing to navigate all the available loan products being offered by banks, lenders, and online financial companies these days. The best way to know which loan is best for your business situation, however, is to know about each of them in advance.  From long-term financing to a quic...

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The Pros and Cons of Having a Business Debit Card THE PROS AND CONS OF HAVING A BUSINESS DEBIT CARD

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Aug 12, 2019

Operating on a cash-only basis can be risky when starting your own business. If you have a bank account, a small business debit card offers a convenient and simpler way to pay for everyday purchases. In addition, it can reduce the amount of cash you need to keep on hand. However, debit cards have th...

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What Are The Different Sources Of Credit Loan For SMEs? WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT SOURCES OF CREDIT LOAN FOR SMES?

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Aug 11, 2019

Small and medium-scale enterprises find it very challenging against the MNCs and other powerhouse competitors, especially when it comes to financial backing. However, there are many different financial and non-financial institutions present in the market to provide these small businesses with much-n...

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Entrepreneurs Share 7 Smart Ways They Use Business Credit Cards ENTREPRENEURS SHARE 7 SMART WAYS THEY USE BUSINESS CREDIT CARDS

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Aug 09, 2019

A business credit card can be much more than a convenient way to pay for purchases. These cards can also provide lucrative rewards, superior fraud protection, and can smooth out cash flow. According to the Federal Reserve’s 2019 Small Business Credit Survey, 52% of firms with 1 to 499 employee...

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A New Era of Lending: Blockchain Based Loans A NEW ERA OF LENDING: BLOCKCHAIN BASED LOANS

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Aug 08, 2019

Without a history of credit, it is nearly impossible to receive a loan from traditional financial institutions. Banks typically heavily weigh someone’s credit score in assessing whether to issue a loan and in calculating the potential interest rate for said loan. If someone has no credit histo...

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How to Access Working Capital Loans – And What To Do with Them HOW TO ACCESS WORKING CAPITAL LOANS – AND WHAT TO DO WITH THEM

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Aug 08, 2019

Every small business need access to a healthy level of working capital. This working capital helps businesses to expand and reach the next level of growth. Accessing this working capital is no easy task, though, and it has often been incredibly difficult for small businesses to do so. Thankfully, th...

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The Difference Between Fixed and Working Capital THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FIXED AND WORKING CAPITAL

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Aug 07, 2019

Business finance is a very broad term, but it is also a very important one. Essentially, business finance is a blanket term to describe the ways in which money is brought in and what it is used for. Business finance is crucial to every part of any business operation as proper money management can he...

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RETAIL BUSINESS LOANS 101: COSTS, TERMS & WHERE TO FIND RETAIL BUSINESS LOANS 101: COSTS, TERMS & WHERE TO FIND

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Aug 07, 2019

As a competitive and determined retail business owner, you must know that there is a lot that goes into running a successful retail store. It is a continuous and rigorous effort, and sometime one might tumble due to the financial hurdle. Whether you need a new machine for your clothing retail store ...

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How to Apply for an SBA Express Loan HOW TO APPLY FOR AN SBA EXPRESS LOAN

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Aug 07, 2019

SBA Express Loans are a fantastic resource for small businesses that need fast financing and have been turned away by traditional lenders. However, you must meet specific requirements to qualify for SBA Express Loans and complete their application process. It’s important to understand how SBA ...

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First Time Business Loans FIRST TIME BUSINESS LOANS

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Aug 07, 2019

Getting your first loan is a major milestone in the life of any business because it has the potential to breathe life into your dreams. Whether you’re looking to grow your business, buy equipment, or solve pressing cash flow issues, your business may need to borrow money to accomplish its goal...

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How to Find and Apply for SBA Loans for Veterans HOW TO FIND AND APPLY FOR SBA LOANS FOR VETERANS

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Aug 06, 2019

Our military men and women are among the bravest and most dependable people we know. It should come as no surprise then, that this demographic often finds success in the small business world. The hard work and dedication they are used to giving to their country serve them well as small business owne...

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Business Loan Requirements: Everything You Need to Know BUSINESS LOAN REQUIREMENTS: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Aug 02, 2019

Whether it’s your first business loan or you’ve been down the lending path before, there are plenty of things to consider when applying for funding. And though the lender rates and repayment terms are important, business loan requirements hold the key to your financing future.

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The Pros and Cons of an Unsecured Line of Credit THE PROS AND CONS OF AN UNSECURED LINE OF CREDIT

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Aug 01, 2019

One of the biggest challenges you may face as a business owner is maintaining an adequate cushion against fluctuations in cash flow. Changes in revenue are normal for many businesses, and in months when you have less cash available, you may need an alternative source of funds to meet your financial ...

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What to Know About Alternative Lending WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT ALTERNATIVE LENDING

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Aug 01, 2019

Getting approved for a small business loan can be difficult for business owners, especially if you’re running a relatively new startup. Alternative lending provides business owners with an easier way to get the capital they need to start, maintain or expand their business. That said, alternati...

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How Cash Flow Works To Keep The Business Afloat? HOW CASH FLOW WORKS TO KEEP THE BUSINESS AFLOAT?

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Jul 31, 2019

Cash flow is the money that is moving or flowing in and out of business in a specific period. Although many people take it to flow just one way (out of business), it flows both the ways. Cash comes in from the clients or customers who buy products or services. If clients don’t make payments at...

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Should Your Business Consider Payroll Loans? SHOULD YOUR BUSINESS CONSIDER PAYROLL LOANS?

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Jul 31, 2019

Payroll loans are short-term loans or advances that allow you to borrow a small amount of money to pay employees. If you take out a payroll loan, you’ll typically have financing in your bank account within one business day. Still, as you might expect, payroll loans can be expensive, and the pa...

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How to Get a Small Business Loan in 4 Steps HOW TO GET A SMALL BUSINESS LOAN IN 4 STEPS

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Jul 30, 2019

Finding a small business loan is a necessity during business growth, but it can be difficult to find a loan you qualify for. The four basic steps for how to get a small business loan include evaluating your loan options, determining your eligibility, finding the right lender, and applying for the ri...

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How to Find and Qualify for SBA Startup Loans HOW TO FIND AND QUALIFY FOR SBA STARTUP LOANS

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Jul 30, 2019

One of the most notable partners in the business financing space is the Small Business Administration (SBA). Their Lendermatch network has been instrumental in providing loans to various industries in amounts ranging from a few thousand dollars to millions. How can you qualify for SBA startup loans?...

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Best Mutual Fund Scheme for a Moderate Equity Investor BEST MUTUAL FUND SCHEME FOR A MODERATE EQUITY INVESTOR

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Jul 30, 2019

Everyone is interested in creating a corpus that can be utilized for fulfilling dreams or overcoming financial emergencies. Keeping this in mind, everyone aims for investing strategically that would reap them handsome benefits. Some of you might have a notion that investing in mutual fund is a risky...

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Mutual Fund Industry in India MUTUAL FUND INDUSTRY IN INDIA

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Jul 29, 2019

Mutual Fund industry plays a key role in the Indian Financial Sector. This industry has come a long way since its inception in the year 1963. The expansion of this sector has been tremendous as it has seen growth in all parameters namely – assets under management, number of schemes, funds, fun...

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Types of Working Capital Loans TYPES OF WORKING CAPITAL LOANS

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Jul 29, 2019

Sometimes companies do not have enough liquidated assets to run daily operations. These operations include rent, debt payments, and payroll. During such times, they apply for working capital loans. In the simplest terms, working capital loans can be defined as the debt the company uses for its day-t...

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Digital transformation in asset & wealth management – catering for the future investor DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN ASSET & WEALTH MANAGEMENT – CATERING FOR THE FUTURE INVESTOR

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Jul 29, 2019

When it comes to digital transformation, specifically as it relates to client interaction, the asset and wealth management industries have generally lagged behind their banking counterparts – showing slower adoption of technologies to ease and improve customer experience.

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Everything You Need to Know About Short-Term Business Loans EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SHORT-TERM BUSINESS LOANS

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Jul 29, 2019

As a small business owner, there are several reasons to consider applying for a business loan. Maybe you’re trying to get your business off the ground or take it to the next level. Or it could be that you’re trying to solve some short-term cash flow problems. If the latter is the case, y...

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What Is Working Capital and Why Does It Matter? WHAT IS WORKING CAPITAL AND WHY DOES IT MATTER?

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Jul 26, 2019

Working capital measures, a business’s operating liquidity, but it does so much more. It also can be a good indicator of a company’s efficiency and financial health, as well as how well it manages debt, payroll, and inventory. These are all factors you want to keep in mind, especially if...

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How Do Business Loans Work? HOW DO BUSINESS LOANS WORK?

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Jul 26, 2019

The right business loan can help you get the capital you need to start a new venture, expand a current business, gain access to working capital and more. But not all business loans are created equal, and understanding how each type of loan works can give you a better idea of which one is the right f...

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Investing in SIP is a Marathon not a Sprint INVESTING IN SIP IS A MARATHON NOT A SPRINT

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Jul 25, 2019

Would you send a marathon record holder to compete with Usain Bolt in the 100-meter dash? Absurd, right? He’s a runner. But it’s not the kind of race he trains for. That’s exactly what you are doing when you expect your SIP (which actually delivers best results over the long term) ...

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Is Short-Term Financing Right For Your Business? IS SHORT-TERM FINANCING RIGHT FOR YOUR BUSINESS?

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Jul 25, 2019

Short-term business financing, in the simplest sense, is any financing option that has a repayment term of one year or less, though many of today’s lenders will extend terms up to 18 months. Unlike long-term financing, which may be preferred when making major, costly upgrades or purchasing rea...

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Pros and Cons of Receiving a Business Line of Credit PROS AND CONS OF RECEIVING A BUSINESS LINE OF CREDIT

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Jul 25, 2019

When it comes to running a small business, having ample cash flow is imperative. Due to this, many business owners apply for a business line of credit. Although lines of credit can be a great financing source, it’s important to review the pros and cons of this product prior to submitting your ...

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Regular Vs Direct Mutual Funds – Which is the best? REGULAR VS DIRECT MUTUAL FUNDS – WHICH IS THE BEST?

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Jul 24, 2019

When it comes to investments, people generally tend to take cautious steps. They would prefer to make informed decisions while moving forward. There is a lot of confusion involved in choosing the right fund and checking if the investments made will bring good returns. So, let’s learn about the...

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HOW TO GET A BUSINESS LOAN HOW TO GET A BUSINESS LOAN

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Jul 24, 2019

Building up stock, refitting premises, buying vehicles... if your business is going to grow and thrive, you'll need more finance than you can generate from turnover. We can help you get it. "A big business starts small" says one lauded British entrepreneur who started his business care...

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How to Properly Protect Your Fintech Company with Insurance HOW TO PROPERLY PROTECT YOUR FINTECH COMPANY WITH INSURANCE

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Jul 23, 2019

Within the technology ecosystem, financial technology, or “fintech,” is one of the fastest-growing sectors. Easily one of the more dynamic industries right now, fintech companies are taking the world of finance by storm and aggressively modernizing an industry in which innovation has bee...

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How to Get a Business Loan with Bad Credit HOW TO GET A BUSINESS LOAN WITH BAD CREDIT

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Jul 23, 2019

As you probably already know, maintaining an above average credit score is immensely important while running a small business. This can be especially pivotal when you’re in need of additional working capital, and are considering applying for a small business loan from a lender. Unfortunately, ...

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So You’re Thinking About Seeking Venture Capital? Here’s What You Should Expect SO YOU’RE THINKING ABOUT SEEKING VENTURE CAPITAL? HERE’S WHAT YOU SHOULD EXPECT

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Jul 22, 2019

Today’s tech industry wouldn’t be the powerhouse it is without venture capital, and VCs’ influence only continues to grow. In 2018, we reached a new peak for VC funding — $130 billion across nearly 9,000 deals. The last time we came close to that level of funding was at the p...

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How to Apply for Unsecured Business Loans HOW TO APPLY FOR UNSECURED BUSINESS LOANS

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Jul 22, 2019

Getting funding for your business is a significant growth milestone. With so many options for lending, however, it can be challenging to know what choice is best. For many business owners, the unsecured route presents the least amount of risk. With no collateral to offer up, you can be assured that ...

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14 Types Of Alternative Financing For Small Businesses 14 TYPES OF ALTERNATIVE FINANCING FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Jul 22, 2019

Small business financing is notoriously difficult to procure. Most bank loans require that the applicant have stellar credit and 2+ years in business—and even then, there’s no guarantee you’ll get a loan, especially if you’re applying with a large bank. According to Biz2Credi...

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The Patriot Express Loan: What You Need to Know THE PATRIOT EXPRESS LOAN: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Jul 19, 2019

The Patriot Express Loan program launched in 2007 to help provide business loans for veterans to start or expand their businesses. While the program expired in 2013, it was extremely popular and still gets attention from veteran business owners. Getting a Patriot Express Loan is no longer an option,...

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5 Tips to Getting a Small Business Loan for Men 5 TIPS TO GETTING A SMALL BUSINESS LOAN FOR MEN

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Jul 18, 2019

If you are a small enterprise owner, then you definitely likely realize how crucial the timely monetary assist to your business is and you are constantly searching out extra money. If you do now not have wealthy pals who are can finance your commercial enterprise, then most likely, as well as maximu...

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SBA Loan Requirements: What You Should Know SBA LOAN REQUIREMENTS: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

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Jul 18, 2019

Small business loan programs are one of the ways that the U.S. Small Business Administration works to benefit American small businesses. Through their programs, borrowers can get up to 80 percent of loan principals guaranteed by the federal government. Ultimately, this means lower risk for the lende...

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SME Business Financing: A Solution To Working Capital Management SME BUSINESS FINANCING: A SOLUTION TO WORKING CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

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Jul 18, 2019

It is common for businesses to have different sources of income. What comes next is for you to establish efficient management of the sources, so that they can work wonders when running your business. While startup capital and fixed assets are typically long-term, for the day-to-day running of your b...

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The Pros and Cons of Bridge Financing THE PROS AND CONS OF BRIDGE FINANCING

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Jul 17, 2019

Finding the right bridge financing solution at the right time can save you from insolvency, help you take on more clients, or provide financial peace of mind. However, bridge financing, also known as a swing loan, is often misunderstood or misused by uneducated borrowers. To ensure you know exactly ...

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Business Loans: Your Complete Guide to Financing BUSINESS LOANS: YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO FINANCING

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Jul 17, 2019

For most companies, business loans are an essential part of doing business. Knowing how to borrow efficiently and cost-effectively can make a difference to your bottom line. And possibly even the survival of your enterprise. The various forms of business loans are financial tools. You need to know h...

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Purchase Order Financing: Is It Right for Your Business? PURCHASE ORDER FINANCING: IS IT RIGHT FOR YOUR BUSINESS?

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Jul 17, 2019

Cash flow challenges are a common issue that many different businesses have to overcome. In fact, a study by the Federal Reserve found that the top two reasons business borrow money is to either to expand or to solve immediate cash flow problems. Of course, there are a lot of different ways to borro...

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10 tips for your business budget 10 TIPS FOR YOUR BUSINESS BUDGET

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Jul 17, 2019

If you’ve got a business, you know that money is kind of important. You need money to keep the lights on and the doors open, right? So, your business budget is kind of a big deal. The only thing is that dealing with budgets and money might not be your idea of fun. It seems like a lot of work&h...

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How to Find Working Capital HOW TO FIND WORKING CAPITAL

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Jul 16, 2019

Being a small business owner is a lot like being a juggler — if that juggler is handling a dozen spinning, double-ended torches that have been lit on fire. In all seriousness, being an entrepreneur can be an exhilarating rush. Still, there are a lot of moving parts that you or your team will n...

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Stop Worrying About How To Get A Short-Term Loan STOP WORRYING ABOUT HOW TO GET A SHORT-TERM LOAN

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Jul 16, 2019

A short-term loan is a type of business capital loan that can provide your company with quick working capital. Like most other bank loans, you’ll receive a lump sum of cash upfront which is repaid to your short-term lender over a set period of time 3 to 18 months. In addition to the principal ...

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What is Invoice Financing? A Quick Guide WHAT IS INVOICE FINANCING? A QUICK GUIDE

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Jul 15, 2019

Low-interest rates and higher returns have become new norms of the lending industry. That’s why borrowers around the world have turned towards alternative sources of finance in search of faster credit solutions. Consequently, banks have become less preferable for borrowers looking for quick an...

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What Is My SBA Loan Payment? WHAT IS MY SBA LOAN PAYMENT?

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Jul 15, 2019

Getting an SBA loan can be an exciting opportunity for financing your next big business milestone. Seen as an alternative to credit unions or other online loan options, they are a business financing path available to many U.S. businesses. Whether you’ve chosen an SBA 7(a) loan, an SBA 504 loan...

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How to link debt mutual funds to your short term goals? HOW TO LINK DEBT MUTUAL FUNDS TO YOUR SHORT TERM GOALS?

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Jul 15, 2019

In this article we will talk about short term goals and how you can link mutual funds to them. We have discussed the first four goals here. For goals that are going to take less than five years, fixed income makes most sense. These can include debt mutual funds, fixed deposits, Government and privat...

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SailPoint Levels-Up their ABM Strategy with Intent Data SAILPOINT LEVELS-UP THEIR ABM STRATEGY WITH INTENT DATA

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Jul 15, 2019

The buyer’s journey has changed in a way which leaves many sales and marketing teams struggling to find insight from within what we call the Dark Funnel. However, many technology companies are starting to build solutions to address the radical new way customers engage and buy today by collecti...

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Duo Security Sets BDRs up for Success with 6sense DUO SECURITY SETS BDRS UP FOR SUCCESS WITH 6SENSE

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Jul 15, 2019

The role of a Business Development Rep can be a daunting one. Knowing where to prioritize when you have over 1,000 accounts and knowing what content to reach out to them and engage them with can be an impossible task. But if you have the right intent data that can show you where the account is in th...

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Political Connections and Insider Trading POLITICAL CONNECTIONS AND INSIDER TRADING

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Jul 12, 2019

The media, investors, and regulators often consider trading by corporate insiders to be a signal of firm value, given that insiders know their business better than do others. Although trading on material, non-public information can be illegal in the U.S., insiders may still attempt to profit from th...

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What Are the Best Government Small Business Loans? WHAT ARE THE BEST GOVERNMENT SMALL BUSINESS LOANS?

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Jul 12, 2019

Business financing comes in many forms, but for some small business owners, government small business loans offer the most benefits. These loans are backed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and issued by approved lenders, like banks and credit unions. There are several SBA loan programs ava...

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Private Debt: In a Slump? PRIVATE DEBT: IN A SLUMP?

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Jul 11, 2019

While the overall narrative of private debt has been of strong long-term growth, in Q2 2019 the asset class is undeniably in a slump. Fundraising in the first half of the year has sunk to its lowest level since 2016, new funds coming to market are generally fewer and smaller than their predecessors,...

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Best SWP plans to consider investing for monthly income BEST SWP PLANS TO CONSIDER INVESTING FOR MONTHLY INCOME

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Jul 11, 2019

Systematic Withdrawal Plan is used to cover your investment from a mutual funds scheme in a phased manner. Unlike lump-sum withdrawals, SWP permits you to withdraw money in portions. It can be observed as the opposite of SIP. In best SWP plans, you channelize your investments from a scheme to the sa...

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How to Invest in a Mutual Fund for Beginners HOW TO INVEST IN A MUTUAL FUND FOR BEGINNERS

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Jul 10, 2019

Mutual Funds have become very popular investment options for individual investors because of the benefits they provide. Among the many advantages, the most important ones that attract investors to mutual funds. In this guide on how to invest in a mutual fund for beginners, we help you learn about Mu...

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A comprehensive guide for NRI investing in Mutual FundsView Larger Image A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE FOR NRI INVESTING IN MUTUAL FUNDSVIEW LARGER IMAGE

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Jul 10, 2019

Living in abroad country doesn’t mean that a person cannot invest in mutual funds. They can easily invest in Indian mutual funds. Non-Resident Indian investors can opt for different kinds of investments including but not restricted mutual funds. They need to adhere to the FEMA ( Foreign Exchan...

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Is an SBA Franchise Loan Right for Your Business? IS AN SBA FRANCHISE LOAN RIGHT FOR YOUR BUSINESS?

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Jul 10, 2019

Currently, there are an estimated 750,000 franchise establishments operating in the United States, and this number is only expected to grow. With a proper understanding of business operations and the ability to invest in an undeserved market, the franchise industry is one that can be incredibly lucr...

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4 Benefits Directly Related to Working Capital Management 4 BENEFITS DIRECTLY RELATED TO WORKING CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

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Jul 09, 2019

Working capital management is a sum of techniques and practices applied to utilization working capital including all its functions. It also includes keeping track on the working capital or the current capital and current asset of the business. It deals with the implementation of credit by keeping th...

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Venture capital: pros and cons VENTURE CAPITAL: PROS AND CONS

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Jul 08, 2019

If you’re ambitious to scale your business, then venture capital (VC) firms are an attractive option, offering large amounts of cash, along with support, mentoring and advice to help you grow fast. However, nothing is without its price. While VC investment may be perfect for some businesses, t...

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How to Divide Founder Equity: 4 Criteria to Discuss HOW TO DIVIDE FOUNDER EQUITY: 4 CRITERIA TO DISCUSS

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Jul 08, 2019

It’s extremely rare that a startup begins with just one person. Less than 5% of all NextView portfolio companies began with a sole co-founder, as opposed to a founding team.  And while there is something special about the initial group that comes together to form a company, frequently not...

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When to Choose Between Mutual Funds vs. Stocks WHEN TO CHOOSE BETWEEN MUTUAL FUNDS VS. STOCKS

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Jul 08, 2019

UNLIKE STOCKS, mutual funds offer built-in diversification and combine buckets of money for people to invest in stocks and bonds and are often recommended by financial advisors to include in a portfolio. Actively managed mutual funds and index funds remain popular assets for investors socking away t...

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Is Value Investing Dead? IS VALUE INVESTING DEAD?

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Jul 08, 2019

There’s been a lot of chatter in recent years about the underperformance of value vs growth. This has led some people to declare that value is dead. But is it? Tadas Viskanta recently asked this question of some influential financial thinkers (and also me). Here’s a link to their answers...

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How Commodities Can Be Your Tax Friend HOW COMMODITIES CAN BE YOUR TAX FRIEND

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Jul 08, 2019

Invest in oil and gas and you can avoid passive loss rules. I was earning my Masters of Professional Accounting degree at the University of Texas during the height of the 1980’s oil and gas boom. Texas oil was doing so well that the Midland, Texas office one of the Big 8 (now it’s the Bi...

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7 proven cash flow tactics every CFO needs to know 7 PROVEN CASH FLOW TACTICS EVERY CFO NEEDS TO KNOW

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Jul 08, 2019

The CCC is your “cash conversion cycle” (or simply referred to as the “cash cycle”) and it tells you how many days it takes for your company to turn your inventory purchases into cash. The shorter the CCC, the more flexible your working capital, and that is every business own...

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How to safeguard your banking transactions HOW TO SAFEGUARD YOUR BANKING TRANSACTIONS

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Jul 08, 2019

Advanced banking technology helps us access our money at the click of a button. However, it is important to ensure such facilities are used wisely, so that we do not fall victim to fraud or misuse of our money. Here are some checks that one can put in place to prevent frauds. Online banking checks O...

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Why Sales Leaders Need to Digitally Transform Their Teams WHY SALES LEADERS NEED TO DIGITALLY TRANSFORM THEIR TEAMS

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Jul 08, 2019

Three key trends are driving the need for sales leaders to digitally transform their organizations. First, b-to-b buyers are conducting more of their purchase journey in the digital arena and demanding the same kind of frictionless and seamless customer experience they enjoy as consumers. Second, th...

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The Most Important Metric for Sales Leaders in Subscription Businesses to Track and Use to Drive Revenue Growth THE MOST IMPORTANT METRIC FOR SALES LEADERS IN SUBSCRIPTION BUSINESSES TO TRACK AND USE TO DRIVE REVENUE GROWTH

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Jul 08, 2019

Subscription businesses that charge customers monthly for using their offerings are expanding rapidly in response to consumers’ and b-to-b buyers’ desire to try a product and walk away easily if they’re not achieving the expected value. However, the subscription-based business mode...

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How to invest in shares market HOW TO INVEST IN SHARES MARKET

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Jul 08, 2019

The lure of creating big money in short time has always attracted people into investing money in stock markets. However, there is no sure-shot formula for success in stock markets. It requires a lot of patience, discipline and knowledge of market. Before you actually start investing and trading in s...

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Six things you should do to protect your finances today SIX THINGS YOU SHOULD DO TO PROTECT YOUR FINANCES TODAY

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Jul 08, 2019

We live in uncertain times and right now, that uncertainty seems to be on the rise. After a decade of growth, the threat of recession is looming. This makes now a good time to take a good look at your finances to see how well you are prepared for an economic slowdown. Here are six things you must do...

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5 Great Stocks to Buy in July 5 GREAT STOCKS TO BUY IN JULY

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Jul 07, 2019

July's fireworks don't have to end just because the U.S. Independence Day celebrations on the Fourth of July are over. You can put your money to work by investing in stocks that hold the potential to light up your portfolio over the long run. But which stocks should you buy? My view is that ...

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The future regulation of cryptocurrency THE FUTURE REGULATION OF CRYPTOCURRENCY

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Jul 07, 2019

Facebook’s announcement that it will launch its own brand of cryptocurrency, the Libra, has put the cat among the pigeons. It promises to shake up the crypto-world and drag it into the financial mainstream. There are many views on how this innovation will play out. Some see a welcome escape fr...

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5 Ways to Better Manage Your Company’s Working Capital and Cash Flow 5 WAYS TO BETTER MANAGE YOUR COMPANY’S WORKING CAPITAL AND CASH FLOW

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Jul 04, 2019

There is no doubt that customers are extremely important to any business, they are your income and help to establish the reputation that drives more customers to you. But, it’s essential not to overlook the monetary side of your business, it really does make the world go around. After all, wit...

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A Glance At Latest Updates For 5 Diversified Stocks- BCB, TLG, ARS, PNW And DXN A GLANCE AT LATEST UPDATES FOR 5 DIVERSIFIED STOCKS- BCB, TLG, ARS, PNW AND DXN

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Jul 04, 2019

Vigilance and self-awareness on the performance of stocks is perhaps the most effective catalyst that drives one on the path to become a successful investor/trader. Potential shortfalls, sudden surges, certain market anomalies, adverse economic and environmental impacts are all equally important to ...

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Learn to Read Crypto and Blockchain Data With Our Simple Guide LEARN TO READ CRYPTO AND BLOCKCHAIN DATA WITH OUR SIMPLE GUIDE

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Jul 04, 2019

At CoinMarketCap, we have made it a mission to clearly communicate blockchain and crypto concepts in conjunction with providing data in abundance. Education is one way we empower individuals to make informed decisions, in addition to providing them with an array of tools to do so effectively. CoinMa...

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Are Digital Wallets The Future Of Payments? ARE DIGITAL WALLETS THE FUTURE OF PAYMENTS?

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Jul 04, 2019

In 2018, the average U.S. adult spent more than six hours each day on a mobile device. This lengthy and near-ubiquitous daily use of mobile devices has seen more and more people learning about and using digital wallets to make everyday purchases. It’s estimated that by 2020 almost 1 in every 2...

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Placing customer experience at the heart of innovation: the rise of the instant bank account PLACING CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE AT THE HEART OF INNOVATION: THE RISE OF THE INSTANT BANK ACCOUNT

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Jul 04, 2019

The majority of traditional and challenger banks in the UK are currently lagging behind customer demand for an instant account set up, and risk missing an opportunity to attract new customers and retain existing ones. Recent research (2019) conducted by Censuswide of 2,000 UK banking customers shows...

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How to find great collaboration between fintech and banks HOW TO FIND GREAT COLLABORATION BETWEEN FINTECH AND BANKS

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Jul 04, 2019

In April, I had the pleasure to participate in a challenger session with Julian Sawyer (COO at Starling Bank) and Noemi Papp (Head of Digital & Retail, at EBF) at 6th Nextgen Payments Forum in Cyprus. The panel was in the hands of an excellent moderator Peter Oakes. The title of this challenger ...

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Investing: Where Should You Start? INVESTING: WHERE SHOULD YOU START?

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Jul 04, 2019

According to @investopedia in the last 100 years, the U.S. stock market has returned on average 10.2% per year. So if you invested $1 in 1919, today you would have $17,820!  We all know how important investing for our financial future is, but a lot of people are still confused on where to start...

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US Stocks on Track for 3rd Record High US STOCKS ON TRACK FOR 3RD RECORD HIGH

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Jul 03, 2019

U.S. stocks moved broadly higher on a holiday-shortened day as investors put the market on track for its third straight record high close of the week. The rally follows a slight easing of trade tensions between the U.S. and China. Both nations have agreed to refrain from new tariffs while they open ...

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3 Stocks On Investors’ Radar For Short Selling 3 STOCKS ON INVESTORS’ RADAR FOR SHORT SELLING

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Jul 03, 2019

Short selling is a trading strategy opted by traders, investors and portfolio managers. Traders use this strategy for speculation purposes. Additionally, investors and portfolio managers use short selling as a tool for hedging. The short selling is comprised of a position, which is opened by borrowi...

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Recent Updates On Three Diversified Stocks- TRA, MIN And MCY RECENT UPDATES ON THREE DIVERSIFIED STOCKS- TRA, MIN AND MCY

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Jul 03, 2019

Diversification, in general, is a strategy of managing risks by allocating investments in various asset classes within a portfolio. The varied assets could be shares, bonds, debentures, commodities, real estate, etc. Thus, it helps in reducing the instability of the portfolio over a period of time. ...

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Importance of Working Capital Management IMPORTANCE OF WORKING CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

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Jul 03, 2019

The accounting strategy of the management which is designed to monitor and utilize the components of the working capital properly is known as the working capital management. The management of working capital is essential for the proper and smooth working of any business. Working capital management i...

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What is a Working Capital Loan WHAT IS A WORKING CAPITAL LOAN

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Jul 02, 2019

A working capital loan is a loan that has the purpose of financing the everyday operations of a company. Working capital loans are typically not used to finance long-term assets; instead they are used to cover accounts payable, wages, etc. Companies that have high seasonality or cyclical sales cycle...

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4 Penny Stocks Investors Are Making Money With Today 4 PENNY STOCKS INVESTORS ARE MAKING MONEY WITH TODAY

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Jul 02, 2019

Penny stocks have been on fire as of late, bringing investors large returns. When trading penny stocks, traders should keep an eye on how much attention a stock is getting. You can set up screeners to find them, but we found some for you. Here are some penny stocks to watch before your well-deserved...

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5 Tech Stocks With Bells and Whistles – APT, APX, WTC, ALU, NEA 5 TECH STOCKS WITH BELLS AND WHISTLES – APT, APX, WTC, ALU, NEA

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Jul 02, 2019

The technology sector in Australia is seeing rapid growth with the introduction of new technologies and entry of new app developers in the space. According to the media reports, the country has become a target for investments with the adoption of cloud computing services for digital transformation a...

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8 Key Financial Ratios to Know if a Business is Healthy or Not 8 KEY FINANCIAL RATIOS TO KNOW IF A BUSINESS IS HEALTHY OR NOT

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Jul 02, 2019

Does your toolkit include these key financial ratios to become a sophisticated business owner? Whether you’re investing in a business, the owner of one, or thinking about starting one, my Rich Dad’s wise words remain true: “The numbers tell the story.” In school, your report ...

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How Will Blockchain Change the Future of Finance and Accounting? HOW WILL BLOCKCHAIN CHANGE THE FUTURE OF FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING?

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Jul 02, 2019

Although still in its junior years, if blockchain reaches its full potential it could completely reshape the way we operate in accounting and finance. Blockchain is little understood by businesses and surrounded by a lot of buzz. Recent research carried out by business app discovery specialists GetA...

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Best Working Capital Loans in 2019 BEST WORKING CAPITAL LOANS IN 2019

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Jul 02, 2019

As the old saying goes, “You have to spend money to make money”. That means you need to have working capital on hand to pay the operating costs of your business so it can keep generating revenue. Working capital pays for operational costs. Examples are such as rent, employee payroll, and...

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Facebook and Libra: the new global currency? FACEBOOK AND LIBRA: THE NEW GLOBAL CURRENCY?

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Jul 01, 2019

Since Facebook announced to launch a new digital currency, the Libra, a complete media craze arose. The one blogger stumbled as it were over the other. And while the one group sings hosanna over this initiative (a salvation for the bankless), warning signals come especially from the supervisors and ...

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4 Non-Tech Steps to Digital Transformation Success in Banking 4 NON-TECH STEPS TO DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION SUCCESS IN BANKING

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Jul 01, 2019

Banks and credit unions of all sizes have been investing heavily in ambitious digital transformation programs in recent years. The results, however, have been decidedly mixed. For financial institutions that get stuck with the old ways of working, it’s easy to blame the technology, the complex...

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The Future of Payments in Europe THE FUTURE OF PAYMENTS IN EUROPE

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Jul 01, 2019

With increasing regulations forcing banks to open up, bigtech and fintechs entering the financial arena and rising customer expectations, there is increasing pressure amongst banks to innovate and provide seamless customer service to ensure that they retain the primary relationship with the customer...

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CBA Mobile App Australia’s Best Three Years In A Row: Forrester CBA MOBILE APP AUSTRALIA’S BEST THREE YEARS IN A ROW: FORRESTER

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Jul 01, 2019

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has the best mobile banking app, according to Forrester, which reviews the apps of major Australian banks annually. Westpac won the award in 2016 but CBA has dominated since, taking the last three Forrester gongs. The research firm said the CBA’s app stood ou...

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Here’s How Big Data Is Shaping the Financial Market of Tomorrow HERE’S HOW BIG DATA IS SHAPING THE FINANCIAL MARKET OF TOMORROW

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Jun 30, 2019

Artificial intelligence, big data, and all the related surrounding technologies have played a major role in shaping many of today’s global markets. And it looks like we’re only seeing the tip of the iceberg here, as there have been various recent developments in fields like finances, ind...

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UK crypto scene set for boost as London firm poised for FCA approval UK CRYPTO SCENE SET FOR BOOST AS LONDON FIRM POISED FOR FCA APPROVAL

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Jun 30, 2019

UK cryptocurrency firm is expected to receive approval from the Financial Conduct Authority on Monday to become a large-scale asset manager, in a move that could accelerate London’s ambitions to become a global hub for the digital currency scene. Prime Factor Capital, co-founded in 2017 by Nic...

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Transforming Customer Engagement Experience with Conversational Banking TRANSFORMING CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT EXPERIENCE WITH CONVERSATIONAL BANKING

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Jun 29, 2019

The acceleration of consumers using mobile devices represents how quickly society has adopted these technologies and the stress they are putting on traditional business models.  This is represented by the mass amounts of personal information being shared across social media platforms as well as...

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Top 4 tips for maximizing ROI in bank and fintech collaborations TOP 4 TIPS FOR MAXIMIZING ROI IN BANK AND FINTECH COLLABORATIONS

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Jun 27, 2019

First, we'll cut to the chase. Here are my top four tips on maximizing fintech collaborations. 1. Build a company culture and choose partnerships where the involved parties (banks and fin techs) value each other, and are eager to work through any differences to impact beneficial change. 2. Ensur...

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Employee Benefits That Cause Financial Stress EMPLOYEE BENEFITS THAT CAUSE FINANCIAL STRESS

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Jun 27, 2019

You might be hearing some buzz in the media about which employee benefits are the best. And when it comes to financial wellness there is way too much stress and confusion. Here is the problem Most American workers are struggling to get by. At the same time we are seeing too many fake or inadequate b...

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Why a Platform Business Model is key to accelerating Top Line Growth at Financial Services WHY A PLATFORM BUSINESS MODEL IS KEY TO ACCELERATING TOP LINE GROWTH AT FINANCIAL SERVICES

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Jun 26, 2019

The titans of the banking industry need to set aggressive aspirational goals and execute upon strategic platform building capabilities to grow top line revenues take their business beyond their core capabilities and compete with digital native platform companies that are moving into the banking doma...

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M-Commerce and Biometric Security M-COMMERCE AND BIOMETRIC SECURITY

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Jun 26, 2019

Today, countless consumers use their smartphones to conduct transactions whether it be mobile shopping or mobile banking. To provide a secure and convenient m commerce user experience many organisations have implemented biometric technologies. They have done this by utilising the biometric capabilit...

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How Open Bankruptcies Affect Your Ability to Qualify for a Loan HOW OPEN BANKRUPTCIES AFFECT YOUR ABILITY TO QUALIFY FOR A LOAN

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Jun 26, 2019

As a small business owner, access to credit can be critical. Whether you need capital to take advantage of a unique growth opportunity or bridge gaps in cash flow, you’ll need to prove that you have a strong history of repaying debt to convince most lenders to give you a loan. Unfortunately, a...

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How to Optimize Your Conversion Funnel, from ToFu to BoFu HOW TO OPTIMIZE YOUR CONVERSION FUNNEL, FROM TOFU TO BOFU

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Jun 26, 2019

No matter who your customer is or what you’re selling, it’s more likely than not that your customer will have to go through several steps before choosing to buy your product or service. Think about your own shopping habits: you don’t just buy the first thing you see. The first thin...

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Could the Breadcrumb Technique Help Boost Your Landing Page Conversions? COULD THE BREADCRUMB TECHNIQUE HELP BOOST YOUR LANDING PAGE CONVERSIONS?

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Jun 26, 2019

We’ve all heard the term “less is more”. And we’ve been told this applies for landing pages too. I.e. your forms should be short and only ask for only the bare minimum of required information if you want to convert. As an example, one of the main questions someone typically h...

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Alternative lenders are giving banks a run for their money ALTERNATIVE LENDERS ARE GIVING BANKS A RUN FOR THEIR MONEY

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Jun 25, 2019

Alternative lending companies are differentiating their offerings by building ancillary services like payments and conversions into their platforms in turn empowering them to compete in niche markets where banks are too often lacking. As eMerchants opt for innovative lending technology platforms to ...

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How to Improve Your Vendor Payments Process HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR VENDOR PAYMENTS PROCESS

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Jun 24, 2019

If you are running a business or the finances of a business chances are you have a process in place for sending payments to vendors for supplies services etc. This is part of every business accounts payable workflow or accounts payable process. Its also one of the final steps in the purchase to pay ...

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21 Ways to Triple Your B2B E-Commerce Conversions 21 WAYS TO TRIPLE YOUR B2B E-COMMERCE CONVERSIONS

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Jun 24, 2019

It takes thoughtful work to scale an e-commerce store. I’m sure you’ve had a few growing pains of your own getting to the point where you are today. However, you’re reading this because you may not be content with where your conversions are at this precise moment. You may not even know if your conve...

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Easy Language Learning by Vera F. Birkenbihl – The Decoding Method EASY LANGUAGE LEARNING BY VERA F. BIRKENBIHL – THE DECODING METHOD

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Jun 24, 2019

Forget about cramming vocabulary: the best way to learn a language is by using decoding exercises. Translate a German sentence word-by-word into your native language – thus you will learn the word’s meaning as well as the language’s grammar. Decoding means to “decipher”...

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20% of Americans Grapple With This Financial Obstacle 20% OF AMERICANS GRAPPLE WITH THIS FINANCIAL OBSTACLE

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Jun 23, 2019

Many working Americans struggle to manage their money on an ongoing basis especially when unplanned bills pop up out of the blue. But most U.S. employees have the benefit of knowing how much money they will be collecting in their paychecks on a regular basis. For 20% of Americans however that figure...

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27-year-old Search Marketing CEO Lands 13-stop U.S. Speaking Tour 27-YEAR-OLD SEARCH MARKETING CEO LANDS 13-STOP U.S. SPEAKING TOUR

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Jun 23, 2019

Digital Summit, the largest conference series in the digital marketing industry, has invited Mehrguth to share his unique presentation, 5 Data-Validated Tactics to Increase the Experienced Marketer’s Qualified Lead Volume (…and 3 Tactics Guaranteed to Fail) with their audiences across t...

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Showcasing Finance Innovation at OneStream SHOWCASING FINANCE INNOVATION AT ONESTREAM

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Jun 20, 2019

Innovation has been at the heart of OneStreams DNA since the companys early days of R&D.  Having designed and developed some of the most successful Hyperion CPM products OneStreams founders had a great deal of domain knowledge and first hand insights into what worked and what did not work s...

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Fintech: What they are and how your personal finances can help FINTECH: WHAT THEY ARE AND HOW YOUR PERSONAL FINANCES CAN HELP

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Jun 20, 2019

The arrival and massification of the Internet, the advance of technology added to the inefficiency and the high costs of banking as well as the bankruptcy of some banks like Lehman Brothers, has brought the emergence of a new financial industry called Fintech or Fintek, which applies the technology ...

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TRANSFORMING FINANCE THROUGH AUTOMATION, TRANSPARENCY & RESPONSIVENESS TRANSFORMING FINANCE THROUGH AUTOMATION, TRANSPARENCY & RESPONSIVENESS

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Jun 19, 2019

The pressure for digital transformation in the accounting and finance industry rages on and seems set to escalate further year after year. To keep professionals up to speed on the latest best practices and technology paradigms BlackLine a leading financial controls and automation software provider o...

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How to Win the War on Talent in the Financial Services and Banking Industry HOW TO WIN THE WAR ON TALENT IN THE FINANCIAL SERVICES AND BANKING INDUSTRY

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Jun 18, 2019

A recent study reports that turnover in the financial services and banking industry is higher than its been in a decade. To add fuel to the fire, this report also shows that more than two-thirds of employees leaving their jobs do so voluntarily. Add this to the fact, that the competition to identify...

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HOW FINANCIAL FIRMS CONTROL COMPLIANCE COSTS HOW FINANCIAL FIRMS CONTROL COMPLIANCE COSTS

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Jun 18, 2019

Financial services firms face some of the worlds toughest regulatory pressures. And yet, most compliance programs have not scaled with the needs of the business or evolving regulations. Firms are saddled with legacy cyber resilience solutions, cumbersome workflows and limited insights into data. All...

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Cannabis Businesses Continue to Struggle with Banking Issues CANNABIS BUSINESSES CONTINUE TO STRUGGLE WITH BANKING ISSUES

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Jun 18, 2019

Even in states where it is legal the possession, distribution or sale of marijuana remains illegal under federal law which means any contact with money that can be traced back to state marijuana operations could be considered money laundering and expose a bank to significant legal operational and re...

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Insurance tech: should legacy applications stand in the way of innovation? INSURANCE TECH: SHOULD LEGACY APPLICATIONS STAND IN THE WAY OF INNOVATION?

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Jun 17, 2019

The insurance industry is ripe with innovation. Tempted by the fruits of technological change, insurers seek greater opportunities for data collection, smart, adaptive policies and fraud detection that can lead to better risk identification and mitigation measures. For traditional players, existing ...

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17 Reasons Why You Need To Be a Prepaid Cardholder 17 REASONS WHY YOU NEED TO BE A PREPAID CARDHOLDER

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Jun 14, 2019

The Canadian open-loop prepaid market has grown 27 percent over the last three years, according to the Canadian Prepaid Providers Organization’s (CPPO) most recent annual study.  The reason? Prepaid cards make dealing with your finances a breeze. There are a wealth of benefits to being a ...

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Tips for fintech and bank collaboration success TIPS FOR FINTECH AND BANK COLLABORATION SUCCESS

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Jun 14, 2019

A recent article in Raconteur's "Future of Banking" supplement in The Sunday Times (U.K.) posed the following question: "Can banks and fintechs ever work together?" The short answer is of course yes, they can – but with a number of essential caveats that need to be cons...

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Five Predictions For The Future Of Blockchain And Cryptocurrency FIVE PREDICTIONS FOR THE FUTURE OF BLOCKCHAIN AND CRYPTOCURRENCY

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Jun 13, 2019

2017 was supposed to be the year that blockchain and cryptocurrency took over the world. Investors poured $6.2 billion into 875 crypto startups.  Bitcoin (a currency my company is invested in) boomed and new coins took the stage. Then, the market crashed — but blockchain didn’t cras...

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Why Open Banking will become a transformational force in the corporate banking market WHY OPEN BANKING WILL BECOME A TRANSFORMATIONAL FORCE IN THE CORPORATE BANKING MARKET

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Jun 13, 2019

In my day job as Head of Open Banking, my responsibilities include not only delivering on PSD2 compliance but also seeking out opportunities for innovation in corporate banking products. This means I encourage my team to engage with our sales people and to meet with the corporates to find out what t...

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Assessing the Financial Cost of Poor Data in Banking ASSESSING THE FINANCIAL COST OF POOR DATA IN BANKING

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Jun 13, 2019

The cost of dirty data - data that is inaccurate, incomplete or inconsistent - is enormous. Earlier this year, Gartner reported that, on average, poor quality data cost an organisation $15 million in 2017. These findings were reinforced by MIT Sloan Management Review, which reported that dirty data ...

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How to fix the finance and procurement relationship HOW TO FIX THE FINANCE AND PROCUREMENT RELATIONSHIP

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Jun 12, 2019

Procurement and finance teams have a lot in common. In fact, procurement can trace its origins in finance. However, as the process for buying goods and services has matured, the relationship between these two functions can often become strained, and this is something with the potential to affect bus...

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Fixing Our Crumbling Financial System FIXING OUR CRUMBLING FINANCIAL SYSTEM

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Jun 12, 2019

A decade ago, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) mooted the idea of new differentiated banking licences to ensure financial inclusion. The idea was junked as policy makers decided against tinkering with the 70s commercial banking model. Today, differentiated banks such as payments banks and small finan...

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ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS FOR A SMARTER, FASTER FINANCIAL CLOSE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS FOR A SMARTER, FASTER FINANCIAL CLOSE

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Jun 12, 2019

Whether it’s month-end, quarter-end, or year-end, Finance and Accounting have one universal goal: to provide a timely, flawless accounting close. If your accounting department is like most, you face tight deadlines, which often promote higher stress levels and very unmotivated accountants. The...

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The Advance of Blockchain into the Banking Industry THE ADVANCE OF BLOCKCHAIN INTO THE BANKING INDUSTRY

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Jun 12, 2019

Blockchain is now all around us, and it’s taken up a major presence in many areas of our lives. This is only going to become more and more true in the future, making it important to stay in touch with this technology for those who want to make the most of their finances in the future. That&rsq...

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The Forces Driving Change in Banking and Financial Services THE FORCES DRIVING CHANGE IN BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES

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Jun 12, 2019

The banking and financial service industry is a vital part of our economy and society as a whole. It contributes an estimated $3 trillion to our annual GDP, and it employs more than 6 million people. The industry also enables the U.S. to remain competitive on a global stage. But, like many industrie...

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HOW INSIGHTS DRIVE DATA-DRIVEN ACCOUNTING HOW INSIGHTS DRIVE DATA-DRIVEN ACCOUNTING

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Jun 11, 2019

Businesses use data generated and verified by accounting to know how they are performing, to manage operations, and to make key business decisions. This is the primary reason Accounting exists in the first place. And with the accelerating pace of business today, accurate, up-to-date data is more ess...

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How to Buy a Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet With Bitcoin Cash HOW TO BUY A CRYPTOCURRENCY HARDWARE WALLET WITH BITCOIN CASH

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Jun 11, 2019

The Bitcoin.com Store’s hardware section offers a variety of deals on physical digital asset storage devices such as the popular Ledger Nano S and Keepkey. Right now you can get one Ledger Nano S or a Keepkey for just $57.50, a pair from the same manufacturer for just $108 and a pack of five L...

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Key factors to consider when selecting a Digital Banking Vendor KEY FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN SELECTING A DIGITAL BANKING VENDOR

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Jun 11, 2019

Over the past few years, the banking customer journey has been re-engineered courtesy of the rapidly advancing technology landscape. With this, banking incumbents have had several dimensions of change running in parallel. Customers today have been accustomed to increasingly digital experiences acros...

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Could This Finally Make Warren Buffett a Cryptocurrency Fan? COULD THIS FINALLY MAKE WARREN BUFFETT A CRYPTOCURRENCY FAN?

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Jun 11, 2019

Every year since 2000, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) chairman and CEO Warren Buffett has auctioned a lunch with himself for one winner and up to seven friends, with all proceeds going to charity. At the conclusion of this year's auction, we learned that the coveted power lunch was...

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Ways to Hedge your Cryptocurrency Risk Exposure WAYS TO HEDGE YOUR CRYPTOCURRENCY RISK EXPOSURE

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Jun 10, 2019

Whether you’re a speculator, investor or gambler, it’s crucial that you minimize your risk exposure. While prices of Bitcoin may be on the rise, the volatile market has many investors worried. What appears to be a savvy investment now, could be worthless in just a matter of days. To redu...

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BANK OF THE FUTURE: DIGITAL OR BRICK AND MORTAR? BANK OF THE FUTURE: DIGITAL OR BRICK AND MORTAR?

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Jun 10, 2019

News of bank-branch closures hits the headlines on a regular basis, affecting people living everywhere from Pittsburgh to Preston to Potsdam. The United States lost almost 2,000 branches a year from 2016 to 2018. European bank branches dropped 21 percent in the decade to 2018. In the United Kingdom,...

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How banking apps are winning back the British public HOW BANKING APPS ARE WINNING BACK THE BRITISH PUBLIC

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Jun 10, 2019

After several huge banks had to be bailed out with billions of pounds in taxpayers money these wounds still run deep and a survey in 2018 found 66% of adults do not think that banks operate with society best interests in mind. And 72% felt that the banks should have faced heftier fines at the time f...

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Ways to restore confidence in shadow banking WAYS TO RESTORE CONFIDENCE IN SHADOW BANKING

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Jun 09, 2019

Another shadow bank in India has missed a bond payment. That’s a reminder to the new government that a mega-bailout of the country’s distressed financial industry is now unavoidable. Ever since the collapse of infrastructure financier-operator IL&FS Group in September, an event I ter...

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Impact investing can unlock the potential of blockchain in Africa IMPACT INVESTING CAN UNLOCK THE POTENTIAL OF BLOCKCHAIN IN AFRICA

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Jun 07, 2019

The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) recently published research which revealed that global impact assets under management topped $502 billion in 2018. It is further proof, if we needed any, of the exponential growth of impact investing in recent years, with new entrants both small and large c...

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10 reasons why automation is good for financial service providers 10 REASONS WHY AUTOMATION IS GOOD FOR FINANCIAL SERVICE PROVIDERS

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Jun 07, 2019

The topic of automation is top of the minds of many businesses across the UK. In fact, Experian research shows 2 in 5 businesses plan to automate many of their current processes this year, specifically investing in advanced analytics, such as AI, to make this happen. However, this doesn’t come...

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FIVE TECH TRENDS TO SET BANKS APART IN THE POST-DIGITAL ERA FIVE TECH TRENDS TO SET BANKS APART IN THE POST-DIGITAL ERA

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Jun 05, 2019

The challenge for banks is that the uncommon is becoming common at an accelerated pace. Whether it is a mortgage on your phone or a cardless ATM withdrawal, the differentiation doesn’t last long these days, and the pack catches up with the innovators very quickly. This year’s Banking Tec...

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6 Blockchain Startups Taking on the Freelancer Economy 6 BLOCKCHAIN STARTUPS TAKING ON THE FREELANCER ECONOMY

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Jun 04, 2019

Freelancing is an excellent starting point for the discussion about the impact of technology on the evolution of a highly active and entrepreneurial microcosm within the grand professional workforce. A decade ago, freelancing was seen as somewhat of an island of misfit toys – people who were o...

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Six ways bank can use digital innovation to transform corporate banking SIX WAYS BANK CAN USE DIGITAL INNOVATION TO TRANSFORM CORPORATE BANKING

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Jun 04, 2019

Banks have always been keen to embrace new technologies. They have to contend with extremely high volumes, zero tolerance for errors and instantaneous processing requirements, while at the same time pushing back against new entrants like digital-only challenger banks, FinTech start-ups and even BigT...

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View from the Top: CRE Risk in the Banking System VIEW FROM THE TOP: CRE RISK IN THE BANKING SYSTEM

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Jun 04, 2019

Whether we are merely late in the game or already in extra innings this economic cycle will necessarily end. When it does the industry needs to make sure that CRE does not get rained out completely. Most of CRE transactions comes down to the flow of debt financing as the vital liquidity that keeps t...

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The impact of the GDPR on digital banking THE IMPACT OF THE GDPR ON DIGITAL BANKING

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Jun 03, 2019

It's now just over a year since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect across the European Union, bringing with it panic, misinformation and scores of emails asking us to consent to stay on mailing lists we'd forgotten we'd signed up to. Despite the Information Co...

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Filling your digital wallet: Using cryptocurrency to benefit your business FILLING YOUR DIGITAL WALLET: USING CRYPTOCURRENCY TO BENEFIT YOUR BUSINESS

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Jun 02, 2019

There’s no getting around it, cryptocurrency is changing the face of business as we know it. From the perspective of any business that’s been going for some time, it could appear to be a passing thing, but with the rise of bitcoin and the technology being developed to accommodate this, i...

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Why Ripple’s XRP Is The Major Crypto To Watch In June WHY RIPPLE’S XRP IS THE MAJOR CRYPTO TO WATCH IN JUNE

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Jun 02, 2019

The month of May has been an eventful one for the XRP cryptocurrency. XRP is among digital currencies that are viewed to be the next big thing based on the solutions it offers to the banking sector. Despite experiencing a correction in May, XRP is expected to soar in June. With the recent correction...

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Cryptocurrency Trading Platform Regulation Proposals CRYPTOCURRENCY TRADING PLATFORM REGULATION PROPOSALS

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May 31, 2019

The regulatory perimeter regarding crypto-assets continues to expand.  The latest move comes from the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) which released for comment on 28 May 2019 suggested regulatory oversight standards to govern crypto-asset trading platforms (the &ld...

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Blockchain-as-a-Service: the accelerator for blockchain adoption BLOCKCHAIN-AS-A-SERVICE: THE ACCELERATOR FOR BLOCKCHAIN ADOPTION

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May 31, 2019

Blockchain technology has attracted growing interest from various businesses from large corporates to SMEs. But a large scale adoption by corporates and others has long time been hindered by the lack of options. But that is changing. When interacting with the blockchain they have now two options. Th...

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Banking: three must-haves for CRM BANKING: THREE MUST-HAVES FOR CRM

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May 30, 2019

Just as retail has shifted from physical high street stores to omni channel experiences, so too has banking. As customers adopt payment apps, phone based finance aggregator tools and other fintech services banks no longer have exclusive claims on the customer relationship and nor will they enjoy the...

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How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday HOW MAJOR US STOCK INDEXES FARED WEDNESDAY

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May 29, 2019

Stocks slid again on Wall Street Wednesday, putting the market closer to its first monthly loss of the year. Traders fled health care, technology and other high-risk stocks in favor of the safety of bonds. The broad sell-off reflects growing anxiety among investors that the trade war between the U.S...

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3 Major Cryptocurrencies Gearing Up for Shocking Rallies 3 MAJOR CRYPTOCURRENCIES GEARING UP FOR SHOCKING RALLIES

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May 29, 2019

With bitcoin creeping within inches of $9,000 on Bitfinex a few days ago, it seems that all eyes are on the king of cryptocurrencies. While the digital coin looks bullish, we believe that it has topped off for now. Thus, it will serve you better to look elsewhere, specifically at ethereum, ripple (X...

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HDB Financial: Is HDFC Bank’s ‘Mini-Me’ On The Fast Track To Growth? HDB FINANCIAL: IS HDFC BANK’S ‘MINI-ME’ ON THE FAST TRACK TO GROWTH?

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May 29, 2019

In 2007, HDFC Bank Ltd., now the country’s most valuable lender by market capitalisation, had a choice to make. The bank held a licence to start a non-banking financial services company, which it had not really used till then. The decision to make was whether that licence should be surrendered...

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5 Things To Remember While Choosing A Cryptocurrency Exchange 5 THINGS TO REMEMBER WHILE CHOOSING A CRYPTOCURRENCY EXCHANGE

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May 28, 2019

If you are a crypto newbie hoping to start cryptocurrency trading, chances are that you are stuck on which crypto exchange you should go for. We have all been there. After all, with so many exchanges crowding the crypto scene, it is only natural for one to feel somewhat confused about which exchange...

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Could a New Wave of Cryptocurrencies Be on the Horizon? COULD A NEW WAVE OF CRYPTOCURRENCIES BE ON THE HORIZON?

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May 27, 2019

According to the Guardian Newspaper (UK): “Facebook is planning to launch its own cryptocurrency in early 2020, allowing users to make digital payments in a dozen countries.” “Payments is one of the areas where we have an opportunity to make it a lot easier,” Zuckerberg told ...

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Buying Crypto With PayPal BUYING CRYPTO WITH PAYPAL

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May 27, 2019

If you have ever tried to buy crypto with PayPal, you know it’s not easy. In order to buy cryptocurrency to begin with, you need to decide where to do so. The alternatives you have are basically (i) going to a cryptocurrency exchange, or (ii) using a regular market place connecting buyers and ...

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Why Asia Is Driving Cryptocurrency Adoption in 2019 WHY ASIA IS DRIVING CRYPTOCURRENCY ADOPTION IN 2019

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May 26, 2019

2019 looks like a promising year for the adoption of cryptocurrency around the globe. However, Asia has been at the forefront of driving the crypto adoption phase in 2019. For instance, following Turkey’s high inflation rate, Turks are looking for alternatives. Lira crisis, during summer, saw ...

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The largest cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX: a full review THE LARGEST CRYPTOCURRENCY EXCHANGE BITMEX: A FULL REVIEW

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May 26, 2019

The infrastructure in the cryptocurrency industry is actively developing, each year new exchanges appear on the market. Many new sites offer favorable conditions for traders, but at the same time, they cannot guarantee a high level of security. With such a huge variety it is very difficult to make t...

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Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Project: What Do We Know So Far? FACEBOOK’S CRYPTOCURRENCY PROJECT: WHAT DO WE KNOW SO FAR?

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May 24, 2019

Social media giant Facebook, with over 2 billion active users, created its blockchain team in May 2018. Now, one year later, details of Facebook’s plans are still sparse and mostly unconfirmed. Facebook is very secretive about its plans, but if it does launch its rumoured stablecoin, it could ...

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Are banking systems inherently more complex than 10 years ago? ARE BANKING SYSTEMS INHERENTLY MORE COMPLEX THAN 10 YEARS AGO?

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May 24, 2019

Banks struggle to evolve to the changing customer needs and expectations and to introduce latest technologies. In a world where cost, time to market and flexibility are key business drivers, it is painful to see that the time and price for implementing changes in banking applications has increased c...

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CEO of Ripple Wants Cryptocurrency to Be Used by Banks CEO OF RIPPLE WANTS CRYPTOCURRENCY TO BE USED BY BANKS

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May 22, 2019

There has been a large amount of hesitation from the banking industry as a whole to become involved with cryptocurrency .This most likely stems from the fact that the anonymous nature of cryptocurrency has made it the payment form of choice for terrorists and other people who want to engage in crimi...

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Blockchain Is a Technology for Collaboration BLOCKCHAIN IS A TECHNOLOGY FOR COLLABORATION

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May 22, 2019

The unique strength of blockchain is authenticating “stuff” to enable trust between partners. Even though blockchain is frequently in the news, it is still poorly understood. Conventional wisdom is that blockchain essentially concerns cryptocurrency speculation, or at the very least, peo...

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Banks Piggyback on Student ID Cards for a Fee BANKS PIGGYBACK ON STUDENT ID CARDS FOR A FEE

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May 22, 2019

Many college and universities are adding banking functions, like that of a debit or credit card, to student identification cards and charging students fees and interest for the use. Student IDs are typically used to enter campus buildings, access online sites and check out library books. But some sc...

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Delivering Value and Financial Access to More Americans DELIVERING VALUE AND FINANCIAL ACCESS TO MORE AMERICANS

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May 22, 2019

Deeply woven into the fabric of the United States is the prospect of upward economic mobility and the pursuit of the American Dream. However, U.S. consumers today increasingly feel the American Dream is out of reach due to financial instability. They desperately want financial stability  &ndash...

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Growth Investing in Retirement Portfolios GROWTH INVESTING IN RETIREMENT PORTFOLIOS

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May 22, 2019

Where does growth investing fit in client portfolios and what makes MLAIX a good fit for retirement plans? Watch this video from Barry Peters, CIMA, Managing Director at Winslow Capital.

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Think compliance is expensive? In the age of open banking, it’s your smartest investment THINK COMPLIANCE IS EXPENSIVE? IN THE AGE OF OPEN BANKING, IT’S YOUR SMARTEST INVESTMENT

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May 21, 2019

In an increasingly competitive mobile-first world, it’s time for banks to be ethical with the data customers entrust to them – obeying relevant rules and regulations, as well as leading the way in delivering best practices in customer service and convenience. Otherwise, customers will vo...

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Banking on voice BANKING ON VOICE

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May 21, 2019

Imagine a typical morning when you’re getting the kids dressed, putting breakfast on the table, and trying to get out the door on time. Wouldn’t it be nice to be reminded that you have a bill due that day or to transfer funds to cover an upcoming payment? Wouldn’t it be even nicer ...

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Educational Resources for Bitcoin: Complete Guide EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR BITCOIN: COMPLETE GUIDE

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May 20, 2019

A common thread among all emergent technologies is that there numerous misconceptions, general confusion, and many times, outright dismissiveness of the particular technology. While that is to be expected for most young technological innovations, it is striking in its gravity among Bitcoin’s c...

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Bitcoin ETFs: Wait May Continue Even Longer BITCOIN ETFS: WAIT MAY CONTINUE EVEN LONGER

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May 20, 2019

Cryptocurrency Bitcoin has doubled in value this year, moving from $4000 to above $8000. Meanwhile, the clock is currently ticking for approval on a new potential ETF, an offering by VanEck. To date, no Bitcoin ETFs have begun trading, as last week the SEC delayed a decision on another Bitcoin ETF o...

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Want to invest like Warren Buffett? Here are the ins and outs of buying preferred stock WANT TO INVEST LIKE WARREN BUFFETT? HERE ARE THE INS AND OUTS OF BUYING PREFERRED STOCK

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May 19, 2019

Billionaire Warren Buffett is a master when it comes to investing. The Berkshire Hathaway CEO is famous for buying and holding stock — and not giving in to the volatility of the market. He’s also well-known for taking big stakes in companies, such as the $900 million worth of shares he h...

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3 Healthcare Stocks I 3 HEALTHCARE STOCKS I'D BUY RIGHT NOW

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May 19, 2019

Only a few weeks ago, I wrote that this could be the most dangerous time ever to invest in healthcare stocks. I wasn't exaggerating. There has never been as much serious discussion about implementing a single-payer healthcare system in the U.S. With around half of the 2.8 million Democratic pres...

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How to Identify Payments Trends Worth Following HOW TO IDENTIFY PAYMENTS TRENDS WORTH FOLLOWING

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May 16, 2019

Payment trends come and go. A select few can endure the test of time, but far more end up flashes in the payments pan. Being able to figure out which is which is an essential part of running a modern business, but sorting the wheat from the chaff is harder than it sounds. Luckily, there are a few ke...

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How to Give Back Without Breaking Your Budget HOW TO GIVE BACK WITHOUT BREAKING YOUR BUDGET

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May 16, 2019

You don't need deep pockets to be generous. As an associate real estate broker with Warburg Realty in New York City, Maria Daou now sends 1% of all her commissions to her favorite charity, Wellness in the Schools, which works to end childhood obesity by promoting healthy eating habits in public ...

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9 Small-Cap Value Stocks to Buy 9 SMALL-CAP VALUE STOCKS TO BUY

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May 16, 2019

Where can you find value in a bull market? The S&P 500 index hit a new all-time high in April, but not all sectors of the market have been along for the ride. Bank of America analyst Jill Carey Hall says improving macroeconomic data and profit outlooks in the U.S. over the next three quarters co...

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Blockchain and Stable Coins: opening the crypto markets? BLOCKCHAIN AND STABLE COINS: OPENING THE CRYPTO MARKETS?

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May 15, 2019

In my recent blog about IBM’s Blockchain World Wire I mentioned the use of Stable Coins as settlement instrument for global payment transactions. Not many are familiar with the term Stable Coins, because it is a relatively new type of cryptocurrency.

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Creating value through digital banking CREATING VALUE THROUGH DIGITAL BANKING

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May 15, 2019

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has reformed the e-payment space and advised commercial banks to embrace the initiative. Besides, banking is gradually moving away from banking halls, with banks reducing face-to-face transactions and cost of operation, while achieving seamless transactions. These e...

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Free Markets and the Future of Blockchain FREE MARKETS AND THE FUTURE OF BLOCKCHAIN

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May 15, 2019

This will be the last time I speak to you from the CFTC. Nevertheless, before I go, I wanted to share some thoughts, which I have been saving. My five years at the Commission have been an immense privilege. In the time that I have served, I have learned a lot about the issues facing America’s ...

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Why the Dow rallied today: The US is still the best place to put your money WHY THE DOW RALLIED TODAY: THE US IS STILL THE BEST PLACE TO PUT YOUR MONEY

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May 14, 2019

The escalating US-China trade war have sent stocks in a tailspin over the past week. But stocks can't fall forever. The US economy is too good, and corporate earnings are too strong. Stocks had a solid day on Tuesday, shaving their losses from a day earlier. The Dow (INDU)logged its best one-day...

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How technology is making property investment more accessible HOW TECHNOLOGY IS MAKING PROPERTY INVESTMENT MORE ACCESSIBLE

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May 14, 2019

Rapid technological developments are making investing more accessible thereby changing the way in which people are investing their capital. As a result, traditional savings and investment models are being disrupted, and access to investment advice and opportunities are opening up, putting power back...

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How Can We Build Trust In Marketing? HOW CAN WE BUILD TRUST IN MARKETING?

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May 13, 2019

Risk and trust are wholly intertwined, as a loss of trust is one of the biggest risks that an organisation can face.Trust lies at the heart of every relationship we value and is an extremely valuable commodity that takes years to build, but can be lost in a matter of seconds – especially in th...

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Digital transaction: Payment banks clock big volumes DIGITAL TRANSACTION: PAYMENT BANKS CLOCK BIG VOLUMES

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May 13, 2019

For payments banks, 2018-19 turned out to be an important milestone. It was when they joined the ranks of the top 10 mobile-banking players, matching them in volumes. As Paytm Payments Bank cemented its position as the market leader in this segment of digital transactions, Airtel Payments Bank climb...

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How Blockchain Voting Works & Why We Need It HOW BLOCKCHAIN VOTING WORKS & WHY WE NEED IT

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May 12, 2019

There’s a reason why we have to go to a polling place to fill out ballots for our elections. Anonymous ballots are the easiest way to protect the integrity of the vote while also protecting voter privacy at the same time. Digital voting has been a difficult challenge because it’s tough t...

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Upgrading Ethereum: ETH 2.0 and the Quest for Scaleability UPGRADING ETHEREUM: ETH 2.0 AND THE QUEST FOR SCALEABILITY

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May 11, 2019

Developers have long wanted Ethereum to serve as a decentralized world computer. To achieve this goal the network must maintain its current decentralized architecture while scaling by multiple orders of magnitude. The blockchain can currently handle just 15 transactions per second (tps). In order to...

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Uber’s First Political Advisor Looks to Tackle Mobile Voting with Blockchain UBER’S FIRST POLITICAL ADVISOR LOOKS TO TACKLE MOBILE VOTING WITH BLOCKCHAIN

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May 10, 2019

Bradley Tusk envisions a future where politicians lead for the majority of people, rather than just those who make it to polling places. Tusk, who advised several high-growth startups such as Uber, Lemonade, and Eaze on politics and regulation is a major proponent of mobile voting for local and nati...

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9 Reliable Dividend Aristocrats to Buy Now 9 RELIABLE DIVIDEND ARISTOCRATS TO BUY NOW

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May 09, 2019

Royalty for income investing. Some income investors place a priority on yield above all else. This can backfire, however, since a big payday in the past is no guarantee of future payouts. A better strategy is to look at long-term consistency and dividend growth – even if that means today&rsquo...

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What a Bitcoin ‘Reorg’ Is and What Binance Has to Do With It WHAT A BITCOIN ‘REORG’ IS AND WHAT BINANCE HAS TO DO WITH IT

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May 08, 2019

What started with a single tweet quickly turned into an escalating debate Wednesday when the CEO of one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges appeared to entertain the idea of encouraging revisions to the bitcoin blockchain. Following Wednesday’s revelation that crypto exchange...

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A Microfluidic Approach to Gene Delivery in GMCT A MICROFLUIDIC APPROACH TO GENE DELIVERY IN GMCT

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May 07, 2019

Gene-modified cell therapies (GMCTs) offer the potential to alleviate symptoms of – or potentially cure – an array of diseases. Unlike traditional therapeutics, GMCTs are created from patient donor cells which have been modified to introduce novel genetic material. This material adds to ...

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THESE FACTORS ARE PUSHING BITCOIN PRICE ABOVE $6000 THESE FACTORS ARE PUSHING BITCOIN PRICE ABOVE $6000

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May 07, 2019

Data from traditionally more conservative price tracker Bitstamp showed BTC/USD trading just under $5900 at press time. The pair reached its highest value since November 2018 earlier on Tuesday, coming within just $70 of $6000 across major exchanges. The $6K level was critical last year in maintaini...

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Malaysian Biotechnology Information Center Executive Director, Dr. Mahaletchumy Arujanan, is now the new ISAAA Global Coordinator MALAYSIAN BIOTECHNOLOGY INFORMATION CENTER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, DR. MAHALETCHUMY ARUJANAN, IS NOW THE NEW ISAAA GLOBAL COORDINATOR

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May 07, 2019

Maha has been instrumental in motivating the ISAAA network of Biotechnology Information Centers through her innovations in communicating the science of biotechnology. The Petri Dish, the only science newspaper in Malaysia, is her brainchild which aims to bring scientific news from academic journals ...

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Will Top UK Banks Finally Open Their WILL TOP UK BANKS FINALLY OPEN THEIR 'DATA' EYES?

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May 06, 2019

It is no secret for those of us involved in UK open banking from its start that top UK Banks have and continue to drag their feet to truly meet open banking/API performance expectations as confirmed by the Finextra news report from APImetrics. While this report is sadly not completely news, it confi...

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A lot of Shifts are expected in Cryptocurrency Law A LOT OF SHIFTS ARE EXPECTED IN CRYPTOCURRENCY LAW

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May 05, 2019

While there is so much public attention and expectation attached to cryptocurrency, it is just a small part in the financial world.  With improved regulation and better technology in place, this might expand into a major part of the economy. Investors are to be protected from scammers and compa...

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A Secret Weapon to Addressing Climate Change A SECRET WEAPON TO ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE

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May 03, 2019

It’s no secret. The world is warming as a result of climate change, with carbon pollution being the main culprit. Efforts are under way to reduce mankind’s contribution to the carbon problem, but, to use a football analogy, we’re not even close to midfield when it comes to changing...

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Deconstructing #DeFi – What Does Decentralized Finance Mean for Crypto’s Future? DECONSTRUCTING #DEFI – WHAT DOES DECENTRALIZED FINANCE MEAN FOR CRYPTO’S FUTURE?

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May 02, 2019

Decentralized finance is becoming one of the crypto buzzwords of 2019. Beyond the hype, the DeFi movement offers up some intriguing potential. It aims to create a truly decentralized financial system, one which doesn’t need the traditional banking system. A system more closely aligned to the o...

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Smart selling practices with Virtual Branch Banking - Part 1. SMART SELLING PRACTICES WITH VIRTUAL BRANCH BANKING - PART 1.

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Apr 29, 2019

Recently, customers have broad access to knowledge regarding banking products and services. However, when browsing a bank’s website, they often rely on support through remote channels i.e. chat, audio / voice or video. Incorporating virtual branch banking into digital customer journeys mitigat...

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Are Industry-Specific Cryptocurrencies the Way of the Future? ARE INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC CRYPTOCURRENCIES THE WAY OF THE FUTURE?

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Apr 29, 2019

Industry-specific cryptocurrency is a relatively new trend in the crypto world, but it’s gaining popularity fast, and it looks like it might be a viable answer to a large number of problem currently faced by people operating in this field. Stablecoins have cropped up as a solution to the volat...

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NYSE Parent Company Buys Crypto Custodian Company to Push Bitcoin NYSE PARENT COMPANY BUYS CRYPTO CUSTODIAN COMPANY TO PUSH BITCOIN

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Apr 29, 2019

A few months ago, Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) announced its plans to get into the Bitcoin and digital asset rumble. ICE, which also owns the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and a cryptocurrency subsidiary called Bakkt, pushed that narrative forward with its acquisition of a cryptocurrency custodi...

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What is VC and is it Right for Your Business? WHAT IS VC AND IS IT RIGHT FOR YOUR BUSINESS?

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Apr 29, 2019

Venture capital is funding you acquire by selling some of your equity in your company. This option is attractive to businesses because it comes with benefits which can altogether be parlayed into massive growth very quickly. Whichever your growth objectives, be they faster or slower, any of your fun...

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Top 5 Crypto Performers: BTC, XEM, BSV, ETH, BNB TOP 5 CRYPTO PERFORMERS: BTC, XEM, BSV, ETH, BNB

blog article

Apr 28, 2019

Altcoins led the rally this week from the lows with bitcoin (BTC) lagging behind. After a sharp up move, it was natural for traders to book profits on their quick gains. While altcoins have pulled back sharply from their recent highs, bitcoin has held up quite well. Its dominance has gradually inche...

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6 Great Tips for a Novice Stock Investor 6 GREAT TIPS FOR A NOVICE STOCK INVESTOR

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Apr 26, 2019

INVESTING IN stocks can be a daunting proposition and getting started is often the biggest challenge for aspiring investors. Investors who develop a systematic plan have a higher likelihood of success.
Here are six tips for a novice stock investor: Review your financial plan. Set aside enough...

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Nike Coin? Nike Files Trademark Application for “Cryptokicks” NIKE COIN? NIKE FILES TRADEMARK APPLICATION FOR “CRYPTOKICKS”

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Apr 26, 2019

American footwear giant Nike filed a trademark application that suggests the company could have major cryptocurrency plans coming down the pike. That application, filed last week, would award Nike both a trademark and a service mark over the term “Cryptokicks” if accepted by the U.S. Pat...

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What do Banks Need to Know About Virtual Currencies Right Now? WHAT DO BANKS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VIRTUAL CURRENCIES RIGHT NOW?

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Apr 26, 2019

Outside of the main financial services realm, a multi-billion-dollar global virtual currencies market has rapidly evolved and continues to gather pace. But, whilst virtual currencies have been ‘on the list’ of banks for some years, to date most have taken a hands-off approach. This is no...

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How can banks win against the tech and internet giants? HOW CAN BANKS WIN AGAINST THE TECH AND INTERNET GIANTS?

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Apr 26, 2019

Innovation has not occurred at a rapid pace in banking as it has in other industry sectors. Over a year down the line from the introduction of open banking it’s only fairly recently that we have started to see the first signs of the innovation it promised in helping to improve services for cus...

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8 Oil Stocks That Could Be Bought Out 8 OIL STOCKS THAT COULD BE BOUGHT OUT

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Apr 26, 2019

Who's next in oil mergers and acquisitions? Chevron Corp. (ticker: CVX) shocked Wall Street in April by announcing a $33 billion buyout of oil and gas production company Anadarko Petroleum (APC). Less than two weeks later, Occidental Petroleum Corp. (OXY) announced a competing $57 billion buyout...

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8 Reasons to Sell a Stock or Fund 8 REASONS TO SELL A STOCK OR FUND

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Apr 25, 2019

Reasons to sell your stocks or investments. People often have reasons why they buy an investment, but many don’t have specific reasons when to sell a stock, mutual fund or exchange-traded fund. To make money or to take tax write-offs from losses, people need to sell their investments. But some...

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A “New Incentive” Investing in an Opportunity Zone A “NEW INCENTIVE” INVESTING IN AN OPPORTUNITY ZONE

blog article

Apr 25, 2019

I read the most irresponsible article the other day in what would be considered a creditable publication. Before I get started, I want to point out that this article is not meant to be political in any way. In 2000 the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) was established. Here’s how it worked: A Comm...

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Microsoft Market Cap Hits $1 Trillion After Earnings MICROSOFT MARKET CAP HITS $1 TRILLION AFTER EARNINGS

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Apr 25, 2019

Microsoft, which has been approaching a $1 trillion market capitalization for about a year, crossed the big business milestone in after-hours trading on Wednesday after outperforming Wall Street expectations with its third quarter earnings. Microsoft was in a tight race among big tech companies last...

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Samsung investeert in populaire Crypto hardware wallet Ledger SAMSUNG INVESTEERT IN POPULAIRE CRYPTO HARDWARE WALLET LEDGER

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Apr 25, 2019

Samsung, de Zuid-Koreaanse mobiel en smartphone Giant, heeft naar verluidt $ 2,9 miljoen geïnvesteerd in Crypto hardware start-up Ledger. Naar verluidt is de totale waardering van de start-up is na de laatste kapitaalinzamelingnu geschat op ongeveer $ 290 miljoen. Ledger is een in Parijs gevest...

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Binance DEX lanceert op Binance Chain BINANCE DEX LANCEERT OP BINANCE CHAIN

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Apr 24, 2019

Binance, de grootste cryptocurrency exchange bij volume, heeft de gedecentraliseerde versie van zijn exchange, Binance DEX, op 23 april officieel gelanceerd. De mainnet swap van de Binance blockchain is hiermee succesvol afgerond. Dat houdt in dat de originele ERC-20 BNB tokens nu gemigreerd zijn na...

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Can Blockchain Supported Projects Boost Crypto Industry Growth? CAN BLOCKCHAIN SUPPORTED PROJECTS BOOST CRYPTO INDUSTRY GROWTH?

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Apr 24, 2019

Blockchain has been adopted in various ways around the globe. For example, Latin America has positioned itself as a territory with extensive interest in blockchain technology. In this region, various sectors see blockchain as having the potential to propel economic growth, transparency and financial...

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Buying an Energy-Efficient Home: A Financially Bright Idea BUYING AN ENERGY-EFFICIENT HOME: A FINANCIALLY BRIGHT IDEA

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Apr 24, 2019

Whether you give a hoot about the environment or not, it could pay to think about energy efficiency when shopping for a home. Newer houses certified by Energy Star — the federal government’s energy-efficiency rating program — use an average of 20% less energy than homes built to th...

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Argentina Pledges to Match $50,000 for Binance Labs Projects ARGENTINA PLEDGES TO MATCH $50,000 FOR BINANCE LABS PROJECTS

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Apr 23, 2019

Binance Labs has gotten a major endorsement from the Argentinian government when the Ministry of Production and Labor decided to co-invest in 40 of its blockchain-related projects. The government has agreed to match up to $50,000 for each project financed by Binance Labs for a maximum of 10 projects...

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NEWS Why Your Small Business Should Use Social Media NEWS WHY YOUR SMALL BUSINESS SHOULD USE SOCIAL MEDIA

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Apr 23, 2019

In recent years, modern technology has come a long way. This is something that has had a positive impact on our lives in many ways, including both our personal and business lives. In terms of the latter, there are many benefits that come with using modern technology, and this includes the use of pla...

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Why Binance Coin Has Been the Best Performing Crypto of 2019 WHY BINANCE COIN HAS BEEN THE BEST PERFORMING CRYPTO OF 2019

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Apr 23, 2019

Since the start of 2019, Binance Coin (BNB) has led the cryptocurrency pack, growing over 200 percent in three short months. It has demolished the performance of Bitcoin (38.9%), Ethereum (30.7%), Litecoin(187.8%),and almost every other cryptocurrency so far this year. The native coin of the world&r...

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8 Cryptocurrency Bookkeeping Tips for CPAs and You 8 CRYPTOCURRENCY BOOKKEEPING TIPS FOR CPAS AND YOU

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Apr 23, 2019

Bookkeeping is the cornerstone of any business. You need an organized record of all the transactions that occur within an organization before you can understand the cash flow within your business. It’s why everyone from solo practitioners to nonprofits, to multinational conglomerates, entrust ...

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How Much Do Bitcoin Miners Make Nowadays? HOW MUCH DO BITCOIN MINERS MAKE NOWADAYS?

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Apr 23, 2019

Mining is a popular way to earn BTC, but is investing in mining equipment worth it? To answer this question, it’s good to look at both long-term and short-term costs and opportunities. This article covers general factors to consider at any point in time and a specific example based on the valu...

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Funds at your disposal: Digital lending making inroads into traditional lending FUNDS AT YOUR DISPOSAL: DIGITAL LENDING MAKING INROADS INTO TRADITIONAL LENDING

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Apr 23, 2019

The penetration of the internet of things and devices such as smartphones has brought in many advancements. This has made economic activities available at the touch of a button. Among the various sectors, the digital world has evolved the way traditional banking processes are being carried out. A gr...

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NEW DIGITAL TOOLS IN B2B PAYMENTS NEW DIGITAL TOOLS IN B2B PAYMENTS

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Apr 23, 2019

Advances in technology and a push towards “consumerization” in business-to-business (B2B) payments is resulting in providers offering more digital tools than ever before. A vast number of new partnerships and proprietary product launches have been observed in the commercial payments mark...

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HOW TO “SQUASH” COMPETITORS WITH REAL-TIME BANK PRICING HOW TO “SQUASH” COMPETITORS WITH REAL-TIME BANK PRICING

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Apr 22, 2019

Squash players know that when up against a strong competitor, a great serve is their greatest strategic advantage. The serve is the player’s moment to evaluate the competitor and engage mind, muscle and materials to set the tone for the rally, making incremental progress toward winning the nex...

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Automation Is Becoming a Business Imperative: Don AUTOMATION IS BECOMING A BUSINESS IMPERATIVE: DON'T WAIT UNTIL IT'S TOO LATE

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Apr 22, 2019

This is a reprint from Exela's recent article in Entrepenuer Magazine by Suresh Yannamani, President of Exela Technologies Machines haven’t yet supplanted human workers en masse, but at the World Economic Forum’s 2019 meeting in Davos, Switzerland, corporate executives revealed they&...

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Reasons Why Your Business Should Use Automated Payments Pt. 2 REASONS WHY YOUR BUSINESS SHOULD USE AUTOMATED PAYMENTS PT. 2

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Apr 22, 2019

Automated accounts payable solutions streamline processes, remove human error, cut down on costs, speed up invoice processing, and more. In part two of our series on automated payments, we break down even more reasons why your business should move away from cheques and manual payment processing.

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How Blockchain Can Save Our Privacy Before It Disappears HOW BLOCKCHAIN CAN SAVE OUR PRIVACY BEFORE IT DISAPPEARS

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Apr 22, 2019

This ain’t your granddaddy’s privacy battle. Times were simpler when postcards were the big privacy invasion scare. Today, our personal privacy is under siege by veiled government surveillance programs and the countless tech company Trojan Horses. Privacy, per Merriam-Webster, is defined...

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Clean Energy Marketplace 101, Part 5: Blockchain-Secured Mobile Application for Peer-to-Peer Clean Energy Marketplace CLEAN ENERGY MARKETPLACE 101, PART 5: BLOCKCHAIN-SECURED MOBILE APPLICATION FOR PEER-TO-PEER CLEAN ENERGY MARKETPLACE

blog article

Apr 22, 2019

This post is part of a five-part series providing an overview of Power2Peer’s clean energy marketplace, a blockchain-secured trading platform where producers and consumers can exchange clean energy kilowatts for fair market value. Learn more about Power2Peer’s mobile app, P2PConnect, and...

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A brief history of Blockchain A BRIEF HISTORY OF BLOCKCHAIN

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Apr 22, 2019

A little over ten years ago, if anyone mentioned that large sums of money could be made off the internet using bitcoins and selling of stocks, people would have disbelieved. Now the impossible has happened! Welcome to the Blockchain money world. The Blockchain alternative In the past, money transact...

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Blockchain-Based Smartphones are Real, Will they Catalyze Crypto Adoption? BLOCKCHAIN-BASED SMARTPHONES ARE REAL, WILL THEY CATALYZE CRYPTO ADOPTION?

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Apr 21, 2019

Mobile phones have proven to be a phenomenal development that has changed how people operate in their daily lives. Mobile phones, and especially smartphones, have evolved from being just a simple communication gadget to a rather critical tool with diverse functionality as opposed to its initial inte...

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Bitcoin’s Long Road to Privacy BITCOIN’S LONG ROAD TO PRIVACY

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Apr 21, 2019

Bitcoin is a terrible money for criminals. The asset’s loose pseudonymity makes it relatively easy to identify someone’s address and transactions. But it’s not just criminals that should want privacy. Privacy is important beyond its direct implications. Fungibility is one of the ke...

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Here’s Why Ripple (XRP) Is Perfect for the Unbanked HERE’S WHY RIPPLE (XRP) IS PERFECT FOR THE UNBANKED

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Apr 20, 2019

One of the primary reasons for creating Bitcoin is to reach people in the unbanked and under-banked areas. However, one cryptocurrency that is achieving that goal is XRP, with its cross-border remittance practically available in all parts of the world. XRP Helping Drive Crypto Adoption Ripple and it...

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The new age of investment THE NEW AGE OF INVESTMENT

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Apr 19, 2019

At the risk of sounding like Bob Dylan, the times are a changing, and we must try to keep up. The age of passive investment, investment managers and large scale investment funds making decisions for the people is slowly coming to an end. With the international reach of private brokers, such as Hargr...

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Distressed Loan Settlement: New Thinking and Technology for Inventory Management and Upstream Review DISTRESSED LOAN SETTLEMENT: NEW THINKING AND TECHNOLOGY FOR INVENTORY MANAGEMENT AND UPSTREAM REVIEW

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Apr 18, 2019

Mike Kerrigan, partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, and manager, Magis Analytics LLC, is coauthor of this article. In an earlier post, I mentioned three rules for driving change in the loan market: Then, I explained how those rules can be applied to “demystify” the LSTA Purchase and Sale A...

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Augur (REP) is now available on Coinbase AUGUR (REP) IS NOW AVAILABLE ON COINBASE

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Apr 18, 2019

Starting today, Coinbase supports Augur (REP) at Coinbase.com and in the Coinbase Android and iOS apps. Coinbase customers can now buy, sell, convert, send, receive, or store REP. REP will be available for customers in most jurisdictions, but will not initially be available for residents of the stat...

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Reformed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Can Be Free-Market Regulator REFORMED CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU CAN BE FREE-MARKET REGULATOR

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Apr 18, 2019

Earlier this week, The New York Times Magazine rolled out another edition of  the tired old trope of how former acting Director Mick Mulvaney “destroyed” the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. This accusation is by no means new, and I have challenged it in the past. Reading the a...

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Coinbase Expands its Reach to 11 New Countries COINBASE EXPANDS ITS REACH TO 11 NEW COUNTRIES

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Apr 18, 2019

Coinbase, a leading crypto-currency exchange platform, has made the announcement that it will be expanding its crypto to crypto trading services to 11 more countries through a statement from its official blog. This news is likely to excite a lot of would be customers who have been desirous of Coinba...

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Stay Financially Fit In 2019! STAY FINANCIALLY FIT IN 2019!

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Apr 18, 2019

Everyone has New Year’s resolution for a healthier and happier life. Some of them are achievable some are not. But one important goal that everyone should set to achieve is financial goal, which can be achieved by proper financial planning and systematic investment. If you haven’t starte...

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We’ve Tested 100s of Banks, Credit Cards and Apps. These Are the Best WE’VE TESTED 100S OF BANKS, CREDIT CARDS AND APPS. THESE ARE THE BEST

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Apr 18, 2019

It seems like there are a million financial companies competing for your attention. Put your money here. Invest with us. This is the best credit card. You’ll get cash back. Hey, we’ll give you a loan! We’ll give you the sweetest deal, we promise. We are totally not a scam. Here at ...

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How to Save Money: 6 Step-by-Step Ways to Bank Cash Every Month HOW TO SAVE MONEY: 6 STEP-BY-STEP WAYS TO BANK CASH EVERY MONTH

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Apr 18, 2019

Take a moment. Think about being your best self — living your best life. What do you really want to do with your life? Raise a happy family? Travel the world? Buy a nice house? Start your own business? Reality check: To accomplish any of those things, you’re going to need to save money. ...

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HOW TO LEVERAGE MACHINE LEARNING APPLICATIONS IN FINANCE HOW TO LEVERAGE MACHINE LEARNING APPLICATIONS IN FINANCE

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Apr 18, 2019

In recent years we have witnessed the emergence of new technologies in the finance industry, such as Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, which in turn has led to the rise of “Fintech” companies. The latter employ recent technological advances to improve their processes, products and fi...

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Daily Cryptocurrency Tracker 17.4.19: Cryptos back in the green DAILY CRYPTOCURRENCY TRACKER 17.4.19: CRYPTOS BACK IN THE GREEN

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Apr 17, 2019

The seesaw in the cryptocurrency market continued over the past 24 hours, as 9 of the top 10 cryptos registered gains, following losses in the previous session. At the time of writing, Bitcoin was up around 3%, once-again climbing above the $5,200 mark. The recent gains covered the losses Bitcoin su...

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Breaking Down Crypto Mining BREAKING DOWN CRYPTO MINING

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Apr 17, 2019

Cryptocurrency mining turned ten this year. A decade ago it was a niche hobby for a handful of enthusiasts overclocking homebrewed-rigs in pursuit of a better world. Today it’s a global industry, complete with specialized equipment and dozens of stakeholders, from semiconductor manufacturers a...

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What is Blockchain Actually? WHAT IS BLOCKCHAIN ACTUALLY?

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Apr 17, 2019

Blockchain has been a hot buzzword for a few years. That's been driven by the wildly fluctuating cryptocurrency market, due largely to Bitcoin's meteoric rise and fall. So with all the attention on blockchain, there are lots of terms thrown around to explain how it works...that don't rea...

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Clean Energy Marketplace 101, Part 3: Applying Blockchain Technology to Secure Energy Data and Transactions CLEAN ENERGY MARKETPLACE 101, PART 3: APPLYING BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY TO SECURE ENERGY DATA AND TRANSACTIONS

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Apr 16, 2019

In parts 1 and 2 of this educational series, we discussed both the foundation of the clean energy marketplace—solar panels—and the integration of those panels into a network where individuals can transmit disparate types of clean energy to their neighbors: the microgrid. But where the le...

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Shed Light on Cryptocurrency SHED LIGHT ON CRYPTOCURRENCY 'DARK MATTER' REGULATION AT SEC

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Apr 16, 2019

A few days ago, the Trump administration issued a memorandum strongly discouraging what the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Wayne Crews has called “regulatory dark matter.” The memo instructs federal agencies to submit all policymaking rules to Congress to be vetted under the Co...

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Carbon Tax Not a Conservative Policy CARBON TAX NOT A CONSERVATIVE POLICY

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Apr 16, 2019

Yesterday’s E&E News ran an article titled “Inside conservatives’ disarray on climate.” E&E reporter Mark Matthews was inspired to write the piece by an email from Alliance for Market Solutions executive director Alex Flint. Flint’s thesis: “Anyone who den...

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Crypto Flash Boys CRYPTO FLASH BOYS

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Apr 16, 2019

The first blockchain applications are an attempt to make crypto exchanges decentralized. We’ve spoken a lot about decentralized applications already, these new type of networks, in my opinion, have the potential to disrupt even the largest centralized tech companies including the FAANGS. Decen...

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Use it, fund it, grow it – how to Lyft the stock market USE IT, FUND IT, GROW IT – HOW TO LYFT THE STOCK MARKET

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Apr 16, 2019

Have you ever wished you could invest in the companies you use every day that make so many parts of your life easier? How much have you contributed to the bottom lines of Just Eat, easyJet and Ocado over the last few years? Well, now could be your chance to benefit from your and other people’s...

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Q2 stock picks – ones to watch Q2 STOCK PICKS – ONES TO WATCH

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Apr 16, 2019

Britain is no nearer to resolving the uncertainty around its exit from the EU after parliament again failed to find an alternative to Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal. Deal or no deal, no one really knows what will happen to financial markets in the days after the UK leaves the EU – but...

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Extending the bank: Key drivers, technologies and steps EXTENDING THE BANK: KEY DRIVERS, TECHNOLOGIES AND STEPS

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Apr 16, 2019

What does it mean to extend the bank? Traditionally, banks have manufactured, distributed and managed all of their own products and services. The concept of extend describes how this traditional model is changing as the value chain becomes unbundled, the bank ecosystem expands, and other parties bec...

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Low Price? High Cost: Why it Pays to Balance Price and Value in Payment Solutions LOW PRICE? HIGH COST: WHY IT PAYS TO BALANCE PRICE AND VALUE IN PAYMENT SOLUTIONS

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Apr 16, 2019

The payment services world is more competitive than ever. With numerous providers competing to serve thousands of businesses, things can get more than a little hectic as payments companies try to carve out some space for themselves in a crowded market. A lot of the time, this translates to providers...

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Reasons Why Your Business Should Use Automated Payments Pt. 1 REASONS WHY YOUR BUSINESS SHOULD USE AUTOMATED PAYMENTS PT. 1

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Apr 16, 2019

In the business world, every little advantage helps. One surefire way to improve efficiencies within your business is by switching to automated payments. What is payment automation? Payment automation is an integrated solution that allows businesses to make computerized bill payments directly throug...

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Apitalism: Open Banking vs Platform Banking - what is the difference? APITALISM: OPEN BANKING VS PLATFORM BANKING - WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

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Apr 16, 2019

It may be hard to know the difference between Socialism and Communism for some. I think the same dilemma exists between Open Banking and Platform Banking definitions – as both sound very similar but actually two very different things. For this reason, I decided to write this article to clarify...

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The future for blockchain is bright and it’s integrated THE FUTURE FOR BLOCKCHAIN IS BRIGHT AND IT’S INTEGRATED

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Apr 16, 2019

April seems to have been a big month so far for Digital Asset. Only a week after their announcement regarding their open sourcing of the platform, they have now published a press release stating that they will be also be integrating DAML with VMWare’s Software as a Service (SaaS) Platform, and...

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What’s needed for AI Enterprise Transformation WHAT’S NEEDED FOR AI ENTERPRISE TRANSFORMATION

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Apr 16, 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI) continues to be one of the most popular technologies among business executives in decades. Increased pressures on financial services organizations is driven in part by investors’ enthusiasm for digital capabilities.  This has fueled the need for well-planned t...

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How to choose a regulator for a financial company HOW TO CHOOSE A REGULATOR FOR A FINANCIAL COMPANY

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Apr 16, 2019

London was home to many European fintech companies - currently almost 50% of all payment institutions of the European Economic Area (EEA) are clustered in the UK. However, Brexit means that they will face the risk of losing authorization to provide financial services within the European Union (EU), ...

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What Your Business Should Know About Filing Taxes Late WHAT YOUR BUSINESS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT FILING TAXES LATE

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Apr 15, 2019

As with most policies of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the effects of filing taxes late as a small business owner aren’t intuitive. However, because the penalties can be very steep, it’s definitely worth your while to understand the implications of filing taxes late.

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IBM Blockchain World Wire: growing competition in payments IBM BLOCKCHAIN WORLD WIRE: GROWING COMPETITION IN PAYMENTS

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Apr 15, 2019

Last year October I wrote a blog about IBM’s World Wire project. In that month they announced to come to the market with a global blockchain network for cross-border payments and foreign exchange for regulated financial firms using digital assets. But at that time it was not yet ready for prod...

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How Blockchain Changes Everything HOW BLOCKCHAIN CHANGES EVERYTHING

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Apr 15, 2019

Most people have heard of blockchain technology, but relatively few know exactly what it is, or why it’s so exciting. While it’s often recognized as the technology that underpins cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, that’s only half the story. Blockchain technology has a hug...

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Failure is Temporary: Using Financial Missteps to Your Advantage FAILURE IS TEMPORARY: USING FINANCIAL MISSTEPS TO YOUR ADVANTAGE

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Apr 15, 2019

Whether you have been in business for decades, or you are just getting started, money management can be an issue no matter which bookkeeping services or controller services you use. The good news is that one financial misstep is not the end of the world. In fact, you could be able to use those mista...

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IMF and World Bank Launching Learning Coin IMF AND WORLD BANK LAUNCHING LEARNING COIN

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Apr 15, 2019

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in collaboration with World Bank have launched a private Blockchain based coin called Learning Coin. The coin will be only accessible within IMF and World Bank. The coin does not have monetary value, so it may not be considered a real Cryptocurrency. As per the ...

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Funding Options To Raise Startup Capital For Your Business FUNDING OPTIONS TO RAISE STARTUP CAPITAL FOR YOUR BUSINESS

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Apr 15, 2019

When it comes to beginning your business, the first obstacle to succeeding is usually your startup capital. In spite of the joy that follows a bright business idea, the chances of success can be slim where there is no capital available to its founder. Experts have agreed that many businesses usually...

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Investing in Human Capital: A key to preparing African youth for the future of work INVESTING IN HUMAN CAPITAL: A KEY TO PREPARING AFRICAN YOUTH FOR THE FUTURE OF WORK

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Apr 14, 2019

Throughout the world, the nature of work is continuously evolving. Like many people in the past feared that machines are coming to take our jobs, many people in today’s world have this fear. A few months ago, I was having an “e-chat” with one of my friends.

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One Bitcoin Could Exceed $1 Million in 7 -10 Years: PayPal Director ONE BITCOIN COULD EXCEED $1 MILLION IN 7 -10 YEARS: PAYPAL DIRECTOR

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Apr 14, 2019

One Bitcoin Could Exceed $1 Million in 7 -10 Years: PayPal Director Xapo CEO Wences Casares has a bullish prediction for bitcoin. | Source: Flickr/ TechCrunch In an essay published on Kana and Katana last month, a research platform run by Ikigai Asset Management, Xapo CEO Wences Casares said that bi...

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Strong Dow Recovery Shouldn’t Surprise with Robust U.S. Economy STRONG DOW RECOVERY SHOULDN’T SURPRISE WITH ROBUST U.S. ECONOMY

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Apr 14, 2019

Throughout early April, the Dow Jones had struggled to show momentum above the mid-25,000-point level, possibly due to the lack of clear stimuli for short-term growth and the uncertainty surrounding the trade talks between the U.S. and China. As said by Thomas Lee, head of research at Fundstrat Glob...

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Trade Finance Consortia: A Market Overview TRADE FINANCE CONSORTIA: A MARKET OVERVIEW

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Apr 13, 2019

Banks have traditionally managed trade finance as a paper-intensive practice. While internet-based technologies have made giant steps into banks' departments, trade finance has long remained anchored at "business as usual." Something, however, is changing here, as corporate clients are...

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Can Samsung’s S10 Crypto Wallet inspire Mass Blockchain Adoption? CAN SAMSUNG’S S10 CRYPTO WALLET INSPIRE MASS BLOCKCHAIN ADOPTION?

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Apr 13, 2019

Since the first mobile phone was developed over 40 years ago, the technology has significantly grown to become a platform where other technologies can establish themselves. There are  more than 4 billion mobile phone users in 2019 who are now able to enjoy nearly every service imaginable, from ...

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Planning to take a loan for used car? Here are crucial things you must know PLANNING TO TAKE A LOAN FOR USED CAR? HERE ARE CRUCIAL THINGS YOU MUST KNOW

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Apr 13, 2019

The auto sales have been witnessing a prolonged slowdown owing to weak consumer demand. As per data from the Society of Automobile Manufacturers Association (SIAM), the total sales in domestic cars declined by 6.87% in March. However, there is an uptick in the used car market. “The new car mar...

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Electoral bonds: Red herring in campaign finance reform ELECTORAL BONDS: RED HERRING IN CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM

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Apr 12, 2019

Attorney General Venugopal made some ludicrous arguments in defence of the electoral bonds whose validity is under challenge in the Supreme Court. Why on earth, he wondered, would voters care who funds political parties? After all, they should judge the parties and candidates as they are. This is li...

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How Philippines is Establishing Itself as Asia’s Crypto Hub HOW PHILIPPINES IS ESTABLISHING ITSELF AS ASIA’S CRYPTO HUB

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Apr 12, 2019

Philippines’ Union Bank has become the first bank to partner with the central bank of a country to launch a two-way cryptocurrency ATM machine. Users of this ATM will be able to sell and purchase digital assets by converting local fiat currency, the Peso, to bitcoins. The first bitcoin ATM mac...

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Could Blockchain Prevent the Internet of Vulnerable Things? COULD BLOCKCHAIN PREVENT THE INTERNET OF VULNERABLE THINGS?

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Apr 12, 2019

The Internet of Things is coming. Unfortunately, connected devices have a variety of vulnerabilities and almost any smart device is a vulnerable device. Security issues include technical problems (outdated software, insecure data transmissions, etc.) and people problems (simple and default passwords...

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More than just cherry blossoms: PPPs & infrastructure bloom at World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings MORE THAN JUST CHERRY BLOSSOMS: PPPS & INFRASTRUCTURE BLOOM AT WORLD BANK-IMF SPRING MEETINGS

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Apr 12, 2019

Spring in Washington, D.C. means cherry blossoms, warmer weather, and of course the Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund. And with them, the buzz and crowds nearly rival those at ground zero for spring in D.C. at the National Mall’s reflecting pools.

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3 Tips to Enhance the Digital Banking Experience 3 TIPS TO ENHANCE THE DIGITAL BANKING EXPERIENCE

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Apr 12, 2019

Customer communications (for better or for worse) have an impactful role in the Customer Experience (CX), and they affect customer loyalty. It's time for banks to seize this as an area of opportunity, and strategically re-engineer their processes for creating, managing, and enhancing interaction...

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Restrictions on Debt Collection Impede Access to Credit RESTRICTIONS ON DEBT COLLECTION IMPEDE ACCESS TO CREDIT

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Apr 12, 2019

In a market economy that is based on private property and the rule of law, the efficient and effective enforcement of contracts is indispensable. Without the ability to enforce the promises made between individuals and businesses, any form of transaction, especially credit products, would be harder ...

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Accounting Indicators To Watch When Scaling Your Business ACCOUNTING INDICATORS TO WATCH WHEN SCALING YOUR BUSINESS

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Apr 11, 2019

When you’re considering scaling your business, much of the information you’ll see is about strategy. However, successful growth is more about managing your numbers effectively and planning for a sustainable scale. Fortunately, this can be achieved by monitoring the right metrics and usin...

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TURN “DIGITAL EXHAUST” INTO GOLD IN AUTO FINANCE TURN “DIGITAL EXHAUST” INTO GOLD IN AUTO FINANCE

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Apr 11, 2019

For the last few decades, auto finance has been something of a golden goose for the banking industry: reliable and lucrative. Even the great recession of 2008 wasn’t enough to stifle its growth. In the digital economy, a track record of success quickly becomes an attractive target. Fintechs an...

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What are key enhancements provided by virtual branch banking platforms? WHAT ARE KEY ENHANCEMENTS PROVIDED BY VIRTUAL BRANCH BANKING PLATFORMS?

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Apr 11, 2019

Evaluating customer journeys and business models are more relevant than ever. The service model is changing accordingly to sales and service processes which are enabled in digital channels. Regardless many improvements in the area of customer journeys, instant human assistance plays a key role in en...

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How to deliver the seamless experience your bank account holders expect HOW TO DELIVER THE SEAMLESS EXPERIENCE YOUR BANK ACCOUNT HOLDERS EXPECT

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Apr 11, 2019

A recently released U.S. consumer survey from Computer Services Inc., a financial technology solutions and regulatory compliance company, reported that 86% of bank account holders expect a seamless experience across channels and devices when conducting banking activities.

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Did the Fed just Move Bitcoin? DID THE FED JUST MOVE BITCOIN?

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Apr 11, 2019

Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, better known as Pewdiepie, as about 94 million subscribers on YouTube and has just announced an exclusive deal with blockchain streaming platform D-live. Personally, I’ve never heard of dlive.tv before, but taking a look after this publicity stunt, it seems pretty co...

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How to calculate gratuity and the tax exemption amount you can avail on it HOW TO CALCULATE GRATUITY AND THE TAX EXEMPTION AMOUNT YOU CAN AVAIL ON IT

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Apr 11, 2019

Gratuity is a lump sum amount an employee gets when she retires, resigns, dies or becomes disabled due to an accident or disease, provided she had worked for at least five continuous years for the same employer. In other words.

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Bank of America Cash Rewards credit card Boosts Its Intro Bonus to $200 BANK OF AMERICA CASH REWARDS CREDIT CARD BOOSTS ITS INTRO BONUS TO $200

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Apr 11, 2019

If you’re looking for a well-rounded cash back credit card, the Bank of America Cash Rewards credit card is worth considering, especially now that it just increased its cash rewards bonus to $200! Cardholders can earn this $200 bonus by spending $1,000 on purchases within 90 days of opening th...

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How CPAs Can Better Evaluate Cryptocurrency M&As HOW CPAS CAN BETTER EVALUATE CRYPTOCURRENCY M&AS

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Apr 10, 2019

Recent accounting webinars highlight the growing trend of M&A in cryptocurrency and blockchain, yet few seem to be questioning the sensibility and sustainability beyond the pitch. Advertisement Projects are burning through initial capital and those seeking a functioning product are likely to sta...

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How Collaboration towards Crypto Regulation is Working in the Philippines HOW COLLABORATION TOWARDS CRYPTO REGULATION IS WORKING IN THE PHILIPPINES

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Apr 10, 2019

There are over 4,450 cryptocurrency ATMs installed globally, which represents a 62% growth over a period of one year. A recent Crypto ATM Market report projects that in the next five years, an exponential annual growth rate of at least 46% will be experienced in the industry. Further, the report pro...

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What is a better store of value – Gold or Bitcoin? WHAT IS A BETTER STORE OF VALUE – GOLD OR BITCOIN?

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Apr 10, 2019

Gold supporters often reject bitcoin citing that the cryptocurrency is too volatile and not trustworthy enough to ever become a store of value. Bitcoin supporters, on the other hand, make the point that bitcoin is fundamentally no different from gold, and that it improves on aspects like seizure pro...

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Will Tron and Ethereum Be Future Partners? WILL TRON AND ETHEREUM BE FUTURE PARTNERS?

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Apr 10, 2019

According to Tron CEO Justin Sun, this may be the company’s latest plan. In a recent interview, Sun discussed the prospects of USDT-Tron – stable coin Tether’s integration into the Tron network – which was launched yesterday on April 9. The entrepreneur and business executive...

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What will the Future Hold for Cryptocurrency and the Legal Industry? WHAT WILL THE FUTURE HOLD FOR CRYPTOCURRENCY AND THE LEGAL INDUSTRY?

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Apr 10, 2019

The essential element of the advanced tokens that are branded as an advantage is the absence of regulations. Moreover, the expanding number of criminal cases and scams has left the digital money, and the legal business spaces interweaved broadly. Blockchain innovation has allowed financial specialis...

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Would you be Able to Buy Yourself a Car Using Cryptocurrency? The Answer is Yes! WOULD YOU BE ABLE TO BUY YOURSELF A CAR USING CRYPTOCURRENCY? THE ANSWER IS YES!

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Apr 10, 2019

It is more exciting to see cryptographic money acceptance keep on spreading in the automotive business. There have been reports in the past about vehicle businesses accepting bitcoin as a type of currency. It began with a couple of vehicle vendors started following the pattern, and now it is spreadi...

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Living like the 3 per cent: Delivering secure user experience on financial apps LIVING LIKE THE 3 PER CENT: DELIVERING SECURE USER EXPERIENCE ON FINANCIAL APPS

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Apr 10, 2019

What kind of financial windfall would it take to put you into the 1% — to enable you to leave your job, climb aboard your yacht, and eat avocado toast for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? The answer to that question varies depending on your location: from $81K per year in India, to $290K in the U...

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Opening Up the Walled Gardens of Domestic Payments OPENING UP THE WALLED GARDENS OF DOMESTIC PAYMENTS

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Apr 09, 2019

Cross-border interoperability of domestic real-time payments systems was a hot topic a few years ago, but seems to have gone off the boil – possibly due to the reality of bedding in new real-time payments systems and the challenges of domestic adoption – from the USA, to Europe, to Asia ...

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Confirmation of Payee is set to protect people from Authorised Push Payment scams, are you ready? CONFIRMATION OF PAYEE IS SET TO PROTECT PEOPLE FROM AUTHORISED PUSH PAYMENT SCAMS, ARE YOU READY?

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Apr 09, 2019

Losses totalling £354m arising from Authorised Push Payment (APP) scams were recorded in 2018. This staggering number of losses represents a total of 83,864 victims, the majority of which were on personal accounts. To help reduce cases of APP scams and to minimise the impact the crime can have...

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Bitcoin Cyrptocurrency Skyrocketing Like Never Before BITCOIN CYRPTOCURRENCY SKYROCKETING LIKE NEVER BEFORE

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Apr 09, 2019

In recent days Bitcoin has skyrocketed like never before; something people haven’t seen in several months. There were also some Cryptocurrencies of smaller companies that reached higher numbers as well. This was all set off by a buyer who is at this moment unknown.

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How Blockchain Technology Is Designed To Secure Bitcoin Transactions HOW BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY IS DESIGNED TO SECURE BITCOIN TRANSACTIONS

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Apr 09, 2019

The introduction of blockchain and smart contract technology has rapidly changed with the way people and various organizations do business across the globe. No doubt, this technology is more than just a game changer but a dynamic revolutionary. One of the most significant achievements of this moveme...

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Standard Chartered boosts open banking capabilities STANDARD CHARTERED BOOSTS OPEN BANKING CAPABILITIES

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Apr 09, 2019

Standard Chartered has earlier today announced that it is bolstering its open banking capabilities, with a focus on driving innovation and technology culture through openness and partnerships with developers, corporations and fintechs to co-create better client products and services through the shar...

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Know the difference between NEFT and RTGS before transferring money KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NEFT AND RTGS BEFORE TRANSFERRING MONEY

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Apr 09, 2019

If you use your Net banking facility to transfer funds, you would be familiar with the options of NEFT (National Electronic Funds Transfer) and RTGS (Real Time Gross Settlement). But do you know about the associated charges and other details about these money transfer facilities or the difference be...

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Why banks keep offering pre-approved loans to you WHY BANKS KEEP OFFERING PRE-APPROVED LOANS TO YOU

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Apr 09, 2019

Have you recently received a call from a bank representative offering you a pre-approved personal loan or credit card? Chances are you have, and not one, but many such calls. While a lot of you may have refused to buy into the offer or blocked the numbers from which such calls come, such calls are o...

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Legal readiness for climate finance LEGAL READINESS FOR CLIMATE FINANCE

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Apr 09, 2019

Only about 10 per cent of banks and finance institutions view climate change as an issue that can have either a positive or negative impact on their balance sheets. In January 2019, the Bank of England, with the assistance of the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential ...

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Payments strategy in 2019 PAYMENTS STRATEGY IN 2019

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Apr 09, 2019

As the first business quarter of a new year draws to a close, it’s a good time to revisit the strategies you have put in place for 2019, to help ensure that your payments ecosystem is ready. For me there are four core issues you need to focus on. Who are my APIs for? As you create APIs, which ...

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EOS (EOS), Augur (REP), and Maker (MKR) are now available to trade on Coinbase Pro (Updated) EOS (EOS), AUGUR (REP), AND MAKER (MKR) ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO TRADE ON COINBASE PRO (UPDATED)

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Apr 09, 2019

Trading of EOS and REP is available in all jurisdictions supported by Coinbase Pro, with the exception of New York State. MKR is available in all Coinbase Pro-supported jurisdictions outside the US. Additional regions may be added for each asset at a later date. After 12pm PT on Monday April 8, we w...

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Identity Theft and Fraud: Bitcoin vs. Credit Cards IDENTITY THEFT AND FRAUD: BITCOIN VS. CREDIT CARDS

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Apr 08, 2019

These phone calls are common because credit card fraud is a serious and growing problem. New technology like the EMV chip better protects consumers against physical credit card fraud and theft. Unfortunately, there are few protections for credit card holders from a more common crime: identity theft....

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Best Budget Apps and Personal Finance Tools for 2019 BEST BUDGET APPS AND PERSONAL FINANCE TOOLS FOR 2019

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Apr 08, 2019

Keeping track of your budget is easier than ever in 2019, thanks to the various tools that have arrived on the market to fill this niche. However, the huge availability of products can be a bit overwhelming at times. If you want to keep your budget in check but are not sure where to start, here are ...

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For financial service self-regulation FOR FINANCIAL SERVICE SELF-REGULATION

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Apr 08, 2019

Aconsultation paper put out by capital markets regulator Sebi on amending its regulations for Self-Regulatory Organisations (SROs) has come not a day too soon. The Sebi rules were framed back in 2004, but due to legal hurdles, no SROs have actually been set up in the fast-growing financial services ...

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Gold vs bank FDs vs stocks: How much you would have earned GOLD VS BANK FDS VS STOCKS: HOW MUCH YOU WOULD HAVE EARNED

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Apr 08, 2019

Building a portfolio is a complex exercise, and its maintenance has to be regular. A person’s portfolio holds different types of assets based on her financial goals, and each asset class gives different types of returns, which is why a portfolio much have an ideal mix of financial products. To...

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Bank CFOs navigate a new banking landscape BANK CFOS NAVIGATE A NEW BANKING LANDSCAPE

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Apr 08, 2019

While bank CFOs have long been responsible for producing the numbers and managing costs, the CFO’s emphasis today is shifting to data, analysis and insight., Bank CFOs no longer operate within strictly defined borders.  They look for new ways to generate value, proposing and shaping busin...

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What You Should Know When Applying for Working Capital from a Lender WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW WHEN APPLYING FOR WORKING CAPITAL FROM A LENDER

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Apr 08, 2019

Receiving financing from a working capital lender can be an advantageous way to improve your business’s operations. From expanding your business to purchasing inventory to hiring more employees, there are so many ways that you can utilize financing. But before you start thinking about ways to ...

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Open Banking APIs: How open should we be to Open Banking? OPEN BANKING APIS: HOW OPEN SHOULD WE BE TO OPEN BANKING?

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Apr 07, 2019

Evidently, there are more and more innovative FinTech startups as well as banks and insurance companies changing the industry landscape by providing new and easy to use applications and solutions. However, there is one problem that is preventing this revolution moving to the next level and that is t...

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3 Trends That Will Shape Digital Banking’s Future 3 TRENDS THAT WILL SHAPE DIGITAL BANKING’S FUTURE

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Apr 07, 2019

As online and mobile banking has become the primary banking interaction channels for many consumers, banks must increasingly invest their efforts and resources into keeping up with the latest trends in digital technologies, as well as changing consumer behavior, if they want to remain relevant and c...

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The Weiss Cryptocurrency Ratings Are a Bunch of BS THE WEISS CRYPTOCURRENCY RATINGS ARE A BUNCH OF BS

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Apr 07, 2019

Every quarter or so, crypto followers enthusiastically plaster the Weiss Cryptocurrency Ratings across Twitter, Reddit threads and Facebook blockchain groups. Often they use it to justify their specific view on why x coin sucks or why y token is better than the rest. However, for the reasons we outl...

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This new form of currency could transform the way we see money THIS NEW FORM OF CURRENCY COULD TRANSFORM THE WAY WE SEE MONEY

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Apr 06, 2019

Central banks around the world are experimenting with so-called Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). But what is it and why does it matter?  CBDC is a digitized version of domestic currency where the central bank issues new money equivalent to – and redeemable for – its domestic cu...

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Marketing imperatives for banks in the digital age MARKETING IMPERATIVES FOR BANKS IN THE DIGITAL AGE

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Apr 05, 2019

In the last few years, marketing has undergone metamorphosis. Marketing was conventionally considered an art but with proliferation of data and arrival of digital technologies, it has become a science driven by precision. The marketers especially need to make use of artificial intelligence (AI) in t...

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Why iGaming Industry Should Switch To Cryptocurrency WHY IGAMING INDUSTRY SHOULD SWITCH TO CRYPTOCURRENCY

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Apr 05, 2019

iGaming is also referred to as online gaming. It encompasses sports betting, online casinos, poker, among other gaming activities conducted over the internet. The iGaming industry has seen tremendous growth over the last five years. Growth Projections More people are pouring noticeable amounts of mo...

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Cryptocurrency exchange Binance Is Setting Up new Shop in Singapore CRYPTOCURRENCY EXCHANGE BINANCE IS SETTING UP NEW SHOP IN SINGAPORE

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Apr 05, 2019

Binance one of the well-known Cryptocurrency exchange is planning to start a new fiat-to-crypto exchange in Singapore in the forthcoming month. At the economy event in Seoul, South Korea CZ” Zhao, in an A tweet on the exchange’s account that said: In September at Consensus event in Singa...

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Blockchain Loyalty Can Fix Much More Than Broken Customer Rewards BLOCKCHAIN LOYALTY CAN FIX MUCH MORE THAN BROKEN CUSTOMER REWARDS

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Apr 05, 2019

Conventional loyalty doesn’t work. A slew of research points to the same picture, time and again: while customers like the idea of collecting loyalty points with their purchases, the reality rarely offers significant value to either them or the businesses that issue these points. The average A...

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How to Differentiate Your Accounting Firm HOW TO DIFFERENTIATE YOUR ACCOUNTING FIRM

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Apr 04, 2019

In today’s competitive marketplace, it’s more challenging than ever to distinguish your accounting firm from the pack. This is further complicated by the fact that you’re selling services and expertise, which are more difficult to define than tangible products. Luckily, there&rsquo...

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