Bank of America | September 27, 2022
Bank of America today announced the launch of QR sign-in for CashPro, a development that makes it easier for companies to access their payments, cash management and trade finance operations. The bank's 500,000 CashPro users now have the option to sign into the website using their mobile device by scanning a QR code and their biometrics via the CashPro App, replacing the need to manually enter password credentials.
"QR sign-in is a technology that's familiar to our clients from their personal lives, and now they can use it to seamlessly access CashPro, The technology kicks off a schedule of enhancements we plan to introduce to CashPro over the next 18 months that will further improve the simplicity and security of our award-winning platform."
-Tom Durkin, global product head for CashPro Platform in Global Transaction Services
Mobile authentication is a natural extension of the ubiquitous worldwide adoption of mobile devices and the increasing comfort clients have in using them for business purposes. QR sign-in is powered by patented technology that allows a mobile device to be used as a method for computer authentication. It is the first of a series of enhancements for CashPro aimed at reducing the reliance on traditional forms of user credentials and making the user experience simpler and more secure.
Bank of America listens carefully to its client users through the CashPro Client Advisory Boards that represent companies of varying size and complexity as the bank designs and implements new security and innovation features.
The CashPro Advisory Boards generate invaluable dialogue that help ensure the enhancements we make to the platform fuel our clients' own growth objectives, QR sign-in is the latest example of the collaboration achieved through the Advisory Boards,said Ken Ullmann, co-head of GTS for Global Commercial Banking at Bank of America.
Bank of America has been named the World's Best Bank for Payments and Treasury by Euromoney magazine for the past two years. Additionally, CashPro and the CashPro App consistently receive third party recognition such as:
Celent Model Bank 2022 Award for Corporate Digital Banking, Celent
Best Mobile Cash Management Software, Best Treasury and Cash Management Providers 2022: Systems and Services, Global Finance magazine
Best Mobile Technology Solution, Technology & Innovation Awards 2021, Treasury Management International (TMI)
CashPro Forecasting named Best Cash Management Project for 2022, The Asian Banker
Bank of America
Bank of America is one of the world's leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 67 million consumer and small business clients with approximately 4,000 retail financial centers, approximately 16,000 ATMs and award-winning digital banking with approximately 55 million verified digital users. Bank of America is a global leader in wealth management, corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 3 million small business households through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations across the United States, its territories and approximately 35 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
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AAG | September 29, 2022
Great Place to Work® and Fortune have honored American Advisors Group (AAG) as one of the 2022 Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance™. Earning a spot means that AAG is one of the best companies to work for in the country.
The Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance award is based on analysis of survey responses from more than over 176,000 employees from Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies in the financial services and insurance industry
"It's an honor to be named a Great Place to Work and we are so grateful for our dedicated employees who have made us a part of this list, AAG is truly a very special place, where we do extraordinary things for seniors, so they can achieve a better retirement."
-Rebecca Pacillas, AAG Chief People Officer
AAG is committed to building its Caring, Driven, and Ethical culture through employee engagement, competitive compensation, and professional development. AAG recently launched One AAG, an internal sharing initiative focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion. One AAG invites its employees to share their real stories and experiences through internal company newsletters and discussion panels to create a space where diverse perspectives, cultures, and values are celebrated.
In 2022, AAG was endorsed for multiple corporate accolades including Best Workplace for Millennials. AAG was also recognized by Inspiring Workplaces and awarded Arizona Top Workplaces in 2022.
AAG is headquartered in Irvine California.
About the Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance™
Great Place to Work® selected the Best Workplaces for Financial Services & Insurance™ by gathering and analyzing confidential survey responses from more than 176,000 employees from Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies in the financial services and insurance industry. Company rankings are derived from 75 employee experience questions within the Great Place to Work® Trust Index™ survey. Great Place to Work determines its lists using its proprietary For All™ methodology to evaluate and certify thousands of organizations in America's largest ongoing annual workforce study, based on over 1 million survey responses and data from companies representing more than 6.1 million employees, this year alone. Read the full methodology.
About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All™.
AAG is dedicated to helping older Americans find new ways to fund a better retirement through the responsible use of home equity. As the nation's leader in reverse mortgage lending, AAG offers a suite of home equity solutions including Home Equity Conversion Mortgages, traditional and proprietary mortgages — that are designed to give seniors a better financial outcome in retirement. AAG is a proud member of the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA).
Secfi | September 28, 2022
Secfi, the leading provider of equity planning, today announced the launch of Secfi Wealth, offering personalized financial advice, investment management, and access to alternative investments opportunities for those with startup equity. As a registered investment advisor (RIA), Secfi will now expand on its equity planning expertise to provide comprehensive financial advice and ongoing investment management specifically for the startup community.
Equity is the most exciting yet daunting aspect of a startup employee’s financial life, and requires dedicated expertise and guidance to get it right. The startup community is underserved by today's wealth managers who lack extensive experience with stock options, advanced tax planning, and a deep understanding of venture valuations. In addition, they often require clients to have at least hundreds of thousands of dollars in investable assets. Secfi provides investment advice when it matters most early in one’s financial life which is why Secfi doesn’t require a minimum amount of investable assets to work with an advisor.
Secfi brought John Morrison on to lead the design and management of client portfolios, as well as educate clients on investing. John brings over a decade of portfolio management experience to Secfi. He was a portfolio manager of systematic active strategies at Dimensional Fund Advisors for several years. He also spent a number of years evaluating alternative investments from a risk management point of view at Goldman Sachs, and consulted at Bain and Company.
We listen to our clients and build a portfolio that suits them and their unique situation. Our goal is to save them money, make them money, and/or lower their risk by taking a systematic, data driven approach to investing while controlling what we can control in the structuring and management of their portfolio, Many of our clients reached their current level of financial wealth by taking a chance at a startup, working hard, and reaping outsized returns as a result. We help them grow that wealth in a way that avoids single points of failure so they can have the freedom to live the life they want to live and potentially take another chance on something with confidence,said Morrison.
“Startup equity is an important gateway to future wealth, which is why it’s key that it be incorporated into financial planning, Historically, access to this level of expertise and wealth management would be limited to startup founders. But the reality is that it’s needed by all levels of startup employees. We’ve been waiting for this day ever since we started Secfi to provide a holistic offering to our clients.”
-Frederik Mijnhardt, CEO and Co-Founder of Secfi
With this additional offering, startup employees receive access to specialized expertise in pre-and post-IPO equity planning, stock option exercise and selling strategies, tax planning, preparation and filing, secondary and tender offers, and investment diversification creating a one-stop shop for employees to understand their choices around their stock options and how this impacts their larger financial goals.
Since 2017, Secfi has been the startup community’s leading equity advocate, and has worked with employees from 90% of all U.S. unicorns including Airbnb, Palantir, and Doordash, helping them understand, maximize, plan, and provide cash to unlock the value of their stock options. More than 30,000 startup employees have used Secfi’s platform for equity planning, representing $48 billion in equity.
Secfi is trusted by startup employees for equity planning, stock option financing, and wealth management. We’re the first to provide a digital platform for equity planning, 1:1 financial advice, and ongoing investment management, as well as financing products that enable employees to own a stake in the company they helped build. We’ve worked with employees from more than 90% of all U.S. unicorns, and built more than 30,000 equity plans worth $48B in equity value. As an expert in valuing private companies, Secfi has studied and underwritten hundreds of high-growth startups.