These Finance Content Marketing Trends Will Dominate 2015

    September 21st, 2014

    Kevin Spacey recently delivered the keynote speech at the annual Content Marketing World conference in Cleveland, Ohio. The mere announcement of his participation in this event had many asking, What on Earth does Kevin Spacey have to do with content marketing?

    While a quick scroll through Spaceys quotes on the #CMWorld Twitter hashtag will provide an answerhe actually knows quite a lotSpacey was also the face of a major pivot in E-Trades content strategy.

    The financial services company put itself on the viral map with those talking baby commercials, and this year its marketing team decided to go in a more serious direction, offering authoritative ads featuring Spacey, informative...

    ‘Facebook of China’ Invests in Finance Social Network Co. Snowball

    September 21st, 2014

    Snowball Finance Ltd., a social network for investors tracking China’s financial markets, has scored a financial win of its own by closing a $40 million Series C round of funding.

    The round was led by Chinese social networking company Renren Inc., once thought of as China’s answer to Facebook Inc., with participation from other investors including MorningSide Ventures and Sequoia Capital, according to Snowball.

    The $40 million investment is another example of a Chinese technology firm stepping in alongside venture firms as a strategic investor to back a startup. That said, Renren has been far less active in the investment space relative to its technology...

    Russia needs government investment to avoid recession, says former finance …

    September 20th, 2014

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia risks slipping into recession because the government is not investing enough in the economy to weather Western sanctions, former finance minister Alexei Kudrin said on Tuesday, criticizing the strategy so far.

    A strong advocate of liberal reforms, Kudrin has become almost the only voice in the Russian elite to question economic policy since the Ukraine crisis, counting on his long-term close ties to President Vladimir Putin to protect him from censure.

    Taking aim at the generous spending pledges Putin made when he returned to the presidency in 2012, Kudrin said Moscow did not have the funds to invest in an economy, which was flagging before the West...

    NSTFDC signs MoU with APSCABL

    September 20th, 2014

    Itanagar: National Schedule Tribe Finance and Development Corporation (NSTFDC), a government of India undertaking today entered into a Memorandum of Un ertaking (MoU) with Arunachal Pradesh State Cooperative Apex Bank Limited (APSCABL), appointing APSCABL the additional channelising agent for various schedule tribe related programmes for Arunachal Pradesh.

    Participating in the MoU signing function, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki termed it a red letter day for the state and exuded hope that the two agencies would cater to the needs of the tribal populace of the state.

    While welcoming the novel decision of NSTFDC for appointing Apex Bank as the additional channelising agent, the CM exuded...

    Pressure Builds to Let Thrifts Make More Business Loans

    September 20th, 2014

    Warning: War with ISIS will spook financial markets

    September 20th, 2014

    The drumbeat for a US-led war with ISIS is growing louder, and the coalition of countries vowing...

    The five Cs of credit for getting business loans

    September 20th, 2014

    Myths and misconceptions about the reason banks decline loans and the rate at which this happens are as common today as ever. As a banker, its my goal to bring clarity to the process, and explain what it takes for a business to get a loan and why a loan application may be declined.

    For a banker, evaluating a credit application means reviewing the five Cs of credit: credit history, collateral, capital, conditions and capacity. You may have heard of these five general areas that help determine whether a business loan will be approved. Yet here are five things you may not know about the five Cs:

    Both business and personal credit history are important when pursuing business...

    Hebrew Loan Society Still Going Strong After 30 Years

    September 19th, 2014

    Serving a nine-county region encompassing Philadelphia, its suburbs and South Jersey, the organization offers traditional loans — up to $7,500 — to Jewish individuals and those working for a Jewish communal agency or synagogue. Loans must be repaid within two to three years, depending on the amount, and there are no added fees. There is some more flexibility on the timing for educational loans. The society, a member of the International Association of Jewish Free Loans, also recently launched business loans, which are open to the general community.

    Oil prices falling, but maybe not for long: Jefferies

    September 19th, 2014

    Oil prices have fallen 15% over the past year, and they could slide further before stabilizing. Thats good news for US consumers who are paying an average of $3.41...

    GA Lottery targets shadow winners

    September 19th, 2014

    The Georgia Lottery tells the FOX 5 I-Team its launching a full-scale effort to crack down on so-called shadow winners.

    These are people who take a percentage of the prize to stand in for the real winner.

    Anyone with a winning ticket over $600 must show the Georgia Lottery proof of ID to collect their money. Before that cash is handed out, though, the Georgia Lottery checks to see whether the winner owes any back taxes or court-ordered judgments such as child support or educational loans.

    If thats you, a shadow winner can help you keep more of your big prize.

    Kip Wise admits hes a shadow winner.

    Did you ever feel like you were...