Finance

Never Finance Your First Motorcycle

You’ve done your research. You’ve test-ridden all sorts of motorcycles. You know what you want. So now you’re checking your credit score and seeing what kind of interest rate you can start making payments on your first bike. Great idea, right? Not at all, actually. We’ve posted a lot of stories here aimed at new and aspiring riders, and while ... Read More »

China says North Korea tension has to be stopped from reaching irreversible stage

China said on Friday tension over North Korea had to be stopped from reaching an “irreversible and unmanageable stage” as a U.S. aircraft carrier group steamed towards the region amid fears the North may conduct a sixth nuclear weapons test. Concern has grown since the U.S. Navy fired 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airfield last week in response to ... Read More »

Fintech vs techfin — technology incarnations vs finance incumbents

A bird’s eye view of the growing role that technology plays in financial transactions brings out an overt dichotomy: that between technology companies jumping into the financial domain with full vigour — fintech — and financial companies having to adapt to the technology wave — techfin.  Chris Skinner, an independent financial technology analyst, identified the difference between fintech and techfin ... Read More »

Oakland Raiders Well Represented At NFL Finance Bootcamp

From Karl Joseph, to Gabe Holmes, the Oakland Raiders were well represented at last week’s NFL Finance Bootcamp held in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Linebacker Cory James, Running Back DeAndré Washington, Tight End Gabe Holmes, Safety Karl Joseph, Running Back Jalen Richard, and Linebacker Tyrell Adams The Oakland Raiders were well represented at last week’s NFL Finance Bootcamp held in Ft. ... Read More »

White House calls for domestic cuts to finance Mexico border wall

Donald Trump’s administration requested an immediate 30 billion dollars in additional Pentagon spending (AP) Donald Trump is proposing immediate budget cuts of 18 billion dollars (£14 billion) from programmes like medical research, infrastructure and community grants so US taxpayers, not Mexico, can cover the down-payment on the border wall. White House documents were submitted to Congress amid negotiations over a ... Read More »

Finance News Update, what you need to know

WORLD FINANCE UPDATE: The Australian share market looks set to open lower following a mixed session on Wall Street with the S&P 500 down as investors worried that US President Donald Trump’s plan to cut taxes and boost the economy could take longer than previously expected At 0705 AEDT on Tuesday, the share price futures index was down 10 points, ... Read More »

Christian Candy’s finance chief denies ‘good cop, bad cop’ game

Christian Candy: described in court as ‘a very confident businessman’ and ‘very direct’ by the finance director of CPC. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA The finance director of Christian Candy’s property firm CPC played a “good cop, bad cop” game with the businessman Mark Holyoake, the high court has heard. Tim Dean, the finance director of CPC, appeared in the high court ... Read More »

Canada’s banks set up fund to finance small businesses

* Ex CPPIB boss Wiseman says fund can be catalyst for growth * Fund worth C$500 mln initially, could rise to C$1 bln * Similar UK fund has proved successful * Fund will take minority stakes and invest over long-term * Pension funds could also invest -CIBC CEO (Adds comments from former CPPIB CEO Mark Wiseman) By Matt Scuffham and ... Read More »

71 Percent of Hispanic Entrepreneurs Expect Revenue Increase

After a good end to 2016, a new study has revealed Hispanic small business owners are excited about their prospects this year. According to the inaugural Bank of America 2017 Hispanic Small Business Owner Spotlight (PDF), 71 percent of Hispanic entrepreneurs expect their revenues to increase. That’s 20 percentage points higher than that of non-Hispanic entrepreneurs (51 percent). In addition, ... Read More »

The Unique Benefits Offered by a Fixed Deposit

When you’re looking to create funds for your future, for your children’s education or for your retirement, you explore various avenues, like investing in shares, mutual funds, or real estate, as they provide growth potential for your money. However, when you’re looking for security and liquidity, fixed deposits are one of the best options available. So you can think of ... Read More »