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Thank You for Calling Equifax. Your Business Is Not Important to Us

You shouldn’t need to do a damn thing to keep your credit information safe. We’re all accustomed to the busywork of managing personal finances. You check your 401(k) retirement account, making sure your portfolio is carefully balanced. You scan your bank and credit card statements from time to time to verify the charges. These are things responsible people do. But ... Read More »

What is a domestic systemically important bank

Last week, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) declared HDFC Bank Ltd to be a domestic systemically important bank (D-SIB). The other two such banks are State Bank of India (SBI) and ICICI Bank Ltd. What is it? D-SIB means that the bank is too big to fail. According to the RBI, some banks become systemically important due to their ... Read More »

The economy is not strong, wages remain weak, and rates will stay on hold

The annual growth rate is still well below par, despite what Scott Morrison says. If Treasurer Scott Morrison really thinks the latest report on the health of the Australian economy represents a “strong set of numbers”, it will be interesting to see what sort of adjectives he comes up with to describe them when they really are strong. The economy is not ... Read More »

What is Purchase Order Financing and is It Right for Your Business?

You just got a big order but your inventory of supplies is down. No need to worry about losing the business. Purchase order financing can set you up with the supplies and inventory you’ll need to start that new job.  Small Business Trends interviewed Taylor Haddix, Funding Specialist at Segway Financial, LLC, to learn more about this financial tool. “Purchase order ... Read More »

Silver Reel is latest production firm to move into UK TV market

Silver Reel, the Swiss finance and production company behind films including the upcoming Breathe, Andy Serkis’s directorial debut featuring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy, is launching a €50m (£45.6m) fund to make TV drama in Britain, taking advantage of the weakening of the pound since the Brexit vote. Silver Reel has invested more than £500m making 35 films in the last decade, ... Read More »

What Is Amazon AppStream 2.0 and Why Might Your Business Need It?

Remote access to digital resources has become one of the most important features of today’s business ecosystem. And with people spending more time working remotely, businesses and individuals are looking for reliable platforms to access said resources. The Amazon AppStream 2.0 application was created with this very goal in mind. Version 1.0 When Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) introduced AppStream in 2013, it had ... Read More »

Small Business Job Growth is .70 Percent Slower Than Last Year

The latest Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch  reports the pace of small business job growth has slowed for the fifth consecutive month. It’s .70 percent slower than July of last year. That puts the numbers under a nationally established baseline for growth for the first time in six years. However, wages seem to be increasing at a decent rate across the country. ... Read More »

In debt with cancer: Is your bank listening?

Tracy Jameson was diagnosed with ovarian cancer last year Some cancer sufferers who phone the Macmillan support line want to talk about death, and the process of dying. But for 25 times as many patients, it’s not their health they want to discuss. It’s their finances. Macmillan’s research shows that most cancer suffers are nearly £7,000 a year worse off ... Read More »

Is ENERGY STAR® Worth It for Small Businesses?

Making smarter choices when it comes to your energy use can help you run your business more efficiently and can have a big impact on your small business. One way to do that is by looking for the blue ENERGY STAR label when selecting new pieces of equipment or building your business from the ground up. ENERGY STAR is designed ... Read More »

Don’t panic on that WhatsApp message! No bank is closing down

There are increasing number of messages on WhatsApp and other social media platforms informing people about closure of nine banks. However, these are baseless, untrue and all depositors’ money is safe, according to Finance Ministry and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Since last few weeks, Whatsapp Groups have seen a barrage of messages claiming closure of nine public sector ... Read More »