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How Fintech is Bridging the Big Bank Gap

Big banks have always been averse to risk.  They also tend to view small and medium-sized businesses as high-risk, choosing to restrict investment, in terms of both lending and services, for the SMB market. A 2015 credit survey by the Federal Reserve found that smaller institutions were 18 percent more likely to approve a small business loan than big banks, while SMBs ... Read More »

Talent Gap Puts Small Private Practice Doctors Offices in Tough Hiring Position

One thing threatening the future of health care at the local level is a private practice’s ability to attract top talent. Small Business Healthcare Recruiting Trends Without nurses and the staff needed to run a small doctor’s office, it’s more likely that the healthcare landscape will continue to shift to larger companies. The one “positive” is that it’s not just small ... Read More »

Gap and Abercrombie & Fitch slump on unhappy holidays

Shares in two of America’s largest clothing retailers plunged on Friday following disappointing third quarter sales and a downbeat forecast for the crucial holiday shopping season. Gap shares sank by 13.1% after a seventh consecutive quarter of falling revenue and warned that fewer people were visiting stores. Abercrombie & Fitch’s stock fell 13.9% on a poor sales and a weak ... Read More »

Major UK banks sign charter pledging to tackle gender gap

HSBC, Barclays, RBS and Lloyds among financial companies vowing to increase efforts to get more women into senior roles The charter contains voluntary proposals to improve companies’ gender balance. Photograph: Ryanstock/Taxi/Getty Several major UK banks including HSBC, Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group along with the Lloyd’s of London insurance market have signed up to a new ... Read More »