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Finding Additional Revenue Sources in the Nation’s Underbanked

Posted by Lawrence Pruss on Aug 18, 2016 9:00:00 AM

According to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, approximately 27 percent of all American households are unbanked or underbanked – that’s 50 million individuals.

For purposes of this article, unbanked refers to individuals who don’t have a bank account and underbanked refers to those who supplement their bank account with alternative financial services like check cashers. Both underbanked and unbanked households are typically forced to rely on nonbank financial or high-rate lending solutions such as payday lending, tax refund, and settlement loans.

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Effectively Manage Vendor Contracts During a Merger or Acquisition

Posted by Patrick Goodwin, President on Aug 11, 2016 9:00:00 AM

In today’s economic climate, mergers and consolidations of financial institutions are fairly common.  Anyone who has been involved in one knows it is a time of opportunity and critical decisions. So many considerations go into such transactions, most of which legal teams oversee. There are benefits of working with companies offering proprietary benchmarks and experience that goes well beyond the scope of work offered by traditional advisors – bringing an innovative and proven approach that mitigates expenses and maximizes revenue.

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