Leaving London: Banks’ Brexit Strategy

Posted by Angie Goertz on Nov 18, 2016 2:29:34 PM

As millions across the United States prepare to exit their homes for Thanksgiving travel, four major U.S. banks are making their own preparations to leave London when Brexit takes effect.

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Topics: Banking, Brexit

Post-Election Reflection: The Banking Industry

Posted by Angie Goertz on Nov 9, 2016 1:20:28 PM

Now that it’s official, what does Donald Trumps presidential victory mean for the banking industry? According to The Wall Street Journal, banks could enjoy higher interest rates and lighter regulation, but their shares could also be affected by either greater political risk or U.S. protectionism.

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Topics: Banking

Crowdfunding Just Got a Little More Crowded: Elio Motors

Posted by Trevor Fillingame on Oct 31, 2016 2:30:40 PM

Driving in style doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. It also doesn’t necessarily require 4 wheels! Elio Motors is a “car” manufacturing company out of Phoenix, Arizona that got its start from visionary and founder, Paul Elio. Paul Elio took note of the drastic increases in both gas and vehicle prices. With full intentions of alleviating this problem, Elio unveiled his plan to produce a two-seated three-wheeled vehicle that would get 84mpg at a low price of $6,800. Today, the car sells at a $7,300 base price, and, surprisingly enough, it doesn’t look like some distasteful piece of machinery from a science fiction book.

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Topics: reg a+, crowdfunding

Frankfurt Hoping to Make a Mark after Brexit

Posted by Angie Goertz on Oct 24, 2016 9:18:30 AM

As the United Kingdom and the world slowly adjust to the impending reality of Brexit, several European cities have emerged as potentially bridging the financial services gap between London and the EU.

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Topics: Finance

The Great British Banking Fines Falloff

Posted by Angie Goertz on Oct 12, 2016 4:06:00 PM

With highly contentious politics dominating U.S. headlines, let’s travel across the pond for more positive news: UK bank penalties have plummeted by 99.7 percent. 

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Topics: Banking

Achtung! Deutsche Bank Predicts Difficult Compliance Cleanup

Posted by Angie Goertz on Oct 4, 2016 9:51:59 AM

In last week’s blog Banks Show Growing Interest in Blockchain, we urged you to “Buckle up!” This week as we turn to Deutsche Bank’s compliance cleanup effort, we invoke Bette Davis’ famous “Fasten your seat belts” line because the wounded financial giant is predicting a bumpy night road ahead.

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Topics: Compliance, fintech

Banks Show Growing Interest in Blockchain

Posted by Angie Goertz on Sep 30, 2016 11:25:24 AM

Conceived in 2008 and the underlying technology to the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, blockchain is being rapidly adopted by the banking industry.

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Topics: fintech, Bitcoin

Straight Talk About Outreach Strategies

Posted by Angie Goertz on Sep 23, 2016 10:18:26 AM

Are your shareholders hearing what you’re saying loud and clear? If not, it’s time to turn up the volume of ways your company communicates with them.

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Motivating the Fearful to Adopt FinTech

Posted by Somer Powell on Jul 15, 2016 3:47:45 PM

All of us have probably heard the phrase “FinTech” at least a few times over the last year or two.  But many still ask, “what does FinTech mean?“

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Topics: fintech, entrepreneurs

4 Must-dos to Simplify your Compliance this Year

Posted by Somer Powell on May 20, 2016 5:26:47 PM

Great job filing your 10-K for last year!  It’s hard to believe, but March approached quickly, and now April has already come and gone.  Don’t let time start getting the best of you before ensuring that your reporting process this year will be a breeze!  Here are a few tips to keep in mind: 

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Topics: Compliance, SEC, Financial Reporting