Calls against Texas financial chair show hypocrisy of short term lending critics

Jan 24, 2014 Quinn Thomas

Short term lending critics are at it again. Over the last year, state and federal officials have repeatedly targeted the industry, showing that other financial sectors are indeed more heavily favored than short term institutions.Instead of


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Alternative financial services, electronic payments have profound impact on small business

Jan 24, 2014 Sean Albert

The past several years have been highly turbulent for entrepreneurs of all kinds, especially as small business lending, consumer spending and household optimism have fluctuated erratically. However, 2013 saw some of the biggest improvements


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Lawmakers launch war against loan penalty charges

Jan 24, 2014 Philip Burgess

In almost any nation across the world, if you don't keep up with making payments on various accounts, there are going to be consequences. For instance, say you fail to pay your electricity bill for a month or two - chances are good that you're


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3 strange facts about identity theft

Jan 24, 2014 Dave King

Identity theft is one of the most prevalent crimes in the United States. It can do a number on consumer credit scores and put people at financial risk. Identity theft can impact anyone from business owners to traditional consumers, and there


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Big companies invest in mobile payments

Jan 24, 2014 Dave King

It is becoming more clear that mobile payments are the future, with many of the country's biggest companies investing in the technology.Amazon recently acquired the mobile payments startup GoPago, according to Tech Crunch. The deal included


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