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October 2015: The End of the Swipe-and-Sign Credit Card – Corporate Intelligence – WSJ
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It’s a payment ritual as familiar as handing over a $20 bill, and it’s about to go extinct: prepare to say farewell to the swipe-and-sign of a credit card transaction.

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Never Give Stores Your Zip Code. Here’s Why
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(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) Why do merchants sometimes ask us for our ZIP code when we buy something? I recently visited the Mob Museum in Las Vegas, an interesting addition to Sin City’s attractions. I paid my admission with a credit card, prompting the museum ticket seller to ask me: “What’s your ZIP […]

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Florida bank profits off 54%, loans stay flat
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Nationally, bank loans were down 0.4 percent in what the FDIC called a seasonal decline related to credit card balances and agricultural loans. There was 1.6 percent national growth in commercial and industrial lines of credit. One good sign in Florida …

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Female business loan demand exceeds male demand
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raharney Recent data from Raharney Capital found that female demand for business loans exceeded that of men between Jan. 1 and May 26, with nearly 52 percent of applications filed by women. The National Women’s Business Council said 28.8 percent of …

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BusinessWise: Finding a loan for your business
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Question: We are having a hard time obtaining a bank loan for our small business. We need working capital in order to grow our company but are finding that it is very difficult to accomplish this. What can we do to increase our odds of getting a …

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Accion Texas offering bridge loans to San Antonio businesses
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A bridge loan provides additional capital for a company that has already received a larger loan through a bank or other lender to finance a major project. These businesses will sometimes require additional funds to “bridge” over a gap in its financial …

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Florida bank profits down 54%, loans stay flat in Q1
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Nationally, bank loans were down 0.4 percent in what the FDIC called a seasonal decline related to credit card balances and agricultural loans. There was 1.6 percent national growth in commercial and industrial lines of credit. One good sign in Florida …

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How Idaho Central Credit Union grew into the biggest financial institution …
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“As a financially conservative small businessman, my survival depends on my ability to make it year after year,” Pori says. “Credit unions understand that in their business practices.” Katherine Jones — kjones@idahostatesman.comBuy Photo. Story Photos …

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