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Shopify, Square among companies hoping to ease e-commerce slowdown by lending money to merchants

A sign outside Shopify’s head office in Ottawa on September 28, 2018.CHRIS WATTIE/Reuters E-commerce companies, facing a sudden downturn, are hoping one of their new lines of business can help pick up the slack: lending money. Tech companies that provide online sales and transaction services to retailers and small businesses are also increasingly offering loans […]

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How to Choose the Most Appropriate Play-to-Earn Game for You

It’s not difficult to see how gaming has evolved from a leisure activity to a multibillion dollar business. Accenture estimates that worldwide gaming market has grown to over $300 billion due to the influx of new players looking to engage in social gaming. The revolution in blockchain technology has changed the traditional model of industrial. Instead of […]

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Mother awaiting heart transplant shares her story

Share on PinterestAfter giving birth to her second child, Zuleyma Santos was diagnosed with a rare form of heart failure and placed on the waiting list for a heart transplant. Photograph courtesy of Padilla Co Mother of two, Zuleyma Santos, works with the American Heart Association to raise awareness of the dangers of heart disease […]

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QuickQuid and Pounds to Pocket borrowers receive payment news

Borrowers who were mistakenly sold loans they couldn’t afford by two companies that went bankrupt will receive a little more than they expected. Around 78,500 QuickQuid and Pounds to Pocket borrowers will be reimbursed some of the interest and fees charged to them at a rate of 53.5p for each pound due over the next […]

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Retirement planning for the self-employed: Why you need a plan and what are the best options

(Photo: Shutterstock) There was a time when people thought that a pension and Social Security income was enough to cover the costs of retirement. Today, the majority of consumers are saving for their retirement years through a variety of retirement plans that offer tax and other benefits. You also need to understand the need to […]

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Governor Hochul Signs Legislation Strengthening Consumer Protections and Addressing Inequities in the Financial Services System

Governor Kathy Hochul today signed legislation that strengthens consumer protections and addresses inequities in the state’s financial services system. The legislation (S.1684/A.8293) directs the Department of Financial Services to conduct a study of underbanked communities and households in New York City and make recommendations to improve their access to financial services. The legislation (S.4894/A.1693) protects […]

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Ruthless fraudster ordered to pay back just £1 after scamming friends, colleagues and ex-partner out of £113,000

A ruthless fraudster has been ordered to repay just £1 after scamming his friends, colleagues and ex-partner out of £113,513 under a bogus investment scheme. Matthew Normyle, 41, invited seven people to invest in his boiler business, which he said would provide them with modest returns after 90 days while living in Rochdale. However, he […]

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COVID woes prompt more states to require financial literacy courses

Posted May 3, 2022 6:11 a.m. Elaine S. Povitch Stateline Studies have long shown that high school students are woefully misinformed about personal finances and how to manage them. But the COVID-19 pandemic, which has revealed how many American adults are living on the financial edge, has spurred ongoing efforts to make financial literacy classes […]

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CFPB seeks information on ‘unwanted fees’ charged by providers of consumer financial products or services | Hudson Cook, LLP

On January 26, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a “Request for Information Regarding Fees Charged by Providers of Consumer Financial Products or Services.” In a contemporary statement, CFPB Director Rohit Chopra described the request for information as the start of “a new effort to help American families save billions of dollars in unwanted fees […]

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Silend strengthens communities through its app where people can give anonymously and receive silently

Silend champions the values ​​of compassion, trust and safety, as well as affordability to lend a hand to someone else’s story Indianapolis, IN – One in eight families in America lives in hunger and struggles every day to provide for their family. According to the 2020 US Census report, approximately 38 million people are food […]

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High gas prices are causing financial hardship for more than half of Americans, survey finds

Gas prices are still high across the country, causing stress and financial hardship for many Americans, according to a recent Gallup survey. But fewer Americans are stressed than in the past, when gasoline was expensive. When gasoline prices soared in 2005 and 2008, more than 70% of people said it caused them financial hardship. Now […]

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Cost of living crisis: Walworth mother-of-four sold her most prized possessions to put food on the table

The UK is experiencing rising energy bills, soaring food prices and cuts in government support. But what is the human cost? As a caregiver, Fatima has spent most of her life helping others. But in 2021, she separated from her husband and her health deteriorated, forcing her to stop working. Before she knew it, she […]

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Should you ever take out a payday loan? Here’s what Dave Ramsey thinks

Image source: Getty Images Could a payday loan cause you financial problems? Key points Payday loans are a type of short-term loan. Payday loans usually have very high interest rates. Finance guru Dave Ramsey has provided some advice on payday loans. If you’re struggling to find cash to cover an unexpected expense, payday loans may […]

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Report: Rural communities lack access to banking services and are more likely to turn to predatory lenders

The nation’s top federal agency charged with protecting consumers from financial crime released a report last week highlighting the rural challenges of the current banking system. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) report, “Challenges in Rural Banking Access”, found that rural communities are more likely to lack access to physical bank branches, while rural populations […]

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Choose the right home improvement loan to start your major repair

There is always something to fix or improve in a house. From the roof to the foundation, home repairs can be costly. That’s why so many homeowners turn to home improvement loans to help them get the job done. However, with so many types of home improvement loans available, it can be difficult to choose […]