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Lenders who prey on veterans hurt other home buyers as well
The Real Deal New York • Lexi
Yes, Consumers Will Buy Fee-Based Indexed Annuities
ThinkAdvisor • Joe Maringer
Dojo picks up seed funding from Vested Ventures
peHub News • Iris Dorbian
When Does a Financial Planner Need to Register as an Investment Adviser?
ThinkAdvisor • Chris Stanley
LIC clocks 11.5% growth in premium income in 9MFY18
The Economic Times of India • Pti
Vested Ventures Completes Seed Round Investment in Dojo
BusinessWire
House Proposal For Changes On Loan Repayments: Payday Loan Providers
WUSF News • Davondra Alston
Allianz Life Reports Strong 2017 Financial Results
BusinessWire
Why Trump Is Backing Off Equifax Hack Probe
Forbes • Contributor, John Wasik
3 serious problems with the 4% retirement rule
CNN • Maurie Backman, The Motley Fool
 
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Mortgages, Personal Finance
Lenders who prey on veterans hurt other home buyers as well
The Real Deal New YorkLexi
Could predatory lending practices affecting veterans also be inflating interest rates paid by thousands of unsuspecting home buyers using FHA loans? The answer appears to be yes — and the underlying abuses in home loans to veterans are prompting action by federal...
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Finance, Investment Industry
Yes, Consumers Will Buy Fee-Based Indexed Annuities
ThinkAdvisorJoe Maringer
In 2017, insurers prepared for the U.S. Department of Labor's fiduciary rule by rolling out many fee-based products. LIMRA reported in November, however, that fee-based products accounted for only about 0.1% of U.S. individual annuity sales in the third quarter. Will anyone...
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Citigroup Inc, Economic Policy
Dojo picks up seed funding from Vested Ventures
peHub NewsIris Dorbian
Vancouver, British Columbia-based Dojo Technology Corp, a financial software company, has secured an undisclosed amount of seed funding. The backer is Vested Ventures, the investment arm of Vested, a public relations agency. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK and VANCOUVER – February 15, 2018...
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Finance, Financial Regulatory Bodies
When Does a Financial Planner Need to Register as an Investment Adviser?
ThinkAdvisorChris Stanley
Advisor. Broker. Wealth Manager. Financial Advisor. Investment Advisor. Financial Consultant. Financial Planner. Savings Coach. Budget Doctor. Wealth Architect. Money Ninja. Cash Llama. The regulatory approach to financial professional titles to date has pretty much been “Pick one and have at it.” Hyperbole...
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Accounting, Finance
LIC clocks 11.5% growth in premium income in 9MFY18
The Economic Times of IndiaPti
Life insurance giant LIC today reported an over Rs 2,23,854 crore in premium income for the nine months through December 2017, up 11.47 per cent from Rs 2,00,818 crore a year ago. New business performance grew 19.47 per cent to Rs 99,783.33...
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Banking, Citigroup Inc
Vested Ventures Completes Seed Round Investment in Dojo
BusinessWire
NEW YORK & VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vested Ventures, the investment arm of Vested (the fastest growing public relations agency in the world), announced it has successfully completed a seed round investment in Vancouver financial software company Dojo Technology Corp (“Dojo”). Vested Ventures,...
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Credit Cards, Credit Services
House Proposal For Changes On Loan Repayments: Payday Loan Providers
WUSF NewsDavondra Alston
Payday loan providers are asking for more options and extended repayments. They argue it will give borrowers more flexibility but opponents say it’s a trap for low-income borrowers. Those in opposition of House Bill 857 believe an increase in payday loan amounts...
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Economic Policy, Endowments
Allianz Life Reports Strong 2017 Financial Results
BusinessWire
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life®) today announced its 2017 financial results, with operating profit remaining nearly level at $1.18 billion. Assets under management rose to $136.3 billion, up 8.7 percent over the previous year, while net income...
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Credit Cards, Credit Services
Why Trump Is Backing Off Equifax Hack Probe
ForbesContributor, John Wasik
If you're a rabid regulation-phobe, all government supervision is bad. You see the world in black and white. Such is the case with the Trump Administration, which is actively snuffing any rules and agencies linked to environmental, consumer, labor and investor protection....
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Finance, Investment Industry
3 serious problems with the 4% retirement rule
CNNMaurie Backman, The Motley Fool
We're all told to save as much money as possible for retirement, but how much is really enough? For years, experts have relied on the 4% rule to help determine how much savings is truly adequate. The rule states that if you...
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