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Washington Federal sees boost in earnings

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Washington Federal, Inc. parent company of Washington Federal, announced earnings of $40,361,000 or $0.42 per diluted share for the quarter ended March 31, 2015, compared to $38,657,000 or $0.38 per diluted share for the quarter ended March 31, 2014, an increase of 10.5%.   The quarter produced a return on average assets of 1.11% and a… Read More →

BMO Harris Bank boosts credit to AZ business owners

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BMO Harris Bank is making an additional $2 billion in credit available to businesses in Arizona over the next three years. “We’re here to help, making more of our balance sheet available to businesses to support growth opportunities and help create new jobs,’ said Tim Bruckner, Arizona Commercial Banking Manager, BMO Harris Bank. “We have… Read More →

How can companies increase chances of securing capital?

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Silicon Valley Bank committed to lend or invest at least $100 million to technology and life science companies based in Arizona over the next five years, yet many experts say lack of money is preventing the state’s tech sector from exploding. “One area we still need to improve is in the area of capital availability,”… Read More →

BankWork$ partners With AWEE on career training

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Arizona Women’s Education and Employment (AWEE) will partner with BankWork$™ to deepen its long-time work with adults from low-income and minority communities and those with barriers to employment. The partnership to prepare workers for careers in the financial services industry comes as BankWork$™ continues its $4-million national expansion to 15 cities by 2019. “AWEE is… Read More →

Desert Schools provides 5 tips for financial fitness

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April is National Financial Literacy Month and Desert Schools Federal Credit Union has joined in the celebration, hoping to provide local consumers with some helpful tips to become savvy savers and spenders. The goal of the month, recognized officially in 2004 by the United States Senate, is to teach individuals and families how to better manage their budgets, pay… Read More →

Az Business honors winners of Healthcare Leadership Awards

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Az Business magazine honored winners of the 2015 Healthcare Leadership Awards Thursday in front of a packed house at the Arizona Grand Resort. “The Healthcare Leadership Awards honor the women, men and institutions whose passion and innovation are saving lives, extending lives, and improving the quality of our lives,” said Cheryl Green, publisher for AZ… Read More →

Healthy Housing Challenge kicks off in Phoenix

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Rebuilding Together and a team of Wells Fargo volunteers will formally kick off the Healthy Housing Challenge  on April 25, 2015 by completing critical repairs to make a home in North Central Phoenix dramatically healthier and safer. Repairs will include: painting and landscaping the home’s exterior, new windows, siding and fascia and will be funded, in part, by… Read More →

FirstBank offering Apple Pay payment services

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FirstBank Holding Company, a holding company with 15 banking locations throughout Arizona, announced that it will begin offering Apple Pay mobile payment services for customers. Apple Pay is currently accepted at more than 700,000 businesses and retailers nationwide.Through fingerprint sensor technology available on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Watch, iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3, customers will… Read More →

Arizona Gives Day supports nonprofits on April 7

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Arizona Gives Day is a powerful 24-hour online giving experience that encourages individuals across the state of Arizona to donate to their favorite nonprofit cause on April 7, 2015.   Presented by FirstBank and hosted by the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and the Arizona Grantmakers Forum, Arizona Gives Day is a day for individuals to… Read More →

What retirement looks like for Arizona’s affluent

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BMO Private Bank today released a study examining what retirement looks like or will look like for high-net worth Arizonans (defined as those with investable assets of $1 million or more). The study is part of BMO Private Bank’s Changing Face of Wealth series examining trends among affluent Americans.   According to the study, a… Read More →

Vantage West introduces scholarship program

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Vantage West Credit Union, Southern Arizona’s largest credit union, has introduced a new scholarship program as part of its continued commitment to financial readiness.  The program, which selects recipients based on a number of criteria, including academic merit, the quality and content of a written essay, and a student’s character as demonstrated by activities and volunteerism,… Read More →

Christine Nowaczyk earns national honor

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One of the leaders of both the Association for Corporate Growth’s Arizona Chapter and the Valley banking community is being recognized with a prestigious honor. ACG has named Christine Nowaczyk, Senior Vice President for Bank of Arizona and former President of ACG-Arizona, as a recipient of the 2015 Meritorious Service Award. The award is the highest honor ACG bestows on its members,… Read More →

FirstBank fund helps qualified homebuyers buy new homes

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FirstBank Holding Company, a holding company with 15 banking locations throughout Arizona, announced a $1 million community development investment with Trellis (formerly Neighborhood Housing Services of Phoenix), an organization dedicated to making financially stable homes, neighborhoods and communities possible in Maricopa County. FirstBank’s contribution will provide qualified homebuyers up to $25,000 to be used as… Read More →

BMO allows you to get cash at ATMs with smartphone

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BMO Harris Bank announced the introduction of Mobile Cash, a new technology that allows consumers to withdraw money from an ATM using their smartphone.  With the launch, BMO Harris now has the largest network of card-less enabled ATMs in the country. “Smartphones are quickly becoming the singular device that people use to help manage their… Read More →