Banking Archives

Debit Cards Continue to Show Resilience

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The 2014 Debit Issuer Study, commissioned by PULSE, found sustained growth in both consumer and business debit in 2013. Financial institutions weathered the Target data breach and are looking for solutions to enhance security, with many issuers now planning to implement EMV debit, the study shows. Debit program performance continues to improve, as active cardholders… Read More →

Arizona Central Credit Union Launches Kids’ Website

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Arizona Central Credit Union is launching a new initiative to encourage financial literacy among children. Designed for children between the ages of 8 and 12, this program is intended to encourage sound financial habits and further an awareness of positive saving and spending practices. Molly and Moe are the official mascots of the Monkey Money… Read More →

Protect mortgage credit information from cyber threats

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Hardly a day goes by without the revelation of another information security breach leaving thousands of consumers’ private information exposed to hackers and for sale to the highest bidders. Major retailers, financial institutions and educational institutions continue to be favorite targets of cyber criminals. As was seen in the recent breech with mega-retailer Target Corporation,… Read More →

Mortgage lenders prepare for impact of Dodd-Frank Act

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Stan Feffer is president and chief operating officer of Grand Canyon Title Agency, Inc. – a Phoenix-based firm with 18 offices located throughout Maricopa County. When Feffer is not leading Grand Canyon’s 120 employees, he prefers to navigate the cool waters off the coast of San Diego on his surf board. Patiently waiting for the… Read More →

Innovative Altier Credit Union unveils video ATM

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Altier Credit Union, headquartered in Tempe, has become Arizona’s first financial institution to deploy an In-Lobby Teller (ILT) ATM (Diebold Opteva 923). Members of the credit union will find Arizona’s first ILT ATM complete with a teller concierge representative at the newly remodeled Tempe branch location. The integrated ILT ATM provides advanced ATM technology and… Read More →

Desert Schools awards more than $40K in scholarships

Twelve recipients were awarded a scholarship through the Desert Schools Community Service Scholarship program.

Desert Schools Federal Credit Union has announced the recipients of this year’s Desert Schools Community Service Scholarship. In all, eight high school seniors and four college freshman were awarded scholarships totaling $42,500 for his/her volunteerism within the community. Through Shine On, Desert Schools 75th anniversary celebration, the organization has pledged to give back more than… Read More →

Most people don’t have financial plans

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Most of us put more effort into planning a vacation than planning our financial future. According to a study issued by BMO Harris Financial Advisors, only 38 percent of Arizonans have a financial plan, yet a majority admit a financial plan plays a critical role in achieving key life goals, such as saving for a… Read More →

BMO Names Miller as President, Western U.S.

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BMO Private Bank announced today that Matt Miller has been promoted to President, Western U.S. In this role, he will be responsible for the strategic development and delivery of wealth management services for high-net-worth individuals, family-owned businesses, endowments and foundations throughout the Western U.S. Miller has nearly 30 years of experience in the financial services… Read More →

Say No to Predatory-Driven Risky Loans

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While Arizona recovers from an economic crisis rooted in predatory lending practices, a bill before the legislature proposes another round of risky loans not too far removed from the horrific payday-lending loans now mostly a good-riddance memory. HB 2526 would increase interest rates and fees on consumer loans of $3,000 up to 36% and double… Read More →

NB|AZ Hires New Wealth Advisor

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National Bank of Arizona (NB|AZ) announced Robert Wagner as a new wealth advisor at its Gainey Ranch Wealth Center. Wagner brings numerous years of financial planning, business development and strategic planning experience to his new position at NB|AZ. As a NB|AZ wealth advisor, Wagner will be responsible for developing high net-worth investment management relationships by… Read More →

Enterprise Ranked in Top 10% of Community Banks

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Enterprise Bank & Trust, the banking subsidiary of Enterprise Financial Services Corp (NASDAQ: EFSC) has been ranked in the top 10 percent of U.S. community banks by Raymond James & Associates, a leading investment banking and financial advisory firm. Enterprise was recognized in the second annual Raymond James Community Bankers Cup awards, which identified the… Read More →

Wiest launches AZ Dental Bank

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Candace Hunter Wiest, president & CEO of West Valley Bancorp., Inc. announced the launch of AZ Dental Bank. This specialty group of WVNB premiered at the Western Regional Dental Convention in Phoenix this week. According to Wiest, “Our Bank has a significant number of shareholders and Directors in the medical and dental industries. They believe… Read More →

Free Workshop for Business Leaders

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Business owners interested in selling their business is the April topic at Enterprise University’s educational learning program on Thursday, April 10 at the Phoenix Country Club. Enterprise University, a free program offered by Enterprise Bank & Trust, will feature partner James D. Colyer of True North Companies to discuss “Options for Selling a Business and… Read More →

Enterprise Univ. examines Social Media, Personnel

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Enterprise Bank & Trust, focused on the financial needs of privately-held businesses, their owner families, executives and professionals, announces its spring 2014 Enterprise University course schedule providing free educational seminars on a variety of relevant topics for business owners and their leadership. “We’ve received outstanding feedback from Enterprise University participants the last two years and… Read More →