AG secures $ 2.25 million settlement in debt collection case

The two settlements, totaling nearly $ 4 million, will fund local consumption programs throughout the state. The two were negotiated by Attorney General Maura Healey’s office, which enforces consumer protection laws, including debt collection regulations. The state’s debt collection regulations are among the strictest in the country, and the two …

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COVID-19 digital social response in Kinshasa

As COVID-19 spread across the world, governments responded with an unprecedented increase in social assistance measures. Policymakers have had to focus on urban areas, especially slums, whose residents have been hit hardest by the pandemic and its economic impact. Social safety nets, traditionally targeting chronic poverty in rural areas, had …

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A massive dike system saved New Orleans. Can we help other cities?

LAROSE, Louisiana – After Hurricane Katrina, an ambitious and expensive system of levees, walls, storm barriers and pumps were installed around New Orleans to protect against the type of flooding and horrors that so deeply marked the city and the nation in 2005 And when Hurricane Ida struck last week, …

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8 new Amazon tips to save you money

Let’s face it – shopping for stuff on Amazon is fun. Maybe too much fun. You can add things to your cart without giving it much thought. You’ll end up with a mix of essentials and impulse items. Maybe not all of them are necessary, but that’s how shopping online …

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Buy Now Pay Later Platforms are everywhere; PayPal may offer stock trading

Claim Stock Skyrocket 40% on News Amazon Partners with Buy Now, Pay Later Fintech Company Affirm shares jumped 40% in the after-hours session on Friday after the financial technology company said it had partnered with Amazon to allow an after-hours payment option at checkout from Amazon. Some Amazon customers will …

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What remains of communism in China?

Two skyscrapers are illuminated during a light show to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party on June 25, 2021 in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. (Liu Yan / VCG via Getty Images) Has the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), 100 years old this year, become a capitalist? …

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Does a new neobank for musicians herald a micro-niche trend?

Subscribe to The Financial Brand FREE by email! A new fintech bank hopes to strike a chord with active musicians. In many ways, musicians are the original ‘gig workers’, with an erratic income stream rising and falling depending on the number of shows booked this month and the number of …

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BNZ waives contactless debit fees

Thursday September 2, 2021, 2:38 p.m.Press release: BNZ The Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) today announced that it will remove contactless debit transaction fees from September 1 for qualifying small and medium businesses. Dan Huggins, BNZ Director, Customer, Products and Services, said: “The elimination of contactless fees will support our …

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CLE leaders want neighborhoods in bailout fund spending plan

CLEVELAND – The city of Cleveland sent its initial report to the US Treasury Department on Wednesday on how it plans to spend some $ 511 million in American Recovery Act federal funds. Anita Gardner is the founder of the Concerned Citizens Community Council and a temporary council member for …

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New study: SMEs should use banking as a service

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that partner with a financial institution (FI) to provide banking services can tap into two fast-growing sectors. The first is Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS), which is expected to grow into a $ 3.6 trillion industry by 2030. Eighty-one percent of FIs in a survey saw BaaS as …

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