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Why TD Bank's Emotional 'Thank You' Video Is Marketing Magic

Why TD Bank's Emotional 'Thank You' Video Is Marketing Magic

The viral video, which features a talking ATM that dispenses incredible gifts for customers, is as emotionally poignant as it is commercially impactful.
Want a Bank Loan? You Better Have Some Skin in the Game.

Want a Bank Loan? You Better Have Some Skin in the Game.

A strong equity position supports the notion that the owner is likely to protect the investment and repay borrowed funds.
Looking For Capital? Don't Forget About the Little Bank That Could.

Looking For Capital? Don't Forget About the Little Bank That Could.

A new report from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation shows that, despite massive banking industry consolidation, there are more community banks in the U.S. now than there were 30 years ago.
One-Time Bitcoin Exchange Giant Mt. Gox Collapses Amid Insolvency, Trading Allegedly Suspended

One-Time Bitcoin Exchange Giant Mt. Gox Collapses Amid Insolvency, Trading Allegedly Suspended

The former cryptocurrency king fizzles out, reportedly filing for bankruptcy after allegedly losing $375 million in Bitcoins in the wake of supposed 'years-long' 'unnoticed' theft.
Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Apologizes About Crippling Hack, Says Withdrawals to Resume Soon

Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Apologizes About Crippling Hack, Says Withdrawals to Resume Soon

Troubled virtual currency platform rolls out new system, set to rebound from recent attack.
JPMorgan Slams Bitcoin as Exchanges Halt Withdrawals

JPMorgan Slams Bitcoin as Exchanges Halt Withdrawals

Bitcoin has suffered another shock to its system in the past week, but there's reason to believe the problem is only temporary.
Why the Postal Service Getting Into Banking Is the Worst Idea Ever

Why the Postal Service Getting Into Banking Is the Worst Idea Ever

In a misguided attempt to help the lowest income rung, the USPS is being floated as America's next bank. That won't help anyone.
India's No. 1 Bitcoin Exchange: Shutdown 'In No Way' Reflects Bitcoin's True Potential

India's No. 1 Bitcoin Exchange: Shutdown 'In No Way' Reflects Bitcoin's True Potential

As India's central bank considers what to do about digital currencies, Bitcoin businesses in India are suspending operations.
SecondMarket CEO: Wall Street Will Put 'Hundreds of Millions' Into Bitcoin

SecondMarket CEO: Wall Street Will Put 'Hundreds of Millions' Into Bitcoin

The founder of the Bitcoin Investment Trust has been meeting with Wall Street players whom he says are preparing to pour vast amounts of money into the digital currency.
How to Build Great Credit for Your Fledgling Startup

How to Build Great Credit for Your Fledgling Startup

Young entrepreneurs have the challenge of raising funds on little to no credit history. Here's how to overcome this obstacle.
What Your Banker Isn't Telling You

What Your Banker Isn't Telling You

Understanding how bankers work with small-business owners will help you make the most of your relationship.
Fed Throws Latest Punch in Swipe-Fee Brawl

Fed Throws Latest Punch in Swipe-Fee Brawl

The U.S. Federal Reserve says it will appeal an earlier decision from the U.S. District Court that challenged the swipe-fee regulations set by the central bank.

SBA Secures Pledge from Banks to Lend More to Veteran Entrepreneurs

The government's small-business agency announces a pledge to support approximately 2,000 additional businesses.
Lending to Franchises Reaches the Highest Level Since the Recession

Lending to Franchises Reaches the Highest Level Since the Recession

Banks are expected to make $23.9 billion available to franchise businesses this year, according to a new report by the International Franchise Association.
3 Signs You May Need to Ditch Your Bank

3 Signs You May Need to Ditch Your Bank

It is a hassle to change banks. Here is when it is worth it.
Most Retailers Saving Big on Debit Card Processing Fees

Most Retailers Saving Big on Debit Card Processing Fees

Federal Reserve report shows financial reforms are making a difference for merchants, although some say it's not enough.
SBA Chief Karen G. Mills on the Small-Business Lending Comeback

SBA Chief Karen G. Mills on the Small-Business Lending Comeback

Karen G. Mills, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, talks about the agency's 2011 record year in small-business loan guarantees, helping to fill gaps when banks were reluctant to lend.
Looking for a Loan? Don't Wait for a Big Bank

Looking for a Loan? Don't Wait for a Big Bank

Approval rates at the biggest U.S. banks shriveled up a bit in March compared to the previous month, according to a survey.
What Technologies Banks Should Be Using to Keep Your Money Safe

What Technologies Banks Should Be Using to Keep Your Money Safe

A look at security-related banking tools that guard your business from fraud.
SBA Lending in 2012 Gets a Haircut

SBA Lending in 2012 Gets a Haircut

The SBA announced a banner year in 2011 -- supporting a record $30 billion in loans. But come 2012, the agency's sights are $1 billion lower.
Can Entrepreneurs Count on Community Banks?

Can Entrepreneurs Count on Community Banks?

Small banks have been quietly shutting their doors in greater number. Here's how their loss could affect your business.
A Recovery in Small-Business Lending?

A Recovery in Small-Business Lending?

The SBA's 90 percent guarantee on certain loans may be no more, but the borrowing outlook may be brightening.

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