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The best fast personal loans for quick cash – July 2020

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Lender Funding time Interest rate  
Alliant Credit personal loans Same-day 6.24% to 10.24% APR Learn more »
OneMain Financial Personal loan Next-day 18.00% – 35.99% APR Learn more »
Best Egg personal loan Same-or next-day available 5.99%–29.99% APR Learn more »
HSBC personal loans Same-day for current customers, next-day for anyone else Starting at 5.99% APR for current customers, 6.99% APR for non-customers Learn more »
LendingPoint personal loans Next-day 9.99% to 35.99% APR Learn more »
BBVA personal loans Same-day for customers with a BBVA checking account 5.99% to 29.99% Learn more »
Wells Fargo Next business day 5.99% to 24.49% APR Learn more »

 

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Posted in Business

Opinion: We Must Rescue Health Insurance for Small Businesses and Their Workers

Joel C. Cantor and Margaret Koller

New Jersey has successfully “flattened the curve” in the growth of coronavirus cases, but the prospect of a second wave can’t be ignored, and cautious consumers may not return to dining out or shopping locally anytime soon.

Small employers are at the cross-currents of pandemic-driven forces. Many small businesses rely on face-to-face interactions, and few have deep pockets to weather shutdowns and stalled demand. The revenue freefall that businesses have experienced over the last five months makes sustaining payments for health insurance coverage challenging if not impossible. Yet, at a time when we are all vulnerable to a dangerous virus with no vaccine and limited treatment options, the idea of going without health coverage can be terrifying.

To address growing challenges in small group health insurance, the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy convened a virtual expert panel on July 16. Drawing on perspectives

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Posted in Finance

Democratising finance for all? An investment app for amateurs and a student trader’s death



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On 12 June, 20-year-old student Alex Kearns killed himself, believing that he had just lost $730,000 (£580,000) through a smartphone app. To compound the tragedy, his despair was entirely needless. Far from having doomed himself to a lifetime of debt, he had, it appears, simply misunderstood what the app was telling him.



a hand holding a cell phone: The Robinhood investment app is due to launch in the UK some time this year.


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The Robinhood investment app is due to launch in the UK some time this year.

The staggering sum may have looked like a loss but was, in fact, a temporary position on an option, a financial instrument of which he had little understanding. His account was actually in credit, to the tune of $16,000.

Kearns was one of more than 13 million users of Robinhood, which has shaken up the world of stock market investing by waiving commission fees, making it cheaper and easier for ordinary

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Posted in Insurance

“COVID-19 Impact on Global Health Insurance Market

Global Health Insurance Market

Global Health Insurance Market report provides statistics on the current state of the industry as a valuable source of guidance and direction for companies and investors interested in this market. The report also plays key role in keeping hold of reputation of the firm and its products. The Global Health Insurance Market document contains all the information including market definition, classifications, applications, and engagements while also detailing about what the major players are doing in respect of product launches, joint ventures, developments, mergers and acquisitions and how it is affecting the market in terms of sales, revenue and CAGR values for the market. Some are the key and developing players that are a piece of inclusion and have being profiled are – Unitedhealth Group, Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc , Aetna Inc., Centene Corporation, Cigna, Allianz Care, Axa, Assicurazioni Generali S.P.A., Bupa, AIA Group Limited, Aviva, BMI

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This self-help platform automates the management of business SIM cards

In these uncertain times we are all aware of the crunch our economy is facing. We’re all being told to watch our spend and businesses are really starting to examine ways to do that; and mobile data costs are no different.

In the traditional office environment, managing mobile connectivity and data use was not such a serious issue for IT managers, as data costs were essentially a part of the overall fixed network spend. But with the “new normal”, where more people are working remotely, it is proving to be quite a challenge.

With more companies looking for simple, yet ingenious, ways for their employees to conduct business independently it is proving essential to control and better manage mobile data costs.

Companies need to be able to scale up and scale down, at the drop of a hat, as and when the environment changes. Staying flexible with regard to mobile

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Posted in Finance

What Is The Ownership Structure Like For Financial Institutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISI)?

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A look at the shareholders of Financial Institutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISI) can tell us which group is most powerful. Generally speaking, as a company grows, institutions will increase their ownership. Conversely, insiders often decrease their ownership over time. Companies that used to be publicly owned tend to have lower insider ownership.

Financial Institutions is a smaller company with a market capitalization of US$247m, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors. In the chart below, we can see that institutions are noticeable on the share registry. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about Financial Institutions.

Check out our latest analysis for Financial Institutions

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Financial Institutions?

Institutions typically measure themselves against a

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Posted in Insurance

Graduate assistants, USF at odds over health premiums

After a heated bargaining session with University of South Florida officials last week, the union representing the school’s graduate assistants appealed to a higher authority Monday, calling on the Board of Trustees to meet its demands.

The request came at a virtual news conference that followed two recent protests, including one outside the home of USF president Steve Currall.

Graduate Assistants United, which represents more than 2,000 graduate students, has been in negotiations with the university’s bargaining team since January over their contract, which stipulates their stipends and benefits. Their existing contract expired at the end of June.

Related: USF graduate students roll out a new kind of protest outside president’s house

While in earlier sessions they sought higher wages, paid parental leave and dental insurance, the union is now asking that the university cover the full costs of health insurance premiums, which are set to rise, and eliminate student

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Posted in Personal

Where Can You Invest Your Money?

Savings should be encouraged, but it is better to invest your money and watch it grow. There are minimal benefits of saving money, but with the right investment, you can be assured of excellent financial security. However, investments can be risky, making many people prefer keeping their money than taking these risks.

What factors will reduce these risks, and are there companies that can guarantee safe investments? You must invest with the right companies with excellent services, and they should ensure growth in your finances.

How to Choose an Investment Company

With the right investments, you will make money, and it will put you at ease to know that your payment is secured. But how do we know that a company is the right financial institution to invest and feel safe. Read Silver Gold Bull Reviewsas one of the companies to consider for your investment amongst other great companies.… Read More

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When will you get your next coronavirus stimulus check?

Officials are moving closer and closer to a deal that would put more money directly into your pocket as the country continues to struggle with the coronavirus pandemic.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (above) and his fellow Republicans have introduced a relief package that includes a repeat of those popular “stimulus checks” of up to $1,200 that most Americans got earlier this year. And this time, families would get bigger payouts.

The proposal is very similar to one the Democratic-controlled U.S. House passed a couple of months ago — but not close enough to avoid congressional bickering that could keep you from getting your money quickly.

Here’s what we know about the timing of the next round of checks, direct deposits and debit cards.

How the second stimulus checks are shaping up

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The new payments will be the same as the last ones, except for families.

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