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Emerson Firm Announces Investigation Regarding Alleged Mishandling of Personal Financial Data …

Press release content from Globe Newswire. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.

Press release content from Globe Newswire. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.

September 12, 2020 GMT

HOUSTON, Sept. 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Emerson Firm, PLLC (“Emerson”), a law firm in Houston, Texas, announces that it is continuing its investigation regarding the alleged mishandling of individuals’ personal financial data by Yodlee, Inc. (“Yodlee”).  One of our colleagues recently filed a class action complaint on behalf of individuals whose financial information was collected and stored by the fintech app Yodlee.  The defendants are Yodlee and Envestnet, Inc. (“Envestnet”).  Yodlee is aa subsidiary of Envestnet which provides unified wealth management technology and products to financial advisors and institutions. Their flagship product is an advisory platform that integrates the services and software used by financial advisors

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UMB Healthcare Services Simplifies Benefit Card Payment Processing

Your single solution for multi-purpose card issuance, administration and payment processing – at a fraction of the cost

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — UMB Healthcare Services, a division of UMB Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: UMBF), announced today a new cost-effective payment processing solution that is tailor-made for small to mid-size benefit administrators. It offers a full suite of multi-purpose benefit card management services, including issuing, processing and administration. UMB is taking its years of card expertise and its long-standing integrated relationships with global payments technology organizations to provide an easy-to-use benefit card solution for all types of consumer directed healthcare (CDH) accounts.

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This new offering from UMB eliminates the need to establish a costly payment technology services relationship and work with a processor.

“We are excited to offer this unique service to help benefit administrators save both time and money,” said Phil Mason

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Personalized gift cards can be ordered nationwide one at a time or in bulk and have their orders shipped the same day.

Telos Gifting LLC announced today their on-demand fulfillment facility is ready to print, pack and ship gift cards for corporate and nationwide consumers. The fulfillment center will help grow gift card orders for reward and loyalty gift card service, as well as Gift Card Granny, which offers everyday consumers cash back rewards and savings for gift card purchases.

The facility is able to print personalized, on-demand gift cards in real-time thanks to a partnership with Qolo and Mastercard. Since the cards will be printed, packed, and shipped from the facility, consumers can expect better turnaround times for their orders with same day delivery, responsive customer service, and even UV sanitized packaging.

Telos Gifting founder Jason Wolfe commented, “The timing is perfect to launch our fulfillment center. We

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Survival Schemes: 3 Practical Tips to Keep Your Small Business Afloat During a Pandemic

The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic has truly reached a global scale. Several countries set up travel limits, or even bans to keep the infamous virus outside their perimeters. Government health officers, along with the hospital staff, are trying to maintain an excellent level of patient care, while preparing for the worst.

In times of trials, staying calm and optimistic can be hard. On the bright side, for business heads and entrepreneurs, staying composed under stress is part of the day’s work.

By taking bold and calculated actions now, you can set your business in a better position to remain strong and heal faster once the pandemic effects dwindle. To begin, here are some key plans and methods to help a business rally from coronavirus.

Think About Getting a Personal Loan

Usually, personal loans are a superb idea when entrepreneurs use it to support or raise their financial

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Ready to cut up your credit cards? Read this first

If you’re thinking about canceling a credit card — or two or three — it’s not as simple as just cutting up the plastic and tossing the tiny pieces.

a pair of scissors: Before you cut up your credit cards, read this

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Before you cut up your credit cards, read this

There are a few additional steps you should make to ensure you’re not tanking your credit score.


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Whether you’re sick of the measly travel rewards (travel in 2020 is history, anyway), struggle to keep up with your payments or simply want to cut back on accounts, use this simple step-by-step guide to cancel your credit card the right way.

Your 6-step guide to canceling a credit card the right way

Before you cancel your credit card, you need to make sure this is a smart move for you and your credit. And if you determine it is, it’s not just enough to cut your card up

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How freelancing is helping to Create Jobs in Norway

Freelancing has become a common way to earn a living in the world since, with technology, people can now perform particular tasks from their comfort. You can become a freelancer, and quit your regular jobs, have more time to yourself, or combine your regular appointment with freelancing. With advanced technology and the internet, working remotely has become possible with specific tasks, and many companies are choosing this option to hire regular workers.

There are several platforms where you can search for jobs as a freelancer, and you can check out reviews on Norskeanmeldelser for top freelancing sites in Norway. You can apply for jobs that require your skill and make money at your pace. Freelancers have set up platforms and payment systems likeTransferwise to help with fund transfer and secured payment. And these freelancing sites have helped the economy of Norway in the following ways:

1.  Creating more jobs

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Social Security announces new online service for replacement Social Security cards in Alabama

Kylle’ D. McKinney, Special to the Advertiser
Published 9:05 a.m. CT Aug. 28, 2020 | Updated 9:05 a.m. CT Aug. 28, 2020


The Social Security Administration introduced the expansion of online services for residents of Alabama available through its my Social Security portal at Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, announced that residents of Alabama can use the portal for many replacement Social Security number (SSN) card requests. This will allow people to replace their SSN card from the comfort of their home or office.

“We are here to serve the public and this option helps us improve service by offering a safe, secure, and more convenient choice for doing business with us online,” Saul said. “I am pleased to offer Alabama residents the added convenience of replacing a Social Security card through the my Social Security portal.” 

The agency is conducting a

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Riskalyze Fintech Report Card: August 2020

Asset-Map Brings Industry Leaders Together (Virtually)

thumbs up What Happened: Asset-Map hosted AdviceTech.LIVE, a one-day digital conference designed around helping advisors see how technology solutions can work together in their businesses.

Why It Matters: I had a great time participating in this one. Asset-Map’s one-day digital event gave advisors, who are relying on technology more than ever because of mandated remote work, a chance to catch up on what’s new and what’s coming up in advisor tech. And let’s not forget the bigger picture—half of all ticket sales benefited CFP Board diversity initiatives. Well done, Adam and team.

Apex Clearing Hires Tricia Rothschild as President

thumbs up What Happened: Former Morningstar executive Tricia Rothschild joined Apex Clearing as its new president. Tom Valverde also joined Apex as general manager of its advisory division.

Why It Matters: People ask me all the time: “Are you concerned about consolidation in the industry?” Every time the merger

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How to Find Reliable Platforms for Your Trading Success

With the Internet, it has become easier to trade currencies and the commodity market. More individuals are now making money trading online from the comfort of their homes. However, there are certain things you should take into consideration to ensure successful trading like the choice of trading platforms.

Finding a reliable Broker is vital to trading the foreign market. To know what a reliable platform entails, readAbout UFX Trading for an ideal of what you should consider in looking for otherreliable trading platforms. However, customer reviews can also help you find reliable trading platforms from the numerous ones we have online.

How Customer Experience Can Help You find Reliable Platforms

There are many brokers offering trading platforms to individuals. With the increasing numbers of brokers, we also have cases of many cases of complaints. To enjoy your trading activities, you should find a reliable trading platform reading … Read More

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Post office, mail carriers personal to many Americans| Opinion


The U.S. Postal Service is facing record demand because of COVID-19 and the upcoming election. Does it have the funds to rise to the occasion?


In communities across America, the U.S. Postal Service wins the trust of neighbors on the ground, person to person.

I don’t think we appreciated just how much Jim Johnson meant to the people he served every day, until the block party.

The organizers, a collection of neighbors in Wilmington, Delaware, disguised the gathering marking his retirement as a Halloween party because they feared Jim wouldn’t show if he knew all the fuss was for him.

Jim, as described by a local reporter at the time, was an institution in the leafy Westmoreland, Westhaven and Westover Hills neighborhoods, just north of downtown, where he delivered much more than the mail.

He knew all the kids — and their pets — by name; he

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