Private banking – Chateau Langeais http://chateaulangeais.com/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 16:24:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://chateaulangeais.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-92-120x120.png Private banking – Chateau Langeais http://chateaulangeais.com/ 32 32 In South Dakota and Nebraska Deep Red, voters used ballot initiatives to reduce inequality https://chateaulangeais.com/in-south-dakota-and-nebraska-deep-red-voters-used-ballot-initiatives-to-reduce-inequality/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 05:54:53 +0000 https://chateaulangeais.com/in-south-dakota-and-nebraska-deep-red-voters-used-ballot-initiatives-to-reduce-inequality/ This fall, in the run-up to the midterm elections, a group of Catholic nuns, Protestant ministers and other religious leaders caravanned through South Dakota on what they called a “Love Your Neighbor Tour.” . They stopped at grocery stores, restaurants, senior centers, libraries and other community gathering places to start conversations about health insurance. They […]]]>

This fall, in the run-up to the midterm elections, a group of Catholic nuns, Protestant ministers and other religious leaders caravanned through South Dakota on what they called a “Love Your Neighbor Tour.” .

They stopped at grocery stores, restaurants, senior centers, libraries and other community gathering places to start conversations about health insurance. They heard story after story of family members, friends and neighbors struggling to afford quality health care.

The purpose of this tour: to build support for a ballot initiative to help more South Dakotans get the care they need.

Through such initiatives, citizens can circumvent elected officials who have become disconnected from their constituents.

In this year’s elections, voters over 30 states engaged in this form of direct democracy. These voters raised taxes on the wealthy in Massachusetts and Los Angeles, funded universal preschool and child care in New Mexico, and clamped down on medical debt in Arizona.

In South Dakota, the “Love Your Neighbor” campaign won big. By a margin of 56 to 44, voters approved a proposal to force their state government to expand Medicaid eligibility, a move that will help about 42,500 working-class people get treatment.

These people earn too much to qualify for the state’s existing Medicaid program, but too little to access private insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Since 2010, the federal government has covered 90% of the costs when states expand Medicaid, but political leaders in South Dakota and 11 other states refused to do so.

This isn’t the first time South Dakotans have used effective strategies of people-to-people organizing and ballot initiatives for the good of their neighbors.

In 2016, a bipartisan coalition with strong support from the faith community won an incredible victory against financial predators, winning 76% support for a ballot impose a 36% interest rate cap on payday loans. Previously, those rates averaged around 600% in South Dakota, trapping many low-income families in a downward spiral of debt.

In this midterm election season, Nebraska offers another inspiring example of citizen action to circumvent out-of-touch politicians.

For 13 years now, Republicans in Congress have blocked efforts to raise the federal minimum wage, leaving it stuck at $7.25 since 2009. Nebraska’s entire congressional delegation — all Republicans — has always opposed the hikes minimum wage. Rep. Adrian Smith, for example, recently attacked President Biden’s $15 federal minimum proposal as “economically harmful.”

Nebraskans view the issue differently.

Voters there approved an increase in the state minimum wage to the same level Biden has proposed — $15 an hour — by 2026. The measure, which sailed with 58% supportwill mean larger paychecks for approximately 150,000 Nebraskans.

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Studies show gains versus hunger lost with tax credit ending – The 74 https://chateaulangeais.com/studies-show-gains-versus-hunger-lost-with-tax-credit-ending-the-74/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 17:03:06 +0000 https://chateaulangeais.com/studies-show-gains-versus-hunger-lost-with-tax-credit-ending-the-74/ Support The 74’s end of year campaign. Each donation will be matched dollar for dollar. An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association in October confirmed previous research that food insecurity increased significantly after the monthly Federal Child Tax Credits expired on January 15, 2022. The study looked at the period between January […]]]>

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An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association in October confirmed previous research that food insecurity increased significantly after the monthly Federal Child Tax Credits expired on January 15, 2022.

The study looked at the period between January and July of this year in a series of national surveys and found an almost 25% increase in food inadequacy, affecting black, Hispanic and Indigenous families the most.

The article published October 21 in JAMA, “Association between expiration of child tax credit advance payments and food insufficiency in US householdsinvolved a cross-sectional study of repeated surveys of a nationally representative sample of 592,044 US households.

“The results of this study suggest that loss of monthly payments (child tax credit) was associated with an increased prevalence of households with children in the United States reporting sometimes or often not having enough to eat, a condition associated with adverse health effects across the lifespan,” the paper concludes.

Monthly American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Child Advance Tax Credit (CTC) payments were administered to more than 35 million households with children in the United States between July and December 2021. Figures from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities show that the credits benefited about 2.37 million children in Ohio. Tax credits were associated with a substantial decrease in food insufficiency, according to the study.

Under ARPA, three major changes to the credit have been enacted for the 2021 tax year: an expansion of eligibility to include families with very low or no income; an increase in credit amounts from a maximum credit of $2,000 per child per year previously to $3,000 per child 6-17 per year and $3,600 per child under 6 per year; and provision for half of the loan in the form of a monthly advance between July and December 2021.

As a result of these changes, about 92% of families with children were eligible to receive $250 to $300 per month per child between July and December 2021, according to the study. National data shows that parents report spending monthly CTC payments on food, utilities, rent, clothing and education costs, according to the article.

These monthly payments expired in January 2022 after the US Congress failed to extend the policy.

In a series of surveys conducted by researchers just before the CTC expired, the unadjusted household food insufficiency was 12.7% among households with children.

In late January and early February 2022, following the first missed monthly CTC payment, 13.6% of households with children reported food insufficiency, rising to 16% in late June and early July 2022.

“Given the well-documented associations between the inability to afford food and poor health outcomes across the lifespan, Congress should consider prompt action to reinstate this policy,” the JAMA article recommended.

These latest findings mirror previous research done by the nonpartisan National Research Group at the Brookings Institution and published in April 2022 in a report titled “The impacts of the 2021 child tax credit expansion on employment, nutrition, and the financial well-being of families.

Brookings researchers said the temporary tax credit expansion “has unprecedented reach” and lifted 3.7 million children out of poverty by December 2021.

“The expanded CTC significantly improved food security and healthy eating among eligible people,” Brookings found.

Moreover, according to this study, about 70% of CTC recipients who were negatively affected by inflation said that the payments helped them better manage rising prices.

Besides increasing food security, other areas Brookings said tax credits help families include statistically significant declines in credit card debt compared to those who were not eligible; reducing reliance on expensive financial services such as payday loans and pawnbrokers, as well as reducing blood plasma sales rates; increased capacity to manage emergency expenses and strengthened family emergency funds; and a significant drop in evictions.

Brookings also found that credit enabled families of color to make significant investments in their children’s long-term educational outcomes. Black, Hispanic and non-white households were more likely to use the credit for child care and education expenses, Brookings found.

South Dakota Projector is part of States Newsroom, a network of news outlets supported by grants and a coalition of donors as a 501c(3) public charity. South Dakota Searchlight maintains editorial independence. Contact editor Seth Tupper with any questions: info@southdakotasearchlight.com. Follow South Dakota Searchlight on Facebook and Twitter.


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Credit card balances, burden, delinquencies and collections in the third quarter: consumers are still in good shape with their cards https://chateaulangeais.com/credit-card-balances-burden-delinquencies-and-collections-in-the-third-quarter-consumers-are-still-in-good-shape-with-their-cards/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 20:45:30 +0000 https://chateaulangeais.com/credit-card-balances-burden-delinquencies-and-collections-in-the-third-quarter-consumers-are-still-in-good-shape-with-their-cards/ Credit cards are primarily a payment method, paid monthly. The importance of borrowings has diminished over the years. By Wolf Richter for WOLF STREET. Credit card balances include balances that accrue interest and balances that are paid in full by the due date such that no interest accrues. Many Americans use credit cards only as […]]]>

Credit cards are primarily a payment method, paid monthly. The importance of borrowings has diminished over the years.

By Wolf Richter for WOLF STREET.

Credit card balances include balances that accrue interest and balances that are paid in full by the due date such that no interest accrues. Many Americans use credit cards only as a method of payment (and to get the 1.5% cash back or whatever), not as a method of borrowing. Thus, credit card balances are much more a measure of spending than borrowing.

Fitch estimated that the total amount paid with credit cards in the United States reached $4.6 trillion in 2021. Only a tiny fraction of the expenses were not fully repaid and added to the debt carrying interest.

In the third quarter, credit card balances rose $38 billion from the previous quarter to $930 billion, according to the New York Fed. Household debt and credit report. This $930 billion includes transactions initiated roughly in September but fully repaid in October, which do not generate interest.

Credit card spending has been boosted by the resurgence in travel, with credit cards being used as a method of payment for hotels, airline tickets, rental cars, meals, and more. Soaring costs are further increasing the amounts that pass through credit cards. But cardholders fully refunded almost all of the new amounts paid by credit card during the quarter.

Households have a lot of debt, but the problem isn’t credit cards, it’s mortgages.

In a moment, we’ll look at credit card balances as a percentage of total consumer debt and as a percentage of disposable income, and we’ll look at delinquencies and third-party collections, and we’ll see that the burden of revolving credit is not more than a small fraction of what it was in previous years and decades, and delinquencies have started to rise, but are still below pre-pandemic lows, and third-party collections have dropped to new records.

During the pandemic, plummeting reservations for airline tickets, hotels, entertainment and sports venues, restaurant meals, etc., have led to a drop in the use of credit cards as payment , and that’s where the big dip happened; it shows the collapse of expenditure on services. It is now back to normal as service spending recovers.

And yet, outstanding credit card balances in the third quarter increased by only $43 billion, showing the universal use of credit cards as a method of payment, with balances paid in full each month, and in the extent to which credit cards are used as a method of borrowing. And that makes sense because borrowing with a credit card can be ridiculously expensive, with rates as high as 30%, but paying with a credit card can earn you a kickback.

“Other” consumer loans, such as personal loans, payday loans and Buy-Now-Pay-Later (BNPL) loans, increased by $21 billion, reaching $490 billion in the third quarter . Most of them bear interest, but not all of them: for example, BNPL loans can be subsidized by the trader. These loan balances are now back to their 2003 level, despite 19 years of population growth, rising incomes and runaway inflation.

What is amazing, in fact, is how down these balances are after 20 years of population growth, income growth and inflation:

Decrease in the amount of credit card debt.

Consumers have reduced their reliance on credit card debt over the years, although credit cards have largely replaced checks and cash as payment methods. In 2021, $4.6 trillion was spent on credit cards, yet over the same period credit card balances grew by only $40 billion.

In 2003, credit card balances and other loans combined (the red and green lines in the chart above) accounted for more than 16% of total consumer debt, which also includes mortgages, auto loans and student loans. During the pandemic, this figure fell to 8%. In the third quarter, credit card balances and other consumer debt reached 8.6% of total consumer debt, roughly within the range of the pre-pandemic low in 2014.

Debt burden as a percentage of disposable income.

In 2003, credit card balances and “other” consumer debt accounted for 14% of disposable income (income from all sources minus taxes and social contributions). And then over the years it fell steadily as the burden of credit card balances and “other” consumer loan balances fell relative to disposable income. In the first quarter of 2021, it fell to an all-time low of 6% as disposable income ballooned with stimulus funds. In Q3 2022, it rose to 7.6%, roughly within the range of pre-pandemic lows:

Delinquencies increase, remain at or below pre-pandemic lows.

Stimulus funds delivered directly to consumers during the pandemic – stimulus checks, PPP loans, additional unemployment benefits, etc. – as well as the sums that consumers did not have to pay – mortgage forbearance, bans on eviction, etc. dough, and many who had fallen behind on their credit cards have caught up. Others were able to enter their credit card arrears into forbearance programs, and the outstanding balance was marked “current”.

That’s all over, and credit card balances that are becoming unpaid — 30+ days past due — have been growing all year. In the third quarter, they reached 5.2% of total balances, which is in the same range as during the pre-pandemic lows of early 2016.

“Other” consumer loans, such as personal loans, that are becoming delinquent reached 5.8% of total “other” balances and remain well below pre-pandemic lows:

Third-party collections fell to new all-time lows.

The percentage of consumers with third-party collections fell to 5.7%, the lowest on record, and down from 14.6% of all consumers following the unemployment crisis of the Great Recession.

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Is a payday advance from a bank better than a personal loan? https://chateaulangeais.com/is-a-payday-advance-from-a-bank-better-than-a-personal-loan/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 12:32:34 +0000 https://chateaulangeais.com/is-a-payday-advance-from-a-bank-better-than-a-personal-loan/ Image source: Getty Images We’ve all come across an unexpected expense from time to time. Key points 60% of Americans couldn’t cover a $400 emergency expense without going into debt. If you need cash fast and your bank offers payday advances, it might be worth looking into. A personal loan has other advantages, however, such […]]]>

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We’ve all come across an unexpected expense from time to time.


Key points

  • 60% of Americans couldn’t cover a $400 emergency expense without going into debt.
  • If you need cash fast and your bank offers payday advances, it might be worth looking into.
  • A personal loan has other advantages, however, such as a higher borrowing limit and a lower interest rate.

Many of us have been there. You had a car accident, and now you have to pay the mechanic to fix it. This unexpected expense will cost you a few hundred dollars, and like 60% of Americans, you are not able to cover it with your savings. Moreover, you only have money left for the bare necessities in your current account, and your next payday is several days away. What should you do?

You have a few options in this situation. Read on to learn more about bank payday advances versus personal loans, and how to decide which is right for you.

What is a salary advance?

A payday advance loan from a bank or box is called a small loan. These are loans of an amount generally between $100 and $1,000, granted by a bank to account holders. The intention is to give consumers an alternative to predatory payday loans (see below) when they are in a financial bind. If your bank offers them, you’ll get the money you need quickly and pay it back from your next paycheck via direct deposit, or over a period of weeks or months. You will have to pay a fee (either a fixed dollar amount or a small percentage of what you borrow) and interest for the service.

You may soon hear more about payday advances; a Bloomberg Law report in early October 2022 noted that federal regulators want banks to be able to offer them, but banks need more guidance from regulatory agencies moving forward. Personal loans, on the other hand, are already reliably available for your emergency borrowing needs.

What is a personal loan?

A Personal loan is a fairly easy way to borrow a lump sum of money. They usually come with lower interest rates than many other quick cash solutions, like credit cards or payday loans (and certainly lower than payday loans). However, if your credit is not in top shape, you may not be eligible for the best personal loan rates available.

Personal loans are generally in the amount of $1,000 to $100,000, and can often be funded fairly quickly after your application is approved. In some cases you can get the money the same day or the next day. Is there another way to borrow money quickly? Yes, but you probably want to stay away.

Try to avoid payday loans

Although it may seem counterintuitive (after all, there’s “payday” in the name), it’s a good idea to avoid payday loans. And depending on where you live, they may be illegal in your area; they have been banned in 13 states and the District of Columbia. Payday loans are small, short-term loans of $500 or less, usually with a very high interest rate.

As of 2022, typical payday loan rates range from 28% to 1,950%. These loans often trick consumers in a cycle of debt from which they cannot easily escape. Can’t repay your loan on your next payday? That’s fine, the lender will turn it into a new payday loan for you! How nice of them. Your best choice is probably a payday loan or a personal loan.

How do you choose?

There are a few things to consider when choosing between a payday advance and a personal loan.

How much money do you need?

A payday advance loan, if you can get one from your bank or credit union, is probably best for borrowing smaller amounts. If your auto repair bill is $350, but the smallest personal loan amount you can take out is $1,000, that’s not ideal. If your surprise expense is larger, you’ll likely get a better interest rate with a personal loan (plus payday advances from your bank may be capped at $500).

How fast do you need it?

If you can wait a few days and have good credit, you may be better off with a personal loan – again, because of interest rates. That said, if your bank offers payday advance loans, they might approve you fairly quickly if you’re an existing customer in good standing. It has already registered you and can access your finances in the form of your bank account(s). Plus, your bank can easily send the money you borrow directly to your account.

How long do you need to pay it back?

This is where a personal loan probably has the advantage. You will have more time to repay a personal loan (months to years) than a payday loan (weeks to months). But again, a lot depends on the amount of money you need to borrow.

Payday advance loans and personal loans have their place, and if you ever get into trouble and need to borrow a relatively small amount of money, both are worth considering. However, it is definitely in your best interest to avoid payday loans.

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4 smart ways to finance your holiday shopping – and 2 to avoid https://chateaulangeais.com/4-smart-ways-to-finance-your-holiday-shopping-and-2-to-avoid/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 15:32:00 +0000 https://chateaulangeais.com/4-smart-ways-to-finance-your-holiday-shopping-and-2-to-avoid/ Image source: Getty Images If the Christmas music stores played last month isn’t enough warning, the holiday season is right around the corner. This means that we only have a few weeks left to buy all the gifts on our list. That’s a challenge in itself, but you also have to decide how you’re going […]]]>

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If the Christmas music stores played last month isn’t enough warning, the holiday season is right around the corner. This means that we only have a few weeks left to buy all the gifts on our list. That’s a challenge in itself, but you also have to decide how you’re going to finance all those purchases.

What you choose could affect your finances long after the start of the new year, so you need to weigh all your options carefully. Here are four financing options you might want to consider and two you should probably avoid.

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4 smart ways to pay for your holiday shopping

These strategies should be your go-to options for holiday shopping:

1. Save over time

Make a list of all the gifts you plan to buy and their costs. If that’s a lot more than you can afford, set a vacation budget and decide how much you can allocate to each person on your list.

Once you have a savings goal, try setting aside a little extra money each week until you reach your goal. You may need to make changes to your budget, such as cutting back on dining out or discretionary shopping for yourself, to get there.

2. Layaway

Many department stores and some online retailers offer layaway services. This is where you choose the items you want and pay a small percentage down. Then you make regular payments over time, and when you’ve paid for everything, you can take the items home.

Not all retailers allow layaway, and those that do may have different policies regarding how much you must pay and how quickly you must pay the full balance. So it’s a good idea to find out about the conditions at the store you’re buying from before deciding if it’s right for you.

3. Buy now, pay later

Services Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) are similar to layaway, except you can take the item home before you finish paying for it. You should always put money aside and make regular payments until you’ve paid it all off.

If you choose this route, be careful not to spend more than expected. When you pay only a small amount, it can encourage you to overspend, and you may not be able to pay the bills later.

4. Credit card with rewards

Credit cards are a safe way to shop online and rewards credit cards allow you to earn gift cards that you can use for future purchases. Or you can put the points you earn on your next credit card bill to reduce the amount you owe.

But if you plan to do so, you should only charge the card if you are sure you can repay at the end of the month.

Two financing options to avoid

Using any of these strategies to pay for your holiday gifts could come back to bite you in the long run:

1. Payday Loans

Payday loans offer quick cash and have fairly low eligibility requirements. But they also have extremely high interest rates. If you are unable to repay your balance in full at the end of the loan term, you could find yourself in a spiral of debt that haunts you long after the holiday season.

2. Rewards credit cards if you can’t pay off your balance in full

Interest rates on credit cards are not as high as interest rates on payday loans, but they can still exceed 20%. If you don’t pay off your balance in full at the end of the month, the rest will start earning interest and you’ll pay a lot more in the long run.

You can use a combination of the strategies listed above to pay for your Christmas presents. But whenever possible, try to avoid borrowing money. Even if you fully intend to pay it back on time, you never know what other costs might arise in the meantime. If you pay for everything with your own savings, you won’t have to worry about late fees or creditors suing you.

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OMNIS Wins Halloween Business Idea Pitch Contest https://chateaulangeais.com/omnis-wins-halloween-business-idea-pitch-contest/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 19:26:03 +0000 https://chateaulangeais.com/omnis-wins-halloween-business-idea-pitch-contest/ Body of the review The fourth edition Halloween Presentation Contesthosted by the New business accelerator and the Herbert College of Commercesaw 19 teams compete for $5,000 in seed funding, in front of a panel of industry pro judges inside the Broadway Event Space and Theatre. When the scores have been counted, OMNIS emerged victorious and […]]]>

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The fourth edition Halloween Presentation Contesthosted by the New business accelerator and the Herbert College of Commercesaw 19 teams compete for $5,000 in seed funding, in front of a panel of industry pro judges inside the Broadway Event Space and Theatre.

When the scores have been counted, OMNIS emerged victorious and received $2,000 from the prize pool. OMNIS is a participatory social platform where individuals borrow money through short-term community and peer-to-peer microloans, and where others can borrow money to meet their immediate needs.

Zakariya Veasy, a senior software engineering specialist, founded OMNIS to solve the problem of people with limited credit histories being marginalized by traditional banks and exploited by predatory payday loan companies. “Far too often, the underbanked and unbanked are forced to turn to high-interest payday loans to stay afloat at 400% interest on average,” Veasy said. “The value proposition for OMNIS users is that it builds credit for underserved and neglected demographics. With OMNIS, users build community financial literacy and close generational wealth and credit gaps at across the country.

Other teams that have received funding include:

  • Rodopto, founded by Scott Rowe, uses drones to plant crops that can be converted into renewable diesel fuel and received $1,000.

  • Stretch & Go, founded by Josh Green and Tristin Pettus, is a device providing the critical method for stretching the hamstrings awarded $500

  • BAE, founded by William Murphy and Avery Arasin, is an app that allows students to connect with other students within their own college ecosystem awarded $500

  • AbGlo, founded by Marianne Madsen, Holli Michaels and Courtney Montague, is a fitness device that provides visual feedback to correct lower back posture received the $1,000 Special Category Award provided by the Thomas Walter Center for Technology Management.

The Halloween Business Idea Pitch Contest discovers and rewards early-stage business products, services, or concepts emerging from Auburn University students. Winner of last year, Room2Room Moversfounded by Brooks Fuller, a recent graduate of Harbert, is currently experiencing significant commercial success.

Special recognition and appreciation goes to the judges who supported this year’s competition:

Comments that competing teams share each year are that, while the prize money is important, ideas and offers of support from alumni, which will help them in their longer-term business planning efforts, are a long way off. the most valuable elements of the experience. It proves once again that the people of Auburn always come back and always give back.

Congratulations to all the teams that participated in the Halloween 2022 pitch contest: Atlas Esports – AbGlo – BAE – Balance Buddy – Bridal Jeans – Drop Out Flags – Flavivirus Resource Center – Gym Rat U – HyperTransport – Kaopetronite – LoLo Baking – Menu Match – OMNIS – Plainsman Financial Consulting – Rodopto – Seat Key – Stretch & Go – Tennis Taps – Your future is today.

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Applications to participate in Tiger Cage must be submitted by November 16, with the competition starting on January 27.

To sign up for Tiger Cage, click here or contact Lou BifanoDirector of the New Venture Accelerator at loubifano@auburn.edu for more information.

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5 Tech Trends Helping Unbanked People Access Financial Services https://chateaulangeais.com/5-tech-trends-helping-unbanked-people-access-financial-services/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 19:54:17 +0000 https://chateaulangeais.com/5-tech-trends-helping-unbanked-people-access-financial-services/ Mobile banking is booming. Online payment services are all the rage. These are two of the findings of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp’s 2021 National Survey. on unbanked and underbanked households, a biennial survey investigation which measures the means and degrees to which Americans access safe and affordable banking services. The agency partnered with the […]]]>

Mobile banking is booming. Online payment services are all the rage.

These are two of the findings of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp’s 2021 National Survey. on unbanked and underbanked households, a biennial survey investigation which measures the means and degrees to which Americans access safe and affordable banking services. The agency partnered with the US Census Bureau to collect responses from more than 30,000 households in the United States in June 2021.

This year’s survey had a number of takeaways with implications for banking technology, including the prevalence of mobile banking as the primary form of account access, usage patterns of online payment services and technologies that have potentially helped more people obtain banking services or find alternatives. to predatory services. Even though the national unbanked rate has fallen, there are persistent problems with access to banking services among minorities – an issue that has technological implications that are not discussed in detail in the report.

“We’ve had nearly a decade of large-scale digitization of financial services and mass adoption of smartphones,” said Sarah Morgenstern, venture capital partner at Flourish, a venture capital firm that invests in startups. focused on financial health. “This has helped reduce costs and increase access to financial products at fair prices, especially for low- and middle-income consumers.”

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Global neobanking industry to reach $2 billion market size by 2030 https://chateaulangeais.com/global-neobanking-industry-to-reach-2-billion-market-size-by-2030/ Sat, 29 Oct 2022 04:02:00 +0000 https://chateaulangeais.com/global-neobanking-industry-to-reach-2-billion-market-size-by-2030/ Neobanks will represent a market size of over $2 trillion globally by 2030 and grow at a compound annual rate of 53.4% ​​as digitally savvy users increasingly demand easy financial services access, said the Boston Consulting Group. Regulatory changes combined with the massive internet adoption and smart technology will drive the growth of the sector, […]]]>

Neobanks will represent a market size of over $2 trillion globally by 2030 and grow at a compound annual rate of 53.4% ​​as digitally savvy users increasingly demand easy financial services access, said the Boston Consulting Group.

Regulatory changes combined with the massive internet adoption and smart technology will drive the growth of the sector, according to a report by the management consulting firm.

“The FinTech sector in the GCC is expected to be valued at $3.45 billion by 2026 as a direct result of a boom in growth rates for digital payments and digital remittancessaid Bhavya Kumar, Managing Director and Partner of BCG.

“As regulators ease barriers to entry, new businesses and established players are looking to capitalize on the demands of a young and highly connected population who want convenient, on-demand access to their finances and know what to expect in terms of sophisticated user experiences. »

Often referred to as challenger banks, neobanks are financial service providers that operate solely online and have no physical presence.

They offer digital mobile-first financial solutions for specific services long associated with traditional institutions such as retail banks, payment providers and international money transfer services, BCG said.

Neobanks are increasingly popular with Gen Z because they serve their needs better than traditional banks.

FinTech start-ups first emerged after the global financial crisis of 2007-2009. The ensuing upheaval in banking regulations and the rise of new technologies have enabled neobanks to disrupt the market with user-friendly services such as faster account opening times, peer-to-peer transfersconstitution of credits and payday loans.

Some traditional financial institutions responded to the challenge of neobanks, including in the Middle East.

Banks such as Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Emirates NBD and Mashreq quickly launched digital operations with Hayyak, book and Mashreq Neorespectively.

There are at least 333 neobanks worldwide, including start-ups and digital-only operations by incumbents, a tracker by The financial brand publication showed.

The number of neobanks has increased by more than 200% since 2015, according to BCG’s FinTech Control Tower report.

The growth of these institutions is driven by the need for on-demand, easy-to-access financial solutions sought by a young and increasingly digitally savvy population, BCG said.

“Traits that have often defined the success of neobanks include digital and mobile-centric services, exceptional user experiences, a lean and agile technology-driven culture, and building brands that users have an emotional connection with,” indicates the report.

More than half of the GCC population is under 30 years old. The region has one of the highest connectivity rates in the world, with more than 90% of its population connected to the internet, far exceeding the global average of 51.4%, according to the research.

It is expected that around two-thirds of the GCC population will have 5G connections by 2026.

This combination makes the region ripe for FinTechs and neobanks to accelerate their growth, according to the report.

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This year, Saudi Arabia licensed three digital banks and 19 fintech companies to provide microfinance, digital insurance and payment services to consumers, BCG said.

There have been regulatory advancements across the GCC, such as the FinTech Hive accelerator at the Dubai International Financial Center, as well as others in Abu Dhabi and Manama in Bahrain, the consultancy said.

“While traditional banks will maintain a strong position in the near term, particularly in terms of corporate banking and retail mortgages, neobanks will gain market share in specific product areas such as payments, loans , buy-now, pay-later, cards and digital wallets, and remittances, targeting specific customer groups such as young tech-savvy people, expatriate populations and women,” the report states. .

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How to prepare for a recession — even if -2- https://chateaulangeais.com/how-to-prepare-for-a-recession-even-if-2/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 18:51:00 +0000 https://chateaulangeais.com/how-to-prepare-for-a-recession-even-if-2/ People should also be aware of the risks of “old-school predatory lending,” Williamson added, including payday loans, auto-title lenders and rent-to-own businesses. Payday lenders in particular tend to settle in communities of color, Williamson said, and are marketed as easy ways to get money. Often these loans come with high rates. “They have an established […]]]>

People should also be aware of the risks of “old-school predatory lending,” Williamson added, including payday loans, auto-title lenders and rent-to-own businesses. Payday lenders in particular tend to settle in communities of color, Williamson said, and are marketed as easy ways to get money. Often these loans come with high rates.

“They have an established presence in the community, and in many ways low-income consumers need to look beyond that to determine if there are other, more sustainable ways to get a small loan,” said Williamson.

When credit becomes harder to come by during a recession as lenders limit borrowing, people will be tempted to turn to abusive products and worse terms because it seems like whatever is available, Friedline said.

Credit card issuers previously reduced credit limits during the COVID-19 pandemic and the Great Recession, a measure that may help them avoid losses from consumers unable to repay debts, according to a June report from Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. However, these discounts can dramatically increase usage, or consumers maxing out their cards, which in turn can lower credit scores and make it even more difficult to borrow.

“People on low incomes are short on money, so you may know you’re being scammed, but what other options do you have?” Friedlin said.

Still, she said to watch out for promises of “a new product you’ve never heard of before that’s positioned as something that’s really going to help you,” like payday advances offered by an employer, which may come with a fee. and have worried some consumer advocates.

Given these vulnerabilities, Friedline added, policymakers could put in place more regulations and consumer protections, like interest rate caps on small loans. “The exploitation that we think is likely to happen doesn’t have to happen,” she said.

Of course, not all forms of support are scams. There are government programs that will help cover or reduce utility bills, for example. Consumers can sign up for Federal Trade Commission email alerts to stay up to date on money-saving tips and scammers taking money.

People can contact the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau with complaints about financial services, Friedline noted. The agency also offers several guides for those looking to buy a home, maintain their financial health in emergencies and disasters, or plan for retirement.

Collins, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, noted that it helps to keep an open dialogue with family members about the financial situation. It’s normal to feel stressed about your budget, but there’s no point in ignoring the problems.

“The more people can talk about this stuff, whether it’s virtually or with friends and families or others — just so it’s less taboo — that’s important,” Collins said.

-Emma Ockerman

 

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WeDevelopment Federal Credit Union aims to stop predatory banks https://chateaulangeais.com/wedevelopment-federal-credit-union-aims-to-stop-predatory-banks/ Sat, 22 Oct 2022 18:11:00 +0000 https://chateaulangeais.com/wedevelopment-federal-credit-union-aims-to-stop-predatory-banks/ KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A project that was first discussed in 2007 came to fruition on Saturday. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at WeDevelopment Federal Credit Union, located at 31st and Prospect in Kansas City, Missouri. Dozens of community members and local leaders celebrated the new credit union which aims to help KC’s most financially […]]]>

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A project that was first discussed in 2007 came to fruition on Saturday.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at WeDevelopment Federal Credit Union, located at 31st and Prospect in Kansas City, Missouri.

Dozens of community members and local leaders celebrated the new credit union which aims to help KC’s most financially challenged areas.

“I think it shows persistence, you don’t change the world all at once, sometimes these things are tough,” said KCMO Mayor Quinton Lucas.

Gwendolyn Washington, CEO of WeDevelopment, told KSHB 41 that the credit union will help protect people from predatory lending companies, especially since the poverty rate near the location is around 30%. .

“When you have people on fixed incomes or who don’t make a lot of money, their emergencies might just be a $500 loan, that’s why they go to payday loans, but when they can go to a financial institution like WeDevelopment and they can take out a $500 loan with less than 20% interest, you know that’s where they need to come,” Washington said.

With priorities set on expanding access to banking services while educating members on how best to manage their finances, Mayor Lucas says the credit union is just the start of a better and more community. safe.

“You see more businesses filling that intersection,” he said. “I think what you’re going to see is more people going back to the core of our city, more people developing, and in the long run a place that in 10 to 15 years looks very different. Having a lot more stores, having a lot more business and a lot less crime.”

There is still work to be done, but the credit union is scheduled to open to the community on December 5.

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