Financial Services

From Wednesday, changing banks in Israel is easy

From Wednesday, Israelis can change banks much more easily. A new system allows bank customers to switch from one bank to another online quickly and free of charge. Under the new “follow me” service, bank accounts can be changed within seven days, and any fees or deposits reaching the old …

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Brekken joins BankWest as CFO

Pat Brekken has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of BankWest, a position that oversees the bank’s fiscal responsibility. Prior to joining the BankWest team, Brekken served 11 years as CFO of a credit union and 12 years as CEO of a credit union. Pat will assume the responsibilities of CFO, …

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The seductive promise of decentralized finance

Sep 18, 2021 THE SCEPTICAL have a lot of forage. Early users of bitcoin, the original cryptocurrency, used it to buy drugs, while cyber hackers are now demanding their ransom. Hundreds of millions of dollars of ether, another digital currency, were stolen this year after hackers discovered a bug in …

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The Global Financial Institution Industry Podcast

Author A. Valérie Mirko A. Valerie Mirko is a partner in Baker McKenzie’s North American Financial Regulation and Enforcement Practice Group. Valerie has extensive experience with federal and state securities laws and regulations affecting the financial services industry, with an emphasis on the investment advisory and brokerage industries. Valerie has …

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Financial services need free markets |

Washington politicians have a unique way of naming legislation after what it undermines. Take, for example, the Dodd-Frank law on Wall Street reform and consumer protection. The landmark legislation passed after the 2008 financial crisis affected almost every sector of the country’s financial services industry. While the legislation has undeniably …

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Global Blockchain, Crypto Leaders To Participate In Fourth Blockchain Stampede At UW

(Shutterstock) CASPER, Wyoming – U.S. Senator from Wyoming Cynthia Lummis will be among the presenters for the fourth Wyoming Blockchain Stampede from September 21-26 at the University of Wyoming. UW said Thursday that “a global community of developers, entrepreneurs, legal experts, lawmakers, researchers, educators and students” will participate in the …

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Brokerages Expect Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE: PFS) to Report Quarterly Sales of $ 110.57 Million

Stock analysts expect Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE: PFS) to report revenue of $ 110.57 million for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Three analysts provided earnings estimates for Provident Financial Services, with the highest sales estimate at $ 113.20 million and the lowest estimate at $ 108.40 …

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