Report Highlights Tech Opportunities for Credit Unions

http://salesfuel.com/report-highlights-tech-opportunities-credit-unions/   The explosion of the Internet of Things represents a massive opportunity for credit unions, according to a new report by Javelin Strategy & Research. The white paper discusses how the IoT; connected payments from IoT devices; and new banking technologies, such as biometrics, are impacting the financial services industry. It also provides a […]

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Here’s why financial stocks may be running out of steam

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/heres-why-financial-stocks-may-be-running-out-of-steam-2017-10-09   It may be time to take the money and run on financial stocks this year, with a December interest-rate hike increasingly looking baked into their prices, according to one newsletter. “At this point in time, it appears that a December interest rate increase is about 80% priced into the market and we do […]

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4 Ways to Prepare Your Marketing for the Upcoming Holiday Season

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/302106   Get your business and promotion schedule prepped for the busiest shopping season of the year. Depending on the products and services you sell, you’re likely already thinking of ways to maximize your business for this coming holiday shopping season.But even if you don’t sell traditionally “giftable” items (think web hosting or cybersecurity packages), […]

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INDYTECH WHATSAPP: NEW VERSION OF APP WILL WORK FOR LANDLINE NUMBERS

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/whatsapp-business-app-beta-account-landline-number-profile-statistics-features-a7990341.html   WhatsApp is building a brand new service that will completely separate to the regular version of the app. A dramatically different version of WhatsApp developed specifically for businesses is currently in the works, and a number of its key featureshave just leaked. One of the most interesting and useful of these concerns landline […]

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Come On, Get Happy: How Happiness Can Boost Your Brain to Think Better in Business

https://www.inc.com/amy-vetter/5-habits-for-a-happier-smarter-business-brain.html   You have the power to rewire your brain to be happier, which can lead to better business thinking. Everyone wants happiness, but few know how to get it. But achieving happiness does not have to be such a mystery. You have the power to increase your level of happiness even if you are […]

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Square Is Becoming a Bank

http://www.investopedia.com/news/square-becoming-bank/   Payments processing solution company Square, Inc. (SQ) is becoming a bank. The San Francisco-based company, which already lends money to small businesses through its Square Capital unit, has submitted an application to form a wholly owned industrial loan company in Utah. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, the new unit […]

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Savings Bank of Danbury to be featured in documentary

http://www.newstimes.com/business/article/Savings-Bank-of-Danbury-to-be-featured-in-11953240.php   DANBURY — Savings Bank of Danbury will be the only bank in the Northeast to be featured in an episode of “Behind the Scenes,” a documentary program hosted by James Earl Jones and aired on public television. Savings Bank of Danbury, one of five banks to be featured in the program, was chosen […]

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GCS Credit Union makes large donation to the Amy Center

https://m.riverbender.com/articles/details.cfm?id=23278   Mt. Vernon, IL – GCS Credit Union employees joined together to raise $945.00 in the month of August to benefit The Amy Schulz Child Advocacy Center. The Amy Center is a charitable not-for-profit organization. Services to child abuse victims and family members are provided free of charge at the center. The Amy Center […]

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Bankers get Headaches too! 4 Natural Treatments for Headaches

http://www.drozthegoodlife.com/health-articles/health-conditions/tips/a1946/natural-headache-treatments/ Before reaching for the pill bottle, give these alternatives a try. The best advice for handling a headache might seem to be some variation of “Just drink some water, pop a pill, and deal with it,” but unfortunately it’s not always that easy. The Food and Drug Administration warns that regular use of common […]

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This Grandma Found the Secret to Staying Close to Her Grandkids—Who Live 800 Miles Away

https://www.rd.com/true-stories/inspiring/long-distance-grandma/ When it comes to gadgets and gizmos, this grandma is giving every iPhone-toting millennial a run for their money. Lisa Carpenter felt both overjoyed and heartbroken when one of her daughters announced she was pregnant—but not for the reason you might think. Although she was excited to become a grandmother, her daughter’s family lived more than 800 miles away. […]

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