Finance

BillGuard goes freemium and adds identity theft protection to its finance-monitoring app

    BillGuard, the crowdsourced security system for personal finance, has announced it’s going freemium as it launches a new identity theft protection service for mobile. The New York-based startup has built a solid reputation in the personal finance realm over the past few years with an app that lets consumers track their card transactions and receive alerts for billing ... Read More »

Finance News Update, what you need to know

      THE Australian market looks set to open higher, after Wall Street stocks rose one per cent overnight. At 0704 AEST on Friday, the September share price index futures contract was up 39 points at 5,505.And The Australian dollar has hit the US 80 cent mark buoyed by greenback weakness as fallout continues from the US Federal Reserve ... Read More »

Developed nations urged to end bias towards debt-based finance

  The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has called for developed countries to end their bias in favour of debt-based finance which it claims hinders economic growth. In a report showing that excessive debt was bad for economic growth, the Paris-based international organisation found that the growth of equity finance boosts economic performance in contrast to the harmful effects ... Read More »

RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Finance chief to retire in September

    Riverside County’s budget guru is retiring and will be replaced by a former finance director who served as treasurer/tax collector. Ed Corser’s last day will be Sept. 10, the county announced in a news release Thursday, June 18. He has served as finance director since February 2010. Corser previously held the job from January 1998 to May 2004. ... Read More »

6 personal finance hacks to maximise your savings

    Try out these six personal finance hacks next time you’re designing a spending or savings plan. 1. Sign up for some membership services…you’ll save in the long run Turned off by yearly membership services that you’re not sure you’ll use enough to break even? Sometimes, your reticence is well-placed (think: The annual amusement park membership your kids pressured ... Read More »

Russia Not Diversifying Away From U.S. Treasurys: Finance Minister

    Russia, which was planning to cut its exposure to Western sovereign bonds, hasn’t yet started cutting the amount of U.S. Treasurys in its reserves in favor of bonds issued by some of the largest emerging economies, Finance MinisterAnton Siluanov said Thursday. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an annual economic forum, Mr. Siluanov said that Moscow wanted ... Read More »

DIA fires senior finance official

Denver International Airport has terminated a senior financial officer who’s worked for the city for decades, city officials confirmed Thursday. KCNC-CBS4 broke the story Wednesday. Laura Trujillo, DIA’s financial controller, was let go after questions rose about her certifications and degrees, CBS4’s Brian Maassreported. She is appealing the termination. Trujillo told city officials she’d passed the CPA exam in 1994 ... Read More »

NSE to hold workshops for CBSE teachers on finance course

    Top bourse NSE will begin workshops on June 20 to train teachers across 15,000 schools with respect to Central Board of Secondary Education’s (CBSE) financial education course for students. The CBSE would introduce financial market management as a vocational course for class IX and X students from current academic session. The course is being offered in collaboration with ... Read More »

China should let banks set up Internet finance units -c.bank researcher

      China’s regulators should draw up clear rules allowing banks to set up online finance subsidiaries to fend off rising competition from technology giants that have expanded into banks’ traditional territory, a senior central bank researcher was quoted saying by a state-run newspaper. Policymakers should encourage financial institutions to be more proactive in areas such as peer-to-peer lending, ... Read More »

The arts, creativity and finance: how will funding evolve?

Martin Smith, special adviser, Ingenious It would be misleading to say that Ingenious finances the arts, although we are major contributors of philanthropic money, time and expertise to arts and education bodies. Primarily we are commercial investors, business builders and business operators, but we do collaborate with arts organisations in many different ways, both financial and non-financial. What we most ... Read More »