Southern Bank – Left Bank http://left-bank.org/ Wed, 19 Jan 2022 05:35:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://left-bank.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2-150x150.png Southern Bank – Left Bank http://left-bank.org/ 32 32 Six Ways to Enhance Your Loan Application https://left-bank.org/things-that-you-need-to-know-before-you-borrow-a-loan/ https://left-bank.org/things-that-you-need-to-know-before-you-borrow-a-loan/#respond Wed, 28 Jul 2021 10:55:25 +0000 https://left-bank.org/?p=341 No essays or letters of recommendations are required. There is no need to do a case study, or a test assignment. While applying to refinance your student loans is less rigorous than applying for school or even for a job, it’s still an application to take seriously and set aside the time to do it right. Here are some […]]]>

No essays or letters of recommendations are required. There is no need to do a case study, or a test assignment. While applying to refinance your student loans is less rigorous than applying for school or even for a job, it’s still an application to take seriously and set aside the time to do it right.

Here are some tips to help you make the best loan application. We are excited to welcome you into the Left Bank community. If you want to read more here’s a https://www.paydaychampion.com/online-application/ for you.

Check your Credit Report

Although you may have a good idea of your credit score, a credit report contains more information than just one number. Credit reports include information about all loans, credit cards, and lines of credit you have, as well as repayment history. When we pull your credit report, we have to consider everything on it — so you want to make sure it’s accurate before applying for a loan.

You can get free access to your report through AnnualCreditReport.com, where you can view versions of your report from each of the three biggest credit reporting agencies. You can dispute or correct any incorrect information by contacting the agency if you notice a discrepancy.

Left Bank pulls credit information from Experian. If you are applying for an Left bank loan you will want to double-check.

As much financial information as possible be linked

Left bank takes into account all aspects of your financial situation in order to offer you the best rates. We are less focused on things like a credit score, and more focused on the things that show us you’ll do great with your new loan.

The more information you have, the better. You can benefit from linking savings accounts, retirement funds, investments, credit cards, and any other proof of income. These pieces allow us to get a complete picture of you, and help us understand how you can be rewarded for financial responsibility.

Remember, linking your accounts to Left bank is secure and private. We will never sell your information, including your email address, to any third party.

Make sure you have a safety net in place

It is a good habit to be aggressive in paying down debt. However, it is also a good idea to have a cash cushion to show your lender that you are able to handle another loan.

You can have three months of your normal expenses (living expenses like rent, food, and all your regular bills or debt payments) so that you are not in danger of being late on payments or struggling to make ends meets.

Keep documentation handy

We need to verify your application in order to award you for financial responsibility. This can often be done electronically, but we may ask for documents such as pay slips or loan statements. You will be able to speed through this step if you keep all of your records, online or printed, in one place.

Apply After Your Next Raise

Are you expecting a raise or a bonus soon? You might wait to apply for a loan if you expect to increase your cash flow over the next few months. This will allow you to include your higher income in your application.

You will want to be able to show your confirmation letter (from your company) if you don’t want the raise to come out until then. This is just one more piece that allows us to learn more about you.

Are you self-employed? Apply after you’ve paid your taxes

Before extending an offer to you, most lenders will need to verify your financial information. This includes your income. A pay stub is often sufficient to verify most income. If you do not receive pay stubs while working for yourself, it may be a good idea to wait until you have done your annual taxes before you apply for a loan. You can use your IRS tax return to keep track of your earnings.

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Chinese Army Tibetan troops trained for special operations conduct exercises in rear areas https://left-bank.org/chinese-army-tibetan-troops-trained-for-special-operations-conduct-exercises-in-rear-areas/ https://left-bank.org/chinese-army-tibetan-troops-trained-for-special-operations-conduct-exercises-in-rear-areas/#respond Fri, 09 Jul 2021 08:17:00 +0000 https://left-bank.org/chinese-army-tibetan-troops-trained-for-special-operations-conduct-exercises-in-rear-areas/ NEW DELHI: In an apparent attempt to copy India, the Chinese military is training its Tibetan troops for special operations in high altitude areas. The Chinese military held an exercise for its Tibetan troops who were inducted into their service after undergoing a number of “loyalty tests,” including learning the mainland Chinese language and following […]]]>
NEW DELHI: In an apparent attempt to copy India, the Chinese military is training its Tibetan troops for special operations in high altitude areas.
The Chinese military held an exercise for its Tibetan troops who were inducted into their service after undergoing a number of “loyalty tests,” including learning the mainland Chinese language and following their practices, said sources at ANI.
The Chinese, according to sources, are apparently trying to create a force like the Indian Border Special Force, which has many Tibetans specializing in mountain warfare.
Along with other Indian army units, they carried out rapid operations to give the country an advantage over the Chinese by capturing the heights along the southern shore of Pangong Tso in August of last year.
“Tibetan troops in the Chinese army are being trained for special operations and have recently held exercises in their rear areas,” the sources said.
The Chinese have tried to assimilate the Tibetans into their forces, but the majority of the people of the Tibet Autonomous Region have anti-Chinese sentiment due to its oppressive policies and are supporters of the Dalai Lama.
India and China have been at a military stalemate since the April-May period of last year and have yet to find solutions to defuse tensions at friction points, including the Hot Heights Springs-Gogra.
The Indian and Chinese sides have been speaking to each other for the past year and have held several rounds of talks at the military and diplomatic levels, but to no great result, except for the limited mutual withdrawal of men from both sides on the northern and southern shores of China. the Pangong Tso.
Indian agencies and forces have received reports that the Chinese are trying to recruit young Tibetans from across the vast Tibetan Autonomous Region.
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A wave of big African solar is about to break – pv magazine international https://left-bank.org/a-wave-of-big-african-solar-is-about-to-break-pv-magazine-international/ https://left-bank.org/a-wave-of-big-african-solar-is-about-to-break-pv-magazine-international/#respond Fri, 09 Jul 2021 08:13:09 +0000 https://left-bank.org/a-wave-of-big-african-solar-is-about-to-break-pv-magazine-international/ The Africa Solar Industry Association has registered nearly 2 GW of large-scale project announcements since the start of last month with 18 countries planning new clean energy infrastructure and including energy storage at power plants. July 9, 2021 Max Room The 540 MW of solar power generation capacity and 1.14 GWh of energy storage awarded […]]]>

The Africa Solar Industry Association has registered nearly 2 GW of large-scale project announcements since the start of last month with 18 countries planning new clean energy infrastructure and including energy storage at power plants.

The 540 MW of solar power generation capacity and 1.14 GWh of energy storage awarded to Norwegian developer Scatec to help keep the lights on in South Africa recently is the biggest project the trade body has ever done. Africa Solar Industry Association (AFSIA) has described as “an unprecedented series of large-scale photovoltaic installations on the continent.

The membership organization saw 1,879 MW of announcements of large-scale solar and storage projects in the five weeks since early June, it said in an article on its website.

Scatec’s Kenhardt project – awarded under a coal-free but otherwise technologically neutral ‘risk mitigation’ tender organized by the South African government to address frequent grid failures – was the largest of recent awards, which also included seven project announcements for total generating capacity of 70 MW in Zimbabwe from a list of facilities in 18 countries.

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Three Togolese projects on the list amount to 225 MW of new solar in development or announced and two installations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will add 200 MW, the same volume as the Serenje photovoltaic plant planned by the Zambian operation. of US Clean. developer of electricity Ultra Green Corporation in the southern neighbor of the DRC. Two power plants will add a forecast of 180 MW in Tanzania and two Namibian projects announced in the past five weeks are expected to add 111 MW of solar power.

The smallest project included on a list of solar and storage plans announced in Côte d’Ivoire (a total of 75 MW); Niger (60 MW); Botswana (50 MW); Madagascar (20 MW and 5 MWh of storage); Mozambique (19 MW plus 7 MWh); Burkina Faso (17 MW); the breakaway Republic of Somaliland in Somalia (8 MW / 2 MWh); Mauritius (8 MW); and Burundi (7.5 MW), was a 550 kW generator planned for Sao Tome and Principe. The latter project was one of two that will add a total of 2.15 MW of generation capacity in the offshore state. The list also included plans for Italian energy company ENI’s Rebiana solar power plant in Libya, although no details of scale were given.

AFSIA noted the re-emergence of the World Bank’s Scaling Solar campaign as a major driver of generation capacity, following the initiative’s failure to deliver hundreds of megawatts of photovoltaic power to Ethiopia. This year, the professional body said on Wednesday, the program has delivered plans for 50 MW of solar in Niger, 60 MW in Côte d’Ivoire and 190 MW in Togo.

The continental industry consortium noted that the floodgates could finally open for clean energy in Botswana after the state-owned utility, Botswana Power Corporation, cleared local developer Shumba Energy to develop 100 MW of solar energy as the country’s leading independent power producer. AFSIA said the move followed years of disappointment for solar developers who had expressed interest in annual 100MW clean power tenders that were never followed up. The southern African nation also introduced a net metering and feed-in tariff program late last year, which will enable 8 MW of commercial and industrial (C&I) solar power and 2 MW of home solar power. during its first year.

The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority is behind the country’s presence in the list, having granted seven licenses for more than 66 MW of generation capacity and AFSIA believes there are also plans for more than 1 GW of private C&I solar projects in the country, including the 200 MW will be installed by UK-based platinum miner Zimplats at its Mimosa operation.

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Asian stocks follow losses on Wall Street with suspicious investors https://left-bank.org/asian-stocks-follow-losses-on-wall-street-with-suspicious-investors/ https://left-bank.org/asian-stocks-follow-losses-on-wall-street-with-suspicious-investors/#respond Fri, 09 Jul 2021 05:52:00 +0000 https://left-bank.org/asian-stocks-follow-losses-on-wall-street-with-suspicious-investors/ BANGKOK (AP) – Stocks were mostly down in Asia on Friday after stocks pulled back from their recent record highs on Wall Street as bond yields fell and investors became cautious. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 lost almost 2%. Shares fell in Seoul, Sydney and Shanghai but rose in Hong Kong. US futures fell ES00, + 0.26% […]]]>

BANGKOK (AP) – Stocks were mostly down in Asia on Friday after stocks pulled back from their recent record highs on Wall Street as bond yields fell and investors became cautious.

Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 lost almost 2%. Shares fell in Seoul, Sydney and Shanghai but rose in Hong Kong.

US futures fell ES00,
+ 0.26%

YM00,
+ 0.34%

NQ00,
+ 0.10%
and the yield of the 10-year Treasury bill TMUBMUSD10Y,
1.334%
rose to 1.34%. On Thursday, it fell to 1.30%, its lowest level since February. It was recently trading at 1.74%.

Traders have shifted money to bonds in recent weeks, driving down the benchmark yield, which is used to set the rates on mortgages and many other types of loans.

Tokyo Nikkei 225 NIK,
-0.63%
was down 1.7% to 27,633.10 while the Kospi 180721,
-1.07%
in South Korea fell 1.2% to 3,211.05.

In both countries, authorities have stepped up pandemic precautions to counter new coronavirus epidemics. Reinforcing the relatively loose restrictions, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga ordered a state of emergency for Tokyo, until 23 July-August. 8 Olympic Games.

Investors are assessing the potential impact of COVID-19 variants hampering a resurgence in trade and travel. Fans have been banned from the Tokyo Olympics following a state of emergency aimed at containing rising coronavirus infections in the capital.

the S & P / ASX 200 XJO from Sydney,
-0.93%
lost 1.3% to 7,245.10 while the Shanghai SHCOMP composite index,
-0.04%
lost 0.4% to 3,512.84. Stocks also fell in India and Taiwan, but rose in Hong Kong, where the Hang Seng index gained 0.7% to 27,330.71.

Thursday, the S&P 500 SPX,
-0.86%
fell 0.9% to 4,320.82, dragged down by a large drop driven mainly in technology, financial, industrial and communications companies. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA,
-0.75%
lost 0.7% to 34,421.93. The Nasdaq Composite COMP,
-0.72%
broke a three-day streak of closing highs, falling 0.7% to 14,559.78.

Small business shares also fell. The Russell 2000 RUT Index,
-0.94%
slipped 0.9% to 2,231.68.
Long-term bond yields tend to move with investors’ expectations for inflation and economic growth. Both are still very strong and much higher than they have been in recent years. But Wall Street increasingly suspects they have already peaked as the economy passes the initial catapult phase of its recovery from the pandemic.

Part of the sharp decline in long-term bond yields could also be attributed to investors quickly reversing bets that they would continue to raise as the economy continued its strong recovery.

Two recent reports have shown that the manufacturing and service sectors are still growing, but more slowly than in previous months and falling short of economists’ expectations.

On Thursday, the Labor Department said the number of Americans claiming unemployment benefits rose slightly last week, even as the economy and labor market appear to rebound from the coronavirus recession.

Investors are increasingly nervous about potential measures by central banks, especially the US Federal Reserve, to end lavish support for markets that collapsed at the start of the pandemic.

The June Fed meeting minutes showed officials are moving closer to cutting bond purchases, although most analysts don’t expect a cut until later this year. At that meeting, policymakers said they plan to hike interest rates as early as 2023, earlier than expected.

Rail stocks were the biggest losers in the S&P 500 on Thursday following a released report indicating that the Biden administration plans to sign an executive order next week ordering regulators to take action against consolidation and anti-competitive pricing in the rail and maritime transport sectors. The report, published by the Wall Street Journal, cites an anonymous source familiar with the situation. Kansas City South KSU,
-7.87%
sank 7.9% for the S&P 500’s biggest loss. Norfolk Southern NSC,
-7.16%
slipped 7.2%, CSX CSX,
-6.16%
fell by 6.2% and Union Pacific UNP,
-4.38%
closed down 4.4%.

Investors will turn their attention to corporate earnings from next week, when big banks like JPMorgan Chase JPM,
-1.73%,
SG Goldman Sachs,
-2.37%
and Bank of America BAC,
-2.44%
report their results. Banks tend to be a proxy for the overall economy, so investors will carefully analyze reports and listen to what banks say about the state of lending and spending as the recovery continues.

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South Sudan: war and hunger mark the new country of the world https://left-bank.org/south-sudan-war-and-hunger-mark-the-new-country-of-the-world/ https://left-bank.org/south-sudan-war-and-hunger-mark-the-new-country-of-the-world/#respond Fri, 09 Jul 2021 04:02:19 +0000 https://left-bank.org/south-sudan-war-and-hunger-mark-the-new-country-of-the-world/ Published on: 07/09/2021 – 06:02Amended: 07/09/2021 – 06:01 Paris (AFP) South Sudan, which marks a decade of independence on Friday, is the youngest country in the world and also one of the poorest, crippled by a devastating civil war that has left tens of thousands dead. – The youngest state in the world – South […]]]>

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Paris (AFP)

South Sudan, which marks a decade of independence on Friday, is the youngest country in the world and also one of the poorest, crippled by a devastating civil war that has left tens of thousands dead.

– The youngest state in the world –

South Sudan proclaimed independence from Sudan in July 2011 following a referendum that saw nearly 99% of the vote in favor of secession.

The vote follows two civil wars between rebels in the predominantly Christian and animist southern Sudan and the Arab-dominated government of Khartoum. Millions of people have died.

A peace accord was signed in 2005 by the government and rebels in the south. It exempted the south from Islamic Sharia law and granted it six years of autonomy before the independence referendum.

Salva Kiir was sworn in as the country’s first president with Riek Machar as his deputy.

– Another civil war –

Kiir and Machar were on the same side in the struggle for Khartoum independence, but ethnic and political rivalries separated them.

Tensions increased when Machar – from the country’s second ethnic group, the Nuer – was sacked as vice president in 2013.

Kiir, of the Dinka majority people, later accused him of staging a failed coup.

In December 2013, the country sank into a civil war marked by ethnic massacres, widespread rape, the recruitment of child soldiers and other forms of brutality.

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As part of a 2015 peace deal, Machar was reinstalled as vice president. But the fighting resumed and he and his forces fled.

The two enemies met in June 2018 and a new peace agreement was reached in September with the aim of establishing a government of national unity. It has been postponed twice.

Over 380,000 people died in the last war, half of them from illness and lack of access to health care.

About four million people have been driven from their homes.

The United Nations has accused government forces and other armed groups of “deliberately starving” civilians by denying access to aid and displacing communities.

The continued violence has made South Sudan one of the most dangerous countries in the world for aid workers, with four deaths last month.

– Poverty and locusts –

Four in five of South Sudan’s 11 million people live in “absolute poverty,” according to the World Bank in 2018.

More than 60 percent of the population face severe famine due to the combined effects of war, drought and floods.

In addition to their woes, swarms of locusts have ravaged the country on several occasions.

These dire circumstances place South Sudan 185th out of 189 countries in the UN Human Development Index.

– Economy in ruins –

Oil production – from which South Sudan drew 98 percent of its income at independence – accounts for almost all of its exports and more than 40 percent of GNP, according to the World Bank.

Since the 2018 peace agreement, crude oil production has fallen to almost half of what it was before the war.

While GDP growth was expected to reach 7.9% last year, the coronavirus and current instability have slowed it down, although inflation has fallen sharply from its 2019 peak of 170%.

South Sudan is also hampered by corruption, according to Transparency International, ranking 178th out of 180 in its index.

– Marsh and savannah –

South Sudan is home to a rich variety of wildlife, including antelopes, elephants, giraffes and lions, and the largest savannah ecosystem in the East Africa region.

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A large area known as Sudd is the largest swampy region in the world and is home to hundreds of species of birds and expanses of fields of papyrus and aquatic plants.

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Tri-County Citizen Deposits Earn – Southern Standard https://left-bank.org/tri-county-citizen-deposits-earn-southern-standard/ https://left-bank.org/tri-county-citizen-deposits-earn-southern-standard/#respond Fri, 09 Jul 2021 01:41:52 +0000 https://left-bank.org/tri-county-citizen-deposits-earn-southern-standard/ Citizens Tri-County Bank were in the money Tuesday night against Melton & Cowan Law Office in a Junior League game in Centertown. The citizens wereted no time scoring 6 points. At the top of the first, Samara Harris and Emma Peacock started off with hits. After a walk from Alyssa Boyd, Conner Cantrell and Lorelei […]]]>

Citizens Tri-County Bank were in the money Tuesday night against Melton & Cowan Law Office in a Junior League game in Centertown.

The citizens wereted no time scoring 6 points. At the top of the first, Samara Harris and Emma Peacock started off with hits. After a walk from Alyssa Boyd, Conner Cantrell and Lorelei Griffith hit the infield to score Harris and Peacock.

Hayden Foster got a hit to right center fielder to score two runs, then Allie Eaton had one sacrificial ground to score another. Dalton Stalcup landed a hit down the middle to score one more.

Harris, at bat for the second time in the inning, hit a liner that was caught by Melton & Cowan shortstop Alton Womack to avoid more damage, 6-0.

Melton & Cowan got it right for 2 runs down the first. Lakelynn Garza led the way with a hit in the field. After Emma Dillon put the ball into play, Garza pushed her way around the goal and tried to get home, only to be hit by Cantrell in a spectacular play.

Melton & Cowan, however, was unfazed. Ashlyn Faulk got a hit in left field, and Dillon and Faulk scored when Jackson Kirby roped a right. The score was 6-2 after the first.

The citizens cashed a check for 10 more races at the start of the second. Harris, Boyd and Foster all had a hit in the inning, while Cantrell and Griffith each had two hits.

Melton and Cowan argued for two points late in the second, thanks to a hard-hit liner in center-right field from Tayden Stafford, a walk from Acelyn Stafford, and then hits from Garza and Dillon. The score was 16-4 after two.

The top of the third was marked by a major league catch in left center field by Maddie Barks of Melton & Cowan on a Harris ball. Then the Womack shortstop grabbed a Cantrell liner and then scored the second goal to pass Peacock there and get out of the inning.

Melton and Cowan added one more point before the final verdict was delivered. The game ended after four innings and the Citizens won 16-5. Kaylyn Bragg played a solid backstop defense for the Citizens.

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Rise of the Moors group in Pawtucket claims Rhode Island as their own territory https://left-bank.org/rise-of-the-moors-group-in-pawtucket-claims-rhode-island-as-their-own-territory/ https://left-bank.org/rise-of-the-moors-group-in-pawtucket-claims-rhode-island-as-their-own-territory/#respond Thu, 08 Jul 2021 22:38:13 +0000 https://left-bank.org/rise-of-the-moors-group-in-pawtucket-claims-rhode-island-as-their-own-territory/ PAWTUCKET – A year ago, members of a little-known Rhode Island-led group hit the radar of experts studying anti-government and hate groups. This weekend, The Rise of the Moors was plastered all over the cable news. The United States has many Moorish Americans, but those charged with arms in Massachusetts are among a smaller number […]]]>

PAWTUCKET – A year ago, members of a little-known Rhode Island-led group hit the radar of experts studying anti-government and hate groups. This weekend, The Rise of the Moors was plastered all over the cable news.

The United States has many Moorish Americans, but those charged with arms in Massachusetts are among a smaller number who claim to be both Moors and sovereign citizens.

Their group, Rise of the Moors, headquartered in Pawtucket, has claimed Rhode Island as their home territory. The Southern Poverty Law Center classified the group as an anti-government group in 2020.

“We are looking at all of their actions and rhetoric,” says Rachel Goldwasser, research analyst at the Law Center’s Intelligence Project. “In this case, they adapt the sovereign citizens to a T.”

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Bents Garden and Home secures £2m funding to help them through coronavirus lockdown https://left-bank.org/bents-garden-and-home-secures-2m-funding-to-help-them-through-coronavirus-lockdown/ Tue, 23 Mar 2021 05:31:02 +0000 https://left-bank.org/bents-garden-and-home-secures-2m-funding-to-help-them-through-coronavirus-lockdown/ BENTS Garden and Home have secured £2m from Barclays through the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme to help them survive this pandemic. Bents Garden and Home, based in Glazebury, is a family garden center established in 1937. The center employs over 500 people and customers can purchase plants, outdoor furniture and barbecue grills as well […]]]>

BENTS Garden and Home have secured £2m from Barclays through the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme to help them survive this pandemic.

Bents Garden and Home, based in Glazebury, is a family garden center established in 1937.

The center employs over 500 people and customers can purchase plants, outdoor furniture and barbecue grills as well as fresh food, gifts, clothing and more.

While the grocery store and e-commerce remain open, all other on-site retail businesses have been closed to comply with government guidelines.

Like most garden centres, the peak spring season is a critically important business period – and the lockdown looked set to have dire consequences for the business’s revenue streams.

However, the business has now secured £2million through the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), which will help the business with the cash flow it needs to overcome the loss of very large sales in the spring and in summer.

What started as a hobby in the 1930s for Alfred and Margaret Bent growing roses in the garden of their terraced house in Glazebury is now a very successful business.

Since 2001, the third generation of the Bents family – Matthew, Rachel, Helen and Katherine – have taken over the management of Bents.

As Managing Director, Matthew has already delivered one of the most innovative and progressive new garden center buildings in the UK, the Open Skies Glass House.

Brian Daniels, CFO of Bents Garden and Home, said: “Gardening is naturally very seasonal, so what we earn in the spring and summer gets us into the Christmas business period. For the first half of March, we were very busy but then everything stopped with the announcement of confinement.

“While we managed to maintain limited exchanges through our grocery store and online, the lockdown was going to have a huge impact on our business, so we reached out to Barclays for help and our relationship manager, Giles, said: “Yes, we can lend you the money to get you through this.

“I can’t appreciate how quickly Barclays handled our business interruption loan application. We submitted an application and the money was in our account a few days later. The loan gives us certainty about our immediate cash needs and ensures that we will be there for our customers after the lockdown ends.

Giles Barton, Barclays relationship manager, added: “Coronavirus hit Bents just as they were entering their busiest trading period. I worked with the family for many years, and we spent time reviewing their financial forecasts and preparing an application that would see them through this difficult time.

“For any business, there are a lot of moving parts, so we’ve helped them see the wood in the trees and now they have the financial leeway to get through this disruptive time and be ready to fully reopen when the time comes.”

Barclays is proposing a series of measures to help professional clients through this difficult period. For more information, visit barclays.co.uk/business-banking/coronavirus/ or barclayscorporate.com/covid-19/

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SmartBiz Loans® Named Best Workplace in FinTech 2020 https://left-bank.org/smartbiz-loans-named-best-workplace-in-fintech-2020/ Tue, 23 Mar 2021 05:31:02 +0000 https://left-bank.org/smartbiz-loans-named-best-workplace-in-fintech-2020/ SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SmartBiz Loans® was named one of 2020 Best Fintech Workplaces. This is the 3rd consecutive year that SmartBiz Loans has obtained this distinction. SmartBiz Loans is the premier online banking marketplace for SBA loans. The company offers additional financial products to small business owners through its network of banks, helping entrepreneurs get the […]]]>

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SmartBiz Loans® was named one of 2020 Best Fintech Workplaces. This is the 3rd consecutive year that SmartBiz Loans has obtained this distinction.

SmartBiz Loans is the premier online banking marketplace for SBA loans. The company offers additional financial products to small business owners through its network of banks, helping entrepreneurs get the right financing at the right time. Based in San Francisco, the company expanded to Austin, Texas in 2017 and operates from both locations with a workforce of over 100 employees.

The awards program, established in 2017, is designed to identify, recognize and honor top fintech employers. The 2020 list included 49 companies and was published by American Banker, National Mortgage News, PaymentsSource, Financial Planning and Digital Insurance.

SmartBiz Loans CEO Evan Singer says, “We are honored to receive this distinction for the third time. It’s a nod to our team of diverse, driven and accomplished finance professionals who work together every day to help small business owners realize their dreams. The goals we share help foster a supportive environment where employees do their best to help customers get the financing they need.”

The award is a project of Arizent and Best Companies Group. Richard Melville, Group Editorial Director at Arizent, said, “Competition for technology talent is intense and the companies named to Arizent’s best places to work in fintech are setting the standard in terms of cultures that help people thrive.

The companies participated in a two-part survey process to determine the value of Arizent Best Workplaces in Fintech. The first part involved evaluating each nominated company’s policies, practices, philosophy, systems and workplace demographics. The second part was an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking.

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Senate Democrats urge Biden to erase student debt with executive order https://left-bank.org/senate-democrats-urge-biden-to-erase-student-debt-with-executive-order/ Tue, 23 Mar 2021 05:31:01 +0000 https://left-bank.org/senate-democrats-urge-biden-to-erase-student-debt-with-executive-order/ Senate Democrats on Monday urged President Joe Biden to use his executive powers to cancel up to $50,000 in student debt after passing the $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package, which included a provision to make student loan forgiveness tax-free until 2025. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D.N.Y., has joined Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts […]]]>

Senate Democrats on Monday urged President Joe Biden to use his executive powers to cancel up to $50,000 in student debt after passing the $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package, which included a provision to make student loan forgiveness tax-free until 2025.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D.N.Y., has joined Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Bob Menendez of New Jersey to highlight the provision of the relief bill and said it paves the way for the Biden administration to use existing executive powers to write off student debt millions of borrowers.

Their collective pleas underscore that Democrats likely lack the votes to wipe out student debt through legislation, which would require at least 10 Republicans in the Senate.

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Schumer said some opponents of student debt cancellation have tried to argue that canceling the loan tax would render relief moot.

“Even some in the Biden administration are making that argument, but now that argument is disappearing,” Schumer said.

The tax fee provision will affect 100,000 students in repayment programs that offer forgiveness and will apply to future student loan forgiveness efforts, Schumer said. Cancellation, he said, would provide relief to millions of borrowers.

Democrats in both houses of Congress renewed their calls for Biden to make canceling student debt a top priority, arguing it would help close the racial wealth gap and boost the economy.

The Biden administration has been reluctant to use executive action on the issue. White House press secretary Jen Psaki recently signaled that the administration would like to see a bill introduced in Congress on the issue.

PSAKI told reporters last month that while “the president has supported and continues to support the cancellation of $10,000 of federal student loan debt per person in response to the Covid crisis,” any further action would have to come from Congress. .

She then tweeted that the White House would also “consider whether there are any steps it can take through executive action.”

On his first day in office, Biden also signed an executive order extending the Covid-19 federal student loan payment pause until October. He then called on Congress in February to cancel $10,000 of federal student loan debt per person as an additional coronavirus relief measure.

Now that the U.S. bailout is canceling the student loan cancellation tax bill, Schumer said he’s clearing the way for Biden to issue an executive order on loan cancellation. He said going through Congress would be a lengthy process.

“But if he doesn’t, we will pursue other options,” Schumer said.

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