4 Financial Habits of People With Excellent Credit

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by: NerdWallet
Your credit score can be your financial passport to a loan or credit card approval, renting an apartment or getting a better rate on insurance, so it’s important to know what kind of behaviors can help you build excellent credit. Experian examined consumer data based on the different tiers of VantageScore 3.0, a credit-scoring model,…

What are Treasury Management Services?

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by: Kent B., AVP/Product Development and Marketing
Treasury Management services are designed to help business clients improve processing of business receivables, optimize payment options, manage use of funds, while mitigating risk and maintaining visibility of banking activities. Treasury Management services are principally broken into 5 parts: receivables, disbursements, fraud, information, and liquidity management.   Receivables Management One…

Pre-Qualify Early for a Home Loan If You Are in the Market to Buy

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by: Amber P., Mortgage Loan Originator
Our current lending environment offers historically low interest rates in conjunction with an extremely hot real estate market. In a setting where multiple offers are being received on any property priced from $150K – $450, it is important to ensure that your offer is taken seriously. To do so, get…

Avoid These Financing Mistakes That Kill Business Valuations

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by: Mark A., SBA Division Director
Having a well-financed business that doesn’t rely on bad sources of debt goes a long way to making a company attractive to buyers and ensuring that it fetches an attractive valuation. But, the choices that produce a good balance sheet don’t happen overnight; it takes years of preparation to ensure…

Real Estate Strategies for Small Business Owners as Rates Rise

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by: Mark A., SBA Division Director
For even small real estate purchases, you need a financing strategy. In a rising interest rate environment, the cost of capital is edging higher for all small businesses, but especially those who need to purchase property. As a result, U.S. entrepreneurs are returning to banks in large numbers seeking to finance…