Weekly Coffee Break: Roundup of Industry News

Weekly Coffee Break: Roundup of Industry News

Weekly Roundup of Industry News

Every week, we’ll share a roundup of industry news links because these resources have informed and inspired us.

Here’s our weekly roundup of industry news:

Synovus is among ‘most reputable’ banks in the U.S. – Synovus Financial Corp., the parent company of Columbus Bank and Trust, has been named one of the “most reputable” banks in the U.S. by American Banker magazine and the Reputation Institute. 

The top-rated bank was Regions, followed in the Top 10 by Synovus, Cullen/Frost Bankers, KeyBank, FirstMerit Bank, Ally Bank, First Niagara, BOK Financial, Zions Bank and SunTrust.

From P2P to Matchmaking; the Fintech Recruitment Scene – If you believe that people are a growth accelerator, like Macquarie bank does and Janos Barberis describes in his fresh off the press piece on post Brexit consequences on human capital, then pay attention to those involved in Fintech.

12 Ways You Can Save Money Without Sacrificing Your Lifestyle – Saving or spending is an eternal economic dilemma. People are constantly torn between the satisfaction of present gratification and the promise of future prosperity. At a first glance, it seems almost impossible to simultaneously achieve both, due to the dynamics of limited income, volatile prices, and personal needs.
There are many instances where people spend their money quickly, for limited gains, and find themselves unable to save for the future. Conversely, other people sacrifice their preferred lifestyle in order to save money for a future goal which they deem important, but miss a lot of opportunities to enjoy the present. Both approaches are prone to bring regret, dissatisfaction, and unhappiness in the long run. So what can we do?

Ideally, there should be a fine balance between saving and spending. This can be easily achieved with some self-discipline and common sense. To help you out, we will list twelve simple ways to save money without sacrificing your lifestyle.

Many consumers face challenges in understanding auto financing, says new CFPB report – Many consumers research the type of vehicles they want to buy, but they do not understand or fully explore the available financing options. This is the fourth blog post for our blog series on auto loans.

Find Out If Your State Has a Tax-Free Shopping Weekend in 2016 – There are 17 states with tax-free weekends this year, mostly intended for back-to-school shopping, but anyone looking for tech, supplies, or clothing can take advantage of the savings.

Common Money Mindsets That Hold You Back – Consumers often get caught up in financial rules, believing they need a certain amount of money to retire or that they should have a specific amount saved by a given age. But money management isn’t just about the numbers; it’s about the emotions and attitudes behind our decisions to spend, save or invest.