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ANB announces merger

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ANB announces merger

ANB Bank completed its merger, first announced on May 13 with Capital West Bank. The $160.0 million Capital West Bank, headquartered in Laramie, Wyoming, with banking facilities in Cheyenne and Fort Collins will now be called ANB Bank. The purchase adds to ANB Bank’s presence in Wyoming and Colorado and will increase ANB Bank’s total… Continue Reading ANB announces merger

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Advice to car-buyers: Crunch numbers first

Despite a summer dip in consumer confidence, data released last month by the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association indicated a 5.7 percent increase in new car and truck registrations through August compared to the same eight-month period in 2013. “Strong sales over the Labor Day weekend put Colorado’s new car and truck sales back into positive… Continue Reading Advice to car-buyers: Crunch numbers first

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Ent’s Bernstein moves up to CEO

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Ent’s Bernstein moves up to CEO

Randy Bernstein starts a new job Oct. 3 as president and CEO of Ent Federal Credit Union. He’s not new to town; he’s been at Ent more than 17 years. With this promotion, announced several months ago, he moves from chief operating officer to the top of the organization, which has more than 240,000 members,… Continue Reading Ent’s Bernstein moves up to CEO

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Thompson takes over top BBVA role in Springs

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Thompson takes over top BBVA role in Springs

Shawn Thompson, market president of BBVA Compass bank, has held that post since May. He had spent the previous eight years at BBVA. Before that, he worked as vice president at American National Bank, now ANB Bank, and Peoples Bank. He graduated from Michigan State University with a major in food industry economics and management… Continue Reading Thompson takes over top BBVA role in Springs

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Ent helps put spotlight on manufacturing

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Ent helps put spotlight on manufacturing

There are few places in Colorado Springs where one can find a person 3D-printing an octopus, another chopping fruit with large machinery and yet another using a punch press to create metal fittings. But a consortium of local business owners and advocates made that a reality this week by hosting the inaugural Southern Colorado Manufacturing… Continue Reading Ent helps put spotlight on manufacturing

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Colorado ranks high in bankruptcy

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Colorado has one of the worst bankruptcy rates in the nation, according to the Corporation for Enterprise Development, which released the information Wednesday. In this state, five out of 1,000 people have filed for bankruptcy. This ranks Colorado 44th highest in the nation, behind Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Nevada and Utah. The national bankruptcy… Continue Reading Colorado ranks high in bankruptcy

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USAA announces Apple Pay integration

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USAA announces Apple Pay integration

USAA Bank announced Tuesday it will be one of few in the country to offer the new Apple Pay feature when the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch hit the market this fall. The San Antonio-based bank, which offers its services to current and former members of the U.S. military and their families,… Continue Reading USAA announces Apple Pay integration

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Five factors for being a ‘bankable’ business

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In the literal sense, every business is “bankable,” but understanding what a bank is looking for from business owners is crucial for the relationship to be successful for both participants. Knowing what it means to be “bankable” will help navigate the waters of applying for a loan and serve as a useful tool in preparing… Continue Reading Five factors for being a ‘bankable’ business

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Planners: Save now for retirement

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Planners: Save now for retirement

Saving for retirement is kind of like losing weight, says Colorado Springs financial planner Alan Roth. “There’s no easy answer” as to how much a person should have and when a person should start saving, Roth said. One unknown is future medical expenses — will they crack your nest egg? The more a person ages,… Continue Reading Planners: Save now for retirement

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Millennials have, as of late, been the darlings of negative news coverage. Americans have come to know my generation as one with historically low financial confidence; we aren’t getting married; we tend to be dependent on parents longer; and we carry insurmountable student loan and credit-card debt. I get it: Millennials are a bit frivolous,… Continue Reading Financial tips, from one Millennial to the next

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