Amid predatory lending allegations, Wells Fargo has launched an educational program for those seeking high-interest, subprime loans.
The program, called Steps to Success, gives customers educational resources, direct contact with credit and finance specialists and advice about automatic banking to promote effective money management. Subprime customers are automatically enrolled once their loan is approved. Continue Reading Wells Fargo seeks to educate subprime borrowers
Ent Federal Credit Union is partnering with Automatic Data Processing and will begin processing business payrolls.
The deal also enables Ent to offer tax compliance, time and labor management and human resource services. Continue Reading Ent, ADP joining forces for payroll processing
Adams Bank and Trust’s parent company, ADBANC Inc., has completed the purchase of the Colorado Springs-based Colorado Online Mortgage.
Colorado Online Mortgage was established by Christine Meacham in 1988 under the name of Auer Mortgage. Continue Reading Adams Bank acquires local mortgage business
The IHOP Corp., best known for its International House of Pancakes chain of restaurants, has agreed to pay $11 million in taxes and interest to settle a dispute with the Internal Revenue Service concerning its federal income taxes between 2000 and 2003.
The dispute is related to the tax on franchise fee income. IHOP executives will pay $7.7 million in federal income taxes and $3.3 million in interest. Continue Reading IRS leaves IHOP rooty, tooty, fresh and paying
The Sierra Club’s mutual fund investment arm has launched an index that will track the 100 largest companies that have implemented environmental preservation measures.
The Forward Progressive Large Cap 100 Index includes companies that meet more than 20 environmental criteria, including five exclusionary criteria that consist of tobacco, drilling, mining and military weaponry. Continue Reading Sierra Club launching environmental stock index
Community banks cater their lending services to local businesses. They’re oftentimes privately owned and don’t have the resources that the nation’s giant, mega banks have at their disposal.
But that’s not stopping community banks from making technology strides. Continue Reading State’s community banks getting more high-tech
J.P. Morgan Chase chairman William Harrison has announced that he plans to retire from the nation’s third-biggest bank at the end of the year, and he’s expected to hand the post to CEO Jamie Dimon.
Harrison, 63, will leave on Dec. 31 after spending his entire career at the New York-based bank. The 50-year-old Dimon succeeded him as CEO in January. Continue Reading Changes at J.P. Morgan signify the end of an era
You may not have known it, but last week was National Save for Retirement Week.
There weren’t any televised tickertape parades, and no one was likely given a paid day off work — the wages to be deposited directly into a 401(k), of course.
Congress passed the special resolution last week. Continue Reading Weak retirement savings prompts a holiday week
With nearly twice the number of deposits as its closest competitor, Wells Fargo once again outranked other Colorado banks last year.
That’s according to annual statistics from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. that were released last week.
The numbers also show U.S. Bank slid from the No. 2 spot on the list – a spot now claimed by Lakewood-based FirstBank, which increased deposits by 9 percent. U.S. Bank’s deposits dropped by nearly 2 percent. Continue Reading Wells Fargo maintains top ranking in Colorado
Bank and insurance company Web sites could be getting their organizations some unwanted attention.
Financial services consultant Les Abromovitz told bankers at a conference last month that while Web sites increase a bank’s visibility to potential clients, they also attract the attention of regulators. Continue Reading Banking Web sites pose potential compliance risk