Pioneer Services is opening a branch at 2710 S. Academy Blvd., Suite 130 on Tuesday. It is relocating from 3273 S. Academy Blvd.
Pioneer Services is a lender that has been in the Colorado Springs area for more than 20 years. It offers products and services exclusively to members of the military, having served more than 1.3 million families from 19 locations near military bases throughout the United States and Germany. Continue Reading Georgia-based company buys Pioneer Services
BOK Financial Corp. of Tulsa is purchasing First United Bank for $43 million.
First United has one branch in Colorado Springs, at 1310 United Heights near Interquest Parkway and state Highway 83, and 10 branches in Denver. The deal is expected to close by the end of June but is subject to regulatory approval. Continue Reading BOK Financial acquiring First United for $43M
Take out those pens or pencils and test your knowledge about credit in America and credit card policies by taking this quiz from the Public Broadcasting Station program Frontline. The answers are at the bottom of the page (but don’t cheat) along with more information about credit in America.
1. How many credit cards does the average American family have? Continue Reading Ever wonder how much you know about credit?
Omaha Financial Holdings Inc. is purchasing Golden-based Peak National Bank. The transaction is expected to be completed within 150 days, subject to closing conditions and necessary approvals.
Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
The acquisition is the first for Omaha Financial Holdings, a subsidiary of Mutual of Omaha created/chartered in 2007. No significant changes are anticipated in the management or personnel at Peak National Bank.
Peak National Bank opened its first location in Nederland in 1986. It now has locations in Bergen Park/Evergreen, Conifer, Lakewood, Golden, Highlands Ranch and Idaho Springs.
Mutual of Omaha had consolidated assets of more than $19 billion in 2006. Continue Reading Omaha Financial Holdings to acquire Peak National
The cyberspace world and blogs have brought awareness to topics ranging from widgets to world news — and the world of investments is no exception.
Here is a list of investment blogs I stumbled upon that had some valuable information, or just gave me a good laugh. Continue Reading No lack of financial advice, info in the blogosphere
The President’s Identity Theft Task Force has released its strategic plan for combating identity theft.
The plan provides information about identity theft awareness, prevention, detection and prosecution. The three areas of focus include: Continue Reading Feds issue strategic plan to help fight identity theft
Colorado Springs-based Air Academy Federal Credit Union has merged with Independent Group Credit Union.
The merger brings the credit union’s assets to more than $303 million, and membership to more than 45,000.
Independent Group Credit Union’s office at 705 N. Nevada Ave. will take on the Air Academy Federal Credit Union name, but remain staffed with Independent Group’s employees. Continue Reading Air Academy joins forces with Independent Group
The Internal Revenue Service recently announced that more than one million business taxpayers have electronically filed tax returns so far this year. Corporate e-filed returns have increased by nearly 50 percent compared to this period last year.
To date, the IRS has processed more than 200,000 business returns, about 50,000 of which were returns for corporations. More than 410,000 corporate taxpayers have e-filed returns. Continue Reading IRS E-File for business tops one million returns
Taxpayers are creative when it comes to explaining why they haven’t filed their income tax returns.
According to a survey commissioned by H&R Block, more than half said they are too busy, too scared or too good at coming up with another excuse. Continue Reading The dog ate my return —really not a good excuse
The Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index dropped four points during the first quarter of 2007 to 110, compared to a record high of 114 during the fourth quarter of 2006.
The index tracks six measures (financial situation, cash flow, revenues, capital allocation, job hiring and credit availability) for current and future expectations. Continue Reading Small business owner optimism remains high