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For investors with a long-term horizon, examining earnings trend over time and against industry peers is more insightful than looking at an earnings announcement in one point in time. Investors may find my commentary, albeit very high-level and brief, on Ujjivan Financial Services Limited (NSEI:UJJIVAN) ...
Alibaba itself has long-courted investors for Ant Financial, its affiliate division that runs its Alipay mobile money business, its digital banking arm and other financial services. Ant was valued at $60 billion when it raised over $3 billion in 2016 and now the business — which is reportedly closing in on an IPO ...

Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS) Q1 2018 Results Earnings Conference Call April 27, 2018 10:00 AM ET. Executives. Len Gleason - IRO. Chris Martin - Chairman, President and CEO. Tom Lyons - EVP and CFO. Analysts. Mark Fitzgibbon - Sandler O'Neill & Partners. Russell Gunther - ...
Risk Alert: Before we dive into any analysis we simply note that The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc (NYSE:PNC) risk is elevated. We'll detail it below -- but that's the lede -- the option market is starting to flash those neon lights that signal "risk is rising" with an IV30 of 29% versus the IV30 of the S&P 500 ...
Financial Services Agency has now published the draft of the “Guidelines for Investor and Company Engagement” in accordance with the proposal “Revision of the Corporate Governance Code and Establishment of Guidelines for Investor and Company Engagement” by the “Council of Experts Concerning ...
Amazon isn't the only retailer encroaching on the financial services space. It may be the scariest — just the rumor of it entering a company's space will send its stock price down — but ultimately, Amazon only cares about getting more buyers and more sellers to join its platform. Overstock's Raj Karkara, vp of ...

While it is true that a timeshare contract is a binding legal document, it is often mistakenly thought that such a contract cannot only be cancelled. In fact, most timeshare companies maintain that their contracts are non – cancellable. This misconception is perpetuated by timeshare companies and user groups ...
A study conducted by Accenture last year, which surveyed 33,000 financial services consumers in 18 countries across all generations and incomes, found that 73% of consumers expect personalised products and services in exchange for their data when it comes to investment advice. This figure is lower, ...
On August 1st, 2016 the Supervision of Financial Services Law (Regulated Financial Services) 2016 (the "Law") was enacted. The Law is part of a major up and coming legislative process the objectives of which are to provide comprehensive regulation in the field of financial services provided by ...
The balance between the professional and personal lives of Singapore's financial services employees is improving, according to new survey data from Robert Half. The research showed that 68% of Singaporean CFOs within financial services say the work-life balance of their employees has improved ...
In 2013, when the CFA Institute began its trust survey, both investors and the general population had negative feelings about the financial services industry. At the end of 2017—as markets set record highs during one of the longest bull runs in history—one of those groups, not surprisingly, had a change of ...
As the financial-services business model moves toward more open banking—and hopefully creates new forms of customer value—industry innovations must migrate banking toward service of the common good. Can the industry act as a true global fiduciary, or must there always be a conflict of interest in ...
Optimism in the U.K. financial-services sector fell in the first quarter of 2018, marking the longest period of pessimism in the industry since the 2008 financial crisis, according to research by the Confederation of British Industry. The survey of 81 financial-services companies, conducted jointly with ...
Less than two weeks after announcing the launch of its new financial services, ride-hailing company Grab announced on Monday it has acquired Uber's Southeast Asia operations. This deal is the largest-ever of its kind in Southeast Asia. Grab reported it will integrate Uber's ridesharing and food delivery ...
In an otherwise quiet month (February) for FCA Enforcement, the UK's conduct regulator imposed a fine of almost £2 million on Vanquis Bank for mis-selling credit card customers an add-on "Repayment Option Plan." The firm is also subject to a costly compensation package. Customers were mainly ...
Optimism in the U.K. financial-services sector fell in the first quarter of 2018, marking the longest period of pessimism in the industry since the 2008 financial crisis, according to research by the Confederation of British Industry. The survey of 81 financial-services companies, conducted jointly with ...
On March 7, the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit held a hearing entitled “Legislative Proposals to Reform the Current Data Security and Breach Notification Regulatory Regime” to discuss data security and breach notification rules and cybersecurity ...

Comparing Bay Street to Wall Street, financial services job functions, roles and responsibilities are structured very similarly, but there are many more players in the U.S. and at a market level it's more competitive on Wall Street. That's according to Vuk Magdelinic, the CEO and co-founder of Overbond, ...
Like Facebook before it, Google says move is designed to protect Internet users from unregulated financial products. Docker Container Crypto-Currency attacks. Taking a cue from Facebook, Google too has decided to ban all advertisements for crypto-currencies and related financial products on its online ...
European equity benchmarks were extending gains on Thursday as financial services stocks edged higher against a backdrop of rising oil prices and mixed earnings results. In equities, health care company Shire (SHP.L) was leading the gainers on London's FTSE 100 Index, up by 2.6%, followed by ...
On Wednesday, the House Financial Services Committee heard testimony from a collection of cryptocurrency professionals. In addition to addressing concerns about investor speculation, witnesses provided their thoughts on the patchwork of existing regulations. They seemed to possess a shared goal: ...
The Financial Services Roundtable (FSR) and The Clearing House Association (TCH Association), both large associations with Wall Street ties and a close eye on what's happening in Washington, announced this week that they would combine forces. An American Banker story [subscription] characterized ...
After gaining success in ride-hailing, Grab co-founder Anthony Tan is pushing his startup into a new challenge: catering to those under-served by traditional financial institutions in Southeast Asia. Tan, together with GrabPay Southeast Asia Managing Director Jason Thompson, laid out his vision on Tuesday ...
Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) market capitalization at present is $27.63B at the rate of $77.33 a share. The firm's price-to-sales ratio was noted 2.87 in contrast with an overall industry average of 8.00. Most of the active traders and investors are keen to find ways to compare the value of stocks.
The New York State Senate threw title companies a rope in its proposed budget Wednesday. The Senate's budget for fiscal 2018-19 contains language that would rollback a series of strict anti-marketing regulations enacted last month by the Department of Financial Services. The regulations — which aim ...
For long-term investors, assessing earnings trend over time and against industry benchmarks is more beneficial than examining a single earnings announcement at a point in time. Investors may find my commentary, albeit very high-level and brief, on Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc ...
All over the world, regulatory authorities are clamping down on Blockchain currencies and different financial services. China has banned token distribution events and Japanese regulators just suspended two crypto exchanges due to non-conformity. Look up any new token or coin on the market and search ...
TMB offers Easypaisa, a mobile financial services platform launched in 2009, which has since developed into the largest branchless banking service in Pakistan in terms of agent network, active accounts and transaction value, according to the State Bank of Pakistan. TMB also provides micro-finance and ...
The Financial Services Roundtable (FSR) and The Clearing House (TCH) have announced plans to merge their association activities, with TCH President Greg Baer becoming chief executive officer for the new organization. FSR CEO Tim Pawlenty previously announced his plans to step down from his ...
Before we dive into any analysis we simply note that Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) risk is actually priced pretty low by the option market as of right now. We'll detail it below -- but that's the lede -- the option market is reflecting a sort of risk malaise, for now, an IV30 of 20.58% versus the IV30 of the ...
An important tool in dealing with this problem is Student Financial Services. SFS can help students apply for financial aid, understand their financial aid bundle and learn how to minimize the amount of debt that they will have to take out. Due to the importance of SFS to students, it should be as accessible as ...
Financial businesses have realistic expectations about serving European Union customers after Britain leaves the bloc next year and could deal with a so-called hard Brexit, a top EU official said on Thursday. The EU was not being threatening towards Britain by preparing for a possible “cliff edge” Brexit, ...
LinkedIn is an important channel for financial services leaders. And because of its business-focused nature, it's a platform many CEOs easily gravitate toward. Robert Reynolds, President and CEO of Putnam Investments and Great-West Financial, has built out his LinkedIn profile to the point where he is ...
The news that Amazon is looking to develop new checking accounts, with a specific target on underserved customers and millennials is unsurprising. Those still in denial that Amazon wants to expand – and the key word is expand as it already offers financial services – can no longer deny the trend of tech ...
The main upside of DevOps for financial services firms is error-proofed deployment to production environments, which results in fewer failures and unwanted rollbacks, according to Simon Baker, chief executive at Energized Work, an Agile consulting firm serving large global banks and investment ...
For the financial services industry, in particular, the prospect of losing passporting privileges—the right to do business throughout the EU and the EEA under their UK licenses—has prompted many to begin moving, or planning to move, relevant parts of their European operations outside of London.
“We are fortunate and excited to bring Brian on board in this new leadership role where he will focus on optimizing our financial services initiatives, which currently consist of our interest in two separate mortgage joint ventures, and explore additional ancillary business opportunities including title and ...
Ahead of a big fundraising to fuel its mobile ambitions, “free” mobile service startup FreedomPop is taking an unexpected strategic side-road to expand into a completely different area: financial services. The company is licensing its customer conversion platform to Prudential, which plans to use it to up-sell ...
The number of finance jobs to be shifted out of Britain or created overseas by March 2019 due to Brexit has dropped by half compared to six months ago to 5,000 roles, firms employing the bulk of UK-based workers in international finance told Reuters. A Reuters survey of 119 firms, following up on a survey ...
"We were surprised and disappointed to hear that Wells Fargo will be closing its financial services center located here in Greenville," Connelly said in a press release. "The city takes pride in its ability to establish business relationships and partnerships with companies that appreciate and are committed to Eastern North ...
Robots. Millennials. Blockchain. There's a lot happening in the world of finance as it approaches the digital frontier. But how is it affecting us? The Financial Services Technology report, published in The Sunday Times, looks at the effect the robot revolution is having on productivity, digitalisation of wealth management and ...
Today I will examine PennyMac Financial Services Inc's (NYSE:PFSI) latest earnings update (31 December 2017) and compare these figures against its performance over the past couple of years, in addition to how the rest of PFSI's industry performed. As a long-term investor, I find it useful to analyze the ...
Measuring AmTrust Financial Services Inc's (NASDAQ:AFSI) track record of past performance is a valuable exercise for investors. It allows us to understand whether or not the company has met or exceed expectations, which is an insightful signal for future performance. Today I will assess AFSI's recent ...
Britain's government is ready to push for the kind of Brexit plan for financial services that the City of London has long favored, but which has already run into opposition in Brussels, two government officials said on Friday. London is expected to signal in the next few weeks that it wants a mutual recognition ...
Credit union trade groups have been pushing for this type of legislation. They say that merchants should be held to the same standards they are and should pay the costs of data breaches. However, competing interests have stalled data security legislation in the past. The Financial Services Committee has ...
Important news for shareholders and potential investors in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS): The dividend payment of $0.35 per share will be distributed into shareholder on 08 March 2018, and the stock will begin trading ex-dividend at an earlier date, 21 February 2018. Investors looking for higher ...
Edelweiss Financial Services Limited (NSEI:EDELWEISS) outperformed the asset management and custody banks industry on the basis of its ROE – producing a higher 14.44% relative to the peer average of 6.32% over the past 12 months. However, whether this above-industry ROE is actually impressive ...
Access to the EU's Single Market is increasingly becoming a priority for non-EU credit institutions, financial services providers and insurance undertakings. Structuring an EU presence entails navigating through a number of options, each with different results from an operations, compliance, tax and ...
Law360, London (February 14, 2018, 5:59 PM GMT) -- The global financial services sector suffers higher costs as a result of cybercrime than any other industry, ... The average cost of cybercrime for financial services companies globally rose to $18.28 million per firm in 2017 from $12.97 million per firm in 2014, according to ...
It has been revealed that the number of breaches suffered by the financial services sector has tripled over the past five years. The study, conducted by Ponemon found that the average cost of cybercrime for financial services companies globally has increased by more than 40 percent over the past three ...



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