PSCU’s Lumin Teams With Vermont Credit Union To Provide Digital Banking

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PSCU’s Lumin Digital has signed the Vermont State Employees Credit Union (VSECU) to a multi-year digital banking and cloud computing agreement, Lumin announced on Wednesday (Feb.

Vermont: Daring To Be Different, To The Surprise Of No One

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As anyone who has ever ventured to Vermont can affirm, it’s a very particular place for some very particular people. Despite being nearly geographically identical to its neighbor to the east , New Hampshire, Vermont is very much its own place.

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Vermont exempts bank partners from loan solicitation license for commercial loans

CFPB Monitor

We have been following closely efforts by state regulators, state legislatures and the courts to restrict, or in some cases prohibit, bank model lending programs, so the recent guidance from the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation (“Department”) is welcome news. State CFS Monitor State Licensing loan solicitation vermont

Community Bank System to Buy Biggest Bank in Vermont

American Banker

Community Bank System in Syracuse, N.Y., has agreed to buy Merchants Bancshares in South Burlington, Vt., for $304 million, or $44.02 a share, in cash and stock. breaking_news community-banking m-a vt ny dealmaking-strategy

Berkshire Hills Buys Wealth-Management Business in Vermont

American Banker

The $9 billion-asset company said in a press release Monday that it bought the business assets of Ronald N. Lazzaro in Rutland, Vt., a financial planning an investment services firm. breaking_news community-banking wealth-management vt dealmaking-strategy

Berkshires Hills Buys Wealth-Management Business in Vermont

American Banker

The $9 billion-asset company said in a press release Monday that it bought the business assets of Ronald N. Lazzaro in Rutland, Vt., a financial planning an investment services firm. breaking_news community-banking wealth-management vt dealmaking-strategy

Vermont federal district court rules CFPA does not provide private right of action for alleged usurious loans; denies motion to dismiss EFTA claim

CFPB Monitor

A Vermont federal district court recently issued a decision ruling on the defendants’ motion to dismiss a class action involving allegations that an online tribal lending venture violated federal and state law because of alleged usurious interest rates and other allegedly unlawful features. Jeremy T. Rosenblum.

Berkshire Hills in Mass. to Buy Wealth Management Firm

American Banker

has agreed to buy the assets and certain liabilities a wealth management firm in Vermont. Berkshire Hills Bancorp in Pittsfield, Mass., breaking_news community-banking m-a ma vt dealmaking-strategy

What The LTA-350 Cash Recycler Delivers. from The People Who Know

ATM Marketplace

A case study featuring National Iron Bank, The Bank of Greenwich and Vermont State Employees Credit Union that talks to why competitive users have made the switch and why new users have been compelled to try the groundbreaking technology of the LTA-350 from BranchServ

01.09.18 Your morning briefing

Payments Source

Today: Toyota demos driverless delivery; Venezuela plans oil cryptocurrency; Bango teams with Netflix in Mexico; Vermont may tax cryptocurrency. The information you need to start your day, from PaymentsSource and around the Web. Briefing

Does NCUA’s Restructuring Plan Make CentsSense?

New York's State of Mind

Region 1 overseas the following states: federally insured credit unions in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wisconsin. NCUA announced Friday that it plans to shut down Region 1 as part of a restructuring of its operations. Region 3, based in Atlanta, is also marked for death.

11.1.17 Your morning briefing

Payments Source

Today: New York and Vermont penalize Hilton over breaches; Microsoft pushes fintech in Japan; Dilbert's Scott Adams plans an IPO; Singapore approves a virtual currency card; GameStop ties rewards to subscription payments. The information you need to start your day, from PaymentsSource and around the Web.

Tech Firms Want Moderation, Not Bans, On Facial Recognition

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Vermont Sen. Tech companies want to get ahead of the law when it comes to facial recognition , seeking to restrict its use but also making sure the most severe regulations don’t come to pass, according to The Wall Street Journal.

New Uber Service Caters To Skiers, Snowboarders

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Paul, New Hampshire, Portland (Oregon and Maine), Salt Lake City, Seattle, Upstate New York, Vermont, Wilkes-Barre Scranton and Worcester. Uber has launched a new feature aimed at skiers and snowboarders called Uber Ski, according to a report. Starting on Dec.

The Supreme Court’s Most Important Banking Decision

New York's State of Mind

The most important banking decision the Supreme Court made in this year’s term, which ended yesterday, may well be its decision not to take up a case decided by the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit which oversees New York, Connecticut and Vermont.

Former FTC Commissioner To Head Up Microsoft Privacy Position

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In addition to Brill’s former government experience, Brill served in North Carolina and Vermont’s Department of Justice in their Consumer Protection and Antitrust divisions. To help button up its privacy offerings, Microsoft has made the decision to hire Julie Brill. As a former Obama nominee, Brill previously served as a commissioner for the FTC since 2010.

Morning Scan: BofA's Jobs 'Milestone'; Trump's Financial Friends

American Banker

Dems Debate in Michigan: Democratic presidential candidates former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Receiving Wide Coverage. Bernie Sanders held their seventh debate of the season Sunday night. The candidates hit on the usual subjects: criminal justice reform, the environment, gun control, etc. And, as in many of their previous matchups, disagreements flared over each candidate’s approach to Wall Street.

Apple Adds 12 Colleges To Contactless ID Program

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Apple has added 12 new universities to its contactless student ID program, which allows students to pay for things and gain entry to locked doors, as well as act as an alternative to a physical ID card.

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Retailers Woo Homebound Consumers With Big Deals

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presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders of Vermont — citing concerns about Amazon’s employees during this crisis. “My As the fast-spreading coronavirus changes daily life and affects every industry sector, businesses are finding new ways to stay afloat and keep customers fed and entertained.

Blue Apron, Grubhub Pair On Meal Kit Delivery

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Customers can also order add-on products from the company’s premium suppliers and partners, including Vermont Creamery cheeses, Irving Farm coffee, and a selection of broths from Brodo. If you live in New York City, you can now find Blue Apron on Grubhub. The meal kit delivery company announced that beginning this week, a rotating selection of meals will be available on-demand to customers in select areas in New York City on the Grubhub and Seamless online and mobile platforms.

Monopoly Goes Cashless, Now Accepts Apple Pay

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Apple Pay will lead to faster, more seamless rent payments on properties from Vermont Avenue to the Boardwalk.”. In an effort to introduce digital payment options for Monopoly players, Hasbro has added Apple Pay to its latest version of its popular board game. Players will be able to use their mobile wallets in the game’s latest iteration, which has been dubbed iMonopoly, Hasbro said in an announcement on April 1, 2018.

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Do Grocery Stores Need Happy Hours?

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Food waste might be a uniquely American challenge, because many people in this country equate quantity with a bargain,” said Meredith Niles, an assistant professor in food systems and policy at the University of Vermont.

The United States Of Artificial Intelligence Startups

CB Insights

Vermont. Funding to artificial intelligence startups is soaring. Last year, VCs invested a record $9.3B into US AI startups — more than 8x funding levels just 5 years ago ($1.1B in 2013).

The United States Of Venture Capital: The Most Active VC In Each State

CB Insights

Vermont. Although startups based in California, New York, and Massachusetts have traditionally accounted for the majority of VC tech investment in the US, VCs are spurring other hotbeds of innovation across the country.

The $5B Midterm Elections And The Big Costs Of Big Data

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Vermont prohibits sharing election data with foreign governments and agencies (because if there is anything the international espionage community cares about, it is the voting habits of Vermont’s 600,000 citizens). Politics is not our normal beat here at PYMNTS.

Startup Secures $12.9M To Weed Out Corporate Hackers

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The Series B funding was led by Ascent Venture Partners, along with existing backers MassMutual Ventures,406 Ventures, Fairhaven Capital and the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies. Investors have signaled some new support for enterprise security. based Pwnie Express announced a $12.9 million funding round, reports said on Wednesday (May 11).

From Farce to Menace

Independent Banker

Even more obviously absurd, one provision would allow community credit unions in seven states—Montana, Alaska, Delaware, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming—to serve their entire state. By Camden R. Fine, President and CEO of ICBA. So here we go again.

Apple Watch Earns Pro QB $5K Scolding From NFL

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The Apple Watch has taken on numerous roles since its 2015 introduction — fitness monitor, mobile workstation, payment provider. Add another job to that list: fine generator for the National Football League (NFL).

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Sears Offers Online ‘LEASE IT’ Financing Program

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The standard lease term is as short as five months, with an early purchase option at 30, 60 or 90 days (not available in New Jersey, Vermont, Wisconsin or West Virginia). Sears Holdings has announced that it has expanded its leasing program so that customers can easily finance a variety of products, both in-store and online.

How TJX Wants To Drive Growth With Sierra Trading Post

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The brick-and-mortar growth for STP has been ongoing since the acquisition with a focus on the chain’s original west-of-the-Rockies market, with two new stores in Denver and Fort Collins in 2014 and two more in Colorado Springs and Burlington, Vermont, in 2015. 2015 was a very good year for T.J.Maxx (TJX). The retailer caught the off-price wave perfectly, while its higher-priced department store competitors struggled in the doldrums of warm winter weather.

States Continue with Amex Steering Suit, DOJ Abandons Antitrust Efforts

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The states that are continuing with the case are: Ohio, which is the lead plaintiff, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Connecticut, Maryland, Michigan, Montana, Rhode Island, Utah and Vermont. The Justice Department may have left its skirmish against American Express and the issue of “steering,” but nearly a dozen states are battling on against the card issuer in their own fight. On Friday, the Justice Department announced that it would not seek U.S.

The United States Of Startups: The Most Well-Funded Tech Startup In Every US State

CB Insights

Vermont. The tech boom has diffused beyond the traditional hotbeds of California, New York, and Massachusetts, across the entire United States. In our latest map of the most well-funded American tech startup in each state, some companies with the deepest pockets were found in Florida ( Magic Leap , $1.89B), Virginia ( OneWeb , $2.2B), Utah ( Domo , $698M), and Illinois ( Avant , $655M). LIVE BRIEFING: 15 trends shaping tech in 2018.

Lease-To-Own Services Make A Comeback With Overstock.com

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The standard lease term is as short as five months, with an early purchase option at 30, 60 or 90 days (not available in New Jersey, Vermont, Wisconsin or West Virginia). Lease-to-own services are making a comeback with eCommerce retailers. Overstock.com is bringing a lease-to-own purchase option to its financial service offerings.

Trump’s Next Obamacare Move Targets Small Biz Exchange

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and Vermont, never got off the ground. As President Donald Trump and his administration continue to vow to dismantle Obamacare, it looks like the Affordable Care Act’s small business enrollment program is nearing its end. Reports this week said the Trump administration is blaming low enrollment numbers in the program for their proposal to end it next year.

OCC outlines risk plan as Northeastern loan growth doubles

Abrigo

28 released a report detailing substantially improving conditions among OCC-regulated banks in its Northeastern District, defined as Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, eastern Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.