April 19, 2014

Banking & Finance

Even Microlenders Are Tightening Requirements

After suffering a major loss in its loan portfolio last year, the Miami-Dade office of Acción USA, a non-profit that makes small-business loans of between $500 and $50,000, is — for the first time — requiring FICO scores from loan appli Read more »
Published on 6/1/2009

Trendsetters: Accountants

Published on 6/1/2009

Timing Was Right to Buy This Florida Newspaper

As editor of the High Springs Herald, Ron Dupont has tried to buy the Herald for years. He finally got the chance. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2009

First Green Banking on a Niche

Longtime banker Ken LaRoe wasn’t sure how potential investors would react to his idea of combining his passion for banking with his environmental zeal to create a “green” bank. They liked it. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2009

Two Legislators Crack Down on Ponzi Schemes

Richard L. Barrett, an Orlando attorney who helped represent Thunder Cross, says the court’s decision will likely "cripple" the state’s motocross industry. Read more »
Published on 4/1/2009

Trendsetters: Support Groups

... for Bernie Madoff victims. Read more »
Published on 4/1/2009

Are Too Generous Pension Plans a 'Prescription for Disaster?'

Will pension and disability benefits turn Florida cities into the municipal equivalents of General Motors? Read more »
Published on 3/1/2009

Obama, Here's How to Fix Our Economic Mess

Watch: Debt crisis expert Juan Enriquez details 10 non-partisan financial commandments for President-elect Barack Obama.

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Published on 1/1/2009

Venture Capital Funding Down in Florida

Eleven Florida companies received $54 million in venture capital funding in the quarter that ended Sept. 30, down 66% from the third quarter in 2007. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2009

State Budget Fuss

Published on 1/1/2009

Virtual Layaway

Tallahassee’s 3-year-old eLayaway gives online shoppers a way to buy things with monthly payments deducted from their bank accounts. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2009

BOA's Liz Ferrer: Leadership Is Key

Wearing two hats for an organization might seem to some a flat-out burden. But not to Elizabeth Ferrer. She sees her dual roles at Bank of America — Florida state president and global community development executive — as complementary and uniq Read more »
Published on 1/1/2009

At SunTrust, Fiscal Trumps Physical

Daniel Mahurin and his team at SunTrust believe in understanding customers’ needs, and with help from Mullen Advertising, they’ve garnered some valuable information. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2009

We're Too Much into Debt

Floridians are upside-down in mortgages, and everything else. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2008

Stats: Asking Price for Small Businesses

The median asking price for a small business in the Tampa Bay area increased 6.1% during the third quarter this year, compared to the third quarter last year. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2008

Stats: Owners With Second Mortgage

See percentage of south Florida mortgaged owner-occupied homes that also have a second mortgage or home equity loan. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2008

BankUnited Raising Capital to Remain Viable

It reflects both the stresses roiling the financial industry and a tougher regulatory climate for banks in the wake of the credit crisis. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2008

How to Handle the Downturn

Florida's business leaders recently gathered to address the state's financial condition and to assess the $850-billion federal bailout plan. Watch what they had to say. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2008

Icon: Fred Schultz

Banker; philanthropist; Speaker, Florida House of Representatives, 1969-70; vice chairman, Federal Reserve Board, 1978-82; died Nov. 23, 2009, age 80. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2008

Florida's Economy: How Bad Is It?

Florida is hurting: A regional look at the rough patches and bright spots. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2008

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