Banking Articles

These Banking articles will give you the news and information you need to stay up to date in the ever changing Banking industry.

January 3, 2012 – 1,754 views
Mike King - Gammage & Burnham PLC
QUESTION: SHOULD MY BANKING EMPLOYEES BE CLASSIFIED AS "LEARNED PROFESSIONALS" FOR EXEMPTION PURPOSES, OR NOT? ANSWER: YOUR BANKING EMPLOYEES ARE NOT ENTITLED TO OVERTIME PAY UNDER THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT IF THEY ARE PROPERLY CLASSIFIED AS "LEARNED PROFESSIONALS." Full Story 
December 27, 2011 – 1,560 views
David Reinholtz
The hot topic in real estate is green homes. People are building, buying, and remodeling existing homes to make them more energy efficient, healthy, and have less of an impact on the environment. While it is a fairly recent trend in housing, it started in commercial building more than two decades ago as owners looked for ways to cut rising utility bills. The field quickly grew beyond a concern with energy to incorporate materials, techniques, and products that conserve scarce resources, recycle used materials, and avoid the use of toxic ingredients and processes. As better and cheaper products and materials became available, green or eco-friendly building spread to residential construction. Full Story 
December 20, 2011 – 1,634 views
Curtis C. Verschoor CMA
Huge bank losses demonstrate that past regulatory efforts failed FSOC says banks must focus on ethical controls and increased integrity The fallout and real costs of banking crisis still being assessed Full Story 
December 13, 2011 – 1,476 views
AccountingWEB Staff
Senior managers need to take cybercrime more seriously. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers' (PwC) economic crime report, Cybercrime: Protecting Against the Growing Threat, businesses face serious threats from cybercriminals, from both within and outside their organizations. Full Story 
December 6, 2011 – 1,525 views
David Oldenburg
There is a lot riding on the release of HARP 2.0, with over 12 millions home owners upside-down, strategic foreclosures the new in thing and buyers with no compelling reason to buy. I have been in the mortgage and real estate industry as an active producer and CEO for 20 years, have hosted financial and real estate talk shows for 17 years and just authored a book, "Get Rich In Real Estate"(link http://www.783loan.com/GetRichBook.htm ), available on Amazon January 2012. I have been following the mortgage crisis and the HARP program very closely and have personally used the HARP program for my borrowers with little or no equity to refinance and help them stay in their homes. I have my own opinion and analysis on HARP 2.0 and what stocks might be impacted. I am also throwing in the answers to the top 5 questions I am getting each day about the new HARP 2.0 program. Full Story 
November 29, 2011 – 1,485 views
It still pays to play nice at work, a new Robert Half survey confirms. Nearly half (48 percent) of workers interviewed said being courteous to others can help an employee rise through the ranks. Another 41 percent said etiquette plays at least some role in career advancement. Full Story 
November 22, 2011 – 1,535 views
Kevin Waddel
The financial industry is increasingly using financial social media tactics as a way to promote their organizations or company's mission and messages. It is important for those in the financial industry to be present on all social media platforms, including Blogger, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. It is also worthwhile to consider creating multiple accounts on each of these social media platforms. Full Story 
November 22, 2011 – 1,773 views
Mike King - Gammage & Burnham PLC
QUESTION: CAN MY BORROWER'S BUSINESS REALLY LOSE ITS CONTRACT WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MERELY FOR NOT ADOPTING A CODE OF CONDUCT? ANSWER: IF THE FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION APPLIES TO YOUR BORROWER'S BUSINESS AND ITS CONTRACT, FAILURE TO ADOPT A CODE OF CONDUCT MAY CAUSE YOUR BORROWER'S PAYMENTS TO BE WITHHELD OR MAY PREVENT IT FROM DOING BUSINESS WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT! Full Story