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The Best Bank?

This year’s number 1 title of World’s Best Banks ranked by Global Finance was DBS Bank.  It was a well deserved recognition given that it is “the first institution from either Singapore or Asia as a whole to receive the top honor,” using technology to make banking much more efficient in the region.

When it comes to employee satisfaction working at the bank, Morgan Stanley is currently taking the lead.  As one staff member said: “This place is good for people with children who want to go home to their wife.”  Goldman Sachs ranked number two in this survey, scoring 3.5 in tech rating and 3.8 overall.

For the average bank customer, digital banks are faring well.  According to data from Bankrate, digital banks Ally and Barclays are offering nearly 2 percent annual return – a stark difference from the “better savings yields” offered by one’s average savings account.

And when it comes to the Top 100 Banks on Twitter Q3 2018, these are the banks to look out for!

Asia’s Best Under A Billion List

Each year Forbes creates a Best Under a Billion list for the top 200 Asian companies. The list “highlights 200 Asia-Pacific public companies with less than $1 billion in revenue and consistent top- and bottom-line growth.” There was an average growth of 62 percent this year in annual sales.  That generated a combined $45 billion… Continue Reading

8 Online Safety Tips for Small Businesses: eSafely

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and Symantec recently launched a survey of US small businesses which revealed that although most believe they are safe from hackers and malware, their online security policies are extremely weak. As a result, small businesses are especially vulnerable. The survey offers eight tips for improving online safety and ensuring… Continue Reading

Keep Your Eyes on These Guys: Financial Leaders Who Will Make a Difference in 2014

Smart investing is often based on a solid knowledge of past trends and educated guesses about the future. Professional financial advisors, therefore, must keep abreast of the influences on the marketplace, in addition to having a thorough understanding of what has come before. In order to assist professional advisors and investment managers, Rep., an online… Continue Reading

Top Technological Developments of the 21st Century

Online shopping has swept people up across the globe, and was recently voted the biggest technological development of the 21st century in Britain. The majority of the world’s retailers offer online shopping opportunities, and other websites such as 6pm.com and overstock.com were created specifically to help people save money while shopping for their favorite brands… Continue Reading

Top Ten Largest Economies by PPP GDP

Emerging economies and numerous crises have shaken most, if not all of, the world’s economies today. Evaluation of size and growth varies greatly amongst analysts, while GDP is measured with two different approaches- nominal GDP and purchasing power parity or PPP GDP. The latter considers the dollar’s buying capabilities in different countries, thereby providing a… Continue Reading

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Companies That Will Not Live Out the Coming Year

If you are old enough to remember companies like TWA, Pan Am, Woolworth’s and lots more, then you know that even the seemingly most stable, powerful and successful companies can go belly-up despite their prestige and branding. History teaches its students that the future is just a remake of the past, and what we learn… Continue Reading

Tips to Avoid Overdue Payments: Small Business Advice

One of the most crippling problems amongst small businesses is the excessive number of overdue payments. The average SME receives payments from other businesses two months late, and many suffer greatly from the delay. The Guardian lists several tips for avoiding such situations: Don’t make credit management subordinate to sales– Make sure the incentives you… Continue Reading

The World’s Most Powerful Women

According to Forbes, in a world where women are increasingly taking their places among the movers and shakers planning policy and determining destiny, these are the most powerful of the lot. In order from 1 to 5, the following women have made it to the top of the list of Forbes Most Powerful Women in… Continue Reading

Top 5 Business Rewards Credit Cards for Small Businesses

Though not covered by the Credit CARD Act of 2009, business rewards credit cards have a positive reputation amongst small businesses. According to the National Small Business Association, 37% of business owners are relying on credit to cover a portion of their costs. These credit cards feature expense-tracking tools that help organize and monitor company… Continue Reading