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Wintrust announces Homebuyer Grant Program
Aug 16, 2017 10:03 AM
Wintrust Financial Corp. announced the creation of the Homebuyer Grant Program to help new homeowners who need help covering the cost of a down payment.
Kukec People: Founder sees good fit by merging with Native American group
Aug 13, 2017 10:08 PM
John Wills, co-founder of WBK Engineering LCC in St. Charles and Aurora, talks about his company merge with Mno-Bmadsen, a Native American investment group for the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians in Dowagiac, Michigan.
Why credit card rewards are getting harder to earn
Aug 13, 2017 7:18 AM
Banks are making it harder to qualify for the lucrative signup bonuses that come with their premium credit cards by increasing the minimum spending requirement. Spending a couple thousand dollars a month on a card is no problem for the affluent, globe-trotting customers who are the traditional audience for premium cards. But it's a much heavier lift for the younger customers who have recently been flocking to the cards.
Why millennials are more likely to have a prenup than their parents
Aug 13, 2017 7:21 AM
As more millennials put off marriage until later in life than previous generations, they are more likely to have careers, businesses and property. And that, financial advisers say, has made them more protective of what they have built. As a result, the prenuptial agreement is starting to lose its taboo.
Who gets hit hardest by bank overdraft fees?
Aug 13, 2017 7:20 AM
Perhaps the most despised bank fee among consumers is the overdraft fee, an ugly $30 (or so) insult to your wallet. A new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau shows just how much of a bite overdraft fees can take out of some consumers, and provides new prototype disclosure forms it hopes banks and credit unions will adopt.
Discover receives top workplaces award
Aug 10, 2017 10:51 AM
For the fifth consecutive year, Discover received a Top Workplaces honor by Columbus CEO Magazine.
Andigo expands beyond Motorola roots, opens first retail branch
By Anna Marie Kukec
Aug 10, 2017 8:30 AM
The long-time Motorola Employee Credit Union has changed its name to Andigo, opened its doors to the public and opens its first retail branch in Schaumburg on Monday, Aug. 14.
Wynnchurch Capital sells Senco to Kyocera
Aug 8, 2017 11:06 AM
Private equity firm Wynnchurch Capital sold Senco Holdings Inc.to Kyocera Corp., a supplier of cutting tools, industrial ceramics, electronic components, printers, copiers, solar power generating systems, mobile phones and semiconductor packages.
Publication ranks Strategic Wealth Partners as a top advisor
Aug 8, 2017 11:06 AM
Strategic Wealth Partners has been listed in the $1 Billion+ Asset Category of Financial Advisor magazine's 2017 Registered Investment Advisor Ranking.
CME Group holds first trades of new Australian wheat futures
Aug 7, 2017 10:24 AM
CME Group recently launched trades of the Australian Wheat FOB (Platts) futures contract.
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