Finance

New Industrial Gate to Back Line Products Manufactured in GCC States

The Federation of Gulf Cooperation Council Chambers of Commerce (FGCCC) on Sunday launched the first-ever official integrated digital platform designed to support all Gulf businesses and factories and promote products made in the Gulf states. FGCCC Secretary General Saud al-Meshari confirmed that the newly created portal is part of a …

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Is the Mortgage Industry “Fucking” the Veterans?

Sharon’s business is about 65% VA loans. The broker / owner of Home Loans Inc. in Charleston, SC believes that this industry has sometimes preyed on veterans, taking advantage of the confidence in authority that they were taught during their service. He lamented the marketing strategy of sending a retired …

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USPTO softens deal for COVID-related patents

To listen to the federal newsletter on your phone or mobile device, subscribe to PodcastOne Where Apple podcasts. The best desktop listening experience can be found using Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. Inventors working on anything COVID-related could get special giveaways from the Patent and Trademark Office. The USPTO has extended …

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Definition of DeFi (decentralized finance) and why it matters

Decentralized finance, or DeFi, is a system by which financial products become available on a decentralized public blockchain network. This makes them accessible to everyone, rather than going through intermediaries like banks or brokerage houses. Unlike a bank or brokerage account, a government issued ID, Social Security number, or proof …

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After an impressive race at the helm of FinCEN, guiding the shift to ‘effective’ anti-money laundering programs, Blanco holds the first financial crime compliance position at Citi – CFCS

Through Brian monroebmonroe@acfcs.orgApril 2, 2021 After an impressive run at the US Treasury’s Financial Intelligence Unit, Kenneth Blanco, who led and worked on the implementation of some of the country’s most significant updates to financial crime compliance rules over the past 20 years, made the leap to the private sector. …

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Spain’s personalized nutrition pact addresses cognitive health

Announced earlier this week, the HEALTH4BRAIN project will look at personalizing diets using a nutrigenetic test that will aid in the design of personalized and functional foods. The hope is that personalized counseling will be offered based on an individual’s genetic profile, with tailor-made foods produced that maintain cognitive function …

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