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New Delhi: Chinese syndicates and criminal gangs conduct scam operations illegally in India. Several cases of such digital loan sharks have been detected in the recent past and it is suspected that the scale of such illegal activities has increased over time. Recently, a case of so-called “Chinese loan application” has come to light in …

Sri Rahayu Hijrah Hati (The Jakarta post) PRIME Jakarta ● Fri, July 29, 2022 Indonesia has become a promised land for the development of the mobile payday loan market (locally known as Pinjol). Based on data from the Financial Services Authority (OJK), in April, 122 companies provide legal payday loan services online. But data from …

AGF Management Limited (IS: AGF.B – Get a rating) AGF EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLAN TRUST insider purchased 21,700 shares of the company in a trade dated Monday, July 25. The stock was acquired at an average price of CA$6.38 per share, for a total transaction of CA$138,446.00. As a result of the purchase, the insider now …

A perfect storm of world events naturally triggers financial stress for the vast majority of Americans. In a recent survey by the American Psychological Association, more than 80% of American adults reported feeling increased financial stress due to: higher inflation (87%), persistent supply chain issues caused by pandemic (81%) and global uncertainty due to the …

AGF Management Limited (IS: AGF.B – Get a rating) AGF EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLAN TRUST insider bought 4,400 shares of the company in a trade that took place on Friday, July 22. The shares were purchased at an average cost of CA$6.39 per share, for a total transaction of CA$28,094.00. Following the acquisition, the insider now …

Kudos to the nonprofit South Central Minnesota Food Recovery for expanding its organization, partnering with more groups, and ultimately getting more food to those in need. Natasha Frost, owner of Wooden Spoon, began collecting leftover food from organizations and restaurants three years ago to donate to people in need. More recently, they have turned food …

AGF Management Limited (IS: AGF.B – Get a rating) insider AGF EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLAN TRUST acquired 19,600 shares of the company in a transaction on Friday, July 15. The shares were purchased at an average cost of C$6.17 per share, for a total value of C$120,912.40. Following the completion of the acquisition, the insider now …

When it comes to financing big purchases or consolidating debt, installment loans can be a great option. Unlike a payday loan, an installment loan is repaid over time in fixed monthly payments. This makes it more manageable for borrowers and can help them avoid costly penalties and interest rates. Installment loans are disbursed all at …

Ensuring that the benefits package attracts and retains all positions within an organization is part of our role as benefits advisors. This is also the primary concern of c-suites in a post-pandemic world. But most American companies are struggling to find help in the midst of the Great Resignation. That’s why it’s time to address …

AGF Management Limited (IS: AGF.B – Get a rating) AGF EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLAN TRUST insider purchased 82,900 shares of the company in a trade dated Wednesday, July 13. The shares were acquired at an average price of CA$6.23 per share, for a total transaction of CA$516,467.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 934,781 …

HARTFORD, Conn. (WFSB) – A super PAC funded by the Democratic Governor’s Association has launched television ads attacking Bob Stefanowski. Two other PACs could spend millions on ads to attack Governor Lamont. We still have more than three months until the November election, but the negative publicity has already started. PAC money is spent on …

AGF Management Limited (IS: AGF.B – Get a rating) AGF EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLAN TRUST insider bought 13,300 shares of the company in a trade on Monday, July 11. The shares were acquired at an average cost of CA$6.22 per share, with a total value of CA$82,726.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the insider now …

CHICAGO (CBS) — Inflation is at its highest level in 40 years – hitting 9.1% on the year in June, the highest since 1981. The Consumer Price Index reports that the price of gas has skyrocketed nearly 60% in the past year – and that’s of course far from the only commodity affected. …

GOBanking Rates Score Quick take: Earnin aims to give consumers access to the wages they have earned without waiting for payday. It gives employees from a wide range of industries real-time access to what they’ve earned. To use the service, you will need three things: a regular salary, a checking account and a smartphone. Amount …

Money / Financial Planning EHStock/Getty Images/iStockphoto In America, living paycheck to paycheck is commonplace. The majority of workers are unable to set aside significant savings, even if their income exceeds six figures. The truth is that life is expensive and unexpected costs arise every month. So if you find yourself out of money before your …

A local arts summer camp for young people has doubled in size in just one year. The Movement BE camp runs programs in its College Area building at 68th and El Cajon Blvd. SAN DIEGO – “When I say move, you say be,” shouted Movement BE program founder Nate Howard at the summer camp’s “Fun …

Published by HIPAA Journal on July 8, 2022 Virginia-based Roanoke, Benefit Plan Administrators Inc., recently notified 3,775 people that an unauthorized person had gained access to their network and deleted files containing some of their protected health information. Breach notification letters do not reveal when the incident occurred, but the forensic investigation concluded on March …

The United States Supreme Court’s decision last month to overturn Roe vs. Wade presents new challenges for employee benefit plans. By overturning the case establishing a constitutional right to abortion, the Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health allows states to impose outright restrictions or bans on abortion. The ruling quickly leads to a …

Whether your account is low or your credit cards are depleted, an online cash advance could be a convenient option to secure funds quickly. Still, there are significant downsides to consider. These loans are expensive and come with short repayment periods that can lead to a vicious cycle of indebtedness. They should only be used …

On June 21, 2022, the Supreme Court found, in Marietta Memorial Hospital Employee Health Benefit Plan v. DaVita Inc., No. 20-1641, 2022 WL 2203328 (United States, June 21, 2022), that terms of a benefit plan limiting reimbursement for dialysis treatments did not violate the Medicare Secondary Payer Act (MSP). The terms of the benefit plan …

Recently, Benefit Plan Administrators, Inc. confirmed that the company suffered a data breach after an unauthorized party gained access to the company’s computer network and sensitive consumer data contained on the network. According to the BPA, the breach resulted in the compromise of full names, social security numbers, addresses, dates of birth, gender classification, claims …

Reverse mortgages are here too, with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission warning “there is a risk”. Not that the product is inherently bad, but ASIC says to get independent advice. The kicker is who owns certain companies, because it’s not always clear. One operation is the Australian Seniors Advisory Group (ASAG), which has images …

A defined benefit plan is often referred to as a traditional pension plan. Employees who meet the plan’s criteria generally receive payments upon retirement. Here’s how defined benefit plans work: Employers often fund the defined benefit plan on behalf of employees, but some plans may require or encourage employee contributions. Unlike a defined contribution plan, …

A large number of retail investors in the United States took out loans, often at exorbitant interest rates, to buy cryptocurrencies, and more than half of those investors ended up losing money, according to a recent investigation by DebtHammer. DebtHammer surveyed over 1,500 people in the United States to learn about their crypto investing habits …