Massey Consulting Announces First-Time Exhibitor Opportunity at the 2018 Conference for NC’s Nonprofits

Massey Consulting, leading accounting software specialist, announced their participation as an exhibitor on nonprofit financial management technology.

RALEIGH, NC, UNITED STATES, August 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Massey Consulting today announced its participation as an exhibitor at the 2018 Conference for North Carolina’s Nonprofits. The three-day event, held by the NC Center for Nonprofits, is the state’s largest annual gathering of nonprofit leaders, expected to attract over 500 professionals.

The conference will be on September 12-14 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center, 4700 Emperor Blvd, Durham, NC 27703.

This year’s theme is “Power Play: Disruption for Good”, which pertains to the advantage of the collective nonprofit sector's numerous organizations and their ability to create change in our neighborhoods, environment, and state.

Sessions will include topics on diversity in the nonprofit sector, the equity paradigm, five-step strategies to increase productivity, legal updates for North Carolina nonprofits, and more.

Massey Consulting, North Carolina’s leading accounting software specialist, provides nonprofits with financial management technology. These technology tools help organizations effectively fulfill their stewardship and core business values through real-time insights that benchmark sustainability and mission impact.

“Nonprofit organizations have extremely specific accounting needs. As a good steward, you want to leverage the most efficient resources to help your organization succeed and flourish in size and complexity,” says Philip Massey, CPA and President of Massey Consulting.

Featured as an exhibitor in the conference’s Nonprofit Marketplace, Massey Consulting will be providing information on how nonprofits can identify key indicators that are most critical to their organization’s financial health with the aid of nonprofit accounting software.

“We are eager to be a sponsor at this year’s conference and look forward to showcasing how cloud-based technology can provide nonprofits with innovative solutions that simplify their grant, fund, and donor accounting and overall financial processes,” said Massey.

About Massey Consulting

Massey Consulting, located in Raleigh, NC, is a full-service consulting firm that specializes in various implementations and integrations of accounting software. Massey Consulting often integrates front-end operation management systems with back-end financial software, like cloud-based Sage Intacct or Microsoft Dynamics GP, to create a seamless business management tool. The Massey team is comprised of technology consultants that have experience as accountants, controllers, and information systems experts. Recognized as a Microsoft Gold Partner and Sage Intacct Premier Partner since 2013, Massey Consulting serves over 100 clients across the United States, Canada, and Australia. For more information on our products, services, and financial management technology, visit www.masseyconsulting.net.

Jelena Subasic
Massey Consulting
9195086063
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Luzita Kennedy of PulvermacherKennedy & Associates Returns to CUTV News Radio for a New Episode

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, August 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — As the expression goes, "The fish stinks from the head.” Culture is set from the top down and leaders set the tone. If leadership is not operating properly, the organization as a whole will suffer.

Success begins with leaders or it never begins at all. That’s the philosophy of PulvermacherKennedy & Associates, a management consulting firm. PKA are leaders in succession planning and implementation, strategic enterprise transformation, and executive development at the individual and team levels.

“An organization’s most valuable resource is its human capital: its employees,” says Luzita Kennedy, managing partner of PKA. “Whether we’re looking at strategy, operations, or organizational design of a company, what goes hand-in-hand with that is people. We forget that there are people who make that organization function. What we find with management or executive teams is they often become so focused on numbers and reaching certain targets, and they forget about their people.”

All the work PKA does, whether it’s leadership development or executive coaching, is in the context of changes that are taking place in the business. Those changes could be a restructuring, a merger, or a transfer to the next generation. When change takes place in an organization, inevitably it causes stress in the system. PKA specializes in helping organizations positively react to change, adapt and align to those changes.

“Any change that they want to implement in the organization, whether it's related to people or processes, starts at the top,” says Kennedy. “If the leadership team is aligned, the rest of the organization follows suit, so it's about marrying the changes that are occurring in the business and aligning management to those changes.”

Much of PKA’s work is in succession planning. How does an organization develop its next group of leaders?

“We have to create seamless transition,” says Kennedy. “We’re working with the current owner to help them transition out of their role. We’re also working with the incoming person because they might not be ready. There's a process of looking at their current leadership style given the role they are inheriting. What are the competencies attached to that role? Which competencies are missing? How do you bridge that gap?”

As executives reach new heights of their career, they tend to do the things they did before. Through PKA’s executive coaching and leadership development programmers, they can begin to heighten their self-awareness. Kennedy says most leaders are committed to making the adjustments because they know that it's important to the rest of the organization.

CUTV News Radio will feature Luzita Kennedy in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on Monday, August 20th at 11am.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio.

If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.

For more information on PulvermacherKennedy & Associates, visit www.pulvermacherkennedy.com

Lou Ceparano
CUTV News
(631) 850-3314
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EDGE MOBILE PAYMENTS ANNOUNCES NFC RING AND PATENT APPLICATION FILING

Edge Mobile Payments, LLC today announced that it will be adding an NFC ring payment device to its product line.

Beyond making and selling our own Edge NFC rings, we’re also launching our private label and IP licensing division, aimed at developing new B2B partnerships and new sales channels”

— Paz Rheinstein, President of Edge

SAN FRANCISCO , CA, UNITED STATES, August 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Aug 16, 2018. Edge Mobile Payments, LLC ("Edge"), a San Francisco based Fintech startup today announced that it will be adding an NFC ring payment device to its product line. The ring is supported by a patent application, originating from its recently-acquired Nexus IP assets and is positioned to be one of the earliest in the NFC wearable payments space. This patent application is one of several divisional filings tying back to the Nexus 2005 patent portfolio relating to wearables. Edge will be applying for additional divisional patents in the months to come, positioning Edge as a leader in wearable NFC payment intellectual property.

The Edge Ring:
• Will extend the reach of Edge’s Digital Banking Platform
• Will enable contactless NFC payments
• Will accelerate growth in the wearables payments market: Worldwide shipments of wearable devices will reach 132.9 million this year. Shipments will total 219.4 million in 2022, for a 13.4% average annual growth rate, according to IDC.

The Edge Ring is a newly filed US Divisional Patent Application, Serial Number 15/985,225 which claims priority to the first Nexus Payments Cloud Wallet Patent Portfolio filed on February 2nd, 2005. “This patent application contains significant claims for wearable payment technology supported by disclosures made in our Nexus Portfolio. Our 2005 priority date is significantly earlier than other patents currently being licensed in this area.”, said Mark Boys VP of Intellectual Property for Edge.

The Edge Ring will be added to Edge’s growing body of payment devices designed to give consumers a commerce experience that fits their lifestyle. “The ring represents a new form factor that will make NFC payments possible even when a consumer is without their smartphone. Our goal is to build out a comprehensive digital banking platform with multiple connected payment devices that will give our customers options for how they make payments and how they interact with their finances – making transactions easy, fast and safe.”, said Peter Garrett, CEO of Edge.

The Edge Ring is a feature-rich product that will support a diversity of applications including payments, reward programs and multi-factor authentication.

All the Edge Mobile Payments products, including the Edge Card, are designed to work with the EdgePay Digital Banking Platform – providing customers with full digital banking features such as: P2P money transfers, mobile check deposits, budgeting, investing and conversion of crypto currency to spendable fiat.

“Beyond making and selling our own Edge NFC rings, we’re also launching our private label and IP licensing division, aimed at developing new B2B partnerships and new sales channels”, said Paz Rheinstein, President of Edge.

Edge Mobile Payments has now initiated its seed round financing in anticipation of a market launch in the first half of 2019.

For further information about Edge Mobile Payments, LLC, please contact: Christophe Goudy: Christophe@edgesmartcard.com

About EDGE Mobile Payments
EDGE Mobile Payments LLC founded in 2017, is a San Francisco CA based Digital Banking Fintech Company dedicated to expanding mobile financial transactions and enriching user experience with its new payment devices and digital banking platform.

To learn more visit: http://www.edgemobilepayments.com

Christophe Goudy
Edge Mobile Payments LLC
4084311072
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New Orleans Law Firm Wallace Meyaski offers unique "fixed fee" General Counsel services for small & mid-sized companies

K. Todd Wallace, Attorney in New Orleans, Louisiana

K. Todd Wallace, Attorney in New Orleans, Louisiana

Attorney Kenneth Todd Wallace in New Orleans

Attorney Kenneth Todd Wallace in New Orleans

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Affords small and mid-sized companies on a budget access to legal advice without large retainer of hourly billings

Wallace Meyaski, LLC (N/A:N/A)

… we have developed a unique approach to helping small to medium size businesses who cannot afford to hire an in-house lawyer. We offer to serve as a client’s General Counsel for a fixed-fee …”

— K. Todd Wallace, Attorney

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, UNITED STATES, August 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The New Orleans Law Firm of Wallace Meyaski, LLC has announced that they are offering designated General Counsel legal services for an agreed-upon "fixed fee" for small and mid-sized companies. Given the increasing legal and regulatory complexity of today’s business environment, many companies are faced with the choice of either committing more and more resources to pay escalating outside counsel fees, or of taking on additional headcount and the associated costs and expenses to build an in-house legal and/or human resource team.

Explains attorney K. Todd Wallace: “We set out to find a way to encourage our clients to contact us more regularly, to involve us before an issue becomes a problem, and to depend upon our extensive experience in advising our corporate clients. What we offer is a third and, hopefully, more appealing option: a cost-effective way to retain the services of experienced corporate attorneys on a fixed-fee basis to guide and advise a corporate client each step of the way.”

With the costs of legal fees soaring to all-time highs, the law firm understands that businesses are too often reluctant to call upon outside counsel for fear of uncertain and excessive legal bills. Of course, when businesses fail to address important legal, HR, and corporate issues on the front-end, the legal costs associated with cleaning up the mess can easily exceed five to six times the cost had the client simply brought a lawyer in early on.

The team at Wallace Meyaski offer this unique approach whereby the client pays an agreed-upon fixed monthly fee to serve as the client’s outsourced General Counsel. At the end of the day, this approach encourages businesses to use and rely on the firm as the “inside” counsel on a regular basis while, at the same time, providing the client with a fixed cost that that it can properly budget without having to worry about surprising and unexpected legal costs.

K. Todd Wallace adds, “we have developed a unique approach to helping small to medium size businesses who cannot afford to hire an in-house lawyer. We offer to serve as a client’s General Counsel for a fixed-fee (monthly fee) based upon a defined bucket of services.” He went on to add “that in today's environment small to medium size business are the ones that are hurt the most impacted by the increasing legal and regulatory complexity of today’s business environment, because they are not properly represented. We hope this offers a solution for that problem.”

Wallace Meyaski, LLC offers a wide array of general counsel outsourced services, including the following areas:

Human Resources and Employment Services

Wallace Meyaski, LLC brings over twenty years of broad experience in the area of labor and employment law and human resources. As a result, they can provide you with day-to-day advice on how to handle every aspect of employee hiring, promotion, and termination and to implement policies and procedures to protect clients from unnecessary and costly litigation.

Commercial Contract Preparation and Review

As part of our monthly fee, the firm can draft new commercial contracts and review and revise any existing commercial agreements, including purchase and sale agreements, master service agreements, terms and conditions, commercial contracts, non-disclosure agreements, confidentiality agreements, employment-related contracts, consulting agreements, and property leases.

Corporate Succession and Corporate Governance

Wallace Meyaski, LLC recommend that companies regardless of size and scope take a good hard look at long-term business succession planning. In the simplest terms, succession planning is a process whereby an organization ensures that employees at all levels are recruited, developed, and maintained to fill each key role within the company. Succession planning also anticipates and addresses issues that inevitably arise with any change in management and/or ownership to ensure a smooth transition and long-term success for the company. Through a proper succession planning process, businesses recruit superior employees, develop their knowledge, skills, and abilities, and prepare them for advancement or promotion into ever more challenging roles.

For additional information:

Wallace Meyaski, LLC
5109 Canal Blvd., Suite 102
New Orleans, LA 70124
(504) 644-2011
info@walmey.com

Kenneth Todd Wallace is an attorney and founding partner of the law firm Wallace Meyaski, LLC. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the legal and business professions with established excellence in trial advocacy, negotiation, strategic and initiative planning, employment law compliance, government relations, mergers and acquisitions, and team building.

References

Law Firm Website: http://www.walmey.com/our-attorneys/k-todd-wallace/
Facebook page of the Law Firm: https://www.facebook.com/WallaceMeyaski/
LinkedIn Profile of Kenneth Todd Wallace: https://www.linkedin.com/in/k-todd-wallace-03895358/
Lawyer Profile at: http://lawyers.lawyerlegion.com/louisiana/kenneth-todd-wallace-18001529
Attorney Profile: https://www.lawyers.com/new-orleans/louisiana/kenneth-todd-wallace-604175-a/
Lawyer Profile: http://www.lawyerdb.org/LawFirm/Wallace-Meyaski-LLC-New-Orleans/
Blog at: http://ktoddwallaceblog.blogspot.com/

K. Todd Wallace, Attorney at Law
Wallace Meyaski Law Firm
(504) 644-2011
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PetVivo Holdings, Inc. Moves Manufacturing Facility, Creates Research and Development Laboratory.

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MINNEPOLIS, MINNESOTA, USA, August 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — PETVIVO HOLDINGS, INC. MOVES AND EXPANDS MANUFACTURING FACILITY. CREATES RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LAB

(OTCMARKETS: PETV), PetVivo Holdings, Inc. (www.petvivo.com) an emerging biomedical device company, is pleased to announce the moving of its manufacturing facility and the creation of a research and development lab.

In an effort to expand manufacturing and create a research and development facility, Petvivo, Inc. moved from Elite Solutions in Rochester, Minnesota to the home of CytoMedical Design Group LLC (cmdg) in St. Paul, Minnesota. The location has far better access for Petvivo employees and eliminates the costs of hotels and mileage which the company has been absorbing sending and supporting staff from Minneapolis for weeks at a time to work in Rochester.

“We estimate that our cost of manufacturing will be reduced substantially. It is also time to address our plan to continue improving our product and initiate our research and development plans. Assistance for both manufacturing and research will be available from staff members of the cmdg group. Cmdg has additional clean rooms and square footage for our use “commented Wes Hayne, CEO of Petvivo Holdings, Inc.

The move was performed in one week, coordinated with three different moving companies. Each company specializing in specific equipment, with different degrees of sensitivity. The move is now complete, and production is expected to resume within the next three weeks. The new surroundings and extra space will help in building the efficiencies of the manufacturing process.

About PetVivo Holdings, Inc.
PetVivo Holdings Inc. (OTCPINK: PETV) is an emerging biomedical device company focused on the licensing and commercialization of innovative medical devices for pets and pet therapeutics. PetVivo is leveraging investments made in the human medical device industry to commercialize therapeutics for pets in a capital and time efficient way. A key component of this strategy is the accelerated timeline to revenues for veterinary medical devices, which enter the market much earlier than the more stringently regulated pharmaceuticals.
PetVivo's strategy is to commercialize proprietary products from human medical device companies specifically for the companion animal market. The company’s product pipeline includes seventeen animal and human therapeutics. A portfolio of twenty patents protects the company’s products, production processes and biomaterials. PetVivo’s lead product, a veterinarian-administered joint injection for the treatment of osteoarthritis in dogs, is scheduled for launch later this year.
Forward-Looking commercial Statements:
The foregoing material may contain forward-looking statements. We caution that such statements may be subject to uncertainties and that actual results could differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Readers accordingly should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which do not reflect unknown or unanticipated events or circumstances occurring after the date of these forward-looking statements.

Wes Hayne
Petvivo Holdings Inc
962-405-6216
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Nerdys Robot Pizza Delivery Trucks could be the future of workplace automation

Nerdys Pizza a German robot Pizza startup comes to America

MUNSTER, NRW, GERMANY, August 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Crusty, hot, and fresh – that is what Pizza is meant to be, even if you order it for home delivery. Nerdys automated mobile bakery brings stone-baked Pizza directly to the door, freshly baked.

This ingenious oven system allows pizzas to be baked during the journey to the customer, and lets you follow the cooking process using an app.

The oven, installed in the vehicle, can bake crisp pizzas in a matter of minutes. It is also possible to prepare finger-food at the same time. And specially designed pizza boxes make the process completely hygienic.

Nerdys Pizza Trucks are fitted with the most modern power generation systems, enabling to save up to 50% of energy costs as compared to a conventional delivery service. ‘Empty’ runs can be avoided altogether.

Marius Matthiessen CEO of Nerdys Pizza says: “My revolution began in 2016 when a lukewarm pizza delivery unleashed a wave of technology and innovation. I set myself to no smaller a task than to deliver the best pizza in the world directly to your door.“

Nerdys is one of a number of automated startups popping up in the World trying to fuse cooking with technology. But Matthiessen is confident that Nerdys can lay the groundwork for the future of high-quality, tech-infused food delivery. In 2019 Nerdys Pizza comes also to America and West Europe.

www.nerdyspizza.com

Marius Matthiessen
Nerdys Pizza US
492515908325
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NVBDC BRINGS VETS CLOSER TO CORPORATIONS

Certification of Veteran Businesses

The country’s leading Certification Organization for SD/VOBs of all sizes.

Keith King delivers his popular, “You’re Certified, Now What” session to veterans

Mark Hands, Supplier Diversity Program Manager at The Federal Reserve Warmly Greets Steadman Graham before his session

The Federal Reserve Bank Honor Guard was on site to present the colors

Attendance was great in Chicago for NVBDC’s 3rd Annual Doing Business with the Federal Reserve Bank and Private Industry

the energy in the rooms was strong and attendees were engaged in robust networking”

— Event Attendee

DETROIT, MI, UNITED STATES, August 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC) is proud to announce the successful 3rd Annual Doing Business with the Federal Reserve and Private Industry Conference held on July 19th. Working in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and sponsor JP Morgan Chase & Co, over 200 registrants had the opportunity to meet with corporations and government agencies. Featuring over a dozen speakers, topics included the value of certification, and strategies to successfully grow your business. Panel discussions featured industry leaders who directly work and manage Supplier Diversity Programs. NVBDC also introduced for the first time, an opportunity for Service Disabled and Veteran Owned Businesses (SD/VOBs) to partake in side-by-side educational and one-on-one matchmaking sessions.

Veteran and entrepreneur Stedman Graham kicked off the conference and gave an inspiring keynote address about Identity Leadership and his Nine-Step Success Process. Attendees were enthusiastic about the event saying, “It was a great event with lots of amazing energy and awesome connections made” and “the energy in the rooms was strong and attendees were engaged in robust networking.”

NVBDC is looking forward to our upcoming and not to be missed event, the National Veteran Business Matchmaker held in Detroit on September 10th and 11th. At last year’s event, NVBDC tripled their attendance records and are on track for another success. With buyers from major corporations and government agencies, as well as the popular social event, Vets Night Out, it promises to be an in-demand event for SD/VOBs.

Veteran focused Diversity Spending Programs are an $80 billion dollar market in the United States. Other corporations who support the NVBDC in certifying SD/VOBs include the 28 member corporations of the Billion Dollar Roundtable, Kellogg's, AT&T, General Motors, Ford, JP Morgan Chase & Co., PPG, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Minnesota, Facebook, BMW, Google, Microsoft, Apple and many more.

NVBDC’s Mission:
The NVBDC is the only Veteran Owned Business Certification organization developed by Veterans, for Veterans. The purpose is to provide a credible and reliable certifying authority for all size businesses ensuring that valid documentation exists of Veteran ownership and control.

FIND US. LIKE US. FOLLOW US. JOIN US. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube.

Keith King
National Veteran Business Development Council
888-CERTIFIED
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Inc. MAGAZINE NAMES EXPANSION CAPITAL GROUP in the top 20% of AMERICA'S FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES

INC. MAGAZINE NAMES EXPANSION CAPITAL GROUP in the top 20% of AMERICA'S FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES. ECG is ranked 802nd nationwide, and the 2nd in South Dakota.

SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA, UNITED STATES, August 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA (August 15, 2018) – Expansion Capital Group (ECG), a National Small Business lender has been honored as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America by Inc. Magazine. The 2018 Inc. 5000 list was revealed today, and Expansion Capital Group is 802nd out of the 5000 ranked private companies nationwide, and the 2nd fastest growing company headquartered in South Dakota. Expansion Capital Group has driven growth over the past 3 years by over 627%.

Previous Inc 5000 honorees include companies like Under Armour, Pandora, Chobani, and Facebook. Since 1982, the Inc. 5000 list has honored the extraordinary journeys of the fastest-growing companies in America. It is the most prestigious honor for growing private businesses.

“The Expansion Capital Group team has worked hard to help America’s small businesses grow and we couldn’t be prouder of this recognition. It energizes us even more to go out and empower business owners to succeed,” shares Expansion Capital Group CEO Vincent Ney. “Having been a small business owner in a number of different ventures over my career, I fully understand the pain points that business owners encounter each and every day. Our mission to provide capital quickly and efficiently provides owners with the resources to successfully execute their growth plans and achieve success," explains Ney.

About Expansion Capital Group
Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Expansion Capital Group has helped nearly 10,000 businesses grow by creating products and services that deliver funding via a simple, smart and quick process. As a technology – enabled specialty lender, Expansion Capital Group has provided approximately $300 million in working capital to small businesses throughout the United States since 2013. For business inquiries, please contact newpartners@expansioncapitalgroup.com and for all other inquiries please contact media@expansioncapitalgroup.com.

About the Inc. 5000
Since 1982, the Inc. 5000 list has honored the extraordinary journeys of the fastest-growing companies in America. It is the most prestigious honor for growing private businesses and business leaders. For more information visit: https://www.inc.com/inc5000

Expansion Capital Group
(877) 204-9203
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Social Media Scams Targeting East Bay Youth

Social Media Scams Targeting East Bay Youth
1st United Credit Union warns residents to use caution

PLEASANTON, CA, UNITED STATES, August 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — CONTACT: Lisha Fabris
Communications Manager
1st United Credit Union
(925) 598-4782 | lfabris@1stunitedcu.org

Social Media Scams Targeting East Bay Youth
1st United Credit Union warns residents to use caution

PLEASANTON, CA (June 14, 2018): 1st United Credit Union has witnessed ongoing financial fraud in which criminals are targeting teens through social media. As a part of an ongoing effort to help their members and community protect their information and accounts, 1st United is warning residents of this issue.

“Social media is becoming a staple in kids’ lives,” said Greg Pulliam, 1st United Credit Union’s Chief Administrative Officer. “Although kids are tech savvy, they may not have the common sense to spot scams.”

At the core of the scam, kids are contacted through Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat and are offered money to hand over personal information such as a social security number or bank account information. In one case, a 16 year old was paid $500 to send a copy of his Social Security Card to a criminal who attempted to impersonate the victim at the Credit Union. If the account activity is fraudulent, the victim is left owing the money to the financial institution and is held responsible for the fraud.

Fraudsters are reaching out to kids in varying ways including phony contests and giveaways, make-money-quick schemes, and by impersonating a celebrity or a person in need of help, often living abroad.

“1st United wants parents to be aware of this threat and talk with their kids about it,” says Greg. “Unfortunately, if a child gives their personal and/or banking information accidentally or purposefully to someone who uses that information to commit a fraudulent act, the family could be held responsible.”

1st United Credit Union urges parents to take precautions, including:

• Remind children to never give out personal information. This includes account number, passwords, and any online or mobile banking login information. It could also include the name of their favorite book, pet’s names, or mother’s maiden name – all information used for security authentication on accounts.
• Remind children that if they are offered money in exchange for your personal information, it’s likely a scam. Don’t proceed. Scammers could leave you owing thousands and these unpaid balances will be sent to a collections agency.
• Check social profile settings. Strangers should not be able to see your child’s profile.
• Uninstall apps that access your child’s personal information on their phones.
• Be wary of celebrity profiles. Many are not legitimate.

If consumers believe they are a victim of fraud, they are requested to contact their local police department immediately and notify their financial institution so additional safeguards can be placed on their account.

About 1st United Credit Union
It doesn’t get simpler, faster and friendlier than 1st United Credit Union. As one of the first credit unions in California, 1st United Credit Union was founded in 1932 and has been thriving in the San Francisco East Bay Area ever since. Membership is available to anyone who lives, works, or attends school in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin, Solano, Stanislaus, or Kings Counties in California. We believe in local, neighborly banking and hope you will too. For more information, visit www.1stunitedcu.org.

Lisha Fabris
1st United Credit Union
(925) 598-4782
email us here


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Barclays, BBVA, Citi, Microsoft, R3, Ripple & Fidelity take over Boston for the Blockchain for Finance Conference

Other speaking organisations include BNY Mellon, Northern Trust, RBC, DTCC, State Street & IBM
See the full speaker line: http://bit.ly/2OxDxbd

NEW YORK , USA , August 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Due to the success of FinTech Network’s Blockchain for Finance Conference in Europe and the Asia Pacific, we’ve now introduced our BFC series to the North American market. This meeting will take place in Boston on 14-15 November (http://bit.ly/2OxDxbd) with an aim to help FSIs advance blockchain technology from POC to commercialization.

BFC NA will offer a platform for industry professionals to discuss these important challenges through keynote presentations; panel discussions, workshops and networking opportunities. Delegates will learn how to streamline blockchain adoption, hear latest DLT applications, technical challenges and the crypto asset space
We’ve assembled some of the most recognised experts to discuss the latest advancements in DLT which will revolutionise the finance industry.

Highlights include:
• Microsoft’s Marley Gray will share his thoughts on technical challenges such as scalability, interoperability and privacy that need to be considered for full blockchain implementation
• Explore the partnerships that Barclays have formed to aid DLT adoption and where DLT fits within their overall fintech strategy
• Hear Factom, BBVA and Clovyr’s Amber Baldet discuss the ways of storing data on blockchains and the most effective platforms to use
• Understand Northern Trust and Fidelity’s standpoint on the developments of crypto assets and how this will affect financial services
• Examine the array of blockchain applications available and where the likes of Citi, Ripple, R3 & BNY Mellon are applying this technology

You’ll also hear from leading blockchain experts at the National Bank of Canada, DTCC, State Street & Digital Asset to help you to move your blockchain projects from POC to commercialization. To see the full speaker line-up and latest agenda, download the brochure now: http://bit.ly/2OxDxbd

Best Wishes

Hannah Kitchen
Project Manager | FinTech Network
t: +44 (0) 203 4098416 | e: hkitchen@fintecnet.com

Hannah Kitchen
FinTech Network
02034098416
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