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10 Housing Markets Still Recovering Since the housing crash and recession in 2008, some metro areas have made full recoveries, while others continue to struggle. Recently released data reports that 37 major metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) that have not yet recovered peak values reached during the previous boom. Utilizing the Federal Housing and Finance Agency’s Home Price Index, HSH.com recently released a Q3 report on the top and bottom 10 MSAs that have recovered the most and the least Read Full Article [Source: www.dsnews.com] The post Top 10 Housing Markets Still in Recovery Mode appeared first on B2B Labs. ... (more)

DAWGS: Securing the Future for Veterans

DAWGS Vacant Property Security DAWGS Donates Vacant Property Security Services Chicago-based DAWGS (Door and Window Guard Systems, Inc.) is donating their vacant property security services to a local non-profit, The Lights of Honor International (LHI), to help build a brighter future for veterans. DAWGS manufactures and rents proprietary steel door and window guards to secure and protect vacant properties and restore distressed neighborhoods. In parallel with DAWGS, a goal of The Lights of Honor International (LHI) is to repurpose and retool communities and buildings. LHI’s mission... (more)

The Top 13 Places to Buy a Rental Property in the US Right Now

Rental properties give you, the investor, the power to determine your profits. Let’s be clear: Buying a home doesn’t always give you the biggest return on your money. From 1890 to 2012 the inflation-adjusted return on a house was 0.17% — a fraction of the 6.27% return for investments in the stock market over the same time period. But there is a way to earn similar, or even greater, investment returns in real estate: owning a rental property. In this case, you’re getting paid to own something, rather than paying to own it. The mortgage is often covered by rental income, and if ... (more)

Webinar – Visa’s Stored Credential Transaction Framework

Based on merchant feedback, PaymentsEd and Visa will discuss the new Stored Credential Transaction framework and address questions to ensure that merchants are compliant prior to April 30, 2018. What You Will Learn About Rationale behind the framework Benefits for merchants, issuers and cardholders Technical requirements and scenarios Disclosure and consent requirements Q&A Opportunity Presenters:  Anjana Surin, Director, Digital Products, Visa Shailendra Dingankar, Director, Global Payment Experience & Solutions, Visa When: Friday, December 1, 2017 1pm ET/10am PT Please follow... (more)

Potential Impact on the Fintech Industry as a Result of the OCC Chartering Initiative and Increased Scrutiny of Third-Party Relationships for Banks.

What is the impact on the fintech industry of the new OCC Chartering initiative? The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC”) is embarking on a dual-track regulatory effort that may result in a comprehensive overhaul of the relationships between the fintech industry and regulated financial institutions. On the first track is the OCC’s proposal to allow fintech companies to obtain Special Purpose National Bank (“SPNB”) charters. On the second track is the OCC’s enhanced scrutiny of banks that partner with third-party entities, in particular fintech companies. This regula... (more)