5 ways Mint.com is stealing your customers

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Some retail bankers think that Mint.com complements their efforts and have even invited account holders to use the service. What these bankers don’t know is that Mint has positioned themselves as a threat to traditional banking and is quietly pulling account holders away.by: Jim MarousAs the main frontrunner to the online personal financial management movement, Mint.com has had a lot of time to grow. The company was founded in 2006, acquired by Intuit in 2009, and has recently undergone a fresh redesign. In addition, they acquired Check last year and have expanded their services to help consumers effortlessly see their credit score.All of this growth is good for Mint users and potentially bad for financial institutions. And yet many financial institutions still don’t see Mint as a threat. In fact, some banks and credit unions even encourage their account holders to sign up for Mint.com to track their finances — a suggestion that could easily backfire on financial institutions.Below are five ways that Mint.com can threaten banks and credit unions. In this list, I walk through a fictional scenario where an account holder at ACME Bank has signed up with Mint at the suggestion of ACME. continue reading »last_img read more

The Final Word: Syracuse defeats Georgia Tech, 79-72

first_img Published on February 22, 2020 at 8:25 pm Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text When Syracuse erased an 11-point halftime deficit against Georgia Tech, it ended a three-game losing streak with a 79-72 win. The Orange were led by Elijah Hughes and Marek Dolezaj (20 points apiece), and multiple jump shots from Buddy Boeheim kickstarted the second-half run.Early first-half foul trouble to Dolezaj and Quincy Guerrier threatened to limit the Orange’s (15-12, 8-8 Atlantic Coast) depth in the frontcourt, but neither ended up fouling out to limit the Yellow Jackets’ (13-14, 7-9) advantage.Here’s what our beat writers had to say after the Syracuse win.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Tourism ban proposed at Goa beach to save turtle nesting sites

first_imgPanaji, Jun 4 (PTI) The Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) has called for a complete ban on tourism activity at Galjibag beach in South Goa to protect the turtle nesting spots there.The GCZMA in its recommendations said that tourism activity including erection of shacks should be banned at Galjibag beach, which is one of the prime shorelines of the state.The authority has also proposed that fishing should be banned on this beach to protect Olive Ridley Turtles who arrive here to lay eggs.The directives are part of management plan for the protection of turtle nesting sites which was drawn following a National Green Tribunal (NGT) order.The locals had approached NGT seeking directions to protect Olive Ridley Turtles arriving on the beach annually to lay the eggs.The state government has already declared the site as protected area. The management plan by GCZMA mentions that the step is towards exploring the possibility of increasing the population of marine turtles in Galjibagarea by protecting their nesting, feeding and wintering areas.The plan speaks about the various kinds of human interference activities as major threat to the nesting sites, while recommending short term and long term measures for its conservation and protection.The plan has also put a ban on speed boating and water sports activities in the area and has declared it as No Boating zone. PTI COR DK AMS SRElast_img read more