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Ent Federal Credit Union will sign a 15-year marketing and operating agreement with the University of Colorado Colorado Springs today that will include naming rights for the school’s soon-to-be constructed visual and performing arts center, according to a UCCS news release. The agreement, which UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak and Ent CEO Randy Bernstein will sign on campus at […]
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FirstBank announced that it will begin offering Apple Pay mobile payment services for customers. Apple Pay is currently accepted at more than 700,000 businesses and retailers nationwide. Through fingerprint sensor technology available on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Watch, iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3, customers will be able to complete credit and […]
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The national economy this year will continue to improve, following the slight upward trend of the 2014 economy, according to a certified financial planner with UMB Financial Corp. Business owners remain optimistic and will spend more money and hire more people this year, predicted KC Mathews. Mathews, executive vice president and chief investment officer at […]
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Ent Federal Credit Union is currently hosting its annual food drive. The financial institution’s 17th annual holiday food drive is designed to help local families in need, according to a news release from the company. Donors may drop off non-perishable food items and monetary donations at any of Ent’s 27 regional service centers now through […]
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After graduating from the University of Arizona with a marketing degree, Gary Feffer began working at Goldwater’s Department Store, pursuing his dream of being a haberdasher. After comparing his life with that of his friends, he moved north to pursue commercial real estate. He is married and has four children: Sophie, Army, Davis and River. […]
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ANB Bank has announced that its new Academy Banking Center opened this morning in central Colorado Springs. The bank, located at Flintridge and Academy Boulevards, officially started serving customers at 9 a.m., prior to tomorrow’s grand opening event (Oct. 21), according to a news release. The grand opening will include a ribbon cutting attended by dignitaries […]
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ANB merger completed

ANB Bank completed its merger with Capital West Bank, first announced earlier this year. The $160 million Capital West Bank, headquartered in Laramie, Wyoming, with banking centers in Cheyenne and Fort Collins will now be called ANB Bank. The purchase adds to ANB Bank’s presence in Wyoming and Colorado and will increase ANB Bank’s total assets […]
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USAA Bank announced Tuesday it will be one of few in the country to offer the new Apple Pay feature when the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch hit the market this fall. The San Antonio-based bank, which offers its services to current and former members of the U.S. military and their families, […]
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If you own a small business, you probably know first-hand the increasing importance of being able to accept debit and credit card payments. Because businesses have unique payment needs — from the mix of retail, online and mobile purchase volume to the size of an average payment — we advise businesses to request proposals from […]
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Mortgage lenders now have bigger hoops to jump through to make loans for consumers, thanks to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The act, which went into effect Friday, may mean more paperwork required from consumers, but its provisions are intended to protect consumers from unscrupulous lenders, said Jon Paukovich, vice president […]
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On Friday, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. issued its list of state nonmember banks recently evaluated for compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act. Two banks in Colorado were examined: The State Bank in La Junta and Citywide Banks in Aurora–both received a “satisfactory” rating. The list covers evaluation ratings assigned to institutions in October 2013. […]
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The Small Business Administration says its new SBAExpress loan program will make loan applications easier to complete and faster to implement. The pilot loan program will also significantly expand the number of lenders participating in the program and increase access to capital for small businesses. In particular, the SBA has implemented program modifications to allow […]
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