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Demonic Review – Neat Tech on Tired Horror

Neill Blomkamp used to be a name recognized for sci-fi. He had his first breakout hit with 2009’s District 9. On a relatively small budget, he delivered a stirring sci-fi adventure in South Africa. He would continue to develop more films of this nature. These pictures were pretty much the same in their depictions of apartheid. The likes Elysium and Chappie revealed that Blomkamp’s scope was pretty limited, geographically and thematically. So it’s a tad intriguing to see him step into a different genre. Demonic doesn’t feel like Blomkamp’s usual

First Women’s Bank launches in US with focus on fixing gender lending gap

A new commercial bank in the US is aiming to be the first and only women-led and women-focused lender operating in the country. First Women’s Bank CEO, Marianne Markowitz First Women’s Bank, founded in 2019 and headquartered in Chicago, opened its first branch last month after gaining final approval from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in July. It is the first new bank to be chartered in Illinois since 2010 and raised an initial $30 million through a group of 200 investors, including Tennis star Billie Jean King. The

US de novo commercial bank Genesis goes live in California

Genesis Bank, a California-chartered de novo bank, has launched in the US to provide services for commercial clients. Genesis Bank received its licence earlier this year, and launched in August The bank says it is focused on servicing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the owners of SMEs, and owners and investors of income-producing properties. Headquartered in Newport Beach, Genesis aims to serve primarily the Orange and Los Angeles counties of California, as well as the Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Stephen Gordon, founding chairman and chief executive at the bank,

How to … Create a culture of artificial intelligence at credit unions

Leaders at four credit unions shared steps financial institutions (FIs) can take to create a “culture of artificial intelligence” during a webinar last week. Artificial intelligence (AI) isn’t always an option, even for small credit unions, the panel agreed. Mark Rowan, chief technology officer for $2.1 million Denver-based Credit Union of Colorado, pointed to the […] Source: https://bankautomationnews.com/allposts/center-of-excellence/how-to-create-a-culture-of-artificial-intelligence-at-credit-unions/

Cross River Bank to power Openpay’s US expansion

‘Buy now, Pay smarter.’ company Openpay, and its subsidiary Opy USA, Inc., have strategically partnered with Cross River Bank, a technology-driven financial services organization that provides core infrastructure and embedded financial solutions, to offer Opy’s differentiated next-generation “Buy Now, Pay Smarter” products for consumer banking loans.While many traditional Buy Now Pay Later programs cater primarily to small, retail purchases, Opy’s Buy Now, Pay Smarter services are aimed at a broad swath of consumers to help them afford and pay for crucial life needs with transparency and confidence. As Opy advances

Butn strengthens position in real estate sector, inks new partnerships for SMB lending

Business-to-business transactional funder, Butn Limited (ASX:BTN) has announced two new partnerships in the commercial real estate space, strengthening its position and expertise in small business lending for the sector.Butn has entered into a first to market partnership with Australia’s leading real estate Customer Relationship Management software solution (CRM) Agentbox, providing real estate agents across the country with early access to their commissions.The integration utilising Butn Now, which is now live, will enable agents in over 2,000 real estate offices nationwide to access their full commissions upfront less a small fixed

Buy Virtual Lands in El Salvador Now

El Salvador is a small Central American country of just over 6 million people. It has a rich, indigenous cultural heritage and its capital, San Salvador, is one of the most iconic cities in the world. Indeed, it’s known as the landfall of Christopher Columbus in 1492. Besides its rich history, El Salvador is also known for being the first crypto-friendly country in the world. In fact, El Salvador was one of the first countries in the region to declare its intent to become a crypto nation. They’ve recently adopted

How BizPay is helping SMEs through Covid

We are all facing unique cash flow challenges and business hurdles at the moment, and for small business owners, the stakes are particularly high. At BizPay, they want to help in any way they can; that is why they’ve announced the extension of their Covid Lockdown Business Support Offer. BizPay hope that this extra help will be a win for you and a win for your clients.Here’s how BizPay are assisting new and existing customers in recovering and thriving through and beyond the pandemic:50% OFF your fees until the end