Banking regulator says pandemic uncertainty means now is not the time to consider higher dividends, share buybacks - The Globe and Mail thumbnail

Banking regulator says pandemic uncertainty means now is not the time to consider higher dividends, share buybacks – The Globe and Mail

Bank buildings at Toronto’s financial district on Sept. 3, 2020. Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail Canada’s banking regulator will not yet consider lifting restrictions on banks’ dividends and share buybacks introduced at the start of the pandemic, even though the largest lenders continue to amass growing stockpiles of surplus capital. As parts of the country…

USAA offers the most sought-after mobile banking tools among the largest US financial institutions in 2020 thumbnail

USAA offers the most sought-after mobile banking tools among the largest US financial institutions in 2020

This is a preview of Insider Intelligence’s fourth annual US Mobile Banking Competitive Edge, available exclusively to subscribers. In addition to mobile banking coverage, Insider Intelligence publishes thousands of pieces of content, including research reports, charts, and forecasts on the financial services industry. You can learn more about becoming a client here. USAA offers the…

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Can a Union Make Google Less Evil?

On Monday, with a rollout full of social media fanfare and a declaration of intent on the New York Times opinion page, the workers of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, announced the formation of a union. Counting somewhere around 250 Alphabet workers in the United States as initial members—the number seemed to increase throughout the day—the…

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ESET Security Premium review: Good protection at a non-promotional price

A password manager, VPN, and network visualization tool are nice extras. ESET Today’s Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld’s Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect’s Editors ESET is heading into 2021 with a renewed focus on malware detection, improved banking protection, and some tweaks to the connected home monitoring tool. It’s not…

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The Pragmatism of the Radical Climate Left

Even before the 2020 election cycle, centrist Democrats had a habit of portraying leftists and progressives as unflinching ideologues imposing purity tests on their fellow party members. Counter-examples, of course, have abounded. And now there’s a particularly good one in the Georgia runoff election ending January 5. Politicians and organizations that backed Bernie Sanders in…

Sales, legal, tech: Sectors where Covid positively impacted salaries thumbnail

Sales, legal, tech: Sectors where Covid positively impacted salaries

(This story originally appeared in on Jan 01, 2021)MUMBAI: Covid has shaped salary trends in a positive way for several sectors. These include internet & e-commerce, BFSI (banking, financial services & insurance), transportation & logistics and energy & utilities, as well as functions like legal & compliance and marketing. Additionally, these are expected to have…