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September 1, 2014 - thepaypers.com

23% Of Global Users See Electronic Payments As The Safest Payment Method

Globally, 23% of customers believe that the most secure way to pay is using any form of electronic money, including Bitcoins and PayPal, a recent research shows.

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http://www.thepaypers.com/online-payments/23-of-global-users-see-electronic-payments-as-the-safest-payment-method/756351-3

August 14, 2014 - reputationmanagement.com

What Experts Say is the Single Largest Security Threat to Your Company’s Reputation

There’s a practically endless list of potential threats to your company’s reputation: unhappy customers, disgruntled employees, nefarious competitors, PR blunders, and employee or executive misconduct. But have you considered how dangerous security threats are to your company’s reputation?

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http://www.reputationmanagement.com/experts-say-single-largest-security-threat-companys-reputation/


May 28, 2014 - psmag.com
 

The Design of Gift Cards May Influence Purchasing Behavior...

AEGIS customizes Client Cards

Feel like seeing a movie this holiday weekend? Would you prefer something serious and thought-provoking, or a bit of mindless entertainment?
New research suggests that, if you’re buying or streaming that film online, the answer may depend upon the look of the gift card you are using to pay for it.

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http://www.psmag.com/navigation/business-economics/design-gift-cards-may-influence-purchasing-behavior-82083/



May 27, 2014 - forbes.com

Protect The Elderly From Scams With A Prepaid Debit Card

Are you worried about an elderly parent or relative falling victim to a scam? Give them some financial independence and you some much needed peace of mind with a prepaid debit card.
With a prepaid debit card, an elderly relative is free to make some purchases, which you can monitor. You can set spending limits as well so you don’t have to worry about an older relative getting carried away with spending or being deceived by a scam.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/moneybuilder/2014/05/22/protect-the-elderly-from-scams-with-a-prepaid-debit-card/



May 27, 2014 - newsok.com

Business Q&A: Gift cards make perfect presents for grads

It can be difficult to find the perfect gift for graduates, especially if you are buying for multiple graduates. Gift cards are an easy gift to give and can be personal, from their favorite store, or universal. They are convenient for you and the graduate.

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http://newsok.com/business-qa-gift-cards-make-perfect-presents-for-grads/article/4850018



May 27, 2014 - huffingtonpost.com

Which Plastic Is the Best? Debit Cards, Credit Cards or Prepaid Cards?

Imagine walking into a restaurant and being told that a menu is not needed because there's only one dish being served. From time to time that happens -- set price, or prix fixe, menus pop up at fancy restaurants and around holidays -- but for the most part it would prompt many of us to head for the door.

Long gone are the days when credit cards were the only choice for people in need of plastic. We all like choices. Here are some other options:

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/curtis-arnold/prepaid_cards_b_5369880.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business



May 11, 2014 - huffingtonpost.com

How Prepaid Debit Cards Can Teach Teens Financial Responsibility

Think back to your early teenage years. What did your parents or guardians do to teach you about managing money? Maybe they set you up with an allowance. Maybe they sat you down and gave you the "money talk." Or maybe they invited you to sit in on family financial discussions.
Here are six reasons why prepaid cards are one key to teaching teens financial responsibility

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tami-farrow/how-prepaid-debit-cards-c_b_5290577.html



October 12, 2013 - loans.org

Suspense and Increased Costs Plague Mortgage Industry

Jim Angleton, president and CEO of AEGIS FinServ Corporation says that lenders and brokers are in a “mode of suspense” and not sure exactly what will occur on the long term.
Political leaders have not agreed on a tangible plan of action for re-opening government programs, so the entire industry remains in limbo about the future of certain economic divisions.
The housing industry is no different

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http://loans.org/mortgage/news/suspense-plague-housing-industry-92996

September 27, 2013 - globaltrademag.com

GO EAST, YOUNG MAN...Vietnam's booming economy offers plenty of opportunity, if you can navigate the graft

With a population of 90 million and quick access to China, Vietnam is attractive for business. Head north, and complexities mount as government favoritism proliferates

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http://globaltrademag.com/?s=go+east+young+man
 


September 20, 2013

AEGIS unveils it's latest advancement in banking technology while redefining the future of financial institutions... 


Now you can truly bank on AEGIS


August 31, 2013 - bizjournals.com


AEGIS President explains how money laundering is running rampant in South Florida real estate market

Local experts talk about how money laundering has impacted South Florida's real estate market.
The rebounding real estate values and parade of condo cranes in Miami has a dark side – the ease of laundering money through real estate.

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July 30, 2013- usatoday.com

Online scam hijacks Social Security benefits
Once upon a time thieves stole Social Security checks from mailboxes. That was so 20th century. Now, thieves steal the checks online directly receiving the payment and eliminating the middleman.
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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/07/28/social-security-benefits-scam/2594675/


July 23, 2013- South Florida Business Journal

Florida community banks ripe for mergers and acquisitions
By Brian Bandell
 
     With the wave of Florida bank failures mostly over and the recession in the rearview mirror, it’s prime hunting season for bank buyers.
Many analysts expect increased merger and acquisition activity across the state. Although Florida lost 110 banks over the last five years, leaving it with 204, most of those were failures. Fewer Florida banks are on death’s doorstep now, and the economy is improving in most parts of the state.
Bankers seeking deals in Florida can no longer wait for FDIC Friday – the day of the week regulators typically pulled the plug on banks over the past several years.

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May 6, 2013 - americanbanker.com


AEGIS Cyber Reconnaissance has warned our Banking clients to reinforce their systems...
The hacker collective Anonymous has joined with groups throughout the Middle East and North Africa to vow a series of so-called denial of service attacks this Tuesday against financial institutions, other U.S. firms and government agencies
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http://www.americanbanker.com/issues/178_87/banks-face-uncertain-threat-from-cyberattack-planned-tuesday-1058881-1.html


May 5, 2013 - successfulmeetings.com


The importance of taking the proper precautions to keep any content discussed at meetings and events secure
Whenever the head of a company says something at a meeting outside of company headquarters, he or she should assume that it might end up on the public record.
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http://www.successfulmeetings.com/Event-Planning/conference-management/Articles/Secure-Lines--Protecting-Your-Meeting-Content/


April 27, 2013 - asecurelife.com


Protecting Your Company's Proprietary Information
According to AEGIS President, if your company involves technologies that can attract corporate espionage, there are numerous business security system that providing a vigilant eye, that are worth every penny!
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http://www.asecurelife.com/business-security-systems

April 25 ,2013 - loans.org

Should I pay off my student loan or save money?
With college prices constantly on the rise and students graduating with an average of $26,000 in student loan debt, AEGIS president Jim Angleton recommends building up your emergency fund while making minimum payments on your loans.

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http://loans.org/student/questions/should-pay-debt-or-save


April 20, 2013 - loans.org

Do you have to notify your mortgage loan lender if you sell your house?
Jim Angleton, president of AEGIS FinServ Corp., is quoted as stating that 99.9 percent of all mortgages have a due on sale clause.
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http://loans.org/mortgage/questions/do-notify-lender-when-selling-home


April 3, 2013


AEGIS Rewards Cards picked for International Resort Hotel Travel Agent remuneration, says President Jim Angleton.
We are happy that our custom corporate logo Rewards Cards program has been selected by the International Resort Hotels to issue logo cards that will provide rewards services to their thousands of booking Travel Agents.
"No more checks issued monthly… we will be using the AEGIS Card to issue direct rewards and remuneration to our active Travel Agents booking our resorts in Latin America. The value added, ease of issuance is going to make our job easier" said Joa Ramirez of the group.
 
Contact AEGIS to learn more about their Rewards Cards, eGift Cards and Digital Payments.


March 13, 2013 - americanbanker.com


According to Aegis President, our Cyber Reconnaissance Division has forewarned our Banking and Financial Clients that relentless Cyber intrusions will be hourly
The time is now to ensure your IT Dept is up for the task and obtain 3rd party review. Aegis provides excellent Cyber review
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http://www.americanbanker.com//issues/178_50/more-banks-hit-by-cyberattacks-than-initially-thought-1057482-1.html



February 8, 2013 - cnbc.com

White House Warns Coming Austerity Will Hit Economy Hard
Automatic government spending cuts due to go into effect March 1 unless Congress acts to prevent them would bite deeply into programs affecting many Americans
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http://www.cnbc.com/id/100446884



January 21, 2013 - miami.cbslocal.com

Super Bowl Party Hosts Should Play It Safe.
When AEGIS president Jim Angleton throws a Super Bowl party, he wants it to be a winner.
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http://miami.cbslocal.com/2013/01/21/super-bowl-party-hosts-should-play-it-safe/


January 13, 2013

AEGIS announces a breakthrough in leading edge financial technology.
The company is now extending their capabilities into a new concept, a remittance center kiosk.
 




December 28, 2012 - creditcardselect.com

Why Do Credit Cards Have Foreign Transaction Fees?
For every local cuisine sampled, every hostel slept in, every train traveled in, you can almost guarantee that a credit card will have an overseas American consumer paying more than they bargained for. You think you shelled out $5,000 for a Mediterranean Riviera honeymoon? Try an extra $150 to $200 on top of that, just for spending abroad.

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http://creditcardselect.com/why-do-credit-cards-have-foreign-transaction-fees/November 21, 2012 - creditcardselect.com



December 3, 2012 - securityaffairs.com

AEGIS Cyber Division warns clients of such device that can turn your phone into a hackers dream.

No peace for mobile environment that due its impressive increase is attracting cyber criminals and hackers like never before.
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http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/10693/hacking/how-to-turn-any-phone-into-a-spy-device-with-hardware-hack.html


November 23, 2012 - creditcardselect.com

As full as you may feel from the holiday credit card tips that kicked off the FinanceNog series, there’s still plenty of advice left in the pitcher.
On Tuesday, Coupon Mom showed us the triple threat technique – coupons, gift cards and credit rewards – and Credit Sesame’s CEO explained a slick way to make an introductory period stretch a Christmas budget.
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http://creditcardselect.com/financenog-sip-on-holiday-tips-with-leading-experts-part-2/



November 21, 2012 - creditcardselect.com

Receiving rewards on your plastic can be a lot like receiving gifts from extended relatives around the holidays

As much as you appreciate and adore the festive feline sweaters, aged cheese and tacky romance novels that you’ll likely use as fireplace fuel, there’s nothing quite like opening a holiday card only to find a crisp bill smiling back at you
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http://creditcardselect.com/cash-is-king-with-the-discover-more-card/


October 26
, 2012 - creditcardselect.com

Jim Angleton, President of AEGIS, opines on current Regulatory Agencies

How Much or How Little Presidents Affect Your Wallets, Credit Cards

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http://creditcardselect.com/how-much-or-how-little-presidents-affect-your-wallets-credit-cards/

October 24, 2012 - businessbewareshow.com

AEGIS President explains the benefits of ethical business tactics

“I have learned to be honest, direct, god fearing in business whereas it transcends and resonates to our clients that they are in good hands. In todays harsh business environment, it is best to help, advise appropriately and not take advantage of customers or staff.

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http://www.businessbewareshow.com/2012/10/24/advice-learned-running-business/

October 23,2012 - clicknloan.com

Jim Angleton, President of AEGIS, revealed some of the craziest reasons people apply for personal loans

As consumers continue to recover from recession fatigue, smaller credit card limits and the inability to obtain a home equity from an underwater house, personal loan options may be inclined to have more consumer appeal.
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http://www.clicknloan.com/the-craziest-reasons-people-apply-for-personal-loans/

 

October 16, 201

AEGIS introduces our newest technology. The next generation of cash conveyance. 

 

AEGIS FinServ Corp of Miami Florida is pleased to provide information surrounding our newest technology; The ATM & Prepaid Debit Card Kiosk dual use machines that dispense cash and issues personalized prepaid debit cards.

Our units are made in America and are the newest generation machines to be delivered providing outstanding financial services to the public. Each unit can be constructed as a single unit or independently allowing more than one customer access to cash or personalized debit.

The future of cash conveyance is moving away from traditional check cashing to the debit industry which will allow; more transactions, safer manner to issue or convey funds (in all FOREX) and from card to card or card to bank transfers. Branded by either MasterCard or Visa, the Aegis brand Kiosk meets the demands of BSA, AML, OFAC, FINCEN and is recognized as the future for money issuance.

The Kiosk issuing Prepaid Debit Cards can be used to provide;  1. Personalized Debit Cards up to $1,000. daily cash access to any ATM or POS unit,  2. Issue closed looped Gift Cards to be given as a gift and used anywhere a debit card is accepted, 3. Provides all application functions such as; application completion, verification of identity, credit and takes no more than three minutes to complete plus optional photo identification can be provided onto the card and in other cases a Cellular SIM Card can be provided alongside of the debit card allowing mobile banking in any Country where accepted. Simultaneously, the ATM features and functions are same as others however they are side by side and hold more cash bins than traditional ATM units.

Servicing is provided by armored companies and software technology is free from hacking and come with back up batteries in case of power loss. They are safe to use and are extremely affordable to access your funds at any time or location.

Designs and Locations:
The units are designed to be side by side allowing for easy viewing at all advantages however safer than the traditional ATM’s given they are recessed into the walls or can stand alone securely.  The logo designs can match any promotional designs plus the overhead digital TV’s offer advertising suggestions plus allow reoccurring income for advertising overhead.  

Constructed of steel and smartly fashioned, they are not obtrusive as existing ATMs nor do they function like the typical ATM unit. They are quieter than existing machines and can be adapted to its surroundings with matching paint schemes and designs. The Cards can be cobranded and could bear the logo or designs as per customer requirements.  They use 220v US electrical and normal cable connection communications.  
Since they do not require service staff to operate, the video screens offer communication directions in all foreign languages and can be arranged to dispense in other FOREX or US Dollars.
Transactional Costs:
Normal ATM costs associated with the bank institution surcharges apply and the costs for the Debit function is less than five dollars per card issued. Cash access is available up to $1k daily and normal card charges apply. The debit card is personalized and comes in a secure card carrier that bears the logo and designs for safe use anywhere and anytime. Customer call centers globally offer personal assistance and can assist with lost or stolen cards, top off funds or provide query information.
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September 22, 2012 - washingtonpost.com

AEGIS Cyber Penetration Report...AEGIS President Jim Angleton sent notices to our corporate clients briefing them on Cyber Penetration Attacks to US Financial Institutions.

The majority of hack-attacks emirate from Iran. AEGIS cautions Our Corporate Clients to monitor their bank accounts, print statements daily and back up daily to provide support data in case a claim is made for missing funds. Vigilance is required when opening bank communications. Verify sender info before downloading onto desktops.
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/iran-blamed-for-cyberattacks/

    

September 16, 2012 - nerdwallet.com

Five Tips from Small Business Owners: What They Wish They Had Known

NerdWallet asked small business owners to share their stories of banking:  Have they switched banks?  What is frustrating about small business banking?  What is their advice for other small business owners?
Learn from their knowledge!
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http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/2012/tips-small-business-owners/

  

August 27, 2012- www.modbee.com

House calls raise security issues

Are you looking for employment that doesn’t stick you in a cubicle all day long? How about a job requiring house calls?

Read more here: http://www.modbee.com/2012/08/26/2345024/workwise-house-calls-raise-security.html#storylink=cpy
Jim Angleton tells a horror story from his work as president of AEGIS FinServe Corp. in Miami, Fla.,
“We sent a woman out to work with a business owner who came by referral from an existing client and proved to be very much less than a gentleman

Read more here: http://www.modbee.com/2012/08/26/2345024/workwise-house-calls-raise-security.html#storylink=cpy
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http://www.modbee.com/2012/08/26/2345024/workwise-house-calls-raise-security.html

 

August 20, 2012 - The Huffington Post

Bank Fees Survey Mid-2012: Checking and ATM Costs Jump Again

Nearly any way you slice it, checking accounts became a little more expensive in the first half of 2012.
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/richard-barrington/checking-atm-costs_b_1777027.html

 

August 16, 2012 - krebsonsecurity.com

Aegis Cyber Warning...U.S Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning about an uptick in online extortion

scams that impersonate the FBI and frighten people into paying fines to avoid prosecution for supposedly downloading child pornography and pirated content.
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http://krebsonsecurity.com/2012/08/inside-a-reveton-ransomware-operation/


August 6, 2012 - prepaid-press.com

Banks Move into Prepaid Market.

Seeking New Customers and Fee Income.
The emergence of a new type of consumer and the growing acceptance of prepaid are two factors driving banking institutions into the prepaid card market.
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http://www.prepaid-press.com/wordpress/?page_id=4977


July 23, 2012 - FDIC-Supervised Banks


SPECIAL ALERT Individuals or purported investment advisors may be attempting to defraud financially weak institutions by collecting due diligence fees and other expenses based on their claims of having access to investment funds.

The FDIC has become aware of multiple instances in which individuals or purported investment advisors have approached financially weak institutions in apparent attempts to defraud the institutions by claiming to have access to funds for recapitalization. These parties also may claim that the investors, or individuals associated with the investors, include prominent public figures and that the investors have been approved by one or more of the federal banking agencies to invest substantial capital in the targeted institutions. Ultimately, these parties have required the targeted institutions to pay, in advance, retention and due diligence fees, as well as other costs. Once paid, the parties have failed to conduct substantive due diligence or to actively pursue the proposed investment.

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)
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July 9, 2012

What Is A Jumbo Mortgage?

Looking to buy a larger, luxurious abode? A jumbo mortgage may be right for you. A jumbo mortgage is a home loan with an amount that exceeds conforming loan limits imposed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two government-sponsored enterprises that buy mortgages from lenders.

http://www.bankrate.com/finance/mortgages/what-is-jumbo-mortgage.aspx

June 26, 2012 - CNN Money

Should you charge for lunch dates?

Aegis President Jim Angleton comments about people whose brains have been picked to death, often winding up feeling like they are just being used. As a result, many are now charging for lunch dates.

http://management.fortune.cnn.com/2012/06/26/should-you-charge-for-lunch-dates/






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