Truist Financial Corp. is donating $2 million to community development financial institutions to support grants to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in states served by the bank. “Small businesses are significantly affected by the steps the nation is taking to combat COVID-19, and it’s important we support them,” said Truist Chief Community Reinvestment
A snapshot of how accountants and CPAs are adapting to telework during COVID-19 crisis
Virginia Business virtually sat down with Gary Thomson, managing partner of Richmond-based Thomson Consulting LLC and chairman of the board of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, to get a feel for how the accounting industry has adapted to doing business during the coronavirus crisis. This is the first of a series of conversations
Few will remain open with increased sanitation.
Virginia banks are open for business during the coronavirus crisis, but many are practicing social distancing by closing their lobbies to the public and only allowing in-person visits by appointment. “Providing safe and reliable service is a key priority for every one of our banks, especially in challenging times,” Virginia Bankers Association (VBA) Chairman Jeff
Wealth pros advise clients not to be swayed by news cycles
A presidential election. International trade conflicts. Fear of recession. There are plenty of circumstances that could shift the stock market and shake up investments in 2020. Yet consumers should not allow developments nationally and globally to influence their investment choices, say some Virginia wealth advisers who are listed as America’s Best in State for 2020
The transaction is expected to close by Dec. 31.
Henrico County-based secure transportation and logistics company The Brink’s Co. will purchase United Kingdom-based security and cash management company G4S plc for $860 million, the company announced Wednesday. This will be the company’s 14th acquisition since March 2017. Brink’s primarily offers secure cash transit via armored trucks and other cash management services to companies in
QED Investors has funded Credit Karma, SoFi, among others
Alexandria-based boutique venture capital firm QED Investors secured $350 million in funding for fintech companies in North America, South America and the United Kingdom, the company announced Wednesday, making it the sixth round of funding in the firm’s 12-year history. QED was co-founded in 2007 by Frank Rotman and Capital One Financial Corp. co-founder Nigel
E-Trade had the second highest amount of deposits in Virginia as of June 30.
New York City-based wealth management company Morgan Stanley will acquire Arlington-based E-Trade Financial Corp. under a $13 billion definitive agreement expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year, the companies announced Thursday. E-Trade stockholders will receive 1.0432 Morgan Stanley stares for each of their E-Trade shares as a result of the acquisition, which
An estimated 12 million Americans take out payday loans each year.
RICHMOND, Va. — Del. Mark Levine recalls receiving a $1,000 loan offer from a company with a 299% interest rate buried deep in the fine print. “As the company compounds daily at this interest rate, this loan would cost anyone desperate enough to accept this offer more than $20,000 in interest and fees if they
Keith Robinson will also serve as indirect sales manager.
Portsmouth-based TowneBank promoted Keith Robinson to senior vice president and indirect sales manager, the bank announced Wednesday. Robinson has been with the bank for 18 years and previously led dealer services and indirect lending marketing and sales in the Hampton Roads, Richmond and North Carolina markets. He also previously worked for TowneBank Mortgage (a subsidiary
Rural communities struggle with shrinking access to banking
When one of Caroline County’s two banks, Virginia National Bank, shut its doors six years ago, Gary Wilson, the county’s director of economic development, wanted to do something about it. He launched a widespread effort to find a second banking institution to open a branch in Caroline, which is sandwiched between Fredericksburg and Richmond. “I