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Heartland Financial USA, Inc. Declares an 11% Increase in Quarterly Cash Dividend

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 9:00pm

As of December 31, 2019, there were 36,704,278 common shares outstanding listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol HTLF.

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  • As of December 31, 2019, there were 36,704,278 common shares outstanding listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol HTLF.
  • Heartland is a diversified financial services company with assets of approximately $13 billion.
  • The company provides banking, mortgage, private client, investment, treasury management, card services and insurance to individuals and businesses.
  • Heartland currently has 115 banking locations serving 84 communities in Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Arizona, Montana, Colorado, Minnesota, Kansas, Missouri, Texas and California.

Deutsche Bank Appointed as Depositary Bank for the Sponsored American Depositary Receipt Program of LIZHI INC.

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 3:30pm

Deutsche Bank is Germanys leading bank, with a strong position in Europe and a significant presence in the Americas and Asia Pacific.

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  • Deutsche Bank is Germanys leading bank, with a strong position in Europe and a significant presence in the Americas and Asia Pacific.
  • This notice has been approved and/or communicated by Deutsche Bank AG New York.
  • The services described in this notice are provided by Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas (Deutsche Bank) or by its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in accordance with appropriate local registration and regulation.
  • No part of this notice may be copied or reproduced in any way without the prior written consent of Deutsche Bank.

Con Edison Names Deneen Donnley SVP and General Counsel

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 7:00pm

NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Deneen Donnley has been named as the new senior vice president and general counsel of the Consolidated Edison Company of New York.

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  • NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Deneen Donnley has been named as the new senior vice president and general counsel of the Consolidated Edison Company of New York.
  • Donnley comes to Con Edison after nine years at the USAA in San Antonio.
  • Between 2000 and 2010, Donnley was an SVP, general counsel, and secretary at ING Direct USA, managing legal and compliance matters for the ING Direct bank and its subsidiaries in Wilmington, Delaware.
  • Deneen brings a wealth of experience as a general counsel and as a thought-leading attorney, helping to manage dynamic businesses through a period of fast-paced marketplace change.

ZSuite Technologies nearly doubles property manager/landlord relationships for its partner financial institutions in 2019 with more than 750 new relationships

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 7:00pm

BURLINGTON, Mass., Jan. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- ZSuite Technologies announced today that in 2019 it helped its partner financial institutions attract over 750 new property manager/landlord relationships which is nearly double the total relationships from the previous year.

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  • BURLINGTON, Mass., Jan. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- ZSuite Technologies announced today that in 2019 it helped its partner financial institutions attract over 750 new property manager/landlord relationships which is nearly double the total relationships from the previous year.
  • ZSuite Technologies helps financial institutions build strong, long-term relationships with their real estate and property management clients through their innovative products, ZRent and ZDeposit.
  • ZSuite Technologies spun out of Leader Bank in 2019 and currently partners with financial institutions in Massachusetts, New York, Illinois, Montana, and most recently in New Jersey with two financial institutions joining as partners with $7.2 billion and $1.8 billion in assets respectively.
  • ZSuite Technologies is a financial technology company that aims to power banks and credit unions with differentiated banking solutions for profitable client segments.

Equiteq advises award-winning fintech firm Choice Financial Solutions on its sale to German fintech firm Raisin

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 2:18pm

Equiteq, the leading M&A advisory firm for companies in the knowledge economy, is pleased to announce that it has advised Choice Financial Solutions ("Choice FS"), a leading U.S. and European fintech firm focused on consumer deposit automation, on its sale to Raisin, a pan-European wealth management fintech firm.

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  • Equiteq, the leading M&A advisory firm for companies in the knowledge economy, is pleased to announce that it has advised Choice Financial Solutions ("Choice FS"), a leading U.S. and European fintech firm focused on consumer deposit automation, on its sale to Raisin, a pan-European wealth management fintech firm.
  • Raisin will license Choice FS' original software to American banks, enabling the banks to create uniquely flexible deposits and offer those products directly to their own customers.
  • Raisin U.S. CEO, Paul Knodel, commented: "Joining forces with Choice FS lets Raisin begin offering cutting-edge services to banks and customers before we even launch our U.S. platform.
  • Daniel Siller, Managing Director at Equiteq, commented: "The acquisition of Choice FS provides Raisin with a fantastic product to enter the U.S. market.

Equitable Group to Report Fourth Quarter 2019 Results

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 1:00pm

TORONTO, Jan. 16, 2020 /CNW/ - Equitable Group Inc. (TSX: EQB and EQB.PR.C) ("Equitable" or the "Company") will report its financial results for the three and 12 months ended December 31, 2019 after the market closes on February 24, 2020.

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  • TORONTO, Jan. 16, 2020 /CNW/ - Equitable Group Inc. (TSX: EQB and EQB.PR.C) ("Equitable" or the "Company") will report its financial results for the three and 12 months ended December 31, 2019 after the market closes on February 24, 2020.
  • Equitable will hold its fourth quarter conference call and webcast at 8:30 a.m.
  • Equitable Group Inc. is a growing Canadian financial services business that operates through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Equitable Bank.
  • EQ Bank, the digital banking platform offered by Equitable Bank, provides state-of-the-art digital banking services.

AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Members of ReliaStar Life Insurance Group

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 9:40pm

AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings of a+ of ReliaStar Life Insurance Company of New York (Woodbury, NY) and ReliaStar Life Insurance Company (Minneapolis, MN), collectively known as ReliaStar Life Insurance Group (ReliaStar).

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  • AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings of a+ of ReliaStar Life Insurance Company of New York (Woodbury, NY) and ReliaStar Life Insurance Company (Minneapolis, MN), collectively known as ReliaStar Life Insurance Group (ReliaStar).
  • For additional information regarding the use and limitations of Credit Rating opinions, please view Guide to Bests Credit Ratings .
  • For information on the proper media use of Bests Credit Ratings and AM Best press releases, please view Guide for Media - Proper Use of Bests Credit Ratings and AM Best Rating Action Press Releases .
  • AM Best is a global credit rating agency, news publisher and data provider specializing in the insurance industry.

World Finance Reveals the Winners of its 2019 Global Insurance Awards

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 9:30am

LONDON, Jan. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- World Finance magazine has announced the winners of its Global Insurance Awards 2019 , championing the work carried out by Nigeria's Zenith Insurance, Spain's Seguros RGA and a number of other industry heavyweights.

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  • LONDON, Jan. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- World Finance magazine has announced the winners of its Global Insurance Awards 2019 , championing the work carried out by Nigeria's Zenith Insurance, Spain's Seguros RGA and a number of other industry heavyweights.
  • Another of the winners, RBC Insurance, for example, has used statistical analysis across many years to identify cyclical trends among claimants.
  • Each year, World Finance takes a look at the challenges and opportunities emerging within the insurance sector and the companies that are driving the industry forward.
  • Like the rest of the businesses honoured by the World Finance Global Insurance Awards 2019, Standard has shown that innovation remains key to the industry's future.

World Finance Reveals the Winners of its 2019 Global Insurance Awards

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 9:30am

LONDON, Jan. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- World Finance magazine has announced the winners of its Global Insurance Awards 2019 , championing the work carried out by Nigeria's Zenith Insurance, Spain's Seguros RGA and a number of other industry heavyweights.

Key Points: 
  • LONDON, Jan. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- World Finance magazine has announced the winners of its Global Insurance Awards 2019 , championing the work carried out by Nigeria's Zenith Insurance, Spain's Seguros RGA and a number of other industry heavyweights.
  • Another of the winners, RBC Insurance, for example, has used statistical analysis across many years to identify cyclical trends among claimants.
  • Each year, World Finance takes a look at the challenges and opportunities emerging within the insurance sector and the companies that are driving the industry forward.
  • Like the rest of the businesses honoured by the World Finance Global Insurance Awards 2019, Standard has shown that innovation remains key to the industry's future.

First Republic Bank Puts Clients First in Move to FIS Core Banking Platform

Monday, January 13, 2020 - 2:00pm

Financial technology leader FIS (NYSE: FIS) announced today that First Republic Bank, a leading provider of private banking, private business banking and wealth management services, has selected the FIS IBS platform as part of a core banking modernization program.

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  • Financial technology leader FIS (NYSE: FIS) announced today that First Republic Bank, a leading provider of private banking, private business banking and wealth management services, has selected the FIS IBS platform as part of a core banking modernization program.
  • In choosing the FIS IBS core platform, First Republic Bank gains a proven core processing platform that is widely used within the dynamic U.S. financial services market.
  • The new FIS solution will provide expanded functionality and data analytics to serve the specific needs of First Republic clients.
  • We are extremely excited to welcome First Republic Bank to the growing roster of FIS core processing clients, said Rob Lee, head of Digital and Banking at FIS.