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Mythbusting Digital Lending

What’s true, what’s not and what’s next.

By Alaina Webster, Managing Editor

Chris Rentner, director of digital lending for Velocity Solutions, LLC and founder and former CEO of Akouba, remembers a time when digital lending for banks seemed like a pipe dream.

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Farmonomics: Educating Young Ag Producers Creates Better Customers Down the Road

By Alaina Webster, Managing Editor

“I’m always amazed — a lot of kids come out of college, and they don’t understand balance sheets, income statements, cash flows, sensitivity analyses like they should, and it’s like, you’re going to run a business that depends on that stuff.”

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Majority of Individuals Who Don’t Bank Locally Cite Lack of Branches, ATMs

Among individuals who would not consider opening a checking account with a local financial institution, the top reason given (56 percent) is limited branch and ATM locations.

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Pre-Purchase Analysis Files Help Track Investment Performance

By Matthew Maggi

I love the mountains. Hiking, taking photos of the majestic peaks, being a part of nature makes me feel like I am a part of something larger than myself. Although I may be small in comparison to the mountain, I do not feel insignificant. Living in a city provides me with a similar feeling: I am a part of a larger community and have a role to play. When choosing fixed-income investments, each bond should have a purpose in helping you achieve your desired investment strategy: playing a role in the larger community of investments.

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What’s Distributed Ledger Technology?

An overview of distributed ledgers and some benefits and risks of using them.

By Katherine West

Distributed ledger technology, sometimes referred to as DLT, is a relatively new technology that is quickly becoming a hot topic due to its association with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. But what exactly is it? Though often associated with cryptocurrencies, DLT is, at its core, a new form of record keeping that can be applied in a wide variety of settings.

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