BUCHAREST, Romania, 11-Jan-2021 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — DIGI COMMUNICATIONS N.V. would like to inform its investors and the market that the Financial Calendar for 2021 is available on the official website: www.digi-communications.ro (Investor Relations Section/Financial Calendar).
BUCHAREST, Romania, 16-Dec-2020 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — The Company (Digi Communications N.V.) would like to inform its investors and the market that, on 15 December 2020, RCS & RDS S.A. (the Company’s subsidiary in Romania – „RCS&RDS”), as borrower and original guarantor, DIGI Távközlési és Szolgáltató Korlátolt Felelősségű Társaság as original guarantor, INVITEL Távközlési Zrt as Original Guarantor, the Company, as original guarantor, DIGI Spain Telecom S.L.U., as original guarantor and Citigroup Europe plc, Dublin Romanian Branch, ING Bank N.V. Amsterdam, Bucharest Branch and Unicredit Bank S.A. as original lenders and ING Bank N.V. as the facility agent of the other Finance Parties have concluded a senior facility agreement consisting in (i) a term loan facility in a total aggregate amount representing the RON equivalent of EUR 100,000,000; (ii) a revolving credit facility in a total aggregate amount representing the RON equivalent of EUR 50,000,000, for a period equal to the period between signing and the third anniversary of the Senior Facilities Agreement, and also permits the establishment from time to time of incremental facilities to be made available in accordance with the terms and within the limits of the Senior Facilities Agreement.
The term loan facility under the Senior Facility Agreement is meant to be used for the purposes of refinancing the amounts made available under the Facilities Agreement dated 7 October 2016, while the revolving facility may be used for capital expenditure, investments, general corporate, and working capital purposes (including intra-group loans) of the Digi group.
For details regarding the reports, please access the official websites designated of Digi: www.digi-communications.ro (Investor Relations Section).
BUCHAREST, Romania, 14-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — In light of the public health risks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictive measures implemented in the Netherlands and elsewhere concerning the gatherings of people, Digi Communications N.V. (the Company) recommends its shareholders not to attend the annual general meeting of shareholders (the “AGM”) in person. In order to cast their votes:
Class A shareholders:holders of registered class A shares (which for the purposes of the AGM includes holders of rights of usufruct and pledgees with voting rights in respect of those shares) are advised to send the notice of attendance indicating that they will not participate in person to the meeting and instead will grant a proxy either to (i) a third party or to (ii) Mrs. Andra Gunescu and to Mrs. Madalina Elena-Lungu, any of whom may individually and alternatively (and not collectively) execute the given proxy, in which case such proxy must include unequivocal voting instruction(s).
Class B shareholders: holders of class B shares (which for the purposes of the AGM includes holders of rights of usufruct and pledgees with voting rights in respect of those shares) are advised to either (i) send the notice of attendance indicating that they will not participate to the meeting in person or be represented by their own representative and thus grant a power of attorney to Mrs. Andra Gunescu who will be authorized to, on behalf of the relevant holder, with the right of substitution, to attend the AGM, to sign the attendance list, to speak and to cast a vote at that meeting on the voting items on the agenda in accordance with the voting instructions provided by the relevant holder; or (ii) give voting instructions via the Evo-platform of ING Bank N.V. (www.ing.evo-platform.com/digi).
For further details, please refer to the convening notice for the AGM, available on the Company’s website, at https://www.digi-communications.ro/en/see-file/Convocation-Notice-19.03.2020.pdf.The Company acknowledges that constraints caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, particularly the restrictions to the physical presence of shareholders at the AGM and thus to ask questions at the meeting. For this reason, shareholders who wish to submit questions regarding items on the AGM agenda, are encouraged to do so by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org until 12:00 pm CET on Monday, 27 April 2020, (13:00 pm in Romania).
The e-mail must include the name, surname, number of shares held by the shareholder on the record date for the AGM and the AGM agenda item to which the question relates.
LONDON, 31-Dec-2019 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — It seems only fitting that in a year filled with new product launches, new office openings and expansion across three continents, that Axiom Prepaid Holding’s CEO would grace the cover of Total Prestige Magazine’s January 2020 issue. After all, Steven Foster, a 40-something entrepreneur and banking industry veteran, has been at the helm of a company that has exceeded its growth expectations and then some, arguably vaulting the company to a leadership position in the prepaid card and app solutions arena. And Total Prestige profiles exceptional members of the business club of the same name, which is comprised of some of the world’s best-known business leaders as well as heads of start-ups and emerging businesses.
In 2017, Foster and his business partner, Steven P. Urry, set out to disrupt the banking industry with the launch of Axiom, which uses advanced digital tools to power prepaid Visa® and Mastercard® products, programs and services for consumers and businesses. They had one ambitious mission in mind: Simplify banking for all people – globally.
“We’d been firsthand witnesses from inside the banking industry to the significant shift in the availability of financial products. But it was notable to us that it was not carrying over to the prepaid space. No matter what country we visited, there was a gap in access to products engineered for the unbanked and global traveler. We decided to go all-in on launching a business that would turn the prepaid model upside down and give all consumers and businesses easy-to-use, digitally driven products and services,” said Foster.
That goal appears to have resonated broadly as this year alone, their enterprise:
• Expanded into Italy, Spain, Germany, France, Portugal, and Greece in Europe and grew the business in the Americas
• Entered the Asia-Pacific region
• Introduced brand- and revenue-building White Label Programs
• Rolled out hundreds of thousands of new prepaid cards, a plethora of new white label programs, including one that caters to the unique needs of millennials and Gen-Z
• Opened new offices in Romania
• Continued to invest in high-tech digital products to ensure the highest levels of intuitive, secure, compliant backend systems
As noted in the Total Prestige article, those accomplishments do not come without hard work and sacrifice. This year alone, Foster flew 725K miles for business and manages a workday that typically goes from 4 a.m. to 11 p.m.
“You can’t be an effective company leader if you aren’t in touch with your customers and employee teams. I meet them where they are to be sure I understand how their geography and culture may affect banking needs in each market. I try to give 150 percent every day so I can go to sleep knowing I did everything I promised and more for Axiom’s clients, my business partners and employees,” he said. “I have to spend a lot of time away from my wife and son so I want to be certain that the time I spend on-the-job truly counts.”
“I’m very honored to be chosen for this feature article but I am just one part of the much bigger Axiom story. There would be no article if the company was not accomplishing what it set out to do. That has only been possible through the collective efforts of the entire Axiom team and my partner and friend, Steve Urry – and we are just getting started,” said Foster.
Moreno Valley, CA, USA, 2019-Mar-12 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Over 49 years preparing taxes for individuals and small businesses, able to assist individuals in the cryptocurrency business with their tax preparation(s), 16 years as a Notary and 8 years as a Signing Agent.
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NEW YORK, NY, USA, 2018-Sep-26 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Most of the systems we are already used to, we do not know how they work, for we are always thinking we know enough that they work and we trust them. But honestly, do you think you know enough about online banking? Here you will find some facts that might be useful for you to know!
Here you will find useful information you will better have on mind, and also excellent reasons for using online banking services and some advices for being always safe and security.
Sometimes if your internet connection is not that good, it might be hard for you to access to your bank through your conventional online banking portal, so these online banking apps and services might help you to access in an easier, lighter and safer way anytime you need!
Online Banking – When and how did it start working?
Did you know it? The first online banking systems that gave origin of the ones you use today EVERYDAY were introduced in the early 1980s in New York when four of the national banks started offering the revolutionary home banking services, allowing the clients and small businesses to have a quick online banking check.
On the same way, the online banking started also on the United Kingdom around those years when the Scotland Bank and the Nottingham Building Society provided the Homelink service for giving their users the opportunity of viewing bank moves on a computer.
But it was only until 1994 that the banks around the entire globe started using the internet for posting their advertises, and then in 1995 they started offering to the clients the possibility of managing their money online through a home computer, and this came to be the online banking of nowadays.
The greatest benefits of using the Online Banking
As everyone knows the major benefits of using online banking are mainly two: security and comfort. With the online banking services you can make all your money-related operations without needing cash or personally going to the bank.
Paying your services with no delay
These services might help you regardless of your bank, they will help you to manage all your bank moves for having an easy, confortable, secure and practical administration of your money, you can make routine pays like paying electricity, water and gas services without losing any time of your day.
Your pays to third ones can also be made much easier with these online banking services, for they will offer you an easy platform where you can quickly see and control your bank accounts.
Manage all your accounts and save your time and money
These services might also help you if you manage more than one bank account, so you can control your money in any of them more easily and in a more ordered way. You do not need to waste any passage fees anymore if you do not live close to any bank, you can make all your processes from your home computer or even with your Smartphone.
It is really easy to look by yourself if you prefer right now, on Google Play Store for these apps for the one you prefer the most, we just advice you to read enough about each app of services and be aware of the reviews to know if it is safe and if it has the functions you need.
Most of these online banking services also have apps you can download for always having a control of your money in your pocket. You can pay the balance of your telephones, your internet service and the rent of your home (if you have to) through online banking.
Risks and security advices while using online banking
If you are already an online banking user or you are considering being one, here are some advices to keep security, for there is no infallible system and you can help these to be safer and securer. What you can do is always good for making sure your security and your money’s.
Many online banking services keep you safe with logging you out every time you finish your operations, if you close the app or delay too long in doing something in it, it might close your account for your security, so you better remember always your user name and password.
It is not recommendable to have your password written in a paper or in any digital way inside your phone, always protect your device with a locking pattern, or even better, a password or a PIN code, these last two methods are more efficient and safer than the pattern that could stand marked on the screen of your smartphone.
Install a VPN app for your security
Sometimes when you connect to the public WiFi and start making your bank moves from your smartphone or laptop, there are hackers who are connected to the same network that you are, and they can hack your information even from your online banking accounts, everything you send could be intercepted by them.
The makers of the online banking services and apps nothing can do against that, but you can! There are some programs or apps that are known as VPN. What are the VPN programs and apps? The letters are for Virtual Protected Network, and it makes that all your information is encrypted and it makes it harder to be hacked and intercepted.
If you protect your phone and your laptop with VPN programs, the hackers will have it MUCH harder to intercept your data and force your online banking accounts.
Follow carefully all of these advises and your online banking account, passwords, and information will never be hacked! You can then research by yourself and keep reading for having enough knowledge about the system of online anti-hacking security you are willing to install and make use of.
At this moment me do not recommend you one specific VPN app or program, we just let you know about its existence and we strongly advise you to start researching about them, so you can find exactly the one you need for your phone, or your laptop.
Do not waste any time or disk space on installing a program that is too heavy and has too many features that you do not actually need, just look for the program you do need.
It is also recommendable that you read carefully every contract of terms and conditions and politic privacy of the apps you install and the programs you use in your laptop for applying the online banking services.
Benefits of online banking
If you have no fear to innovate and start tasting the great advantages of adapting to the new technologies, then, you will make good to start trying new systems of online banking like apps and webpages that are quick and easy to access, you will see in your own experience the next benefits:
First of all, you will reduce the time spent in executing financial operations. Only thing you need to do is to be connected to the internet from your home, your office or any mobile web (remember to use VPM systems to protect data), and then you will have all your money in your hand, easily manageable.
Have your bank at the reach of your hand
Make your bank moves from everywhere you are, you can do it from your laptop or your smartphone, only thing you need to do is to have internet access and then you can review your account state, transfer money and pay fees. Usually, these mobile online banking services are free and the only charge you could get is with your mobile company and the kind of plan you have contracted.
You can make more than one banking operation: moves, credit card pays, pay of services, recharge your air time and according to specialists, 20 per cent of people access to online banking through internet through these kind of mobile devices.
Keep the control of everything easily
You can have control of your money and account pays, and then stop losing any more time visiting the bank, with online banking aside of avoiding the printed account states, you can pay your accounts and maintain all your pay registries in only one place and very easy to find. If you prefer, you can also program automatic pays using your credit or debit card, like the pays of your services of water, electricity and telephone.
Stay safe with your money
Security with your operations is supported by your username and your personal unique password (and this is one you can change periodically), and also you have the token, that is a numeric code that changes every 60 seconds, and that you have to introduce to connect to the online banking.
Many online banking methods also work with security images, which are unique and are impossible to be identified or distinguished by a computer, so it cannot be violated with robotic systems.
Fairfax, VA, 03-Aug-2018 — /EPR Financial News/ — UnifiedOnline, Inc. acquired 100 percent membership interest of ChanBond, LLC on 27th October 2015. That was a portfolio of patents through which the company understands that there is a technology that allows all the major cable companies to offer high-speed data transmission over the hybrid-fiber coaxial networks. UOIP purchased Chanbond for $5,000,000 payable before October 2020 along with 44,700,000 shares of the common stock. On 21st September 2015, Chanbond files a lawsuit in District Court of U.S. against the 13 biggest cable MSOs in the country. Chanbond claims that every cable multi-system operator in the country is virtually using DOCSIS 3.0+ which is infringing upon its patents. The three alleged infringement of wideband signal distribution system patents are:
Patent #1: 7,941,822
Patent # 2: 8,341,679
Patent # 3: 8,984,565
One of the major cable modem manufacturer Cisco filed eight interparty reviews on these patents. Six of the Cisco IPRs on patent 2, and 3 were not established for IPR. Only one of eight interparty reviews was established for IPR on March 3, 2017. Chanbond and the legal team of Mishcon de Reya New York LLP which is a respected law firm are appealing the single IPR that Cisco got.
ChanBond, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc.
Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
Case #: 0:18-bcaag-01886
Case Files: Apr 26, 2018
ARRIS International PLC also filed for five interparty reviews on these patents, but on July 27, 2018, the PTAB denied Arris a hearing because the petition is time-barred. Arris and Cisco are not being sued; only the thirteen cable companies are being sued for the infringement. However, the modem manufacturers are trying to invalidate the patents because their clients are at risk of patent infringement and Arris International has made it public that they have indemnified certain cable companies. This is from the “ARRIS Form” 10-K filed for March 31, 2018
“ChanBond v. MSOs, C.A. 15-cv-00848, et al, District of Delaware (RGA). On September 21, 2015, ChanBond filed suit against several MSOs alleging infringement of three US Patents. Certain of our customers have requested that we provide indemnification. The complaint requests unspecified damages for infringement and injunction against future infringement. To date, no evidence of infringement or damages has been introduced. It is premature to assess the likelihood of an unfavorable outcome. In the event of an unfavorable outcome, ARRIS may be required to indemnify the MSOs and/or pay damages for utilizing certain technology.”
Throughout all of this UnifiedOnline has remained quiet and if you search UOIP on OTCMarkets the company is listed as Caveat Emptor (buyer beware) and as Delinquent SEC reporting. On October 26, 2014, UnifiedOnline Inc. submitted the necessary 13-D with the SEC (https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1097718/000135448815005061/uoip_sc13d.htm) that they were operating in the dark. The sole manager of the company is William R. Carter, Jr. and he is the one who has exclusive and sole authority over all the activities and operations.
During this time there have been no comments from UOIP, but do not let that cloud your judgment about the validity of the company, its patents, or this case. Bear in mind that UnifedOnline retains Mishcon de Reya New York LLP which is a respected law firm, representing a diverse portfolio of clients in more than 60 countries with more than 200 litigators across New York and London. UnifiedOnline has been under the microscope of the 13 largest cable companies in the United States (billion dollar corporations) and the Federal Court System. If there were a hint of scam or any wrongdoing no one would be wasting time, energy, and money to fight these patents. Do not confuse silence on UOIP’s part with sound legal recommendations.
Keep yourself informed with the court schedule, but keep in mind that this may settle or UOIP could be bought out any moment between now and the actual trail.
BARCELONA, 18-Jul-2018 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Credit Raters es un nuevo sitio web de comparación financiera para quienes necesitan dinero, que ofrece a los consumidores un medio rápido, sencillo y gratis para comparar y solicitar productos y servicios financieros en Internet, como créditos, mini créditos, préstamos, mini préstamos prestamistas y tarjetas prepagas.
CreditRaters.com tiene el objetivo de facilitar la comparación y solicitud de una variedad de productos y proveedores financieros por Internet de forma gratuita.
Para eso, ofrece a los usuarios acceso a presupuestos y ofertas de prestamistas líderes en más de 8 países, incluidos el Reino Unido, España, Argentina, Rusia y Polonia.
Con solo indicar qué tipo de producto se busca y ciertos datos básicos, los usuarios obtienen en tan solo segundos, información de cientos de prestamistas, pequeños y grandes, independientes o grandes corporaciones, además de la posibilidad de solicitar sus productos con solo un clic.
El equipo de Season Marketing reconoce la dificultad de reducir las alternativas cuando se enfrenta a páginas de resultados de búsqueda eternas, por eso diseñó CreditRaters.com, para brindar soluciones rápidas y eficientes a los usuarios que desean obtener resultados que sean relevantes para ellos en tan solo segundos.
Al realizar sus búsquedas en CreditRaters.com, los usuarios acceden a una amplia variedad de proveedores, productos y servicios. La información se actualiza constantemente, los resultados se adaptan a las búsquedas individuales, y el proceso de recopilación de los resultados lleva pocos segundos.
En tiempos donde el tiempo es oro, nunca ha sido más fácil y rápido encontrar un préstamo o una tarjeta prepaga. Pocas personas tienen tiempo para hacer una serie de llamadas telefónicas o visitar una serie de sitios web individuales, ingresar sus datos personales y buscar presupuestos personalizados. Con una ventanilla única, los clientes pueden encontrar lo que necesitan en cuestión de minutos en CreditRaters.com.
Robert Bindon, director de Season Marketing Limited, comenta: “Estamos muy entusiasmados de trabajar en la comparación de productos financieros que se encuentra en constante evolución, y hacer que sea más fácil para los consumidores encontrar productos para los que son elegibles con tan solo un conjunto de preguntas simples. Ha habido un gran crecimiento de la demanda para comparar préstamos y prestamistas en los últimos 5 años. En una época en la que el crédito de €1000 se encuentra a 10 minutos de distancia, estamos felices de proporcionar un sitio web de comparación de precios seguro y gratuito para garantizar que los consumidores de todo el mundo puedan obtener el trato más justo y barato para ellos “.
Los calificadores de crédito actúan como intermediarios y ofrecen resultados que permiten a los clientes comparar las ofertas favorables de los principales prestamistas. La empresa también se adhiere a las prácticas de préstamos responsables y muchas de las compañías de crédito con las que trabaja ofrecen informes de crédito gratuitos para los clientes a fin de alentar una gestión eficaz del dinero.
CreditRaters.com es una solución para aquellos que buscan productos financieros, por ejemplo, préstamos, pero también atiende a clientes que desean obtener más información sobre su calificación crediticia y tomar medidas para mejorar su puntaje. El sitio web ha sido lanzado con un amplio espectro de usuarios en mente, y puede beneficiar a aquellos con buenos puntajes de crédito, así como a aquellos que tienen un historial de deudas y bajas calificaciones crediticias.
Se recomienda a toda persona que desee obtener más información sobre CreditRaters.com que utilice los datos de contacto que se detallan a continuación.
New York, NY, USA, 2018-Jul-03 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — During last ten years, there were significant investments in the personal loans market. It was possible due to the inflow of capital and innovative technologies, which caused a doubling of the market.
Although, according to many financial websites, originations of personal loans are falling. It started with refusals to borrowers with a credit rating below 600, which didn’t take place since 2012.
Despite the decline in the origination of loans, all other data shows an increase of interest of the borrowers to this bank product.
The market for unsecured loans grew by 10.8% in 2017. And financial analytics are talking now about a great prospect for the development of this market segment.
According to statistics in 2017, 10% of respondents applied for a personal unsecured loan, a greater interest was shown to credit cards (65%) and auto loans (26%).
Banking CEOs are Concerned About FinTech
The lending market has a long history and now it is experiencing one of the most historical phases.
One of the biggest changes became a rapid development of FinTech (financial technologies).
Several years ago banks and other traditional financial structures were skeptical about online loans. Now 81% of banking CEOs are worried about such fast FinTech development.
Such concerns are reinforced by the fact that financial Internet structures have become quite competitive. Applying to a lender online, via a certain website connecting the customers with the direct service providers, the borrower gets a wide choice: unsecured personal loans, same day loans, debt consolidation etc. In addition to this sophisticated credit models and new anti-fraud mechanisms makes online financial services more attractive than banks.
The Most Popular Loans
According to the last statistic data, the most popular loan products are unsecured personal loans and installment loans. These loans are the most convenient and profitable for the borrowers. Same day payday loans are also popular, but they are most often used in urgent cases when money is needed for a short period of time. In such cases, 24/7 loans are more convenient, since it is easy to get and the money is being accrued to the bank account of a borrower in short period of time.
The thing that makes personal loans one of the most attractive types of financial products is its uniqueness. It can be used for any purpose: making a big purchase, paying for a wedding or vacation, etc. However, the most common reasons for obtaining a personal loan currently are:
Statistic data shows that the purpose of the loan doesn’t affect the chances of the borrower to get approved.
Summing up, the consumer credit market is experiencing rapid growth. Personal loans are attractive to the borrowers because of the affordable interest rate and quick receipt of funds. FinTech is developing and expanding, thus the number of lenders increases and the borrowers have a wide choice.
PRAGUE, Czech Republic, May-10-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — 2018-2019 may be called the era of cryptocurrency regulation. After we’ve followed ICO success stories in 2016-2017, in the next 1.5-2 years we will observe various countries bringing cryptocurrencies and related processes, such as ICOs and smart contracts, out into the legislative framework.
Worldcore international company has comprised a rating of countries according to the stringency of their cryptocurrency regulations. It starts with the countries where cryptocurrencies are entirely banned, followed by those states where cryptocurrency circulation is not merely significantly restricted, but also criminalized in the framework of the national financial legislation.
Thus, there are currently four countries in the world where residents may end up in prison for several years for any cryptocurrency transactions.
Besides the countries with criminalized cryptocurrency trade and ownership, there are numerous countries where a national ban has been imposed on specific types of cryptocurrency transactions. The degree of regulation in this sphere varies notably — from a ban on using cryptocurrency as legal tender (common in countries that have not legalized free cryptocurrency circulation) and to a complete ban on exchanges and ICOs in China (which enterprising Chinese enthusiasts forego by launching hard forks of popular currencies as ICOs and trading on foreign exchanges). Here’s a list of these states:
Thailand (in February 2018, the Central Bank of Thailand has forbidden five key transactions with cryptocurrencies to financial institutions: investment, trading, establishment of cryptocurrency platforms, using credit and debit cards to purchase currency and consulting people on cryptocurrency investments).
Kyrgyzstan (cryptocurrency is not recognized as legal tender, liberalization of regulations is currently under consideration)
Iceland (under the umbrella prohibitive currency regulation)
“In the countries that have restricted cryptocurrency circulation and mining, it primarily involves cryptocurrency as a digital asset coming under the restrictions of investment or money laundering regulations. Perhaps, these states will address the issue of cryptocurrency regulation later, when the more developed countries establish adequate legislation and provide positive examples of regulation and taxation. Another aspect of the ban, i.e. in China or Ecuador, is the clearing out of the competition prior to launching a national cryptocurrency. Many countries today are implementing a partial, rather than a full ban on cryptocurrency. In case of cryptocurrencies, governments understand that it is impossible to ban them entirely. With regard to the globalization of economy and distributed registry technologies, which form the foundation for cryptocurrencies, a complete ban will lead not only to the migration of financial assets and mining farms out of the country, but also to the departure of startups outside the country’s jurisdiction, startups that could have become taxpayers in the presence of supportive regulations,” believes Alexey Nasonov, the founder and CEO of Worldcore.
MADRID, Spain, Apr-26-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — En abril de 2018 comenzó sus operaciones el servicio de microcréditos online Finer.es. Es un servicio internacional de préstamos online que se especializa en préstamos a personas físicas. El propósito de Finer.es es proporcionar a los prestatarios servicios de calidad. Finer.es se diferencia de otros servicios porque emite préstamos con la tasa de interés más baja – desde el 0,7%. El procedimiento para obtener un préstamo online es sencillo, rápido y no obliga al prestatario a ir a una sucursal física.
La empresa utiliza su sistema propio de “scoring “, que mide una serie de parámetros objetivos y otorga a cada persona una puntuación que ayuda a decidir si conceder o no el préstamo en pocos minutos sin papeleo ni aval. Este servicio funciona las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana. Cualquier residente en España mayor de 21 años puede solicitar un préstamo de hasta 900 euros. Para hacerlo, necesitará una conexión a Internet, su DNI y sus datos bancarios. Los préstamos de hasta 900 euros con un plazo de devolución de hasta 35 días se transfieren inmediatamente a la cuenta bancaria del cliente. Además, Finer.es ofrece un programa de fidelización a sus clientes: a partir del segundo préstamo, cada préstamo se concede con un descuento acumulativo del 5%.
“En la vida de cada persona siempre se da una situación en que se puede necesitar dinero urgentemente. Si tenéis familiares o amigos a los que podéis pedir dinero prestado – genial. Desafortunadamente, no todas las personas han tenido tanta suerte. Nuestro servicio está destinado a ayudar a las personas que no tienen otra salida y nos esforzamos por hacer que sea rápido, sencillo y cómodo”, afirma Andrey Gorbushkin.
BEIJING, China, 01-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Crude oil prices will average $60/b in 2018 and $61/b in 2019. That’s an increase from last month’s Short-Term Energy Outlook by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
In January 2018, oil prices briefly hit $70/b. In December, prices averaged $64/b, the highest monthly average since 2014. Traders responded to the November 30, 2017, OPEC meeting where members agreed to keep production cuts through 2018
Oil prices are almost triple the 13-year low of $26.55/b on January 20, 2016. Six months before that, oil had been $60/b (June 2015). A year earlier, it had been $100.26/b (June 2014). Today’s oil price changes daily. The price of a barrel of West Texas Intermediate oil is $4/b lower than Brent North Sea oil prices. In December 2015, the difference fell to just $2/b when Congress removed the 40-year ban on exports. The EIA forecast that WTI oil will cost $58/b in December 2018. Commodities traders also predict the price of oil in their futures contracts. They predict the price could be anywhere from $40/b to $85/b by December 2018. Prices have been volatile thanks to swings in oil supply versus demand. That’s because the oil industry has changed in fundamental ways.
THE FUTURE. Schuster Manfred Hubert believes that by 2025, the average price of a barrel of Brent crude oil will rise to $86/b (in 2016 dollars, which removes the effect of inflation). By 2030, world demand will driving oil prices to $95/b. By 2040, prices will be $109/b (again in 2016 dollars). By then, the cheap sources of oil will have been exhausted, making it more expensive to extract oil. By 2050, oil prices will be $117/b, according to Table 3 of the EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook.
Essex, UK, 13-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Fast Invest is excited to announce the launch of its native cryptocurrency token (FIT) during their upcoming ICO launched on December 4th. The FinTech company has been operating since 2015 in the investment loan space, connecting funders with loan-seekers in a peer-to-peer exchange. With more than 8,500 daily users from 36 countries, Fast Invest is expanding into the largely unoccupied cryptocurrency lending sector.
Blockchain-based cryptocurrencies have been rapidly in 2017, racking up a seventeen times (at the time of this press release) increase in market capitalization since the beginning of 2017. As these financial technologies mature new opportunities arise, especially for unbanked and underbanked populations. This is because digital currencies allow for the exchange of value without the need for central banks or other intermediaries. Fast Invest aims to leverage these developments to democratize investment by allowing people to invest as little as one dollar on their loan platform. This enables users to band together to crowdfund a loan that gets paid back with interest, which can then generate returns for the loan suppliers.
In what may be a first for the industry, Fast Invest will allow users to use their bitcoin or ethereum as collateral for loans in traditional currencies. Due to the nature of smart contracts, loans like this can be executed with very little human input and all parties can be sure that the terms of the loan will be carried out. This is because smart contracts utilize code and mathematics to enforce agreements without the need for human intervention.
By expanding to cryptocurrency-based investment instruments the company aims to reduce friction in the world of P2P investment and loan services. These offerings include a cryptocurrency exchange, digital wallet for holding tokens, cryptocurrency investment services, decentralized lending, and a payment card that can be funded by cryptocurrencies but used like a credit card.
LUXEMBOURG, Nov-16-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — New research from The OneLife Company reveals that ensuring investments are tax efficient and managing international tax commitments are among the top financial priorities for internationally mobile HNWIs. In spite of this, fewer than 40% of relocators feel that their investments are as tax efficient as they need them to be.
The insight points to the growing urgency for wealth managers to tailor solutions and services to international clients. One in four European HNWIs surveyed has previously moved countries to live or work, with a further 13% intending to relocate for the first time in the future. The appetite for international living is rising further among the millennial segment, with the number of relocators and future relocators under the age of 35 rising to 43% and 20% respectively.
The research, carried out in conjunction with wealth insights firm Scorpio Partnership, considered the views of 770 HNWIs from Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The average wealth of participants was EUR2.76 million.
Responses revealed that 46% of individuals relocating or intending to relocate would expect tax advice to be part of an international wealth management proposition. Notably, 27% would also require life assurance to be included within the product suite, with this figure rising to 39% among those under 35.”
“Younger generations of clients are more likely to relocate and are clearly more cognizant of the range of benefits – such as portability – which life assurance can provide,” commented Marc Stevens, Chief Executive Officer at OneLife.
The findings also point to the significance of technology for the relocator segment. Online banking was the top requirement in an international wealth management proposition, with 53% of relocators saying this was necessary to manage wealth.
This was affirmed by the fact that individuals who continued to work with their primary wealth manager following relocation referenced quality of tools as the primary reason to stay with the firm. By contrast, a quarter of individuals changing wealth management provider following relocation cited lack of suitable digital services as a motivator to pursue a different relationship.
DUBAI, UAE, Aug-28-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Bit Coin Global FZE is thrilled to announce the initial coin offering (ICO) of its Money Trade Coin as it enters cryptocurrency markets worldwide. Based in the UAE, the organization brings its history of expertise in this space to a global audience in need of a reliable, secure and stable cryptocurrency to utilize as an everyday business solution.
The Money Trade Coin, which can run on fiat currencies as opposed to just bitcoin, represents the future of making payments. Bit Coin Global FZE has already partnered with groups like online malls and ticket booking services across Europe to bring its award-winning technology to consumers.
Blending traditional finances with digital ones, Money Trade Coin incorporates the latest blockchain innovations to provide an ultra-secure wallet through multilevel verifications with the world’s first fully cash-backed cryptocurrency, already with a standby letter of credit from top banking institutions. Moving forward, Money Trade Coin will be expanded into the areas of wealth management, debit cards, loans and even higher education, ultimately revolutionizing the way money is managed and payments are made.
The soft launch of the Money Trade Coin was attended by a veritable who’s who of well-known figures ranging from elite traders and prominent members of the global business community to Bollywood stars. This fanfare signifies that cryptocurrency is truly entering the mainstream, ushering in a new era of technological and online investment options.
LONDON, Jul-17-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Based in the City of London and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority since its founding in 2009, INFINOX (infinox.com/en) has decided to expand its client funds insurance policy to £1,000,000. The insurance policy is underwritten by QBE Underwriting Limited and other participating syndicates and comes as standard, at no cost to INFINOX’s retail clients.
It is the second time during this year for the retail broker to raise the threshold of clients’ insurance above the standard £50,000 compensation per customer, per claim, provided by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) for customers of firms authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), in case of a firm not being able to meet its financial obligations due to insolvency. In January 2017, INFINOX announced covering each retail client individually with such additional insurance up to £500,000.
Robert Berkeley, CEO of INFINOX, comments on this step: ‘INFINOX has built a reputation as a major player in the Forex industry, through underpinning dynamic products with competitive trading parameters and a premium customer experience. At INFINOX, our core value is treating every single client as a partner. In the move to ensure even higher security and the confidence of our clients, we decided to raise our additional clients’ money insurance to £1,000,000 from the previous £500,000. This is our way to show what best practice is, and what integrity and premium client service actually means’.
This type of additional insurance becomes important under extreme circumstances of a firm’s insolvency and where a firm is unable to meet its financial obligations or claims made against it, and enables clients to either claim against Infinox Capital Ltd or the insurance provider. Therefore, this insurance policy provides investors far greater investor protection and compensation rights than ever before.
Fairfax, VA, Jul-3-2017 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Unified Online Inc. (UOIP) is an internet and cloud computing company. According to company materials, UOIP provides wireless and fiber broadband service, co-location space and related services. It operates a Network Access Point where clients directly interconnect with a network ecosystem of partners and customers.
The company was created after the acquisition of 100% of the outstanding stock of Computers and Tele-Comm., Inc., a Missouri corporation, and its wholly owned subsidiary, KC NAP, LLC in exchange for 23,921 shares of common stock. In 2013, UOIP announced that it would merge with Storage vendor ICE WEB. With this new business transaction, the company started to provide cloud application services, and cloud storage services that include file sharing and collaboration services.
UOIP has a market cap of $11.33 million. In addition, through the Company’s ICE-WEB Storage Corporation subsidiary, it can deliver online cloud computing application services, other managed services, such as Disaster Recovery, Archive Storage, Redundant File Storage, Redundant Broadband Services and Business Continuity Services.
The company has not put out any recent press, so the recent volatility is now quite noticeable. It is entirely possible that the company has a large order pending that has been undisclosed, or that the company is in negotiations for a buyout, but both are speculative at best.
It currently has negative earnings. It has been volatile since the attack last month by several other cable companies. UOIP’s subsidiary deals with disaster recovery, could be responsible for pushing shares higher.
The Wannacry attack has been pushing up software companies across market since the attack. The virus attacked windows systems that had not been updated and did not include a “critical” patch that had been “issued by Microsoft to remove an underlying vulnerability “. Many organizations, which were not secured, suffered the attack that spread all over the world in the following days. Experts estimate that over 200,000 victims and more than 230,000 computers were infected. The virus did not slow down its activity until late May. Hackers demanded $300 to $600 from each user to recover the encrypted files as ransom. UOIP might be riding this wave along with other sector companies, but it is unclear.
UOIP details intangible assets on the balance sheet; $5,049,383. Diving deeper into that means that the total amount of assets is approximately $5.2 million. Intangible assets could be patents or technologies that are still be developed and could be valued broadly. Above all this, UOIP is currently flagged by the OTC Markets exchange with the “Caveat Emptor” sign, which means that shareholders need to “exercise additional care and perform thorough due diligence before making an investment decision in the company”.
Unified Online Inc. (OTCMKTS: UOIP) is a volatile company with murky evidence behind the rise. Investors should be absolutely careful because the company has not released any press about business moves or investments. Following the bread crumbs leads us nowhere and UOIP could just be riding a temporary wave. This is a stock to watch but also a sector to keep an eye on as well.
On October 27, 2015, Unified Online (UOIP) acquired 100% of the membership interest Chan-Bond, LLC (Chan-Bond), a portfolio of patents that disclose a technology that allows cable companies to provide high-speed data transmission over their existing hybrid-fiber coaxial networks.
Petitioner, RPX Corporation (“RPX”), filed a petition on November 20, 2015, requesting an inter parties review of claims 1–31 of U.S. Patent No. 7,941,822 B2 (Ex. 1001, “the ’822 patent”). Paper 1 (“Pet.”). Patent Owner, Chan-Bond LLC (“Chan-Bond”), filed a Preliminary Response on March 10, 2016. Paper 6 (“Prelim. Resp.”).
Chan-Bond sued several cable company defendants alleging patent infringement of three wideband signal distribution system patents in the District of Delaware in 2015. The defendants included Atlantic Broadband Group, Bright House Networks, Cable One, Cablevision, Cequel Communications, Charter Communications, Comcast Communications, Cox Communications, Mediacom Communications, RCN Telecom Services, Time Warner Cable, Wave-Division Holdings, and Wide-open West Finance (District of Delaware case nos. 15-cv-842 to -854). Non-party Cisco filed eight IPR petitions against the three Chan-Bond patents in September 2016, and a stay was ordered on March 3, 2017 pending the PTAB’s decisions to institute IPR.
Cisco’s IPR petitions had mixed results. The day the stay was ordered the PTAB instituted inter parties review of claims 1,2, 5, 6, 19, 20, 23 and 29 from US Patent 7,941,822 (IPR2016-01744), but denied institution of claims 13 and 14 in a second IPR petition of the ‘822 patent (IPR2016-01746). (Note: RPX filed an IPR petition on claims 1-31 of the ‘822 which was instituted for trial and oral arguments were held in January 2017. A final written decision has not been issued by the PTAB yet. See IPR2016-00234.) On March 29, 2017, six IPR petitions for US Patent Nos. 8,341,679 and 8,984,565 were denied institution.
The PTAB rejected Cisco’s assertion that multiple channels are multiplexed on the same frequency bands, and that code channels or CDMA channels could be an RF channel within the meaning of the ‘679 patent. The panel cited an inconsistent statement by Cisco’s expert which described a FDMA and CDMA hybrid system using Walsh codes: “[t]he mutual orthogonally of Walsh codes allows one particular coded channel to be isolated and decoded from all other coded channels, even though they are all broadcasting on the same RF channel.” (Italics added by the panel). The panel reasoned that this statement referred to a particular frequency band as an “RF channel” and to divisions within the RF channel as “coded channels,” and therefore gave no weight to the expert’s testimony regarding the meaning of “RF channel.”
The PTAB concluded that the term “RF channel” as used in the ‘679 patent “does not include code channels – for example data streams created by CDMA– but instead refers only to frequency bands, such as those created by FDMA.” (Final Written Decision of IPR2016-01898, p. 13.) All six of the IPR petitions of the ‘679 and ‘565 patents were denied based on the claim construction issue and because Cisco’s grounds were based CDMA prior art.
It appears that the one year window after service to file IPRs has passed, so it will be interesting to see if a request for rehearing is filed by Cisco to challenge the panel’s decision. It is not clear if the interpretations proffered by the panel will somehow pose issues for Chan-Bond to enforce its patents as planned, but it has at least avoided further review of the ‘679 and ‘565 patents for now.
Fairfax, VA, Jun-14-2017 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — ChanBond is currently owned by UnifiedOnline (UOIP) and it is in a legal fight with the 13 cable service providers in the country. The important point to understand is that ChanBond has patented a system of frequency distribution, which is unique and dissimilar to the way Cisco describes its RF frequency use.
This means that the company is able to present the fact that all cable service providers that are employing the DOCSIS 3.0+ technology are infringing its patents. ChanBond took it a step further when it filed against the largest cable multi-system operators (MSOs) in the country in the District Court of Delaware.
These companies use high speed transmission of data of fiber-coaxial hybrid networks using a technology which comes under the patents of ChanBond. Cisco has already attempted to deny their claims by filing to get the ChanBond patents invalidated.
However, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) rejected all six petitions from Cisco that asked for reviewing of ChanBond’s patents. PTAB officials indicated that Cisco failed to show that these patents are invalid since the patent company was able to show that they are unique from other patents. Here are the details of the patents under review.
This patent describes the use of an intelligent system which can distribute digital signals using a wideband signal distribution setup.
This patent describes the supplementary setup details such as the insertion device and the driving unit. It also includes the rotating tubular member.
ChanBond Wins at PTAB
ChanBond has successfully won a favor delivered by PTAB when it declared that Cisco and different cable companies (RPX) have failed to show that UOIP’s relevant patents should be considered as redundant and invalid. The board clearly expressed that the patents are clearly distinct and there are no grounds to discuss their invalidation.
If we look at the history of this situation, we find that as ChanBond filed against the 13 major cable companies, they had to stop the court proceedings. They decided to challenge the actual patents with the governing body of PTAB. However, their hopes are now severely dented since the board has clearly ruled in favor of ChanBond/UOIP. They now face an uphill battle in any legal setting since this decision is admissible evidence in all courts of the United States.
It is important to understand that ChanBond now holds a key element in all their court cases. The current order provides a proposition for the involved parties to reach a settlement. A look at the official documents also reveal that the court has specifically mentioned that the evidences presented in the court about the technical details of the protocols employed by cable companies fully failed to present that these patents were invalid.
In fact, PTAB found that not only are these patents active, the current methods employed in the industry may be in violation of these patents since they employ their specifically defined methods.
The best way to go about it now is for the cable companies to find a settlement within the appeal which is going on to PTAB, rather than allowing the focus to shift on the court cases in Delaware, which are started by ChanBond/UOIP.
Technical Details of the Case
There are several important details of the petition in PTAB which was filed for 31 claims on November 20, 2015. The patent owner responded using the preliminary response method on March 10, 2016. The court initially found out that the RPX Corporate may have at least a single challenged claim, and proceeded further. ChanBond then filed its Patent Owner’s Response which is a detailed response that describes the details of the patent and how it maintains its originality. RPX in turn, responded with a reply.
The oral hearing on this important dispute occurred on January 30, 2017 and the hearing was also entered into the record. The court adjourned that it held the required jurisdiction and found that the evidence presented by RPX was not sufficient to demonstrate that claims 1-31 were unpatentable according to the laws of 35 USC 102(b) and 103(a).
The DOCSIS 1.1.4 was the main pillar of the claim presented by the cable companies. The court discovered that the concept of a digital stream comprising of multiple coded RF signals was similar in its definition in terms of ChanBond as well as the opposing RPX.
The Court also observed in cases where multiple patents and conditions are under review, it is essential to follow the market practices in order to find relevance. Explicit analysis is essential in such cases, and this too, was the basis of resolving this particular dispute.
RPX suggested that the modern cable modems followed the code already described as the national standard at the time of the application of the ChanBond patents. However, ChanBond asserted that there is no record to show that any national standard was in place at the time of the patents that describe digital stream transmission.
The court summarized that RPX as claimants had to bear the burden of proof. They failed to show that any skilled artisan would have used the same technique as explained in the patents of ChanBond/UOIP. The technological perspective presented by RPX failed to establish that there was any industry practice to use the modem configuration and the set of devices described in the patents of ChanBond in a traditional manner. The court declared that if parties want to seek a judicial review, then they would have to serve the requirements of 37 CFR 90.2.
Effect on UOIP Stocks
Although it is difficult to predict the stock prices as they keep changing over time., we find that being involved in a serious lawsuit can often send the stock prices on a downward spiral. However, there are times when this does not happen, especially if the lawsuit is not well-known or comes from quarters not considered as industry specific. Nevertheless, prior experience shows that winning lawsuits more often than not, produces a positive effect on stock prices.
UnifiedOnline (UOIP) stocks are going to do well over the next few months. They have won this major case in PTAB, and they can now aggressively push the cable companies and Cisco to enter a mutual settlement worth millions of dollars.
The volume of sales of UOIP stocks has been clearly on the rise. Although we may observe some corrections over the next few weeks, it is imperative to note that the stock prices will remain on the high, as investors actively seek to make use of this winning opportunity. This is because the resolution of lawsuits in a positive manner decrease the fear factor among market investors and allow them to be more liberal with the company stocks.
They are more eager to hold on to such stocks, which ultimately provide support to the company. As this particular lawsuit and legal position suits the general position of ChanBond/UOIP, it is natural to find that the stocks will keep rising up. As the news emerges and becomes well known in investors, UOIP will continue to perform positively and reach a better financial position in the next fiscal year.
UOIP Stocks will also soar, since there is a chance now for an expensive settlement. This will provide ChanBond/UOIP with greater monetary resources. This means that they will further expand their operations and continue to excel in the near future.
LONDRA, Feb-27-2017 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Alliance News Limited annuncia oggi, giovedì 27 febbraio il lancio dell’Alliance News Italian Service – “Alliance News IS” – un servizio specializzato nel fornire notizie in tempo reale su aziende e società italiane, finanza ed economia.
Alliance News IS amplia la vasta gamma di servizi già messi a disposizione da Alliance News che, sin dalla sua nascita nel 2013, l’hanno resa newsroom d’eccellenza per il mercato azionario di Londra.
Come l’altro prodotto gemello destinato al pubblico britannico, Alliance News IS è un servizio attivo 24 ore, è il primo prodotto in assoluto in Italia che garantisce una copertura delle notizie finanziarie 24 ore su 24 con notizie e flash durante la notte dai mercati statunitensi ed asiatici. Inoltre, la redazione di Alliance News IS apre alle 07:30 ora italiana, mezz’ora prima degli altri servizi dello stesso tipo.
Alliance News IS si rivolge agli investitori e ai consulenti professionali, come anche alle società che lavorano e investono in Italia. La mission di Alliance News IS è quella di fornire una copertura dettagliata e in tempo reale di tutte le aziende quotate a Piazza Affari. A questo si aggiunge la capacità di informare i propri lettori a 360 gradi, delineando il panorama politico ed economico italiano ed internazionale in cui le news sulle società e i trend di mercato vanno ad inserirsi, fornendo commenti politici e aggiornamenti sulle decisioni delle banche centrali.
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Come per il servizio destinato al Regno Unito, Alliance News IS è completata da due notiziari, perfettamente integrati, prodotti in lingua inglese dal nostro partner dpa-AFX, che opera dalla Germania. L’offerta di Alliance News IS comprende dunque anche dpa-AFX International ProFeed e dpa-AFX International Compact, che insieme ai suoi prodotti in italiano danno ai suoi partner distributivi la possibilità di offrire agli abbonati una gamma completa di servizi di informazione.
Alliance News IS è disponibile attraverso i suoi partner distributori, come aziende di market- data, news aggregator, piattaforme di informazione e siti web specializzati nel trading.
Alliance News IS viene prodotta dalla redazione di Alliance nella city di Londra, da un team di giornalisti italiani che lavora fianco a fianco con la squadra di reporter di lingua inglese per garantire una copertura in tempo reale delle notizie più rilevanti per i mercati di tutto il mondo. Questa prospettiva internazionale sul mercato italiano viene completata da approfondimenti scritti direttamente dall’Italia, in grado di fornire un’analisi con un angolo più locale e specifico.
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