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Fintech in focus: Kansas City advances innovation in banking

Within the past couple of years, innovations under the blanket moniker “fintech” have taken international banking and technology industries by storm — and Kansas City is no exception. But, many ask, what exactly is it? The term “fintech” originated as an abbreviation for “financial technology” and encompasses a wide berth of processes, including payment exchange […]

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KC-connected startup Onward scores exclusive spot in NY fintech lab

A startup with ties to Kansas City recently won a spot in the New York-based Financial Solutions Lab (FinLab).  Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Onward Financial Inc. founder Ronnie Washington graduated from NBKC’s FountainCity Fintech accelerator in December and has continued to do work out of Kansas City. “It’s really, really exciting,” Washington said about winning the position. “I just […]

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Smart Strategies: Year-end tax planning

With over 130 new tax provisions, the historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act offers year-end tax planning opportunities for individuals and businesses.  It’s a perfect time to double-check whether any of these opportunities are a fit for your situation.

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Report reveals roadblocks for veteran entrepreneurs

Veteran-owned small businesses face more financing challenges compared with nonveterans. “Financing Their Future: Veteran Entrepreneurs and Capital Access” was created by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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SBA lending increases in fiscal year 2018

The U.S. Small Business Administration Kansas City District Office saw increases in small business lending in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30. The SBA Kansas City District Office oversaw $363 million in SBA loans for fiscal year 2018, a 10 percent increase in lending over the previous year.