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Well before the pandemic drove online adoption, the consumer shift toward a digital, personalized banking experience was on an upward trend. For financial institutions looking to capture the millennial and Gen Z demographic, it’s increasingly important to rethink card member acquisition approaches and prioritize automated, hyper-personalized programs. In this Arizent Leaders forum interview with American
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Natalie Braswell of Bloomfield will succeed Kevin Lembo as Connecticut comptroller on Dec. 31, Gov. Ned Lamont announced. Lembo on Dec. 3 said he would resign due to a heart condition. Braswell will hold the position through Jan. 4, 2023. Lamont, in appointing Braswell, said state law requires that upon the resignation of a constitutional
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Munis started off quiet this week ahead of some big deals on tap, with new issuance totaling nearly $8 billion. Triple-A yield curves were little changed on the day while U.S. Treasuries were stronger. Ratios were slightly higher with the five-year muni-to-UST ratio at 49% in five years, 72% in 10 and 82% in 30,
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Amid rising prices, supply chain disruptions and labor shortages, governments are increasingly eying so-called progressive development agreements, or PDAs, as a way to minimize uncertainties as they embark on complex infrastructure projects. The move can reduce risks and costs and deliver a project faster, said Moody’s Investors Service analyst John Medina. “Construction costs are very
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Municipal bonds were steady for the eighth straight session Friday as U.S. Treasuries were slightly better and stocks rose after Consumer Price Index data came as expected, though the highest since 1982. “U.S. stocks rallied after the latest inflation report did not come in as hot as many were expecting. Wall Street did not see
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Quincy, Massachusetts, is planning a $475 million pension obligation bond sale for Tuesday that is projected to fully fund its retirement system. City officials say they are getting out front of a state directive for its municipalities to reach full pension funding by 2037 and borrowing while interest rates are still low. Ramirez & Co.
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Mark Zehner spent 25 years dropping the hammer on municipal securities wrongdoers, helping to firmly establish the Securities and Exchange Commission’s enforcement of the laws in the muni market. His career saw the SEC bring cases against negligent issuers and audacious fraudsters, broker-dealers and bond lawyers. He still views the municipal market as a place
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Secondary trading saw an uptick and some pressures emerged on munis, but benchmark yield curves were little changed to weaker by a basis point in spots, again outperforming taxables. U.S. Treasuries slid further with the largest rise in yields on the long bond, and equities made gains after a mixed open. ICE Data Services and
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Minnesota expects a $7.7 billion surplus in its current two-year budget, a dramatic turnaround from a year ago when red ink driven by the pandemic’s anticipated tax blows loomed. The state’s November 2020 budgetary and economic forecast warned of a $1.3 billion gap in the fiscal 2022-2023 for Gov. Tim Walz and lawmakers to deal
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TRANSCRIPT:Mike Scarchilli: (00:00)Hi, this is Mike Scarchilli editor in chief of the bond buyer. Welcome to the future of infrastructure, our new podcast. It’s a series of deep dives into us, infrastructure opportunities, investments, and impact for our first installment. I’m pleased to welcome investigative journalist, Peter Keating in this four part series build what
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