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Insights in Credit Union Lending

Leading Alabama credit unions see a shift from mortgage to consumer lending, temperate reaction to rising interest rates and accelerated adoption of online loan transactions.

Service, Rebranding Mark Jackson Thornton’s Centennial Year

Jackson Thornton kicked off its “100 Years | 100 Acts of Service” to benefit Rise Against Hunger by using its 200-plus team members to pack more than 34,000 meals.

Relief Donors Visit Rwandan Kids

Four employees of Warren Averett LLC, the nationally ranked accounting firm, fly to Rwanda to meet children they’re sponsoring through an international charity.

What is Wealth?

However you measure it, it’s more about value than currency.

Financial Planning 101

Alabama experts offer tips for managing your money at each stage of your career.

How the Rich Stay Rich

Banks offer special services to help wealthy clients protect their funds and not-quite-so-wealthy ones climb the ladder.

Small Business Focused Finance

Alabama credit unions are fine-tuning their small business relationships, mentoring clients and increasing loan portfolios.

Banking Outside the Box

Technology is in, but bank branches aren’t out of style, not among Alabama banks.

Who’s Accountable for Bank Fraud?

Bankruptcy of what was once Alabama’s third largest bank is the center of a court case that could redefine the liability limits of accounting firms.

Good Eats Portfolio

Private equity firm Fenwick Brands leverages “expertise equity” to launch hot new food brands onto grocery shelves.

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Flashback: Peak Oil

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Movers & Shakers in Coffee, Dale & Geneva Counties

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City Trees Are These Artisans’ Niche

Leigh and Cliff Spencer’s Alabama Sawyer makes its niche in the recycled timber of Alabama’s “urban forest.”

Alabama Builders Advance New Technologies

Technology is now making a difference on the ground in Alabama construction — whereas, the data once just flowed to HQ.

Transforming Old Wood into New Business

Peerless wide-plank floors and panels made from reclaimed wood is the specialty of Birmingham-based Riverbottom Pine.