Banking and Finance

Community Banks – Alabama’s Top Performing Community Banks

Alabama’s community banks weathered turbulent times during the Great Recession and in its aftermath, with more stringent regulations and oversight, as well as customers...

Mobile Phone App – Main Street Plus Apps

New technologies have revolutionized the way money is used and managed. Rather than making a purchase with cash, check or even plastic, many consumers...

AIM – High Risk with Due Diligence

Facebook was smaller than MySpace, with fewer than 10 employees, before angel investors swooped in. Without angel investing Google might not be among the...

Alabama Tax Tribunal – Long Road to Tax Fairness

On the surface, not much has changed in Suite 301 of the Business Center of Alabama building in Montgomery. The office is in the same...

Oakworth Capital Bank: De Nouveau in the Wealth Niche

In the fall of 2007, on the eve of the worst financial crisis in U.S. history since the Great Depression, a group of Birmingham...

Weaver and Sons Lawsuit: Your Company on the Line

Late on an October afternoon in 2007, a car headed east on Highway 84 in Clarke County crossed the center line and hit a...

The Money-Printing Machine: Electronically Printing Money

Since 2008 the U.S. Federal Reserve has been printing money like nobody’s business, more than $4 trillion of it. It’s not actually printed, of...

Equities: Five Wealth Managers Weigh the Market

Top wealth managers at Alabama banks recommend stocks for client portfolios because of stocks’ long-term growth potential. While equities are just one investment option...

Credit Unions Contribute to Solid Growth Throughout the Downturn

After adding 40, 000 newcomers in 2013, Alabama’s credit unions now have 1.9 million members — more than they’ve ever had. Since 2008, during...

Crime Watch Accounting

Inside the offices at Forensic Strategic Solutions Inc., in Birmingham, Ralph Summerford and his team of accountants gather in front of the large whiteboard...

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