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Next step taken in protracted Metropolitan Mortgage saga

Investors who lost millions of dollars when Spokane-based Metropolitan Mortgage & Securities Co. shut down 14 years ago have recouped another small portion of their money. ...


Spokane advisers on the FIRE approach to investing, saving

While many of us have asked a financial adviser what steps might help us achieve an early retirement, it’s a good bet the majority of younger workers don’t really expect to be able to do so anytime soon. ...


Factoring illness, diseases into financial planning

When someone has or suspects they might develop a chronic, disabling health condition, such as Alzheimer’s disease or Huntington’s disease, preparing for retirement has challenges to be faced on a case-by-case basis, some financial advisers here ...


Quantum Financial takes team approach to planning

Quantum Financial Planning Services Inc., founded here by Al Herman and Houston Scrudder in 1979, got on the financial planning train relatively early, says Eric Christiansen, certified financial planner and a managing member with the company. ...


Interstate expansion

In a matter of months, First Interstate BancSystem Inc. will go from having no presence to a prominent foothold in the Inland Northwest banking community. ...


Spokane Fintech startup launches expense software

The founders of Spokane-based financial technology startup Obloco Inc., which does business as XpenseOne, say they’re laying the groundwork this year to make their cloud-based expense reporting software a staple product in the realm...


SBA lending in Spokane District reaches $226.7 million

Total lending backed by the U.S. Small Business Administration in the Inland Northwest rose $8.3 million through fiscal year 2018, data compiled by SBA indicates....

Mind to Market funds first startups

Spokane-based Mind to Market LLC, an idea-stage accelerator and investment fund created to support startup companies, says it has provided its first $200,000 in funding to help grow five Inland Northwest startups....


A Bank inquiry scam tops list in recent BBB report

Bank card and credit card company imposters, fraudulent directory listing and advertising, fake invoices, fake checks, and technical support frauds are the top five small business scam risks identified in a study. ...

Spokane Sears credit union to merge into PrimeSource

Spokane-based PrimeSource Credit Union is merging Sears Spokane Employees Federal Credit Union into its operations next month, say the CEOs of both institutions. ...

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