GoCardless Gets Open Banking With Nordigen Buy

Digital payment solution GoCardless is to acquire Nordigen, an open banking data provider. In merging, the companies connect the two pillars of open banking: account-to-account (A2A) payments (GoCardless)  and access-to-account (Nordigen).  The deal, announced Friday (July 1), is expected to close later in the summer. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.  According to

Joe Biden’s Buy American push is good politics but bad economics

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images Biden speaks about American manufacturing after touring the Mack Trucks Lehigh Valley Operations Manufacturing Facility in Macungie, Pennsylvania, last week. CNN —   With votes in the Senate to advance his bipartisan compromise last week, President Joe Biden took a big step toward upgrading America’s infrastructure. And he took a small step

Want to buy insurance from Hy-Vee? Now that is a thing

Accounts, insurance, mortgages are available The Gazette Jun. 17, 2021 4:27 pm, Updated: Jun. 17, 2021 5:00 pm Hy-Vee aims to roll out life and health insurance plans later this year. (Liz Martin/The Gazette) West Des Moines-based grocery chain Hy-Vee has launched an online financial and insurance business. Hy-Vee Financial Services features products such as

Does having student loan debt make it harder to buy a house?

Student loan debt could prove challenging when seeking mortgage approval. (iStock) Mortgage interest rates remain near historic lows, creating a tempting opportunity to enter the market as a first-time homebuyer. But student loan debt can present a roadblock to buying a home. The average borrower owes $33,654 in student loan debt, according to data compiled

Why I’d Never Buy Mortgage Life Insurance — and You Probably Shouldn’t Either

There are better ways to protect against the loss of your home if something happens to you. When you take out a home loan, you may be offered mortgage life insurance. Also called mortgage protection insurance, it helps ensure you don’t lose your home if you become disabled. It can also make sure your loved