Banking & Finance

Oct 24, 2016

The investment contrast: Full speed ahead or hit the brake?

You're a sensible person, but sometimes you throw caution to the wind.

Oct 24, 2016

BANKING BATTLEGROUND Customers up for grabs in fallout from mergers, acquisitions

BB&T takes over Susquehanna Bank and National Penn.

Oct 17, 2016

Creative year-end giving to help charities and bottom line

Year-end planning is an important ritual for many people who coordinate their tax preparation and charitable giving. This planning takes on additional significance, and sometimes challenges, as tax laws change and financial markets fluctuate.

Oct 17, 2016

Tax credits for your business pack a dollar-for-dollar punch

Small-business owners are always looking for ways to minimize taxes and save money. There are various year-end tax planning strategies to help increase your deductions and identify credits that will minimize your taxes.

Oct 17, 2016

IRS wants more documentation for charitable donations

As a result of problems with people taking excessive deductions for charitable contributions, the rules for claiming a deduction are getting stricter.

Oct 17, 2016

Fourth-quarter advice to minimize future tax bills

April 15 may be the day most associated with accountants, but good Certified Public Accountants know the fourth quarter is the most important time of the year.

Oct 17, 2016

Starting a small business? Tax tips from the pros

One of the biggest potential tax pitfalls faced by small businesses as they are getting started also is perhaps the most avoidable, according to the experts.

Oct 12, 2016

Mortgage firm on the move to updated shopping center

To welcome in the new year, a leading Greater Lehigh Valley mortgage firm will move to an updated shopping center in January.

Oct 11, 2016

KeyBank officially opens today in Greater Lehigh Valley

Bank branches that closed as First Niagara on Friday opened Tuesday morning as KeyBank.

Oct 10, 2016

Univest goes west for first foray into Lancaster County

The sixth largest county in the state was just to the west, and Souderton-based Univest Bank saw an opportunity.

Oct 10, 2016

Experts: Washington mortgage ruling has no impact here

Imagine that you’ve missed a few mortgage payments and return home to find the locks on your doors have been changed by your lender.

Oct 10, 2016

On Oct. 11, First Niagara opens its doors as KeyBank

First Niagara Bank, which has a strong presence in the Greater Lehigh Valley, will open its doors Oct. 11 to customers as KeyBank.