Kentucky First Federal Bancorp Announces Payment of Quarterly Dividend

HAZARD, Ky., FRANKFORT, Ky., DANVILLE, Ky. and LANCASTER, Ky., Jan. 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kentucky First Federal Bancorp (Nasdaq:KFFB) the holding company for First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Hazard, Kentucky and First Federal Savings Bank of Kentucky, Frankfort, Kentucky, announced that the Company’s Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.10 per share payable on February 14, 2017, to shareholders of record on January 31, 2017.  Tony Whitaker, Chairman of the Company, stated that the Board of Directors determined that the payment of the dividend was appropriate in light of the Company’s capital position and financial condition.

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Coupa Scores Customer Win in Germany

SAN MATEO, Calif., Jan. 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Coupa Software (NASDAQ:COUP), a leader in cloud-based spend management, announced today that the company has reached another significant milestone by winning its first manufacturing customer in Germany, Paul HARTMANN AG. Based in Heidenheim, HARTMANN is a leading provider of medical and hygiene products with core expertise in wound treatment, incontinence care, infection prevention, surgical supplies and personal healthcare.

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Colony Bankcorp, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter Results

FITZGERALD, Ga., Jan. 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Colony Bankcorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:CBAN), today reported net income available to shareholders of $1,883,000, or $0.22 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to $1,584,000, or $0.19 per diluted share for the comparable 2015 period, while net income available to shareholders for the twelve month period ended December 31, 2016 was $7,180,000, or $0.84 per diluted share compared to $5,998,000, or $0.71 per share for the comparable 2015 period.  This increase of 19.71 percent in net income for the comparable twelve month periods was primarily driven by an increase in net interest income and a reduction in preferred stock dividends.  “In addition to earnings improvement, we also redeemed $5,000,000 of preferred stock during the quarter that on an annual basis reduces our annual dividend payment by $450,000.  This reduces our current outstanding preferred stock to $9,360,000.  Also of significance during 2016 was the reduction in non-performing assets of $4.47 million.  Our current non-performing assets total $18.79 million at December 31, 2016, down 19.20 percent from a year ago,” said Ed Loomis, President and Chief Executive Officer.  “We are pleased to report our 2016 results that reflect continued earnings and asset quality improvement.  As we look to 2017, we believe we are positioned for continued  improvement, which in turn will enhance shareholder value.”

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Union Bankshares Announces Fourth Quarter Ended December 31, 2016 Earnings and Quarterly Dividend Payment

MORRISVILLE, Vt., Jan. 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Union Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNB) today announced results for the year ended December 31, 2016. Consolidated net income for the fourth quarter of 2016 was $2.3 million, or $0.53 per share, compared to $1.9 million, or $0.44 per share, for the same period in 2015, and $8.5 million, or $1.91 per share for the year ended December 31, 2016, compared to $7.9 million, or $1.77 per share, for the same period in 2015.

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Quicken Uses Prism API to Add Thousands More Billers

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and MENLO PARK, Calif., Jan. 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Quicken has chosen Prism API, a product of electronic money movement platform PayNearMe Inc., to power its bill presentment.

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Cardtronics and Walgreens Extend and Expand ATM Relationship

HOUSTON, Jan. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cardtronics (Nasdaq:CATM) today announced an extended and expanded long-term ATM services agreement with Walgreens, one of the nation's largest drugstore chains.

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Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta Announces 2017 AHP Set-aside Products Funding

ATLANTA, Jan. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (FHLBank Atlanta) announced today that funding for its 2017 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) Set-aside products is available for home purchase or home rehabilitation.

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CardConnect Announces Official Launch of Bolt P2PE for Fast Payment Device Integration

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Jan. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CardConnect® (NASDAQ:CCN) today announced the official launch of Bolt P2PE, the latest of the company’s point-to-point encryption solutions. Bolt P2PE is a cloud-based solution that allows software companies to integrate CardConnect’s PCI-validated point-to-point encryption with any software application and devices for card-present transactions.

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Synaptics Natural ID Fingerprint Sensors Achieve Industry-First Banking Card Test Center Certification

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA), the leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced its Natural ID biometric fingerprint authentication solution, the VFS7500S, is the industry’s first fingerprint sensor fully certified through the Banking Card Test Center, or BCTC. The BCTC was assigned by China UnionPay (CUP) and other key banks to perform and manage fingerprint sensor certification testing.

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CISO of Netsurion and EventTracker Named to PCI SSC Small Merchant Task Force

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Netsurion and EventTracker CISO John Christly has been named to the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) Small Merchant Task Force. As a seasoned IT security professional, Christly will serve as a voice for SMBs and multi-location merchants to help make PCI compliance even more achievable and payment data even more secure. Netsurion is a leading provider of managed data and network security services for multi-location businesses, and its subsidiary EventTracker is an innovator in security information and event management (SIEM) technology.

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Glance Technologies Announces 2017 Revenue Strategy and Portfolio

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Glance Technologies Inc. (CSE:GET.CN) (FKT:GJT) (OTC Pink:GLNNF)  is pleased to announce its 2017 revenue strategy for Glance Pay, its mobile payments app for restaurants, through the offering of a portfolio of services, reseller and referral agreements, and in-house digital marketing. 

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Locky Ransomware Attackers Take Christmas Vacation, Shows Check Point Research

SAN CARLOS, Calif., Jan. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) has revealed that Locky ransomware attacks dramatically decreased during December 2016. These findings are part of Check Point’s monthly Global Threat Index, a ranking of the most prevalent malware families attacking organizations’ networks.

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Prepare Taxes Any Way, Anywhere with HRBlock.com

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Some people want face-to-face help with tax preparation. Others like to DIY. H&R Block (NYSE:HRB) makes it easy to prepare taxes any way, with recent updates to its website, HRBlock.com. H&R Block’s redesigned website makes it easier than ever to work with Block.

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CDK Global Completes Return of $1 Billion of Capital to Shareholders

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Jan. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CDK Global, Inc. (Nasdaq:CDK) today announced it has timely completed its plan to return $1 billion of capital to its shareholders by the end of calendar year 2016.

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Excel Corporation to Present at NobleCon13

IRVING, Texas, Jan. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Excel Corporation (OTCQB:EXCC), a leading provider of integrated electronic payment processing and financial services to merchants throughout the United States today announced that Excel CEO, T. A. “Kip” Hyde, Jr., and CFO, Robert Winspear will be presenting at NobleCon13 - Noble Capital Markets’ Thirteenth Annual Investor Conference at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, Florida, on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 12:00pm Eastern Standard Time.

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Telenav Announces Settlement of Patent Lawsuit

-Company Provides Updated Guidance for Second Quarter Fiscal 2017

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Ryback Appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank Twelfth District Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council

QUINCY, Calif., Jan. 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Plumas Bancorp (Nasdaq:PLBC), the parent company of Plumas Bank (the “Bank”), is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2017, Director, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Andrew J. Ryback, has been appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC).

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STUDY: 70 Percent of B2B Businesses Have Lost a Deal Due to Ordering-Specific Pain Points

CHICAGO, Jan. 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- B2B commerce is undergoing a massive digital transformation, leading to higher customer expectations for a seamless experience and robust ordering options. However, many B2B organizations rely on inflexible, outdated commerce systems, creating a gap between what B2B buyers expect and what enterprises can provide. CloudCraze’s 2017 B2B Digital Commerce Imperative study found that roughly a quarter (27 percent) of B2B organizations plan to spend at least $2 million in the next fiscal year on their commerce systems to improve digital experiences.

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Horizon Technology Finance Provides Investment Portfolio Update

FARMINGTON, Conn., Jan. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:HRZN) (“Horizon”), a leading specialty finance company that provides capital in the form of secured loans to venture capital backed companies in the technology, life science, healthcare information and services, and cleantech industries, today provided a portfolio update for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2016.

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Planet Payment® To Present at 19th Annual Needham Growth Conference

LONG BEACH, N.Y., Jan. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Planet Payment, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLPM), a provider of international payment and transaction processing and multi-currency processing services, today announced that it will be presenting at the 19th Annual Needham Growth Conference on January 12, 2017, at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel in New York City. The presentation will begin at 2:50PM.

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Now hiring: Navient subsidiary Gila seeking candidates for 35 jobs in Muncie

MUNCIE, Ind., Jan. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Local employer Navient will hire 35 customer service representatives in Muncie by the end of February. The hires will support a new business line for the company’s subsidiary, Gila. Job seekers should apply online at jobs.navient.com for these new roles as well as other Navient opportunities.

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Ocwen Helps 75,000 Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure In 2016

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ocwen Financial Corporation, (NYSE:OCN) (“Ocwen” or the “Company”), a leading financial services holding company, announced today that the Company helped approximately 75,000 homeowners avoid foreclosure through responsible loan modification programs in 2016. These modification programs include both the U.S. Department of the Treasury Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), as well as proprietary modifications for those homeowners who did not qualify for a HAMP modification. 

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Gladstone Investment Announces Cash Distributions for January, February and March 2017 and Third Fiscal Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call Dates

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:GAIN) (the “Company” or “GAIN”) announced today that its board of directors declared the following monthly cash distributions and also announced its plan to report earnings for the third fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2016.

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Gladstone Capital Announces Monthly Cash Distributions for January, February and March, 2017 and First Fiscal Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call Dates

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gladstone Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:GLAD) (the “Company”) announced today that its board of directors declared the following monthly cash distributions for January, February and March, 2017 and also announced its plan to report earnings for the first fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2016.

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FactSet Launches Global FinTech Index

NORWALK, Conn., Jan. 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FactSet, a leading provider of integrated financial information and analytical applications, today announced the launch of the FactSet Global FinTech Index, which provides a benchmark to track the performance of companies engaged in financial technologies, particularly in the areas of software and consulting, data and analytics, digital payment processing and transfer, and payment-related hardware. The Index has been licensed to Nikko Asset Management as the benchmark for the Global Fintech Equity Fund.

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Municipal Credit Union Selects Payveris’ Digital Payments Platform

ROCKY HILL, Conn., Jan. 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Payveris, a provider of next generation API centric digital payment solutions designed to empower U.S. banks and credit unions to stay relevant with their customers by transforming the way they deliver digital payment and money movement services, announces $2.5 billion New York-based Municipal Credit Union (MCU) has selected and launched Payveris’ digital payments platform to support its digital payment and money movement strategy.

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Lifeboat Distribution Makes Financing More Accessible for Channel Partners

EATONTOWN, N.J., Jan. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lifeboat Distribution, an international value added distributor for virtualization, security, business continuity and other technically sophisticated products, announced today new, accessible financing options for its channel partners.  These programs offer channel partners the ability to select customizable billing features that best suit their individual needs and budgetary requirements.

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Microchip’s Online Store Now Includes All Former Atmel Products

CHANDLER, Ariz., Jan. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced that all former Atmel products are now available on microchipDIRECT, Microchip’s full-service channel. For the first time, customers can purchase products such as AVR® and SAM microcontrollers and development tools direct from the manufacturer. 

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Navient celebrates a year of customer success

WILMINGTON, Del., Jan. 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Millions of people resolve to improve their financial health at the beginning of each year. Navient, the nation’s largest student loan servicer, celebrates its customers who started the new year on a path to financial success.

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MiFID II Not Just for EU: New Buyside Survey Finds North American Asset Managers Adapting to Coming Regulation Shift

NEW YORK, Jan. 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ITG (NYSE:ITG), a leading independent broker and financial technology provider, today released a survey of North American institutional investors about the likely impacts of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II), a sweeping set of European Union financial regulations scheduled to come into force on January 3, 2018. Under MiFID II rules, asset managers will be required to explicitly separate, or “unbundle”, their trading commissions from investment research payments. In order to continue paying for research alongside executions, asset managers will be required to set up a research payment account (RPA).

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Dime Community Bancshares Announces the Prepayment of the ESOP Share Acquisition Loan

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Dec. 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Dime Community Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:DCOM) (the “Company” or "Dime"), the parent company of Dime Community Bank (the “bank”) has authorized the prepayment of the outstanding balance on the Company’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan (“ESOP”) Share Acquisition Loan effective December 31, 2016, and the merger of the ESOP into the bank’s 401(K) Plan (such merged plans referred to herein as the “KSOP”).

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Flexible Plan Investments’ Principled Investing Give Back program increases charitable distributions by nearly 40%

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Dec. 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Flexible Plan Investments, Ltd. (FPI), a leading provider of dynamic risk-managed investment solutions for the separately managed account business, has announced the annual distribution of its Principled Investing Give Back payments. Payments were made on behalf of clients to their designated recipients, which included 124 religious organizations and 10 socially responsible charities.

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800Fund.com Small Business Know-How: Six Tech Must-Haves for a Successful 2017

NEW YORK, Dec. 22, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In today’s ever-changing world, small business owners must hone their tech know-how and maintain a current arsenal of tech tools. Modern technology has become a constant in the business world and staying current with tech trends can mean the difference in increasing your revenue and growth or being forced to permanently close your doors.

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Willis Capital Markets & Advisory Completes Innovative EUR 255 million ‘Horse Capital I DAC’ ILS for Generali

LONDON, Dec. 22, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Willis Capital Markets & Advisory (WCMA), the investment banking business of Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ:WLTW), the leading global advisory, broking and solutions company, today announced that it acted as sole structuring agent and joint bookrunner in respect of a EUR 255 million insurance-linked securities (ILS) transaction for Assicurazioni Generali (“Generali”), one of the world's leading insurers.

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Happy New Year Toronto! North America’s #1 Downloaded Restaurant Payment App is coming to Toronto in 2017!

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 22, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Vancouver-based financial technology company, Glance Technologies Inc. (CSE:GET.CN) (FKT:GJT) (OTC Pink:GLNNF), is pleased to announce expansion plans for the Glance Pay Mobile Payment App, a free mobile payment app designed to allow diners a fast and easy way to pay their restaurant bills on their smartphones.

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Manhattan Bridge Capital, Inc. Announces Payment of Quarterly $0.10 per Share Dividend

GREAT NECK, N.Y., Dec. 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Manhattan Bridge Capital, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOAN) announced today that, in accordance with the board approved dividend declared on October 31, 2016, a cash dividend of $0.10 per share will be paid to all shareholders of record on December 30, 2016. The dividend will be paid on January 17, 2017.   

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One new New Year’s resolution for financial well-being

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Dec. 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In the midst of the busy holiday season it’s easy to get swept up in a swirl of festivities.  But don’t allow a cyber-Grinch to steal your celebration.

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BillGO selects GlobalOnePay to manage in-app billing

PLANO, Texas, Dec. 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GlobalOnePay, a leading provider of omni-channel payment processing technologies and merchant services announced today it has partnered with BillGO, an intelligent bill-pay app which lets customers pay and manage all their bills, including rent. Since launching nationally in late October, BillGO has seen a 65% jump in customers signing up to use the app. GlobalOnePay's advanced payment gateway will handle the automated subscription billing process, helping BillGO continue to grow its user base while reducing time and cost associated with managing accounts.

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Payment Data Systems Announces New Corporate Partner

SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Payment Data Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYDS), an integrated electronic payments solutions provider, today announced that it recently partnered with Applied Business Software (ABS), as a payment processor for ABS’ The Mortgage Office™ suite of products.

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Glance Technologies Announces Agreement With Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria National Restaurant Chain

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Glance Technologies Inc. (CSE:GET.CN) (FKT:GJT) (OTC Pink:GLNNF)  is pleased to announce that its mobile payment app for restaurants, Glance Pay, will be launching in Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria restaurant chain.  Famoso is the 29 restaurant national chain that Glance signed last week.  Famoso has 29 franchised restaurants that cater to the higher quality full service specialty pizza and pasta market with locations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario.  Famoso will begin launching Glance Pay in its BC based locations in the weeks ahead.

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