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As you have most likely heard, late last week, Equifax – one of the ‘Big Three’ credit bureaus in the United States – admitted that its own lax security practices had allowed hackers to steal the personal identities of 143 million U.S. citizens. Data potentially accessed by hackers from mid-May to July include names, Social Security numbers, credit card numbers and personal documents.

How bad is this breach? Look to your left or right. See that person setting next to you? It’s likely that one of the two of you have had your id stolen in this hack. To compound the issue, Equifax didn’t notify the public for more than a month after it detected the breach. In response, Equifax is offering a year of free credit monitoring and identity theft insurance that you can sign up for at equifaxsecurity2017.com.

To protect yourself, one option is to set up a fraud alert, which is free, by calling one of the three credit bureaus: Equifax, TransUnion...

Two Leading RIAs Now on Cutting Edge with Apps in Apple and Android Stores Using Private-Label Technology of Trust Company of America

Denver, CO (January 12, 2012) ‐ In a major breakthrough, Interactive Financial Advisors/IFA (Oak Brook, IL) and Portformulas (Ada, MI) – have become one of the industry’s first RIAs with their own apps in the Apple and Android stores, using private‐label versions of Trust Company of America’s...

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Advisor Engagement Study Reveals Importance of High Tech, High Touch Service in Client Satisfaction

Denver, CO (December 14, 2011)  An Advisor Engagement Study conducted by a third party on behalf of Trust Company of America reveals the importance of high-tech, high-touch service to advisors. The study shows that while cutting-edge technology is vital for operational efficiencies, the...

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Trust Company of America Announces a Breakthrough soon to be Delivered to the RIA Industry

Denver, CO (8/16/11): RIAs everywhere have responded to the market turmoil of 2008-9 with the realization that the “new normal” must include greater transparency, scalability, flexibility and mobility. Given the imperative challenges of building closer ties with their clients, while reducing...

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Trust Company of America and Black Diamond Form Strategic Partnership

Jacksonville, FL and Denver, CO April 19, 2011 — Black Diamond Performance ReportingTM and Trust Company of America announced today a joint initiative to provide access to performance reporting and asset aggregation to RIAs and their clients.

“By integrating Black Diamond’s technology into...

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