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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...

Consumers Prefer Human Advisors

Robo advisors have grabbed headlines in recent years with stories about how they represent the next wave of financial advice. Just two weeks ago, for instance, ...

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New Liberty Features in August

In July, Trust Company of America announced improvements to our technology platform, Liberty, which seamlessly connects desktop and mobile systems.

Earlier this month, we added even more functionality. Now advisors and reps can register accounts, execute block trades and process accounts...

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What You Need to Know About Succession Planning

As a financial advisor, you’re always thinking about your clients’ future. But what about your future? ...

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Trust Company of America Expands Industry-Leading Liberty Mobile Platform

Above: TCA's technology systems over the years

Yesterday, Trust Company of America unveiled the new and improved Liberty, its industry-leading mobile platform for RIAs.

Now all major functions, including model management, consolidated asset management and model...

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