Archive | September 2016

Securus Defends Itself Against Global Tel Link’s Misleading Claims

Global Tel Link’s June 7, 2016 is inaccurate, claims¬†Securus Technologies, which released a press release of their own that points out GTL’s incorrect and misleading statements. Both companies provide products and services to the correctional industry, including inmate communication services, but GTL accused Securus of infringing on their patents, especially patented technologies used in video visitation. Oddly enough, GTL also accuses Securus of bullying competitors to settle patent disputes. In total, Securus is disputing six claims made in the GTL press release, and they offer proof by posting a comparison chart showing how many patents each company currently hold, how many patents are pending and how much each company collects in licensing agreements. In each case, Securus is clearly the winner.

 

Securus Technologies, which is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, says that they never bully competitors, in fact, they have entered into licensing agreements with companies that used their patented technologies without permission, including GTL.

 

On a lighter note, Securus Technologies released a press release earlier this year announcing that the company is now accredited by the Better Business Bureau. They are especially proud of receiving an A+ rating, reserved for companies that embody integrity and are responsive to customer concerns. In order to serve customers better, Securus opened a domestic call center with enough representatives to answer calls in 11 seconds on average. Securus CEO Richard Smith says he looks forward to the BBB’s scrutiny, as he probably looks forward to their correctional customers’s comparison between GTL and Securus as GTL continues to release misleading press releases.

Stock and Margin Based Loans Seeing an Upward Trend

If recent statistics are to be believed, there is a rise in the use of margin and stock-based loans to meet working capital requirements. As banks have stiffened up their lending criteria to businesses due to the spiraling market conditions of the market, the industry seems to be moving towards a new substitute to raise capital that seems to be benefiting everyone.

This finding was brought to light by Al Christ Jr., founder, and CEO of EFH (Equities First Holdings). The whole concept of margin based loans and stock-based loans have different precursors attached to them. According to Al, loans that have been collateralized by stocks seem to have a higher loan-to-value-ratio offering a fixed interest rate to the borrower thus ensuring security to the transaction.

A borrower of stock-based loans can expect a fixed rate of interest which may vary anywhere between three to four percent throughout its lifetime. They are non-recourse which gives the borrower the option to walk away if the stick that has been used as collateral sees a decrease in its value. A margin based loans, on the other hand, has a precursor attached to it and the borrowers need to be pre-qualified and can only be used for a specific purpose, unlike stock-based loans.  Also, the interest rates fluctuate and may vary from time to time within the lifespan of the transaction.

According to a leading business survey high net worth individuals (HNI’S) usually invest for three main purposes, the first being long term capital appreciation, having a steady current income comes next on their minds and the third reason is to diversify their investments. This great gap can be filled by non-purpose lending which is slowly selling like hot cakes in the market now and this is something to look forward to for HNI’s and businesses alike.

About Equities First Holdings

Established in 2002, Equities First Holdings is a private, non-purpose lender that provides alternative financing solutions to its clientele. It provides securities based lending services to small time investors and business houses. Supplying liquidity at attractive rates through secure channels is the firm’s specialization and it boasts of more than 650 successful transactions that have helped many of clients around the globe. The firm has seen a growth of 30% in its closed loans transactions in the past 3 years.

Bloomberg mentions that Equities First Holdings has currently bases in 9 countries with their headquarters in Indianapolis. Their latest acquisition includes the acquisition of Meridian Equity Partners Ltd in the UK.

Visit their website at Equitiesfirst.com for more information.

Using the Best of IAP Worldwide Services

When you run a business, you know how difficult it can be to make sure that your entire facility is being run in the appropriate manner. If this has been a problem for you in the past, it might be a good idea for you to consider hiring IAP Worldwide Services for your own needs. IAP is a Facilities Management option that can do wonders when it comes to getting you the company that you need in a more efficient manner. When you hire a company like this, they will do all that they possibly can to improve your facility and get it managed in a more appropriate manner.

One of the most important things that you can come away with when using IAP Worldwide Services is that they will manage your entire facility for you. Not only does this save you a ton of valuable time, but it also ensures that the entire facility is being run and managed by a professional team that does this for a living. Many people attempt to manage their own facilities and businesses on their own while also doing all of the logistics as well. This can be a major issue if you do not have the time to get this done and it could also deter you from putting extra time into your business itself.

Read more: IAP Worldwide Services Wins Major U.S. Army Contract

The most important thing for you to do is to contact IAP Worldwide Services to see if they will be able to work with you and then make the decision if this is the right option for you. They will be able to go over all of the different prices that come along with this type of service so that you can see if it is going to fit into your budget as it has for so many other business owners as well. This is a great company to work with because they do their very best to ensure your facility is managed in a more appropriate way.

You can save a lot of time and hassle by hiring a company like IAP to do this job for you. There is nothing worse than having to manage your own facilities all on your own, so this is why getting a professional in to do the job can totally transform your life and business ethics for the better and for the benefit of all of your clients.

Learn more about IAP Worldwide:

http://www.kayescholer.com/in-the-market/news/client_successes/20140721-kaye-scholer-represents-lender-group-in-iap-worldwide-restructuring

 

Bring New Life to Dry, Damaged or Dull Hair

Most people want to have well-behaved, nice looking hair. Unfortunately, most people have issues with their hair which could include having hair that is too dry, too oily, too limp or too unruly. Trying to resolve these issues using various hair care products can often become expensive. It can also be frustrating trying to find the right combination of cleanser and conditioner to counter negative hair issues without creating new ones.
In an effort to bring new life into damaged hair, people often use products that contain ingredients designed to strip hair of its natural oil. This happens when people try to combine multiple products designed to either clean or condition, most of which contain alcohol. Many of these products also contain ingredients from synthetic sources, which can actually cause hair to become even more dry or dull. To avoid dealing with brittle hair and scalp irritation it is better to use products made with natural ingredients. Products made with natural plant extracts will not strip the hair of its essential oil.

Natural Plant Extracts

Natural plant extracts are becoming popular as ingredients in a variety of health care products. People who are new to the Wen hair by Chaz cleansing conditioners might be interested in learning the ingredients contain natural botanical extracts. These extracts contain many beneficial properties that allow the products in the WEN line to help repair damaged hair. Chaz Dean’s line offers a range of cleansing conditioners to help solve the different issues people have with their hair.

In addition to adding moisture to dry hair, products found in the WEN Hair care line can also calm frizzy hair and restore luster to dull hair. The natural botanical extracts contained in these products can also help add body to limp or over processed hair. This makes the WEN by Chaz cleansing conditioners ideal for use on all types of hair. Check out Wen hair products on QVC.

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