Teslar is excited to announce that we are one of the four companies that has received a grant from Association for Financial Technology (AFT)’s Fintech Grant Program. AFT is a networking and professional development resource for the financial services industry. The organization is dedicated to the advancement of fintech companies and the U.S. financial industry through technology. By receiving this grant and participating in AFT, Teslar will be able to learn from and collaborate with leading financial technology providers.
Everyone’s financial situation is unique. We typically think of finances as credit scores, income, and net worth. However, analyzing financial well-being looks deeper by examining our relationship with money. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) defines financial well-being as “the state wherein an individual has a sense of control over day-to-day and month-to-month finances, capacity to absorb financial shock, being on track to meet financial goals, and the ability to make financial choices to enjoy life.”1
Springdale, Arkansas (home to Teslar’s headquarters) has received an exciting new, albeit temporary, addition to the community—an Innovation Hub. The hub is a pop-up makerspace that offers opportunities for adults and children of the community to attend free classes and workshops that offer tools and training to spark innovation and creativity and improve future careers.
One of the most recent developments to come out of the banking industry were the recent layoffs conducted by Wells Fargo, the fourth largest lender in the United States. Announced last month, Wells Fargo laid off more than 200 employees mostly focused within their agriculture loan divisions in states such as North and South Dakota. According to people with direct knowledge on the matter, Wells Fargo has cut the commercial loan division of their lending portfolio by 25%. This comes as a blow to the farmers in North and South Dakota who were relying on Wells Fargo to meet their lending needs.