Archive for July, 2017

End Citizen United Actions of 2017

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

The end Citizen United is a political action committee that was created to help drive large amounts of money used in politics into other areas. The group’s name refers to the Supreme Court’s decision of 2010 on citizens united. It was formed on March 1st, 2015; it is aimed at fighting large political groups which pay for elections to go their ways. The decision opened up the door to the union and corporate donations in the election of candidates. It also helped in launching PAC. It was formed by a group of people who raised more than four million dollars during the first three months of 2017. The group had targeted to collect approximately 35 million dollars before the 2018 congressional midterm elections. The funds would be a massive upsurge of the 25 million dollars taken by PAC during the 2016 elections in their first operation cycle. The funds collected by PAC came from contributions of more than 100,000 individuals. 40,000 among them was their first contribution while the rest had many several other contributions before. As indicated by Tiffany Muller the PAC president, the goal of the group was to elect campaign finance reforms champions to Congress. Muller noted that PAC had received an average contribution of $12 million this year. Some donors, however, feel like the system is rigged as the people who contribute more money have the biggest say. Though the donors are against the system, it is a way for the biggest donors to fight back. To add to the momentum of the organization, the Democrats are furious on the win of President Trump. They are ready to fight back against his agendas and nominees such as the Supreme Court pick.

Lately, the committee has urged its donors to contribute half million dollars to the congressional campaign of Democrat Jon Ossoff. Ossoff is a first-time political candidate in Georgia who is thirty years old. He has surprised many people by raising $4million for the special election on April 18 aimed at filling a Republican House seat in Atlanta. The suburban seat was left vacant by Tom Price the health and human service secretary.

Muller who is also the former deputy political director of the Senate democrat’s campaign. Muller noted that end citizen united is still evaluating the races it will concentrate on in 2018. Muller, however, indicated that it might participate in defending Democrats Sens and Jon Tester of Montana in 2018. The committee acts as a traditional PAC; it does not accept donations of more than $5,000 from an individual. Despite their limit on contributions, its income in 2016 helped put it among the top spending Democratic aligned groups in 2016. It also sparked some concern among campaign finance managers who stress on grassroots activism rather than collecting political funds.

 

Equities First Holdings: Stock Loan Pioneer

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

Opportunity often knocks at very inopportune times. When it hits once, better open or it will move to the next door and never come back around. Now the thing about opportunity Equities First Holdings is that it sometimes brings with it some funding needs that may be unavailable. Accessing these funds fast and affordably is hard and even sometimes impossible. Equities First Holdings has been working since 2002 to provide alternative funding solutions for businesses and individuals of high net worth. The company has so far done more than 700 straightforward customized transactions that have allowed clients access funding quickly efficiently. All nine global offices work on an approach to securities lending, which allows customers’ flexibility to stretch their wings further.

Why Equities First?

Equities First Holdings provides stock loans at lowly-fixed interest rates. The loans are non-purpose, which means that whatever the borrower decides to spend the funds on is at their discretion. In the case of appreciation in stock value, the debtor retains 100% of the market value at maturity, and they offer a loan to value ratio of up to 70%. The company has Equities First experienced tremendous growth and has so far done more than $1.4 Billion worth of business. The collateral and loan funds are transferred simultaneously; as you are transferring your stocks into the Equities First Holdings custodial account, the loan is transferred into your account.

Bigger Stage

Due to continued growth, the company moved the Melbourne offices to larger premises in 2016. The new office is right in the heart of Melbourne and will be accessible to all interested parties. This made it easier to serve the ever growing clientele and to allow room for expansion. Other Australia offices are in Perth and Sydney, which is a sign of even more rapid growth. EFH is growing at a high rate because of their orderliness.