Skip to Content

Posts Categorized: Blog

Emerge 2019: Three Days of Innovation, Plus a Name Change, in Scottsdale

Does the name Financial Health Network ring a bell? Probably not, unless you were at last week’s Emerge conference in Scottsdale. But that’s likely to change soon. Jennifer Tescher announced during the event that her organization, formerly known as the Center for Financial Services Innovation, will now be known as the Financial Health Network. Tescher,… Read more »

You Suspect You’re a Victim of Fraud or Identity Theft. Now What?

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) received 1.4 million reports of fraud in 2018, totaling nearly $1.5 billion in money lost. That’s in addition to the roughly 444,000 consumer reports of suspected identify theft last year. The number of fraud and identity theft reports to the FTC has more than doubled over the past decade. Protecting… Read more »

Sunrise Spring Business Breakfast Focuses on Staying True to Your Brand

What’s your passion? And how do you incorporate it into your brand? If you can’t answer these questions, Roshini Rajkumar wants to talk to you. Rajkumar, host of News and Views with Roshini Rajkumar on WCCO radio, was the keynote speaker at Thursday’s semi-annual business breakfast hosted by Sunrise Banks. The event attracted leaders from… Read more »

Too Good to be True: Three Tips to Avoid Telemarketing Scams

In today’s hyper-digital world, it may come as a surprise that fraudulent telemarketers are still in business. Unfortunately, it shouldn’t. Over-the-phone scams costs victims thousands of dollars each year, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Scammers don’t discriminate based on age, either – Forbes reports that Millennials are often victims of fraud. Phone scams usually… Read more »

Small Business Loans 101: A Quick Lesson on SBA Lending

Small business is a big deal. Small businesses account for 99.9 percent of all companies in the United States, according to the Small Business Administration (SBA), and represent more than 47 percent of private sector employees in the U.S. In 2018, small businesses created almost 70 percent of new jobs in the country, too. But… Read more »

Mortgage 101: Debunking the 20 Percent Down Payment Myth

If you’re new to the home-buying process, there’s a lot to learn. Terms like amortization, acceleration clause and contingencies could just as well be spoken in a completely different language. And escrow. What the heck is escrow?! Inexperience aside, potential homebuyers likely also have their own notions of homeownership and its prerequisites. And, unfortunately, they… Read more »

International Women’s Day: Six Sunrise Employees Talk Gender Equity, Women’s History Month and the Women They Admire

March is Women’s History Month, and today, March 8, marks International Women’s Day. Both occasions represent a time to celebrate the pivotal, and too often overlooked, role women have played throughout our history in the United States and around the world. To celebrate International Women’s day, we talked to six Sunrise Banks women to get… Read more »

What to Know Before Opening the Door to the Mortgage Loan Process

Becoming a homeowner is an exciting rite of passage. But buying a house is also a complicated process that includes reams of paperwork, legal jargon and a formidable test of one’s financial stability. Before taking the first steps into their new home, buyers need to go through the loan approval process to make sure they… Read more »

Fintech4Good: Why Doing Well and Doing Good Are No Longer Mutually Exclusive

What does it mean to succeed in the business world? The traditional definition of success usually entails a corporate structure based on earnings and earnings alone, without much thought put into what’s been given back. This model tends to think of a company’s mission and profit margin as being mutually exclusive. At Sunrise, we believe… Read more »

International Data Privacy Day: Five Tips to Safeguard Personal Information

Digital privacy is important – especially in 2019, when most of us carry extremely sensitive information in our pocket. Our smartphones contain bank account credentials, social security numbers and health records. While technology has made it convenient to have all this information just a click away, it’s also forced us to be more cognizant of… Read more »