A merchant bank should be operating in Barbados before year-end as

a result of a joint venture between Grace Kennedy Ltd, Cave Shepherd,

and United Insurance, reports The Nation (July 1, 2003). The 40/40/20%

Examine the Major Issues Affecting the Financial Services Industry in Ireland with This New Report.

DUBLIN, Ireland -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of "Irish Financial Industry Review 2006" to their offering.

The Irish financial services sector incorporates institutions such as banks, credit unions, building societies, insurance brokers and providers and any organisation which provides a financial service or advice to either a business or a consumer. This sector is also regulated by the Financial Regulator, also known as IFSRA.

With substantial economy growth and increases in disposable income across many demographics, the role of Financial Institutions has become immeasurably more high profile in Ireland within the last ten years or so. People need banks to save and invest this new income and they need other institutions to provide insurance to cover new purchases like housing, cars and holidays.

Corporate Finance is also a lucrative area with all the majority of institutions offering both consumer and business financial solutions.

In a financial context Ireland is almost unrecognisable from its status in the 1980's as a poor relation within the EU. In this report we examine the major issues affecting the financial services industry in Ireland today and assess the role that technology has in offering solutions to these concerns.

Key Topics Covered Include:

--Industry Overview

--Fund Management

--Credit Unions Focus

--Industry concerns

--Account Switching

--The Property Conundrum

--The Pensions debate

--ICT Spend Focus

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arrangement comes through a buy-out of the General Finance Corp., which

will become an associate company of Grace. It was purchased at book

value of Bds$4 million. Don Wehby, chief financial officer and chief

operating officer, Financial Services Division with Grace Kennedy Ltd,

Triad Launches Speedy Manufactured Home Loan Approvals Web Site

Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) October 7, 2010

Triad Financial Services, the nation’s second largest lender in the manufactured home industry today announced the launch of its new web site at The comprehensive web site provides information and resources to a number of Triad’s markets including manufactured home buyers, dealers & retailers, banks, credit unions and realtors. Of particular note is Triad’s fast and easy loan approval online with within minutes.

"As if loan approvals were not difficult enough given the tight credit restrictions in this economy…" said Mike Glisson, President of Triad Financial Services, "…clearly, our goal was to make the process faster and easier for all credit worthy home buyers".

Triad claims it’s new web site is more visually appealing than others in the industry – which helps potential new home owners, dealers, realtors and others navigate the home loan approval process much easier. showcases styles of homes that are not typical of the image that the public thinks of when they envision mobile homes. Triad’s site also educates and shows customers the overall benefits of owning a manufactured home.

“That age old stigma has begun to lift as the modern manufactured homes have made incredible advances over the last 20 years” said Jed Gleim, Executive Vice President at Triad. “For example, manufactured home owners today can take advantage of most upgrades available to site built homes including wood flooring, granite counters, Jacuzzi style tubs and more. In this economic climate where the customer is getting back to value and basics, manufactured homes make a lot of sense”.

One of the oldest and most trusted names in the lending business, Triad Financial Services was named national lender of the year for the 3rd time in 2010 by the Manufactured Housing Institute, the industry’s national association and authority....

said they'd already appointed a managing director in Roger Edghill,

who's currently with Barbados Shipping and Trading. He'll take up his

position from Sept. 1. The launch is expected during the last quarter of


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