Four NRL agents raided by NSW fraud squad as part of Parramatta investigation

first_imgPolice confirmed raids were underway at businesses in the CBD, Woollahra and Leichhardt on Thursday morning. The raids were being conducted in relation to Strike Force Rhodium, a NSW police spokeswoman said.No arrests are expected and no further comment will be made, police said.Officers from the NSW Fraud and Cybercrime Squad arrived at the properties with search warrants just after 9.30am.It’s believed the raids were carried out to seize contracts for NRL players, past and present, according to the Seven Network.last_img read more

Have Student Loan Debt? This Company Will Help You Pay It Off

first_img Available Jobs at PwC Software Developer- App&Emerging Tech- Experienced Associate PwC Atlanta, GA 3.8★ PLS – Commercial Analytics Manager PwC Chicago, IL 3.8★ 3.8★ BOS Platform Product Owner/Director PwC Tampa, FL 3.8★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 3.8★ 3.8★ 3.8★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Software Solutions Architect – Oracle PwC Tampa, FL 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h As of June 2017, Americans owed a collective $1.3 trillion dollars in student debt — a figure that’s spread out between roughly four in ten adults, according to the Pew Research Center. To many, paying off these loans — a median of $17,000 in 2016 — results in a serious dent in their monthly income at best, or an insurmountable barrier to higher education entirely at worst.Take Javier Perez Navarrete, for example.“I was born and raised in Puerto Rico… My lifelong dream was to make it to the United States and play collegiate volleyball. The only way I was going be able to afford that was to do scholarships,” Perez Navarrete said. But despite the scholarships, he still found himself needing to take out tens of thousands of dollars in student loans when he realized his CPA program would require a fifth year of college.That’s where PwC was able to step in. For the past two years, PwC has been offering Associates like Perez Navarrete and Senior Associates a nontraditional, but incredibly valuable perk: student loan paydown. Eligible employees receive $100 a month for up to six years, resulting in as much as $7,200 in debt relief (or even about $10k if you factor in interest on the principal loan). Already, more than 8,200 staff members have enrolled for the benefit, which has the potential to shorten payoff periods by up to three years, according to PwC Chief People Officer Mike Fenlon.10 Companies Offering Student Loan Assistance & Hiring Now!After first hearing about the benefit, Perez Navarrete was afraid it might be too good to be true.”I took it with a grain of salt, but then once I realized it was actually being implemented I was very, very excited. It’s one of those things that is always hanging over your head, you have this amount of debt.” But with the student loan paydown perk, debt is “one less thing that I need to worry about,” Perez Navarrete said. By the end of the program, he expects to reduce his payment plan by about a year.While other companies have caught onto the trend since they first announced the perk, PwC was one of the first major companies to institute it.“Just as we have to innovate in all areas of business… the experience [employees] have within our firm is a space that’s rich for innovation as well,” Fenlon said. “The key was co-developing it with our people and designing it in a way that would make a difference for them… and also designing it in a way that was sustainable as it grew.”Once it was ready for a company-wide rollout, the response was immediately positive — and not just among those who had taken out student loans15 Companies Offering Tuition Assistance — Hiring Now!“Obviously, if I have a student loan, it’s going to resonate, but we also thought it would resonate with all of our people, including those who didn’t have student loans, and that’s proven to be the case,” Fenlon said. “We found that even if I myself don’t carry student loans, most of our people have a friend, a colleague, a family member, a co-worker who they know, who has student loans and often it’s a big deal.”To PwC, this isn’t just about money — it’s about equality.“Many who have looked at student debt believe it’s had a ripple effect in everything from career choices, individuals who delay life choices [like] marriage, having children, buying a house. We’ve seen a decline in business start-ups and graduates actually practicing entrepreneurship… And it disproportionately impacts minority communities, [so] we see it tying into our commitment to diversity as well,” Fenlon says. “It’s an opportunity, I think, for businesses to make a difference in our society.”Interested in working for a company that offers not only assistance with student loan payments, but also offer an incredible environment to grow your career? Apply to PwC jobs now! 23 hours ago 23h Corporate Tax – Manager – McLean PwC Mc Lean, VA 23 hours ago 23h Corporate Tax – Senior Associate – McLean PwC Mc Lean, VA 3.8★ 3.8★ 3.8★ Forensics Services – Machine Learning and Data Science – Sr. Associate PwC Mc Lean, VA Assurance Comms & Change Leader PwC Washington, DC State and Local Tax – Inc/Fran – Senior Associate – Mid Atlantic PwC Mc Lean, VA 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h See more jobs at PwC Salesforce Product Owner PwC Tampa, FLlast_img read more

Tips & Tweets: Get the #Money411 from the Experts

first_imgWhether you’re running your own business or working for someone else, certain metrics are key to understanding how you’re doing financially. Net income and gross income are two numbers that can help you evaluate your business or personal finances. Various… Full Story,Black Women’s Equal Pay Day is deliberately separate from the Spring Equal Pay Day. It is held at this time of year as it marks the amount of additional time it takes for a black woman to earn the same… Full Story,Sometime last week, news might have filtered to you through your favorite social media platform, feed, or blog, that the Federal Reserve lowered the Fed interest rate by 0.25%. The announcement made on July 31st by the Federal Reserve chairman… Full Story,The other week, while I was digging up weeds during my volunteership at the botanical garden, my 19-year-old colleague turned to me and asked, “Jackie, what would you tell your 20-year-old self?” Whelp. I leaned in, gave her my wise,… Full Story,I’ve gotten to a point in my career where I’m commonly referred to as a financial “expert”. I’ve worked hard to broaden my knowledge and fill in the gaps, so I feel pretty comfortable in that role. When a friend… Full Story,With much of the country experiencing frighteningly cold temperatures, it doesn’t seem like the time to issue “ways to save during winter” advice. With temperatures well below zero, the last thing anyone should be doing right now is turning off… Full Story,Personal finance and investing gurus are fond of an old Chinese proverb: “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” Chances are you’ve heard it before. It’s a profound quote, and… Full Story,For most of us, getting organized is a pipe dream. The random creams, pastes, and oils in your bathroom cabinet will probably never be color coordinated or arranged alphabetically. Your sock drawer will probably be a nest of tangled and… Full Story,For some people, stability is the norm. They’re successful, happy and blissfully unaware of just how lucky they are to be in such a comfortable position. For the rest of us, chaos is the status quo. Financial and mental instability… Full Story,If your finances are a constant source of stress and anxiety, you’re certainly not alone. In fact, 40 percent of American adults say they would have a tough time covering an unexpected expense of $400 or more, according to the… Full Storylast_img read more

HUD Hewlett Packard Create Fair Housing App for Consumers Professionals

first_img in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Fair Housing Act HUD Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2013-02-28 Tory Barringer HUD, Hewlett Packard Create Fair Housing App for Consumers, Professionals Sharecenter_img “”HUD””:http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD unveiled on Thursday an “”app for iPhone and iPad devices””:https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/housing-discrimination-complaint/id570755695?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D2 designed to provide the public and the housing industry with a quick and easy way to learn about the Fair Housing Act and to file discrimination complaints.[IMAGE]The app, developed by HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity and “”Hewlett Packard””:http://www8.hp.com/us/en/home.html (HP), is already being promoted by fair housing groups and other civil rights advocacy organizations as a tool to help consumers pursue their housing rights. In addition, industry groups–including the Asian Real Estate Association of America, the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, and the National Association of Real Estate Brokers–are promoting the app to their members to educate them about their fair housing responsibilities.In addition to providing information and facilitating real-time delivery of discrimination complaints, the app can be used by individuals researching their housing rights after a natural disaster, when power outages make mobile technology the only way to access the Internet.””Having this first fair housing mobile application equips people everywhere with the information they need to combat housing discrimination,”” said John Trasvi├âãÆ├é┬▒a, HUD Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. “”We are maximizing the latest technology to make the process for filing fair housing complaints faster and easier and arming our fair housing partners with the information they need to understand their fair housing rights and responsibilities.””The app was unveiled during the 3rd Annual MobileGov Summit in Washington, D.C., a conference bringing government and industry information technology leaders together to discuss the latest trends and best practices for creating the next generation mobile government workforce.””HUD needed an efficient and reliable solution to quickly extend existing capabilities to mobile computing devices,”” said Marilyn Crouther, SVP and general manager, U.S. Public Sector, HP Enterprise Services. “”The new HP application achieves operational goals of HUD–from concept to deployment–while more effectively addressing discrimination complaints. The mobile app simplifies and increases access to government services for people.”” February 28, 2013 442 Views last_img read more