Gulf Coast Business Credit Welcomes 2020 Summer Interns!
Gulf Coast Business Credit (“GCBC”), the working capital finance division of Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co., is excited to welcome its 2020 interns, Max Wrba and Addison Baker. The internship program at GCBC offers a well-rounded and hands-on experience that gives participants exposure to all sectors of ...
GCBC Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary in 2020
On February 1, 2020, Gulf Coast Business Credit (“GCBC”), a division of Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co. (“Gulf Coast Bank”), announced the celebration of its 20th Anniversary as a leader in accounts receivable finance and asset based lending. Over the last 20 years, GCBC’s commitment to thousands of valued client relationships, partners and employees has provided growth for businesses and prosperity for families across the United States.
GCBC finishes strong Q3 with 43 fundings
Gulf Coast Business Credit (“GCBC”) had a great third quarter, closing 43 new Accounts Receivable Factoring and Asset Based Lending (ABL) deals. Amongst the new deals funded were a $4,000,000 working capital facility to a Louisiana based staffing company, a $300,000 working capital facility to a Texas based manufacturing company and a $200,000 working capital facility to a California based transportation company.
Gulf Coast Business Credit Welcomes 2019 Summer Interns!
Gulf Coast Business Credit (“GCBC”), the working capital finance division of Gulf Coast Bank & Trust (“GCB”), is pleased to announce its new team of interns for summer 2019. GCBC offers interns hands-on training in finance, sales/marketing, accounting and underwriting. Meg Roberson, GCBC’s Senior Vice President noted, “We are thrilled to welcome Lacey Bohanan, Kyle Hladky, Will Huber, Mike Mondragon and Sam Wheeler to GCBC. Our internship program is critical to our talent recruiting as we seek to hire and foster the next generation of GCB leaders.”
What is Temporary Staffing Factoring and How Does it Work?
All temporary staffing agencies need access to working capital in order to consistently make payroll. And for staffing companies experiencing growth, the importance of reliable access to cash is even greater. This is why many temporary staffing agencies finance their payroll through factoring companies.
How to Protect Your Small Business from Financial Fraud
Cyber attacks against small businesses are growing increasingly sophisticated. Criminals use spoofed emails, malicious software and online social networks to obtain login credentials to businesses’ accounts, transfer funds from the accounts and steal private information, a fraud referred to as “corporate account takeover.”
“Our nation’s small businesses remain in the crosshairs of cybercriminals,” said Frank Keating, president and CEO of the American Bankers Association. “A strong partnership with your financial institution is the best way to prevent and protect your business against these attacks.”
To combat this type of fraud, ABA offers small business owners the following advice to help prevent account takeover:
- Educate your employees. You and your employees are the first line of defense against corporate account takeover. A strong security program paired with employee education about the warning signs, safe practices, and responses to a suspected takeover are essential to protecting your company and customers.
- Protect your online environment. It is important to protect your cyber environment just as you would your cash and physical location. Do not use unprotected internet connections. Encrypt sensitive data and keep updated virus protections on your computer. Use complex passwords and change them periodically.
- Partner with your bank to prevent unauthorized transactions. Talk to your banker about programs that safeguard you from unauthorized transactions. Positive Pay and other services offer call backs, device authentication, multi-person approval processes and batch limits help protect you from fraud.
- Pay attention to suspicious activity and react quickly. Look out for unexplained account or network activity, pop ups, and suspicious emails. If detected, immediately contact your financial institution, stop all online activity and remove any systems that may have been compromised. Keep records of what happened.
- Understand your responsibilities and liabilities. The account agreement with your bank will detail what commercially reasonable security measures are required in your business. It is critical that you understand and implement the security safeguards in the agreement. If you don’t, you could be liable for losses resulting from a takeover. Talk to your banker if you have any questions about your responsibilities
For more information on protecting your money – as well as a variety of other personal finance tips and resources – visit aba.com/consumers.
Article provided by the American Bankers Association.
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Article Posted On: March 29, 2016