What Does the Replacement of LIBOR Mean for You?

Libor Rate

Plans to phase out LIBOR by 2021 mean regulators are looking to establish a replacement rate sooner rather than later. LIBOR, the London Interbank Offered Rate, is the benchmark interest rate at which banks lend funds to other banks in the international interbank market for short-term loans. The benchmark boasts more than $350 trillion of […]

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JPM bitcoin

Three takeaways: JPMorgan Chase has launched its own cryptocurrency, JPM coin. They are the first U.S. based Bank to successfully create and test a digital coin that can be used as a cryptocurrency. 157 banks are expected to accept the bank-backed cryptocurrency. JPMorgan Chase is committed to involving regulators in JMP bitcoin design and decisions. […]

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BB&T acquisition

Estimated read time: 4 minutes.  3 TAKEAWAYS YOU NEED TO KNOW BB&T and Suntrust will combine to be the 6th largest bank in the U.S., with interests in continue expansion to high-growth markets. The synergies gained from the merger will allow the new bank to leverage complimentary fee-generating businesses.  Expanding BB&T’s insurance platform and SunTrust’s […]

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Amazon’s HQ2 Announcement shares valuable insights on the future of CRE

Amazon HQ2

If there was one major, newsworthy real estate story of 2018, it was Amazon’s HQ2 announcement. Audiences were on the hook for months following every move and every meeting. Of course, being an Atlanta-based CRE appraisal management company, we were especially tuned-in at MountainSeed. Until Amazon’s December announcement, cities were abuzz with where the giant […]

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9 Financial Technology Trends You Need To Know in 2019

2019 Financial Technology

Technology has been dramatically changing industries in every sector of the economy, and finance is no different. From the growing demands of mobile applications to the advancements of blockchain technology, 2019 financial technology trends are changing business processes as we know it. To stay ahead of 2019 financial technology trends, here’s what you need to […]

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The Beginner’s Guide to USPAP


If you’re a non-appraiser, you probably aren’t considering the USPAP. But this document of appraisal standards is incredibly influential on how you manage the appraisal and evaluations for your financial institution. To help you understand the basics you need to know to optimize your internal procedures, we’ve created a guide to outline the vital information […]

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16 Must-Attend Financial Conferences in 2019

2019 Financial Conferences

The best part about the financial industry? It’s always changing. With the new technology that comes out almost every day, the world of finance is constantly on the search for more efficiency, but it also means that everyone has to stay on their toes to keep up. The best way to do that? Conferences.There’s a […]

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Commercial Evaluations at new low price

MountainSeed now offers Commercial Evaluations

*This blog has been updated since its original publish date on February 16, 2017. Did you know we offer commercial evaluations? Over the past year, a lot has changed in the world of evaluations and appraisals, but our standard of quality hasn’t. Since the commercial appraisal threshold increased, there’s been a surge in orders for […]

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Q2 Financial Regulations Recap: Blockchain, ECOA, OCC Updates & More

Financial Regulations

There’s no doubt about: Summer is in full swing! From the constant stream of “out of office” replies to the sweltering temps outside — it’s clear we’re in the heat of things. As Q2 comes to a close, we’re highlighting the top industry stories, from the implementation of the new BSA regulations to how blockchain […]

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