Personal Capital Honors National Financial Planning Month Through New Strategic Partnerships and “Financial Heroes” Campaign | News

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Personal Capital, an Empower Company, a remote-first, industry-leading digital wealth manager, unveiled today it’s “Financial Heroes” campaign in an effort to promote financial literacy and financial empowerment. The campaign will coincide with National Financial Planning Month in October to bring awareness to the importance of having a solid financial plan and access to resources, especially in times of crisis. 

The company announced strategic partnerships with 2x Pro Basketball All-Star Baron Davis and CEO of travel experiences company Peek.com, Ruzwana Bashir. The pair will be the new faces of the integrated campaign which will include print and online advertising, content and virtual events.

“To partner with Davis and Bashir was an easy decision,” said Porter Gale, Chief Marketing Officer at Personal Capital. “Money continues to be a taboo subject, and through the platforms of Davis and Bashir, and their passion

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Personal Capital Honors National Financial Planning Month Through New Strategic Partnerships and “Financial Heroes” Campaign

The company announced strategic partnerships with 2x Pro Basketball All-Star Baron Davis and CEO of travel experiences company Peek.com, Ruzwana Bashir. The pair will be the new faces of the integrated campaign which will include print and online advertising, content and virtual events.

“To partner with Davis and Bashir was an easy decision,” said Porter Gale, Chief Marketing Officer at Personal Capital. “Money continues to be a taboo subject, and through the platforms of Davis and Bashir, and their passion for raising awareness around financial literacy, we can spark a conversation that encourages more people to find financial empowerment.”

After a 17-year career as a professional basketball player, Davis is now on a path defined by entrepreneurship, investing, philanthropy, and activism. The founder of several companies, including Sports Lifestyle in Culture (SLIC), The Black Santa Company, Business Inside the Game (BIG) and No Label, Davis will use his

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Sky Steps Up Scripted Production From Next Month; ‘Britannia,’ ‘Temple’ & ‘Breeders’ To Restart

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EXCLUSIVE: Comcast’s European pay-TV broadcaster Sky is aiming to get back into scripted production in a big way from August, with a number of its high-profile British shows under starters’ orders to get shooting again.

After War Of The Worlds became the first UK drama series to go into production during the pandemic this week, industry chatter around restarts is intensifying, and Sky is said to be among those leading the charge.

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Deadline has heard of at least five shows that are close to getting cameras rolling again over the coming weeks. August could see the return of Britannia, Temple, Breeders and Code 404. Other shows will start coming back online from September, including A Discovery Of Witches.

Of the August crop, Britannia is a full-blooded restart after Season 3 was forced to shut down

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Credit card spending fell 50% in first month of lockdown

Credit card spending in April dropped by 50% to £8.7bn. Photo: Getty
Credit card spending in April dropped by 50% to £8.7bn. Photo: Getty

Credit card spending in April dropped by 50% to £8.7bn ($11bn), compared with April 2019, new data from UK Finance reveals.

The number of credit card transactions by UK cardholders also saw a notable fall of 46% to 163 million, the lowest level in over nine years, as borrowers cut down on credit card spending as the coronavirus pandemic hit the country.

Outstanding balances on credit cards fell by £4.7bn in April, the largest monthly drop in over a decade, and more than double the £3.1bn fall in outstanding balances in March, as many consumers chose to make repayments rather than spend on their credit cards.

Spending on debit cards, however, remained strong in April, with the total value of transactions increasing by 0.9% to £51.8bn. This is despite the number of debit card transactions falling by 5.1%

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