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Financial Education – A Missing Necessity

On the heels of many events highlighting the importance of reading in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday in March, April is Financial Literacy month. While there is appropriately a widespread commitment to promoting the importance of reading, there is frankly a lack of dedication to financial literacy which can have a detrimental impact on a person’s future. Many studies, such as FINRA’s Financial Capability in the United States, have found that most Americans lack a basic understanding of many financial concepts. The study revealed that only 14 percent of respondents were able to answer five fundamental financial literacy…


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Jim Tyrrell recently joined Univest as Executive Vice President, Corporate Banking, with more than 40 years of experience in the financial services industry. Jim specializes in commercial and industrial lending, real estate lending, working capital solutions as well as coaching and managing professional sales teams that service commercial businesses. A veteran of CoreStates Bank, Wachovia Bank and Citizens Bank, Jim most recently served as Director of Commercial Lending for Beneficial Bank.

Jim resides in Horsham with his wife…


Despite the Tough Winter, National and Local Economy Improving

Positive news about the improving economy was a welcomed change from keynote speaker, Luke Tilley, Officer and Economic Advisor for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, at Univest’s annual Economic Summit held last week.  How times have changed since Tilley first started presenting five years ago.

During Tilley’s remarks to more than 130 attendees, he provided insights around the shifting trends across the majority of the leading economic indicators which are providing economists with the research they need to be able to say we are in a recovery mode.  In fact, Tilley made it a point to say that the…

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