Stop spending all of your time in banking lines just so you can eavesdrop on the tellers and loan officers. Give your neck a break from the whiplash you incurred from watching the Wall Street ticker. The next time you need resources, inspiration or references for your banking blog, go where professional freelance banking bloggers go. Discover the latest, relevant information in the financial realm from these blogs, white papers and websites.
Bloomberg’s Ventured and Gained
Those writing about and working in the finance industry are familiar with Bloomberg. Featuring the latest in market data along with international finance news, this online resource is a well respected news source. Yet the Bloomberg finance blog, Ventured and Gained, takes financial news a step further with the use of commentaries and reviews of professionals working in the industry. For instance, the post “Pay the Balance or the Sheep Gets Whacked!” discusses the latest video game, Money Metropolis, which is a financial game aimed at children.
A name like The Economist and you’d suspect that this news source is focused on the finance industry. However, as an international news source, The Economist pulls information from technology, science, politics, and culture, as well as business and finance, for a holistic approach. For example, in the culture category you’ll likely unearth articles about metaphors and Mitt Romney as they relate to the economy. Scientific topics take you outside of the realm of statistics and stock markets and into discussions of Google Glass, surveillance software and cryptology.
The Wall Street Journal
WSJ is synonymous with financial news, that much is certain. However, dig a bit deeper into this daily newspaper’s online resource to find MoneyBeat. This WSJ blog features a category specifically for banks, which posts multiple times each day on the latest news in the banking industry. For instance, you can learn the latest about Fannie and Freddie or J.P Morgan’s Twitter scandal. Search according to global news or zero in on a particular continent. Of course, you can also search for up to the minute news regarding the banking industry on WSJ.
A straightforward title, Bank News out of Kansas is less about flashy news feeds and more about the resources. Check out the Reference Library that features a glossary of bank related jargon, as well as articles related to current events in banking. White Papers also provides readers with pdf formatted content, albeit there are only approximately 50 white papers in Bank News’ collection. Writers can submit white papers to the editor using the link at the bottom of White Papers.
Combine the news feed of CNN with information from Fortune and Money magazines and you have CNN Money. This highly detailed financial resource is focused on marketing, investing and the economy. No time for culture, science or politics here. Instead take a peek at Small Business to find a gratifying stream of news related to small businesses on the rise. Expect to find holiday market topics, tips for entrepreneurs, and social media suggestions geared at startups.
Miranda B is a freelance writer available on WriterAccess, a marketplace where clients and expert writers connect for assignments.