According to a recent study, African-Americans and Latinos are grossly under-represented in the financial services industry and the representation of these groups is expected to drastically decline if hiring and retention efforts are not made a priority by banks and other financial institutions.

Influencer marketing is rapidly gaining popularity among brand marketers, and according to April 2016 research, nearly three-quarters of US marketers cite ongoing ambassadorships as one of the most effective uses of influencers.

The summer music scene kicked into high gear this weekend during one of the nation’s largest Latin alternative music festivals, Ruido Fest.

Equally as impressive, Hispanics opened businesses — many owned by self-employed individuals — at a rate more than twice the national average of 18 percent between 2002 and 2007, according to the most recent U.S. Census Bureau figures.

FICO announced the launch of myFICO en Espanol, the first Spanish-language website where consumers can obtain their personal credit report, credit report analysis, FICO Score and FICO Score analysis in Spanish.

CredAbility announced the launch of its 2012 "Reconstruye tu Futuro" campaign, guided by their mission and commitment to serve Hispanics nationwide. The campaign will leverage grassroots efforts, social media networks as well as traditional media communication to reach the Hispanic community.

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney announced that it is launching the Multicultural Financial Advisors Forum (MFAF), a blog for people of diverse backgrounds interested in careers as Financial Advisors.

A new report released demonstrates that Hispanic Americans face greater challenges in obtaining a secure retirement than the average population. The paper, prepared by the Hispanic Institute think-tank and the Americans for Secure Retirement (ASR) coalition, finds that the unique challenges include a general lack of retirement preparation, less access to employer-sponsored retirement plans, lower levels of personal savings and inadequate financial literacy.

Univision Communications Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement with a group of its bank lenders to amend its senior secured credit agreement (the “Credit Agreement”).

A new report by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) shows that minority consumers, regardless of income level, are most at risk of receiving high-cost home mortgage loans.

Entravision Communications Corporation announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has approved the repurchase of $100 million of the Company’s common stock, in addition to the repurchase of $100 million of common stock that was previously authorized on November 1, 2006.

According to Radio Ink, Chicago-based Discovery Group, which owns 3.99 million shares in Spanish Broadcasting System, or about 9.8 percent of the company's stock, has filed a letter to the SBS board of directors with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Diageo announced the 2008 launch of the Estamos Unidos con un Proposito - (We Are United with a Purpose) campaign, and its partnership with the National Council of La Raza (NCLR).

The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) and the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) released “Saving Homes, Saving Communities: Latino Brokers Speak Out on Hispanic Homeownership,” a joint report offering analysis on the impact of predatory lending practices on Hispanic homeownership and an insider’s view on ways to reduce and discourage such practices. The report’s findings and recommendations were derived from roundtable discussions with 56 NAHREP members, who are practicing mortgage professionals in six U.S. cities with high concentrations of Hispanic homeowners.