What happened to capitalism?

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Payments players caught in venture capital squeeze

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The flow of venture capital to startups ebbed in the first quarter for the biggest quarterly decline since 2012. Payments players, which have been big beneficiaries of such investments, are beginning to feel the pinch

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Dignari Capital Gives $50M To Sheng Ye Capital For SCF Innovation

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Dignari Capital has agreed to provide $50 million to Sheng Ye (SY) Capital in a strategic collaboration to explore new supply chain finance options for small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), according to a press release.

Stripe Capital Extends Business Lending To Online Platforms

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Payments giant Stripe is taking Stripe Capital , its push into online business finance and lending, to the next level. Stripe Capital first got off the ground in September 2019, offering customers and businesses financing options through its online platform.

10 Keys to AI Success in 2021

Capitalizing on the incredible potential of AI means having a coherent AI strategy that you can operationalize within your existing processes. Learn how organizations are overcoming hurdles and realizing the enormous rewards that AI can bring to any organization.

JPMC: Why Working-Capital Trade Finance Is On The Rise

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Many firms, particularly larger ones, find themselves in “a strong and stable position” from a cash and liquidity perspective as a result of their greater access to capital and credit markets.

Capital Assessment, Capital Planning Are Critical as Coronavirus Creates Chaos

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Key Takeaways Stress tests and capital planning are vital to financial institutions in volatile times like these, when the coronavirus and pressures on the energy sector result in a financial crisis. Current environment = Challenging stressed capital planning.

Lull Hits B2B FinTech Venture Capital Funding

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A lull in venture capital funding has only a few B2B FinTechs this week securing new investment rounds. It’s an effort among officials to expand options for young businesses and broaden access to funding beyond venture capital or traditional small- to medium-sized business (SMB) loans.

Serent Capital Invests In Procurement Partners

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Procurement Partners , which works on procure-to-pay (P2P) services for healthcare providers, has received an investment from Serent Capital , according to a press release. B2B Payments B2B Healthcare Investments News Procurement Partners Serent Capital What's Hot In B2B

COVID-19’s impact on banking and capital markets

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the banking and capital markets (B&CM) industry as liquidity, rates and fees continue to be stressed and regulatory and business-driven demands evolve rapidly. Uncategorized Banking Capital Markets COVID-19

Driving Retail’s Rebound With A Human Capital Revamp

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Similarly, those businesses that already had modern human capital management (HCM) software to help manage, pay, schedule and engage their people were ahead of the game. But among the largest value-adds of on-demand wage access is its ability to harmonize the human capital management strategy.

Capital One’s Eno evolves to give proactive advice 

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Capital One is determined to turn its digital assistant Eno into an affable, personal finance watchdog to build loyalty between the brand and customers. Automation Carousel Daily Post 1 Innovation Strategy Payments Product Design Retail Banking Capital One chatbot conversational AI Eno

How does international capital flow?

BankUnderground

Understanding gross capital flows is crucial for both macroeconomic and financial stability policy. However, theory is lagging behind empirical work , as much of the literature continues to rely on net capital flow models developed many decades ago.

Serent Capital Starts New Fund; Bullish On B2B Payments Category

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Like many venture capital companies in the payments space, Serent Capital has had a busy year. 15 with the announcement of the launch of its fourth fund, Serent Capital IV — at $750 million. B2B Payments B2B Investments News Procurement Partners Serent Capital Serent Capital IV

Ripple Invests $25M in Blockchain Capital

Bank Innovation

Enterprise blockchain provider Ripple has made a $25 million investment in blockchain startup, Blockchain Capital, the company announced today. The growth of Blockchain Capital’s fund, which is now hovering at $150 million, will help support entrepreneurs and startups in the space. Capital Cryptocurrency Online Payments BlockChain Blockchain Capital cryptocurrency funding Investment Ripple

Corsair Capital Plans MSTS Acquisition To Boost B2B Payment Business

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Corsair Capital has agreed to acquire B2B credit and payments provider MSTS , purchasing the company from World Fuel Services Corp. Jeremy Schein , partner at Corsair Capital, said the acquisition is meant to capitalize on the increasing digitization of the B2B market.

FinCEN Hits Capital One For $390 Million; Says Bank Violated Bank Secrecy Act

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15) announced that it is assessing a $390 million penalty against Capital One for engaging in what it says are “both willful and negligent violations” of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). Security & Fraud Capital One FinCEN News What's Hot

Capital One continues to grow card business, auto book

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Capital One's focus on digital tools and dealer relationships contributed to increased auto originations in the first quarter as the lender looks to keep pace with industry competition. Retail Banking Auto Finance News Capital One credit card originations Premium

Banks should capitalize on saved time to empower RMs

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The post Banks should capitalize on saved time to empower RMs appeared first on Accenture Banking Blog. No matter what job you have, time is your most precious resource. For relationship managers (RMs) in commercial banking, this is certainly true.

Square Capital Chief To Step Down

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Jacqueline Reses , head of Square 's Square Capital unit, is stepping down as of Oct. Square Capital is the company's small business financing arm, providing loans from $300 up to $10,000, charging a single fee for loans.

FinTechs Tout Corporate Cards’ Working Capital Opportunity

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With corporate card products offering an opportunity for businesses to manage their working capital, service providers have explored new opportunities to promote adoption of the payment tool.

Bain Capital Nets $800M For Business Impact Funding

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Bain Capital has raised $800 million for a social impact fund — a category of investment vehicles whose stated objectives are to advance social or corporate governance policies in addition to turning profits, the Wall Street Journal reported. Investments bain capital funding News What's Hot

India SME Lender Capital Float Tops Up Funding

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After having notched more than $110 million in equity funding in the past, India’s Capital Float has received a top-off of $4.8 Sashank Rishyasringa and Gaurav Hinduja rolled out Capital Float in 2013. Capital Float has provided more than 500,000 clients with $1.2

DayTek Capital Granted Banking License In Australia

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DayTek Capital , an Australian challenger bank known for its prepaid “Infinity” card, has been granted a banking license by the country’s Securities and Investments Commission, a report from AltFi says.

Porter Capital Offers New Funding Tools To PPP Recipients

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Porter Capital , which works with accounts receivable (AR) financing and asset-based lending solutions, will provide more funding for businesses in need of extra money from their current Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds, according to a press release.

Tokenized Venture Capital

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Tokenization has the power to impact the entire VC industry, from the way venture capital is raised, to the way it is invested in startups and projects. The post Tokenized Venture Capital appeared first on Daily Fintech. In an interview by David Sacks, the former PayPal COO, said: “I think Limited Partner interests are likely to be tokenized, along with most other illiquid assets. Eventually, […]. Bitcoin, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies

Capital One To Focus On Digital, Close 37 Locations

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Capital One is going to increase its focus on digitization and close 37 branches around the U.S., Our customers are increasingly engaging with us digitally,” said Capital One spokesman Derek Conrad. “We Digital Banking banking branch closings Capital One News What's Hot

Waves Platform Launches Venture Capital Fund Focusing on Crypto-Assets

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Capital Compliance Cryptocurrency Exclusive Operations Startups Bitcoin BlockChain Blockchain + Digital Currencies cryptocurrency Deloitte digital currency ICOs KYC Waves PlatformEXCLUSIVE – Public blockchain platform Waves is launching a new blockchain venture product called Basics Fund to focus on investing in crypto-assets and pre-sale ICO tokens.

Capital One Halts BNPL Transactions On Its Cards

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Capital One Financial Corp (CapOne) is putting a stop to buy now, pay later (BNPL) transactions on its credit cards, calling the dealings “risky,” Reuters reported on Monday (Dec. Buy Now Pay Later buy now pay later Capital One credit Editors' Picks News payments What's Hot

Why Is Capital One the Only Bank Using Alexa?

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Earlier this year, Capital One and Amazon teamed up to put the Capital One “skill” on the Amazon Echo—as of now, Capital One customers who have the Echo or Echo Dot (anything with Alexa) can access their bank accounts using their voice. Capital One is currently the only financial institution Read More. Innovations Mobile Online Payments Technology Alexa amazon Capital One Echo Mobile banking online banking technology

Banks Have the Capital to Buy Fintech Startups — Will They?

Bank Innovation

“Banks now have the capital to put to work and invest in growth after a long period of cost-cutting,” […]. Capital Corporate Exclusive Innovations Online Operations Technology Uncategorized Button Capgemini fintech JPMorgan Chase LevelUp M&A PayPalBanks are entering what could well be a Golden Age — deregulation, rising interest rates, and a bevy of fintech startups eager to hop into bed with them. Will they take advantage of this fintech opportunity?

Chinese Tech Sector Faces Capital Crunch

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A “capital winter” — a significant funding slowdown and drop in fundraising activities — is bearing down on China, vexed by political strife and economic uncertainty. The tech closures come as a funding shortage has investors wrestling with the end of a venture capital (VC) boom. .

Square Capital Drives Company Revenue

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Capital Cards Mobile Payments Technology cards earnings JP Morgan Square venture capitalSquare reported its third quarter 2016 earnings this week, and it’s not a particular surprise that the company exceeded all expectations: for the third consecutive quarter Square surpassed its expected metrics with a GPV of $13.2 billion, up 39% year over year. As was the case last quarter, CEO Jack Dorsey attributed Read More.

Capital Float Tops Up Capital Raise

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India-based SME lender Capital Float has added a bit of funding to its books thanks to a $2.3 According to Capital Float cofounder Sashank Rishyasringa, the deal brings the total raised for Capital Float in 2016–2017 to $9.2 The company has secured significant venture capital, too. Last year the firm revealed it closed a $25 million Series B funding round led by Capital Management with participation from SAIF Partners, Sequoia Capital and Aspada Ventures.

Sequoia Capital Foresees Doom For Entrepreneurs As Coronavirus Takes Toll

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Venture capital firm Sequoia Capital warned in an email to entrepreneurs on Thursday that the coronavirus could potentially be the herald of a “prolonged” global economic slow-down. Investments 2008 recession Airbnb china Coronavirus economy investors News Sequoia Capital U.S