Tue.Oct 13, 2020

The resurgence of QR codes

Mobile Payments Today

Jennifer Sherman, SVP of product at NMI, a payments enablement technology company, gives her insight on the importance of QR codes for both customers and merchants

Dropbox To Let Employees Work From Home Permanently

PYMNTS

Dropbox is the latest company to allow employees to work permanently from home, CNBC reported. The San Francisco-based company said Tuesday (Oct. 13) that it wouldn't require employees to come into the office even after the pandemic ends.

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Can fingerprint authentication be done safely in the COVID-19 era?

Payments Source

Michael Moeser, senior analyst at PaymentsSource, talks to Christian Fredrikson, CEO of Fingerprint Cards, about the ways biometric authentication has been adopted during the coronavirus pandemic. Payment cards Data security Credit cards PayDirt

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PayPal Expands BNPL 'Pay In 3' Option To The UK

PYMNTS

PayPal is rolling out a new buy now, pay later (BNPL) solution called PayPal Pay in 3 in the U.K., according to a press release. The solution, similar to the company’s Pay in 4 program in the U.S.

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5 Things a Data Scientist Can Do to Stay Current

DataRobot together with Snowflake – a leading cloud data platform provider — is helping data scientists stay current with the latest technology and data science best practices so that they can excel in an increasingly AI-driven workplace. Five Things a Data Scientist Can Do to Stay Current offers data scientists guidance for thriving in AI-driven enterprises.

Could the Sidetree decentralized identity protocol enable both privacy and personalization? 

Daily Fintech

I am a bit of a privacy nut. I don’t like being tracked and I don’t like anybody else controlling my identity. Yet I know that being tracked can create personalized services that are useful to me. That is why I am a fan of decentralized identity on the blockchain.

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Strong regulatory moves show crypto firms need to comply like regular banks

Payments Source

The control of crypto exchanges will resemble that of regular financial companies in Europe and the U.S., says Extante's Anatoliy Knyazev. Risk Blockchain AML Digital payments Cryptocurrencies

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Amazon Launches Prime Day In Mexico, Brazil

PYMNTS

While Amazon 's sales have been going well during the pandemic, it has found rivalry in Latin America from local competitors, Reuters reports.

Putting the ‘Community’ into Community Banking

ABA Community Banking

Banks contribute to their communities and local organizations in ways that matter a lot during the pandemic. The post Putting the ‘Community’ into Community Banking appeared first on ABA Banking Journal.

What We Say Is How We Pay – For 23M Consumers, And Growing

PYMNTS

Like the plot of a science fiction film, the COVID global pandemic has forced the planet to futurize fast, and nowhere more so than in how we pay for the things we need to live (and the things we want).

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Millennials' spending doesn't reflect their economic plight, TD warns

Payments Source

The findings of a recent TD Bank survey suggest that targeting millennials for new credit cards will require surgical risk-management as the economy lurches toward an uneven recovery. Credit Coronavirus Credit cards TD Bank

With Terrorists And Scammers Lurking, Is A Crypto Storm Looming?

PYMNTS

Across the globe, terrorists and criminals are leveraging cryptos in what is gearing up to be a significant national security threat to the United States. That’s according to the U.S.

EMVCo tests consumer mobile devices for contactless acceptance

Payments Source

EMV specifications body EMVCo has started a pilot program to evaluate consumer mobile devices for contactless payment acceptance, enabling vendors to have smartphones and tablets evaluated for possible use by merchants to accept payments without attached card readers. EMVCo NFC Compliance Mobile payments Mobile point-of-sale

Movie Chain AMC Says It Could Go Broke By Year’s End

PYMNTS

The parent of AMC Theatres says it's on track to run out of cash by early 2021 at the latest. AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. wrote in a "current report" filed on Tuesday (Oct. 13) with the federal Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC): ".given

The Empowered Consumer

When it comes to working with the empowered consumer, AI has the power to help your business thrive by leveraging your own data to better understand your customers. Read our ebook, The Empowered Consumer, to learn more about how AI can help you connect with your customers.

Merchants need payment tech's help to digitize successfully

Payments Source

With accelerated demand for digital payments since the outbreak of COVID-19, merchants must adapt fast, says Stone's Agusto Lins. Mobile payments Digital payments Payment processing Merchant

How Transforming Treasury Banks Helps Corporates Transform, Too

PYMNTS

There’s a maxim in the investment world that goes something like this: You never know who’s swimming naked until the tide goes out. Which means: We’re all exposed, sometimes, when the environment changes.

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Building a Discipline to Drive Digital Banking Strategy

Gonzobanker

Smaller banks and credit unions can bring unique value to the mobile ‘arms race.’ ’ Over the last two years, the largest financial institutions in the U.S. marketplace have made significant investments in their mobile applications centered around improving the client experience.

Oracle Debuts New Tech To Optimize Capital

PYMNTS

Oracle is offering a new supply chain finance feature to help banks access more flexible financing options and working capital, a press release says.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

How Klarna's marketing mishap cast a shadow on a fintech darling

Payments Source

Swedish point of sale credit company Klarna put itself in the awkward position of apologizing and trying to explain marketing emails to surprised and angry consumers, a misstep for a firm whose credit card alternative has found major traction during 2020’s crises. Personally identifiable information Point-of-sale Credit Klarna

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Uber, Lyft Take On California In Court Over AB5 Allegations

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Lawyers for Uber , Lyft and the state of California laid out arguments on Tuesday (Oct. 13) for whether or not the state can force the gig economy companies to treat workers as employees and give benefits, Reuters reports.

Mark Carney says banks should link executive pay to Paris climate goals

TheGuardian

Ex-Bank of England boss tells UN summit that boardroom pay link can help meet climate targets faster Former Bank of England governor Mark Carney has said banks should link executive pay to climate risk management, as part of efforts to align the finance industry with Paris climate goals.

NEW DATA: How We Will Pay 2020: With Connected Devices, At Home And During The Week

PYMNTS

The world has changed a great deal since 2020 began. Thirty-seven percent more consumers in the United States are working their full-time jobs from home than in 2019, whereas 27 percent more are performing gig jobs remotely.

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Data Science Fails: Building AI You Can Trust

The new DataRobot whitepaper, Data Science Fails: Building AI You Can Trust, outlines eight important lessons that organizations must understand to follow best data science practices and ensure that AI is being implemented successfully.

JP Morgan Chase Outperforms, Good Sign for the Banking Industry

Banking Exchange

The nation’s largest bank by assets beat gross and net earnings forecasts Management Feature Feature3. 1Management

Report: Zulily On How Digital IDs Help Flag Account Takeovers

PYMNTS

Consumers are relying more heavily on eCommerce during the pandemic, and they have high standards for what digital shopping should be like.

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REVEALED: Apple’s iPhone 12 Series

BankBazaar

Apple finally announced its 2020 product line-up, revealing the much-anticipated iPhone 12 series, in a virtual event yesterday. Read on to get to know the iPhone 12 more.

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Alibaba Accelerates US eCommerce Push With ShipStation Integration

PYMNTS

Alibaba is deepening its partnership with Austin-based ShipStation as the eCommerce and tech giant faces pressure to expand globally beyond its core market in China and Southeast Asia. On Tuesday (Oct.

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Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.