Mon.Sep 20, 2021

How a long road trip made me a better leader


This summer I did something extraordinary. I unplugged. Really unplugged. Over the course of nearly two months, my 11-year-old son Evan and I traveled over 11,000 miles from Charlotte, NC, to the Oregon coast and back hauling a vintage 1971 Airstream camper.

China Seeks Gold Medal for Digital Yuan Rollout Ahead of Winter Olympics


Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are in various stages of development, launch and use around the globe — but one might argue that in Europe and the United States, it’s all a case of playing catch-up with China. February looms as a red-letter month, then, for the CBDC landscape.

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Dodd/Frank-CFPB: Small Business Lending Data Collection Rule


Data on Loans to Small Businesses is CFPB's Focus A proposed rule requires a wide variety of lenders to begin collecting new data on small business loans. . You might also like this whitepaper: "Beyond PPP: Propel Growth and Profitability with Technology.". DOWNLOAD.

Coinbase Kills Lend Product Amid SEC Ire


Following lawsuit threats by the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC), Coinbase is killing its proposed loan product Coinbase Lend and its associated waitlist.

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Pandemic Response: Lessons Learned From COVID-19

In March 2020, the world was hit with an unprecedented crisis when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. This whitepaper reviews lessons learned from applying AI to the pandemic’s response efforts, and insights to mitigating the next pandemic.

Market Commentary: Week of September 20, 2021

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Triton Supplies Cash in Small Spaces

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UK-based ATM deployer works with Triton Systems to create an ATM perfect for locations where space is at a premium

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Lula, Uber Eats to Provide On-Demand Convenience Store Delivery 


Convenience store delivery service Lula is collaborating with Uber Eats to offer on-demand delivery of convenience store items, according to a Monday (Sept. 20) report from . Lula works with convenience store chains and mom-and-pop shops alike to list stock for local delivery.

Part 3 Square’s moves in Crypto

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Square (SQ) is ranked 7 in the Fintech 50 Index of publicly traded Fintech stocks and describes itself as “tools to empower businesses and individuals to participate in the economy. Sellers use Square to reach buyers online and in-person, manage their business, and access financing.

Robinhood Tries Out Crypto Wallet, Transfer Features


Robinhood is testing a new cryptocurrency wallet and transfer features on its app, Bloomberg reported. The move is designed to help Robinhood customers send and receive digital currencies, including bitcoin, without having to convert them to dollars, according to the report.

The Importance of PCI Compliance and Data Ownership When Issuing Payment Cards

This eBook provides a practical explanation of the different PCI compliance approaches that payment card issuers can adopt, as well as the importance of both protecting user PII and gaining ownership and portability of their sensitive data.

Financial trade associations oppose proposed IRS tax reporting requirement

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Beyond Paying for Gas and Tolls, J.P. Morgan’s Max Neukirchen Envisions ‘Delightful’ Connected Economy on Wheels


The car — that steel horse that’s the main way we get to where we need to go — is rapidly becoming a conduit of commerce.

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Silicon Valley Bank Opens Miami Office

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The move will focus on providing banking services to the region’s technology sector Technology Feature3 Feature Tech Management. 1Technology

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Visa Launches New Benefits for US Consumer Credit Cardholders


Visa has announced three new perks for holders of some consumer credit cards, according to a press release emailed to PYMNTS.

AI in Manufacturing

Manufacturers want to deliver the best products on the market as quickly and ethically as possible. Learn how to solve your most urgent manufacturing and business needs with an enterprise AI platform.

FDIC Launches Fund to Support Underserved Communities

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$120 million pledged by anchor investors including Microsoft, Truist Financial and Discovery to support low- and moderate-income minorities and rural communities Feature Feature3 Socially Responsible Investing SRI Diversity Community Banking. 1Community Banking


Omnichannel, On the Go: SMBs Demand Banking, Payments and Software Convergence


In the great digital shift, for small to mid-sized businesses, payments have become very much an “in the field” activity, done both on-site and on-demand. Contractors want to pay their subcontractors. Construction firms need to pay for materials on the fly.

Goldman to Acquire GreenSky; First Interstate and Great Western Bank to Merge

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Plus: Priority Technology acquires Finxera, and Peoples Bank completes Premier Financial acquisition Management Feature M&A Feature3 Community Banking Outsourcing/Cloud. 1Management

Turnkey Platform Turns Millennial Interest in Single Family Rentals Into Remote Real Estate Investment Opportunity


The real estate asset class is seen by many investors as a more stable alternative to the volatility of the stock markets.

Make Payment Optimization a Part of Your Core Payment Strategy

Everything you need to know about payment optimization – an easy-to-integrate, PCI-compliant solution that enables companies to take control of their PSPs, minimize processing costs, maximize approval rates, and keep control over their payments data.

The Pros and Cons of Direct Mail Campaigns for Financial Institutions

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In the age of digital-first banking, direct mail has made a surprising resurgence. This marketing strategy involves sending a physical piece of collateral—a letter, brochure, package, postcard, etc.—directly directly to your prospect’s home address.

New Shopping App Ranking Remains Resolute, Even as Change Rages Through Retail


Some people like to paint. Others enjoy mountain biking. Then, there’s the scuba crowd. These are terrific ways to enjoy oneself, but for real relaxation, we prefer to write about app rankings. Don’t roll your eyes. We find it quite fun, and even therapeutic at times.

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SEC should amp up crypto crackdown, investor advocates say


Many cryptocurrency projects are flouting investor-protection rules and deserve more scrutiny, a group of investor advocates told Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler in a Monday letter.

Unraveling Opaque Web Of Corporate Ownership Helps FIs Expand Business Opportunities


It is getting harder for financial institutions to win what seems to be the endless war on financial crime. Incidences of money laundering, corruption continue to go unchecked, and one needs to look no further than the huge fines financial institutions (FIs) are hit with to find proof.

Build Trustworthy AI With MLOps

Machine learning operations (MLOps) helps companies deliver machine learning applications in production at scale. Discover the importance of secure MLOps in the four critical areas of model deployment, monitoring, lifecycle management, and governance.

Global fintech investments top $24 billion in Q2


Investments in the fintech sector jumped to $24 billion globally in the second quarter of 2021, compared to $22.89 billion during the previous quarter, ensuring a bright future for technology and innovation in the banking sector.

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PetSmart Debuts Online Pharmacy


Pet retailer PetSmart on Monday (Sept. 20) unveiled The Pharmacy at PetSmart, an online portal for pet owners to help their animals get the medicines they need, allowing customers to fill veterinarians' prescriptions and have them shipped directly to them.

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Amazon, Square streamline payments as their push into banking ramps up

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Singapore’s Digital Classifieds Marketplace Carousell Mulls IPO


Online classifieds marketplace Carousell, Southeast Asia’s latest unicorn, is eyeing expansion and considering an initial public offering (IPO) as one avenue to explore. Carousell Co-founder and CEO Quek Siu Rui told CNBC that as far as a U.S.

The Business Value of MLOps

As machine learning models are put into production and used to make critical business decisions, the primary challenge becomes operation and management of multiple models. This report highlights some of the most impactful benefits of MLOps tools.