Sun.Aug 11, 2019

The best FinTech startups in Europe

Chris Skinner

I received a long and lengthy article last week from Taylor Ryan, CMO at Valuer.ai (tryan@valuer.ai). The link provides a comprehensive article on European FinTech developments. It’s so good that I am happy to share it with y’all. Enjoy.

China’s Central Bank Completes Development Of Digital Currency

PYMNTS

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) said it is now ready to launch its own blockchain-based digital currency after five years of research, CoinTelegraph reported on Sunday (Aug.

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Things worth reading: 12th August 2019

Chris Skinner

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Bitcoin Daily: NJ Assembles Blockchain Initiative Task Force; IBM Eyes Blockchain Browser

PYMNTS

New Jersey ’s governor has signed a bill to implement a Blockchain Initiative Task Force.

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What Commercial Loan Covenants Matter For Banks

Banker to Banker

MANAGING LENDING RISK We are not sure when the first signs of a credit shock will appear, but it is coming.

Uber Dials Back New Engineering Hires

PYMNTS

Facing losses, San Francisco-based Uber is instituting a tech hiring freeze among other cost-savings measures, Bloomberg reported.

Could the next financial crisis drive Bitcoin to mainstream?

Daily Fintech

“Bitcoin has no intrinsic value, but neither does government-issued paper money. The market should determine its value, while government should focus on disclosure, education, fraud prevention, and curbing its use to support criminal activities.”

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Capital One breach shows even a strong cloud has holes

Payments Source

There is no silver bullet when it comes to cybersecurity—and that goes double for the cloud, says Justin Fier, director for cyber intelligence and analysis at Darktrace. ISO and agent Risk Data breaches Payment processing Payment fraud Capital One

Tech Glitch Halts Card Processing For Some Mexico Merchants

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Shops in Mexico started asking customers to pay with cash after several of the country’s biggest banks started having issues handling debit and credit card payments, Reuters reported on Saturday (Aug.

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Budget Travelling Across Europe

BankBazaar

Looking to travel across Europe on a shoestring budget? Here are a few handy tips that can help you save a ton of cash while you take in all the sights and sounds the continent has to offer. . When most people think of travelling to Europe they usually assume it will be a pretty expensive affair.

Amazon Delivery Causes USPS Shipments To Decline

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The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) reported a decline in package shipping for the third quarter of fiscal 2019. According to a press release , while the agency saw an increase in total revenue for the period — $17.1

Why U.K. fashion retailers are rethinking their payments processes

Payments Source

In recent years, the in-aisle payments and checkout-free stores have become increasingly common across the U.K. retail market, especially in the supermarket and grocery sector.

Customer Engagement Needs to Improve at Most Financial Institutions

The Financial Brand

Financial institutions must rethink how they engage and connect with consumers, using personalized, real-time, and consistent communication. The post Customer Engagement Needs to Improve at Most Financial Institutions appeared first on The Financial Brand.

Apple Card Rollout Threatens Traditional Financial Institutions

The Financial Brand

Now that Apple Card is in the market, banks and credit unions must ask: Can we match this high-powered offering from Apple and Goldman Sachs? The post Apple Card Rollout Threatens Traditional Financial Institutions appeared first on The Financial Brand. Featured Content Mobile Channel