Tue.Apr 20, 2021

Restaurant Digital Ordering Platform Expands Into Live Events

PYMNTS

Before the pandemic, fear of touching items that others had touched was the near-exclusive purview of germaphobes. Now, living through a pandemic, even those of us who were previously the most oblivious to the contagion risks associated with our daily activities have become aware of the danger.

'Open Banking' is What 'Banking' Has Rapidly Become

Payments Source

Fintech Digital payments Payment processing APIs

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Real-Time Payment Rails Provide Global Conduit For Innovations And Use Cases

PYMNTS

When it comes to payments, the need for speed is a global phenomenon. Real-time payments have gained tremendous traction all over the world during the past year.

Public policy can't slow distributed finance

Payments Source

Blockchain Digital payments Cryptocurrencies

Realizing the Benefits of Automated Machine Learning

How are organizations using machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to derive business value? Renowned author and professor Tom Davenport explains the rise of automated machine learning, its benefits, and success stories from businesses that are already using it.

Mercado Pago’s Digital Accounts Open New Doors To LATAM’s Connected Economy

PYMNTS

Take a short trip back in time, back to the dawn of the Internet era in the late ’90s. Argentina was not a country known for payments innovation. Cash was king. Competition for its throne was minimal.

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Deep Dive: How Advanced Technologies Can Help FIs Power Secure, Seamless User Verification

PYMNTS

Financial services have increasingly gone digital in recent years as financial institutions (FIs) and FinTechs have sought to meet customers’ growing demands for convenience and speed.

OOPS! The market just lost over $25 billion of Coinbase (COIN)  stock

Daily Fintech

Coinbase Market Cap was listed incorrectly and all major news sources reported this bad data as fact. Bear with me while I go a bit nerdy to explain how and why all these trusted sources got it so badly wrong. $25 25 billion difference is a big mistake.

Visa, TripActions Team On Expense Management Solutions

PYMNTS

Travel and entertainment platform TripActions is collaborating with Visa to support the expansion of “digital-first payment solutions for business travel,” according to a Tuesday (April 20) announcement emailed to PYMNTS.

Comdata adds instant earned wage access option for payroll card

Payments Source

Payroll payments Faster payments

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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!

Community Banks Embrace FinTech Pairings

PYMNTS

From helping banks service legal marijuana firms to connecting financial institutions (FIs) to tech that streamlines business account opening, the latest bank-FinTech pairings target a range of use cases for corporate financial services.

Apple Card now lets multiple family members to share a credit line

Payments Source

Credit scores Credit cards Apple

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Hedge Fund Marshall Wace Issues SPAC Warning

PYMNTS

Hedge fund giant Marshall Wace is warning investors that special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) could end up delivering “awful returns,” Bloomberg reported. Marshall Wace Co-Founder Paul Marshall said the SPAC phenomenon will “end badly” and “leave many casualties,” according to Bloomberg.

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We're Getting a Bit Ahead of Ourselves

SWBC's LenderHub

Last Wednesday, cryptocurrency exchange creator Coinbase launched its highly anticipated direct stock offering (as opposed to a traditional initial public offering) to great success and excitement.

How to Choose an AI Vendor

This report explores why it is so challenging to choose an AI vendor and what you should consider as you seek a partner in AI.

People's United Fuels Digital Push With Back-End Automation

PYMNTS

Digital banking has hit new highs over the past year, with one study finding that 50 percent of consumers have used digital banking apps more than they did before the pandemic.

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Venmo primes a younger crowd for crypto payments

Payments Source

PayPal Venmo P-to-P payments Cryptocurrencies

Latest Credit Card App Provider Rankings A Study In Nuance

PYMNTS

Some rankings pack in the thrills and spills so much that they might as well be amusement park rides. Others are more resolute, like the latest PYMNTS Provider Ranking of Credit Card Apps.

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Billing startup Chargebee becomes a unicorn with Tiger funding

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Fintech Venture capital

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.

Facebook’s Diem Could Launch Stablecoin In 2021

PYMNTS

Facebook-backed digital currency project Diem could launch its first stablecoin in 2021 as a small-scale pilot, CNBC reported on Tuesday (April 20), citing sources.

Capital One airport lounge is a reward without a credit card

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Credit cards Loyalty and rewards Capital One

Low-Code Specialist FintechOS Raises $60 Million To Advance Digital Transformation

PYMNTS

FintechOS , a global technology provider for banks, insurers and other financial services companies, has raised $60 million in a Series B funding round, according to a company press release. The money will mostly be used to bolster the company’s position in Europe and the U.K.,

‘Contactless’ – A New Digital Payment Method

BankBazaar

How we pay for things and services that we need has evolved over the years. From following the barter exchange system, which was quite sophisticated back in its time, we’ve progressed to relying on cashless transactions today.

MLOps 101: The Foundation for Your AI Strategy

Machine Learning Operations (MLOps) allows organizations to alleviate many of the issues on the path to AI with ROI by providing a technological backbone for managing the machine learning lifecycle through automation and scalability.

BlaBlaCar Nabs $115 Million To Develop Super Travel App

PYMNTS

BlaBlaCar , a travel network enabling users to share rides, plans to use its $115 million funding round announced Tuesday (April 20) to boost its travel app, according to a company blog post.

‘A watershed moment’: CDFIs hope to capitalize on federal funding boost

American Banker

CDFIs Biden Administration Pandemic

Afterpay, New Entries Keep BNPL Sector Moving Forward

PYMNTS

It was a good third financial Q3 for Australian buy now, pay later (BNPL) pioneer Afterpay , as confirmed when its North American earnings went out over the wires on Tuesday morning (April 20). Underlying sales were up 123 percent year on year in the quarter ending March 30, 2021 (Q3 FY21).

Small banks look to fintech academy for talent, fresh ideas

American Banker

Community banking Training Recruiting

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.