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Facebook has forced the world’s banks to innovate

Chris Skinner

It’s been interesting to watch the development of Facebook’s Libra project. As I expected, regulators hate it and are asking lots of questions about it. Most seem to want to ban it. And now PayPal has dropped out of the original founding team, with Visa and MasterCard rumoured to follow.

Google Beefs Up Vacation Rental Search

PYMNTS

Google is stepping up its vacation rental business with enhanced listings that will include reviews, photos and more, and appearing before competitors on search, Skift reported on Saturday (Oct.

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The Finanser’s Week: 30th September – 6th October 2019

Chris Skinner

The main blog headlines are … Banks are product not customer focused I walked into a grocer’s store the other day. The store was resplendent with fruits of all colours and continents.

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Tokenized Venture Capital

Daily Fintech

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.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Things worth reading: 7th October 2019

Chris Skinner

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Even in tech-savvy Canada, digital ID must overcome outdated ideas

Payments Source

Canada is often at the forefront of payments innovation, with active fintech hubs and a national initiative to restructure the country’s transaction system for e-commerce. Yet outdated attitudes about identity risk linger, showing how hard it will be to achieve global digital ID at scale.

Walmart Finds Buyer For ModCloth

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Go Global Retail announced its plans to acquire the assets of ModCloth from Walmart.

Why Can’t Banks Get Digital Account Opening Right?

Ron Shevelin

Seriously now, how hard could opening a bank account through digital channels be

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Indian Digital Startups Could Be Headed For Slump

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New internet startups in India are tumbling, pointing to the possibility of an overall decline in entrepreneurship, DealStreetAsia reported on Sunday (Oct. Although Indian startup funding has increased and the number of unicorns has tripled, the numbers are misleading. .

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Business email fraud makes gift card fraud even worse

Payments Source

Crooks can impersonate IRS officials, tricking people into using gift cards to pay for a fake penalty, says Chargeback 911’s Monica Eaton-Cardone. ISO and agent Payment fraud Retailers Risk

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Coinbase Eyeing Omni’s Crypto Engineering Team For Acquihire

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Coinbase is reportedly in talks to acquire rentals startup Omni’s engineering team. Two sources told TechCrunch that Omni also laid off seven operations team members on Friday (October 4). The startup has also received interest in its engineering team from Thumbtack.

In Banking, Soft Skills Remain Blah Blah Blah

Jeff For Banks

Weakness: Middle Management. I hear this often. Why is it so common in community banks? I have opinions. Peter Principle is alive and well in banking. We elevate superior performers in their functional position to leadership positions to which they are ill prepared.

Barn2Door Lands $3.4M To Help Farmers Sell Online

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Barn2Door has revealed that it raised a $3.4 million investment round led by Lead Edge Capital, with participation from Global Founders Capital and other investors. The startup, which creates eCommerce software for farmers, has now raised more than $4.5

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The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

APIs Perspective: Analysis of the PSD2 and Open Banking in Europe

Let's Talk Payments

Banking, which is a heavily regulated industry, is changing partly due to regulations and also due to new players and tech-led experiences they are bringing to the customers. Read more

Coinbase CEO: US Should Support Libra Or ‘Get Left Behind’

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Coinbase CEO and co-founder Brian Armstrong tweeted that he thinks the U.S. should get on board with Facebook’s Libra, Cointelegraph reported on Saturday (Oct. There are many cryptocurrencies, and Libra is just one of them. But the way the U.S. government reacted, it’s like they almost want to be left behind,” Armstrong tweeted on Friday (Oct. Armstrong also tweeted that as China gets ready to announce its own cryptocurrency, U.S.

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Banking Is Facing Unequaled Transformation: Are You Ready?

The Financial Brand

Fast-moving changes impact consumer expectations, competition, business models, the need for digital-ready talent and profitability. The post Banking Is Facing Unequaled Transformation: Are You Ready? appeared first on The Financial Brand.

Measuring the mixed impact of PSD2 legislation 18 months on

The Paypers

(The Paypers) We discussed with Nans Lorenzini , Legal and Compliance Officer at Limonetik , to learn more about the impact of PSD2, 18 months after it was adopted in January 2018

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

87 Pct. Of US-Bound Counterfeit Products Came From China Last Year

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Small business owners are trying to fight back against counterfeiters in China. Data from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office showed that last year, 87 percent of all counterfeit products seized at U.S. ports came from China or Hong Kong.

Razorpay raises over USD 18 mln

The Paypers

(The Paypers) Razorpay , an online payments solution provider, has secured around USD 18.37 million from its US-based parent company Razorpay Inc