Thu.Apr 29, 2021

Ripple Could Seek IPO Following SEC Settlement

PYMNTS

Cryptocurrency startup Ripple could make a move to go public once the Silicon Valley blockchain platform settles its lawsuit with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Cointelegraph reported Thursday (April 29), citing SBI Group CEO Yoshitaka Kitao.

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Banking’s cloud imperative: Succeeding in an altered landscape

Accenture

This series of blogs look at the future of banking in Growth Markets in a post-COVID-19 world.

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PayPal And Coinbase Move Toward Bridging The Great Crypto ‘Divide’ 

PYMNTS

In the bid to make digital currencies more widely available and embraced by consumers, perhaps … make them easier to buy. To that end, PayPal users can link their wallets to Coinbase , the newly-publicly traded exchange, so that they can buy cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin (among others).

Tech giants risk squeezing out banks, French watchdog warns

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Fintech Compliance

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.

Real-Time Payments: The Killer App For Open Banking In The US?

PYMNTS

It is a widely held belief that open banking is an EU-based concept, driven by data privacy regulations like PSD2. And the U.S., the conventional wisdom goes, is behind the beat. But conventional wisdom, under more rigorous examination, doesn’t hold up too well.

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Bitcoin Daily: Ether Hits Record High; Paxos Closes $300 Million Series D

PYMNTS

Ether has hit a new record high, stealing the limelight from popular cryptocurrency bitcoin, CNBC reported. Ether is the world’s second-largest digital currency, and it has surged to a new price record of $2,800 as of Thursday morning (April 29), CNBC reported, citing data from Coin Metrics.

Fiserv to offer real-time earned wage access via Instant Financial

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Payroll payments Real-time payments Fiserv

US Auto Sales To Hit Record High For April

PYMNTS

Auto retail sales for April are slated to go higher than they've ever been for that month in the U.S., according to a report from Yahoo Finance. The number of sales for the month is likely to hit 1.3 million units — an increase of 110.6 percent from last year.

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Alt Lending Week Ended 30th April 2021

Daily Fintech

Horta-Osorio awaits Greensill legal battle in Credit Suisse in tray Quite a problem for the incoming Credit Suisse chairman.

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!

Transaction Clarity Seen As Key To Reducing Friendly Fraud

PYMNTS

Issuers and merchants have, by and large, been handling the digital shift. But many are not ready to grapple with the fact that it’s producing more disputes and chargebacks. The financial fallout is that the cost of chargebacks to U.S.

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Banks have data to compete in payments. But using it's another matter.

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Banking Fintech Payment processing Data mining

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Rho Announces $100 Million Debt Financing

PYMNTS

Rho Technologies has announced a $100 million debt financing from global impact investment firm, Community Investment Management (CIM), which will go toward new strategic investments and broaden its service offering to business clients, a press release emailed to PYMNTS said on Thursday (April 29).

Banks seek bigger role in point-of-sale lending

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Lending Point-of-sale

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.

Connected Economy 2021: Using Data To Accelerate Automotive’s Connected Future

PYMNTS

Americans have always had a love affair with the car, which was first coined in 1961 as part of a television series designed to intensify that passion.

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The challenges of the past year have made fraudsters even faster

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Card fraud Digital payments Coronavirus

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Unlocking R&D Tax Credits For The Unsuspecting Small Business

PYMNTS

Decades ago, the U.S. government introduced a research and development (R&D) tax credit designed to incentivize innovation. But as regulation has evolved over the years, small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have been left out of the opportunity for a variety of reasons.

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Daily Fintech Announces 3 Licensees Serving the Educational Market

Daily Fintech

Content is being delivered to Newsbank, Cengage, EBSCO using our NewsML export software. Daily Fintech recently signed contracts with three leading licensees which serve the educational market.

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.

Unattended Retail Seeks Solution To Fragmented Loyalty Efforts

PYMNTS

The use of unattended retail solutions surged during the pandemic as more consumers sought safe, touchless ways to transact via kiosks, self-service stations, self-checkouts or cashierless stores.

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3 Tips for Creating a Fraud Education Strategy That Fits Your Brand

Strategically Speaking

It may seem strange for you to put a spotlight on the notion that digital banking can be a prime target for scammers and fraudsters, but you should.

Sen. Kennedy's SPAC Bill Calls For Disclosure Transparency

PYMNTS

John Kennedy of Louisiana has introduced a new act to help promote transparency in special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), according to a press release.

Squared Away- How It Happened

Jeff For Banks

March 11, 2020: The World Health Organization declared a global pandemic. I attended the Pennsylvania Bankers' Association Women in Banking Conference the next day. And I wouldn't attend another for a year and three months.

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.

Amazon Pegged To Pull Ahead Of Walmart By Middle Of Next Year

PYMNTS

As all eyes will focus on Amazon ’s quarterly results on Thursday afternoon (April 29), a dynamic and dramatic sub-plot will also be unfolding that could reveal whether the world’s largest online retailer has begun to break the tie with its big-box store rival, Walmart.

Pacific Western rolls out virtual credit card for business clients

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Fintech Mobile payments B-to-B payments Credit cards

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Camping World To Debut P2P RV Rentals

PYMNTS

Camping World has rolled out details on its new peer-to-peer RV Rental service, a press release says. Camping World RV Rentals will be an expansion of the company's "commitment to invest in technology within the RV and outdoor industry with the goal to make RVing more accessible for consumers.".

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North Dakota retailers sue Fed, demand lower debit fees

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Federal Reserve Compliance Debit cards Interchange fees North Dakota

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.