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Is Revolut leading a FinTech revolution … or destroying it?

Chris Skinner

We are regularly being bombarded with unicorn news. Some rise and some fail. We hear about toxic corporate cultures and ousted CEOs on some occasions, with WeWork being the latest to get caught in the pre-IPO crossfire.

Franklin Templeton grooms startups to address pain points

Bank Innovation

Franklin Templeton is taking a hands-on approach to cultivating startup talent. The San Mateo, Calif.-based

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Things worth reading: 15th October 2019

Chris Skinner

Paytm nears $2 billion from backers including SoftBank, Ant

Bank Innovation

Indian fintech giant Paytm is close to scoring $2 billion of new financing from investors including Jack Ma’s Ant Financial and Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp. to fend off an influx of new rivals, a person familiar with the matter said.

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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!

Mastercard, Curb Launch Donation Campaign For American Cancer Society

PYMNTS

Mastercard is teaming with the taxi ride-hailing app Curb to help the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program, which provides free rides to patients going for cancer treatment, Mastercard announced in a press release on Monday (Oct.

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What’s Wrong With The Attack On Gig Economy Pay

PYMNTS

Drivers can’t make ends meet. Given the median income of roughly $25,000 a year and the number of hours required behind the wheel to earn that, drivers’ wages fall well below the federal hourly minimum wage. As independent contractors, drivers also have no benefits.

OTP Bank expands startup program, adds implementation period

Bank Innovation

Budapest-based OTP Bank is expanding the scope of its startup development program beyond Hungary to Russia, Ukraine, Croatia, Serbia and Albania and is adding a new opportunity for startups to work closely with practitioners.

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Renault Pilots Self-Driving Ride-Hailing Service

PYMNTS

Renault has started a public trial of its on-demand car service on the Paris-Saclay urban campus, according to a press release on Monday (Oct. A panel of around 100 people will use the service — provided by two electric, autonomous and shared Renault Zoe Cab prototypes — on the campus from Oct.

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There's no time to dither over real-time payments

Payments Source

Banks need to ditch their "wait and see" approach to making real-time payments available to their customers says Vinay Prabhakar, Volante’s vice president of product marketing. ISO and agent Faster payments Payment processing Banking Federal Reserve Zelle

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.

Olo CEO: What Restaurants Don’t Know They Don’t Know About Delivery Aggregators

PYMNTS

The trouble with existential threats is they very rarely show up and announce themselves. When Amazon launched in 1995, it looked to most as a one-trick eTailer that sold books online.

Top 3 Money Management Strategies For Those With An Irregular Income

BankBazaar

If you think that a budget is only for those with a steady income, think twice. Read on to know why a budget is a must for unpredictable income. If you’re a freelancer, a contractor, or even a self-employed professional, you’re probably aware of what we mean by an unpredictable income.

Paychex Wades Into Wearables, Real-Time Payments

PYMNTS

Payroll and human resource management solution provider Paychex has unveiled a range of new solutions and services at the 2019 HR Technology Conference & Exposition event late last month.

AI or Die: 4 Ways Model Governance Can Help You Win at Digital Transformation

Banking Exchange

Traditional statistical models are limited in the number of dimensions they can access Risk Management Technology Feature3 Fintech Feature Financial Research Big Data AML & Fraud Security Cyberfraud/ID Theft Profitability Performance. 1Risk Management

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.

UK Contactless Payments Grow 18 Pct. YOY

PYMNTS

New data from U.K. Finance shows that contactless payments in the country continue to grow. In fact, almost 50 percent of all debit card payments are contactless. In July of this year, cardholders in the U.K. made 1.5 billion transactions with their debit cards, which is a jump of 8.9

Can the power of payments fuel credit growth in Europe? Yes.

Accenture

Guest blogger Markus Naumer examines how digital payments technology is enhancing credit lending and showing promise in addressing consumer credit-aversion challenges. Digital credit for consumers is an underpenetrated and underestimated opportunity for banks and retailers alike. In most European countries, for example, unsecured card lending is less than 18 percent of total unsecured consumer lending.

Blazing A Trail Of eCommerce Innovation With Cargo Bikes

PYMNTS

Bunch Bikes Founder Aaron Powell went on vacation with his family three years ago and visited Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmo, Sweden. His family chose those locations because they are very bike-friendly cities, and they were interested in biking.

Mexico's new QR-based payments system — will it succeed?

ATM Marketplace

Banxico recently rolled out CoDi, a smartphone and QR-based payments system. In this blog post, ATM historian Bernardo Batiz-Lazo steps us through how QR codes became so popular and what this means for cash-dependent Mexicans

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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.

Walmart To Reimburse Vendors For Price Cuts To Gain Edge Over Amazon

PYMNTS

Price wars usually only have one winner: Consumers. Price wars tend to be decent short term strategies to lock in customers. But then, what happens when the price wars stop and pricing levels return to some degree of normality? Welcome, perhaps, to the eCommerce platform pricing wars.

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How to profit from the now likely failure of Facebook Libra. 

Daily Fintech

Move fast and break Facebook. It will soon be conventional wisdom that Facebook Libra will fail and you only make money before the herd catches on.

Libra’s Unraveling, The Geneva Crypto Convention’s Folly

PYMNTS

If one is going to hold a wake, Geneva’s a picturesque place to do it. Well, perhaps the Libra project is not dead. Today (Oct.

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Smart Bricks meet Clicks & Voice – the Walmart Way

Daily Fintech

PHYGITAL E-commerce giant Amazon is a big player in many markets. From e-commerce, cloud, delivery, entertainment, payments, smart home devices, and physical stores. Retail giant Walmart, not included in the FANGs or the GAFAs, as it is a native of another tribe (physical retailers), can actually stand respectfully next to Amazon and other large non-financials […]. The post Smart Bricks meet Clicks & Voice – the Walmart Way appeared first on Daily Fintech.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. More specifically, updated data can help organizations outline key accounts for their campaigns. And to begin the targeting process, marketing teams must develop an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) with appropriate firmographic and behavioral data to ensure they’re going after the correct audience.Download this eBook to learn how to start improving your marketing team's data!

Fixing Fresh-Cut Flowers With A New Supply Chain

PYMNTS

In what is one of retail’s more amusing ironies, the floral industry is not particularly green. The products are, of course, but the industry itself – particularly the segment of the market dedicated to the delivery of fresh-cut flowers – does not have a particularly inspiring environmental record.

Mastercard and Visa Latest Companies To Step Back From Cryptocurrency

Banking Exchange

Banks should not learn the wrong lessons, however Payments Technology Risk Management Financial Trends Cards Online Mobile Security Checks/Remote Deposit Capture Tech Management Operational Risk Compliance/Regulatory Cyberfraud/ID Theft Blockchain Fintech Feature Feature3. 1Payments

How Drive-Thrus Are Speeding Up Retail Innovation

PYMNTS

Been on a fast food drive-thru lately? If so, you’ve been at the site of one of the hottest areas of retail innovation. For instance, cameras are playing a part in reducing friction at the point of contact between customer and business.

E.U. Regulators Have Questions for Libra

CCG Insights

Facebook’s cryptocurrency project Lbra premiered in June, a spectacularly bad time for the social network. Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg were suffering daily pummelling in the press for the network’s. The post E.U.

Data-Driven Marketing 101

This eBook highlights how data-driven strategies empower marketing campaigns through personalization tactics.