Thu.Oct 21, 2021

FinTech Startup Plaid Unveils Payments Program

PYMNTS

FinTech startup Plaid is planning to unveil a new payments program on Thursday (Oct. 21) that will facilitate digital payments funded by users’ bank accounts, The Wall Street Journal reported. An authentication gateway and data provider for users, Plaid’s software tokenizes the ACH process.

Canada, time to expect an innovative lifestyle banking app

Accenture

The first mobile banking application hit the Canadian market over ten years ago. Since then, advancements have included an e-deposit and mobile business app, a remote deposit capture feature, a banking app on the Apple Watch, and more.

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Ethereum's Market Cap Jumps to $513.29B, Surpasses Visa, JPMorgan Chase

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Ethereum has temporarily flipped market caps for JPMorgan and Visa on Thursday (Oct. 21) after several bullish catalysts, a report said. Data from the Companies Market Cap said that Ethereum, with a market cap of $513.29

Waiting (Patiently?) for Interest Rates to Rise: 4 Growth Moves to Prepare for Fed Rate Hike

Abrigo

With a Fed Rate Hike Looming, Here's How to Position Your Bank or CU The timing of a rate hike by the Fed is uncertain, but credit unions and banks can act now to create increased earnings more quickly. You might also like this decision guide: "What Do I Do with All This Excess Money?"

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Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.

Regulating Crypto: Is It Really Different — or Does It Just Feel That Way?

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Cryptocurrencies need new regulations. Or cryptocurrencies need regulations built on top of old ones. QED Investors Partner and former U.S. Department of the Treasury Assistant Secretary Amias Gerety offered a novel thought to Karen Webster: Maybe the old regulations work just fine.

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Robinhood CEO Says Over a Million Users Want to Try Its Crypto Wallet

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Robinhood has a waitlist for its cryptocurrency wallet that now amounts to over 1 million customers, CNBC reported. CEO Vlad Tenev told CNBC that the development has shown the importance of crypto. “We’re

Alt Lending week ended 22nd October

Daily Fintech

Klarna founder Sebastian Siemiatowski gives us his view on the world Interesting piece of philosophy in nothing else. Klarna the worldwide phenomenon of the Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) product puts down his success to the “dirty tricks” played by banks.

Remodeling Marketplace Houzz Taps Goldman Sachs for IPO Prep

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Houzz, which offers online remodeling and home furnishing services, will be getting ready for an initial public offering (IPO) with the help of Goldman Sachs, the Silicon Valley Business Journal reported Thursday (Oct. Houzz hopes to make its public debut in early 2022, according to the report.

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ATM podcast explores cloud, machine learning, innovative tech

ATM Marketplace

ATMs rapidly becoming more complex and innovative, especially as vendors integrate technologies such as cloud tools, machine learning, predictive analytics, remote monitoring and management and more.

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Digitally Transforming the Engagement Experience for Financial Institutions

Customer experience has become a key differentiator. Learn how to launch your digital transformation by incorporating two customer experience trends into your digital transformation strategy: self-service & personalization.

Deepfakes Challenge Existing Identity Verification Tech

PYMNTS

Hollywood-style image manipulation that used to require a huge investment and a team of talented people with above-average expertise can now be attained by anyone with a smartphone.

Problems persist for BBVA customers after PNC’s great app purge

BankInovation

The CEO of PNC said on Friday’s earnings call that he was proud of the bank’s ability to convert 2.6 million BBVA USA customers, citing technology as a key factor. But some BBVA customers tell a different story — one about a poorly executed, manual conversion. The $553.5

Tesla Starts Rollout of Auto Insurance Based on Driving Practices

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Tesla owners will be able to opt-in to a new program in which the automaker remotely monitors their driving practices and shares the data to determine the driver's auto insurance premium. In announcing the launch of its telematics insurance product on Wednesday (Oct.

Everything You Should Know About Personal Loan in Bangladesh-Read Before You Apply

FluentBanking

Sometimes we fail to save enough money for an emergency or any other reason. This sudden cash requirement can be managed through personal loan. Almost all the banks in our country is offering personal loan. But the eligility criteria is not same for all the banks.

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The Importance of PCI Compliance and Data Ownership When Issuing Payment Cards

This eBook provides a practical explanation of the different PCI compliance approaches that payment card issuers can adopt, as well as the importance of both protecting user PII and gaining ownership and portability of their sensitive data.

AT&T Says HBO Max, HBO Subscriptions up 12.5 Million From Last Year

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The addition of advertising-based video on demand (AVOD) and the expansion to new countries in Europe is resulting in growth for HBO Max and HBO. The number of global HBO Max and HBO subscribers reached 69.4 million at the end of the third quarter, increasing by 12.5

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Four Generational Marketing Imperatives for Engaging Millennials and Gen Z

Banking Exchange

Almost every brand across industries is courting millennials and Generation Z consumers Retail Banking Technology Lines of Business Financial Trends Feature Customers Feature3 People Digital Mobile Tech Management Online Financial Research Fintech. 1Retail Banking

Restaurant Platform Olo to Buy Data Firm Wisely for $187M

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Olo, an on-demand commerce platform powering the restaurant industry’s digital transformation, will buy customer intelligence and engagement platform Wisely, according to a Thursday (Oct. 21) press release.

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Supporting Communities with Personal Financial Management Tools

Strategically Speaking

Financial wellbeing is a lifelong journey with many twists and turns and no clear destination. As of August 2020, more than two-thirds of people in America (approximately 167 million people) are not financially healthy.

LinkedIn + ZoomInfo Recruiter: Better Data for Better Candidates

Check out our latest ebook for a guide to the in-depth, wide-ranging candidate and company data offered by ZoomInfo Recruiter — and make your next round of candidate searches faster, more efficient, and ultimately more successful.

Bitcoin Daily: Investors Favor Crypto Over Gold; Mojito Raises $20 Million Toward NFT Services

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With rising inflation, investors are getting rid of gold in favor of cryptocurrencies, the Financial Times (FT) reported.

5 trends in digital banking

BankInovation

The very fabric of banking and financial services is changing: What was once a digital supplement to in-person services is becoming the standard of business. That was one of the key observations from Jane Fraser, chief executive officer of $2.3

Affirm Partners With Clothing Label Theory for BNPL Checkout

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Buy now, pay later (BNPL) platform Affirm is partnering with the men’s and women’s clothing brand Theory to offer customers interest-free payments over time for sportswear and accessories, according to a press release on Thursday (Oct.

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7 Opportunities for Retailers to Benefit From Better Data Management

Dataconomy

Data is an indispensable resource for retailers. Today, most retail businesses understand that they must capitalize on digital data, but fewer know how to make the most of it. If these companies hope to reach their full potential, they must improve their data management.

Make Payment Optimization a Part of Your Core Payment Strategy

Everything you need to know about payment optimization – an easy-to-integrate, PCI-compliant solution that enables companies to take control of their PSPs, minimize processing costs, maximize approval rates, and keep control over their payments data.

Google Play to Reduce Subscription Commission Fees for Apps

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Google is cutting the subscription commission fees it charges app developers selling in its Play Store by at least 50%, according to a blog post by Android and Google Play Vice President of Product Management Sameer Samat.

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CFPB orders tech giants to turn over payment system information

American Banker

Payments Regulation and compliance

Mastercard Helps Businesses Unlock Working Capital With New Supply Chain Finance Offering

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In the ongoing drive to help businesses access new sources of capital, Mastercard has launched today (Oct. 21) a new B2B supply chain finance offering as part of its Track Business Payment Service.

FDX update to API adds data sharing, security and consent control

BankInovation

The nonprofit standards body Financial Data Exchange (FDX) released an update to its API today, adding support for two-way data sharing between data providers and third-party fintechs, as well more consumer control of where data is shared. FDX is looking to standardize financial data sharing as U.S.

A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.