Fri.Nov 29, 2019

InsurTech Players Turn Their Attention To Startups

PYMNTS

In the land of startups, speed matters. Scale matters. Funding matters. But the other nuts and bolts of running a business require attention, too. That includes insurance, which of course protects against the unexpected and unplanned events that occur while running a business. Vouch Insurance , which offers insurance to high-growth technology firms through an online platform, said last week that it has raised $45 million in a funding round, and has expanded its service into California.

Why banks must reinvent programme delivery

Accenture

The face of banking is changing—our big high-street banks are now having to compete, not only with each other, but also with the growing ranks of challenger banks and other third parties. To sustain their importance to the economy and remain relevant to their customers, this means banks have no choice but to innovate and…. The post Why banks must reinvent programme delivery appeared first on Accenture Banking Blog. Uncategorized Bank Innovation Change Management Program Delivery

Investors Eyeing Tech and (Astro)Turf Too

PYMNTS

Valuations are high. Not just in the stock market. Pretty much everywhere you might look. And as investors look across various asset classes, might the gaze be sweeping across eCommerce, FinTechs, maybe even bricks and mortar (sorry, WeWork) … to kicks and scorers?

This Week in Fintech

Daily Fintech

Daily Fintech brings fresh daily fintech insights from people just like you – senior executives, entrepreneurs & investors working in the fintech revolution.

Retailers Start New Traditions With Innovation Around The Holidays

PYMNTS

Today, of course, is the day after Thanksgiving. After all the turkey and stuffing … if you live in the U.S., you could be gearing up to buy gifts in store or online. The deals might be intriguing – and the quantities may be limited.

Retail 151

CIBIL Study Shows Millennials Are Actively Checking Their Credit Scores

BankBazaar

While millennials are borrowing more than pre-millennials and post-millennials, they are still conscious about how much debt they are taking up…. Did you know that India’s millennials fall in the biggest borrowers’ category within the country?

Study 52

SoulCycle’s CEO Ouster Comes Amid More Digital Fitness Offerings

PYMNTS

Fitness is always ripe for disruption in this digital age, and recent events serve to illustrate how the race to win the hearts — and sweat and increased muscle mass and cardio capabilities — of consumes is a fierce one that will command attention in the coming decade. The news this week comes from SoulCycle , a U.S.-based based firm that provides indoor cycling activities for fitness-minded people and is often viewed as a fitness boutique. CEO Melanie Whelan resigned Tuesday (Nov.

More Trending

What ‘Patchwork’ eCommerce Taxes Mean For Black Friday – And Beyond

PYMNTS

Black Friday looms, as does Cyber Monday, as well as the holiday shopping season that should see a bump and final flurry of consumer activity into the last few weeks of the year. By some estimates, total dollars spent online through the holidays should grow by about 14 percent, to as much as $143.7 billion. Adobe has estimated that sales stretching from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday should be worth as much as $29 billion.

Taxes 130

‘Google Checking,’ T-Mobile Data Breach Top This Week’s News

PYMNTS

It’s the end of a holiday week and almost the beginning of a new month. And the PYMNTS Weekender is here to make sure you didn’t miss anything — and that you start off December right, with the latest in payments and commerce news. We have a deep dive on accounts payable (AP) automation, analysis on “Google Checking” and news on the T-Mobile data breach. Top News. T-Mobile Data Breach Puts Personal Data Of 1M+ Customers At Risk.

Google 126

AfterPay CEO: How Alt Payments Are Altering Black Friday Spend

PYMNTS

Shoppers looking for something a little unusual this holiday season when they head out on Black Friday will have no shortage of interesting options. Christmas tree not smart enough? Amazon has an Alexa-enabled solution for that. Need an advent calendar, but not into eating chocolate of questionable quality? Tiffany & Co. has your back with a much sparklier option, though you’d best come with $112,000 on hand, as that is the cost of entry.

Hey Alexa, Do You Get Me?

PYMNTS

Machines don’t have feelings, at least not yet. But machines – notably, the voice-assisted and voice-activated devices that are increasingly populating consumers’ homes – are becoming much better at reading emotions. And that will stand as one of the top trends in the new decade, at least according to researchers and other observers. As in so many things in payments and commerce, Amazon is among the leaders here. On Nov.