Sun.Jan 10, 2021

Mexican Remittances Set Surprising US Record


Mexicans and Mexican-Americans working in the U.S. sent a record sum of money to the southern country despite the staggering blows the U.S. economy took due to the pandemic, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing data from Mexico's central bank.

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$20k, $30k, $40k… What next for Bitcoin?

Daily Fintech

The last 25 days have been breathtaking for bitcoin and the entire crypto market. Less than a month ago, bitcoin crossed $20k, then 10 days later, it crossed $25k and then, with without breaking its stride, it crossed $30k.The bitcoin boom has gone into overdrive this week.


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Skip It: Amazon, Walmart Tell Consumers To Keep Unwanted Gifts


Amazon and Walmart are among the big retailers trying out a new way of handling refunds, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal (WSJ). Customers can ask for a refund, but they might not have to return the item even if they're granted one.

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Coin shortage eases as U.S. ramps up production

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The Mint’s facilities in Denver and Philadelphia worked overtime in the second half of 2020 so that banks and retailers could get more change into customers’ hands. Federal Reserve Consumer banking Cash

5 Things a Data Scientist Can Do to Stay Current

DataRobot together with Snowflake – a leading cloud data platform provider — is helping data scientists stay current with the latest technology and data science best practices so that they can excel in an increasingly AI-driven workplace. Five Things a Data Scientist Can Do to Stay Current offers data scientists guidance for thriving in AI-driven enterprises.

Roblox Registers For Direct Listing; Expects To Be On NYSE In February


Roblox , which operates an online gaming platform that spans millions of users and millions of variations of games or related interactions, plans to go public on the New York Stock Exchange via a direct listing in February, according to an SEC filing the company submitted.

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TripActions Adds Integrations For Microsoft, SAP And Others


Corporate travel management platform TripActions said in a press release that its TripActions Liquid payments and expense system now integrates with leading corporate finance systems.

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Coin shortage eases as U.S. ramps up production

American Banker

The Mint’s facilities in Denver and Philadelphia worked overtime in the second half of 2020 so that banks and retailers could get more change into customers’ hands. Federal Reserve Consumer banking Cash

Hackers Strike New Zealand's Central Bank


The Reserve Bank of New Zealand said Sunday (Jan. 10) that it has been hacked — and that potentially sensitive personal and commercial information may have been involved. The hackers breached security at "a third-party file-sharing service," the central bank stated in a news release. Bank Gov.

Proposed Law on Movable Assets as Collateral


Banks want collateral of immovable properties apart from the primary securities. However, the government is going to introduce a new law as an alternative to this collateral. This type of collateral can be used when the borrower has no enough immovable assets to cover the loan facilities.

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!

Robinhood User Sues Platform After Account Hacked


A California man has sued Robinhood Financial and Robinhood Securities, claiming he lost thousands of dollars after his brokerage account with the firm was breeched, according to a complaint.

Shareholders push HSBC to cut exposure to fossil fuels


Europe’s second-largest financier of fossil fuels faces a vote to ramp up its climate commitments HSBC could be forced to slash its exposure to fossil fuels – starting with coal – from next year, after an influential group of investors filed a shareholder vote urging the bank to ramp up its climate commitments.

Goldiam International Debuts B2B Website For US Retail Jewelry


India-based Goldiam International has completed the soft launch of its B2B website after the acquisition of Eco-Friendly Diamonds , a successful CVD diamond growing company, a report from Business-Standard says.

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Occupational charities step in to support frontline staff in crisis


Groups founded to help professions have been forced to play a much greater role for workers affected by the pandemic Claire Cain was struggling to meet her rent last summer.

The Empowered Consumer

When it comes to working with the empowered consumer, AI has the power to help your business thrive by leveraging your own data to better understand your customers. Read our ebook, The Empowered Consumer, to learn more about how AI can help you connect with your customers.

Hyundai, Apple Said To Be Ready For Electric Car Agreement By March


Hyundai Motor and Apple are set to make a new agreement on electric cars by March, Reuters writes, citing local newspaper Korea IT News. The companies will likely start production by 2024.

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Citigroup, JPMorgan pause political donations in wake of D.C. riots

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The actions follow earlier announcements from Marriott International, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Commerce Bancshares, which said they are suspending financial support for all lawmakers who voted against certifying Joe Biden's election as president. Politics JPMorgan Chase Citigroup

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NCR Makes Play For Cardtronics Despite Rival Private Equity Deal


NCR Corporation is the mystery suitor behind a recently-announced bid for Cardtronics , an operator of ATMs in 10 countries, that was submitted even as the company worked to close a previously-announced deal with different suitors, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported.

Byte 4 : Increase agility, gain productivity with DevOps


DevOps vs. Agile is NOT a debate. Each one addresses a specific problem; when using together to build a product, it realizes the productivity gains. Agile and DevOps helps to take an idea and deliver it to produce business value.

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.

Bitcoin Daily: Grayscale CEO Says Pension, Endowment Funds Driving Bitcoin Rally; NYC Bar Owner Selling Two Locales For Bitcoin


Grayscale Investments CEO Michael Sonnenshein told Bloomberg that the digital asset management firm has seen increased crypto investments from pension funds and endowments, driving digital asset growth and acceptance.

Direct Inward Dialing (DID) for Internal Agent Transfer with Amazon Connect


Agents often receive calls that they would like to transfer to another agent or consult with supervisor. Agents also want to connect and talk to other agent directly without an active call. In some cases, customers might want to speak directly to a specific agent.

Some 4 Million Americans Have Been Unemployed For Half A Year


Almost four million Americans have been out of work for at least six months because of the pandemic, CNN reported. The grim stats are an increase from September when 2.4 million had been out of work since around the start of the pandemic last March.

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Digital Banking Success Changes Rules For Onboarding

The Financial Brand

Digital account opening has negatively impacted the value of new accounts in banking. New customer onboarding is the answer. The post Digital Banking Success Changes Rules For Onboarding appeared first on The Financial Brand.

Data Science Fails: Building AI You Can Trust

The new DataRobot whitepaper, Data Science Fails: Building AI You Can Trust, outlines eight important lessons that organizations must understand to follow best data science practices and ensure that AI is being implemented successfully.

FortisPay Buys Swype To Expand AP, ERP Capabilities


Fortis Payment Systems ( FortisPay ), which works in payment technologies for businesses and developers, announced that it had bought Swype at Work and also entered into partnership with that company’s affiliate, Net at Work , an IT service management company, a press release says.

Is Challenger Bank Chime the Future of Retail Banking?

The Financial Brand

The Chime juggernaut received a rocket boost from COVID's impact on consumers. What bankers must know about this tech-powered 'alt bank.'. The post Is Challenger Bank Chime the Future of Retail Banking? appeared first on The Financial Brand.

Apple’s App Store 2020 Haul Pegged At $64 Billion


Apple 's App Store had a good year last year, generating over $64 billion, CNBC reported. That's an increase from the estimated $50 billion from 2019 and $48.5 billion in 2018, according to the report.

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How Banks Can Keep Big Techs from Dominating Contactless Payments

The Financial Brand

Reducing points of contact during payment must be a top priority for financial institutions, and 'host card emulation' can ease the way. The post How Banks Can Keep Big Techs from Dominating Contactless Payments appeared first on The Financial Brand.

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.