Deep Dive: Buy Now, Exercise Now, Pay Later

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Exercise can help individuals maintain both their physical and mental health, and there are myriad options available for fitness beginners and enthusiasts alike. Exercise options’ often hefty costs can put a damper on this enthusiasm, however.

SoulCycle To Debut Home Exercise Bike To Compete With Peloton

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Retail Bike exercise home fitness News Peloton SoulCycle spinning subscription What's HotSoulCycle is gearing up to release its own at-home bike that could compete with rival Peloton, after teasing the product last summer, according to reports.

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Basking in foreign fintech investment, India exercises its kingmaker role

Payments Source

Last week, Indian regulators ordered an antitrust probe of Walmart and Amazon while Jeff Bezos and other Amazon execs traveled to New Delhi to tout a $1 billion investment to digitize local businesses. The message is U.S. investment is welcome, as long as U.S.-driven

An Exercise in Biometric Payments

Payments Source

The early morning exercisers who stop at Thrive Café in Loves Park, Ill. may be drenched in sweat and dressed in outfits devoid of any pockets, but they can still pay for their post-workout refreshments without a wallet or phone. security technology risk-analytics

Get Financially Fit With These Money Management Exercises

BankBazaar

Here are some sure-shot exercises that will give your money the workout it needs. Depending on what category your finances fit into, you can follow the prescribed exercises – they’re worth the end result. Want your finances to look their absolute best?

Will Exercise Junkies ‘Save’ The Smartwatch?

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The activity tracker became the device of choice for the middle-aged consumer looking to get in better shape by starting an exercise routine. That said, activity tracker companies must continue to broaden their portfolios to satisfy more exercise-focused consumers, combining specialist functions with generalist capabilities.”. So, if the smartwatch has a future — and companies like Apple are praying that it does — maybe it’s with the uber-fit exercise junkies?

PSD2: Another painful compliance exercise or an opportunity?

Bobsguide

The European Commission’s revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) will bring about one of the biggest changes that the banking sector has ever faced. However, as the Commission has indicated this is not a change being dictated by banks; it is a reaction to the ongoing disruption of payments

Tonal Seeks More Funding To Produce $3K Home Workout Stations

PYMNTS

San Francisco-based Tonal — which offers a $2,995 exercise station with subscription-based workouts — is looking for more funding as the COVID-19 crisis upends the world of exercise. As PYMNTS has reported , the pandemic has created new opportunities for the exercise equipment industry.

Note to Regulators: Exercising Fiduciary Responsibility is Not a Community Bank Board Problem – But You Might Make It One!

Finer Points

As community bankers we have a fiduciary responsibility to our customers and communities as well as our shareholders. While it may not always be an explicit legal duty, it’s inherent to the community bank relationship business model and serves a key role in our success—after all, community banks only succeed when their customers and communities do the same. That’s […]. Community Banks

Fitness Platforms Expand Offerings As Consumers Work From Home

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Today In Data Commerce exercise fitness News payments Retail Streaming Today in Data workoutsFitness and wellness platforms are expanding their offerings as Americans continue working from their residences and gym facilities have limited operations because of the pandemic.

Connected Fitness Gets Into The Boxing Ring

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Connected fitness allows them to exercise at home and still get the benefits of a gym, with the addition of that social aspect of personal training.”. Retail boxing connected fitness direct-to-consumer DTC exercise fitness home fitness home workouts Liteboxer News

Installment Payments Push Sports-Equipment Sales Over The Finish Line

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consumers to take their exercise routines indoors. percent of Americans exercise for 30 minutes at least three days per week, but between gym memberships and fitness classes, the costs of this hobby can begin to add up.

Fitness Goes Micro With ‘Workout Pods’ Designed For On-Demand Exercise

CB Insights

With 1.35 billion people – or roughly 20% of the world’s population – living in China, real estate is at a premium in the country’s urban areas. As a result, brick-and-mortar businesses in China’s big cities are going small.

ClassPass CEO: The Feds Need To Flex Their Muscles To Help The Fitness Industry

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Flywheel To Shutter Some Cycling Locations

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In the latest reported sign that boutique fitness studios are struggling to keep pace with home exercise offerings, Flywheel Sports Inc. The report also noted that Peloton has grown to have over 500,000 subscribers for its exercise products and fitness apps.

Bringing The Jane Fonda Magic To Streaming Fitness Classes

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Aerobic workouts, strength training, Pilates, yoga, cycling – name a form of exercise, and the odds are good to great that there plenty of fitness apps one can choose from to work out at home. Retail Editors' Picks exercise fitness mobile apps News Obe on-demand Shop Talk Streaming workouts

ClassPass Lands $285M To Scale Fitness Marketplace

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Online Fitness Experiences Where Signup Is The Light Lift Differentiator

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Retail content streaming exercise fitness News subscription commerce subscriptionsFor fitness aficionados and those just looking to get in a workout, several online platforms have emerged to help them bring home the gym experience.

Groupon And The Big Business Of Beauty

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Retail anti-aging products beauty beauty products Cosmetics exercise facials Featured News fitness floatation tank grooming Groupon gym memberships hand cream Health laser hair removal makeup Massage mobile app moisturizer News shaving products spas supplements waxingBeauty is and always has been one of humanity’s favorite topics. English poet Thomas Overbury famously observed that it is only skin deep, while Irish poet Margaret Wolfe Hungerford noted that it is “in the eye of beholder.”

Noom’s New Approach To Solving The Obesity Epidemic

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The brand is frequently billed as the Weight Watchers for millennials – in fact, the two share some similarities: Users set a weight loss goal, and then undertake a customized diet and exercise plan to attack that goal over 16 weeks, during which time they log their food consumption and activity, which is pretty standard for any weight-loss app. The accountability aspect — inputting data such as caloric intake, sleep, exercise, etc.

Uber Of X: SwitchFit Is The Uber Of Workout Regimens

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uber of x exercise fitness gyms Retail studios SwitchFit Uber of X working out workoutYear after year, it’s safe to say that most New Year’s resolutions include some form of getting in better shape. People join a gym with good intentions, but then their rate of going either slows down or stops altogether. Consumers seem to want to be in physically good shape, but when it comes to that journey, most have a hard time committing to a specific gym or routine.

Security is about as good as a fart in a spacesuit

Chris Skinner

I know lots of grumpy old men like me lament that, when we were growing up, we were left outside to run about as we felt, find our own way to and from school, were encouraged to read more and exercise, and such like. It’s a weird world.

Cryptomathic signs on as PCI SSC participating organization

Mobile Payments Today

The company hopes its experience as a designer of secure software solutions can help PCI become 'a business enabler, rather than a simple compliance exercise

Bankers identify 2020’s greatest strengths and challenges

Bank Innovation

This exercise helps keep track of past triumphs for further success and turn past deficiencies into future victories. When preparing for a new year, it helps to assess what went well and what didn’t in the previous year.

It might be time to alert clients to a new, old scam

Matt Wilcox Pro

No small number of people turn their newfound spare time to activities like gardening, Netflix binging, exercise, yard work, house cleaning, learning a new skill, games, walks, Informing clients helps reduce risk and adds value to the brand.

Beneficial finds local still sells in Philly

ABA Community Banking

Bank with savings roots grows via commercial, exercises caution on CRE Management Financial Trends CSuite Community Banking. 1Community Banking

Three ways you can take financial control during instability

BlogFeed

Working from home, socialising via Facetime and exercising in your loungeroom rather than a gym are going to become the new normal. We’re entering a time of uncertainty in Australia and across the world.

5 takeaways from mid-size stress tests

ABA Community Banking

First “live” DFAST exercise yields mixed results for banks and regulators Management Duties Risk Management Operational Risk. 1Management

Getting the Most Value from Your ALM Process

ABA Community Banking

Asset-liability management is often treated as a compliance exercise, not a decision engine. How can ALM help improve banks’ performance? . The post Getting the Most Value from Your ALM Process appeared first on ABA Banking Journal.

Taiwan Approves $2B Stimulus To Pad Coronavirus Effects, China Sees eCommerce Boom

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They’re buying makeup, condoms, exercise equipment and Nintendo Switch games. Nintendo has a game called Ring Fit Adventure which combines exercise and role playing, and it’s been selling steadily, with sales quadrupling in the two weeks leading up to Feb.

Fitbit finds its place in the fintech world

Payments Source

Fitbit's expertise in monitoring exercise and health seems pretty far removed from the world of payments, but the company is running full-speed into the world of fintech. Wearable payments

3 Blind Spots Your Bank Board Can Protect Management From

Banker to Banker

While there has not been clear guidance in this area, one area where boards can exercise credible challenge is on the subject of strategic direction and assessing management bias For years, regulators have talked about enterprise risk management (“ERM”).

The Utimate Fitness Regime For Your Finances Is Here

BankBazaar

A lot of us have incorporated exercise into our lives because we’re starved for physical activity. While we’re talking exercise, why not extend its benefits to our money too? Is your Instagram-feed filled with yoga poses and 1-minute plank challenges?

Cryptomathic signs on as PCI SSC participating organization

ATM Marketplace

The company hopes its experience as a designer of secure software solutions can help PCI become 'a business enabler, rather than a simple compliance exercise

‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ Combats COVID-19 With Payment Options

PYMNTS

We pay a price for not exercising, but conversely, gyms and online classes aren’t free of charge. Originally designed for consumer products, BNPL terms are expanding to all manner of things, including home exercise.