Singapore’s Liquid Group Debuts Real-Time B2B, B2C Payments

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Singapore’s cross-border digital payments startup Liquid Group is introducing B2B and business-to-consumer (B2C) real-time payment tools that capitalize on the company’s direct connection to FAST and PayNow.

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Equinox Group Requiring Vax Proof For Employees, Members, Riders

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Representatives from almost 60 medical groups — such as the American Nurses Association and the American Medical Association — said last week that they want to see mandatory vaccination policies for all healthcare workers. Coronavirus Equinox Group new york city News SoulCycle What's Hot

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It’s Back to the Future for Payments

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Digital adoption has exploded across all age groups. This blog is based on my keynote presentation at the 2021 Payments Canada SUMMIT Payments leaders probably feel like they are living in the future right now. The pandemic changed the industry forever.

China Evergrande Group Faces Suits Over Unpaid Supplier Bills

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China Evergrande Group is facing legal action from companies that say the property developer did not pay its bills, according to a Yahoo Finance report. B2B Payments B2B China Evergrande Group international late payments Lawsuits News What's Hot In B2B

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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!

Ant Group’s Valuation Tops $200 Billion

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Based on Ant Group ’s 2020 numbers, some investors around the world have tagged the Chinese company with a valuation in excess of $200 billion, Reuters reported on Tuesday (March 16), citing sources. Investments Ant Group Digital Banking international ipo News What's Hot

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Google, Alibaba, Ant Group Seek Payment Licenses In Singapore

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Google, Alibaba Group Holdings and Ant Group. International alibaba Ant Group Google international News payments Singapore What's HotIs Singapore poised to become Asia’s Silicon Valley?

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China's Retail Investors Order Over $2.8T Of Ant Group Stock

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Ant Group indicated on Thursday (Oct. Individual investors in Hong Kong have rushed to purchase into the initial public offering (IPO), as they wager that Ant Group will spike in value following its public debut on Thursday (Nov. 29) that retail investors in mainland China made over $2.8

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US Regulators, Advisory Group To Look At Stablecoins

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The meeting of the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets, which includes representatives of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, is scheduled for July 19. Treasury Secretary Janet L.

Jack Ma Tells Chinese Regulators Ant Group Not A Bank

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As China's Ant Group readies for its IPO — the biggest ever — founder Jack Ma wanted to clarify that the company is a tech firm, not a bank, Reuters reports. IPO Ant Group Digital Banking Innovation international Investment IPOs jack ma News What's Hot

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Authentic Brands Could Buy Arcadia Group And Debenhams

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Authentic Brands is said to be in talks with Debenhams and Arcadia Group administrators, with unnamed sources claiming that the retail company is mulling a bid for the Sir Philip Green retail empire and the retailer, Retail Gazette reported.

Ascena Retail Group Considers Bankruptcy Filing

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With the pandemic putting its business into a state of disorder, Lane Bryant and Ann Taylor owner Ascena Retail Group is reportedly in talks with lenders about a possible bankruptcy filing. Retail Ann Taylor Ascena Retail Group bankruptcy Catherine’s Lane Bryant News What's Hot

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Global Investors Go Soft On Ant Group’s Valuation

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Investors are now going soft on Ant Group, once valued in excess of $300 billion, following stricter Chinese regulations and the cancellation of its November 2020 initial public offering (IPO) by the government, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday (May 3).

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How Citizens Financial Group Is Driving Omnichannel Banking Forward

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These interactions must give consumers the impression that they are still transacting with the same bank regardless of which channel they have chosen to use, said Eric Schuppenhauer , president of consumer lending and national banking at Citizens Financial Group.

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Postmates Rolls Out Group Ordering

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Postmates is joining DoorDash and Caviar in offering its customers the option to place group orders. Group Orders allow you to share orders with friends so they can add items into your shared basket,” the company explained. Name your group, set a spend limit for your guests, and share it out.”. DoorDash has been offering group orders on its site since 2015 and on its app since 2017, while Caviar (now owned by DoorDash) offers group orders on a desktop web browser.

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Russian Hacking Group Responsible For Ransomware Goes Dark

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REvil, a known Russian hacking group, has gone offline — only days after U.S. Cyber Command to incapacitate and remove the group's sites, or that it was Putin who ordered the takedown after the recent Geneva meeting in which he and Biden spoke.

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Alibaba Consortium Acquires 5.5 Pct Stake In Masan Group’s The CrownX

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percent stake in Vietnam’s Masan Group’s consumer-retail platform The CrownX for $400 million, the companies said in a Tuesday (May 18) press release. Mason Group is controlled by the founder and Vietnamese tycoon Nguyen Dang Quang.

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US House Passes Bill To Form ‘Digital Asset Working Group’ 

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House of Representatives passed several pieces of legislation focused on financial services – with one key bill aiming for clarity and transparency in the crypto space through a working group staffed by individuals from two regulatory commissions.

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Eurozone banks form payments group to take on Visa, Mastercard

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A group of Eurozone banks are coming together to provide some competition in the payments space against Visa and Mastercard

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Benetton Group Teams With Retail Intelligence Firm EDITED

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Benetton Group , an Italian fashion company, is teaming once more with retail market intelligence firm EDITED as an "essential platform" for its future three-year roadmap, according to a Wednesday (Dec.

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MoonPay Gets Stake In Crypto Business Account Firm BCB Group

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BCB Group , a business-to-business (B2B) company that provides banking rails to digital currency firms, and digital currency payments platform MoonPay have teamed for a strategic collaboration, Coindesk reported Tuesday (June 22).

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Say Hello To The GoTo Group, The New Asian Super App Born From Gojeck-Tokopedia Merger

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The largest tech merger in Indonesian history is not only set to create Southeast Asia’s newest so-called “super app” but will also result in creation of a super cool company name: the GoTo Group. Tokopedia President Patrick Cao , meanwhile, will take on the role of GoTo Group president.

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Astralis Group Bets On eSports Digital 3.0 Transformation

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As the chief operating officer and co-founder of Copenhagen-based Astralis Group , Jakob Lund Kristensen walks both sides of the eSports line. Astralis is a group of eSports teams that is pioneering the approach to the eSports industry by treating its gamers like athletes.

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What Will Ant Group Look Like A Year From Now?

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What’s next for Ant Group – and by extension, Jack Ma? . As reported earlier this month , the Shanghai Stock Exchange delayed Ant Group’s record initial public offering (IPO). In China, the battle of the regulators versus FinTech behemoth has seemingly been joined. .

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Eddie Bauer Joins Growing Retail Stable Of Simon Property-Authentic Brands’ SPARC Group

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Eddie Bauer, the 100-year-old outdoor sportswear retailer, will become the sixth retail brand added to the stable of SPARC Group, a four-year-old joint venture between mall owner Simon Property Group and brand licensing and development firm Authentic Brands Group (ABG).

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Chinese Regulators, Ant Group Agree On Restructuring Plan For FinTech

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Chinese regulators along with Jack Ma and his Ant Group have reached an agreement that would turn the financial technology company (FinTech) into a financial holding company. Alibaba Group , which billionaire Jack Ma founded in 1999, owns about one-third of Ant , a spinoff company.

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Zellis Works With Income Group On Faster Payments

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Payroll and human resources (HR) firm Zellis is working with Income Group, powered by its strategic partner Mastercard, to bring Faster Payroll payments to its U.K.

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Western Union Teams With Isabel Group To Offer Payments In Belgium

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The business division of Western Union will work with Isabel Group , a Belgian company providing multi-bank services through its B2B network Isabel 6, to grow connectivity in Belgium, according to a press release.

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Report: Jack Ma Offered Part Of Ant Group To Chinese Government To Smooth Over IPO Fiasco

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An Ant Group spokesman refused to discuss the substance of the meeting involving Ma and regulators, WSJ reported. WSJ reported that the dispute between Ma and government officials was the cause for the cancellation of Ant Group's planned initial public offering (IPO) earlier this year.

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Chinese Government Asks Ant Group To Share Consumer Data

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Chinese regulators want billionaire Jack Ma to share consumer-credit data collected from his financial technology company Ant Group , which he's largely resisted doing for years, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports.

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Ant Group Debuts Virtual Bank In Hong Kong Weeks After Filing IPO

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Ant Bank, the virtual banking division of Hangzhou, China-based Ant Group , has launched banking services in Hong Kong, Fintech News reported. The launch comes a few weeks after Ant Group filed its initial public offering (IPO), which could be the biggest listing in the country’s history.

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BCB Group To Help B2B Treasuries Adopt Crypto

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BCB Group , which works in global digital finance, has rolled out a new program to help get corporate treasury departments to embrace digital assets, a press release says. B2B Payments B2B BCB Group cryptocurrencies Digital Payments News treasury What's Hot In B2B

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Ant Group Moves Ahead With $35B IPO After China's OK

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Ant Group has won the nod from China's top security regulators for its Shanghai offering, the last hurdle to clear for the $35 billion dual listing, Reuters reports. The Ant Group listing would be the first to be on both the new STAR Market in Shanghai and in Hong Kong.

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Foreign Investors Stand To Gain $8B With Ant Group’s IPO

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Ant Group’s pending IPO could spell a multibillion-dollar payday for a small and elite group of foreign investors, who bought a stake in the giant Chinese FinTech two years ago, The Wall Street Journal reports. IPO Ant Group international Investments ipo News What's Hot

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Coupa Acquires BELLIN Group To Boost Treasury Services

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Coupa Software , which works in business spend management, announced that it has acquired treasury management software BELLIN Group , according to a press release. B2B Payments Acquiring Acquisition B2B BELLIN Group Coupa software News spend management treasury management What's Hot In B2B

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