New Data: What COVID-19 Is Doing To Main Street SMBs

PYMNTS

The boutique shops that lined Main Street USA, which got nearly all of their business face-to-face in their stores, expected that 2020 would be another great year. Coronavirus cash flow COVID-19 Karen Webster Main Feature Main Street News Revenue small businesses SMBs Stimulus Bill

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On Main Street

Independent Banker

Industry Insight On Main Street Viewpoints A Second Cyberdefense. By Noah W. Wilcox, Grand Rapids State Bank. Information is the new coin of the realm, and financial information is the most widely prized.

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Main Street Focus

Independent Banker

Banks Industry Insight Main Street Focus Tess Ousley expanded her Chicago child development center, All About Kids Learning Academy Inc., with financing from Urban Partnership Bank. A Special Mission. Urban Partnership Bank builds up people and communities. By Ed Avis.

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Collaborative ‘Help Main Street’ Database Will Aid Small Businesses

PYMNTS

Called Help Main Street, the idea is to compile a database of businesses that offer gift cards or other similar items. Coronavirus database Eniac Ventures Help Main Street Lunchbox News small businesses What's Hot

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Walmart Consolidating Grocery And Main Apps

PYMNTS

Walmart has announced that it’s going to merge its Walmart Grocery app with the main Walmart mobile app, to create a more seamless shopping experience for its customers, according to a report by TechCrunch. The main app was No.

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Main Street USA Was Healthy In February, But Coronavirus Is The Wild Card

PYMNTS

Amid the widespread, and widening, impact of the coronavirus, the latest data from the Main Street Index show that small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have enjoyed steady growth in business formation, hiring and wages. The Main Street Index is also highly correlated with U.S.

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Is Main Street USA Winning (Again)?

PYMNTS

Main Street USA isn’t just growing — it’s exploding. Main Street USA now boasts 3.4 Specifically, the index focuses on “storefronts,” or the shops that line the main and side streets of our local communities.

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Why Main Street SMBs Are A Greenfield For InsurTech

PYMNTS

” Opportunity On Main Street. The low-hanging fruit for technological disruption of business insurance is on Main Street, he said, largely because businesses with 100 or fewer employees can be serviced in a fairly standardized way.

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With New AML Laws, Latvia Looks To Remove Main Regulator

PYMNTS

Latvia’s parliament has passed new regulation to bolster the fight against money laundering and terrorism financing. After a series of recent scandals, the country’s government was accused of being too lenient with banks.

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Finding Falafel Success On Main Street

PYMNTS

Behind most every Main Street success story is opportunity-seeking passion and a willingness to risk it all to make the business succeed. Main Street’s Social Sweet Spot. SMBs Amsterdam Falafel Main Street Merchant

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MainVest On Bringing Everyday Investors To Main Street Shops 

PYMNTS

Neither entrepreneur is hoping to disrupt the world with noodles or sandwiches — but both would very much like a chance at disrupting Main Street in their respective towns.

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Sibos 2016: My five main takeaways for banks

Accenture

Once again, Sibos was the place to be to discover, discuss and understand how disruptive innovations are transforming the financial services landscape. Looking at the opportunities amidst the disruption, this year’s conference also further explored the evolving relationship and collaboration.

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Will Main Street USA Profit From A Trump Win?

PYMNTS

While Donald Trump’s victory may have propelled the Dow Jones to an all-time high, it had little effect on the state of Main Street. According to the index, Main Street merchants scored 1.7 So, is Main Street sounding the alarm? Main Street USA boasted a 1.7

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P2P lending makes it to main street?

Celent Banking

Peer to Peer (P2P) lending is one of those situations and banks have started to experiment with it, taking P2P lending to main street. I believe it will have them as main actors, therefor competing directly with the fintech-startups, such as the P2P lending companies. Authorities are not concerned about the systemic risk; their main concern is banks’ responsibility regarding delinquent or bad credit. Can old dogs learn new tricks? What about banks?

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Tapping Sudsy Success on Main Street

PYMNTS

And, behind the scenes, the brewery’s story is that of an exacting journey of finding Main Street success. and Portland, Maine, where craft breweries are seemingly on almost every street corner like coffee shops, Marvil pointed out.

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New Santander Consumer chief: Fiat partnership is still main focus

American Banker

Loans made for Fiat Chrysler represented the largest chunk of Santander Consumer's lending in the fourth quarter, and Mahesh Aditya said their relationship is his top priority. Consumer lending Auto lending Earnings Santander Consumer USA

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Bangor Bancorp to buy Damariscotta Bankshares in merger of Maine mutuals

American Banker

Community banking M&A Growth strategies MaineBangor will pay $35 million in cash to gain branches in five communities.

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Square Buys Main Line Delivery For Undisclosed Sum

PYMNTS

Payment processor Square is sticking with its food delivery service, inking a deal to acquire Main Line Delivery, a startup that has been around for about eight years and delivers food to the Main Line area in Philadelphia. Dan Ritterman, one of the Main Line founders, will come on board at Caviar. “We’ve Partnerships / Acquisitions Caviar food delivery Main Line Delivery Square What's Hot

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Main Street, USA = Community Financial Institutions + Small Businesses

ForwardBanker

Our Small Business Revolution – Main Street team recently finished its 2019 series of small business marketing seminars. The post Main Street, USA = Community Financial Institutions + Small Businesses appeared first on Deluxe FS.

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Learnings from the Main Stage at DX18

ForwardBanker

The post Learnings from the Main Stage at DX18 appeared first on Deluxe FS.

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Store Front Business Index: Main Street USA, A-OK?

PYMNTS

One of the most significant: the health and importance of small businesses, and in particular, the “mom and pop” shops that line the main streets and side streets of our local communities. With the 2016 presidential race in full swing, many important economic issues are being discussed.

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On Main Street USA, Small Businesses Continue To Rise

PYMNTS

SMBs main street usa National Business Week News SBA Small Business Administration SMB technology Store Front Businesses What's HotThe 3.4 million storefront businesses that form the lifeblood of the U.S. economy are on a run and are seemingly gaining momentum. According to the latest findings of the PYMNTS Store Front Index , small businesses across the U.S. are continuing to build on their gains from 2016. The Index, which saw a decline in Q1 2016 when it fell from 115 points to 114.6

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Joss & Main, HGTV in Beach-House Themed Collaboration

PYMNTS

Joss & Main just announced its partnership with HGTV ‘s Beachfront Bargain Hunt: Renovation series. Starting June 10, Joss & Main’s pieces will be on HGTV’s show for six weeks. Joss & Main’s general manager, Paul Toms, commented on this joint endeavor and what it means for shoppers. “We’re Retail Beachfront Bargain Hunt: Renovation furnishings furniture HGTV home renovation Joss & Main News retailer Wayfair

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Target Merges Cartwheel Into Its Main App

PYMNTS

Eliminating the Cartwheel app may be a learning curve for some consumers because Cartwheel is more popular than the main Target app, TechCrunch reports. Target appears to have grown weary of maintaining separate apps – one as its flagship phone application and another displaying its Cartwheel deals – and has decided to merge the two formats into one, Chain Store Age reports. Users who want to find the app will now find it listed using the term “Target — now with Cartwheel.”.

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Maine Enacts Student Loan Servicing Law

CFPB Monitor

We can add Maine to the list of states to have enacted a “Student Loan Bill of Rights” that requires student loan servicers to be licensed. State CFS Monitor State Licensing Student Loans licensing Maine

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Who Invests in FinTech in Brazil: Know the Main Players

Let's Talk Payments

Brazil is among the most attractive places to invest in FinTech and has already attracted the attention of several global venture capital and private equity funds. Thr top three FinTechs. Fintech Insights ContaAzul Creditas Guiabolso insights Kitado Magnetis Nubank South America US

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Bitcoin Daily: Tezos Launches Main Network, WannaCry Still Used To Mine Crypto

PYMNTS

In other news, the Tezos cryptocurrency project is finally set to launch its main network this week, according to Reuters. Samsung has revealed that South Korea’s customs authority has agreed to use the company’s Nexledger blockchain tech for its decentralized customs clearance system. In addition, 48 domestic institutions, including public agencies and shipping and insurance companies, have also signed the memorandum of understanding (MoU), according to CoinDesk.

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Pepper The Robot Coming To HSBC’s Main NYC Branch

PYMNTS

Pepper, a robot developed by SoftBank and robotics firm Aldebaran, is entering the retail banking market with the robot’s debut at HSBC ’s main bank branch in New York City. According to a report in Digital Trends , Pepper, which is a 120-centimeter tall robot that can recognize faces and emotions, respond via voice or on an embedded tablet and can be programmed with data so that it can perform specific tasks, will demonstrate to customers of HSBC a bit of what the future will bring.

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TD Bank Helps Maine Housing Authority

ABA Community Banking

MaineHousing is an independent state agency that provides affordable rental and ownership properties in Maine Bank Performance Human Resources Feature Management Performance Customers Community Banking Feature3 Commercial. 1Community Banking

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Learnings from the Main Stage at DX18

ForwardBanker

The post Learnings from the Main Stage at DX18 appeared first on Deluxe FS.

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FTC’s Operation Main Street Helps Protect SMBs From Fraud

PYMNTS

attorneys’ offices and the Better Business Bureau (BBB), the FTC has released the results of Operation Main Street: Stopping Small Business Scams. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced a new law enforcement initiative targeting operations seeking to defraud small businesses. In partnership with the offices of eight state attorneys general (AGs), the New York division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, two U.S.

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Marcus by Goldman Sachs: The Digital Shift from Wall Street to Main Street [SPONSORED]

Bank Innovation

The personal lending space in the United States, conservatively estimated to be around $3 trillion in 2016, is seeing continued disruption.

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With Five-And-Dime Roots, Five Below’s Still Making It On Main Street In The Amazon Era

PYMNTS

But years later, shoppers traded Woolworth’s along with other Main Street stores for locations near the highways. Long before Five Below started selling items like Bluetooth headsets and Spalding basketballs for $5 or less, Frank Woolworth opened Utica, New York’s The Great 5¢ Store in 1879.

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Main Street without bandwidth

ABA Community Banking

Economic development may hinge on high-speech connections—or some bankers’ time and sweat Blogs Talking Credit Community Banking. 1Talking Credit

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BAI Beacon: Reshaping the Banking Industry’s Main Stage

William Mills

The post BAI Beacon: Reshaping the Banking Industry’s Main Stage appeared first on Financial PR and Marketing Agency & Financial Public Relations.

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