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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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mPOS Top In-Store Tech Priority, Cost Main Barrier

PYMNTS

It’s no surprise that in-store technology is increasingly a priority among brick-and-mortar retailers as a means to boost operations, meeting consumer demand and competing with the growth of Commerce’s market share (especially Amazon). To get a better sense of the priorities within the larger push toward digitization, U.K.-based based IT software provider Zynstra recently surveyed retail execs and tech managers across the U.S. and U.K.

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Sibos 2016 – fintech on the main stage

BankNXT

Sibos 2016 – fintech on the main stage on BankNXT. JP Nicols hosts this Breaking Banks episode from Sibos 2016 in Geneva, and talks about fintech, innovation, and coffee!

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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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Reinventing Main Street, One Scoop Of Cookie Dough At A Time

PYMNTS

Armed with that knowledge, and an unshakable confidence that cookie dough had a future on main street, Dahlquist made the jump from studying entrepreneurship to living it. He noted that the two blocks that separate Main Street from the campus can be an entire world away for a surprisingly large number of local residents. The goal today is not so much to reinvent retail as it is to reinvent main street on a Main Street that needs reinvention. “I

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PYMNTS Daily Data Dive: Good News For Main Street Business

PYMNTS

It’s a good time to be a business owner on Main Street USA. In a week sorely in need of some good news, PYMNTS’ Store Front Business Index™ has some to offer. According to the latest Store Front Business Index™, a PYMNTS and CAN Capital collaboration, the past 12 months have been a profitable time for many store front businesses. Growth has outpaced GDP and seems well on the path to continue to increase at an accelerated rate. .

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Dunkin’ Brands Selects Amazon As Main Cloud Provider

PYMNTS

As companies grow and as technology advances, using an on-premise solution for all of an organization’s technical needs may reach a point where it’s no longer economically sound to do so and inhibits its ability to scale.

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Uber Prepares For Battle In India With Ola As Main Competitor

PYMNTS

Both Uber and its main competitor in India, Ola, hold more than 70 percent of their revenue from only five cities in the whole country: Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Delhi-National Capital Region and Kolkata. Ridesharing in India is expanding quickly. In fact, India is on pace to overtake Uber’s U.S. market, which currently stands at number one.

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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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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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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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23 VC-Backed Brick & Mortar Startups Changing The Face Of Main Street

CB Insights

It mainly offers on-the-go breakfast items, fresh food, and daily use products out of its 10+ stores in Beijing.

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Impact Roadshow | Westbrooke, Maine

Filene

Local Host: Maine Credit Union League. Wednesday, January 20, 2016 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Click to REGISTER. Filene Host: Cynthia Campbell. WHAT I S AN IMPACT ROAD SHOW? It’s 90+ minutes of stimulating conversation about CU programs that have the potential to enrich your members’ experience and build a culture of success in your credit union.

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Entersekt joins the ForgeRock Trust Network as main technology partner

The Paypers

(The Paypers) Entersekt has joined the ForgeRock Trust Network as a main partner, making available its mobile app security, authentication, and digital signing technology to ForgeRock customers

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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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The Future of Retail: Four Main Areas of Development in 2016 and Beyond

Let's Talk Payments

In order to understand the main trends in retail, communication agency Walkers Sands. With significant advancements in technology, retail has to adapt to new market trends along with other industries. Commerce Insights Mobile Offline Shopping Online Shopping Asia Europe insights US

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Camden National in Maine Forms Wealth Management Division

American Banker

Camden National in Camden, Maine, is uniting its trust and bank units to form a wealth management division. breaking_news dealmaking-strategy people womenin-banking wib-scan corporate-governance me community-banking

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First Bancorp in Maine Buys Back Tarp-Era Warrants

American Banker

First Bancorp in Damariscotta, Maine, has repurchased warrants it sold to the Treasury Department under the Troubled Asset Relief Program. breaking_news me community-banking

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Watching a Main Street data breach happen

ABA Community Banking

Part 2: Cyber risks that small firms face and how to understand their scope Risk Management CSuite Cyberfraud/ID Theft Community Banking. 1Risk Management

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James Connelley, SEQR: "The main element and always our main focus is ease of use"

The Paypers

(The Paypers) We try to add value to both parties, ease of use for consumers, combined with a back-up feature in case of card failure or loss

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Digital banking, advanced biometrics, VC: main trends in Indian ecommerce

The Paypers

(The Paypers) Abhishek Banerjee, Emergent Payments : Cross-border merchants trying to expand into India need to understand the Indian consumers and their buying patterns

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Ecommerce world leaders establish main challenges for global online sales

The Paypers

(The Paypers) Ecommerce industry leaders from the US, Brazil, China, Russia and many countries in Europe discussed the key challenges to global ecommerce at The Global Ecommerce Round Table 2016

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What’s the main challenge for Fintechs and banks to work together?

Disruptive Finance

Last Thursday, I had the pleasure to co-chair the BBA Fintech Conference with the immensely knowledgeable Imran Gulanmhuseinwala. It’s the second time in a week that I attend a conference with two regulators (loosely speaking…) presenting their views. This time, it was the Bank of England and the FCA, the previous week, it was the French(.). Banks Startups Bank of England BBA collaboration FCA startups

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Bangor Bancorp in Maine to expand in N.H. with $45M acquisition

BankThink

Community banking Mutual banks M&A Growth strategies Maine New HampshireThe mutual, which agreed to buy First Colebrook Bancorp, had recently opened a limited-service branch in Portsmouth, N.H.

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Maine CUs Disingenuous "Own It" Campaign

Keith Leggett's Credit Union Watch

The Maine Credit Union League has launched a disingenuous “own it” awareness campaign. The campaign focuses on stories of various credit union members. For example, one story is about a credit union member talking about the benefits of of mobile banking and remote deposit capture and another story is about a business owner, whose business is open late and being able to run to his or her credit union''s ATM at any time. However, these stories are not unique to credit unions.

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When data breaches hit Main Street

ABA Community Banking

Hacks beyond the headlines kill businesses Risk Management CSuite Cyberfraud/ID Theft Community Banking. 1Risk Management

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TIAA ventures into robo advising in Main Street push

BankThink

TIAA, the nearly 100-year-old retirement and insurance company, is starting an online robo-adviser this week, making it the latest firm to use automated advice to win customers in a rapidly changing asset-management industry. Women in Banking Robo-advisers Wealth management TIAA

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A Maine community bank takes plunge into digital mortgages

BankThink

Stephen Sessler, the director of mortgage banking at the $4 billion-asset Camden National Bank, provides other lenders a peek at the benefits and pitfalls of digital mortgages. Digital Mortgage Conference Mortgages Mortgage applications Online mortgages Consumer banking Community banking

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Maine Highlands FCU's Happy New Year 36-Month CD, 3.04% APY

Deposit Accounts

Offers & Promotions Maine Highlands Federal Credit Union Credit Union Information Page | Receive Alerts for this Credit Union. Maine Highlands FCUs Happy New Year 36-Month CD, 3.04% APY POSTED ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2018 BY Ken Tumin Deal Summary: 36-month Share Certificate, 3.04% APY, $500 minimum deposit. Availability: Residents of Piscataquis County and 12 named communities in Cumberland, Penobscot, and Somerset Counties, Maine. | About Us. Forum. Banks.

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Square's next push brings NFC onto main stage

Payments Source

The company has done a lot of work on EMV speed, but contactless mobile may be its biggest opportunity. Mobile point-of-sale NFC Retailers Square

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