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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Cryptocurrency project Tezos to launch main network

The Paypers

(The Paypers) The Tezos cryptocurrency project is preparing to launch the main version of its network that underpins a new virtual token

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Trump Tax Cuts – Benefiting Wall Street or Main Street?

Long Lasting Ideas

Continue reading Trump Tax Cuts – Benefiting Wall Street or Main Street?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Idaho Central CU Pays $1 Million for Naming Rights to Indian Creek Plaza's Main Stage

Keith Leggett's Credit Union Watch

Idaho Central Credit Union (Chubbuck, ID) and Destination Caldwell entered into a 15-year, $1 million naming and advertising agreement for the Indian Creek Plaza’s main stage. Idaho Central Credit Union’s name and associated trademarks and logo will be used as part of the plaza’s main stage, according to the agreement.

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Main Street Bank Ups Nationally Available 36-Month CD (3.00% APY)

Deposit Accounts

Offers & Promotions Main Street Bank (MI) Bank Information Page | Receive Alerts for this Bank. It’s been more than 2½ years since I last wrote about Michigan-based Main Street Bank. In the past year, Main Street Bank has increased its total non-brokered deposits by $20.42

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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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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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Five C&I credit analysis tips from a Main Street banker

BankThink

Good credit analysts are in short supply, says David Nicholson, a senior v.p. of commercial lending at a community bank. But fair warning for job seekers: Only dogged questioners who can think critically need apply because vetting business borrowers is as much art as science. Credit quality Commercial lending

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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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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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From Main Street To The Milky Way: 8 Emerging Applications Of Computer Vision

CB Insights

From healthcare to autonomous vehicles, computer vision is finding applications across every industry. Computer vision — which is a subset of artificial intelligence — extracts information from digital images and videos using algorithms. The technology’s goal is to enable computers to contextualize scenes, similar to the human ability to identify and parse images. Want the full post? Become a CB Insights customer. If you’re already a customer, login here.

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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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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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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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