The diversity of financial markets

Chris Skinner

I thought they meant Brexit, and started waffling on about whiff-whaff and Boris Johnston but no, they stopped me mid-sentence and … The post The diversity of financial markets appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog.

GrandTech: the newest FinTech market niche

Chris Skinner

Watching the BBC, I often see reports on the elderly being ripped off, scammed and targeted by fraudsters.

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Amex moves closer to entering China’s $27 trillion market

Bank Innovation

cleared a key hurdle in its bid to accessing China’s $27 trillion payments market after the central bank accepted its application to start a bank card clearing business. Bloomberg Carousel Payments Product Design Retail Banking Sales & Marketing Amex China payments

Alphabet Market Cap Hits $1T

PYMNTS

tech firm to reach $1 trillion market value, joining Apple, Amazon and Microsoft in hitting the milestone, according to reports on Thursday (Jan. Apple was the first tech giant to see its market cap top $1 trillion. per share — a market cap of $964 billion.

Thailand strives to catch up to Asian markets on digital banking

Bank Innovation

Thailand is laying the foundations for standalone digital banks as it strives to catch up with other Asian markets that are allowing such changes, according to its central bank governor. “At

An untapped market: The unbanked shopper

Mobile Payments Today

Billions of people do not have access to a bank account, either due to the lack of income, unstable financial markets or the lack of verifyable identification.

Aflac Acquisition Targets Mid-Market Financing

PYMNTS

has announced a takeover that will position the company to strengthen its financing operations in the middle market. 10) said Aflac Global Investments has reached an agreement to acquire a minority stake in Varagon Capital Partners, a direct lender to mid-market companies.

Amazon’s Market Value Projected To Exceed $1T Once Again

PYMNTS

The club is the collection of firms that have a market value of at least $1 trillion and encompasses tech giants Microsoft and Apple along with Google-parent Alphabet. trillion market value, Apple has a $1.38 Amazon Big Tech ecommerce market value News trillion-dollar club What's Hot

Visa, Mastercard, AmEx win easier access to China market

Bank Innovation

card companies just moved a step closer to gaining access to China’s $27 trillion payments market. The biggest U.S. China said it won’t take longer than 90 days to consider applications from providers of electronic-payments services such as Mastercard, Visa and American Express Co.,

Regulating the cryptocurrency markets

Chris Skinner

I guess that this is logical as my last line was that government control of cryptocurrencies is “not so easy for cryptocurrencies that have … The post Regulating the cryptocurrency markets appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Someone made the comment on my platform piece about what happens when there are no Jack Ma’s or Mark Zuckerberg’s, as the whole thing is decentralised?

Canadian Fintech Market Map

CB Insights

The 2019 Canadian fintech market map. The startups selected for inclusion in the market map below are all Canada-headquartered, VC-backed fintech companies that have at least US $1M in equity funding, and have obtained equity funding since the start of 2015. Capital markets.

Crypto Markets Plummet As Libra Hearings Loom

PYMNTS

Cryptocurrency markets took a tumble Monday (July 15), with some coins plunging by more than 30 percent following a weekend sell-off. percent of the market. Total cryptocurrency market capitalization decreased by over $20 billion and is valued at around $294 billion and still falling.

Aflac Acquisition Targets Mid-Market Financing

PYMNTS

has announced a takeover that will position the company to strengthen its financing operations in the middle market. 10) said that Aflac Global Investments has reached an agreement to acquire a minority stake in Varagon Capital Partners, a direct lender to mid-market companies.

What It Takes To Outsmart Fraudsters In Emerging Markets

PYMNTS

Fraud detection is always a cat-and-mouse game,” he said, and that appears unlikely to change in the future, especially as ever-more emerging markets embrace digital payments and eCommerce. We might all be in the middle of one of the greatest — and most vital — cat-and-mouse games of all time.

Lenovo Leads PC Sales Spike With 24 Pct Market Share

PYMNTS

Ryan Reith, program vice president of IDC’s Worldwide Mobile Device Trackers, said it was a “wild” year, when “impressive market growth” ultimately put a stop to years of stagnation in the field. percent market share and 64.8 percent market share with 62.9

Africa's untapped potential as an ecommerce market

Mobile Payments Today

The African market is a growing and largely untapped ecommerce market, that has embraced mobile as a preferred means of banking, communication and payment

With $2b valuation, Marqeta focuses marketing strategy on startups

Bank Innovation

Carousel Payments Premium Sales & Marketing Startups MarqetaA company that operates quietly in the background of popular financial apps and platforms is taking steps to become more visible.

That Inexplicable In-N-Out Burger, And Marketing Stunt #Fails

PYMNTS

A host of potential resolutions to the mystery flooded across the web – the most popular being that this was some kind of marketing stunt by In-N-Out, possible portending a New York opening. The problem with marketing stunts is that they rarely thread that needle.

Closing The Bank/Middle Market Commercial Card Gap

PYMNTS

The middle market can be an ideal corporate customer for a financial institution (FI). Unlike a small business, the middle market typically holds a lower-risk profile with steady profits and strong growth. FIs themselves, however, struggle to understand how to define the middle market.

PayPal Hires New Chief Marketing Officer

PYMNTS

PayPal appointed Allison Johnson , a marketing veteran with over two decades of experience in her field, as the company’s new executive VP and chief marketing officer (CMO) on Monday (Jan. Johnson brings a vast knowledge of marketing to her position.

Inside Marketing: Top 3 Trends For 2020

William Mills

Brand awareness and effective marketing are crucial elements of growth for every organization, including credit unions. MarketingVoice search, lead nurturing platforms and chatbots are top technologies for credit unions to watch.

Subscription Payments Meet Emerging Markets

PYMNTS

Cloud Subscription Provider pCloud Seeks To Crack Emerging Market Payments Problems. This is especially true for emerging markets where mainstream forms of payment like credit cards or PayPal are not commonly available.

Analyst Sees $40B Market Cap For Lululemon

PYMNTS

Assuming LULU can sustain an NKE-like free cash flow multiple, we see a path to a $40 billion market cap. Lululemon’s market cap is currently $29 billion, while Nike’s is $146 billion. Cowen believes Lululemon could be the next Nike , as it raised its price target on the stock to $250.

The Price For Attention in Bank Marketing

Banker to Banker

BANK MARKETING If you are still spending money on print and direct mail, we ask you why? Not only is it hard to track, but it is likely the least effective form of marketing that you can do.

Procure-To-Pay Guides The Middle Market Into The Cloud

PYMNTS

Though the middle market might have more resources than small businesses, many firms in this category are only just beginning their digitization journeys.

5 Keys to Effective Financial Content Marketing

Bank Innovation

Many financial institutions—especially small, community-focused ones—have limited marketing budgets. Today we’re discussing five keys to effective financial content marketing that can help your institution get plenty of bang for its buck.

IKEA Goes Online In Second Indian Market

PYMNTS

IKEA India Market Manager Per Hörnell said in a statement, “Maharashtra is a very important market for IKEA, and we see a lot of potential in Pune. Swedish furniture company IKEA now has a second online-only store in India, this one in Pune.

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Latin American payments market becomes an emerging target for development

Mobile Payments Today

Latin America has become an increasing focus of development in the emerging digital payments market, as the region transitions from a heavily cash-based system to increase automation, speed and transparency

5 Best Bank Marketing Videos of 2018

Bank Innovation

Banks and other FIs pulled out all the stops in 2018 to make commercials and marketing videos that would leave an impression on customers. Exclusive Features Listicles Sales & Marketing Videos Advertising Fifth Third Bank JPMorgan Chase Bank Regions video marketing

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Report: Worldwide Accounts Payable Software Market To Reach $1.567M

PYMNTS

Zion Market Research released a report about the accounts payable software market on Wednesday (March 20), estimating the market will reach about $1,567 million by 2025, according to a release by the company.

Bringing The Farmers Market Online With Apps

PYMNTS

Customers download the app through the Apple App Store or Google Play and sign up for the service and choose the market that suits them. At the same time, Tortora noted the technology has been adopted by farmers markets nationally (the company white labels its product as well).

U.S. Consumer Confidence Plunges Amid Market Uncertainty

PYMNTS

The news is a harbinger of sorts, as Americans get less optimistic about things while the stock market falls and economic growth slows. Economy consumer confidence economy News stock market trump What's Hot

Virtu Financial Announces New Business Unit For Capital Markets

PYMNTS

Virtu Financial has announced the launch of its new business unit, dedicated to capital market clients. Before joining Virtu, he spent 18 years at Cantor Fitzgerald as head of Equity Capital Markets. During his time at Cantor, Lumby built and oversaw the market-leading ATM team.

Addressing Key Challenges at the Frontier of Financial Services Marketing

Bank Innovation

There have never been more opportunities – or more challenges – in digital marketing, especially for financial services. With a plethora of channels and corresponding metrics, how do marketers decide which ones to prioritize?

How RBC Capital Markets revamped its data management efforts

Bank Innovation

RBC Capital Markets has looked externally to help it consolidate data in one place, analyze it and better equip employees. Starting in 2013, RBC Capital Markets began collecting all the data it could that was relevant to its clients, including e-commerce data, trades and portfolios.

DOJ Investigates Bitcoin For Market Manipulation

PYMNTS

Justice Department is investigating whether bitcoin’s record-breaking performance last year was caused by market manipulation. Late last year, the value of a single bitcoin hit $9,143, climbing nearly six points in just 24 hours for a market cap north of $152 billion. The U.S.

APIs Explore The Opportunity Of Mid-Market Liquidity Management

PYMNTS

As open banking frameworks take root in more markets around the globe, the model of data integration continues to also take shape in the business financial services market, particularly impacting micro- and small businesses (and the FinTechs that service them).

dLocal Expands Cross-Border Payments To New Markets

PYMNTS

FinTech dLocal , which specializes in cross-border payments for emerging markets, has announced its expanded its payments network to include Indonesia, Ecuador and Bolivia. In a 2017 interview with PYMNTS, Kanovich spoke about the difficulties of making inroads in emerging markets. “We’ll

Is it time to outsource your marketing?

ForwardBanker

Take marketing. Recent years have seen a trend toward brands bringing various marketing functions in-house, whether it’s programmatic media, creative, data analytics or technology. The post Is it time to outsource your marketing?

Omnichannel Marketing Startup Pomona Raises $3M

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An Indonesian startup that provides consumer brands with omnichannel marketing and sales products, including cash-back rewards, has raised $3 million in a Series A-2 funding round, according to a report by TechCrunch. Investments funding Indonesia investments marketing News Pomona What's Hot

Kiosks Flourish In International Markets

PYMNTS

But the fact that one of the main retail players on the planet is making a kiosk push in a growing, heavily populated market speaks to the international appeal of such devices. Consumers can expect more kiosk action coming from India, China and other international markets.

Grubhub Mulls Sale As Market Share Drops

PYMNTS

Food delivery company Grubhub is considering a few strategic options to continue to compete in an increasingly crowded market, including a potential sale or an acquisition by another company, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.

Customer intelligent marketing is not a scary thing

Chris Skinner

I grew up as a marketing guy. My first career roles were in marketing. I was trained by Kotler and Drucker, and still hold true to first principles of marketing: the 4 P’s or, if you’re not a marketing person, product, price, place and promotion.