As markets plunge, robo-advisers urge caution

Bank Innovation

In the wake of today’s stock market free fall, the novel coronavirus and an oil price war, digital investment advisers are encouraging their customers to think long term and not make any rash decisions.

Robinhood Fizzles As Markets Gyrate

PYMNTS

Robinhood Financial LLP has suffered three outages in roughly two weeks, and going dark has helped no one – certainly not the younger, tech-savvy investors who were left out of make-or-break days in the market. One thing’s for certain: The markets will continue to be volatile.

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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.

Can FinTechs Get Through A Turbulent Market?

PYMNTS

There are bad days on the market — and in the wake of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus , which has spent the last month gaining more and more global ground, there have been more than a few of those of late.

Market Commentary: Week of April 6, 2020

SWBC's LenderHub

Another wild and exhausting week in the financial markets. From the old adage, “seeing is believing,” COVID-19 has begun to ravage New York and the New York City Metro Area (New Jersey and southern Connecticut) and key markets such as Agency MBS and Municipals began to feel shaky again.

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.

Payments innovation in the Latin American market

Mobile Payments Today

Latin America is becoming an increasingly important market in the global payments business. There are a number of important innovations underway that are changing the industry

Market Commentary: Week of March 30, 2020

SWBC's LenderHub

Capital Markets Global Investment MarketsWhat Happened. We could have sworn that somewhere in the distance we could hear George Jetson screaming, “Jane, stop this crazy thing!”

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.

Robinhood App Crashes Again As Markets Plummet

PYMNTS

The stock-trading app Robinhood went down again on Monday (March 9), as the markets plummeted and then closed briefly for the first time since 1997, according to reports. On Monday morning (March 9), stock market trading was suspended as the S&P 500 index plummeted 7 percent.

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

US banking market finally primed to embrace contactless payments

Accenture

More than five years after the launch of Apple Pay and four-plus years after the US POS liability shift for EMV, the US market finally appears set to fully embrace contactless payments.

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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.

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.

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.

Market Commentary: Week of March 23, 2020

SWBC's LenderHub

Capital Markets Global Investment MarketsWhat Happened: Last week was perhaps like no other week. On Sunday night the Fed tried shock and awe, slashing their policy rate to zero (0-.25%),

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.

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

In Europe, Single Data Market Looms?

PYMNTS

The European Union is examining the creation of a single data market that would reportedly challenge tech firms such as Google and Facebook, as Reuters reported. In Europe, another regulatory salvo may be aimed at U.S.

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.

Market Commentary: Week of March 16, 2020

SWBC's LenderHub

Fear, uncertainty and more fear ruled the markets last week. Any semblance of liquidity exited every market sector as the phrase from investors, “I didn’t know that could happen” actually happened. Capital Markets Global Investment MarketsWhat Happened.

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

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.

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.

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.

Airbnb Execs Take Less Pay, Sideline $800M Marketing Plans

PYMNTS

Airbnb is looking to pause its marketing campaigns as a way to save $800 million while the company’s executives slash half of their salaries, Reuters reported on Friday (March 27), citing sources. Coronavirus Airbnb marketing News salaries subsidized housing What's Hot

The Antiques Market Bids Heavy On eCommerce

PYMNTS

Over the years, we’ve developed procedures to establish provenance (chain of ownership) to ensure that our pieces are both authentic and on the market in accordance with international law.” The three major art and antiques markets – the U.S.,

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.

Bitcoin Nosedives Amid Market Volativity

PYMNTS

Bitcoin ’s value has seen better days amid the strife and turmoil of the global financial markets as the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc, according to Reuters. We’ve seen de-risking across all asset markets,” Farquhar said, according to Reuters.

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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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.

Digital dragon: Navigating Asia’s digital banking market

Accenture

The post Digital dragon: Navigating Asia’s digital banking market appeared first on Accenture Banking Blog. Across Asia, a revolution in payments, banking, e-commerce and services is underway.

A Marketing Game Plan for COVID-19

ABA Community Banking

Whether you’re working from home or holding down the fort at the bank, here are five tips for marketers in the new world of the coronavirus. . The post A Marketing Game Plan for COVID-19 appeared first on ABA Banking Journal.

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.