TouchCR Enables Intelligent Marketing

PYMNTS

To succeed in retail (and retail marketing), merchants and advertisers need to keep up with what shoppers want, how they buy, and where. You need to be able to market with relevance,” Hale said. Consumer brands need to get close to consumers and to understand who they are, what they’re interested in, what they’re likely to do next — and then to market in that context.”. Retail consumer data marketing Retail Enabler TouchCR

Kabbage Set to Acquire Lending Data Startup Orchard Platform Markets

Bank Innovation

Small business banking company Kabbage is set to acquire startup Orchard Platform Markets, a provider of lending data and services, it was reported yesterday. Capital Exclusive Lending Startups acquisitions capital Kabbage lending marketplace lending Orchard Platform Markets startups

Picking Up Pennies For Marketing?

Credit Union Geek

When was the last time you came up with a truly unique marketing effort? The post Picking Up Pennies For Marketing? Articles "With a little love and luck you will get by" - Jimmy Buffett ally bank campaign contest growth lucky penny marketing member engagement scavenger hunt strategy

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?

Trump Wins, Markets Slide

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Investors do not like surprises — and as Tuesday night gave way into Wednesday morning, the world markets got a heck of surprise: Donald Trump pulled off the biggest electoral upset since “Dewey Defeats Truman” and won the presidency of the United States. It was an event that Trump, as of Monday, was predicting would be Brexit plus, plus, plus — and it turns out the stock markets agrees with him entirely insofar as they seem to be as taken off guard by the results of the U.S.

Facebook Data Scandal Tanks Stock Market

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The Federal Reserve starts its two-day meeting Tuesday, in which the markets largely expect it to raise interest rates. Facebook consumer data data privacy data protection News social media stock market Technology What's HotFollowing a technology stock sell-off led by Facebook, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted in afternoon trading on Monday (March 19), at one point declining over 400 points.

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PPRO: The 10 Fastest Growing Global eCommerce Markets

PYMNTS

In western markets, eCommerce continues to grow steadily — but, more importantly, it’s taking significant hold in less developed markets, opening up opportunities for brands to secure footholds in new regions. Global merchants who wait until these markets are established will arrive too late. office in Atlanta, told PYMNTS which fast-growing markets global brands should be courting — and why these markets are expanding so fast. PPRO’s Top 10 Growth Markets.

Amid Job Market Growth, Consumer Delinquencies Wane

PYMNTS

Debt ABA credit cards debt deliquency economy job market loans News What's HotEconomic tailwinds are helping consumers make timely loan payments. As American Banker reported Wednesday (April 4), delinquent payment rates waned a bit in the fourth quarter of last year, with late payments to banks slipping.

On credit-augmented market risk analysis

Insights on Business

In such markets, low coupons and yields offered by top issuers may not be well suited to the refinancing of liabilities. Exposed to economic capital management frameworks, on-boarding spread sensitive instruments requires them to monitor more than market risks.

The Digital Small Markets Of The Future

PYMNTS

There is a reason, Rizzoli said, that 2017-2018 will be the year that Poly’s computer vision technology will get its retail test drive; this is literally the first year the technology has been available in the market at a realistic price point. The Digital Market. Consumers can walk into their local market and begin grabbing goods as they go. Authentication AI Alberto Rizzoli cashless digital markets Featured News image recognition News Poly visual identification

Email, Social Media King For Retail Marketers

PYMNTS

While most retail marketers have similar goals in 2017 in terms of enhancing consumer engagement and increasing sales, the online realm of marketing outreach remains king. According to research from a survey by Yes Lifecycle Marketing as quoted in eMarketer , most retail marketers are counting on email and social media to help reach their goals. What does this tell portend for marketing in today’s super connected world?

For Mastercard, QR Codes, Developing Market By (Developing) Market

PYMNTS

When it comes to payments, each market or country has its own preferences. So it is that QR codes are seeing increased adoption across developing markets. Use cases in certain developing markets, and specifically in a retail environment, said Bhalla, may be fashioned by specific consumer needs. India is a market that is taking off in digital in a big way.”

Microsoft Catches Up To Amazon In Market Value

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2, as Microsoft has rallied to be neck and neck with Amazon in terms of market capitalization. The two Washington state-based companies are within one percentage point of each other, with a market cap of about $723 billion, thanks to a week-long rally in Microsoft shares coupled with a slump in Amazon shares, reported 24/7 Wall St. Apple’s market cap remains well ahead of its two competitors at about $850 billion.

Amazon Eyes Mr. Market

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Long ago, value investing proponents such as Warren Buffett and Benjamin Graham put forth the fictional embodiment of the stock market in the form “Mr. Market.” Think of Mr. Market, said these famed investors, as carried away by some of the more extreme mood swings of the age. The market may be efficient, arguably, but it is not always efficient. For investors, might the moody Mr. Market be less of an enigma?

Should Your Digital Marketing Strategy be Your Only Marketing Strategy?

ForwardBanker

They say the financial services industry is a decade behind other industries with the move to digital marketing strategies. The post Should Your Digital Marketing Strategy be Your Only Marketing Strategy?

Zycus Steps Into Mid-Market Procurement

PYMNTS

Procure-to-pay company Zycus is stepping into the middle market. The company announced Thursday it is launching a source-to-pay program for mid-market companies and small, high-growth firms looking to improve their procurement functions. The launch of Zycus Genesys signals the company’s expansion into the mid-market as it looks to automate procurement operations for its business customers.

Chinese Smartphone Market Declines For First Time

PYMNTS

The smartphone market declined for the first time ever in 2017, with shipments dropping 4 percent year-over-year, according to market research firm Canalys. The BBC , citing data from Canalys, reported that the decline marks the end of an eight-year period of growth in China’s smartphone market. China is still the world’s largest smartphone market, noted the report.

Good Housekeeping Revitalizes Content Marketing

PYMNTS

One publication that’s helping to further evolve the publishing world when it comes to content marketing is Good Housekeeping. The 132-year-old magazine has taken content marketing to a new level following the hiring of its new Editor-in-Chief, Jane Francisco, just four years ago. In addition to creating this new kitchen space, it also served as a new way for the publication to conduct branding and marketing. The publishing world is one of the oldest industries.

Morgan Stanley Goes After Brazilian FinTech Market

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Morgan Stanley’s move comes at a time when the Brazil FinTech market is exploding. The market has seen a 54 percent uptick in FinTechs since the beginning of 2015, and Goldman Sachs predicts the market will reach $75 billion in a decade. Taking a page from Goldman Sachs’ book, Morgan Stanley is beginning to lend to FinTech startups in Brazil as it seeks more of a return on its investments.

Fintech in emerging markets

BankNXT

Vaishali Naroola looks at the reasons why fintech is doing so well in emerging markets. Fintech in emerging markets on BankNXT. Fintech authentication cash digital identity digital trends fraud

EVO Payments Makes Its Stock Market Debut

PYMNTS

made an impressive stock market debut on Wednesday (May 23), with share prices up as much as 26 percent after the company began trading on NASDAQ. The offering of 14 million Class A shares by EVO Payments and selling stockholders raised $224 million, after being priced at the upper-end of its projected range,” Reuters said, adding that the company’s market valuation stood at $1.54 EVO Payments Inc.

Passing The Middle-Market Automation Exam

PYMNTS

Though many financial institutions recognize the opportunity to help middle-market businesses automate their AP payments, they have not been able to fully capitalize on the opportunity. Here the elusive payments opportunity meets or, in fact, doesn’t meet, the elusive audience: accounts payable automation for middle-market firms. Some observers will define this market as $10 million in the top line to $1 billion.

UnionPay Enables Cross-Border B2B Payments For Yiwu Market

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UnionPay International is expanding its support for cross-border B2B payments through an integration with wholesale eCommerce market Yiwu Market, based in China. 8), UnionPay’s Cross-Border B2B Payment Service Platform is now linked into the official Yiwu Market website, enabling corporate buyers outside China to pay for goods on Yiwu using UnionPay cards issued overseas. Yiwu Market is the largest commodities wholesale market in the world.

China’s Smartphone Market Hits 5-Year Low In Q1

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China’s smartphone market saw its largest decline in terms of shipments during the first quarter as competition heated up, pushing Apple into fifth place. Canalys, the market research firm, reported last week that smartphone shipments in China were down to 91 million units, a decline of 21 percent on a year-over-year basis during the first quarter. Mobile Apple china huawei News oppo Samsung Smartphone Market Smartphones vivo What's Hot Xiaomi

 Inflation: The Roughest Word For Markets

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which has been long-dormant, benign and perhaps even forgotten about as a factor in the markets. Economy consumer prices Consumer Spending department of labor Dow Jones inflation News stock market stocks wagesIt’s not a four-letter word, but a nine-letter word and it has a bit of shock effect anyway — particularly for investments: inflation. All eyes are currently on inflation in the U.S.,

Le Tote Breaks Into The Chinese Market

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30) its entry into the highly competitive Chinese market, making it the first U.S. subscription service to enter that market. It is thanks to a partnership with seasoned retailer and executive Clement Tang, an 18-year veteran at China’s largest shoe retailer Belle International, that Le Tote was able to enter the Chinese market. China is a nuanced market with its own cultural norms, standards and expectations.

Developing Markets See Paycard Acceptance Boom

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Developing markets are quickly increasing their rate at which paycards are accepted, according to the latest research by RBR. 23) with positive news for developing markets. According to the report, regulations, combined with FinTech innovation, are accelerating payment card adoption in these markets. These markets are also seeing boosts from regulatory action. Payment Methods card aceptance Emerging Markets MPOS News payment card payments regulation What's Hot

Regtech in Capital markets & Investing

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Market risks, volatility, and uncertainties, are the stressors for traders and those allocating capital and managing risk. This is the nature of the business, the markets, whether currencies, stocks, bonds etc. This will… Read more Regtech in Capital markets & Investing. Newswire Wealth Management asset management capital markets Regtech Regulation & Compliance Uncategorized

Why Content Marketing?

William Mills

This shift has impacted traditional marketing and PR practices as it is no longer enough to distribute news releases and place bylined articles to gain market awareness. 77% of B2B marketers use content marketing to achieve brand awareness goals ( Content Marketing Institute ).

Kabbage Acquires Lending Data Provider Orchard Platform Markets

PYMNTS

Small business lending platform Kabbage is making plans to acquire Orchard Platform Markets, a provider of lending data and services. Partnerships / Acquisitions Kabbage Lending Mack News Orchard Platform Markets Pandit Small Business Loans What's HotAccording to Bloomberg , several sources said that Kabbage plans to use Orchard’s technology. Orchard co-founders Matt Burton and David Snitkof are also expected to join Kabbage if the deal goes through.

Beauty Market Ruled By Female Millennials

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A lady may never reveal her age, but the beauty market can likely brag about its appeal with younger generations. Experts say the big business with the millennial females is indeed due to social media, digital influencers and certain brands that have come into the market and focused on the demographic. Retail beauty Beauty Market Millennials Women

Four Tips to Boost Content Marketing

ForwardBanker

Content marketing is the practice of sharing information with and educating consumers instead of selling to them. The post Four Tips to Boost Content Marketing appeared first on Deluxe FI. Consumers have access to volumes of information, any time anywhere.

Capital Markets and IDs

Daily Fintech

It is cloud computing, cryptography, public key encryption and peer-to-peer networking protocols that are the critical “cooking ingredients” for recipes that can solve costly and basic problems in Capital markets, like provenance, authentication and reconciliation.

Capital Markets and IDs

Daily Fintech

It is cloud computing, cryptography, public key encryption and peer-to-peer networking protocols that are the critical “cooking ingredients” for recipes that can solve costly and basic problems in Capital markets, like provenance, authentication and reconciliation.

Data-driven Marketing Insights at your Fingertips

Dataconomy

The post Data-driven Marketing Insights at your Fingertips appeared first on Dataconomy. Data Science Marketing & Sales Consumer Analytics data-driven marketing gesture data Marketing IntelligenceDoes a swipe mean more than click?

Amazon Market Value Almost Double Walmart’s

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with an estimated market cap over $430 billion. To put this in perspective, retail giant Walmart is currently trading at $71.65, with a market cap of over $217 billion. In other words, Amazon’s market value is almost double that of Walmart’s. Amazon Investments Amazon Amazon market cap earnings Retail stock market valuation walmart What's HotApril showers bring May flowers, but the springtime bloom has come early for Amazon.

Citizens Tracks Mid-Market CFOs’ Real-Time Payments Plans

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A new survey from Citizens Bank explores how mid-market CFOs in the U.S. are anticipating new technologies and market trends for the year to come, with these professionals signaling interest in real-time and electronic payments. According to the report, mid-market CFOs are prioritizing their ability to keep pace with technological change in the years ahead, which includes the proliferation of electronic payments, real-time payments and big data.

NepFin Finds White Space In Middle-Market Lending

PYMNTS

Amid the talk of filling in the small business (SMB) financing gap banks have left since the financial crisis, the rush of FinTechs, alternative and marketplace lenders coming to market may have left another business segment behind: the middle market, particularly the lower middle market. and one that is taking on middle-market borrowers with between $10 million and $100 million in revenue.

Bank Stocks Lead Markets Lower

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Markets bank stocks mnuchin stock market What's HotAmid a broad drop in equities in the U.S., bank stocks were down relatively more, as a sector, hit in part on concerns over just how much rollback of regulations tied to the sector may actually be realized under the nascent Trump administration.

Carrier billing in Latin America: 2018 market report by Fortumo

Mobile Payments Today

Fortumo's latest market report gives an overview of the mobile payments landscape in Latin America. It covers 9 of the biggest countries in the region by population where Fortumo has coverage: Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala and Bolivia