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.

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?

Understanding Trigger Marketing

CU Direct

Credit unions are realizing the importance of automating their marketing efforts, leveraging their data, so that products and services intersect as efficiently as possible with. Read more » The post Understanding Trigger Marketing appeared first on CU Direct Blog.

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.

The key to mortgage originations? Savvy marketing

ForwardBanker

Savvy marketing appeared first on Deluxe FS. Marketing Insights interest rates lending Marketing mortgage mortgage rate originations ratesWe entered the summer in a surprise low-rate mortgage environment.

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

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?

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

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

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.

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?

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).

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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.

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

GPS Capital Markets For Sale, Sources Say

PYMNTS

Corporate foreign exchange brokerage GPS Capital Markets is reportedly up for sale, unnamed sources told PE Hub. Analysts are urging corporate treasurers to elevate their foreign exchange management and risk exposures amid a period of increasing market volatility.

Omnichannel Marketing Startup Pomona Raises $3M

PYMNTS

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

Creating A Mainstream US CBD Market

PYMNTS

CBD products may be “everywhere,” Green Growth Brands CEO Peter Horvath told PYMNTS, but knowing what one is getting, how it was made and whether or not one is even allowed to have it pose more complex questions in a market like the U.S. Because the market is indeed growing in the U.S. –

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

N26 pursues US market with ads that speak to customer pain points

Bank Innovation

Carousel Daily Post 1 Retail Banking Sales & Marketing StartupsNew York City commuters this week will have their first exposure to European banking brand N26 through ads posted on subway cars. The Berlin-based company launched its mobile banking product to U.S.

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?

Apple iPhone Launch Pushes Market Cap Past $1T Again

PYMNTS

Microsoft also has a market cap higher than $1 trillion, at $1.04 What's Hot Apple digital payments event investing iPhone market cap Mobile Payments News Shares TrillionApple has reached a rare milestone for a second time.

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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.

Nilson Report: U.S. Payment Card Market Tops $6T 

PYMNTS

Conversely, American Express and Mastercard ’s commercial card market dropped. Commercial and consumer cards issued in the U.S. generated $6.13 trillion in spending for goods and services in 2018, The Nilson Report said in a press release Thursday (Sept. Commercial card spending is up 11.7

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Argentine Currency Controls Could Trigger Black Market Trading

PYMNTS

Black-market money changers are expected to return in Argentina following the government’s recent rollout of currency controls in an attempt to quell the demand for foreign currency, the Financial Times reported on Sunday (Sept.

The Impossible Burger To Arrive At Gelson’s Markets

PYMNTS

Shoppers will be able to buy the meat-free burger at 27 Gelson’s Markets locations in California, and Impossible Foods reportedly plans to bring it to additional grocery stores later in the month, The Verge reported.

No-Deal Brexit Could Cause Grey Market Retail ‘Explosion’

PYMNTS

In the case of a no-deal Brexit, an “explosion” in grey market goods could occur per a U.K. The term “grey market” references legitimate items sold through legal but unauthorized sellers; by contrast, a “black market” describes counterfeit products or illegally traded scarce goods, CNBC reported. If items are sold through unauthorized but legal channels on the grey market, they could be sold at discounted rates. Retail black market Brexit Grey Market News What's Hot

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FinTech’s biggest new market is small business financing … but is it worth it?

Chris Skinner

SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE People talk a lot about finance for SMEs – small to medium enterprises … The post FinTech’s biggest new market is small business financing … but is it worth it? I write a lot about FinTech payments, lending, roboadvice and such like.

Walmart Considers Stock Market Listing For Asda

PYMNTS

Walmart is reportedly thinking about a stock market listing for its British supermarket arm Asda. ’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which was concerned that the deal would cause longer checkout lines and make prices higher at the gas stations of the supermarkets.

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.

Did Amazon’s Market Share Drop To 37%?

PYMNTS

eCommerce market is far below previous projections. Amazon’s retail business competes in the worldwide market for retail sales,” the Amazon spokesperson said. We’ll share more about our market share calculations and where we come in very soon.

Finding credit needles in the (market) haystack

Insights on Business

Institutions invested in a broad range of corporate debt instruments can draw business benefit from adopting an integrated view of market and credit risks. This article seeks to illustrate some of these combined market and credit risk analysis benefits at a single security level.

European fintechs, challenger banks poised to invade US market

Mobile Payments Today

banking market with alternative models of savings, payment and new customer relationships that could shake up the dynamics of the incumbent American banking industry A new wave of European fintechs are planning to invade the U.S.

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Shopify Partners With Snap On Marketing Integration

PYMNTS

“Last year, we launched a new section dedicated to helping merchants with marketing, right alongside store, inventory and sales management. Mobile advertising Branding content Integration marketing merchants mobile apps News partnerships shopify Snap What's Hot

Farmhouse Market’s Remotely Operated, 24/7 Grocery Store

PYMNTS

Such locations can be critical in expanding retail options for smaller cities and towns, too, and staff-free grocery store Farmhouse Market seeks to do just that for consumers in New Prague, Minnesota. The Rasmussons debuted Farmhouse Market in a 650-square-foot space in 2015.

Tight Job Market Continues SMB Squeeze: Paychex

PYMNTS

Small businesses continue to struggle amid a tight labor market in the U.S., “Businesses continue to face challenging hiring conditions due to the tight labor market,” said Paychex President and CEO Martin Mucci in another statement.

Fiverr’s Local Market Challenges

PYMNTS

Employers and freelancers are often located in different markets and operating using their own local currencies, meaning that both parties must be confident that they will connect with the correct parties and have smooth payment experiences.

Raisin FinTech Enters Pension Market With Fairr Acquisition

PYMNTS

FinTech startup Raisin, a company that offers savings and investments in the pan-European market, has acquired German startup Fairr, according to a report. One of the main reasons for the acquisition is that Fairr has shown a high level of knowledge in the complex German pension market.