Seattle Warns NY About Amazon Effect Of HQ2

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Two politicians traveled to New York to warn the city about the troubles Amazon’s headquarters brought to Seattle, according to a report in Bloomberg. Amazon City Council Corporate Responsibility headquarters housing market HQ2 New York News Seattle What's Hot

UPS Takes On Postmates With eBike Trial In Seattle

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UPS is teaming up with the city of Seattle on the downtown delivery pilot project, which will use pedal-assist cargo eBikes and customized, modular trailers. The pilot will operate in the Pike Place Market and downtown Seattle area on sidewalks and in designated bike lanes.

Is Seattle’s Minimum Wage Hike A Job Killer?

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The headlines during the penultimate week of June in The Washington Post regarding the Seattle minimum wage increase might have been a bit confusing to the casual observer. an hour by the city of Seattle is not killing jobs but is nonetheless ruining the lives of working class people, unless it isn’t — and it is actually working just fine. Imagine being a working-class citizen in Seattle.

Cashierless Stores Take Seattle Grocery Cues To Asia

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Thousands of miles from Seattle, where Amazon Go opened in January , the cashierless checkout model is taking hold in other parts of the world. In the United States, Amazon has brought its cashierless Amazon Go concept to Seattle and Chicago , and plans to open a location in New York City.

Data Dive: The Uncertain Future Edition, MoviePass, Credit Cards And Seattle Taxes

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Seattle Taxation Change of Heart. It looks like the tax situation in Seattle may be getting a bit stickier: Seattle’s city council has approved a new tax for the city’s biggest companies, including Amazon, to combat a housing crisis impacting the city’s working class. Reports indicate that the tax comes as Seattle considers the housing crisis at least partly brought on by a local economic boom that has spiked the cost of local real estate.

Postmates To Hire More Engineers As It Expands In The Seattle Area

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The company is boosting the number of engineers it is hiring in and around the Seattle, Washington area. The delivery company has nine openings for engineers around Seattle, according to a report in GeekWire , citing job listings at Postmates.

Seattle-Based Finagraph Completes $5 Million Financing

Fintech Labs Insights

The company, which demoed at FinovateSpring 2013 as BBC Easy, will use the fresh capital for both product development as well as increasing its market reach in North America. The post Seattle-Based Finagraph Completes $5 Million Financing appeared first on Finovate.

CUs Gain Market Share in Seattle Area

Keith Leggett's Credit Union Watch

A Seattle Times noted that Seattle-area credit unions have made substantial market share gains. 28 percent of Seattle-area households bank primarily with a credit union now, up from 21.5 percent in 2008, according to market data firm Scarborough Research. About half of all households banking with a credit union in the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett area are with BECU.

Impact Roadshow | Seattle, WA

Filene

This Impact Roadshow offers you and your team a convenient and fun way to find out how Filene takes the best ideas, rooted in research and proven in the market, and makes them scalable and sustainable to drive change in your credit union. 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Seattle's Got Plenty of Allure, But Few Entry Points

American Banker

Seattle, with great demographics and low unemployment, is an attractive market, but M&A is constrained by a dearth of locally owned banks. dealmaking-strategy consolidation m-a community-banking

Strengthen your strategic skills in Seattle

CU Insight

You’ve never been to a conference like NAFCU’s 51st Annual Conference & Solutions Expo in beautiful Seattle, Washington. Strengthen your strategic skills in Seattle…. Unforgettable experiences await your guests in Seattle.

7-Eleven Launches Beer Delivery In Select US Markets

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markets. ” According to Fortune , the company will test the service in 18 markets: Austin, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina; Chicago, Illinois; Dallas-Ft. Convenience store operator 7-Eleven is launching beer and cider delivery in select U.S.

Insights on Capital One’s trendy new “Café Concept” in Seattle

CU Insight

We work in a very urban neighborhood, South Lake Union, just a few blocks north of Downtown Seattle. Seattle commercial real estate is now more expensive than Chicago and Los Angeles, and business rents have recently increased 2.5

How Cashierless Checkout Can Power Brand Marketing Experiences

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Cashierless stores aren’t just for mega retailers like Amazon to sell prepared food from their kitchens or products from other producers: Beverage brands, among other companies, are getting into the action and choosing this checkout experience for stores that showcase their own products IRL (“in real life”) as a marketing tool. The technology has been made famous by Amazon through its checkout-free Amazon Go stores in Seattle.

Heritage Financial, in deal, aims for bigger splash in Seattle area

BankThink

The company has agreed to buy Puget Sound Bancorp to expand in a competitive, fast-growth market. Community banking Earnings Capital Commercial banking Washington

How Verity is working with local bands to ‘turn up its volume’ in Seattle

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Verity Credit Union has always walked to the beat of a different drummer when it comes to its marketing efforts. Marketing/Social Media Go Local Local local bands Melina Young Seattle Verity Verity Credit UnionBut many of these efforts aren’t just being different for the sake of being different. There’s a distinct strategy behind its campaigns — and its latest one is no different. Continue Reading.

CUs are doubling down on the Latino and immigrant market

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Newer Entry » CUs are doubling down on the Latino and immigrant market. First, I’d like to recognize all three of the authors and their organizations for the great work they do in credit-union focused, purpose-driven financial inclusion for underserved and Latino markets.

CUs are doubling down on the Latino and immigrant market

Your Credit Union Partner

Newer Entry » CUs are doubling down on the Latino and immigrant market. First, I’d like to recognize all three of the authors and their organizations for the great work they do in credit-union focused, purpose-driven financial inclusion for underserved and Latino markets.

BI Ignite 2019: Tackling Payments Innovation and Rebuilding Trust [Video]

Bank Innovation

Ignite Ideas talks at the Bank Innovation Ignite 2019 conference in Seattle last month tackled issues of financial inclusion, designing products that enhance the customer experience, revamping payments, and rebuilding trust in banking.

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McDelivery Is McDominating In 1,000 New Markets

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3,500 more McDonald’s markets are going to be lovin’ it by the end of June as delivery service rolls out to even more restaurants. On Wednesday (May 31), McDelivery with UberEATS launched at locations in the New York Metro Area, Fresno, Seattle, Denver, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Washington, D.C. Second, said Easterbrook, in five of McDonald’s largest markets, 75 percent of the population is living within three miles of a restaurant.

How Spin Plans To Bring Dockless Bike-Sharing To The US

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In the last twelve months alone, China has seen over 30 dockless bike-sharing startups enter the fray — though that particular market is currently dominated by two large competitors in the space — Ofo and Mobike. expansion, the market stateside in bike-sharing is still largely dominated by dock-based solutions — from metro Boston’s Hubway service to Los Angeles’ Metro Bike Share. In Seattle, it was an interesting experience.

BI Ignite 19: People Want People, and AI-enabled Functionality

Bank Innovation

Customers increasingly expect banks and other financial institutions to meet them where they are with full functionality, said panelists at Bank Innovation Ignite 2019 in Seattle on Tuesday.

IBM Signs On to Sponsor Bank Innovation Ignite

Bank Innovation

Bank Innovation Ignite, March 11-12 in Seattle, offers high-level discussions and networking around the future of what’s next in banking.

INV Opens Demo Day to FI Attendees at Bank Innovation Ignite

Bank Innovation

Previously, only INV Fintech members were permitted to attend Demo Day on March 11 in Seattle. INV Fintech, the technology accelerator run in partnership with Fiserv, has opened its Demo Day event to financial institution executives attending Bank Innovation Ignite.

Smaller, Tech-Oriented Branches Gain Steam in Booming Markets

American Banker

Banks in cities such as Seattle and New York are getting creative with branching, adding some that are smaller than modest apartments. dealmaking-strategy bank-technology branching digital-banking retail-branch-strategies wa ny community-banking

Remitly raises $220 million for cross-border payments expansion

Payments Source

Seattle-based digital remittance provider Remitly has raised $220 million in new investments and financing to accelerate its growth in more global markets.

BI Ignite 2019: What Makes a Bank a Good Fintech Partner? [Video]

Bank Innovation

Rapid prototyping and an innovation-oriented mindset are two characteristics that make a bank a good fintech partner, according to panelists at the Bank Innovation Ignite 2019 conference in Seattle last week.

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Amazon Go Stores Will Not Have Checkout Counters [VIDEO]

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For now there is just one store and it’s in Seattle and only open to Amazon employees, Read More. Cards Commerce E-Commerce Marketing Mobile Online Payments Technology amazon Amazon Go Marqeta Mobile Payments

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Microsoft Marketing Vet Jeremy Korst Joins Avalara as New CMO

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The Seattle-based company announced this week that Korst will join Avalara as its new chief marketing officer and executive vice president. At Avalara, Korst will be responsible for brand, demand generation, as well as channel, international, product, and customer marketing.

Uber’s marketing took me to the goal line, but then fumbled the ball

CU Insight

I’ve used Uber fairly often over the last 3 or 4 years, particularly on the west coast and in Seattle where the company I work for is based. The fact that I responded to it and by doing so, proved that effective targeted marketing works… all that went down the drain.

Michigan bank with far-flung markets plans IPO

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The company plans to use some of the $93 million it will raise to expand in New York and Seattle. Most of Sterling Bancorp's operations are in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Community banking IPOs Capital Branch network Michigan California New York Washington

Fresh Ways to Save Some Green at the Farmers Market

Hopewell Federal

The difference between the produce at farmers markets and supermarkets is more than “tomayto” versus “tomahto.” And buying fresh fruit and vegetables at farmers markets offers opportunities to save money in ways you might not find at a grocery store. The produce sold at most supermarkets is typically harvested before it’s ripe, says Chris Curtis, executive director of Seattle Neighborhood Farmers Markets. How to save money at farmers markets.

Microsoft’s Blockchain Guru Marley Gray Joins Speaker Faculty

Bank Innovation

Gray will discuss corporate banking and blockchains on March 1 in Seattle with JP Jolly of Citigroup and Deva Annamalai of Fiserv. Capital Cards Commerce Compliance Corporate Innovations Insurance Lending Marketing Mobile Online Operations Payments PFM Retail Risk Security Social Media Startups Technology Virtual Currency Wealth Management Wearables Azure BlockChain Microsoft

KidPass Raises $5.1 Million In VC Funding For Expansion Into New Markets

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Some were already investors in the startup, which is headquartered in New York City and will use the funding to expand into Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., KidPass , the startup that features a monthly membership program for kid-friendly local activities, raised $5.1 million in a round of funding. According to a report in TechCrunch, the Series A funding was led by Javelin Venture Partners.

The Call for ‘Trust’ in Fintech Startups

Bank Innovation

SEATTLE — The Silicon Valley model for its startups is well-known. Capital Cards Commerce Compliance Corporate Innovations Insurance Lending Marketing Mobile Online Payments PFM Retail Risk Security Startups Technology Virtual Currency Wealth Management Wearables Dyme Lending Club LendKey Remitly SoFi Square Stripe Student Lending VenmoHeck, there’s a Wikipedia for it. It centers on a simple principle: build a business that scales, no matter the initial profitability.

My top ten takeaways from #SIC17

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The Seattle Interactive Conference bills itself as “an annual event celebrating the convergence of online technology, creativity, and emerging trends in one of the world’s most innovative cities.”

DEMOvation Finalists for Bank Innovation 2016 Announced

Bank Innovation

After a difficult deliberation, 10 early-stage fintech companies were selected by a team of judges to compete in this year’s DEMOvation Challenge, to take place in Seattle on March 1. Capital Cards Commerce Compliance Corporate Innovations Insurance Lending Marketing Mobile Online Operations Payments PFM Retail Risk Security Slider Social Media Startups Technology Virtual Currency Wealth Management Wearables DEMOvationMany applied, few were chosen.

Capital One hacked; job cuts and a reorg on tap for Citi

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Amazon Go Coming To New York

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Earlier this year, the eCommerce giant launched its first checkout-free convenience store market in Seattle. It recently opened two more locations in the city, which will make New York its first foray outside of Seattle. “We At the first Seattle location, Amazon Go customers can choose from pre-made salads, sandwiches, snacks and meals, as wells as beer, wine and other beverages. Amazon has announced plans to open an Amazon Go location in New York.

Restaurant Operator Blames Bankruptcy On Wage Hike

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As a large employer in the Seattle metro market, for instance, the company was one of the first in the market to be forced to institute wage hikes.”. The wage increases in Portland, San Francisco and Seattle carried wage expenses to $10.6 Restaurant Unlimited Inc.,

Amazon Eyes London For Future Amazon Go Store

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The news comes as Amazon is reportedly testing the idea of bringing its cashierless checkout technology to a larger store format by experimenting in a Seattle space that is formatted like a big store, according to a Wall Street Journal report earlier in December.

With Amazon Offerings, Realogy Eyes Automated Homes

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Amid the slew of real estate startups coming to market, with any number of approaches in changing the way real estate transactions are made, there are also new initiatives to change the way homes function.

Amazon Go Arrives In NYC

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Earlier this year, the eCommerce giant launched its first checkout-free convenience store market in Seattle. At the first Seattle location, Amazon Go customers can choose from pre-made salads, sandwiches, snacks and meals, as wells as beer, wine and other beverages.