Where payments meet politics

Payments Source

Kate Fitzgerald, senior editor at PaymentsSource, talks to Eric Grover, principal at Intrepid Ventures, about the political activities that hinder the expansion of payment systems. Compliance U.S. Digital payments Biden Administration China PayDirt

How to stay awake in meetings

Chris Skinner

A long while ago, I had an early start to get to a meeting. By mid-afternoon, with lunch firmly … The post How to stay awake in meetings appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Leaving home before sunrise, I went from subway to train to taxi, and arrived bright eyed and bushy tailed. However, as the day went on, my battery started to run dry. Grid Humour


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QSRs Transform Menus To Meet Pandemic Appetites


Leading QSRs are adjusting their menus to meet both the financial demands of this difficult time and the dietary habits of COVID-era consumers. Many small QSR chains that meet consumers’ need for healthy meal options have also seen increased demand in the past year.

Can you recognise a fraudster when you meet one?

Chris Skinner

Equally, a … The post Can you recognise a fraudster when you meet one? I’ve pointed out many times that it’s easy to scam people online and defraud them. I even once got a phone call from an elderly gentleman asking me if he had really won £1 million on the Financial Services Club lotto. I had to let him down gently. appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Crime Grid

Cold Calling Tips and Tricks

In recent years, cold calling has become synonymous with rejection and failure. But the numbers aren't that clear; while less than 2% of today’s cold calls actually result in meetings, 78% of decision-makers have taken an appointment or attended an event as a result of a cold call. What’s the verdict?

Open Banking Meets Instant Payments At The Online Checkout


Last week marked the third anniversary of PSD2 , the regulation that launched open banking in the U.K. and Europe. And those three years have given rise to a slew of new companies capitalizing on that initiative all over the world, as well as established companies making their mark.

Meet 2020’s Newest Influencers


Influencers have had a rough couple of weeks, as consumers’ tastes have rapidly drifted away from the high-gloss, incredibly curated and aspirational Insta-lifestyle that only a month or two ago was a staple of online life in the U.S.

NCUA Releases Annual Meeting Guidance

New York's State of Mind

NCUA yesterday released much needed guidance to Federal credit unions informing them that they had the right to postpone their annual meetings. NCUA’s clarification is a welcome relief to many credit unions which have been wondering how to both comply with their annual meeting obligations and state level orders limiting the number of persons who […]. Compliance Economy Regulatory annual meeting COVID-19 FinCEN.

Uber, Other Platforms' Changing Business Models Meet Regulatory Buzzsaw


But there’s always the risk that new business models will meet the regulatory buzz saw. The evolution – and revolution – of the platform economy has been one where individuals find work when and where they need it.

The bank calls for an Open Banking meeting

Chris Skinner

The bank calls for an Open Banking meeting. The post The bank calls for an Open Banking meeting appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. I posted this on twitter earlier and it’s proven so popular that I thought I would share with all. Humour

The Impact of Direct Dials on Sales Productivity

Leveraging the latest industry research, this eBook highlights the impact of direct dial phone numbers on sales productivity with the goal of empowering reps to have more conversations with prospects, and consequently, schedule more meetings, increase opportunities, and close more business - fast.

Digital Disruption Meets Automotive Repairs


It’s a cliché (but a true one) to say that the automotive world, and the culture attached to it, is undergoing a massive, historic change — thanks to digital and mobile technology, and a shift in consumer preferences. Cars and trucks are becoming rolling centers of commerce and payments. Ridesharing and other programs are changing the concept of what it means to be a driver, rider and user of transportation in general.

Many UK Merchants Not Meeting Digital-First Shopping Expectations


Adventuring to different markets worldwide, PYMNTS continues to document how the digital shift that caught fire in 2020 continues shaping spend trends and consumer sentiments.

Grocery Roundup: Walmart, Tesco Meet The New Digital Consumers


Delivery done right meets a consumer’s needs including around delivery time — with Walmart’s partnership with HomeValet described by Ward as “one of many solutions we’re testing” to make people’s lives “more manageable.”.

Hecklers Taunt Wells CEO During Annual Meeting


Wells Fargo ‘s interim CEO faced critics at the company’s annual meeting in Dallas. One of the wonderful things about shareholder democracy in this country is that we have meetings like this,” Parker said. Activist Bruce Marks, who was thrown out of the annual meeting two years ago, demanded that directors reveal what they knew about abuses, and called on the bank to support a program to aid car buyers.

The Empowered Consumer

When it comes to working with the empowered consumer, AI has the power to help your business thrive by leveraging your own data to better understand your customers. Read our ebook, The Empowered Consumer, to learn more about how AI can help you connect with your customers.

Uber Announces Seattle Price Hike To Meet Minimum Wage Law


Uber trips will jump 24 percent in cost starting in the new year in Seattle, with the rideshare company raising prices to accommodate a new law requiring drivers be paid the city's minimum wage, GeekWire reported.

Travel Meets Connected Commerce


By 2021 – about a year from now – over 20 percent of all payments globally will be made with a mobile wallet. As usage grows, brands are responding with expanded mobile features and more end-to-end experiences. Things are really taking off in the travel and hospitality sector, where everything from foreign exchange to foreign language is now being addressed in-app. Payments are at the heart of connected commerce for travel.

Open Banking fails to meet targets


Despite having registered over two million users in the UK, Open Banking is still failing to meet its objectives of creating a more competitive retail banking landscape.

Bringing Order To Chaos: Open Banking Meets Healthcare Payments


In the accelerated, digital-first world, few things are more complicated than healthcare payments. In fact, even a medical school degree isn’t enough to sort out the different payment accounts, billing statements and various insurance plans.

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

Subscription Payments Meet Emerging Markets


Subscription-based offerings can be key to helping business-to-consumer (B2C) companies establish long-running relationships and lock down more predictable revenue streams. Effective subscription offerings require careful strategizing around payments, however. Should customers’ recurring payments fail, due to credit cards expiring or other issues, this could produce involuntary churn in which otherwise willing customers are accidentally dropped.

DOJ, State AGs To Meet On Antitrust Suit Against Google


The meeting is seen as among the last steps before commencing the court action. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is putting the finishing touches on its antitrust lawsuit against Google that could be filed as early as this week, sources told The New York Times.

Meeting the growing demand for mobile debit, ATM funds access

Mobile Payments Today

As consumers shift to online banking, the ATM also has been impacted by the quest to go digital. Kamesh Tumsi, VP of product strategy at Fiserv card services, gives us the scoop on the digitizing of ATM transactions

mCommerce Rises To Meet Digital 3.0


Mobile commerce hasn’t been a focus during the pandemic, but recently retail apps and other usage patterns are starting to appear as more than a blip on the Digital 3.0 radar. Consumers have adopted using mobile for restaurant orders. According to data cited in the June edition of the PYMNTS “Order Ahead Mobile Tracker,” 25 percent of consumers have increased their usage of third-party apps, with their primary incentives being cravings for specific types of food and low delivery costs.

University of Toronto launches fintech bootcamp to meet local labor demand

Bank Innovation

To meet the demands of this growing industry, the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies is partnering with education services company Trilogy to launch […]. With nearly 200 startups, five major banks, 19 venture capital firms and representation from large tech companies like Google, Facebook, PayPal, Toronto is quickly becoming a center for fintech entrepreneurship.

Fintech and Blockchain: Where Silicon Alley Meets Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Bank Innovation

You may not have heard of the term “Silicon Alley,” but I am sure you are aware of the game-changing financial technology that is emanating from it. Silicon Alley” was initially coined in the mid-1990s as a way to group media startups housed around the Flatiron neighborhood of Manhattan. I hope that doesn’t give you […]. Cryptocurrency Daily Post 4 Exclusive Operations Sponsored Blockchain cloud banking Nutanix

Using New Built-in Polls in a Teams Meeting


One new update that may have flown under your radar is the new built-in polls feature in a Teams meeting. In today’s article, I’ll be covering this cool new feature and show you how you can start using polls in your meetings! Step 1: Schedule your meeting.

Fintech and blockchain: Where Silicon Alley meets hyperconverged infrastructure

Bank Innovation

You may not have heard of the term “Silicon Alley,” but I am sure you are aware of the game-changing financial technology that is emanating from it. Silicon Alley” was initially coined in the mid-1990s as a way to group media startups housed around the Flatiron neighborhood of Manhattan. I hope that doesn’t give you […]. Sponsored

Back-to-School Retail Meets Digital 3.0 FIT Framework


If consumers are splitting their bets, retailers need to let shoppers know they’re prepared for either online or in-school scheduling, and essentially meet the consumer where she is. The retail industry is facing its first sales event of the pandemic with the coming of back-to-school sales.

Online Auto Sales Are Where The Rubber Meets The Road


But the great digital shift to online sales has some road ahead, and it shows where the rubber truly meets the road. The auto market in general is coming off of some pretty deep nadirs.

Open Banking APIs Meet B2B Payments


Steady digitization in stale B2B payments and the open banking movement are two closely related and increasingly exuberant expressions of money’s digital makeover. While much of the legal framework has come from European Union (EU) regulators, it is a loose alliance of financial institutions (FIs), heavy-duty tech players and nimble FinTechs making breakthroughs.

CEOs of JPMorgan, Walmart, Lowe's And More Meet At White House


JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon was one of several executives to meet with President Joe Biden on Tuesday (Feb. The business executives’ meeting comes as there’s increasing debate over the $15 per hour minimum wage, with Dimon and McMillon both saying they backed increasing the minimum wage.

Carvana Sells More But Spends More As Effort To Meet Demand Proves Costly


Carvana , the fastest growing and second largest seller of used cars in the country, said Thursday (Feb. 25) it set several sales and profitability records for the fourth quarter and full year but posted a larger than expected loss from rapid expansion as it tries to keep up with demand.

Meet Pavlok, Wearable Payments Newcomer

Bank Innovation

Did you catch the season finale of Shark Tank last week? Yikes. For those who didn’t: the product pitched in the above episode, Pavlok, is a wearable device that uses zaps, taps, beeps and vibrations to train the human mind out of bad habits, such as smoking, nail biting or Read More. Payments Technology Wearables NFC Pavlok payments

IoT Meets Yoga Pants


Pants. Most people wear them at some point, but few of us spend much time wondering if pants are living up to their fullest potential. We can safely say that pants have lived up to their minimum commitment as a garment — they do a great job of covering one’s lower half, for example — but even that definition is up in the air as pop icon Kim Kardashian proudly demonstrates here. So what does it mean for pants to be doing their best work?