Why Nations Fail

Chris Skinner

Robinson from the University of Chicago and co-author of Why Nations Fail, a book that changed thinking about what makes for successful countries and what makes them fail. I had … The post Why Nations Fail appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. I was recently at a Capital Markets conference in Turkey where the main first day keynote speaker is Professor James A.

Blackhawk Network Buys National Gift Card


Global branded payments provider Blackhawk Network has acquired National Gift Card , one of the biggest North American prepaid tech and card companies, according to a press release emailed to PYMNTS.


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ICBA’s 2021 National Community Bank Service Award winners

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ICBA’s National Community Bank Service Award winners for 2021 demonstrate that when their local areas need support, community banks are there with innovative, compassionate and thoughtful responses.

City National Bank, Extend Team On Virtual Corporate Cards


City National Bank has enlisted New York City FinTech Extend to enable the bank’s clients to offer virtual corporate cards to employees, vendors and other business partners, the companies announced in a press release. With Extend, City National is the first issuer in the U.S.

Amazon Pushes For National Price Gouging Law


Amazon urged Congress on Wednesday (May 13) to enact legislation to prohibit price gouging during times of national emergency, Reuters reported. Huseman made the case for a measure that would be implemented if a national emergency is declared.

America: a nation living in the 20th Century

Chris Skinner

These days, in … The post America: a nation living in the 20th Century appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. When did you last write a check (cheque)? When did you last receive one? Although a valid payment mechanism in some countries, it has been phased out in many. Finland stopped using checks in 1993, Poland in 2006 and the Netherlands from the start of next year.

When national currencies fail (cryptocurrencies rise)

Chris Skinner

… The post When national currencies fail (cryptocurrencies rise) appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Venezuela is the latest country to spin into hyperinflation, showing the same signs as the meltdown in Zimbabwe that created the 100 trillion dollar note. Hyperinflation, as defined by economist Philip Cagan in the 1950s, is when a country sees inflation rates rise by more than 50% per month.

BSA and AML Day National 2020 Celebration


Honor BSA/AML Professionals on October 26th Professionals across the nation are encouraged to celebrate National Financial Crime Fighter Day. . National Day Calendar Get more resources on this nationally recognized day. It's National Day!

Inside Look: First National right-sizes innovation


Retail Banking Features First National Bank of Omaha PremiumInnovation in the financial industry is now an expectation. However, for small and mid-size financial institutions, this can be a fine line to negotiate.

National Australia Bank Cuts 6,000 Jobs, Shifts Staff to Digital

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The National Australia Bank today announced it is slashing its workforce by 12%, or 6,000 job losses, over the next three years. Exclusive Online National Australia Bank NordeaIt will devote more resources to digital banking in future. NAB is following in the footsteps of Nordea Bank and Japan’s Mizuho Bank, both of which announced job cuts this week. Andrew Thorburn, […].

Live Nation Settles With DOJ Over Ticketmaster Antitrust Violation


Live Nation Entertainment reached a deal with the government, resolving concerns that the company had violated a 2010 antitrust settlement. Live Nation must notify customers from now on about the clarified and extended terms of the decree.

Coronavirus Refunds: Washington Nationals Unveil Ticket Reimbursement Procedure


The Washington Nationals baseball team unveiled its ticket reimbursement policy for contests that the pandemic impacted, The Washington Post reported. But many teams — such as the Nationals — had halted or delayed payments for season tickets.

Apple Launches National Parks Initiative


Apple has announced a new initiative that will help its customers support and enjoy America’s national parks. 24 through 31, the company is donating $1 to the National Park Foundation for every purchase made with Apple Pay at any Apple Store, online at apple.com or through the Apple Store app in the U.S. The App Store will also spotlight a collection of some of the best apps to help users explore the country’s national parks.

DOJ Reportedly Readies To Take Action Against Live Nation


With claims that the company aimed to coerce music venues into using its Ticketmaster subsidiary, the Justice Department is reportedly gearing up to take legal action against Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. Regulation Department of Justice Live Nation News ticket sales Ticketmaster What's Ho

Today In How We Eat: National Cheeseburger Day, Fraud Free Pizza


Today in the changing world of how we eat, Blaze Pizza finds ways to fight friendly fraud and quick-service restaurants (QSRs) digitally delight for National Cheeseburger Day. McDonald's Burger King And Other QSRs Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day With App-Based Discounts.

DOJ Claims Live Nation Violated Terms Of Ticketmaster Merger


With claims that the company aimed to coerce music venues into using its Ticketmaster subsidiary, the Justice Department is reportedly gearing up to take legal action against Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. Regulation Department of Justice Live Nation News ticket sales Ticketmaster What's Ho

Two Chinese Nationals Charged With Laundering $100M In Crypto


Two Chinese nationals were charged by the U.S. North Korea continues to attack the growing worldwide ecosystem of virtual currency as a means to bypass the sanctions imposed on it by the United States and the United Nations Security Council.

Kohl's Launches New Rewards Program Nationally


Kohl’s has rolled out its new Kohl’s Rewards loyalty program throughout the country after a successful pilot in multiple markets, according to a Tuesday (Sept. 8) announcement.

National Bank of Canada looks to fintech, open banking in Q4 earnings


A focus on fintech innovation, open banking attainability, and year-over-year indicator growth marked Wednesday’s Q4 earnings call for the National Bank of Canada (NBC). Retail Banking APIs earnings Flinks National Bank of Canada open banking Premium

Retailers Expect 26 Pct. Spike On National Returns Day


As online shopping powers a forecasted 26 percent year-over-year volume surge on National Returns Day, the United Parcel Service (UPS) foresees shipping 1.9 A 2018 report from the Appriss Retail and National Retail Federation noted that roughly 10 percent of products sold in the U.S.

Bitcoin Daily: Crypto-Themed Cruise Ship To Set Sail, Nigeria Eyes National Crypto Adoption


The National Information Technology Development Agency and the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy of the country have teamed to create a framework for country blockchain adoption, CoinDesk reported, citing local media.

OCC fines Trustmark National Bank $4m

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The bank violated the Fair Housing Act during the period 2014 to 2016 Compliance Duties Compliance/Regulatory Feature3 Feature Fair Lending Human Rights Inclusion Diversity. 1Compliance

National Restaurant Association Framework Aims To Close Gap Between Restaurants And Aggregators


16), the National Restaurant Association offered up seven public policy tenets that – in collaboration with delivery aggregators – are being billed as a “framework” for the delivery industry.

Chinese National Charged In Anthem Data Breach


prosecutors have charged a Chinese national for his alleged involvement in the 2015 data breach at health insurance company Anthem , which led to the theft of 78.8 Legal Anthem Chinese national data breach hacker health insurance indictment legal News PII privacy What's Hotmillion records.

China Creates National Cyberattack Database


China revealed that it is creating a national cyberattack database and will require telecom firms, internet companies and domain name providers to report any threats to it.

Punjab National Bank Discovers Second Defrauder


Punjab National Bank revealed that it had been defrauded $556 million from a struggling borrower, Bhushan Power & Steel, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. Punjab National Bank filed complaints with the Reserve Bank of India as well as the police after discovering Bhushan’s involvement with the loan money. The company has misappropriated bank funds, manipulated books of accounts to raise funds from consortium lender banks,” Punjab National Bank said.

Live Nation’s Q2 Double-Whammy: Few Ticket Sales, But Lots Of Refunds


Q2 was a lousy time to be in the live events business, as Live Nation ‘s recent earnings report demonstrates. Despite the hurricane-force headwinds, Live Nation did say the quarter contained a few bright spots. Earnings entertainment Live Nation News Q2 refunds Retail

JPMorgan Chase and National Bank of Canada Complete Blockchain Test

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and the National Bank of Canada (NBC) announced today that they tested a debt insurance simulation on a new blockchain platform. JPMorgan Chase & Co. NBC issued a one-year, floating rate certificate of deposit for $150 million dollars to JPMorgan on the platform, with JPMorgan creating a replica transaction to NBC using a debt issuance […]. Corporate Innovations Lending Payments Wealth Management BlockChain fintech innovation JP Morgan Quorum

Blockchain Lending Firm Figure Seeks National Bank Charter


has sought a national bank charter from the Office of the Controller of the Currency (OCC), which will let it meet “promises of efficiency, affordability and financial inclusion,” according to a Friday (Nov. This national bank charter will be instrumental in our efforts to continue to develop and deliver new financial products and services to communities across this country that really haven’t had access to affordable offerings,” Davies said. “I

National Bank Of Canada Blockchain Pilot Eyes Trade Finance Contracts


The National Bank of Canada , the country’s sixth-largest bank, is collaborating with business consulting and IT company CGI to launch a blockchain-powered trade finance solution. B2B Payments B2B Banks Blockchain CGI Collaboration National Bank of Canada News smart contracts Trade finance Trade Negotiations transparency What's Hot In B2B

An Innovative Nation is a Connected Nation

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The value of connectivity is difficult to overestimate – nations that are most successful in innovation adoption are the most connected nations, where the rate of internet penetration and mobile. Fintech Innovation Insights Asia Europe insights US

Fime to test India's national transportation card

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165 Execs Urge Peaceful Transition For 'Healing Of Our Nation'


There is not a moment to waste in the battle against the pandemic and for the recovery and healing of our nation to begin.”. 165 business leaders joined together on Monday (Nov.

National Bank of Indianapolis upgrades core to support automation


The National Bank of Indianapolis is automating aspects of its wealth management division and mortgage process after a recent core migration that upgraded the $3 billion bank’s core for the first time since the late 1990s.

National Bank of Australia Adds Google Pay

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National Australia Bank (NAB) today added Google Pay to its roster of mobile payments services. NAB customers can now use Google Pay to make contactless payments. On its digital payment services, NAB currently has NAB Pay, which works on Android devices, NAB PayTag for iOS devices, Samsung Pay, Fitbit, and Garmin wearables. In a statement […]. Exclusive Mobile Online Open Fintech Payments contactless payments Fitbit Pay Garmin Google Pay NAB