Granite Bank Acquires New Hampshire Lender

American Banker

Granite Bank in Portsmouth, N.H., will acquire Cousins Home Lending. breaking_news community-banking nh dealmaking-strategy

Arizona Considers Accepting Tax Payments In Cryptocurrency

PYMNTS

Two years after legislators in New Hampshire decided that they would not allow their citizens pay their taxes with bitcoin, the Arizona state legislature is mulling a bill that would pave the way for people to pay their Arizona taxes with cryptocurrencies, Coindesk reported. The bill called for the New Hampshire treasurer to “develop an implementation plan for the state to accept bitcoin as payment for taxes and fees.”.

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Bank Investment: To De Novo Or Not?

Bank Innovation

Based in Bedford, New Hampshire, the new Primary Bank raised an astounding $29 million after obtaining approval for its charter on March 17th of 2015.

N.H. Mutual Taps Director as Next Chief

American Banker

Mascoma Savings Bank in New Hampshire spent six months searching for a new president and chief executive before selecting one of its directors for the job.

1.24.19 Your morning briefing

Payments Source

Today: PayPal CEO's not a fan of bitcoin for payments; New tech for cryptocurrency ID; Apple Pay's new ad campaign; New Hampshire may allow crypto for tax payments. The information you need to start your day, from PaymentsSource and around the Web. Briefing

The Digital Evolution Of The Online Gaming Ecosystem

PYMNTS

In a microcosm of the national expansion, New Hampshire’s newly online sports gambling program raked in $2.31 And New Hampshire is far from unique: According to the Monitor’s reports, both Connecticut and Rhode Island have seen similar results with their online gambling platforms.

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Does NCUA’s Restructuring Plan Make CentsSense?

New York's State of Mind

Region 1 overseas the following states: federally insured credit unions in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wisconsin. NCUA announced Friday that it plans to shut down Region 1 as part of a restructuring of its operations. Region 3, based in Atlanta, is also marked for death.

New Uber Service Caters To Skiers, Snowboarders

PYMNTS

Uber has launched a new feature aimed at skiers and snowboarders called Uber Ski, according to a report. Paul, New Hampshire, Portland (Oregon and Maine), Salt Lake City, Seattle, Upstate New York, Vermont, Wilkes-Barre Scranton and Worcester.

CU’s Are The Cubs Of Financial Services

New York's State of Mind

Before Thursday morning, the Cubs last won a World Series in the year that the first credit Union was formed in the United States in the great state of New Hampshire. The Cubs and credit unions have a lot in common. Just as every baseball fan knows that the Cubs play in the friendly confines […]. General Cubs

Walmart Launches Grocery-Picking Robot

PYMNTS

The technology was secretly being piloted at a Supercenter in Salem, New Hampshire, which will serve as Alphabot’s home base.

NJ Launches First Mobile App For Lottery Tickets

PYMNTS

New Jersey is the first state lottery to authorize lottery courier services formally, enabling the placement of orders via a mobile app, according to an announcement from the company. . The company is available as of now in New Jersey, Texas, New Hampshire, and Minnesota.

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Lawmakers Eye Alternatives To Renter Security Deposits

PYMNTS

New York, Ohio, and Virginia lawmakers all have introduced security deposit-focused legislation designed to help renters in markets often without designated, affordable and low-income housing.

Walmart Expands $1 A Day Degree Program

PYMNTS

Walmart has announced it will be bulking up the program by which it allows full-time and part-time employees to access a college degree for $1 a day — by adding more eligible degrees, college partners and a new path for high school students to its one-year-old program offering.

Bitcoin Daily: Bitcoin Briefly Breaches $3,700; NH Eyes Crypto Tax Payments

PYMNTS

In other news, New Hampshire is considering a law that would allow residents to pay their taxes with cryptocurrency. Despite the fact that it’s rejected a number of bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposals, a commissioner at the U.S.

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New Tech Combines To Make Grocery Shopping More Innovative

PYMNTS

Some of that was on display at the NRF retail show in New York City earlier this week. The technology was secretly being piloted at a Walmart Supercenter in Salem, New Hampshire, which will serve as Alphabot’s home base.

Amazon Said To Roll Out PillPack Service To Employees

PYMNTS

However, new reports from CNBC on Wednesday (Nov. The publication said PillPack recently filed for several new pharmacy licenses, most of which are to secure clearance to ship drugs from its warehouse in Phoenix to customers, reports said.

CUs Try To Solve The Cannabis Cash Conundrum

PYMNTS

Recent developments in New Hampshire show how financial services can extend at the state level to cannabis firms. Credit Unions Apple banking Blockchain Cannabis credit unions cryptocurrency Kaspersky Labs Legislation Lending Marijuana New York News regulation Russia SAFE

TRENDING: Are Credit Unions The Hipster FI?

PYMNTS

The nation’s first credit union (CU) was founded in 1908 to serve mill workers in the Manchester, New Hampshire area. Today, more than a century later, that credit union is still operational and is now focused on serving a new type of member: millennials. The new service is called Lending 360 and helps members by quickly completing the underwriting process and disbursing funds to borrower accounts.

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PetSmart Continues Brick-And-Mortar Expansion With More Store Openings

PYMNTS

Pet goods retail chain PetSmart announced Thursday it had opened 28 new brick-and-mortar storefronts in North America during the quarter that ended Nov. 1, 2017, with new locations spanning the United States and Canada. In a press release, the company said the latest expansion efforts add to the 35 new stores launched during the first half of the fiscal year, bringing the total count of store openings in the region to 63 stores. New U.S.

Beto O’Rourke Doesn’t Want To Break Up Big Tech Companies

PYMNTS

O’Rourke spoke to the CNN reporter during a meet-and-greet event in New Hampshire. Presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke isn’t joining other Democrats running for president in calling for the breakup of some of the nation’s largest technology companies. Rather, the Texas Democrat thinks big tech firms need more regulation. That’s according to CNN reporter Eric Bradner, who shared O’Rourke’s comments on Twitter.

How Furniture Is Helping Build A Larger Retail Ecosystem

PYMNTS

Four years of college in New Hampshire was the longest I lived in one place ever,” he said, recounting time also spent in Singapore and San Francisco, his current location.

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The United States Of Artificial Intelligence Startups

CB Insights

In 2018, the top 3 states for AI deals were California (48% of deals), New York (12%), and Massachusetts (9%), though investors have bet on AI startups across the country. New Hampshire. New Jersey. New Mexico. New York.

The United States Of Venture Capital: The Most Active VC In Each State

CB Insights

Although startups based in California, New York, and Massachusetts have traditionally accounted for the majority of VC tech investment in the US, VCs are spurring other hotbeds of innovation across the country. New Enterprise Associates. New Hampshire. New Jersey.

Mastercard And BJ’s To Offer A ‘Priceless’ Boston Experience

PYMNTS

cities, like New York, L.A. New England likes to take care of its own, though, and Mastercard and BJ’s are doing what they can to make that happen. 2) that they are running a contest to reward shoppers who pay with Mastercard credit, debit or prepaid cards at BJ’s locations in Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts. Boston doesn’t quite make it into the top tier of U.S.

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Can There Be An Uber Of Furniture?

PYMNTS

Four years of college in New Hampshire was the longest I lived in one place ever,” he said, recounting time also spent in Singapore and San Francisco, his current location.

Robots Are Just One Way Big-Box Retail Is Driving Innovation

PYMNTS

The technology was secretly being piloted at a Supercenter in Salem, New Hampshire, which will serve as Alphabot’s home base. Big-box retail is getting a refresh for 2020, at least in some parts. Take Costco.

Google’s Consumer Trends For The Holidays

PYMNTS

Regionally, New England shoppers stand out in the U.S. on Black Friday, Google found that more than 25 percent of shoppers in New England had already visited a shopping center or department store — a full hour ahead of the rest of the country.

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Bringing The Farmers Market Online With Apps

PYMNTS

That opens the door for producers from Southern Maine, New Hampshire, Western Massachusetts and Rhode Island.) There is not a lot of noise like in Boston and New York. As a result, he says it’s an ideal petri dish for experimenting with new technology, a product or a service.

Retail Pulse: Walmart Provides Health Career Path; Inspire Brands To Buy Jimmy John’s

PYMNTS

The degrees include health science, health and wellness and healthcare management/administration, offered through Southern New Hampshire University, Purdue University Global, Wilmington University and Bellevue University.

How Connected Consumers Shop During The Commute

PYMNTS

According to the new PYMNTS Digital Drive report, technology like smartphones and in-dash experiences are making the commute a $230 billion connected-commerce experience. Beyond the drive-thru lanes, the new location came with a mobile order pickup area.

Blockchain Bitcoin & Crypto Weekly CXO Briefing for week starting 12th June 2017

Daily Fintech

The miner that solves math first and successfully verifies a transaction, is rewarded with new generated currency. Cryptocurrency miners use graphics cards from AMD and Nvidia to mine new coins. News Item 3: New Hampshire Governor Signs Bitcoin MSB Exemption Into Law. Decrypted: Almost a year and half ago, New Hampshire passed regulation making it illegal to sell bitcoin without a traditional money transmission license.

Can Merchandise Make A Presidential Campaign?

PYMNTS

At any rate, as is often the case as soon as the town halls start popping up, the states of Iowa and New Hampshire are suddenly a lot of politicians’ favorite vacation spots, and friends and family are probably starting up some political Facebook arguments.

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Do Consumers Own Digital ID Algorithms? Look To Illinois.

PYMNTS

States like Alaska, Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire have chosen … to strengthen the protection of biometric data through the implementation of comprehensive biometric legislation similar in scope to BIPA.”.

Bitcoin Daily: Bitcoin Tumbles Below $10k, Iran Mulls Crypto

PYMNTS

Users in California, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana and New Hampshire can trade bitcoin and Ethereum without any fees from the exchange. In New York, another government official has offered his critique on cryptocurrency, MarketWatch reported. The New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley said that a “speculative mania” surrounds cryptocurrencies. It wasn’t to be: Bitcoin’s rally has seemingly come to an end, MarketWatch reported.

Longevity Lessons From The Oldest US Credit Union

PYMNTS

As credit unions (CUs) face increased competition from traditional banks and new players from the FinTech crowd, many institutions ponder the same question: What can we do to keep our doors open? Mary’s was initially chartered in 1909 by the New Hampshire legislature.

CFPB announces proposed consent order with companies alleged to have collected loans void under state law

CFPB Monitor

The relevant states are Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, and South Dakota (“Subject States”).

Wyoming Lures Crypto Companies With Friendly Laws

PYMNTS

James Row, a registered broker who worked with the Wyoming Blockchain Coalition, told Bloomberg he filed the paperwork for a new blockchain company with the state and is mulling moving some of his 11 other businesses registered in Delaware to Wyoming. “It’s Wyoming is trying to position itself as a leader in cryptocurrency and one of the friendliest states when it comes to legislation around crypto companies.