California’s fintech startups are invading New York

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Bloomberg Carousel Innovation Strategy Open Banking Payments New York Plaid San Francisco Stripe UberWhen two Irish brothers started Stripe Inc. together in 2010, there was little question about where they should put their headquarters. It had to be California.

Retail Vacancies Spike In New York City

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As New York City ’s vacancy rate has skyrocketed by nearly 50 percent, a report released by City Comptroller Scott Stringer showed that the amount of empty retail space in the city has doubled in the last 10 years or so.

New York Times Posts Blockchain Job

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The New York Times newspaper posted a job called “Lead, Blockchain Exploration” on Wednesday (March 13), and later took it down, according to reports. Blockchain job posting New York Times News What's Hot

Gett Shutters Juno In New York, Partners With Lyft

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Ridesharing company Gett, which operates under the name Juno in New York City, is shuttering its operations there and entering into a partnership with Lyft to take on its accounts, according to a report by TechCrunch. Ridesharing Gett ipo Juno Lyft new york city News What's Hot

Amazon Rethinks New York City HQ2 Campus

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After facing resistance from politicians and protestors, Amazon is reportedly rethinking its planned New York City campus. While Virginia officials provided the company with an incentive package, the state of New York is not projected to provide final approval for another year.

New York City Mulls Fur Sales Ban

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Following the lead of other municipalities, New York City could be going fur-free with a proposed law on the horizon. In a progressive and modern city like New York, banning the sale of fur clothing and accessories is long overdue,” Johnson said in a statement, according to the outlet. In the case of New York City, under the proposed law, a fine would range from $500 to $1,500 for businesses selling fur.

Luxury Brand Barneys New York Seeks Bankruptcy Protection

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Struggling to compete with online brands, famed Big Apple luxury retailer Barneys New York has put itself up for sale and filed for bankruptcy protection, according to a report by Reuters. . Retail bankruptcy Barneys New York luxury brands News What's Hot

Credit Card Surcharges OK’ed In New York

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New York has banned the ban. In the wake of court filings this week that effectively ended a challenge to surcharges on credit card transactions in New York, merchants in the Empire State can indeed embrace those fees, contingent upon stating those costs to consumers up front. The merchant plaintiffs and the state of New York filed motions on Jan.

Nordstrom Opens New Flagship Store In New York City

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As it expands in New York City, Nordstrom opened the doors to its first-ever flagship store for women and children on West 57th Street across from the new Nordstrom Men’s Store that debuted last April. Retail beauty brick and mortar new york city News Nordstrom What's Hot

Uber Eats Will Now Deliver Recess, A CBD Drink, In New York

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Recess, a CBD-infused sparkling water company, has announced that it will be available on Uber Eats for delivery to customers in New York City, according to a report by Adweek. Delivery CBD delivery New York News Recess Uber Eats What's Hot

Unions Urge New York To Follow California’s Lead On Gig Workers

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Unions in New York are petitioning the state to change its laws to include employment protections for gig economy workers, similar to a bill recently passed in California, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday (Sept.

New York Ramps Up Fight Against Predatory SMB Lending

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Just days after New York Attorney General (AG) Barbara Underwood announced an investigation into possible misconduct among merchant cash-advance (MCA) firms against small business (SMB) borrowers, The Washington Post reported that state legislators are vowing to push for change in the industry.

Visa Renews New York Fashion Week Sponsorship

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Expanding its footprint in fashion, Visa has announced its renewed sponsorship of New York Fashion Week: The Shows (NYFW) as its official payment technology partner.

New York State Of (Cybersecurity) Mind

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As the Sinatra tune goes (a bit paraphrased) … New York: If you can make it there in cybersecurity, you can make it anywhere. The financial services industry is girding for the new regulations by the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS), which take effect as of Aug. Yes, the rules apply to a single state, but as some sources, including New York Law Journal , report, the regulations could have a global impact.

New York AG To Launch Investigation Into Facebook

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The New York State Attorney General (AG) is reportedly launching an investigation into social media giant Facebook , focusing on the its past practice of collecting more than 1.5 million or more new users, reported the NY Times.

California's fintech startups are invading New York

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Fintech Disruptors New YorkIn some ways, the moves are natural for tech startups with financial ambitions. Despite the growing success of fintech upstarts hailing from San Francisco, Wall Street institutions remain on top of the financial world.

IBM hosting two day Sales Performance Management Summit in New York City

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IBM is excited to be hosting the 2019 Sales Performance Management Summit, being held in New York City for sales executives and compensation leaders. Featured Carousel Featured Homepage Sales Performance Management events ICM Incentive Compensation Management New York NYC

New York Grand Jury Looking Into Facebook’s Data Sharing Agreements

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Facebook is the subject of a criminal investigation by federal prosecutors over the data deals it inked with some of the biggest technology companies, reported The New York Times. attorney’s office for the Eastern District of New York.

Visa Highlights Contactless Payments At New York Fashion Week

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To help consumers experience new ways to pay, Visa has announced a new relationship with New York Fashion Week: The Shows. We are constantly exploring sponsorship opportunities to help us diversify our brand and reach new audiences, while delivering experiences that drive business priorities,” Mary Ann Reilly, senior vice president for North America marketing at Visa, said in the announcement. “We

Fraudsters ‘Flourishing’ On Zelle, New York Times Reports

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Bank P2P service Zelle is having some issues with fraud, with some customers reporting that hackers, exploiting weaknesses in the platform, had cleaned out their bank accounts: even if those customers had never used, or head of Zelle, according to a New York Times report this weekend.

New York Regulator Fines Pakistani Bank $630M

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The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) is looking to fine Habib Bank Ltd (HBL) nearly $630 million for failing to comply with state and federal laws at its only U.S. The New York State Department of Financial Services could not immediately be reached for comment. Habib Bank has submitted an application to DFS to shut its New York operations. That bank still has a New York branch.

New York State Regulations for Online Lenders to ‘Level Playing Field’ for Banks

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In New York State, perhaps anticipating a […]. Compliance Exclusive Lending Online Premium Alternative Lending Continuity New York StateOnline lenders may own more than half of the personal lending market, but they face serious headwinds. For one thing, rising interest rates will increase their cost of funds, and perhaps make their offerings less attractive, and for another, regulations may arrive that make operating their businesses more expensive.

New York’s DFS Flexes Its Muscles

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Recently the New York Law Journal described the New York State Department of Financial Services as “arguably among the most powerful financial regulatory government bodies in the country-if not the world…” After yesterday, it’s not even arguable. Legal Watch Mortgage Lending New York State Regulatory CFPB Inc. New York State Dep't of Fin. Servs New York State Land Title Ass'n title insurance

New York & Co. Rebrands To RTW Retailwinds

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To highlight its ability to grow into new markets and categories, New York & Co. Along with the name change, New York & Co. Retail Fashion To Figure Greg Scott New York and Company News retail brands RTW Retailwinds What's Hotis changing its name to RTW Retailwinds. The move comes as the retailer seeks to top the $1 billion mark in sales, Chain Store Age reported. “We

Uber Sues City Of New York To Get Driver Cap Lifted

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Uber , the ride-hailing startup, filed a lawsuit against the city of New York last week seeking to overturn a rule that puts a cap on the number of drivers that work for ride-hailing companies that can operate in the city.

Capital One Adding Innovation Staff in New York

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but it’s adding significant innovation staff to its New York office. Innovations Mobile Operations Retail Technology Capital One data scientist digital digital management hiring HR New York quantitative data staffingCapital One Financial Corp.

Starbucks To Open Pickup Location In New York City

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As the company modernizes and reimagines the customer experience in stores located in high-traffic metropolitan areas, Starbucks plans to open a Starbucks Pickup store in New York City on Tuesday (Nov.

New York Just Told the OCC to Stick It

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The New York State Department of Financial Services submitted a formal comment letter to the OCC today, saying that the latter, frankly, isn’t going to do the job of regulating fintechs — and isn’t Read More.

WorldRemit Opens International Money Transfers in New York

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Global money transfer service WorldRemit is launching in New York, providing state users the ability to transfer funds to nearly 150 countries, the company announced yesterday.

Barneys New York Looks To VR To Carry Spring Collection

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While some see it as a fad or a gimmick, Barneys New York has become the latest to take the tech very, very seriously and turn it into a force for good. The virtual reality short film reportedly marries fashion, tech and contemporary dance, premiering exclusive designer looks to Barneys New York customers straight from the runway via the Oculus Gear VR, Samsung’s VR app and Barneys’ website.

New York Banks Should Get Into Online Lending

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Online lending may be dominated by startup companies based outside of New York, but the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) wants New York banks to get into the business as well. “Your competitors are, and will, be embracing FinTech in all of its various forms,” said Maria Vullo, NYDFS superintendent, referring to new types of financial services technology, according to a report by Reuters.

New York State Finalizes Sexual Harassment Requirements

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First, in the better-late-than-never category, New York State released the final version of its much anticipated guidance and model policies to implement comprehensive sexual harassment training requirements imposed by the State Legislature last session. HR New York State guidance model policy New York State sexual harassment policyWell, a guy doesn’t blog for a day and all hell breaks loose.

New York & Co. Shows Off Digital Makeover

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Internet Retailer reported that New York & Co. This new kiosk will provide a virtual endless aisle, offering customers access to all sizes, colors and assortments,” he told analysts during the company’s third quarter 2016 earnings call, according to a transcript from Seeking Alpha. Worthington told analysts that New York & Co. Retail ecommerce Mobile shopping New York & Co

The New York Subway’s Better Digital Ticket To Ride

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New York City commuters – arguably the most on-the-go demographic in the United States – do not want to wait for anything. ” It’s an inefficiency that the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has not only acknowledged, but committed to doing something about. Last week, they officially tasked long-term Mastercard partner Cubic Transportation Systems to implement a new fare payment system across the city’s entire subway (and bus) system.

In New York City, paper receipts set to go the way of foie gras

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Those yard-long paper receipts that spew from cash registers may be following plastic bags and foie gras into the dustbin of New York City history. Point-of-sale Retailers Compliance New York

Chef’d Meal Kits Coming To New York Area Drugstores

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Chef’d , the maker of meal kits that can be purchased in grocery stores, has inked a deal to sell the kits in Walgreens and Duane Reade stores in the New York area. CNBC , citing the company, reported Chef’d meal kits will be sold in 30 Walgreens and Duane Reade stores in New York as part of a deal with Smithfield Foods. Our goal is to give more shoppers more meals in more places to help them eat better, save time and explore new flavors.”.

New York Makes It Easier To Prove Harassment Claims

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If, as appears likely, the Governor approves the legislation, one of the biggest impacts of the recently concluded legislative session on New York employers will be big changes to New York’s anti-harassment laws which will make it easier for employees bringing harassment claims to successfully sue their employers. HR Legal Watch New York State Sexual Harassment legsilation Title VII Zembrowski

New York On Verge of Historic Power Shift…Again

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Legal Watch New York State Mulvaney New York State Senate UNFCUThis headline might be a tad premature but it appears that the State Senate Democratic Caucus headed by Andrea Stewart-Cousins and the 8 member Independent Democratic Caucus by Senator Jeff Klein have reached a preliminary agreement to unify, potentially paving the way for cutting Republicans out of holding any power in the state legislature. How […].

Key Points to Remember About New York’s Student Loan Servicer Framework

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I’m taking some time off from filling out my application to be the fourth National Security Adviser – fourth time is a charm – to provide you an update on an issue that has been percolating in and around New York Credit Union Land for about a month now. Compliance Legal Watch New York State Regulatory New York State DFS proposed regulation Student Loan ServicesGreetings, folks.

Amazon Go Coming To New York

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Amazon has announced plans to open an Amazon Go location in New York. It recently opened two more locations in the city, which will make New York its first foray outside of Seattle. “We We plan to open Amazon Go in New York,” an Amazon spokesperson said, according to Reuters , though it was not revealed when the company plans to open the location. Earlier this year, the eCommerce giant launched its first checkout-free convenience store market in Seattle.

TRENDING: How ‘The New York Times’ Built A Winning Subscription Formula

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The August Subscription Commerce Tracker looks at how companies are stepping up their efforts to win over subscribers by offering new tiers of subscription plans. In the automotive space, carmakers are turning to new subscription tiers to win the attention and business of drivers.

New York AG Wants More Info From Crypto Traders

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has announced the launch of the Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative, a fact-finding inquiry into the policies and practices of cryptocurrency trading platforms. With cryptocurrency on the rise, consumers in New York and across the country have a right to transparency and accountability when they invest their money. Regulation AML bitcoin cryptocurrency exchange investments New York News regulation What's Hot

Tech Center: New York City Takes on Tech Full Force

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For years, New York City has been at the epicenter of United States’ culture with the fashion and entertainment industries leading the way. With the top modeling agencies, MTV and the home of American broadway plays, there’s no denying New York City is bustling with creativity. With a big focus on technology in Silicon Valley and Boston, New York City slowly made its way to becoming a powerhouse tech player.