Amazon Announces Next Whole Foods Delivery Expansion

PYMNTS

Grocery delivery for Prime members is taking its next great leap forward as Amazon and Whole Foods have announced that Prime Now Grocery is expanding to Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, Minneapolis and San Antonio. Consumers in Chicago, Houston, Minneapolis and San Antonio will also be able to choose from a selection of alcoholic beverages.

Citi's Heather Cox Joining USAA as Chief Tech and Digital Officer

American Banker

The San Antonio-based bank announced Friday in a press release that it has named Cox its chief technology and digital officer, a newly created role that includes the oversight of information technology, digital strategy and operations, and experience design.

VSP Global Acquires Visionworks

PYMNTS

VSP Global announced that it has acquired San Antonio, Texas-based Visionworks. Visionworks, with more than 700 stores in nearly 40 states and the District of Columbia, will continue to operate independently.

Macy’s Spotlights Women-Owned Businesses With SoGifted

PYMNTS

SoGifted shops will be located in Manhattan’s Herald Square; Atlanta’s Lenox Square; Fashion Show in Las Vegas; Boston’s Northshore; North Star Mall in San Antonio; Twelve Oaks Mall in Detroit; and The Galleria in Ft.

7-Eleven Launches Beer Delivery In Select US Markets

PYMNTS

Convenience store operator 7-Eleven is launching beer and cider delivery in select U.S. markets. Customers can place their beer orders via the 7Now app.

Frost Bank is 11th to Join Early Warning's P-to-P Network

Payments Source

San Antonio-based Frost Bank this week became the 11th financial institution to join Early Warning’s real-time payments network, which will continue to operate under the clearXchange brand at least through the end of this year.

Why Goodwill Regions Are Tapping Into Digital Marketplaces

PYMNTS

More than 100 Goodwill store locations ranging from New York to San Francisco are uploading products like collectibles, clothing and furniture to the platform to drive in-store and online sales.

FinCEN Tightens Real Estate Cash-Buyer Reporting Threshold

PYMNTS

Blanco stated FinCEN has issued a number of rules over the last few years that have helped clarify how firms should operate within cryptocurrency spheres.

Opendoor, Zillow Rival Perch Raises $220M

PYMNTS

The funding, which is a combination of equity to fund operations and debt to fund home purchases, was led by FirstMark Capital , with participation from Accomplice and Juxtapose. After launching in San Antonio in early 2018, Perch has expanded to Dallas-Fort Worth, with more markets planned. Home buying and selling platform Perch has announced that it has raised $220 million in new funding.

Grocery Retail Ups Its Autonomous Delivery Game

PYMNTS

The pilot will provide service to customers in Olmos Park, just outside of downtown San Antonio where the grocery retailer is based,” according to TechCrunch. Get ready for autonomous grocery delivery — at least that’s the message from autonomous delivery services provider Udelv.

McDelivery Is McDominating In 1,000 New Markets

PYMNTS

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. That’s on top of the locations where it was already available, including Atlanta, Chicago, Columbus, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, Phoenix, San Diego and Tampa. 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.

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Uber Facilitated More Than $600M In Tips For Drivers

PYMNTS

Lyft , noted the report, is operating in fewer markets than Uber — Lyft is in the U.S. and Canada while Uber has operations around the world. The report noted that Uber drivers are earning the most tips in Salt Lake City, Utah; San Antonio, Texas; Kansas City, MO; New Orleans, LA; and Nashville, TN. Lyft found that the most generous tippers were located in New York City, Atlanta, Detroit, Dallas, San Jose, Minneapolis, and Westchester County, NY.

Why The Transportation Sharing Economy Isn’t Just For Cars

PYMNTS

If someone wanted to make a two-mile journey in San Antonio, Texas, to see the Final Four at The Alamodome, for example, the trip would be “an exercise in 25 to 35 minutes by car,” Blue Duck Scooters Co-Founder Eric Bell told PYMNTS in an interview. Blue Duck operates on an innovative model: Consumers find the scooters through a mobile app. To get the word out about the service, Blue Duck Scooters has turned to guerilla marketing in San Antonio.

Einride Presses The Pedal On Autonomous Delivery

PYMNTS

The company is operating in an increasingly crowded area of retail and logistics technology, and all the participants are striving hard to raise funds and gain an edge as the autonomous era looms — an era that all but certainly will start with delivery before moving to personal cars and vehicles, at least according to the emerging consensus , one documented in full by PYMNTS. The money was earmarked to help the San Diego-based company grow its fleet from 12 vehicles to 50 vehicles.

The Many Pivots On The Path To A Multi-Million Dollar Skincare Brand

PYMNTS

Enough, in fact, that it propelled the firm’s second big pivot — bringing in Dior retail strategy veteran Amanda Baldwin to run the operations of the company as president.

Verizon 5G Network Launch Foreshadows Mobile Commerce Changes

PYMNTS

The announcement from the mobile network provider serves as the latest demonstration that 5G is coming, and that retailers and payment services providers should get ready to operate in the 5G world.

Amazon Expands Amazon Home Services To Twenty New Metro Areas

PYMNTS

In a press release , the eCommerce giant said the new cities include Indianapolis, IN; Las Vegas, NV; San Antonio, TX; Ann Arbor, MI; Cleveland, OH; Milwaukee, WI; Boulder, CO; Raleigh, NC; Trenton, NJ; and more. Local service providers opt in based on where they operate and the services they offer. Amazon announced Monday (Nov. 14) it has expanded its Amazon Home Services into 20 new metropolitan markets around the country.

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Education: By Popular Demand

Independent Banker

Certification through ICBA and Community Banker University ensures that a pivotal community banker has the necessary knowledge and understanding in critical operational areas. The next annual ICBA Community Banking LIVE convention will take place March 15–19, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas.

Where Pharmacy Giants Walgreens, CVS, Walmart, And Rite Aid Are Placing Private Market Bets

CB Insights

Today, the top four retail pharmacies by number of stores — Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid — operate more than 25,000 stores. For many consumers, the local pharmacy is long gone, replaced by big box retailers with significantly more cash and brand recognition.

Hacker Tracker: Cyberattacks Come In All Shapes And Sizes

PYMNTS

Systems were infected June 14, and normal operations did not resume until June 20. There [are] many you don’t hear about because companies don’t want to publicize them, and it’s not legally required to report every incident,” Bill Kelly, senior vice president for underwriting at San Antonio insurer Argo Pro, told Xconomy. There are a few sexy cybercrime cases that pervade the public consciousness.

Bar Rescue: Bankers Edition

Jeff For Banks

My buddy Dave Gerbino and I are speaking about product profitability at the ABA Marketing Conference in San Antonio next week (Monday, September 23rd, 11am if you''re in town). Go ask your deposit operations clerk how she spends her day. Jeff FYI: Dave Gerbino and I will be speaking more on this subject at the ABA Marketing Conference on Monday, September 23, 2013 at 11am in San Antonio.

Majority Of Consumers Want Digital Coupons, Rewards From Grocers

PYMNTS

The grocer has brought curbside pickup to cities such as San Antonio, Waco and Houston, while rolling out delivery from Shipt and Instacart. Supermarket operator Food Lion, for example, has a mobile app to make grocery shopping — and saving on grocery shopping through couponing and other perks — easier for customers across its 10-state footprint.

SACU pushes the envelope on risk management

CU Insight

Credit unions often view risk management as a regulatory issue, but SACU in San Antonio has flipped that paradigm by also looking at risk management as a strategic tool that drives efficiency.

Chapter 11 Watch: Sears Watch, Restaurant Woes And Kim Kardashian’s Bodyguard

PYMNTS

“Recent reports have suggested that Kmart will cease its operations. According to USA Today , Don Pablo’s operated 120 locations in the U.S. 4) in San Antonio that the restaurant has between $1 million and $10 million in liabilities and has been adversely affected by the rise in fast-casual dining options from the rise of Mexican chains, like Moe’s Southwest Grill, Qdoba and Chipotle Mexican Grill.

Biometrics are already mass-market for banking

Tomorrow's Transactions

The San Antonio financial services company has rolled out facial recognition technology across its entire membership base that lets them access its mobile app with a tap of their smartphone camera and a blink when prompted (to prove they’re a live person and not a photo).

3 considerations for commercial real estate lending

CU Insight

21-25 in San Antonio), Devine identified six ways commercial real estate loans differ from member business loans. Net operating income vs. cash flow.

Sizzle Of The Week: New York’s Holiday Pop-Up Explosion

PYMNTS

The pop-up shop will be located in The Market @ Macy’s in New York City, as well as in Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale, San Antonio, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle, now through early February.

Top 10 small business friendly cities

CU Insight

Of those planning to open a small business, 56% are looking into home-based operations, 30% think brick-and-mortar is the way to go, and 20% have plans to launch e-commerce sites. San Diego. San Antonio. If you’ve got entrepreneurial dreams, you’re not alone. A UPS Store Inside Small Business Survey found that 66% of respondents dream of opening a small business. About half said this is the year they will make it happen, and Gen Xers are leading the charge.

CFPB announces new appointments to advisory groups

CFPB Monitor

Paulina Gonzalez, Executive Director, California Reinvestment Coalition, San Francisco, CA. Dion Kidd Johnson, President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Risk Officer, Western Bank, Alamogordo, NM. Ricardo Ledezma, Corporate Compliance Assurance Manager, San Antonio Federal Credit Union, San Antonio, TX. Barbara S. Mishkin.

Bankers: Is your strategy the same as your competitor?

Jeff For Banks

We serve the dental and other health professional industries through a centralized loan and deposit platform that operates out of our main office in Dallas, Texas and serves clients in 30 states.

The Regulation Iceman Commeth For The On-Demand Economy

PYMNTS

And many on-demand startups — following in the “ask forgiveness not permission” model that Uber so famously pioneered as it expanded into city after city — find that they have been operating in something of a grey area, especially as far as labor laws and local regulations are concerned. Reports are that three weeks in, Austin Uber drivers have decamped to San Antonio.

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Tightening Choke Point's Noose On The Way Out

BankersHub

In an article entitled "One Last Gasp from Operation Choke Point?," Over the past couple of years, the bank regulators and the Department of Justice, responding to industry and congressional outcry, publicly denied that there was any such thing as "Operation Choke Point," and the FDIC, in particular, took a couple of giant steps backward in its war on "the deplorables."

12 Industries That Will Thrive Thanks To Millennials

CB Insights

In late 2018, Ford bought e-scooter company Spin for a reported $100M, and the company has been operating a docked bike-share program in San Francisco and the Bay Area since 2013.

A financial literacy legacy

CU Insight

Since 2013, we’ve added three student-operated high school branches, bringing our total to ten. Synergy Federal Credit Union, San Antonio, TX, saw the number of new youth accounts triple during their first year of partnering with The Bears. John D.

Rackspace shift to managed services supporting Amazon

The Bankwatch

While we do support the AWS platform as part of our offers, we go beyond that with managed services that speak to how customers should design for and operate applications on AWS. day-to-day operational management with an army of technologists that operate on a 24/7 basis).

Make sure compliance has a seat at the table

CU Insight

The dealer operates near a military base and sells add-on products like warranties and guaranteed auto protection coverage. When compliance is brought to the table early and included in new projects, a credit union is more likely to avoid operations that could put it at risk.

Readying the next wave of credit union CEOs

CU Insight

That’s because they are sending their executives from marketing, finance, operations, technology and human resources to this top-tier education program. CUES also will debut the CUES School of Payments in May in Chicago, and CUES School of IT Leadership in September in San Antonio. “Every breaking wave on the shore, Tells the next one ‘there’ll be one more.’”.

The CUInsight Experience: Gigi Hyland – The Art of Giving a Damn

CU Insight

It’s a way for more credit unions to be exposed to this idea of what are the operating principles, how do I leverage them? “There’s a lot of good that needs to be done in this world” – Gigi Hyland. Welcome to episode two of The CUInsight Experience.

The CUInsight Experience: Maria Martinez – Finding the way to yes

CU Insight

My mom’s sisters, they lived in San Antonio, Texas and I was the first one to stay here. I know the investments that data processing now it’s an opportunity for me to learn all the operational side of it. Maria Martinez: So I knew my accounting, I knew my finances and I wanted to make sure that I knew everything that had to be done with the operational side. “If you do good, good comes back to you” – Maria Martinez.