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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

eScooter Startup Lime Exits 12 Markets, Fires 14 Pct. Of Staff

PYMNTS

Lime is striving to reach profitability in 2020 and is laying off about 14 percent of its workforce — roughly 100 people — and ceasing operations in 12 markets, according to reports on Thursday (Jan.

Amazon Adds Eight More Cities To Grocery Pickup At Whole Foods

PYMNTS

In a press release , Amazon said the cities it expanded to include Birmingham, Colorado Springs, Long Island, Milwaukee, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, Tacoma and Tulsa.

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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

Car Vending Machine Company Carvana Goes Up Against Wall Street

PYMNTS

This belief is based on “the Company’s operating plan, that current working capital and expected continued inventory and capital expenditure financing is sufficient to fund operations and satisfy the Company’s obligations.”.

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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.

Retail Pulse: H-E-B Rolls Out New App; Jimmy John’s Launches Loyalty Program

PYMNTS

Bath also noted, “We continue to grow our talented H-E-B Digital team in Austin and at our company headquarters in San Antonio to deliver on this investment and provide the best possible digital experience to our customers and Partners.”.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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).

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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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.

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.