Amazon Go policy shift seen as response to legislative pushback

Mobile Payments Today

The move by Amazon to reverse policies for its cashierless Amazon Go stores is being seen as a response to growing economic and political pushback against the impact of Silicon Valley on major segments of U.S.

CFPB Updates Policy For Civil Investigative Demands

PYMNTS

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has announced changes to policies on Civil Investigative Demands (CIDs), which are investigational subpoenas issued by the CFPB. CFPB Civil Investigative Demands investigation law enforcement News policy violation What's Hot

Netherlands Is First EU Country To Release GDPR Fining Policy

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The Dutch Data Protection Authority (DDPA) in the Netherlands has released its own General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) fining policy, according to reports , and is the first European Union (EU) country to do so.

Sellers Push Back Against PayPal’s New Refund Policy

PYMNTS

If you close your account before May 7, 2019, the changes will not apply to you,” the company wrote in the policy update. Sellers aren’t happy with some of the changes that PayPal has made to its user agreement.

Apple, IBM CEOs To Advise On Trump Workforce Policy

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Apple CEO Tim Cook and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty have been appointed to President Donald Trump’s advisory board that aims to direct the future of workforce policy. Regulation Advisory Board AI Apple Donald Trump Education IBM jobs News policy regulation What's Hot workforce

Visa Has Not Changed Bitcoin Purchase Policies

Bank Innovation

EXCLUSIVE—Payment processor Visa has not changed any policies related to the purchasing of bitcoin, the company told Bank Innovation. The company still allows Visa cardholders to make cryptocurrency purchases with “credit, debit, and certain prepaid Visa products,” it said in a statement.

Amazon Effect Hits Central Bank Monetary Policy

PYMNTS

For monetary policy and those interested in inflation dynamics, the implication is that retail prices are becoming less ‘insulated’ from these common nationwide shocks,” Cavallo wrote in the paper. The aforementioned impact of shorter-duration pricing at retailers has implications for monetary policies, according to Bloomberg, as automatic adjustments to what are known as external shocks means that interest rate adjustments by the central bank may lose potency.

Kenya Gets Ready To Unveil Sandbox Policy

PYMNTS

In Kenya, the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has issued its “FinTech Sandbox Guidance Note,” which is now finalized as policy.

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MoviePass Changes Ticket Policy

PYMNTS

After making changes to its Android app and terms of service, MoviePass is adding another modification to its platform: Subscribers can now only watch a particular movie through its movie ticket subscription service one time, Android Central reported. “We We recently updated our Terms of Service to reflect that MoviePass subscribers are only permitted to see a select movie in theaters once with your MoviePass,” the company wrote on its website. “We

US Government Policy On SMB Lending In Flux

PYMNTS

President Donald Trump announced over the weekend that U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza is his pick to lead the Small Business Administration (SBA), after its current chief, Linda McMahon, announced on Friday (March 29) that she will leave the post.

Apple Makes New Privacy Policy Requirement For Apps

PYMNTS

To take on apps that don’t give users information on the use of their personal data, Apple is introducing a new requirement: At the beginning of October, apps will have to have a privacy policy – even those that are in testing, according to reports. 3, 2018, App Store Connect will require a privacy policy for all new apps and app updates in order to be submitted for distribution on the App Store or through TestFlight external testing,” a statement on Apple’s website reads. “In

Wells Fargo Softens Overdraft Policy

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The new per-transaction threshold complements the bank’s existing policy of not charging an overdraft fee if a customer’s available balance and ending account balance is overdrawn by $5 or less and no items are returned for non-sufficient funds at the end of processing for that business day. Aiming to boost its reputation after a fake account scandal last year, Wells Fargo announced Tuesday (Nov. 14) the launch of a new overdraft feature that will reduce the hit to customers.

EU Antitrust Reg Margrethe Vestager Plans Big Tech Policy Report

PYMNTS

Her term ends in October, so she’s working a report that will lead competition policies in the digital era, according to a report by the AP. Margrethe Vestager, the European Union’s top antitrust cop, is coming to the end of her term as antitrust enforcer, but not before she plans to release a report laying out a long-term plan to police the world’s largest tech companies. Vestager has tussled with many of the big name tech companies, including Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook.

Watchdog Orders Deutsche Bank To Review Policies Post-AML Scandal

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Bafin, the German financial watchdog that is monitoring Deutsche Bank’s involvement in the Danske Bank money laundering scandal, has asked the bank to review some of its correspondent banking policies, according to a report from Reuters.

Tips for creating fair and friendly holiday policies [Video]

PYMNTS

While this time of year is filled with cheer and celebration, it’s also important to make sure your company’s policies reflect fairness, equality and safety. Tip #2: Make sure your policies work with diverse religious beliefs. Blog HR Policies‘Tis the season!

China Institutes New Policy To Boost Small Firm Lending

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19) announced a new policy tool aimed at boosting lending to small and private companies. The central bank in China went on to note that it plans to continue to put in place a “prudent and neutral” monetary policy that will ensure liquidity.

New Retention Policies in Microsoft Teams

Perficient Financial Servies

Microsoft is happy to cater to these demands by announcing the availability of retention policies for Microsoft Teams. Teams admins now can use Office 365 Security and Compliance to set retention policies for Teams chats and team channels. Technology is a beautiful thing!

Today In Data: Flexibility Is The Best Policy

PYMNTS

What consumers want mostly is choice – and they tend to prefer retailers and service providers that offer it to them.

The EU’s policy on FinTech competition is …

Chris Skinner

Also released last week, the EU document has a different focus to the US one, which allowed national FinTech charter bank licenses to be … The post The EU’s policy on FinTech competition is … appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. I cannot post a 222-page PDF from the US Government on FinTech and competition without also posting a 136-page PDF from the European Commission on FinTech and competition.

Best practices in risk rating policies

Sageworks

Policies are “the cornerstones for sound lending and loan administration,” and risk rating policies are a key component. Regulatory agencies lay out elements that loan policies should cover, such as what types of loans an institution will make and what information will be required from borrowers, but they rarely dictate the details. An institution must develop appropriate policies and procedures based on its size and the complexity of its portfolio.

Amid Lira’s Lurch, Blockchain As Monetary Policy Fix?

PYMNTS

And as a form of data sharing, a form of record keeping, a direct conduit in transactions, some proponents say that decentralized ledger technology (DLT) can be a salve for an issue front-and-center, as Turkey proves a recent example of daily life roiled by rapid currency devaluation and panic: Namely, monetary policy. At its most basic form, monetary policy resides in the hands of governments, and currencies are rooted in the notion of “fiat.”

Trump Trade Policies Weighing On Stocks

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trade policy is the largest risk externally that companies face. trade policy will have a negative impact during the next six months, while 20 percent said the impact will be very negative, and 66 percent of Asia-Pacific-based CFOs said the U.S. President Donald Trump’s tax reform — signed into law late last year — was a boon for the stock market, but his tough trade stance is pressuring stocks so far in 2018.

Could central bank digital currencies kill monetary policy?

Chris Skinner

The Bank makes clear it’s not the opinions of the institution … The post Could central bank digital currencies kill monetary policy? I didn’t realise until the other day that the Bank of England has a blog Bank Underground. Finally, a boring old British bank with a blog.

Bank exam “hot spot”: Inflating policy limits to avoid scrutiny

Sageworks

The desire to avoid examiner scrutiny may tempt some financial institutions to set the bar high when it comes to credit and liquidity risk management policy limits, but regulators are discouraging this approach. Do established policy limits reflect true risk tolerance?

The right policy: The insurance market and digital transformation

Bobs Guide

It’s official. Insurance has moved on. It is very big business and new technologies have changed how agencies offer their products – as well as how customers buy their cover. It’s a revolution that demands modernization. The $1.2trn insurance industry understands

Uber Updates ‘Bug Bounty’ Payments Policy

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Uber is changing its policy on bug bounties, payments to people who expose data security problems, Reuters reported on Thursday (April 26). “We’re The company is revising its policy to specify it won’t pursue legal action against good-faith hackers who submit flaws through its bug bounty portal, which is hosted by HackerOne.

Facebook Updates Policies To Clarify For Users

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According to a report in Bloomberg , the social media giant is spelling out how it collects and uses data in its Terms of Service and Data Use Policy. The updated policy discusses not only how data is used on the Facebook site, but also how it is used across other social media platforms, such as Instagram and Facebook Messenger. Users have found Facebook’s policies confusing in the past, especially pertaining to apps the company owns.

Monetary Policy.

Jim Blaine

economic policy ????? The FED ! Alright here's an easy quiz for Wednesday morning: WHICH FAMOUS ROCK AND ROLL BAND IS "THE HOUSE BAND" FOR THE FEDERAL RESERVE? C'mon don't peek yet! Which band is both 1) named after and 2) sings about U.S. DIRE STRAITS !!! and "Money For Nothing" !! Opinion

6 times Apple's payment policies overstepped

Payments Source

Apple's App Store was a game changer for mobile payments. But Apple's ecosystem was also very much a digital Wild West, with app developers and Apple itself sometimes running afoul of regulators and legal authorities. Apple Pay Mobile wallets Mobile payments Compliance Apple

Google’s Head Of Global Public Policy Backs Common Tech Rules

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Karan Bhatia, vice president of global public policy and government relations at Google, said there should be common rules when it comes to regulating technology on a global basis.

Target Won’t Back Down On Bathroom Policy

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Taking a page from the old Tom Petty Handbook, Target CEO Brian Cornell has officially determined that the retailer will not back down on its inclusive bathroom policy. million signatures argue that “Target’s policy is exactly how sexual predators get access to their victims.” Cornell buttressed that message on a mid-week CNBC appearance during which he affirmed there would be no reversing its policy. “We’ve Retail Target Target Bathroom policy

FFIEC Issues Policy Statement on Examination Reports

Keith Leggett's Credit Union Watch

As part of its ongoing exam modernization initiative, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council om March 6 issued a policy statement aimed at promoting clarity and consistency of examination reports. The policy statement, which is intended to reduce regulatory burden for community banks and credit unions, includes principles that “set forth minimum expectations of what should be included in all reports of examination.” Read the policy statement.

Subterranean Monetary Policy Blues

SWBC's LenderHub

and global growth prospects, and in the ability of policy authorities to offset weak growth.” Bob Dylan’s big Nobel Prize win means that this week’s Insights piece features a Dylan-esque theme.

The world of 17,000 policies and 700 regulatory bodies

Daily Fintech

17,000 policies from more than 700 regulatory bodies, that are not digitized or harmonized. Imagine all the 17,000 policies on the cloud, searchable with a functionality that empowers relationship managers to face the complexity of cross-border rules and regulations.

Machine Learning with a twist: How trivial labels can be used to predict policy changes

Dataconomy

A clever algorithm that has digested seven decades’ worth of articles in China’s state-run media is now ready to predict its future policies. The post Machine Learning with a twist: How trivial labels can be used to predict policy changes appeared first on Dataconomy.

Curve launches purchase protection policy for cardholders

The Paypers

(The Paypers) UK-based Curve has introduced a purchase protection policy that can reimburse supported claims within 24-hours on eligible purchases of up to GBP 100,000 made with a Curve card

L.L. Bean Sets Limit On Generous Return Policy

PYMNTS

After discovering that its customers have been misusing its generous return policy, L.L. Prior to the change in policy, L.L. But customers have been abusing the policy, making it hard for the retailer to continue offering a lifetime return window. Bean’s flexible return policy might not have worked for the retailer, in general, consumers are thinking of returns prior to placing an order. And the preferred policy for U.S.

Social Media Policies: Four Steps to Effectiveness

ForwardBanker

The post Social Media Policies: Four Steps to Effectiveness appeared first on Deluxe FS. Note: Nothing in this post is legal advice and should not be construed as such. As of March 2018, there are more than 3 billion social media users worldwide. It’s a certainty that at least some of those users work for your organization. These users, and all your employees, need to know the rules. Regulatory Compliance engagement marketer marketers Marketing Social Media Technology website

Visa Adjusts Policies On Debit Routing

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22) that it is working to modify its debit routing policies, saying that it has “modified and clarified” its rules to boost EMV chip card adoption in the United States. Visa said Tuesday (Nov. Those modifications, the card giant said, come on the heels of guidance that has been issued by the Federal Reserve.

ITIF Calls On US To Work With Other Countries For China Trade Policies Reset

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based technology group, issued a report Thursday (March 16) in which it said China’s mercantilist industrial policIes put the entire global economy and trading system at risk and called for countries to increase the pressure on China to “reset” its policies, reported Reuters. to work with Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the European Union to come together to pressure China into what the group called a “fundamental economic policy reset.”.

Public Policy Predictions 2019: Regulatory Reforms Ahead

FICO

While many believe that the partisan divide will grow in 2019, this does not mean that all bank-related public policy proposals will be stuck in neutral. The post Public Policy Predictions 2019: Regulatory Reforms Ahead appeared first on FICO

Google Adopts Kinder, Gentler Subscription Policy

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Google has relaxed its subscription policy, no longer requiring news websites to provide users with three free articles per day or face less prominence in search results. According to a CNBC news report, while Google has argued that its “first click free” policy would lead to a boost in subscriptions, many media companies – such as News Corp – have complained that their sales were suffering as a result.