Amazon Go To Expand To San Francisco And Chicago


The Amazon Go store is getting ready to expand into San Francisco and Chicago. We plan to open Amazon Go in Chicago and San Francisco,” said an Amazon spokesperson, who didn’t have information about other cities where the store might launch. The first cashierless Amazon Go store opened in January in Seattle after being in development for five years. It’s located on the ground floor of the eCommerce giant’s new headquarters.

Prime Members In San Francisco And Atlanta Get Free Whole Foods Delivery


Adding to the sundry benefits of Prime, Amazon is launching free two-hour delivery of Whole Foods groceries in Atlanta and San Francisco through Prime Now. We’re happy to bring our customers in San Francisco and Atlanta the convenience of free two-hour delivery through Prime Now and access to thousands of natural and organic groceries and locally sourced favorites,” John Mackey, Whole Foods Market co-founder and CEO, said in a statement.

Local Insights On Airbnb In San Francisco


San Francisco recently voted to impose a limit on the maximum number of days hosts could rent out their properties — which could bring major changes to the city’s gig economy. Airbnb eventually sort of settled with San Francisco back in 2015 — though it turned out to not be enough — and said it would better police its platform. In San Francisco in October 2016, Airbnb hosted a total of 5,755 active listings — total listings at the end of October came in at 9,716.

Berlin vs San Francisco: Why Berlin’s Silicon Allee is Europe’s new Silicon Valley


The post Berlin vs San Francisco: Why Berlin’s Silicon Allee is Europe’s new Silicon Valley appeared first on Dataconomy. Startups Berlin San Francisco startups tech startups

San Francisco Official Wants Tax On Robots That Put People Out Of Work


With a growing number of automated machines performing jobs and tasks that could eliminate jobs, one San Francisco official is pushing a statewide “tax” in California on robots that put people out of work. William Santana Li, CEO of security robot maker Knightscope, which created a K5 security robot that monitors the Westfield Valley Fair mall in San Jose, calls the notion “preposterous.”

Taxi Medallion TDRs Surge at San Francisco FCU

Keith Leggett's Credit Union Watch

San Francisco Federal Credit Union reported a surge in troubled debt restructured (TDR) commercial loans during the first quarter of 2018. San Francisco FCU is suing the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency over the collapse of the taxi medallion market in San Francisco. TDR commercial loans not secured by real estate increased from $2.9 million at the end of 2017 to almost $9.3 million as of March 31, 2018.

San Francisco Startup Lumoid Lets Best Buy Shoppers Try Before They Buy


Thanks to a partnership with San Francisco startup Lumoid, it’s a rental option that lets electronics shoppers try before they buy. What does Best Buy have that Amazon doesn’t? Later in June, online Best Buy shoppers will have the option to rent a camera, audio equipment and a fitness tracker by clicking the “try before you buy” option on and completing the rental through Lumoid’s site.

FinDEVr San Francisco 2015 Presenters All Mapped Out


FinDEVr San Francisco 2015 is less than a week away, and we’re excited to host 64 companies as they spend 20 minutes on stage showing off their latest tools, APIs, and platforms. The post FinDEVr San Francisco 2015 Presenters All Mapped Out appeared first on Finovate.

FinDEVr San Francisco Very-Early-Bird Ticket Discount Ends Friday


It will all take place at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco. The post FinDEVr San Francisco Very-Early-Bird Ticket Discount Ends Friday appeared first on Finovate. FinDEVr 2015 San Francisco

FinDEVr 2015 San Francisco: Builders by the Bay


Sure, the deep red of the Oracle OpenWorld conference a year ago has been replaced by the bright orange of San Francisco Giants fans lining the streets for the final few games of the baseball season. FinDEVr 2015 returns to the campus of the University of California, San Francisco.

FinDEVr 2015 San Francisco: A Bounty for Builders


With attendance numbers already well above last year’s inaugural event, we are having a hard time containing our excitement about FinDEVr 2015 next week in San Francisco. The post FinDEVr 2015 San Francisco: A Bounty for Builders appeared first on Finovate.

Credit Union Sues San Francisco over Taxi Medallion Loans

Keith Leggett's Credit Union Watch

San Francisco Federal Credit Union is suing the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) seeking damages from defaulted taxi medallion loans. The lawsuit was filed in Superior Court of San Francisco on March 27. The complaint states that the credit union partnered with SFMTA to finance taxi medallion loans. The credit union underwrote and financed over 700 medallions worth more than $125 million in taxi medallion loans.

A View From Backstage at FinDEVr San Francisco 2015


If you were at FinDEVr San Francisco last week, you experienced first-hand the high energy from 63 presenters and 500 other attendees. FinDEVr San Francisco in the press: Cripto Noticias. FinDEVr 2015 San Francisco Day 1.

I didn’t leave my heart in San Francisco…

Celent Banking

…but something far more valuable. So for this post to make sense, you ought to read my last 2 posts, about my experience of using my credit card in the US. The first talked about the customer experience, and how varied it was. Some of the quirks were allegedly to improve security, yet offered no perceivable additional security. When asked, the retailers I spoke to saw EMV as offering no better security and a worse customer experience.

Problem Taxi Medallion Loans Spread to San Francisco FCU

Keith Leggett's Credit Union Watch

Problems are brewing with San Francisco Federal Credit Union's taxi medallion portfolio. However, San Francisco FCU does not have the same concentration risk to taxi medallion loans as the New York City credit unions that specialized in taxi medallion loans. According to KPIX 5, the credit union has foreclosed on 70 taxi medallion loans.

San Francisco Times Recognizes Credit Karma as Best Fintech Company


Last week the San Francisco Business Times announced winners of its Tech and Innovation Awards honoring the Bay Area’s most innovative and enterprising technology companies. The article boasts that the San Francisco-based company is the third highest-valued venture-backed U.S.

The Full FinDEVr: A Look at the Final Line-Up for FinDEVr 2015 San Francisco


We’ve been teasing you for weeks with previews of the companies that will be taking the stage at FinDEVr 2015 San Francisco. We’ll see you in San Francisco! FinDEVr 2015 San Francisco

Presentation Videos from FinDEVr San Francisco 2015 Are Now Available


Just when you thought you might be stuck watching the GOP presidential debates tonight, we’re happy to announce that the presentation videos from FinDEVr San Francisco 2015 are now ready for viewing.

San Francisco FHLB to Use $40M for Job Creation Programs

American Banker

The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco is exploring ways to use $40 million it received as part of a private-label securities settlement to support small-business development and job creation to help future homebuyers.

Ten Questions for San Francisco Fed President John Williams

American Banker

San Francisco Fed President John Williams discusses the potential for new fintech products to make predatory lending easier, whether big banks need to be broken up, and the likelihood of another recession.

I Left My Equity In San Francisco


When a government takeover plan is so whacked that even a city official in San Francisco thinks that it''s whacked , you know that it''s officially jumped the shark. San Francisco’s controller discouraged city lawmakers from going forward with a proposal to use eminent-domain to help homeowners avoid foreclosure, citing federal limitations and risks to the city’s borrowing costs.

San Francisco FCU Unveils 100 Percent LTV Jumbo Mortgages

Keith Leggett's Credit Union Watch

Citing skyrocketing housing costs, San Francisco Federal Credit Union announced a new loan program that will allow San Francisco-area borrowers to finance up to 100 percent of their mortgage – with no requirement for private mortgage insurance – on loans up to $2 million.

Reaching the unbanked: Lessons from a San Francisco experiment


Outreach and special products have lowered the unbanked rate in San Francisco to 2.1% The city has spent more than a decade working with nonprofits and banks to encourage people to open deposit accounts. in 2015 from 5.9% in 2011. Community banking Deposits Underbanked California

San Francisco FHLB Picks Umpqua Exec as New President

American Banker

The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco has selected Greg Seibly to be its new president and chief executive starting May 12. He will take over from Dean Schultz who is retiring after 25 years at the helm of the bank. gse housing consumer-finance breaking_news law-regulation

Best 55 Fun Things to Do in San Francisco – Activities & Attractions

Money Crashers

Statistically speaking, there’s a good chance you or someone you know has been to San Francisco – the City By the Bay is among the most visited cities in the United States.

Union-owned Amalgamated in N.Y. to buy San Francisco bank


Amalgamated's purchase of New Resource Bank is part of a broader strategy to enter more U.S. markets. Community banking M&A Capital Growth strategies New York California

Trico to enter San Francisco with FNB acquisition


The California company is set to pick up a dozen branches after it buys FNB for $315 million. Community banking M&A Growth strategies Capital California

Red Flags Raised Over Potential NY Fed Appointment


Williams, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, is reportedly being tapped to replace the retiring president of the New York Fed, but at least one watchdog has problem with that. The Federal Reserve in San Francisco is in charge of supervising the financial institution. The San Francisco Fed had only $568.7 The San Francisco Fed either did not know this was happening under its nose or knew but did nothing to stop it,” Kelleher said.

East West sells San Francisco office building for $120 million


The California company will lease space on three floors of the building, while keeping a branch at the location. Growth strategies Capital Earnings California

San Francisco Business Times Ranks 4 Alums Among the Area’s Best Places to Work


The San Francisco Business Times recently released its list of the best places to work in the Bay Area in 2016. To see the newest in fintech from the Bay Area, check out FinovateSpring , which comes to San Jose on May 10 & 11. The post San Francisco Business Times Ranks 4 Alums Among the Area’s Best Places to Work appeared first on Finovate.

Top 5 Fintech Fundings: Credit Scoring in China and AI for the Stock Market

Bank Innovation

That trend continues this week, with some San Francisco-grown AI thrown into the mix. Last week this space saw much of the largest fintech funding rounds taking place outside the U.S.

Can Apple’s ‘Lose Your Wallet’ Event Attract Users To Apple Pay?


The company’s “ Lose Your Wallet ” event in San Francisco will highlight 36 merchants in Hayes Valley and the Marina from Friday, June 23 through Sunday, June 25. Though Apple Pay has been slow to catch on in other markets, touchless payments have really become the norm in San Francisco. Apple Pay Apple Apple Services Caviar Lose Your Wallet Mobile Payments News San Francisco Spot Hero Square touchless payments What's Hot

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Top 5 Fintech: Silicon Valley Might Meets South Korean Finesse

Bank Innovation

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Alipay And Yelp Partner To Give Chinese Travelers Access To Reviews


In a press release, Alipay said that with the beta launch, any of Alipay’s more than 520 million users visiting North American cities, such as New York City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Francisco, can now easily discover, plan, make reservations, share experiences and pay for them via online payments at any local business using Yelp’s content.

Chip-Reader Lawsuit Proceeds Against Card Companies


A San Francisco-based federal judge permitted the suit to proceed, saying that the two merchants “plausibly allege an impermissible conspiracy” by the card companies to impose the penalty on merchants who had not implemented the card reader by the deadline of Oct. EMV American Express Antitrust chip reader class action Discover Lawsuit MasterCard News plaintiff San Francisco VisaIt’s been a year since the EMV card reader deadline.

Hot Hashtag: Is #Brexit Bad for Fintech?

Bank Innovation

Compliance Startups Technology Berlin Brexit Britain England fintech London Luxembourg New York San Francisco

Data Enablers: Motionloft, For Retail Traffic And More


San Francisco-founded Motionloft launched in 2010 with the intent to solve the problem of inaccurate and unavailable pedestrian and vehicular traffic numbers. data enablers mark cuban motionloft News Retail San FranciscoPeople are always moving. They’re going in and coming out of buildings every day. But how does a retailer know how many people are coming in and out of its space? Motionloft has those numbers.

Future Of Fast Food: No Humans, No Problem


Eatsa recently opened in San Francisco, Berkeley and Woodland Hills — and almost no human interaction is required. Innovation berkley eatsa fast food human interaction San Francisco woodland hillsPrefer your fast food without human interaction? You got it. This could be the future of fast food, and it’s happening in California. And it’s happening more and more.

SF Restaurant Serves Dish On iPads


While millennials are a highly coveted demographic in many business sectors, there is one restaurant in San Francisco that is reaching to new heights to attract a younger, tech-savvy clientele — or at least to attract some additional attention. Retail iPad Quince restaurant Restaurant Technology San Francisco

Hot Hashtag: #LendItUSA Lends Love to #SanFrancisco

Bank Innovation

Compliance Lending Marketing Online Risk Startups Lend It Lending Club LendItUSA marketplace lending online lending San FranciscoLast week Money 20/20 lent its fintech passion to #Copenhagen, whose reach surpassed a staggering 3.2