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Barclays Global Head Of Payment Acceptance

Share Email<p>Barclays has announced Rob Cameron as its CEO, global head of Payments Acceptance. He will be based in the company’s London office. …

FinTech

Zelle Catches A Growth Wave, Threatening Venmo

Share Email<p>The Q2 earnings season has just kicked off, and it’s already helping shedding light on recent developments in the peer-to-peer (P2P) world …

FinTech

Wirecard, Mastercard Expand Partnership

Share Email<p>Wirecard and Mastercard announced plans to expand their existing partnership to promote digital, contactless payments via wearables. As of …

FinTech

BMW's ReachNow Rolls Out Ride-Hailing Service

ReachNow, the BMW-owned carsharing service, announced it is launching a ride-hailing service, becoming what it said to be the first carsharing and …

Carsharing

Walmart Mulls Streaming Content Service

Share Email<p>Walmart could overtake Netflix and Amazon in the streaming content market, mulling whether to launch its own subscription service.<p>The San …

eCommerce

Five At Five: IBM's Cryptocurrency Move

Share Email<p>Welcome to the Five at Five, your late look at the payments and commerce news of the day. Coverage includes a digital coin push involving …

Cryptocurrency

Millennials Crowdfunding Mortgage Down Payments

Share Email<p>When one tries to Google the phrase “millennials and mortgages,” something curious happens. Two different – and in some cases, mutually …

Real Estate

Amazon’s Prime Day Off To A Strong Start

Despite glitches in the early hours of Prime Day 2018, Amazon’s Prime Day sales event appears to be off to a strong start.Yahoo News, citing …

eCommerce

Taylor Swift Teaches Us About Digital Ticketing

Share Email<p>Long gone are the days of waiting outside with other fans to score tickets to the boss rock show of the summer. Now, instead of sore feet …

Mobile Devices

IBM and Stronghold Back Stable Digital Coin

Share Email<p>International Business Machines (IBM) and Stronghold, the financial services company, are teaming up to back a new cryptocurrency that is …

Cryptocurrency

Walmart Names New Health And Wellness VP

Share Email<p>Walmart has appointed a new head for its health and wellness unit in the U.S., naming Sean Slovenski as senior vice president.<p>Citing a …

Enterprise Tech

Walmart Teams Up With Microsoft For Cloud Technology

Bolstering a relationship between two Amazon rivals, Walmart has reportedly inked a deal with Microsoft to leverage the tech company’s cloud …

Enterprise Tech

Bristle — For When A Dog’s Breath Is Worse Than Its Bite

Consumers love their pets, and will do almost anything for them. From exotic grooming rituals, spas and jewel-encrusted collars to premium foods and …

Pets

The Certain Value Of Certainty

Reliability and consistency are not the sexiest virtues out there — and yet, when pressed, both consumers and businesses will admit that at base, …

Customers

IHOP: Back On Brand And Embracing Delivery

IHOP, having officially moved on from its foray into becoming a burger joint, is now moving into the wild world of food delivery. Whether the …

IHOP

MoviePass Parent Co. Shares Sink 20 Percent

Even as Helios and Matheson CEO Ted Farnsworth claims that MoviePass will be making $600 million by the end of 2018, shares of the parent company …

MoviePass

Debenhams Suppliers See Credit Insurance Cuts

Share Email<p>U.K. retail giant Debenhams said it is not in a cash flow crunch following reports that insurers have cut coverage of the company’s …

Profit

Georgia Passes V-Card Healthcare Bill

Share Email<p>In recent years, payroll cards have run into controversy as lawsuits and lawmakers scrutinize fees that often come with the tool. …

Health Care

BMO, Conferma Partner For Virtual Cards

Share Email<p>BMO Financial announced a partnership with Conferma on Monday (July 16) in an initiative to link corporate customers to virtual commercial …

Travel Industry

Economists Forecast Jobs, Wage Growth In US

Share Email<p>A new survey from the National Association for Business Economists suggests economists are optimistic about U.S. wages and employment, …

Economics

Oracle’s Blockchain Service Goes Live

Oracle’s new blockchain service for the enterprise is now live, reports in Fortune said Monday (July 16).The enterprise technology conglomerate has …

Blockchain

Blockchain Makes It Out Of Piloting — Now What?

Share Email<p>The blockchain hype-machine is driven largely from the technology’s proponents that say they have an application of the tool for …

Blockchain

NY Regulator, FI/FinTech Interest Rate Caps

Share Email<p>The movement toward linkups between traditional financial institutions (FI) and FinTech firms seems an inexorable one <i>—</i> in the …

Financial Services

Salesforce Buys Israeli AI Marketing Platform

Salesforce announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Datorama, a cloud-based, AI-powered marketing intelligence and analytics …

Salesforce

Barclays Eyes US Expansion

U.K. bank Barclays is considering whether it should expand further into the U.S. According to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, Barclays is considering the …

Housing Market

Netflix Membership Growth Forecast Falls Short

Share Email<p>Netflix added 5.2 million subscribers in the second quarter of 2018, about 1 million below its 6.2 million forecast, a shortfall that …

Investing

Revolut Flagged Money Laundering Evidence A Few Months Back

Revolut, the U.K. digital bank, identified evidence of money laundering on its digital payment system, which prompted it to alert authorities …

Financial Conduct Authority

NFC-Enabled POS Terminals Numbered Nearly 25M Worldwide In 2017

A new report has found that the global installed base of point-of-sale (POS) terminals grew to almost 109 million units in 2017.“The world is …

FinTech

UK Cash Usage Falls, ATM Fee Cuts Partially Canceled

ATM network operator LINK has partially canceled its plans to cut the fees that banks pay to British cash machines operators. Finextra reported that, …

ATMs

IBM Sues Groupon For $167M Patent Infringement

Share Email<p>International Business Machines is seeking $167 million from Groupon, contending in a lawsuit that the daily deal website operator used …

Groupon