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The Square CEO and Twitter founder explains how his company’s recent spate of initiatives fit together in the big picture.
Standing in a conference room, sipping from an exquisitely curved water glass, Jack Dorsey looks a little older, and considerably more ragged, than he did the last time I saw …Twitter
Negotiating for a better deal on the pages of the Wall Street Journal.
Bringing Apple’s friction-free payment system to Canada would seem like a slam dunk. iPhone penetration is relatively high in the Great White North and the vast majority of Canadian merchants have upgraded to Apple Pay-ready …Apple Pay
A subsidiary of FIS (www.fisglobal.com) and CO-OP (www.co-opfs.org) have signed a definitive agreement on the transfer of Everlink shares, subject to …
Biometric identification systems, like fingerprints and eye scans, are old hat. Try this on –or in-- for size: a PayPal executive who works with engineers and developers to find and test new technologies, now says that embeddable, injectable, and ingestible devices are the next wave in …WSJ.com
The CyLon London incubator was announced back in January, billing itself as Europe’s first dedicated cyber-security accelerator. At the time it said it was expecting to select about 10 startups in its first intake. In the event it’s gone for six for its first 12-week program, announcing the team …Security
.@LendingClub just announced a partnership with Citi bank @LendItConf for a financial inclusion program. #lenditUSA pic.twitter.com/WWxs0WROC8
The owner of a credit card processing business in Seattle is raising his employees' minimum wage to $70,000 by cutting his own salary. “The market rate for me as a C.E.O. compared to a regular person is ridiculous, it’s absurd," he said.
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Lending Club has been getting into small business loans in a big way, but the newly-minted public company says it won’t just lend to any company.
The online lender was originally founded in 2007 to help borrowers bypass banks and get loans online from other individuals. Following an influx of …Marijuana
The commitment will be used by MidCap to purchase up to $1 billion of student consolidation loans originated on the LendKey platform with potential …
The partnership between these two financial technology leaders committed to transforming traditional lending comes during LendIt, the largest …
Big banks are the worst. That’s the message splashed across Internet ads from Simple, the buzzy banking upstart that reminds consumers that it was “your big, terrible bank” that helped tank the global economy back in 2008.
The thing is, Simple is no longer a scrappy startup providing an alternative …Banking
This post could have any of these tag lines and neither: Change. Organisations. Mammouth structures. Culture. Inertia. Banks. Extinction.
“Banks won’t …Banking
Moving to a new country for work? Even if you are expatriating with a job and a high salary, you might be surprised by how difficult it is to establish credit—and get some pretty basic items—when you land.
That is because credit scores typically function on a national level. They are not often …Overseas
As more and more companies offer predictive intelligence functionality to customers, there is a huge demand to differentiate and innovate within the space. Infer‘s new behavioral scoring solution is an example of this.
Infer is a predictive analytics vendor that markets a range of applications all …Marketing Automation
Cuba runs on cash and almost no one has easy access to the Internet. But Airbnb found a way to beat U.S. hotels to the market nevertheless.
If you don’t know much about Cuba, Airbnb’s recent announcement that it has begun booking rooms there sounds pretty unremarkable. After all, Airbnb operates in …Caribbean Travel
This post is part of a series titled, 'Future of Communications,' and is brought to you by Nexmo.
Bitcoin (BTC) is a digital currency that can be instantly transferred to anyone in the world. It was designed using cryptography to control the creation and transfer of money as opposed to relying on a …Security
Cloud-based health platform will help analyze patient data collected from Apple devices.
Apple is part of a collective formed by IBM to develop new …IBM
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There is one valuable that even highly paid U.S. expatriates struggle to carry with them when they move overseas: their credit score.
People accustomed to high credit limits and premium financial products in the U.S. can be in for a rude surprise when they try …Europe Travel
FINTECH Circle in cooperation with FinTech HK announced the FINTECH Book, the first globally crowd-sourced book to focus on key topics of the FinTech sector. FinTech is booming and raised US$6.8 billion in funding in 2014 globally, a three-fold increase on the previous 12 months. The growing sector …IPOs
In the run up to Apple Watch going on general sale in the UK on April 24th, Barclays has announced that it will be one of the first apps available ...
Jorge Ruiz, managing director, Digital Acceleration Global Program Head, Citi sits down with Finextra to talk about the ongoing Citi Mobile Challenge …
Goldman Sachs just released its annual letter to shareholders, in which it bragged about receiving 270,000 job applications last year for 8,300 positions, translating into a 3% acceptance rate.
While that rate makes Goldman more selective than top US universities like Harvard and Yale, the odds of …Google
The man who runs America's biggest bank can't stop worrying about tech startups.
In his annual letter to shareholders this week, JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon warned investors and those in the banking industry that "Silicon Valley is coming."
"There are hundreds of startups with a lot of brains and money …Silicon Valley
BBVA Compass has launched its instant funds transfer system through Dwolla, an all-digital payments network. The two companies announced an alliance in October and the payment network went live this week. It is made possible through the bank’s use of Dwolla’s secure payments protocol for financial …Banking
As eBay and PayPal await their impending divorce, new filings reveal that the two companies will soon be free to do business with their most …Amazon
The second quarter is off to a big start as charter Finovate alum Prosper raised $165 million at a valuation near $2 billion. In comparison, recently …Underwriting
P2P lending company Prosper brought in $165 million in Series D financing yesterday. This doubles the company’s valuation to $1.9 billion, and …Corporate Finance