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Facebook And MoneyGram Partner Money-Transfers

Share Email<p>Picomo Pay and MoneyGram are teaming up to allow U.S. users to easily transfer money through PicomoPay’s Facebook application to …

Why Newly Launched Paym Might Be On to Something

• Philip Ryan<br>• April 29, 2014<br>• Cards, Commerce, Innovations, Lending, Mobile, Operations, Payments, Retail<br>• 0<p>Getting that girl’s number in a bar has a whole …

PayPal pilots beacon-enabled payments using Samsung wearables | Retail Dive

PayPal is piloting a new payment method in its on-campus cafe that links together Bluetooth Low Energy beacons with Samsung Galaxy smart wearables to …

Consumers Are Ready for Omnichannel Banking—What About Banks?

Have you walked into a retail store lately and seen someone use his or her phone to “scan” a product’s bar code to get immediate access to reviews from consumers who have bought the product? This customer might also (to the chagrin of retail store owners) be looking for cheaper prices offered …

New APIs Promise Rich, Contextual Data

We offer this new dictum: Context is king when it comes to transaction data — and one new startup is staking its future on that.<p>Today, it is becoming …

Tesco pivots iBeacon focus towards customer service. Will others follow? | Retail Dive

While much of the buzz about beacons has been around pushing offers to shoppers, a new pilot program at Tesco gives marketers a better understanding …

Zatarain?s is first CPG brand to leverage beacons in-store

McCormick & Co.?s Zatarain?s claims to be the first consumer packaged goods brand leveraging beacon technology to engage directly with shoppers while …

Building the Perfect Bank

• Philip Ryan<br>• March 31, 2014<br>• Compliance, Operations, Retail, Risk, Slider<br>• 0<p>BIAN is trying to build the perfect bank.<p>This week BIAN, which stands for the …

A New Bank for the Young and Affluent Kicks Off Funding Round

• Philip Ryan<br>• March 27, 2014<br>• Cards, Innovations, Mobile, Retail, Slider, Startups<br>• 0<p>A startup called Bowery Financial is looking to lure the young and the …

Ignore the Banking Studies?

• JJ Hornblass<br>• March 25, 2014<br>• Retail, Sales & Marketing, Slider<br>• 1<p>You can find data to tell you just about anything about banking these days. That’s not a …

A dust-up is brewing in mobile payments, pitting Isis against Best Buy, 7-Eleven

Best Buy(s bby) and 7-Eleven have started shutting down near-field communications (NFC) capabilities in their stores’ point-of-sale terminals, making …

Capital One to Offer Credit Score Details to Card Customers

• Philip Ryan<br>• March 17, 2014<br>• Cards, Compliance, Innovations, Mobile, Online, Retail, Slider<br>• 1<p>Capital One Financial Corp. is now offering its credit …

Seven Big Data Trends for 2014

As Big Data will become common language in boardrooms, what are the most important Big Data trends for 2014? Here is a list of seven Big Data trends.

Millennials Find Banks Irrelevant

A three-year study from Scratch, an in-house unit of Viacom, found that a third of millennials believed they won't need a bank in the future. These …

Chase Unit Bets on Mobile to Cut the Pain of Reissuing Cards

Chase Merchant Services has developed technology that could have helped its parent company, JPMorgan Chase, deal with the hefty task of reissuing 2 …

Why Bitcoin Matters for Bankers

It can be lonely out there for a bitcoin aficionado, especially if you're a banker.<p>Ask Alan Lane. In October, the president and CEO of Silvergate …

Former Automaker Magnate Turns to Canadian Startup Scene with an Eye to Investment

Ex-Chrysler CEO Tom LaSorda ditched the auto industry for the startup world and now is eyeing the Waterloo region for potential investments.<p>Anthony …

Top 8 Memes and Themes from Bank Innovation 2014

The research team from Finovate had a blast at the Bank Innovation 2014 event here in Seattle this week. And from the look of the event’s Twitter …

Customers Bancorp Mimics Simple with Mobile-Only Bank

Last week, <i>American Banker</i> editors debated this question: what impact will BBVA Compass' decision to buy Simple, the first of the brat pack of …

14 World-Changing Data Visualizations, From the Last 4 Centuries

Science may be difficult, but it doesn't have to be ugly. These images, from a new exhibit at the British Library, show how beautiful scientific data …

Data Visualization: A Valuable Part of Business Planning

March 03, 2014 Business News<p>(PRLEAP.COM) In just a matter of days, the first quarter of 2014 will draw to a close. Companies need to analyze their …

MasterCard: Sentiment for mobile payments improving

NEW YORK —Many hurdles have stifled the adoption of mobile payments in the U.S. and elsewhere, not least of which is getting consumers to change their purchasing behavior. But MasterCard says consumer and merchant sentiment toward mobile payments is improving.<p>The global payments and technology …

42, An Online Platform Bringing Big Data To Brick-And-Mortar Retailers, Makes Its Debut

Y Combinator-backed online retailer platform and former TechCrunch Disrupt participant, 42, is today making its official debut. The company, founded only a year ago, is working to turn raw point-of-sale data into actionable insights for brick-and-mortar businesses that can help them boost their …

Testing out Loop’s programmable credit card

Boston payments startup Loop on Wednesday has released its interesting take on the digital wallet to consumers, selling a programmable fob and a …

Banking Startup Simple Acquired For $117M, Will Continue To Operate Separately

Banking startup Simple has been acquired, the company announced today. The acquiring company, BBVA, is a 150-year old financial services corporation that operates in a number of markets, and a leading player in the Spanish market, as well as one of the top 15 banks in the U.S. and a strategic …

Seven places where analytics are making a big difference

Analytics have been around for a long time, bnut until recently, they have been a solution in search of a problem that was worthy of them. Now, …

BillGuard Offers Free Card Fraud App For Mobile Phones

Mobile phone users can check credit, debit and bank account charges quickly and painlessly with an app from BillGuard which uses crowd-sourcing to detect fraud. Much like email programs have a button to mark a message as spam, the sleek BillGuard interface has a button to let a user select a charge …