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Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Piccata

Slow Cooker Chicken Piccata<p>Serves 4<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<p>4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2 pounds total) <br>1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus …

Slow Cookers

Square chief teases a smart debit card

Square Cash's virtual payment card might not be quite so virtual in the future. Company chief Jack Dorsey has teased a strange, all-black Visa debit card that <i>Recode</i> suspects is really a physical Square Cash card. A Square spokesperson declined to comment, so take this with a grain of salt, but …

Fintech could be bigger than ATMs, PayPal, and Bitcoin combined

Fintech broke onto the scene as a disruptive force following the 2008 crisis, but the industry's influence on the broader financial services system is changing.<p>The fintech industry no longer stands clearly apart from financial services proper, and is increasingly growing embedded in mainstream …

ATMs

Payments tech firm NCR discovers security flaw in chip cards

Chip-enabled credit cards are supposed to be more secure than magnetic stripe cards, because the chip's ability to create dynamic, single-use data is nearly impossible for fraudsters to counterfeit.<p>But at the Black Hat computer security conference, researchers from payments technology firm NCR …

Amazon teams with Wells Fargo to offer student loan discounts

Wells Fargo will offer discounts on private student loans to subscribers of Amazon "Student Prime," in a marketing campaign designed to win over younger people.<p>Amazon is offering a new perk for its Prime customers: A discount on student loans.<p>On Thursday, Wells Fargo unveiled a partnership with the …

Finance

Amazon enters student loan business in partnership with Wells Fargo | Reuters

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is entering the student loan business in a partnership with Wells Fargo & Co, offering cheaper rates for loans to Amazon customers who pay for a “Prime Student” subscription.<p>Pens and paper with the Amazon logo are seen at the logistics center in Brieselang, Germany …

Finance

PayPal Isn’t a Bank, But It May Be the New Face of Banking

In race to shift services to web or mobile phones, the stakes are in the billions of dollars for traditional lenders and upstarts alike<p>By<p>Telis Demos<p>Telis Demos<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@telisdemos<p>Telis.Demos@wsj.com<p>By some measures, PayPal Holdings Inc. holds more customer money than all but …

FinTech

The evolution of the mobile payment

It’s anticipated that there will be more than 4.8 billion individuals using a mobile phone by the end of 2016. A recent report noted that 39 percent of all mobile users in the U.S. had made a mobile payment in 2015. This is up from 14 percent in 2014 and by my estimations will in the 70 percent …

How Banks Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Blockchain, Bitcoin’s Underlying Tech

Bitcoin was going to disrupt the world’s big banks. Instead, its technology is poised to save them billions of dollars.<p>When bitcoin first appeared a little over eight years ago, early adopters saw the potential to disrupt the big banks of the world.<p>It’s all there in the very first line of the …

Square Cash Users Will Be Able to Send Money Via Apple iMessage

If you so choose, you will soon be able to send money to friends and family via Apple’s iMessage, powered by Square’s payments app, Square …

A new app wants to help you beat the credit card companies

Our increasingly automated world should make driving safer. It could also make things safer for your checkbook.<p>And just like with cars, it takes a …

Forget debit cards. This is how you'll use your phone at the ATM

US banks like Chase, Wells Fargo and Bank of America are rolling out cardless payments that let you tap your phone to do your banking -- and we got a demo. Cha-ching!<p>Engaging in ATM transactions using your smartphone instead of your debit card is right on the money for a world where the phone in …

FinTech

WePay launches new mobile point-of-sale solution

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>WePay, a US-based processor that handles digital transactions for platforms like GoFundMe, FreshBooks, and Constant Contact, announced the launch of a white-label mobile …

GOLDMAN SACHS: 'The Blockchain can change... well everything'

In an "Emerging Theme Radar" note sent to clients on Wednesday, the bank says: "While the Bitcoin hype cycle has gone quiet, Silicon Valley and Wall Street are betting that the underlying technology behind it, the Blockchain, can change... well everything."<p>In its most basic form, the blockchain …

Blockchain

Big Data Goes Mainstream: What Now?

Now that big data initiatives are going mainstream in Fortune 1000 companies, CIOs and other C-level executives are targeting the next frontier -- …

Business Technology

Banks, tech companies move on from bitcoin to blockchain | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - As a debate raged across the internet Monday over whether the mysterious founder of the bitcoin digital currency had finally been identified, executives at a major bitcoin conference in New York had a simple message: we’ve moved on.<p>A Bitcoin (virtual currency) paper wallet with …

Bitcoin

The Payments Industry Explained Report

BI Intelligence<p>The way we pay is changing dramatically. For example, people are beginning to use their smartphones for every kind of formal and informal transaction — to shop at stores, buy songs online, and even split their rent.<p>At the heart of these changes in how we pay are thousands of …

Bitwalking App Pays People to Walk, Could Transform Lives

Would you walk more if an app paid you to do it? That’s exactly the idea behind the new app <b>Bitwalking (free)</b> which uses a new digital currency called Bitwalking dollars. For every 10,000 verified steps a user takes, they will earn about one Bitwalking dollar (bw$). Bitwalking dollars can then be …

Apps

Will Apple's New Money-Transfer Idea Leave Visa and MasterCard in the Dust?

It would set a dangerous precedent for the card networks if Apple builds a new payment product that routes money around their pipes.<p>When Apple launched Apple Pay last year, the more progressively minded in the payments industry were disappointed that it decided to work closely with credit card …

Nine massive banks just teamed up to take the technology behind bitcoin mainstream

Barclays, BBVA, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Credit Suisse, JPMorgan, State Street, Royal Bank of Scotland, and UBS have all formed a partnership to draw up industry standards and protocols for using the blockchain in banking.<p>The partnership is being led by R3, a startup with offices in New York …

MasterCard And Zwipe Unveil Credit Card With Fingerprint Scanner

MasterCard partnered with Zwipe to create the world’s first credit card that combines biometric authentication and contactless payment technology. Financial institution Sparebanken DIN of Norway conducted a live pilot of the Zwipe MasterCard over the last few months.<p>For security purposes, the …

How Apple Pay May Change the World of Payments | Inc.com

While most people shrugged at Apple's Thursday announcement of its new, svelter iPad, the heftier news waiting in the wings is Apple Pay, set to launch on Monday.<p>Apple Pay is Apple's attempt to sew up the market for mobile wallets, which companies including Google and PayPal have struggled to …

FinTech

The Plastc all-in-one payment card could eat Coin's breakfast

Payments are tricky. Square, PayPal and others are still working on getting you to pay with your phone. Google Wallet and Apple Pay have and will try to get NFC to finally take off. Meanwhile, Chip and PIN cards are coming to the United States. Yeah, payments are more than tricky, it’s a mess.<p>The …

Shift's debit card lets you pay with both real and virtual money

Part of the challenge of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies has simply been the need to juggle different apps and cards to use every payment option at your disposal. Wouldn't it be nice if one card could handle everything? You might just get your wish. Shift Payments is testing a new debit card …

Your connected home could one day save your life

Consider this scenario: Randall is an elderly man living alone. He's doing pretty well -- until one day he has a mild stroke. In the weeks that follow, he's not as active as usual, getting up later and not leaving the house. Motion detectors, a mattress sensor and a smart door lock in his home …

Ondot Card Control brings Find My iPhone features to your wallet

A startup out of San Jose, Calif. is handing card holders protection akin to smartphone antifraud services.<p>"Banks are thinking about this as a slam dunk."<p>Vaduvur Bharghavan, Ondot co-founder and CEO

Wallet

Harmony Mortgage Network Would Bridge CU-Bank Divide | Credit Union Times

A firm marketing an innovative housing finance loan hopes both credit unions and banks may eventually belong to a network to help move those …

The Rise Of Social Commerce, And How It Will Completely Transform The Way We Shop On The Internet

Social commerce is all about inspiration and product discovery. Sites like Pinterest, Wanelo, OpenSky, and others are more like digital catalogs or virtual malls where shoppers can browse and connect with people interested in the same products and brands. But entrepreneurs and retailers are anxious …

eCommerce

Preloaded Chip and PIN card returns, now can carry several currencies

Travelex again is offering a preloaded Chip and PIN card for the traveler abroad, but this one allows you to carry five kinds of currency concurrently.<p>Say hello to the Multi-Currency Cash Passport Prepaid MasterCard, which allows you to carry British pounds, euros, Canadian dollars, Japanese yen …

Budgeting

Simple banking app updated with Goals

Trying to save up for a vacation? Or working tirelessly to pay off that pesky loan? Simple’s new app update will help.<p>Simple is an online bank replacement that has been in the App Store since January 2012. With no monthly fees, mobile check deposits and free ATM locations (through their banking …