2021

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Can biometric cards ride the surge in contactless payments?

Payments Source

Biometric authentication has always been a challenging subject with consumers, who are accustomed to using the technology to unlock their phones but are still wary about how much personal information they share with retailers and card issuers.

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Blockchain takes on forgeries, counterfeits

Payments Dive

Counterfeiting is an absolutely massive industry, logging in trillions of dollars every year. It can be a big threat both to consumers who unknowingly purchase these products and retailers as well looking to sell legitimate products.

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How Mexico’s Central Bank Plans To Move Payments To Digital

PYMNTS

In Mexico, the pandemic is moving the needle toward digital payments — specifically mobile payments — to become more widely embraced by businesses and consumers alike. Slowly. In an interview with PYMNTS' Karen Webster, Miguel Diaz , general director of payment systems and market infrastructures at the Central Bank of Mexico (Banxico), said that making and receiving payments across devices in an affordable manner, with faster payments infrastructure already in place, means that “every Mexican

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Axway Summit 2021: Transforming the future for women in tech

Axway

Although women represent nearly half of the entire workforce today, they’re still massively underrepresented in the technology industry.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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80+ Companies Shaping The Blockchain Landscape

CB Insights

Blockchain companies raised more venture capital and private equity funding in H1’21 than any full year in history. The space is rapidly evolving as startups tackle a wide range of challenges in financial services and other industries. For example, online exchanges are making cryptocurrency trading and investing more accessible to consumers. Meanwhile, non-fungible tokens ( NFTs ) are making strides toward becoming mainstream. download our best of blockchain research.

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Backbase partners with eToro

The Paypers

Engagement Banking fintech Backbase has partnered with multi-asset investment platform eToro to enhance eToro’s digital onboarding capabilities and back-end compliance infrastructure.

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How the streaming boom benefits payment companies

Payments Source

Many consumers pay for this entertainment by credit card, but the prevalence of new streaming services — and other factors such as rewards programs — are starting to influence users' payment habits. ]].

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A new administration spotlights cross-border payments

Payments Dive

Matt Montes is U.S. general manager at Paysend and has nearly 30 years of financial services experiences, most recently serving as president of Catalina Card Services. He founded and led AccountNow, the first online D2C prepaid debit card company in the U.S., which was acquired by Green Dot Corporation. Matt shares with us his hope for the future.

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The Most Influential Women in Payments, 2021

Payments Source

2021's Most Influential Women in Payments honorees demonstrate how a diverse background and a unique perspective can prove crucial in difficult times.

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Payoneer works to raise its profile through SPAC and Mastercard pact

Payments Source

By merging with FTAC Olympus Acquisition Corp. and entering a B2B partnership with Mastercard, Payoneer is grabbing for a bigger share of the spotlight. ]].

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Residual Income Strategies: Building a Sustainable Merchant Services Portfolio

Build a sustainable merchant services portfolio with practical strategies to ensure long-term success. Diversify across industries to spread risk and stabilize income, balancing high-risk and low-risk clients for a robust mix. Combine large and small merchants to create a resilient payment portfolio, leveraging each type's strengths. Foster long-term relationships through exceptional service and personalized support.

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QR Code: It's cool again

Payments Dive

John Minor is Chief Product Officer for PayNearMe. John shares his knowledge and expertise on QR code and why this formerly forgotten marketing tool has suddenly become on of the industry's favorite ways to pay.

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PayPal partners with Ingo Money on Venmo check deposit

Payments Source

PayPal’s Venmo has launched a new “Cash a Check” feature on its mobile app to some customers. The offering is made in partnership with Ingo Money and its parent, First Century Bank.

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Why digital laggards finally became part of the digital payment landscape

Payments Dive

Bethany Ewing, customer marketing, mobile payments lead, Deloitte Digital and Peter Pearce, senior manager of financial services strategy for Deloitte Consulting share their insight on a study the company conducted on whether or not customers that migrated to a digital payments during the pandemic will continue to do so post-pandemic

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6 ways consumers and fintech are changing the travel industry

Payments Source

COVID-19’s impact on travel has been dramatic, and it has forced both consumers and travel executives to re-imagine what travel will look like going forward.

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How To Craft Your Perfect Retail Tech Stack

Speaker: Jason Cottrell and Brian Walker

The era of all-in-one platforms is over. Now, retail success depends on integrating a blend of diverse technologies to thrive. As customers and stakeholders expect agility and innovation, how can you meet these expectations efficiently without stumbling into complexity? Explore a customer-centric approach to navigating digital transformation in retail.

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Online Shopping Trends: Mobile Payments Are Mighty

Payments Dive

The holiday online shopping trend jumped from over 13% in 2019, to nearly 20% in 2020, according to Mastercard. Jordan Reynolds leads the e-Commerce and Marketplace verticals at Ekata. He shares data and insight on how 2020 may have changed shopping forever

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Virginia-based bank provides Bitcoin access at ATMs

Payments Dive

Virginia-based Blue Ridge Bank is partnering with ATM operator BluePoint ATM Solutions and Bitcoin ATM software provider LibertyX to facilitate access to the cryptocurrency. This announcement comes as banks and regulators appear to be warming to digital assets, and as Bitcoin continues to gain value and attention.

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Digital wallet adoption: how providers can sustain a competitive advantage.

Payments Dive

Alexis Zukierman is the Business Development Manager at Intive, a global digital software and design company that accelerates digital transformation for products and services. Alexis shares his insight and knowledge of digital wallets and how providers can utilize this tool to gain a competitive advantage.

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Artificial intelligence is that rare tech buy that gets better with time

Payments Source

Unlike most IT investments that become obsolete in a few years, AI's ability to "learn" makes it increasingly more valuable, says Silent Eight's John O'Neill.

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Secrets of a Successful Sale: Optimizing Your Checkout Process

Speaker: David Nisbet, Everett Zufelt, and Michaela Weber

Once upon a time, in the vast realm of online commerce, there lived a humble checkout button overlooked by many. Yet, within its humble click lay the power to transform a mere visitor into a loyal customer. 🧐 💡 Getting checkout right can mark the difference between a successful sale and an abandoned cart, yet many businesses fail to make payments a part of their commerce strategy even when it has a direct impact on revenue.

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Arizona group aims to jump-start European-style open banking in U.S.

Payments Source

The Arizona Fintech Council, an organization of banks, economic and technology groups, will encourage collaboration and access to the state's regulatory sandbox to promote a version of Europe's open banking policy in the U.S.

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GreenPath Financial Wellness’s AI Approach to Finance Coaching

Payments Dive

Through a partnership with eGain, GreenPath has launched a Virtual Finance Coach. This innovative AI-powered Coach shares friendly step-by-step guidance based on the customer’s interests, financial priorities and founded behavioral principles.

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Mastercard offering tech and scale to vaccination passport projects

Payments Source

The card brand is working with the International Chamber of Commerce to support authentication to vaccine and test tracking. It may not be an easy task.

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How open banking can transform the U.S. payments market

Payments Source

U.S. banks and payment companies are looking to Europe's example to see how open banking can push the market beyond its reliance on credit and debit cards.

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.

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Contactless Payment: The future of public transportation

Payments Dive

When it comes to moving forward, what type of payment structure can customers count on from public transportation?

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How Brazil's e-commerce market fosters innovation

Payments Source

The country has lots of smartphones, few plastic cards, and it's just starting to get rid of cash. ]].

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Robinhood May Sell Shares Directly To Users If It IPOs

PYMNTS

Robinhood is considering selling shares directly to its users if it opts to hold an initial public offering (IPO). The FinTech group is reportedly mulling setting aside a significant number of shares for users if it goes public, but it has yet to make any final decisions, according to Bloomberg, who cited unnamed sources. Bloomberg notes that such an offering would be unusual, as retail investors generally do not get an opportunity to participate in an IPO at the offering price.

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Jumio Sees Vaccine Passports Intersecting With Digital ID

PYMNTS

For the travel industry, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Vaccines against COVID-19 are (slowly) being rolled out. And while it will take a while to return to any semblance of normal, cruise ships and airlines will at some point once again bustle with travelers journeying for business and pleasure. But no matter where crowds gather, it’s likely that some things will change.

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Using Data & Analytics for Improving Healthcare Innovation and Outcomes

In the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, delivering data insights to end users or customers can be a significant challenge for product managers, product owners, and application team developers. The complexity of healthcare data, the need for real-time analytics, and the demand for user-friendly interfaces can often seem overwhelming. But with Logi Symphony, these challenges become opportunities.

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Digital payments' growth attracts fintech investment to the Middle East

Payments Source

Government incentives and pandemic-fueled changes to habits create opportunities in the region.

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Inside The Mind Of The Digital-First Consumer

PYMNTS

The consumers who shopped for anything from groceries to sporting goods to cars in December of 2019 are completely different from the ones who shop today. Not only have they been stung by an unprecedented pandemic and consequential lockdown, they've been made aware of – and have started using – different ways to conduct their shopping journeys, pay for their goods and even take possession of them.

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Malaysia's Mobile Money, Bangladesh's bKash Team With Ripple On eWallet Remittances

PYMNTS

Blockchain-based global payments provider Ripple announced it has entered into an arrangement under which Malaysian mobile wallet provider Mobile Money, and bKash , a provider of mobile financial services to more than 45 million people in Bangladesh, will conduct transactions through the RippleNet network. “bKash and MobileMoney will gain access to a wide range of RippleNet’s features, including wallet-to-wallet transactions,” Ripple wrote in a news release announcing the deal.

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Three Years On, Open Banking Broadens For Business Banking

PYMNTS

Last week, the U.K. marked its third anniversary of adopting its open banking framework, making it the leading market to drive the concept of unlocking customers’ bank account data for integration with third-party solution providers. Over the last three years, the open banking model has continued to proliferate in markets around the world — even in jurisdictions, like the U.S., where there is no open banking regulatory mandate.

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6 Innovative Strategies for Mastering Merchant Services Sales

Ready to boost your game and stand out in the competitive world of merchant services sales? Discover 6 innovative strategies that will help you rise above the crowd, from leveraging tech trends and perfecting referral programs to harnessing the power of testimonials and pop-up events. Learn how educating clients can turn you into a trusted advisor and uncover the secrets of building community ties that cement your reputation as a market leader.