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HSBC Bank USA Introduces Apple Business Chat via LivePerson’s Cloud Platform to Enhance Digital Banking Experience

The global COVID-19 crisis has limited the ability of consumers to visit physical bank branch locations to take care of their banking needs or requirements. Customer service departments at banks have seen a dramatic increase in calls from clients who may have many questions and… Read More

COVID-19 Prevention: Baseline Protocol Developers Propose Blockchain-enabled Coronavirus Contact Tracing Solution

The developers of Baseline, an enterprise-grade smart contract and tokenization platform created by Microsoft, Ernst & Young (EY), and Ethereum development studio ConsenSys, aim to solve a number of flaws reportedly found in Apple and Google’s proposal for Coronavirus (COVID-19) tracking projects. Google and Apple… Read More

Google Might be Planning to Compete with Apple by Launching its Own Branded Virtual and Physical Debit Cards

Google is reportedly planning to compete with Apple by introducing its own branded payments card. According to TechCrunch, the Silicon Valley-based multinational corporation is in the process of creating both virtual and physical debit cards. These new payment cards will be co-branded with financial services… Read More

Traditional Banks Might Lose their Leading Position in Developing National ID Solutions to Big Tech Firms Like Google, Apple, Amazon: Report

Traditional banks may be at risk of losing their leading position when it comes to developing national digital identity solutions. Big tech firms and various other multinational networked companies might be able to offer better digital identity schemes and take the lead, industry association Mobey… Read More

Big Tech Lobbying Firm, Financial Innovation Now, Releases Survey on Payment Apps, a “Vital Part of Everyday Life”

Financial Innovation Now (FIN) represents some of the biggest names in tech when it comes to Fintech. These firms include Apple, Amazon, Google, PayPal, Square, and Intuit. Each of these big tech firms have a strong foothold in providing financial services and many observers expect… Read More

Coinbase CEO: Apple Prohibiting “Decentralized Applications” at App Store

Brian Armstrong, the CEO of the Coinbase cryptocurrency exchange, has written on Reddit that, “Apple seems to be eliminating usage of Dapps from the App Store.” (NASDAQ:APPL) “This is really unfortunate to see,” he writes. According to The Block, Coinbase Wallet has issued a notice… Read More

Report: Apple Card Generates $10 Billion in Credit Lines, $736 Million in Loan Balances

A report published by Bloomberg yesterday states that Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) has extended $10 billion in credit and 736 million in loan balances pertaining to the Apple Card, as of September 30th. The same report also states that following the rollout of the Apple Card,… Read More

eMarketer: 30% of US-based Smartphone Users Will Use Mobile Payment Apps, Apple Pay Overtakes Starbucks App

eMarketer reports that for the first time, a generic mobile payment app has become more popular than Starbucks’ mobile app, which was an established leader in the category for many years, even though the app is specific to just one retailer.  Last year, Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL)… Read More

Goldman Sachs Reports $55 Billion in Consumer Deposits, No Color on Apple Card Partnership

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) revealed Q3 earnings this morning. The conference call is scheduled for 11AM ET today. Results were good but not great as earnings missed estimates. Shares declined in pre-market trading. Buried within the presentation is the fact that Goldman Sachs now claims $55… Read More

Apple CEO Tim Cook Says No Interest in Creating Cryptocurrency Similar to Facebook, No Plans on Becoming a Bank

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, told French business newspaper Les Echos that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has no interest in creating a cryptocurrency similar to Facebook. Cook blessed the front page of Les Echos October 4th print version with the headline “Apple est le premier contribuable mondial.”… Read More

Here’s What We Know About Apple’s 3 New iPhone Models, Launching On September 10

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is reportedly planning to launch three new iPhone models on September 10.  Some of the most highly anticipated upgrades include a new frosted-glass design and an updated three-lens camera system. The latest smartphones from Apple may be used as charging pads for other… Read More

Apple Thinks Cryptocurrency May Have Long Term Potential

Apple Pay Vice President Jennifer Bailey recently made some interesting comments on cryptocurrency. Speaking with CNN, Bailey indicated that the tech giant has been watching cryptocurrency with keen interest. While discussing the new Apple Card and Apple Pay, at a closed-door event in San Francisco,… Read More

LendingClub: America Does Not Need Another Credit Card, Apple Card Spells Disaster for Consumers

Apple Card, a “new kind of credit card” launched by Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) in partnership with Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) is expected to be made available to the public within the next few days. In fact, it has been reported that invitation emails have already gone out… Read More

Apple Card to Launch Soon, Just Not for Cryptocurrency Purchases

The Apple Card is expected to be available to the public any day now following the most recent earnings report where Apple CEO Tim Cook said the card will launch in August.  The credit card is being issued in partnership with Goldman Sachs and Apple… Read More

Apple Card to Launch in August

Following a solid top and bottom-line beat for the Q3 earnings report, Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed that Apple Card, the credit card crafted in partnership with Goldman Sachs, will launch in August. Apple Card is an extension of Apple Pay and the Apple Wallet…. Read More

UK Technology Hub Sync Announces New Partnership With Global Fintech Klarna For Apple Product Payment Solutions

Sync, a UK-based technology hub, announced last week it has formed a new partnership with global fintech Klarnato provide customers with interest-free payment solutions on Apple repairs and products, supporting their continued growth within the industry. Sync reported that the new partnership follows a significant… Read More

Apple Announces CryptoKit Tools as Framework in Swift at WWDC

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is going crypto, so it seems. This week Apple held its annual World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) sharing all of their forthcoming software updates along with a super expensive, high powered Mac Pro. During one of the many developer sessions, Apple announced a… Read More

Previously Crowdfunded on Seedrs, Stamplay is Acquired by Apple

Stamplay is a company that previously raised capital online at Seedrs. Today, it is part of Apple (NASDAQ:APPL). The Italian startup was purchased for €5 million (£4.28M or $ 5.6M), according to a write up in Isole24Ore. The founders and employees are now a part… Read More

Apple Introduces New Credit Card “Apple Card”

Technology giant Apple announced on Monday its new credit card, Apple Card, which is described as an innovative, new kind of credit card created by Apple and designed to help customers lead a healthier financial life. Apple reported that the Apple Card is built into… Read More

Apple and Goldman Sachs to Partner on Credit Card Linked to iPhone Wallet

Apple (NASDAQ: APPL) and Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) are hooking up with a new credit card scheduled to launch this spring, according to a report in WSJ.com. Rumblings of a Goldman – Apple partnership first emerged in May of 2018, again reported by WSJ. At… Read More

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