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Engage People CTO Len Covello Provides Key Insights on how Loyalty Points are “Often-Overlooked” Alternative Payment Option

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We recently caught up with Len Covello, CTO at Engage People, a global loyalty tech company. Covello explained how loyalty points are an often-overlooked alternative payment option. Covello talked about how the demand for having the flexibility to pay with points as easy as credit… Read More

US Retail Sales, Excluding Automotive and Gasoline, Surged 4.6% YoY, Online Sales Up 54.7%, Mastercard Reports

Mastercard (NYSE:MA) reveals that February 2021 was yet another huge month for digital commerce, which increased 54.7% year-over-year (YOY). Mastercard pointed out that despite the “inclement weather” felt across many parts of the country this past month, US retail sales (excluding automotive and gasoline) surged… Read More

Visa Reveals that 85% of Surveyed Consumers Expect Digital Payments Options while Making In-Store Purchases

Visa confirms that a year into the Coronavirus pandemic, digital payments continue to “keep money moving.” The company’s latest report reveals that consumer behavior is changing how businesses sell or market their products in a post-COVID environment. Visa notes that due to the COVID outbreak,… Read More

James Teodorini from Currencycloud Reveals how Salary Finance Services are Improving Financial Wellbeing of Workers

Currencycloud, a cross-border payment platform, notes that a lot has changed since March 2020, when the financial markets crashed (after awareness about COVID became more widespread). The COVID crisis has led to the largest global upheaval since the past few decades. It has touched the… Read More

Women Entrepreneurs Reveal how they Launched Small Businesses During Pandemic, Supported by Digital Payments with PayPal

The Research and Insights team at PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) notes that when the COVID-19 pandemic began, Jennifer Vaughan started noticing a visible change in her business’s customer base. Usually, Jennifer’s “high-end” paper store, Mulberry Paper and More, had been appealing to professional artists. However, Jennifer… Read More

Contactless Payment Ecosystem to Reach $4.68T by 2027, N. America to Become Leading QR Code Transaction Market: Report

The “humble” QR code has now emerged from last year as a “versatile” tool for providing an overall improved customer experience (CX). At restaurants, for example, customers are “loving” this contactless option so they safely view menus, order, and make virtual payments with a “snap… Read More

Americans Plan to Buy Bitcoin, Stocks with Stimulus Money, Mizuho Survey Reveals

Approximately 10% of stimulus checks could go toward Bitcoin (BTC) purchases and stocks, according to Dan Dolev from Mizuho – which recently performed a survey asking respondents what they plan to do when they get their stimulus checks. Dolev, whose comments came during a CNBC… Read More

LendingClub Shares Financial Management Tips, Explains how to Build Emergency Fund and how to Apply for Personal Loans

LendingClub (NYSE:LC) notes that if you’ve been struggling to make ends meet, then you are definitely not alone. Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, nearly 30 million US residents are still facing unemployment, which has compounded existing struggles for workers who may have been living paycheck-to-paycheck… Read More

Digital Banking Challenger Current Reveals that Average Tax Refund Size Is Just Over $2K, Money Sent with Current Pay Increased Nearly 10%

Current, one of the leading digital banks in the US, reveals that it’s been a busy few weeks at the company as they began receiving tax refunds for thousands of clients five working days faster than regular banks. Current claims that most of the money… Read More

Open Banking related Services are Now Key Focus Area for Professional Bankers Globally: Report

Banking software firm Temenos (SIX: TEMN) has released a report, titled “Open Banking: Revolution or Evolution?”, which was authored by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and it’s also based on a survey of more than 300 senior banking professionals. The report revealed that almost half… Read More

Cash Usage Declined, Contactless Payments have Increased Considerably, According to Jodie Kelly from Electronic Transactions Association

The Coronavirus outbreak has led to a dramatic surge in demand for contactless payments options, which has accelerated the ongoing shift from cash transactions to safer digital payment methods. Jodie Kelley, CEO at Electronic Transactions Association, has noted that during the past 6 to 8… Read More

Fintech Adyen Explains how Offering Seamless Payments can be an “Unobvious” Driver of Business Growth and Expansion Efforts

Payments platform Adyen (AMS:ADYEN) notes that during times like these, it can be challenging to find the “headspace” to map out business growth plans. Adyen also mentioned that it can be difficult to know where exactly to start. The Fintech firm  thinks that what we… Read More

Buy Now Pay Later or BNPL Adoption on Track to Reach $7.3B in 2027 with APAC being the Fastest-Growing Region: Report

Buy Now, Pay Later or BNPL adoption is on track to grow significantly in the next few years with the Asia-Pacific region being one of the main drivers. A study performed by Coherent Market Insights reveals that the international BNPL market had been valued at… Read More

Verifi Reveals that Nearly $31 Billion Is Lost Yearly to Transaction Disputes, which May Be Reduced via “Proactive Management”

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Los Angeles based Verifi, a company that claims it has been leading the dispute management and payment protection sector for sellers and issuers since 2005, notes that in October 2019, Visa had acquired Verifi. The Verifi team points out that since the very first day,… Read More

Fintech Consumers of 2030 could be More “Data-Aware” and “Discerning” in What Information They Share, KPMG Report Predicts

Big Four auditing firm KPMG in Australia has released a report, titled, The 30 Voices, which aims to cover “every facet” of financial services and beyond. It features insights related to developments from incumbents to banking challengers, Big Tech firms to investors, legislators to academics…. Read More

LendingClub Money Management Update Reveals that 70% of Individuals have Admitted “Hiding” Some Type of Debt from Partners

LendingClub (NYSE:LC) notes that married couples who manage their finances together are (usually) more likely to say they’re in “a happy, stable partnership,” according to a research study carried out by the University of Arizona. However, a LendingClub member survey has revealed that almost 70%… Read More

Nearly 50% of US Consumers Think it’s Now “Safe” to Invest in Bitcoin (BTC) and Other Cryptocurrencies: Survey

Piplsay research reveals that 27% of US consumers are planning to make investments in cryptocurrency during 2021. Around 50% of Americans think that it’s now “safe” to invest in decentralized digital currencies, the survey revealed. About 57% of US-based consumers said they think major brands… Read More

30% of Americans Say COVID-19 has Negatively Affected their Financial Wellbeing, About the Same Number Blaming 2008 Housing Crisis: Survey

A recent SWNS research study has revealed that 40% of US-based consumers under the age of 40 are not optimistic that they’ll be able to succeed in achieving their financial goals. The study of 2,000 Americans (between the ages of 18–40) found that around 58%… Read More

Small Business Owners Reveal how they’ve Leveraged Digital Payments and Funding Platforms to Maintain Operations during COVID

Payments platform Adyen (AMS:ADYEN) notes that the COVID-19 outbreak has accelerated consumers’ adoption of digital platforms and services. Technically “timid” grandparents have also become a lot more comfortable with video conferencing in a post COVID world, the Adyen team writes in a blog post. People… Read More

Digital Commerce Boom Leads to India’s BharatPe Finalizing Massive Round, while Branded, Thrasio Close Major Rounds

Thrasio, a company that acquires and then aims to quickly grow third-party sellers on Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has finalized $750 million in new funding, raising the firm’s valuation to around $3 billion to $4 billion. The investment round was led by current investors Advent and… Read More

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