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CFPB on BNPL: Uneven Disclosures and Protection for Consumers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has published a report on the buy now – pay later (BNPL) industry, criticizing the sector of Fintech as having “uneven disclosure and protections” for borrowers. The CFPB noted that BNPL rocketed higher by almost 10X the amount in… Read More

PayPal Appoints John Kim as Chief Product Officer

PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) announced that John Kim will join the company as Executive Vice President, Chief Product Officer, “effective September 26, 2022.” Kim reportedly “brings unique skills and experience building foundational consumer products and marketplaces from the ground up.” Throughout his career, he… Read More

PayPal, Intuit, Join Financial Technology Association

PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) and Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) are the newest members of the Financial Technology Association (FTA) according to a statement by the group. The two big tech firms join a growing roster of Fintechs aiming to have their voices heard inside the beltway. Names like Block,… Read More

State Farm Gives Clients Option to Receive Claim Payouts into PayPal Accounts

State Farm, the largest insurer of vehicles and homes in the US, announced the expansion of its Digital Pay solution to “include claim payouts delivered instantly into a customer’s PayPal account.” Through Digital Pay, claims can “be reviewed, approved, and paid digitally.” Customers can “choose… Read More

PayPal Expands BNPL Offering as Apple Pay Later Challenges Incumbents

PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) announced today a new buy now – pay later (BNPL) offering “PayPal Monthly.” The expanded credit offering arrives just after Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) announced Apple Pay Later, a BNPL that allows users to easily pay for a purchase with 4 payments during a 6… Read More

PayPal Prodded the EU to Go After Apple Pay: Report

PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) is at least one of the firms that called up the European Commission to complain about Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and its Apple Pay offering pushing the competition ministry to pursue possible anti-trust violations, according to a report in Bloomberg. This is not the first… Read More

PayPal Reports Revenue of $6.5 billion, EPS of $0.88 in Q1

PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL), a global payments platform, has reported Q1 numbers of $6.483 billion versus same period last year of $6.033 billion – a 7% growth. Earnings per share (EPS) came in at $0.88 compared to $1.22 in Q1’21. GAAP was pegged at an EPS of… Read More

BNPL: Buy Now Pay Later Expected to “Disrupt” Consumer Payments in Australia, Report Reveals

Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) is gaining prominence and emerging “as an alternative credit tool for consumers in Australia, with tech-savvy millennials especially using the service,” according to a report from GlobalData, a data and analytics firm. BNPL offers clients with the flexibility or option… Read More

Piper Sandler Gen Z Survey Reports Apple Pay as Top Payment App Beating Venmo

Piper Sandler (NYSE: PIPR) has published its 43rd semi-annual Taking Stock With Teens survey which reviews trends and brand preferences from Gen Z (teens) across 44 U.S. states. The spring 2022 survey was conducted from February 16 to March 22 with the most responses from… Read More

PayPal to Offer Cashback Credit Card to Make Checkout with PayPal More Appealing

PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) has announced the introduction of the new PayPal Cashback credit card, “issued by Synchrony, which gives customers even more cash back when they shop with PayPal.” With the new card, customers earn “unlimited 3% cash back when paying with PayPal at checkout… Read More

PayPal Will Block Russian Wallets Next Week

PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL), a global payments provider that continues to offer a growing amount of Fintech services, says it will block wallets in Russia beginning on March 18th. The news follows an ever-increasing number of financial services firms that have temporarily shut down services or blocked offerings… Read More

Digital Banking Platform N26 Says it Will be IPO Ready by End of Year

Germany’s banking challenger N26 should be ready for an initial public offering (IPO) by the end of this year, according to co-CEO Maximilian Tayenthal, Maximilian told CNBC that by the end of 2022, N26 should be “structurally IPO-ready,” During an interview with the media outlet… Read More

UK’s MarketFinance Says that Embedded Lending Could Become More Widely Adopted

Much has been made of embedded lending during the past couple years. With the COVID-19 crisis shuttering businesses and forcing a major shift to online and all-digital services, you could say that this was inevitable. Now, large Fintechs like Klarna, Stripe and PayPal have shown… Read More

Fintech: Research Indicates that 9% of Teens Have Traded Crypto, PayPal is Top BNPL Option, Cash is King for Payments

Piper Sandler, a financial services firm based in Minneapolis, has surveyed teens for more than 20 years. The company researches trends regarding brand purchases and activities that may aid in discerning the rising or declining popularity of the firms that provide these products. CI recently… Read More

Top 10 Fintech Predictions for 2022

6 years is an eternity in Fintech and this is my 6th annual Top 10 Fintech Predictions for 2022. 2021 was a great year for Fintech, billion-dollar IPOs, Crypto, NFTs, and the evolution of blockchain technology has taken over the globe. BigTech are all basically… Read More

Journalist Says He Has Been Banned by PayPal for Political Beliefs

Ian Miles Cheong, an independent journalist who is active on Twitter and writes for the Post Millennial, has been banned by PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL), allegedly due to his political beliefs. Cheong currently has almost 300,000 Twitter followers and frequently comments on current events in the political… Read More

Cashfree Payments Launches RBI-Compliant Tokenization Solution

Cashfree Payments, an Indian payments and API banking solutions company, this week launched Token Vault, a tokenized solution enabling merchants to save card network tokens, while staying compliant with Reserve Bank of India (RBI) guidelines. Token Vault also processes payments using tokenized cards as a… Read More

Pine Labs, Standard Chartered Malaysia Launch Interest-Free Instalments to 25,000+ Merchants

Pine Labs, a merchant commerce platform serving merchants in India and Southeast Asia, today announced a partnership with Standard Chartered Malaysia. Standard Chartered’s customers in Malaysia can now access interest-free installment options on credit cards at any offline point-of-sale system powered by Pine Labs. The… Read More

PayPal Shares Inch Higher on Earnings, Venmo/Amazon Partnership, Expanded Crypto Offerings [u]

PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) has announced its Q3 earnings results with an EPS beat of $1.11 (non-GAAP) and total payment volume of $310 billion and 416 million accounts. Net revenues were reported at $6.18 billion an increase of 13% versus year prior and net income arrived at… Read More

Team8 Takes Refreshing Approach to Venture Building, Fintech

Team8, an Israeli venture group, has a unique recipe for success, its vice president for business development and Fintech Galia Beer Gabel said. A lawyer by training, Beer Gabel moved into a business development role at PayPal where she worked across such emerging markets as… Read More

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