BankTech

3 Drivers Of Change In Processing & Collections For 2016

Dave Yohe, head of corporate marketing at BillingTree, one of the nation's leading providers of payment processing solutions, previews three trends that will impact payments in 2016. 1. EMV? The next step is EMVco compliance and tightened CNP security – In 2015 EMV was the 'hot topic', as the industry...

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Blockchain

Leveraging Blockchain Platforms for Decentralized Applications

We have previously discussed the use-cases that are being developed by leveraging blockchain in depth. The year 2015 has undoubtedly seen a heavy spike in investments and hundreds of startups that have cropped up in this space. One major phenomenon was the development of multiple blockchain platforms. Platforms that would...

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Payments

Blackhawk Adds Two Gift Card Platforms to Its E-Commerce Portfolio

Today, Blackhawk Network, a prepaid and payments network, announced the acquisition of two gift card-focused platforms—GiftCards.com and OmniCard—for approximately $120 million. FT Partners served as exclusive strategic and financial advisors to Omni Prepaid in this transaction. The purchase price will be funded with both cash and borrowings under an existing...

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Payments

MasterCard Taps into Wearables in Partnership with Coin. What Could It Mean for Apple Watch?

Exciting announcements are coming one after another from the CES conference in Las Vegas. One of the companies unveiling innovative initiatives is MasterCard. Yesterday the company presented Groceries by MasterCard, a new app that enables consumers to order groceries directly from Samsung’s new Family Hub refrigerator, which will be available...

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Enabling Technologies

Walmart Brings MasterPass to Its Online Checkout. What Does This Mean for PayPal and Others?

MasterCard announced the acquisition of a new client for its MasterPass checkout solution. Unfortunately for PayPal and maybe MCX, the client is Walmart. The retail giant will accept MasterPass in 2016 across its domestic online properties. MasterPass by MasterCard is a digital payments platform that enhances the online and mobile...

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Payments

US Wealth Management Industry Report

The wealth management industry continues to grow globally. Global HNWI (high net worth individuals) population and wealth expanded at moderate rates in 2014. The ultra-HNWIs which account for approximately 35% of HNWI wealth were significant drivers of global HNWI population and wealth growth in 2014. US HNWIs is a dominant...

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