Payments

Banks and Apple Pay: The Love-Hate Relationship

The widely adopted Apple Pay is a controversial topic that has not been left aside whenever mobile payments solutions are discussed. Without a doubt, Apple Pay can be considered as a “game changer” that is pushing ahead contactless payments. However, there are different sides to the story depending on the...

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Payments

Kabbage Raises 135M in Series E Funding

Kabbage Inc., the leading technology and data platform powering automated lending, has recently received $135 million in the series E funding round from Reverence Capital Partners as well as ING, Santander InnoVentures and Scotiabank. This brings the total amount raised to over $240 million. At the same time, Kabbage has...

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Payments

You Can Now Shop With Facebook

On October 12, Facebook announced that it was adding a shopping section among other sections on its social platform. As noticed by Facebook, people are coming to the platform not only to connect with friends and family but also with products and brands. In fact, a survey by Facebook suggested that...

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Payments

Blackhawk Network Launches Stockpile’s “Gift Cards for Stock” at Select U.S. Retailers

Prepaid product provides access to the U.S. stock market PLEASANTON, Calif. – [Press Release] – Blackhawk Network, Inc., a leading prepaid and payments network, and Stockpile, Inc., the company that pioneered eGift Cards for stock, announced today that Stockpile’s “Gift Cards for Stock” are available at select U.S. retailers. This prepaid gift card can...

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Authentication & Security

Applications of Machine Learning in FinTech

Machine learning is a type of artificial intelligence that provides computers with the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed. The science behind machine learning is interesting and application-oriented. Many startups have disrupted the FinTech ecosystem with machine learning as their key technology. There are various applications of machine learning...

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BankTech

Exclusive Interview With Bobbi Leach, CEO Of FuturePay, On The Future Of E-Commerce Financing Solutions And Alternative Payments Options

The LTP team recently had the pleasure of interviewing Bobbi Leach, the CEO of FuturePay, a payment option that enables consumers to shop online without a credit card. The main topic of our conversation was the future of e-commerce financing solutions and how providing alternative mobile and online payment options...

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Payments

Moven Raises Fresh Funds of $12M

Moven, the pioneer of smartphone banking apps that helps users track their money and increase their savings, has recently raised $12 million in its series B round of funding from a group of venture investors.  The new round was led by Route 66 Ventures. Pascal Bouvier, a partner at FinTech...

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Payments

Digital Payments Highway: The Indian Perspective

Executive Summary With so much going on in the Indian economy driven by initiatives through multiple stakeholders (growing day-by-day), this is a humble attempt to reflect my thoughts on what the future of payments could be in the days ahead and help stakeholders formulate strategies based on the same. The...

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