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Crypto.com Expands Card to 31 Countries

Crypto.com Expands Card to 31 Countries

Digital-payments company i2c Inc. has unveiled a partnership to power the expansion of Crypto.com’s end-to-end crypto ecosystem, which consists of a Visa crypto debit card and a wallet app to buy and sell crypto and earn cash-back rewards in crypto form. Crypto.

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Lightweight ‘Banking via Messaging’ Services Are Getting Gen Z Buzz

Lightweight ‘Banking via Messaging’ Services Are Getting Gen Z Buzz

More evidence that Gen Z is switching to chat platforms for just about everything, including banking, emerges today in the news that Zelf, a fintech startup offering neobank-style services, is generating buzz amongst Gen-Zers in Spain and France.

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Ecommerce Trends in Charts During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Ecommerce Trends in Charts During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic’s widespread impact in the U.S. in mid-March has disrupted retail—and ecommerce in particular. Some retail categories, like online grocery and food, flourished with shelter-at-home restrictions, while categories like apparel suffered.

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Brex Brings on $150M in New Cash in Case of an ‘Extended Recession’

Brex Brings on $150M in New Cash in Case of an ‘Extended Recession’

Brex brings on $150M in new cash in case of an ‘extended recession’ Fast-growing fintech behemoth Brex is raising big money as its customer base itself — high-growth and spendy startups — is struggling.

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Will COVID-19 Reshape Digital Banking?

Will COVID-19 Reshape Digital Banking?

The COVID-19 outbreak has brought about drastic changes in our lives, and by every measure we are going through a great crisis. It is natural to assume that the pandemic will be a turning point in modern history, and many experts argue that the world we are entering will be fundamentally different from the one […]

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How Financial Marketers Can Leverage Mobile During Times of Uncertainty

How Financial Marketers Can Leverage Mobile During Times of Uncertainty

How Financial Marketers Can Leverage Mobile During Times of Uncertainty With locations closed and limited human interactions, financial institutions need to adapt quickly to connect digitally with consumers who are leveraging mobile-first banking now more than ever.

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How Fintech Can Help SMEs Recover From the Impact of COVID-19

How Fintech Can Help SMEs Recover From the Impact of COVID-19

SMEs around the world have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Traditional lending models have long been a barrier to accessing finance for SMEs in fast-growing economies. New fintech-based approaches can unlock finance and drive economic recovery once the pandemic has passed.

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Three Payment Trends Give an Edge to Community Financial Institutions

Three Payment Trends Give an Edge to Community Financial Institutions

In the space of a few weeks the world was turned upside down for most people as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Even as the U.S. tentatively begins to emerge from the lockdown, many challenges lie ahead as the economic impact becomes more fully felt. Much is unknown.

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How to Make Your Wallet App a Finance Sector Disruptor

How to Make Your Wallet App a Finance Sector Disruptor

So you have an idea for a mobile wallet application. One that you see becoming what PayPal is for the USA and PayTM is for India.

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Could Rising B2B Electronic Payments and API Usage Finally Kill the Paper Check?

Could Rising B2B Electronic Payments and API Usage Finally Kill the Paper Check?

All businesses have sustained some short of shock by the COVID-19 pandemic…there are just those that have already switched or are in the process of moving to electronic payments to make their processes more or less digitized. Jim McCarthy, President of i2c Inc.

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The State of Digital Payments Acceptance in US Online Retail

The State of Digital Payments Acceptance in US Online Retail

Amazon Pay, Apple Pay, Google Pay; alternative payments are a hot topic. And they are key to seamless checkout experiences, especially while consumers shop on their smartphones.

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Covid-19 Aftermath Will Bring Banks and Fintechs Together

Despite underwhelming past experience of bank/fintech collaborations, the current pandemic is likely to drive deeper relationships between incumbent banks and startups as legacy applications prove unfit for purpose in a digitally-empowered future.

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