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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Banks’ Days May Be Numbered Thanks to Digital Wallets

Banks’ Days May Be Numbered Thanks to Digital Wallets

By 2024 there may be more than 220 million digital wallets, representing an $800 billion opportunity. But it won’t be the traditional banks that benefit from this red-hot growth, it’s the fintechs that are poised to win.

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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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Coronavirus Fuels Shift to Contactless Payments Methods

Coronavirus Fuels Shift to Contactless Payments Methods

As health officials around the globe seek to contain the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, economies and citizens remain unsettled.

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Fintechs (Not Banks) Could Reap Windfall From $800 Billion Opportunity in US Equity Market

Fintechs (Not Banks) Could Reap Windfall From $800 Billion Opportunity in US Equity Market

ADVERTISEMENT As the global pandemic alters life as we know it, accelerating the work-from-home culture, shifting priorities and creating soaring demand for Zoom conferencing, fintech solutions are quickly encroaching on banks — the Blockbuster Video to their Netflix.

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Payment Companies Increase Efforts to Combat Coronavirus-Related Frauds

Payment Companies Increase Efforts to Combat Coronavirus-Related Frauds

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, a U.S. Treasury Department bureau focusing on combating illicit finance, alerted financial institutions to an increase in Covid-19-related scams in an advisory this week.

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1 in 5 Small Businesses Don’t Accept Digital Payment, During COVID-19

1 in 5 Small Businesses Don’t Accept Digital Payment, During COVID-19

Consumers Have Rushed to Digital Payment Options Such as Paypal and Venmo to Avoid the Spread of COVID-19 During Transactions, but 19% of Small Businesses Can’t Accept These Payments. Small Businesses Struggling to Stay Afloat Should Accommodate New Customer Preferences by Adopting Cashless Payment Options. 19% of U.S.

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Coronavirus Boosts Online Banking, Payments Usage in the US

Coronavirus Boosts Online Banking, Payments Usage in the US

US bank branches are still shuttered amid the pandemic, but consumers are more likely to conduct their banking online, according to recent research. An April 2020 William Mills Agency survey conducted by The Harris Poll found that 73% of US adults were more likely to leverage digital banking and payments while social distancing.

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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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In a Twist on Contactless, PayPal Rolls Out a QR Code App for Small and Occasional Sellers

In a Twist on Contactless, PayPal Rolls Out a QR Code App for Small and Occasional Sellers

In an effort to reach occasional and very small sellers struggling with restrictions imposed to deal with the novel coronavirus pandemic, PayPal Holdings Inc. on Tuesday launched a Quick Response code capability for its mobile app.

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