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PayPal highlights Venmo profit strategy
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PayPal highlights Venmo profit strategy

PayPal reports that peer-to-peer payments tool Venmo is on a path to profitability. In a fourth-quarter earnings report Wednesday, PayPal CEO Dan Shulman told investors the company is pushing ahead on its Venmo monetization strategy. Key enablers include Pay with Venmo, which allows consumers to use the tool to pay […]

Big Tech will push deeper into finance this year
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Big Tech will push deeper into finance this year

Technology giants from Google to Apple are looking to take on the financial services industry. Last year, Apple debuted its credit card; in 2020, Google is set to launch consumer bank accounts. But Big Tech companies share one thing in common: they don’t want to be regulated like banks. Big […]

How to build a culture of compliance
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How to build a culture of compliance

Regulated financial institutions need to ensure that they are putting policies and procedures in place to effectively mitigate their exposure to risk. With scrutiny around regulatory compliance increasing, regulated financial institutions need to ensure that they are putting policies and procedures in place to effectively respond to, and mitigate, their […]

Security in the supply chain – a post-GDPR approach
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Security in the supply chain – a post-GDPR approach

A year and a half after the introduction of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, Fieldfisher’s James Walsh reviews the fundamentals of supply chain security. Not that long ago, businesses were rushing to put in place contractual terms with their processors to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation’s (GDPR’s) […]

Tech Entrepreneurs to Face More Regulatory Scrutiny in 2020
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Tech Entrepreneurs to Face More Regulatory Scrutiny in 2020

When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress last month, he claimed that Libra as a global currency would solve major problems including banking the unbanked, lowering the costs of international payments and speeding up transactions. However, most politicians in the U.S. and abroad are resisting Facebook’s proposed payment system, calling it […]

Inequality, Climate Change And The Role Of Central Banks
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Inequality, Climate Change And The Role Of Central Banks

What do interest rates and bank regulations have to do with social justice and environmental decay? Potentially, quite a bit. Central banks can and should pay close attention to key issues like income inequality and climate change even if these fall outside their traditional mandates, argues Patrick Honohan, former governor of the Central Bank […]

Top Fintech Trends Entrepreneurs Must Watch in 2020
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Top Fintech Trends Entrepreneurs Must Watch in 2020

Financial technology (fintech), for all of its faults, helps us get more things done more efficiently. Artificial Intelligence (AI) takes it even further, allowing us to conduct business and have conversations when there isn’t even another human involved. We can have online chats with bots, for example, to accomplish or learn a myriad things. […]

Increased RegTech investments among chief FinTech trends to expect in 2020
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Increased RegTech investments among chief FinTech trends to expect in 2020

FinTech is going to explode next year, with several new solutions hitting the market, Ecosystm, the tech research firm, suggests in a new report. “FinTech is poised to have a much greater impact in 2020 than many people realize,” said Paul Gestro, report co-author and principal adviser at Ecosystm. “As […]

The Bank of Google
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The Bank of Google

In 1994, Bill Gates said: “We need banking, but we don’t need banks anymore.” So why hasn’t Bill Gates opened a bank? Well, because technology giants don’t really want to be banks. Banking has a lot of the audit and compliance overhead, that tech giants don’t need or want. Big […]

Less than two years after Uber offered its first official ride in San Francisco, the startup turned its focus abroad.
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Uber announces deeper push into financial services with Uber Money

Ride-hailing giant Uber is making a deeper push into financial services. The company announced on Monday the formation of a new division called Uber Money to house its efforts, which include a digital wallet and upgraded debit and credit cards. The emphasis, at first, will be expanding Uber’s efforts to […]