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CEO Dorsey Says Square Will Accept Bitcoin

CEO Dorsey Says Square Will Accept Bitcoin

by September 22, 2014 at 11:55 am 3 comments

CEO Jack Dorsey says that Square will be adding Bitcoin support to its terminals.

Mining Your ATM Data: Extracting the Maximum ROI

Mining Your ATM Data: Extracting the Maximum ROI

by September 20, 2014 at 9:00 am 2 comments

This is Part 2 of a two-part series. Read Part 1 here. As an ATM channel manager, you know that your transaction data is a goldmine. With the right monitoring and analytics tools you can access actionable business intelligence such as individual ATM cash levels and locations where you should invest inRead More

McDonald’s Order-Ahead Mobile App Falls Flat

McDonald’s Order-Ahead Mobile App Falls Flat

by September 19, 2014 at 2:33 pm 0 comments

A FinTech aficionado attempts to use McDonald’s new “order-ahead” mobile app. The experience falls somewhat short of the expectations set by starbucks, Uber, and Airbnb.

VIDEO: A Contactless, Uh, Revolution Just Took Place in London

by September 19, 2014 at 11:46 am 1 comment

Lost in the flurry of Apple Pay news was Visa’s roll out of contactless payments across London’s entire transit system.

MasterCard Takes Leveraging iPhone 6 Hype to a Whole Other Level

by September 19, 2014 at 11:35 am 1 comment

Long lines were forming outside AT&T shops long before dawn this morning — and least in Manhattan — in what can only be described as a consumer frenzy. But all the hype surrounding the iPhone 6/6 Plus launch today was leveraged to a whole other level today by MasterCard, anRead More

Merrick Bank Starts E-Gifting with Yiftee Partnership

Merrick Bank Starts E-Gifting with Yiftee Partnership

by September 17, 2014 at 2:39 pm 0 comments

Utah-based Merrick Bank is entering the digital gift space with a partnership with the startup Yiftee, which enables online and mobile gifting.

Stripe Said to Be Headed for IPO or Acquisition

Stripe Said to Be Headed for IPO or Acquisition

by September 17, 2014 at 2:37 pm 0 comments

Stripe, a payments company for developers, “is widely regarded as a potential initial public offering candidate or acquisition target down the road.”

Apple Considered Buying Discover, Sources Say

Apple Considered Buying Discover, Sources Say

by September 17, 2014 at 8:00 am 3 comments

What’s behind Apple’s internal deliberations about buying Discover? (Hint: China UnionPay.)

Bank (Finally) Offers a Better Way to Pay Down Student Debt

Bank (Finally) Offers a Better Way to Pay Down Student Debt

by September 16, 2014 at 10:51 am 1 comment

It’s hard to get millennials to open bank accounts. What do they need bank accounts for with all the great prepaid cards and other options out there? Boston-based First Trade Union Bank, already known for working with LevelUp on its payments app, is now partnering with SmarterBucks to produce a debit card that helps pay down student loans.

Never Mind Apple’s Stance, Data Remains a Core Payments Pursuit

Never Mind Apple’s Stance, Data Remains a Core Payments Pursuit

by September 16, 2014 at 10:26 am 2 comments

For Apple, privacy means not even securing data, but abstinence from it. What about the rest of the fintech world?

GoBank Still Holding Checks Deposited via Mobile for 10 Business Days

GoBank Still Holding Checks Deposited via Mobile for 10 Business Days

by September 15, 2014 at 3:55 pm 0 comments

One month ago, we wrote that GoBank, the mobile bank account from Green Dot Corp., had — at last — eased up on its mobile check deposit policies. The bank was infamous for its stiff risk management policies, holding personal checks for up to 10 days.