Post Tagged with: "Uber"

OK, Google, Let’s Shop

OK, Google, Let’s Shop

by January 18, 2017 at 11:10 am 0 comments

One of the first integrations announced through Google Home was the ability to order an Uber by just asking the Assistant. And that was, by far, the only payments-related feature available through the device. But this may soon change. The code behind Google’s latest version of its app, 6.11.13 beta, suggestsRead More

Transportation Blows Past Fintech in VC Funding

Transportation Blows Past Fintech in VC Funding

by January 11, 2017 at 10:36 am 0 comments

When it comes to venture funding, the grass is (sometimes) greener in the other sector. The transportation sector enjoyed VC spotlight throughout 2016, while the fintech sector was left in the shadow, according to Global Innovation Investment Report release by Crunchbase. Overall, global VC grew 19% year over year, reachingRead More

Rideshare Looks to Blockchain for Truly Decentralized Sharing Economy

Rideshare Looks to Blockchain for Truly Decentralized Sharing Economy

by December 2, 2016 at 3:29 pm 1 comment

The sharing economy has made it possible to “share” virtually anything: from cars, homes, loans, to doghouses (yes, that’s a real thing, check out Rover or DogVacay). Considered the trendsetter by many, Uber (see “uberization”) became synonymous with the notion of sharing economy, where consumers and service providers communicate amongRead More

Green Dot Focuses on Payment Processing, Sees Opportunity in Realtime

Green Dot Focuses on Payment Processing, Sees Opportunity in Realtime

by November 30, 2016 at 12:44 pm 0 comments

Green Dot is what many fintech companies wish to grow up into. At least according to their CEO Steven Streit. The bank has the technology and the banking background, which many fintechs are missing these days. It also owns a real live bank. The next sector this “fintech dream” willRead More

Green Dot Wants to Be the Bank for On-Demand Workers

Green Dot Wants to Be the Bank for On-Demand Workers

by November 10, 2016 at 12:12 pm 0 comments

Green Dot Corporation is best known for its prepaid cards, but its growth opportunities are coming from faster payments and the on-demand or gig economy, its CEO said yesterday. CEO Steve Streit, who has had an exciting year, said in the company’s earnings call yesterday that Green Dot’s success with UberRead More

Finance Brands Will Beat Fintechs by 2021, Roubini Says

Finance Brands Will Beat Fintechs by 2021, Roubini Says

by September 21, 2016 at 10:35 am 1 comment

A new report released today by Roubini ThoughtLab holds quite a few insights about the future of wealth management, the future of fintech, and the future of technology, most notably the conclusion that financial institutions with strong brand awareness will be the last ones standing by 2021–not fintechs. According toRead More

Uber, Green Dot & MasterCard Expand Instant Pay to Most U.S. Debit Cards

Uber, Green Dot & MasterCard Expand Instant Pay to Most U.S. Debit Cards

by August 16, 2016 at 4:42 pm 2 comments

Uber announced today that the Instant Pay option for its drivers has been  extended to nearly all U.S. debit cards, with the help of MasterCard Send and Green Dot, the operator of the mobile-first bank GoBank. “The expansion offers frictionless, elegant service to Uber, which is the poster child for the on-demand market,” said GreenRead More

GoBank for Uber Revs Up

GoBank for Uber Revs Up

by August 5, 2016 at 10:35 am 0 comments

GoBank launched an account for the “gig economy” in March, and its first test case was the rideshare giant Uber. Yesterday, for the first time, Green Dot, which owns and operates GoBank, revealed some usage numbers on the accounts. The program is used by 80 thousand drivers, Green Dot CEO Steve StreitRead More

Why Doesn’t Your Bank Know You Use Uber?

Why Doesn’t Your Bank Know You Use Uber?

by July 14, 2016 at 11:26 am 1 comment

Have you ever received a piece of mail from your bank offering something completely irrelevant, like a home loan just months after you’ve bought a house? You’d think this would be a thing of the past with the data banks have access to, but it’s still happening in the digital age.Read More

Rideshare on Ethereum Relaunches Next Week

Rideshare on Ethereum Relaunches Next Week

by May 26, 2016 at 11:17 am 2 comments

Earlier this year, both Uber and Lyft drivers across the country experienced severe rate cuts, reportedly down by as much as 40%. That’s when Christopher David – an Uber driver himself at the time – saw an opportunity for a decentralized, driver-owned rideshare. Think of Arcade City as Uber onRead More