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It seems small business lending fintechs are becoming a hot acquisition target. Reports surfaced yesterday that American Express is looking to acquire SMB lender Kabbage for $850 million, just two weeks after Enova International announced it was acquiring OnDeck. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to hobble SMB fintech lenders, other companies are looking to acquire […] 08/12/2020 17:53
Anthony Glover, HSBC’s executive vice president and U.S. head of retail banking, will speak at Bank Innovation Build, which will be presented in a fully digital format Sept. 9-10. Glover will give a presentation on iterating and experimenting at maximum efficiency. He will dive into how to build and maintain an innovation pipeline, best practices […] 08/12/2020 17:14
Despite innovations in payments, small businesses are still running into speed problems, according to WePay’s “State of Small Business Payments 2020,” published last week. WePay is a payment software solutions provider for small businesses. Even before the pandemic, payments were a major issue faced by small business owners, according to the report; 39% of business […] 08/11/2020 19:58
Mobile banking has surged during the coronavirus pandemic, and banks are reacting with enhanced mobile capabilities, new features and educational tools to support the new wave of digital users. Bank Innovation talked with some of the biggest banks across the country to learn how mobile banking has changed in the past five months and what’s […] 08/11/2020 13:35
St. Louis-based PayRecs provides business-to-business payment solutions. The startup’s technology allows businesses to track payments and calculate foreign exchange rates, and businesses can input invoicing details to better recognize payments. Customers can pay clients in 83 currencies or bill clients in 36 currencies. PayRecs is part of INV Fintech, Bank Innovation‘s sister accelerator program. PayRecs works […] 08/10/2020 13:48
Peer-to-peer payments apps are working their way into consumers’ pockets. According to fresh data from mobile analytics platform App Annie, P2P payments apps took four of the top five spots for the fastest-growing fintech apps quarter-over-quarter, when it comes to downloads. “Consumers are looking to mobile for more than just merchant payments,” Lexi Sydow, senior […] 08/07/2020 13:55
Fintech funding rebounded during the second quarter. According to a report from CB Insights, funding increased 17% quarter over quarter to $9.3 billion from $7.9 billion in the first quarter. Fintech lenders, meanwhile, are trying to gain deeper customer relationships with bank accounts, while big banks are working to make their voice chatbots conversational. Find […] 08/06/2020 10:59
Atlanta-based Agora Services announced today it is launching white-label products designed to help banks reach small businesses and teens. The startup’s technology enables community banks and credit unions to launch digital banking solutions “within a month” according to the company. “It is very important for community financial institutions to be able to compete with their […] 08/05/2020 10:00
Today, there’s no question the financial services industry, along with the entire global economy, is being disrupted by unprecedented amounts of change triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The pressure for businesses to digitally transform is insurmountable, and rapid adaptations have become essential for survival and success. Amidst this pressure, financial institutions continue to value working […] 08/04/2020 14:21
Customer satisfaction with online-only banks seems to have dwindled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent survey conducted by the Harris Poll. Community banks, credit unions and big banks, meanwhile, seem better poised to retain customers compared to their digitally native counterparts. Nearly 18% of the Americans said they would likely […] 07/31/2020 09:31
Varo Money officially announced today it is shedding the “banking startup” title, as the company has finally received its banking charter after a three-year journey. Whether more fintechs will follow suit remains to be seen. “A banking charter comes with capital requirements and regulatory oversight that will not be appealing to all fintechs,” said Julie […] 07/30/2020 17:43
PayPal is confident the rollout of its Venmo QR codes can help monetize the peer-to-peer payments network. During the company’s second-quarter earnings call, Daniel Schulman, PayPal CEO, said the QR code rollout will target merchants that consumers use daily, creating deeper customer relationships. “We are going to put aggressive marketing dollars behind this to make […]

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