Instant Credit Could Take the Place of Cards
Let’s Talk Payments
For the 60 percent of Millennials who don’t own credit cards, an instant point-of-sale loan is an undeniable plus. Maybe that’s why instant credit is picking up steam.
Blockchain Won’t Eat Banks – Yet, Says Citi
Wall Street Journal
Blockchain technology could improve trade finance and cross-border payments, a report from Citi says, but probably not in the intermediate term.
Will the Coin 2.0 Smartcard Work This Time?
Remember Coin? The hotly hyped smartcard raised $50,000 in crowdfunding in its first hour of fundraising, but its first iteration bombed. Now it’s back with version 2.0, proving that a failed launch isn’t the end of a company – or a product.
The Fastest Path to Faster Payments in The U.S.
Forget government initiatives. What if the fastest route to faster payments in the U.S. meant killing checks – and the rails that exist to support them? Would we? Could we?
Partnering with Chase: What’s in It for Starbucks?
The Motley Fool
Starbucks is teaming up with Chase to offer a prepaid Visa card that will earn Starbucks Reward points. Chase is also replacing Square as Starbucks’ non-mobile transaction processor. Is this good news for Chase? And what’s in it for Starbucks?