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Sept 20: Global payments news roundup

Time flies when you’re in the payments industry and we’ve got some global payments news to help you quickly keep up with the latest. We look at Mitto, ...
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booyah Bank

Report: UK challenger banks will triple size in 12 months

Accenture predicts UK digital-only challenger banks will triple in size from 12 million users to more than 35 million users in the next 12 months. A new Accenture ...
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Is voice shopping poised for takeoff?

State of voice shopping 2019

By Matt Lang, Strategy Director and Will Hall, Chief Creative Officer of Rain When we visited the topic of voice-enabled shopping last year, we concluded that brands and ...
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first online shopping transaction was 1994

Visa’s 25-year anniversary of first e-commerce payment

Hard to believe I know but 25 years ago, on August 11, 1994, Visa processed the first-ever online payment. And what was that first purchase? Some claim the ...
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Boxnot delivers autonomously

Snapshot: Leaders in last-mile delivery

Last-mile delivery is one of the biggest logistics challenges in business and e-commerce, no matter if you’re Amazon or an agile startup. In fact, whether it’s groceries, the ...
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TrueAccord uses AI for debt collection

AI disrupting the US debt collection industry

With roughly 30 million Americans with at least one debt in collections according to the Federal Reserve, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is looking at new rules ...
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Walmart-Amazon drone delivery

Walmart drone delivery is up in the air

When it comes to delivering products by drone, Walmart and Amazon are going head-to-head in what many believe is the future of fast deliveries for online shoppers. According ...
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Facebook launches Libra cryptocurrency

What’s Facebook Libra cryptocurrency mean for payments?

Facebook unveiled its plan for a new global digital currency called Libra and a financial system to change how money moves globally. It has the potential to transform ...
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FTD bankruptcy

FTD bankruptcy: Send flowers?

It’s never a happy day when a 109-year-old retailer files for bankruptcy. That’s certainly the case with FTD as it files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and begins ...
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Amazon fulfillment uses robotics

Amazon automation plan will improve efficiency, cut jobs

Amazon robotics help product picker Imagine working ten hours a day picking and packing products in an Amazon warehouse and fulfillment center. It’s labor-intensive, it’s hard physical work, ...
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