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  • Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - August 26, 2016
    Posted by Payments News Editor on August 26, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Headline News is brought to you by Glenbrook Partners. Glenbrook provides payments strategy consulting and education services to payments professionals worldwide! ON THE WEB America’s Biggest Banks Have a New Name for Their Venmo-Killer: Zelle - Wall Street Journal - "Early Warning, a bank-owned entity that is running the payment service, confirmed the name after The Wall Street Journal reported it earlier Wednesday. The service, which allows customers to use their mobile phones to zap money from their banks’ accounts to accounts at other financial institutions, has been operating for several years under the name clearXchange. That name, however, was... […]

  • Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - August 25, 2016
    Posted by Payments News Editor on August 25, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Headline News is brought to you by Glenbrook Partners. Glenbrook provides payments strategy consulting and education services to payments professionals worldwide! ON THE WEB Mobile Bank Heist: Hackers Target Your Phone - Wall Street Journal - "Malicious software programs with names like Acecard and GM Bot are gaining popularity around the world as criminals look for new and lucrative ways to attack the financial-services industry. Cyberthieves are using such so-called malware to steal banking credentials from unsuspecting consumers when they log onto their bank accounts via their mobile phones, according to law-enforcement officials and cybersecurity specialists." If cash is king,... […]

  • Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - August 24, 2016
    Posted by Payments News Editor on August 24, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    Headline News is brought to you by Glenbrook Partners. Glenbrook provides payments strategy consulting and education services to payments professionals worldwide! ON THE WEB Why the chip-card transition in the U.S. has been such a disaster - ReCode - "Why are we bothering? Because EMV is already working. MasterCard said counterfeit card fraud is down at its Top 5 EMV-enabled merchants by more than 60 percent since October 2015." Big Banks Band Together to Launch 'Settlement Coin' - Coindesk - "BNY Mellon, Deutsche Bank, Santander and UBS – the latter of which first disclosed its work on a so-called "settlement... […]

  • Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - August 23, 2016
    Posted by Payments News Editor on August 23, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    Headline News is brought to you by Glenbrook Partners. Glenbrook provides payments strategy consulting and education services to payments professionals worldwide! ON THE WEB Silicon Valley Lender Raises Nearly $50 Million for Subprime Credit-Card Push - Wall Street Journal - "LendUp Global Inc., the startup online lender that has attempted to reinvent the payday loan, is plotting to take on a more mainstream financial product: the credit card. The San Francisco-based lender said it raised $47.5 million in an equity deal designed to expand its card business. The investment values LendUp at about $500 million, people familiar with the matter... […]

  • Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - August 22, 2016
    Posted by Payments News Editor on August 22, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Headline News is brought to you by Glenbrook Partners. Glenbrook provides payments strategy consulting and education services to payments professionals worldwide! ON THE WEB Bill Ready: PayPal ‘miles ahead’, welcomes rivals to the ecosystem - Australian Business Review - “We can control the process end to end, in a way that consumers don’t have to do any extra work and the merchants don’t either.” PayPal opens 'Innovation Lab' in Singapore - Nikkei Asian Review - "Digital payment platform PayPal is partnering with government agencies to launch an "Innovation Lab" in Singapore with the aim of developing the financial technologies sector."... […]

  • Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - August 17, 2016
    Posted by Payments News Editor on August 17, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    Headline News is brought to you by Glenbrook Partners. Glenbrook provides payments strategy consulting and education services to payments professionals worldwide! ON THE WEB How Millennials Became Spooked by Credit Cards - The New York Times - "It is clear to economists who study payment patterns that millennials are gravitating toward payment methods that skirt both cash and credit. Why carry cash when you can whip out a debit card for the smallest transaction — a sandwich or a bottle of soda — or use an app like Venmo or an online payment service like PayPal? All of those typically... […]

  • Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - August 15, 2016
    Posted by Payments News Editor on August 15, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    Headline News is brought to you by Glenbrook Partners. Glenbrook provides payments strategy consulting and education services to payments professionals worldwide! ON THE WEB Europe's Disappearing Cash - Emptying the tills - The Economist - "As countries become richer, they tend to move away from cash on grounds of security, convenience and cost. Consumers may think that cash is free but for banks and retailers it is not; it needs to be counted, bundled, transported, cleaned, replaced, checked for forgery, stored and guarded." USA's 5th largest bank adds support for Contactless Payments via Microsoft Wallet - MSPoweruser - "PNC bank... […]

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  • 15 Great Jobs for College Students
    Posted by Scott Langdon on August 26, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Millions of students are attending colleges and universities across the country. Many of them are going to have to pick up a job while taking classes to support themselves or even pay their own tuition. For those who are in this position, we have some great ideas for finding the right gig once you get on campus. Some of these […]

  • The Complete Guide to Purchasing Airline Tickets Online
    Posted by Scott Langdon on August 19, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    Finding the lowest fares on airline tickets can sometimes feel like one of life’s great challenges. No one really fully understands why the prices rise and fall when they do or why buying too early or too late means you’ll pay more for your ticket. Some airlines make you pay to check bags, others don’t, while most of them gouge […]

  • 10 Ways to Save on Your Electric Bill This Summer
    Posted by Scott Langdon on August 16, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    We’re all looking for ways to save money and one of the places to consider pinching those pennies is on your electric bill. The summer months often represent the greatest impact to your utility costs because when those temperatures rise the first thing we all do is fire up the air conditioning. However, that’s not the only drain on your […]

  • 10 Family Friendly Vacation Spots
    Posted by Scott Langdon on August 15, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    The family vacation. Is there anything more traditional, more enjoyable, more American, than packing up the whole family and heading out for a week-long vacation at one or more of the myriad destinations of fun and amusement throughout our great country? With so many places to choose from, the only difficulty you may encounter will be selecting your itinerary for […]

  • How to Stop Stressing About Money
    Posted by Scott Langdon on August 12, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    Financial related stress can be one of the most intense and damaging influences on our overall health and wellbeing. Those sleepless nights wondering how you’re going to make rent, keep from falling behind on car payments, or just pay the monthly utility bills. All of these are current concerns for millions of Americans across the country who are dealing with […]

  • What Does BREXIT Mean for You?
    Posted by Scott Langdon on August 10, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    On June 23rd, 2016, the people of Great Britain decided to exit the European Union (EU) by a narrow margin in what will go down as a historic referendum for the country. The result has gripped the global economy in mounting uncertainty as the pound dropped to the lowest it has ever been since 1985. David Cameron has resigned from […]

  • 10 Tips for Better Time Management
    Posted by Scott Langdon on August 9, 2016 at 3:32 am

    Sometimes life just gets too hectic. You’ve got one thing after the next taking up your valuable time and you find that you’re spreading yourself way too thin trying to accommodate everyone and everything that needs to accomplished by yesterday. Eventually you start to miss a deadline here, forget a task there, and before you know it you have this […]

  • 15 Ways to Save on Everyday Household Essentials
    Posted by Scott Langdon on August 5, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    We all love to save money. Who doesn’t enjoy keeping more cash in their pocket after a trip to the supermarket or the department store? Everyone seems to have their own little secret for conserving pennies at the checkout line when it comes to getting those everyday household essentials. The price of everything just keeps rising and it’s getting tougher […]

  • 10 Best Personal Budgeting Tools With Reviews
    Posted by Scott Langdon on August 3, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Money. The best way to hold on to as much of it as possible is through smart budgeting. However, managing your personal finances isn’t always simple to do all by yourself. That’s where personal budgeting software can come in handy. Finding the right budgeting tools can be a time-consuming endeavor. There are plenty of options to choose from as some programs […]

  • Federal Tax Rates and Brackets for 2016
    Posted by Scott Langdon on July 8, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Ben Franklin once famously said that two things in life were certain: death and taxes. For some the former might be preferable when compared to the never-ending litany of rules, regulations, changes, updates, and general confusion that are part and parcel of the latter. No one enjoys tax season, but since its arrival is inevitable you may as well get […]

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  • These Banks Are Funding Fintech
    Posted on August 29, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    The era of banks and fintech companies cozying up to each other is in full bloom. Fintechs realize they can better disrupt the industry from within, while banks are looking for partners to help them navigate the digital world. Here's a look at how banks worldwide are buying, investing in and in some cases lending to fintech firms. […]

  • Canadian Banks Have Reason to Keep Roaming in U.S.
    Posted by Kristin Broughton on August 26, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    U.S. acquisitions have buoyed profits at Canada’s biggest banks, whose domestic economy is sluggish and possibly on the verge of a housing crisis. The banks are expected to pursue more M&A in the U.S. if that problem persists. […]

  • Why Banks Won't Be Left Out of Fintech 2.0
    Posted by Tanaya Macheel on August 26, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    Banks are playing a more active role in the next phase of fintech, both as investors and partners, says David Sica, partner at venture capital firm Nyca. That change is shaping how the firm looks at new investments. […]

  • F.N.B. to Retain Several Yadkin Executives After Merger Closes
    Posted by Joseph Kellard on August 26, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    F.N.B. in Pittsburgh plans to retain some Yadkin Financial executives and assign them to key roles after it closes its purchase of the North Carolina bank. […]

  • FDIC to Release Quarterly Banking Profile on Tuesday
    Posted by Lalita Clozel on August 26, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. is set to release its quarterly update on the industry's health on Aug. 30. The second-quarter Quarterly Banking Profile will indicate whether banks have rebounded from their slight slump in the first quarter. […]

  • Fincen to Close AML Loopholes for Firms Lacking Federal Regulator
    Posted by Lalita Clozel on August 26, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    WASHINGTON – The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network is proposing to extend anti-money-laundering requirements to a limited number of financial institutions that are not already regulated by a federal agency. […]

  • Four Things We Learned from Clinton's Community Bank Plan
    Posted by Joe Adler on August 26, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    Hillary Clinton's proposal for regulatory relief for smaller institutions largely tracks with ideas already discussed, but her backing could keep alive the momentum for a reg relief plan should she win in November. […]

  • Alabama Credit Union to Buy In-State Bank
    Posted by Palash Ghosh on August 26, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    Family Security Credit Union, a $580-million institution based in Decatur, Ala., said it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase substantially all of the assets and assume the deposits of the privately held Bank of Pine Hill, based in Pine Hill, Ala. […]

  • There Are Real Reasons to Bring Back Glass-Steagall
    Posted by Marcus Stanley on August 26, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    The endorsement of Glass-Steagall in the recent party convention platforms reaffirmed the powerful hold that the principle of separating commercial and investment banking has on the public imagination. […]

  • Banks Should Go Back to Basics on Cyber Defense
    Posted on August 26, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    The most important cybersecurity questions in banking are also the most basic: Who has administrator access? What kind of programs are installed on computer systems? "If I can't answer those questions, I'm sure the criminal can," says Andre McGregor, director of security at Tanium. […]

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