What We’ve Been Reading

Posted by Bethany Frank on 28 Oct 2016

the latest news in payments and fintech

Check out the latest in payments and financial technology news from around the web:

Via Engadget: Samsung Pay Adds New Online Payment Options

  • Samsung pay now supports MasterCard’s online MasterPass service and in-app payments.

Via Wall Street Journal: Visa Taps Blockchain for Cross-Border Payment Plan

  • Visa’s new venture in B2B cross-border payments utilizes blockchain technology.

Via Forbes: From Mobile Payments To Loyalty Programs

  • Rewards and loyalty offers within mobile payment apps should be simple, relevant, and secure.

Via International Banker: The Power of Fintech: Transforming Payments, Transforming Strategies 

  • Fintech is making a significant impact on the payments industry.

Via CNET: PayPal's CEO Sees the Phone Transforming Commerce

  • PayPal’s CEO believes mobile payments are the future.

Via Bloomberg Technology: Banks Challenge Venmo with New Payments Network Dubbed Zelle

  • Nineteen U.S. financial firms are teaming up to offer a real-time payments network.

Via Forbes: Survey On Consumer Attitudes Toward Fintech Spells Trouble For Banks

  • Three in five Americans say banks are failing to keep up with their needs, while 75% of survey respondents agree that fintech gives them more power over their finances.

Via TechCrunch: MasterCard Launches Its "Selfie Pay" Biometric Authentication App in Europe 

  • MasterCard users can now confirm online payments by showing their face to their smartphone's camera.

Via Venture Beat: Fintech vs. Traditional Banking: It's Not a Zero Sum Game

  • Fintech firms and top financial institutions can work together to transform the industry.

Via TechCrunch: Facebook Messenger Now Supports PayPal Payments in Bots, Will Track Your PayPal Receipts 

  • PayPal is now a payment option within Facebook Messenger.
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Bethany Frank Senior Marketing Associate Bethany specializes in content and events as part of Alacriti's marketing team. She's a graduate of Rutgers University and has a background in writing, broadcasting, and digital media. Fascinated by the intersection of technology and human nature, Bethany is out to explore what drives consumers in such a fast-paced, digitally connected world.

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