Major payment companies have long looked on at cryptocurrencies as too risky to touch, but too tempting to ignore. Mastercard's latest move indicates that the card brands are ready to make a firm pitch for crypto spending.
August 13
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The Most Influential Women In Payments
The payments industry bridges many markets — including technology and finance — that haven't always demonstrated diversity at their highest ranks. Things are changing, and this year's Most Influential Women in Payments honorees demonstrate the importance of women to all aspects of the payments industry and all corners of the globe.
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Research
Some key catalysts for the next evolution of financial services are already obvious to the industry. But there are exogenous forces, both demographic and economic, that could pose existential threats to aspects of the business as conducted today. Inside, an examination of those potential sources of upheaval and ideas on how the industry might adapt.
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Tariffs and other macro factors have introduced new uncertainty into international trade.
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Recent years have seen a transformation in credit-card customer acquisition. This report explores how consumers are interacting with the new expanse of marketing and acquisition channels and examines where opportunities and threats to issuers may lie.
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Podcasts
The coronavirus pandemic has greatly disrupted many people's cashflow, and made financial management much more stressful. Earned wage access is one way to provide relief to those who still have an income but find themselves financially strained. PaymentsSource senior analyst Michael Moeser talks about earned wage access with Safwan Shah, the founder and CEO of Payactiv, a company that's operated in this space for nearly a decade.
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Eric Grover, principal at Intrepid Ventures, talks to PaymentsSource senior editor Kate Fitzgerald about how the high-flying German fintech fell to scandal — and whether it could happen again.
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Derek Webster, founder and CEO of the mobile point of sale provider CardFlight, talks with Daniel Wolfe, editor-in-chief of PaymentsSource, about the data CardFlight collects on small-business spending, which it updates every week during the coronavirus pandemic.
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