Trends: Finance

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  1. International
UK fintech Atoa secures $2.2M pre-seed round as it kills Visa and Mastercard fees for businesses. There are more than 4 million small businesses in the UK which have no viable alternative to debit card payments and are reliant on Mastercard or Visa payment rails. Challenging this status quo, UK fintech Atoa Payments is announcing a $2.2M pre-seed […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The financial advisor-client relationship is shifting, with clients expecting their advisors to make more educated suggestions with less hand-holding. In other words, they want advisors who act more like coaches. For example, when the financial advisor-client relationship works more like a coach and their player, the advisor can help provide enough background education so a […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Women in financial services are playing a key role in the industry’s future, driving innovation and leading the way into a more digital presence. The rise of women in this male-dominated space has been a powerful trend over the last couple of decades. We recently spoke with several executives in finance — including some who […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Most people have heard of fintech in some form or other. It’s an industry that’s being increasingly identified as the future of finance: in 2021, FinTech received investments of nearly $226 billion, and the North American market alone is projected to reach $258 trillion by 2027, according to the latest report by BCC Research. Knowing […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
In this special episode, host Andrew Davidson sits down with Pam Piligian, CMO, Navy Federal Credit Union, live at the Money 20/20 conference – the largest global fintech event enabling payments and financial services innovation for connected commerce. Hear Pam’s opinion on the evolution of the role of the CMO, how she is navigating the […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon will begin offering Venmo as a payment option on its website and app, rolling it out to select customers immediately and available to all U.S. shoppers by Black Friday. Amazon shoppers will be able to add their Venmo account as a payment method for their Amazon account and even set it up as their […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
It was always going to be a controversial move and sure enough, eyebrows were raised when food delivery firm Deliveroo announced its partnership with buy now pay later (BNPL) company… The post Deliveroo X Klarna: The story behind the ‘eat now, pay later’ backlash appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
We live in the age of embedded finance, where non-financial organizations are seamlessly integrating financial services into their customer journey. In fact, most major retailers have added a third-party financing service to their checkouts — like Klarna or Afterpay — to offer split payments, point-of-sale (POS) installment loans, and lines of credit. But there are […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Sebastian Siemiatkowski, Co-founder and CEO at buy now, pay later big hitter Klarna, has been at it again on Twitter. Early last week, he set his sights on Martin Lewis, after the financial journalist, broadcaster and founder of the MoneySavingExpert website criticised Deliveroo for adding Klarna as a payment option. Dear @Deliveroo do you really […]
  1. Media & Marketing
We’re now accepting nominations for our Top 100 Retail Technology Influencers List of 2023. This annual offering, which is presented in no particular order, covers retailers, technology suppliers, startups, consultants, analysts, and thought leaders who are making an impact in the retail technology space. Does that sound like you or one of your colleagues? If […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Martin Lewis has criticised food delivery service Deliveroo for adding BNPL service Klarna as a payment option. Klarna has been added to the app as an option alongside credit, debit… The post Martin Lewis slams Deliveroo for adding Klarna option appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Media & Marketing
Digital receipts startup Flux is shutting down operations in the UK. Founded in 2016, the firm was accepted on to the Barclays London-based FinTech accelerator programme, Rise, and graduated in 2017. Barclays took a minority stake in the company in 2020. Those using its app received digital receipts and cash back offers from such retailers […]
  1. Holiday & Events
Adobe expects U.S. online holiday sales to hit $209.7 billion in the period from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31, 2022, a 2.5% increase over holiday 2021. Adobe also expects more of this spending to come earlier in the season due to early shopping holidays such as the second Amazon Prime Day. The projected growth is […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Convenience retailer 7-Eleven is teaming up with retail and consumer investment and innovation firm, True, to find innovative ways to simplify store operations in the US and Canada. The pair are hoping to find innovators and businesses that can free up time for 7-Eleven associates so they can focus on the customer and provide excellent […]
  1. Holiday & Events
Online shopping sales are expected to reach $209.7 billion this holiday season (Nov. 1 – Dec. 31), representing a 2.5 percent year-over-year (YoY) growth, according to Adobe. Based on Adobe Analytics data, the report provides a comprehensive view into U.S. e-commerce by analyzing more than 1 trillion visits to U.S. retail sites, 100 million SKUs and 18 product categories. […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Afterpay has introduced a new monthly payment solution giving consumers “even more choice, flexibility and time to pay.” The BNPL giant’s new solution will enable consumers to budget their money… The post Afterpay introduces new monthly payment solution appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Technology & Innovation
Nordstrom Chief Technology and Information Officer Edmond Mesrobian will this week step down from his position, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The retailer is currently searching for his replacement. Mesrobian joined Nordstrom from Tesco in 2018, taking on a role that had been vacant for over a year. Highlights of […]
  1. Corporate Finance
Amazon has launched Amazon Catalytic Capital, an initiative that will invest $150 million in venture capital funds, accelerators, incubators and venture studios that provide funding to entrepreneurs from underrepresented backgrounds, primarily at the pre-seed/seed stage of venture capital funding. The company will invest in funds that focus on Black, Latino, Indigenous, women, and LGBTQIA+ founders […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Global fintech Ebury has become a member of Amazon’s payment service provider program. As a result, sellers using Amazon sites can continue to collect payments in different regions and currencies… The post Ebury enrols in Amazon’s payment service provider program appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Associates & Employees
UK fintech bank Monzo is giving staff who earn less than £40,000 per year a one-off payment of £1,000 to help them cope with the cost-of-living. “We’re constantly reviewing the… The post Monzo announces £1k package to help with cost-of-living for its staff appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Gen Z consumers are disproportionately impacted by the pitfalls of buy now pay later (BNPL), particularly cases of identity fraud, according to a new report by GBG. The research reveals… The post Gen Z at highest risk from BNPL identity fraud  appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Technology & Innovation
The FinTech industry is thriving globally. In 2021, FinTech received investments of nearly $226 billion, a staggering sum that underscores the extraordinary strength of the market. An updated report by Harsh Goyal is due for publication in a matter of weeks, breaking down the dynamics that will shape the FinTech industry in years to come.
  1. Trends & External Forces
Since the beginning of the pandemic, interest in buy now, pay later (BNPL) services has grown rapidly. From retail giants such as Amazon and Walmart to banks like Citizens Bank and Citi, we have seen multiple players enter the BNPL space. And now it’s Apple’s turn to steal the limelight. The global behemoth will go […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Historically, marketers have relied on the 4 Ps — Product, Price, Place and Promotion — to inform their marketing strategies. These foundational components help companies satisfy the dynamic wants and needs of the consumer, while also meeting the demands of the business. However, rapid advances in technology, magnified by the pandemic, have fundamentally changed consumer behavior, particularly the way […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
As inflation soars and supply chains experience ongoing disruption, it’s almost inevitable that retailers are increasingly scrutinizing their marketing budgets. It can be tempting for companies to shrink marketing spend when faced with economic downturn, as they focus on short-term profit and sales channels instead. But you know the old saying, “Those who don’t learn […]
  1. Corporate Finance
The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has revealed plans to start regulating buy now, pay later (BNPL) companies including Affirm and Klarna. The move is down to the fast-growing… The post US consumer watchdog to start regulating BNPL sector appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Shopper & Customer
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is planning to start regulating buy now, pay later (BNPL) products. The organization noted that BNPL providers are already subject to some federal and state oversight, and that it has “authority to supervise any non-depository covered persons, such as a BNPL provider, in certain circumstances.” “Buy Now, Pay Later […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. In some ways, Y Combinator’s biannual Demo Day is somewhat predictable: There will be Stanford dropouts, last-minute pivots, and, as always, promises of near-term profitability. We even made a bingo board about […]

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By John Spiropoulos Media is filled with evolutionary step-change transitions which permanently alter the marketplace. Each evolutionary event, seen in terms of advertiser outlays – the media mix – is driven by incremental change during economic uncertainty. This is particularly true – and trackable – in modern times. Some of these events were covered in […]
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CINCINNATI — The Kroger Health Center for Advanced Community Care, a joint project of Kroger Health and the University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. The Center employs pharmacists, technicians, nurse practitioners, and dietitians to provide an interprofessional model of care. It also provides practical experiences for students […]
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CHESAPEAKE, Va.— Dollar Tree executives said the retailer’s new pricing strategy lifted operating income nearly 23% to $381 million in the third quarter ended October 29. Top-line sales rose 8.1% to $6.94 billion. Comparable-store sales at its Dollar Tree stores increased 8.6% from a year earlier, while comps at its Family Dollar stores were up […]

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