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Much like contactless mobile payments, 'faster payments' are making a methodical push throughout Canada, an advance that's moving quicker than many other countries, especially the U.S.
Mobile wallets are poised to dramatically change the payments landscape, but what is holding them back from seeing more rapid adoption?  more »
The traditional audience for prepaid cards is the underbanked or unbanked, many of whom are excluded from the mainstream financial services system due to their lacking credit histories. Green Dot is nevertheless pursuing this audience with a Platinum Visa secured credit card that requires an upfront cash deposit and carries a raft of fees.  more »
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Ex-Banker's Crowdfunding Firm Finds Its Missing Link: A Bank
Kim Kaselionis saw a lot of small-business-loan applications die on her desk when she was a bank chief, so she started a crowdfunding firm to nurse along startups till they were bankable. That's where Fresno First comes in.  read more »