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Coronavirus coverage
The days of meeting with mentors and pitching investors in person are at least temporarily over, but fintech incubators, accelerators and boot camps are finding creative ways to replicate these valuable experiences online.
July 7
The coronavirus pandemic has led to a massive surge in Canadians using digital identity authentication platforms to get immediate access to government emergency aid.
July 7
Josh Cyphers, who had been vice president of product and strategy for Nvoicepay, takes over for Karla Friede, who Nvoicepay says is departing after 11 years to devote time to her work as an angel investor and board member.
July 7
The coronavirus outbreak is still very much an economic crisis, but that doesn't mean the best solution is to keep on selling.
July 6
An obscure-sounding statistic gives a fresh look at how dramatic the move to digital finance has been the past few months — and how permanent the move will be.
July 1
Payments technology company WEX has received a $400 million investment to offset negative effects from coronavirus, and will back out of a $1.7 billion pair of deals announced six months ago.
June 29
Even the independent sales organizations that heeded the warnings of colleagues and experts for the past decade about not letting advancing payments technology pass them by weren't fully prepared for what the coronavirus pandemic would throw at them.
June 29
Brick-and-mortar merchants that have shifted to online have changed their risk profile, causing conflicts with the fintechs like Square that handle their payments. And that could be an opportunity for banks.
June 25
The spending and account management capabilities of corporate prepaid cards have been given new purpose in a pandemic-struck world dependent on government and charity aid.
June 23
With Americans traveling less due to the pandemic, the card, issued by Synchrony, is tailoring rewards to everyday purchases, such as groceries. It also has a contactless feature that could appeal to shoppers fearful of touching terminals.
June 22
Data Sets
Arizent, the parent company of PaymentsSource, has released a broad industry survey on both the impact of the crisis and emerging responses. The survey found the pandemic has forced many companies to implement new or modified business continuity plans, appoint executive response teams and invest in new technologies to enable a remote workforce. The pandemic is also expected to lead to a greater investment in technologies that reduce the reliance on face-to-face interactions for both coworkers and clients.
March 26
Amazon's Dash devices were an early, blunt take on the internet of things. But over the years Amazon has gradually phased out its Dash product line in favor of voice-based Alexa shopping and other alternatives.
June 26
The murder of George Floyd shocked the national psyche to its core, spotlighting the persistent, systemic racism that exists in many American institutions, which continues to disenfranchise those who live within the Black community.
June 19
The immediate lockdown of the nation’s economy in response to attempts to flatten the coronavirus infection curve has had a widespread impact on the revenues of all businesses, particularly small ones that are more susceptible to economic disruptions.
June 11
The global coronavirus outbreak has up-ended daily life for many consumers, including where they shop and how they pay for things. The U.K. is no exception, as issues of health and hygiene have now been introduced as important factors when it comes to both planned and impulse shopping.
June 2
The modern mobile wallet no longer uses a card as a crutch. Instead, it sees it as an additional product that can add revenue from interchange, lending and loyalty.
May 29
Unlike past economic recessions where businesses and consumers have had to adjust their payment habits and debt levels over the course of months or quarters as the economy shrank, the coronavirus-induced economic crisis has forced many to make much more abrupt financial adjustments.
May 21
The coronavirus pandemic has had an immediate impact on a wide swath of consumer spending habits and payment choices — some of which may remain in place for some time after the crisis subsides — as certain categories such as travel have fallen to the wayside and others such as grocery stores have risen as more consumers eat meals at home.
May 18
There is one area of commerce that has experienced an uneven consumer response to the coronavirus crisis: subscriptions. Some companies have benefited greatly while others have not.
May 6
Ever since people started sheltering at home to limit the spread of coronavirus, payments industry experts have wondered how this would affect the use of cash and cards.
April 30
The Latest
Nandan Sheth, Fiserv's global head of digital commerce, talks to PaymentsSource Associate Editor David Heun about the unprecedented challenge of bringing businesses into the digital age in an environment where many are adapting only out of necessity.
July 7
Tia Ilori, Senior Director of global fraud and breach investigations at Visa, joins us to talk with Michael Moeser, PaymentsSource's senior analyst, about the new attacks and fraud trends that have emerged since the start of the pandemic.
June 30
For a major bank, is it possible to be just as innovative — or even more so — when going fully remote? PaymentsSource executive editor John Adams talks to JPMorgan Chase's Tammy Petro about the unique challenges faced by the bank's wholesale payments business.
June 23
Imagine you're a CEO on your first day on the job — and it's the early days of the coronavirus crisis. That was the situation Brady Harris found himself in when he took the top job at Dwolla, a payment company that we have covered for many years.
June 9
Avivah Litan, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner, explains the evolving role blockchain has taken during the coronavirus pandemic. Blockchain, originally developed for use with bitcoin, provides a way to bring trust and order to the chaos of the current crisis, but it's no silver bullet.
June 2