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RTP, Blockchain Gain Traction In Business Payments

The Clearing House‘s (TCH) Real-Time Payments (RTP) network received multiple shows of support from B2B FinTechs this week as service providers embrace the U.S.’s newest payments network in decades. But RTP isn’t the only novel network to gain traction in the small business in corporate realm. In Australia, the nation’s new payment network, New Payments […]

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London FinTech TrueLayer Partners With Visa

London API provider TrueLayer is collaborating with Visa, which now has a minority stake in the FinTech as part of a $35 million Series C funding round in June, outlets reported on Tuesday (Oct. 29). The funding round was led by Temasek and Tencent with participation from previous investors Northzone and Anthemis. The investment helped […]

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Stardog On Data Management’s ‘Useful Fictions’

Data across any organization tends to be siloed and far-flung, spanning departments within a firm, continents and supply chains. Monetizing data is a challenge, of course, because collecting and visualizing it presents challenges in and of themselves. To manage data, then: Ignore the silos. That’s according to Kendall Clark, CEO and co-founder of data unification […]

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Bottomline Technologies Launches AI Chat For Paymode-X, PTX Customers

FinTech provider Bottomline Technologies announced that it has added artificial intelligence- (AI) enabled chat inside its payment solutions for its Paymode-X and PTX customers. Bottomline is partnering with Drift, a conversational marketing platform, to provide businesses in North America with AI-enabled chat that offers live support for customers enrolling to be paid electronically by virtual […]

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Alphabet Holds Secret Meeting With FedEx, Others About Logistics

Alphabet recently held a secret, closed-door meeting with shipping companies like FedEx during what it called the Alphabet Advanced Logistics Summit, according to a report by CNBC. The purpose of the meeting was to talk about potential investments in the field, and new strategies regarding logistics and delivery. Alphabet’s research and development unit, called X, […]

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ID Verification Startup IDnow Gets $40M Investment

ID verification startup IDnow has received a $40 million growth equity investment from private equity group Corsair Capital, according to reports. Corsair focuses on industries related to financial and business services. The segment of ID verification is growing, and other startups in the field, like Onfido and Jumio, have raised large amounts of capital in […]

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Porsche Testing eCommerce Car Sales In US, Germany

Luxury and performance car maker Porsche will begin testing a new program that allows customers to do the majority of their car shopping online, according to a report. The company announced the news on Monday (Oct. 28). “Physical and digital retail experiences have to work hand in hand, yet stay typically Porsche. Offering our customers […]

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Mastercard Connects SMB Cardholders To Microsoft Tech

Mastercard is expanding its offering to small business cardholders in collaboration with Microsoft. In an announcement on Monday (Oct. 28), Mastercard said its small business cardholders will now gain access to a range of Mastercard enterprise solutions. For users of Mastercard Business and Mastercard Business World Elite products, Mastercard will connect U.S. small business clients […]

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BlueVine Adds Checking Accounts, Cards For Small Firms

Small business (SMB) online lending company BlueVine is expanding its financial services with the launch of BlueVine Business Banking. Announced on Monday (Oct. 28) at the Money20/20 conference, BlueVine Business Banking connects small businesses to checking account services and a debit card: the BlueVine Business Debit Mastercard. The service supports one-minute online account opening, and […]