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#PFM #AI / Snoop on track to raise more than £5.7m through Seedrs

The app, launched earlier in April, believes it can save an average household £1,500 annually on bills and subscriptions. Be that with personal banking, insurance, energy, mortgage or telecom providers. The fintech uses artificial intelligence (AI) to scour the internet on behalf of users to find the best deals. All the while, it uses OpenWrk’sContinue reading “#PFM #AI / Snoop on track to raise more than £5.7m through Seedrs”

#PropTech / Built, nCino team up to digitize construction lending

Fintechs partner to offer an integrated solution that provides real-time visibility into construction projects Built Technologies, which has developed construction finance software, announced Tuesday that it has integrated its platform into the nCino Bank Operating System. … nCino has developed a cloud-based operating system for financial institutions and recently went public in an impressive debut.Continue reading “#PropTech / Built, nCino team up to digitize construction lending”

#PropTech / Procore acquires Esticom ‘to invest in the future of preconstruction’

… construction tech unicorn Procore Technologies announced Tuesday morning that it has bought Esticom … [which] has developed cloud-based estimating and takeoff software focused on preconstruction… Procore said the acquisition will add “powerful estimating functionality” to its platform, complementing its preconstruction offering by “enabling greater accuracy in cost estimates, helping general contractors and specialty contractorsContinue reading “#PropTech / Procore acquires Esticom ‘to invest in the future of preconstruction’”

#CryptoCurrency / Bitcoin Daily: Bahamas Takes Digital Sand Dollar Nationwide

The Sand Dollar state-backed cryptocurrency is now available to each of Bahamas’ nearly 400,000 inhabitants… the Sand Dollar was rolled out with the help of decentralized, wireless payments system NZIA, which served as the technology solutions provider for the cryptocurrency’s launch. The cryptocurrency, which can be mailed and received through a mobile phone app, isContinue reading “#CryptoCurrency / Bitcoin Daily: Bahamas Takes Digital Sand Dollar Nationwide”

#BigTech / Ant Group unveils blockchain-based copyright protection network

Utilising the group’s AntChain network, the digital copyright platform enables content creators to authenticate and verify a variety of original works, from music scores to videos, images, and articles and essays. When a creator uploads his or her work onto the platform, the platform will first verify whether the content is the only one thatContinue reading “#BigTech / Ant Group unveils blockchain-based copyright protection network”

#Platforms / Succeeding In The Platform Age Of Digital Technology In Insurance

Insurance technology has evolved from its humble beginnings nearly 40 years ago, as Oxbow Partners explained. The role of technology has shifted from a simple record-keeping tool into the very core of the business. The digital age is already behind us. We are now entering the next exciting stage: the platform age. The Four AgesContinue reading “#Platforms / Succeeding In The Platform Age Of Digital Technology In Insurance”

#FinancialInclusion / JP Morgan Chase partners with Greenlight for kids account

The JP Morgan Chase app has around 39 million “active” customers – most of them adults… But its new account, called Chase First Banking, is fee-free and designed for both kids – as young as six – and teens to manage their money under their parents’ supervision. JP Morgan’s new product allows users to completeContinue reading “#FinancialInclusion / JP Morgan Chase partners with Greenlight for kids account”

#BNPL #eCommerce / GameStop partners with Klarna to offer gaming community a more innovative and flexible shopping experience online and in store

Klarna, the leading global payments provider and shopping service… announced that it has entered into an agreement with GameStop to provide the world’s largest retailer of video games and pop culture collectibles merchandise access to its … interest-free buy now, pay later payment service… [Klarna:] "The esports business has grown tremendously in recent years withContinue reading “#BNPL #eCommerce / GameStop partners with Klarna to offer gaming community a more innovative and flexible shopping experience online and in store”

#PayTech / JP Morgan launches QuickAccept smartphone card reader to take on Square

The launch is part of a new checking account service called Business Complete Banking… QuickAccept will allow businesses to process card payments swiftly and only be charged a flat pay-as-you-go rate. Vendors can take card payments through the Chase mobile app or QuickAccept’s contactless card reader. The service will offer same-day deposits without any feeContinue reading “#PayTech / JP Morgan launches QuickAccept smartphone card reader to take on Square”

#PayTech / BBVA debuts “dynamic CVV” numberless card Aqua

BVA has rolled out a new line of numberless credit cards dubbed “Aqua”… These cards do not have card numbers (PAN), expiry dates and card verification value (CVV) printed on them. Customers must access BBVA’s mobile app and check the card number, CVV and expiration date when making purchases. The new Aqua cards feature aContinue reading “#PayTech / BBVA debuts “dynamic CVV” numberless card Aqua”

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