2018

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Amex Touts Success In Ripple Cross-Border Payments Pilot

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In a renewed show of support for blockchain technology , American Express General Manager of Corporate Payments Carlos Carriedo has suggested that its pilot tests with partner Ripple to enable real-time cross-border corporate payments have been a success. Reports in Invest In Blockchain on Tuesday (Dec. 11) said Carriedo spoke at the Wings of Change Europe conference and emphasized American Express’ interest in blockchain technology. “Blockchain is absolutely an option we’re

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How to Apply the Rule of 40 for Your SaaS Company

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How to Calculate the Rule of 40 in SaaS The rule of 40 in SaaS is simple financial framework that balances revenue growth versus margins. It’s a rule of thumb to quickly determine the health and/or attractiveness of a SaaS company. You’ve probably heard of the rule of 40, but the application of the formula […]. The post How to Apply the Rule of 40 for Your SaaS Company appeared first on The SaaS CFO.

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What An Alleged NSA Hack Reveals About Payments Cybersecurity

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Not to ruin your holiday spirit, but let’s start this story with the cold and brutal truth: One of the largest risks that payments and commerce operators face in 2019 is being called to account by government officials, regulators or media about a failure to secure their organizations from cyberattacks. The past year brought a significantly increased focus on the security and privacy of online data, with not only consumers paying more attention to the issue but (much more importantly) lawmakers h

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FICO To Debut New Credit Scoring System In 2019

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Fair Isaac, creator of the FICO credit score, will be rolling out a new scoring system in early 2019. According to the Wall Street Journal , the UltraFICO Score should help many consumers get approved for loans because it factors in how consumers manage the cash in their checking, savings and money-market accounts, which could serve as an indication of how likely they are to repay their debts.

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Technology is rapidly changing the way accountants perform and manage month-end activities. Spreadsheets, email, and shared drives no longer have to slow us down. Join us as we present a "sneak peek" recorded demo of SkyStem's month-end close solution – ART. In under four weeks, your team can start reaping the benefits of month-end close automation by vastly reducing spreadsheets, cut down on reconciliation work, speed up the month-end close, and better manage your remote team.

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How to Correctly Calculate your SaaS Gross Margin

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How to Correctly Calculate your SaaS Gross Margin There are a couple financial metrics that I calculate and review each month and this includes my SaaS gross margin. Of course, it’s not just your overall gross margin, but it’s also your recurring revenue margin and services margin. You may also have hardware margins, but that’s […]. The post How to Correctly Calculate your SaaS Gross Margin appeared first on The SaaS CFO.

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How to Properly Record Deferred Revenue in SaaS

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Software subscriptions are the life of every SaaS business. But most SaaS companies I have spoken with are incorrectly recording their most important revenue stream. That is subscription revenue and the corresponding deferred revenue balance. And I don’t blame you. Often, your accounting is outsourced to a bookkeeper or accountant. Your bookkeeper compiles your financial […].

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Deliverr Vying To Become ‘Uber’ Of Ground Shipping In eCommerce

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Before Michael Krakaris co-founded an online fulfillment platform for eCommerce merchants, he learned firsthand how companies could reinvent messy spaces with software. One of his first jobs was working for a company that created an application programming interface (API) to help businesses send text messages to their customers. That business solved a major pain point, he says, as companies used to have to make deals with the wireless carriers themselves to have that capability.

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MoneyGram And Visa Team To Deliver Real-Time Global P2P

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MoneyGram and Visa announced today (July 24) that they have partnered to deliver real-time digital disbursements to MoneyGram customers using Visa’s push payments platform, Visa Direct. Launching in October in two key markets, Mexico and the Philippines, MoneyGram will expand its options in which receivers from those markets may receive and use funds instantly — via their bank-issued Visa-branded debit card or Visa-branded prepaid card — and senders may choose the option by which to send those

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Venmo Payment Fraud Led To $40M In Losses

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Venmo , the digital money transfer service owned by PayPal , suffered payments fraud earlier in 2018 that played a role in the company posting losses that were higher than forecasted for the first quarter of this year. The Wall Street Journal , citing internal documents it reviewed, reported that for the first three months of 2018 Venmo had operating losses of around $40 million, which was close to 40 percent bigger than what the company had planned for.

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Accounting Software and ERP Readiness Guide

In this white paper, we explore the factors to consider in deciding whether the time is right for your Company to consider a new ERP or accounting software, the total cost of ownership and plans necessary to make the potential leap to these systems.

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Consumers Paid $34.3B In Overdraft Fees In 2017

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Overdraft fees have reached their highest level since 2009, which was at the end of the Great Recession. Consumers paid $34.3 billion in overdraft fees during 2017 compared to $33.3 billion in 2016, The New York Post reported. Despite the increase, consumers aren’t, in fact, overdrawing their accounts. Instead, Moebs Services says the uptick was caused by credit unions increasing their overdraft fees.

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Warehouses Aren’t Keeping Up With eCommerce

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Retail continues to migrate toward eCommerce, but warehouse space is not designed to keep up with the increasing pace of online orders. The average age of a warehouse in the U.S. is more than 30 years old, and many lack modern features, CNBC reported. CBRE has found that most warehouses constructed prior to 2005 had low ceilings, tight space and uneven flooring — issues that are not easy to fix through a renovation.

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Russian Central Bank Ends FX Competition

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The Central Bank of the Russian Federation (CBR) announced that it has revoked the licenses of five Russian foreign exchange (FX) trading companies. According to a statement on the bank’s website, the decision was made due to “the repeated violations of the requirements of the Russian legislation on securities within one year.”. The five companies — Forex Club, Alpari Forex, Trust Forex, InstaForex and TeleTrade — will see their licenses expire on Jan. 27, and must stop all operat

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Why Belgium Can Be A Good ‘Test Market’ For FinTech Firms

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Belgium, which is home to many European Union (EU) institutions, is also a burgeoning FinTech hub. The country has the fifth-highest number of FinTech deals in Europe, according to an analysis from Belgium-based European FinTech platform B-Hive. The average FinTech deal size in the region is doubling, but B-Hive noted a decrease in the number of deals.

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Recruit and Retain New Blue-Collar Talent

Blue-collar jobs have a branding problem. One company, GEON, partnered with Paycor to find the solution. Learn how to attract, engage, and retain blue-collar employees, helping them build meaningful careers – and support your company’s goals.

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Mastercard Will No Longer Require Signatures On Cards, Receipts

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Mastercard, the payments company, announced on Thursday (Oct. 18) that cardholder signatures will now be optional for the back of credit cards and receipts. In a press release , Mastercard said it is making the changes due to advancements in technology and security. “With modern, advanced forms of authentication now available, removing the requirement for signature capture at the point of sale and now signature panels on Mastercard cards is an important step in support of our digital evolution,”

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Google Gets EU eMoney License

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Google Payment Lithuania, a unit of Alphabet’s Google, was granted an electronic money institution license by The Board of the Bank of Lithuania. Finextra , citing Google, reported that with the license Google can issue and redeem electronic money and provide payment services. “The end of this year reflects our efforts and experience of the past few years in actively developing a FinTech-conducive ecosystem in Lithuania.

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Visa Accelerates Tokenization Of Credentials On File For Digital Payments

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Visa announced today the commercial expansion of its Visa Token Service for “credential-on-file token requestors.” This expansion involves adding 20 acquirer gateway and technology partners as token requestors — including the likes of PayPal, Worldpay and Adyen — who can now, or soon will be able to, tokenize credential-on-file digital payments for their merchant and payment clients.

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A Look Inside Switzerland’s Plans To Bank Crypto Businesses

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The global regulatory framework of cryptocurrencies and blockchain remains either fragmented, vague or simply nonexistent. However, Swiss officials recently took steps to get ahead of the regulatory uncertainty surrounding the world of blockchain, focusing on a particularly large hurdle for companies in the industry. In July, reports in the Financial Times said Switzerland is working to open the nation’s traditional corporate banking market to cryptocurrency companies finding it difficult

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PowerPoint Best Practices for Creating Stellar Presentations

Mastering data visualization in PowerPoint will help accelerate your career because it positions you as someone who can present data that drives business decisions forward. think-cell's PowerPoint Best Practices eBook was created specifically for professionals aiming to master the art and science of data-driven storytelling. What’s inside: Practical Insights: Uncover valuable tips for crafting engaging and persuasive presentations.

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2018: The Year Of Evolution In Payments’ Revolution

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In life, change is the only constant, so why should it be different for payments? From cash to digital, from plastic cards to mobile wallets, from cash registers at the front of restaurants to tablets brought to tables (redefining the concept of “dine and dash”) — the way we pay shifts along with the availability of technology, and tech shifts as commerce demands new features.

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How 5G Will Shake Up Banking and FinTech?

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Financial institutions are in the midst of becoming more mobile, with many of those legacy operations opting to — or at least considering — working more closely with FinTech providers to upgrade services, retain customers and acquire new ones. The debut of 5G promises to add another tool that can aid such efforts. As that mobile technology get closer to mainstream introduction, the potential 5G ecosystem for FinTech and mobile banking is gaining clarity.

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InComm Partners With Welcia To Grow Barcode Payments

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InComm , a global prepaid product and payment technology company, has announced a partnership with Welcia , Japan’s leading pharmacy chain, to launch four mobile barcode payment solutions in its stores. InComm will be integrating its point-of-sale payment technology directly with Welcia. “Simultaneously connecting these major mobile barcode payments with the largest pharmacy chain in Japan is an exciting opportunity for InComm and Welcia’s customers,” Takumaro Arai, vice president and general ma

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Ripple Forms Blockchain For Europe Association With Other Players

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Ripple, the blockchain company that owns XRP, the digital currency, has joined forces with NEM, Fetch.AI, and EMURGO/Cardano to create a new association that represents the interest of blockchain and cryptocurrency business in Europe. According to a report in The Next Web , the group, dubbed Blockchain for Europe, says its the first unified voice for the industry in Europe.

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Predictions You Can Rely On: How Data Drives Successful Financial Forecasting

Speaker: Robbie Bhathal, Founder & CEO, and Matthew Acalin, Head of Credit Intelligence

In today's volatile financial environment, how confident are you in your company’s financial forecasting? To get the most accurate cash predictions that will lead to long-term financial survival, real-time data is critical. Innovative cash management strategies can lead to better credit opportunities, more sustainable growth, and long-term financial prosperity.

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Uber Seeks Driver Lawsuit Settlement Before IPO

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Uber, gearing up to launch an initial public offering (IPO) in the first quarter of 2019, is offering to settle with drivers who have been fighting the ride-hailing company via individual arbitration. According to a report in TechCrunch , citing law firm Lichten & Liss-Riordan, Uber has as part of the settlement tentatively offered to pay 11 cents for each mile Uber drivers drove.

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Cannabis Cos’ $4.7B In Cash-Based Taxes Overwhelm IRS

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is paying $1.7 million to a Virginia company to handle “large cash payments for processing cannabis federal taxes.”. According to Quartz , the U.S. government collected approximately $4.7 billion in taxes last year on nearly $13 billion in revenue from legal cannabis companies. Most of these companies were forced to pay their federal taxes in cash because about 70 percent of all legal cannabis businesses are unbanked.

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Big Tech Companies Throw Support Behind Fed Creating Real-Time Payments Network

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Amazon , Apple and Google are among the large tech companies that are throwing their support behind the creation of a real-time payments network in the U.S. led by the Federal Reserve. According to a report in the American Banker citing a letter submitted by a trade group representing Amazon, Apple, Google, PayPal , Square , Stripe and Intuit , they all expressed their support for the Fed being in charge of the development of a system that can connect all the banks and credit unions in the U.S

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Santander, Ripple Use Blockchain To Settle Global Payments

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Beyond the vagaries of cryptocurrencies, the price swings and headlines, and the investigations and speculation, use cases emerge. If entranced by bitcoin’s ebbs and flows, one would be forgiven for being caught off guard (if they are, in fact, off guard) to find that a major bank is coming to market with a service backed by blockchain, which now is live and available — and can help make sure that funds cross borders with speed and surety.

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Acterys: Revolutionizing CIO & CFO Decision-Making

Welcome to the Future of Technology for CIOs & CFOs! Ever stood on the precipice of a technological revolution, feeling the energy of change? Ever been captivated by the whispers of a software that's not just innovative but genuinely groundbreaking? Acterys unveils a groundbreaking technology tailored for CIOs and CFOs. This state-of-the-art solution streamlines data integration, analytics, and forecasting, empowering leaders to make informed decisions quickly.

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SWIFT Disconnects From Iran’s Banks

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Months of geopolitical spats that spanned Europe, the Middle East and the United States have seen payments infrastructure at the center of it all. This week SWIFT, the financial messaging service based in Belgium (and where the acronym stands for the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Communications) said that it would suspend access for at least some Iranian banks.

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Hackers Steal Alipay Customers’ Money Via Stolen Apple IDs

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Alipay , the mobile payment app, said Wednesday (October 10) that hackers stole money from accounts via stolen Apple IDs. Reuters , citing Ant Financial , the payment affiliate of Alibaba, reported the Chinese company said the issue hasn’t been resolved even though it reached out to Apple already. In a post on its Toutiao social media account, Reuters reported it said users who linked their accounts via Apple IDs should lower their transaction limits.

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What Black Friday Tells Us About The Future Of Retail

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The verdict is in. Black Friday was a boon for online retail. Nostalgia still drove consumers to physical stores to snag and brag about great deals and to get into the holiday swing of things that only nicely decorated malls – complete with holiday music, Santa Claus and the looming reality of a Christmas deadline – can deliver. But this year, millions more took not to their cars to trek to the malls for those deals, but to their couches instead.

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