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Headline News from - April 17, 2017

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  • Ant Financial Raises MoneyGram Bid 36% to Fend Off Euronet - Bloomberg - "The revised bid is worth $18 a share in cash, up from a previous offer of $13.25, the companies said in a joint statement. The new deal, which has the backing of MoneyGram’s board, values all the common and preferred stock at $1.2 billion, it said. Euronet Worldwide Inc. last month offered $15.20 a share for the Dallas-based payments company."
  • With new govt app, use fingerprint to pay - Times of India - "Strongly backing the Aadhaar identity system, PM Narendra Modi on Friday launched the Bhim-Aadhaar Pay app, a system which allows payment through thumb impression. The PM lauded telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and his team for their efforts in providing a sound ecosystem for 'Digital India' and asked him to get the technology patented. Modi said he had been asked by African leaders if India could help them set up similar processes in their nations."
  • The Risk of Rising Consumer Borrowing - Wall Street Journal - "Since the financial crisis, mortgage lending has been hogtied with new regulations that make it more difficult, especially for young or subprime borrowers, to get home loans. But other forms of consumer credit, including auto, student and credit card loans, have been growing strongly in recent years, helping boost retail spending, a major driver of economic growth."
  • Simple Shows Exactly Why Customers Don’t Trust Fintechs - Bank Innovation - "In February, the company reportedly had already transitioned 87% of its total customer accounts to BBVA, and now, about two months later, the accounts that have not yet been transferred for whatever reason will be automatically shut down. "


  • E-commerce fraud increased 33 percent in 2016 - "Fraudsters continue to migrate their activities online as more merchants switch to EMV terminals and consumers receive chip-and-pin credit cards. Experian® analyzed this trend in a new report, the 2016 E-commerce Fraud Attack Rates rankings, that analyzes millions of e-commerce transactions and ranked the top states, cities and ZIP™ codes for shipping and billing fraud across the United States."
  • Zelle NetworkSM Banks Process 170-Million P2P Payments, Totaling $55-Billion in 2016 - "Early Warning Services, an industry-leader in real-time payment, authentication, and risk mitigation, today announced that financial institutions in the Zelle NetworkSM processed more than 170-million person-to-person (P2P) payments in 2016, totaling $55 billion in aggregate transaction value. The Zelle Network, built on the foundation of the clearXchange® Network, now includes 20 banks and credit unions, and is poised to reach an estimated 85-million consumers in the U.S. through the mobile banking apps of its participating institutions. New “Send Money with Zelle” experiences will be live in bank apps in mid-2017."


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