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July 30, 2015

Headline News from - July 30, 2015

On the Web:

  • Bitcoin and Blockchain: Two Revolutions for the Price of One? - Richard Gendal Brown - "“Digital” money is not the same as physical cash. And the world’s financial plumbing – payments systems, correspondent banking, SWIFT, … – is a direct consequence of this observation: physical cash really is fundamentally different to every other form of money: only physical cash is a bearer instrument. And only physical cash can be transferred without permission – censorship-resistant. Or so we thought."
  • The Evolution of Money, From Feathers to Credit Cards - Smithsonian Magazine - “Our exhibit represents the opportunity to show the diversity and strengths of this collection and to excite people to think about history, culture and innovation through numismatic objects,” says curator Ellen Feingold. “We embrace the theme of innovation, but we also really embrace the value of monetary objects for learning about history.”

On the Wires:

  • American Express and Best Buy Team Up to Enable Card Members to Use Membership Rewards Points on - "American Express and Best Buy today announce the launch of a new e-commerce technology integration that enables U.S. Card Members enrolled in the Membership Rewards® program to seamlessly use their points for online purchases on Starting today, Card Members can use their Membership Rewards points for all or part of each online purchase and either pick it up in one of Best Buy’s stores or have it delivered to their door."
  • MasterCard Extends Partnership with Samsung to Deliver Samsung Pay in Europe - “Samsung Pay is pleased to join forces with MasterCard to offer a simple and safe mobile payment experience enabled for wider merchant acceptance to MasterCard cardholders and issuers in Europe,” said Injong Rhee, EVP of Samsung Electronics, Global Head of Samsung Pay. “Both organizations are committed to ground breaking fin-tech innovations that will deliver on the promise of a true mobile wallet.”
  • Instant Access to Information Changing Consumer Search Patterns When It Comes to Choosing Banking Products - “As financial institution customers have more and more interactions with consumer brands that provide multi-channel communications, they will demand those same channels when it comes to their interaction with banks and credit unions,” explained Scott Wallace, vice president of marketing, Deluxe Financial Services. “We believe this survey shows that customers want multiple research channels and tools before they will engage their local branch to open a new account.”
  • TSYS and Acquirer Systems Launch ASTREX to Simplify EMV Certification Process - “By using our simulator tool, VARs and ISVs can gain an edge on the competition by bringing powerful and efficient EMV solutions to market faster,” said Craig Ludwig, head of product for TSYS’ Merchant Services segment. “This not only allows them to easily meet the rapidly approaching October 1 EMV liability shift date, but also affords them the opportunity to offer EMV support to their merchants in an expedited timeframe — increasing the quality of their clients’ overall experience.”

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May 03, 2012

Obopay Launches Licensed Payment Services for Partners

Obopay logo 140pxObopay has announced the availability of Obopay Licensed Payment Services for Partners, a new offering that enables partners to leverage Obopay’s money transfer licenses throughout the U.S.
“The Payments market is quite complex and requires expertise in compliance and working with state and federal regulators to ensure proper licensing, oversight and controls,” said Chris Martin, EVP of Operations and Chief Compliance Officer, Obopay. “To obtain money transfer licenses and maintain them in good standing takes a large investment in time, money and specialized people. By working with Obopay, our partners significantly reduce their time to market and are assured of meeting all applicable regulatory requirements.”

Partners can also take advantage of Obopay’s connections to a broad range of payment networks, as well as its risk management, compliance and settlement capabilities that enable companies to deliver additional unique services under their own brands.

March 06, 2006

New US $10 Bill Enters Circulation

US $10 BillLast week, a new design US $10 bill entered circulation. According to the US Department of the Treasury's Bureau of Printing and Engraving, this bill is the third denomination to be redesigned in the series.


Put Advertising On Bank Notes

Gillian Jones reports for South Africa's MarketingWeb about an idea being put forth by South African businessman Neil Solomon who says he’s come up with a way for both the US to get rid of its massive budget deficit and for developing countries to earn wads of cash: advertise on money.


March 05, 2006

Cash Extinction?

Maya Salam writes for the Greeley, Colorado Tribune about a "George Jetson future" of electronic money and the potential benefits of a cashless society.


February 26, 2006

The Personal Finance Blogs - Money Bloggers

This week's Business Week reports on a new category of personal finance blogs called "money bloggers" - where the authors discuss their personal financial situations, their goals and strategies, and share their financial results as they make their moves.


A Penny Earned Is A Penny Spent - In America

Marilyn Gardner writes for The Christian Science Monitor about the personal savings rate of Americans hitting a new low last year (actually a negative number -0.5%) for the first time since the Depression era 1930's.


Most Savings Accounts Paying Next To Nothing

Kathleen Pender writes for the San Francisco Chronicle about how most bank savings accounts, including her daughter's at Wells Fargo, are paying out very low rates of interest and she urges examining several better alternatives.


February 15, 2006

The Myth Of The Cashless Society

Liz Moyer reports for Forbes on the nature of money in the US - in both electronic and paper forms.

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