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 •  December 11

After many NFC pilots and Apple Pay, Samsung seems to have cracked the code! For many in the contactless payments industry, they have had a genuine conviction each of the past 15 years: “THIS is the year of NFC!” Well, we are not sure if this year has been the year of NFC yet, and we are not willing to bet too much on whether 2018 will be one...

Let's Talk Payments

 •  December 11

Mike Sigal, an entrepreneur, early-stage investor & Partner at 500 Startups, presents his views on the wave of financial technology startups that facilitate long-term changes in the financial services industry. Whether newcomers gain long-term ground or not, they set new standards in the industry. They show customers the way that the things could...

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 •  December 8

Worldwide revenues for big data and business analytics will grow from $130.1 billion in 2016 to more than $203 billion in 2020, at a CAGR of 11.7%, IDC estimated. “The availability of data, a new generation of technology, and a cultural shift toward data-driven decision making continue to drive demand for big data and analytics technology and...

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 •  December 7

The biometrics market is expected to experience a substantial growth over the coming years. Some estimates suggest that by 2020, global mobile biometric market revenues will reach $34.6 billion annually. Mobile technology is believed to become a major force in accelerating the adoption of biometrics. More than 800 million biometrically enabled...

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 •  December 7

Imagine you are a small-business owner running a profitable family restaurant for several years and looking to expand to another location. To do this, you need a $70,000 loan, but your bank has declined your request. Rather than go to a different bank and complete another three-inch-thick loan application, you may decide to skip this...

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 •  December 7

Alex Rampell, General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, discusses the underlying trends, shifts, and where opportunities for the tech industry lie thanks to mobile as the router through the digital wallet “stack.” What Happens When Mobile (Really) Hits the Wallet, Alex Rampell, Andreessen Horowitz Various startups have been unbundling specific pieces...

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 •  December 6

The rise of FinTech has already had huge implications for the financial services industry. From digital currency to digital deposits, financial services organizations are having to divert from their old school ways of closed, monolithic legacy applications. For example, Zelle recently launched as a response to the rapid money transfer service from...

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 •  December 5

The LTP Team had a pleasure to interview Brad Weisberg, CEO & Founder of Snapsheet (previously known as BodyShopBids), a free app for iPhone, Android and the Web that allows users to receive bids from local auto body shops. Snapsheet’s patent pending technology streamlines the fragmented claims process of obtaining an estimate and settling a...

Let's Talk Payments

 •  December 5

“The brave new world of global finance is getting braver. Real-time and near-real-time payments systems have changed the fabric of online commerce.” – Patricia Pozuelo, Enterprise Technology Specialist, Intel The Global Race for Real-Time Payments 30+ countries have real-time payment processes of some kind (for example, Faster Payments in the UK,...

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 •  December 4

The term ‘credit’ means different things to different people. In a developed economy, it’s about measuring the value of one’s availability to receive goods and services based on the expectation that they will be paid back. A credit score is as important as a social security number, driver’s license or passport in establishing identity and offering...