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Interview: Insurance carriers can pay claims virtually Special

Snapsheet, a leading provider of claims technology, has partnered with KeyBank, to launch Snapsheet Transactions, a payment solution for insurance claims. To learn more about the platform we spoke with Alex Meisner, director of innovation at Snapsheet.

Ukraine bans Russian banknote with Crimea image

Kiev - Ukraine said on Friday it was banning a new Russian banknote showing an image of the Crimean peninsula that Moscow annexed in 2014.The announcement came one day after Russia unveiled a new note worth 200 rubles ($3.

Wire transfers a thing of the past thanks to Plooto Special

Toronto - Business analysts as reported by Huffington Post, to Business Weekly and Forbes have all noted the impact small business has made upon the economy.

Digital payments now more popular than cash

Digital payments are now popular than cash as app-based methods become more widely supported. Every major mobile operating system now comes with a built-in payment provider. Adoption amongst banks and retailers is also on the rise.

Sweden transitioning to being a cashless society

Stockholm - Sweden is on course to become the first cashless country. New figures about ATM machines reveals the country has the lowest proportion of cash dispensers in the developed world.

Bitcoin blows past $2,000 for the first time ever

The digital cryptocurrency Bitcoin has broken records by reaching its highest value ever recorded. The price of a single coin surged past $2,000 today before climbing even higher to $2,100. The rise has been linked to changes in China and Japan.

Addressing security fears when making contactless payments

Oxford - University of Oxford technologists have designed a prototype device designed to make contactless payments more secure. The device sends secret keys to encrypt information passed from a mobile device to a payment terminal.

Venezuela's Maduro names new central bank chief

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday named a lawmaker as the country's new central bank chief, after reportedly pushing out the former head as the country struggles through a deep economic crisis.

Venezuela releases new banknotes in cash crisis

Caracas - Inflation-stricken Venezuela released new bigger denomination banknotes Monday to stop citizens struggling with unwieldy wads of cash in an economic crisis.

Vegans react against new U.K. bank note

London - The U.K. recently launched a new bank note, valued at £5. The note is smaller and plastic based, replacing the old paper note. Vegans and religious groups have reacted angrily due to the note containing animal products.

Bulgarian frogmen foil fake euro plot

Sofia - Bulgarian authorities said Tuesday they had seized a record amount of over 13 million euros' ($14.4 million) worth of counterfeit notes, most of them recovered by scuba divers in a reservoir.

Plastic banknotes being implemented in U.K.

London - After centuries of paper-based bank notes, the U.K. will gradually introduce plastic notes. This begins in September 2016 with the £5 note. The notes are designed to be cleaner and stronger.

Flowing Hair Silver Dollar is the most expensive coin

London - The "Amon Carter" Flowing Hair Silver Dollar is the most valuable coin in the world and it has gone on display at a museum in London.

Serbian hermit inherits fortune, gives it away: Report

Belgrade - An elderly hermit living in a mud hut in the Serbian mountains inherited a fortune from her estranged husband in Australia -- but swiftly gave it all away to live off her meagre pension, local media reported.

Shakespeare, Battle of Hastings on 2016 British coins

London - William Shakespeare, the Great Fire of London and the Battle of Hastings will appear on British coins this year, marking major anniversaries in the country's history, The Royal Mint announced Friday.

Goodbye to the dollar billionaires of the 1990s

Think of Wall Street, "dot coms," technology stocks — all big in the 1990s. But today? It would seem that most of the dollar billionaires of this era are no longer as wealthy.

Thanks to new credit cards, Netflix can't collect its money

On Wednesday, Netflix reported that it saw around 300,000 less signups in the United States than it had expected in the last quarter. One of the reasons why growth was slow is because of the ongoing switch to chip-based debit and credit cards.

Can 'Jurassic World' pass 'Titanic'?

The movie box office continues to change as 2015 plays on. The domestic box office chart currently has five movies in the top 50.

'Hotel Transylvania 2' checks in and serves up a winner

UPDATE: "Hotel Transylvania 2" booked even more than the weekend estimate. It took in $48.4 million while "The Intern" left work earlier than before. "The Intern" nabbed $17.7 million, according to the actuals.

'Scorch Trials' slams its way past 'Black Mass'

It was not quite a scorching win for Dylan OBrien, but he did beat out Johnny Depp at the box office this weekend. O'Brien's "Maze Runner: Scorch Trials" beat out Depp and "Black Mass" to score a win.

'The Perfect Guy' squeaks by 'The Visit' at box office

The box office is coming alive a bit as the to newcomers beat studio projections and made it a battle. "The Perfect Guy" seems like the winner.

'War Room' to take over a weak holiday box office

As Labor Day weekend winds down, a small budget film will take down a three-time champ at the box office. It will not be pretty, though.

Google tells app developers to bypass Apple's secure new ad tech

Apple is making some changes with iOS 9 that could make it harder to display some types of advert and may break existing ones. Google, one of the largest ad providers, isn't happy and has issued guidance to help developers get around the system.

'War Room' puts up a fight but falls to 'Compton'

"Straight Outta Compton" may have won the box office crown again this weekend, but it was "War Room" that gets the glory.

Box office slowdown is typical now

"Straight Outta Compton" wins another weekend at the top of the box office as the newcomers fizzled. A box office slowdown is quite normal this time of year.

'Straight Outta Compton' plays well to all demographics

UPDATE: With the actual figures coming in Monday (Aug. 17) for the box office, it looks like "Straight Outta Compton" made $60.2 million.

'Fantastic Four' falls flat as 'Mission' wins again

"Fantastic Four" did not do what other superhero films have done - conquer the box office. It flopped and let "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" retain the top spot at the box office.

Forex markets looking at Greece, investors look to U.S.

The news from Greece of a shutdown put fear into investors and the euro dipped as a result against the dollar. Analysts are looking toward reliable US data, while China's situation worsens.

'Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation' crushes competition

It was a good weekend for Tom Cruise and "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation." The film not only won, it beat expectations.

Box office charts are changing fast

With the fast pace in which "Jurassic World" climbed the box office charts, it is time again to look at them and see where it has landed.
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