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Different generations financial priorities revealed

A new survey by The Ascent has looked at shifting financial priorities across different generations across family units during the coronavirus era.

Student loans & COVID: Most borrowers unsure about payments

A survey from LendEDU of 1,000 adult Americans who are currently repaying federal student loan debt so that we could better understand how this group has been impacted by the pandemic.

Coronavirus is disrupting personal finances and spending plans

Coronavirus and the associated lockdown is affecting small businesses, families having to seek out loans, and people's personal finances, according to new data assembled by the website WalletHub relating to the U.S.

Q&A: Why the 'cashierless' trend is here to stay Special

Computer vision is a form of artificial intelligence that trains computers to interpret and understand the visual world. Such technology is being used to run cashierless stores and it is set to shape a number of other industries in the near future.

Billfold combines live events expertise with POS tech

Billfold POS has been put in place at several live entertainment events, helping to make the purchase process easier by using digital technology. A new innovation involves the use of RFID wristbands to make bar purchases.

Could cryptocurrency dethrone the dollar?

London - Bank of England governor Mark Carney has suggested that a virtual currency, modelled on Facebook's Libra, could one day replace the dollar as king of the foreign exchange market.

Apple begins the global rollout of its first credit card

Just five months after Tim Cook announced Apple's next phase in the money markets (after Apple Pay), the company's first credit card is now available.

Walmart pays out $282 million in foreign corruption charges

Walmart has paid out $282 million to settle several allegations of overseas corruption. These include channeling more than $500,000 to an intermediary in Brazil in relation to construction projects.

Q&A: Solving the digital identity problem in banking and finance Special

London - Challenger banks built on modern technology are continuing to grow in popularity; and customer expectations are rising. However, these financial institutions raise issues of identity verification. Tim Bedard from OneSpan highlights the significance.

Financial data reveals women to be more in debt than men

Men or women: who are fares better with money matters? New data pertaining shows that it’s men. This comes from a survey undertaken by STASH, who produce a consumer investment app. The survey marks financial literacy month.

Young Koreans to be given $833 in basic income trial

A new universal basic income scheme is to be piloted in South Korea, where 170,000 young people (aged twenty-four) will be given the equivalent of $833 with very few conditions attached. The scheme also aims to boost local businesses.

Study: Happiest cities in the U.S. revealed

‘Happy’ is a subjective concept, but there are factors that can combine to improve quality of live. To mark the forthcoming International Day of Happiness (March 20), WalletHub have released a new study.

Sirleaf's son, others charged over Liberia bank scandal

Monrovia - Five once senior figures at the Liberian Central Bank, including the son of long-serving former president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, were charged Monday with criminal conspiracy and "economic sabotage" following a probe into a banknote printing scandal.

Q&A: Top four FinTech trends driving financial inclusion Special

Financial inclusion is on the rise globally as 69 percent of adults – 3.8 billion people – now have a bank account or mobile money provider. Key to achieving this have been fintechs, according to Steve Smith of Finicity

Q&A: Why cash still matters in the digital age Special

Despite technological advances on mobile devices and mobile applications, there are still a wide variety of consumers who want to avoid the bank or credit card interaction and use electronic cash. Danny Shader, PayNearMe, explains why.

Indian state to embark on universal basic income experiment

Gangtok - A small state in India is to embark on an economic experiment by introducing universal basic income. While the state of Sikkim is small, the concept is attracting global interest.

Op-Ed: World's super-rich grow by 7 percent

The global economy may only now be showing signs of waking from it post 2008 slumber, but The number of people classed as 'super-rich' continues to grow.

Q&A: How the public will come to accept cryptocurrency Special

Dr. Nick Almond, a professor in the U.K., believes that the adoption and acceptance of cryptocurrency will come through a crypto lottery. He explains why would the game that is as old as time will help crypto become accepted.

Surveying the current state of student debt: Interview Special

Hoboken - The company LendEDU has just released the results of its survey of 1,001 student loan borrowers and their thoughts on changes to the student debt bankruptcy policy, in the U.S. A research analyst provides an oversight.

Insurance techology sees record investment

A new report looks at data-driven global insurance technology trends and charts record investment from both financial investors and reinsurers in these emerging technologies.

A Bitcoin crash won't impact traditional markets

Cambridge - A Bitcoin crash would probably derail other cryptocurrencies, according to new research. However, more traditional markets would be relatively insulated from a sharp devaluation.

Interview: How to invest wisely in the digital age Special

Personal finance is on the top of many people’s minds. While the digital era provides more opportunities for investment, making the wrong choice can be costly. Wealthsimple Dave Nugent, Head of Investments, gives some advice.

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.
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