The Strange Relationship between Apple Pay and Western Union

The growth is driven by millennials who are more likely to use digital payment solutions such as Venmo and less likely to have traditional bank accounts or credit cards. These people can get through their days with electronic solutions and cash but still need to receive funds from home and send the occasional money order.

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Does Square Make Money?

Square (NYSE: SQ) is one of those companies that looks like it would be a great value investment on paper.

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Chase buys CurrentC

Chase apparently plans to fold Current C into its digital wallet Chase Pay, Business Insider reported. Chase Pay is accepted only at Starbucks and Best Buy right now, but Walmart has plans to start taking it sometime this year. That will give Chase an advantage over Apple Pay and Android Pay, which Walmart refuses to take.

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Apple Pay at Starbucks, Ace Hardware, 2,091 Banks

Another major retailer Ace Hardware; which operates around 4,800 franchised stores in the United States, has started accepting Apple Pay. That gives Ace an edge over home improvement giants Home Depot and Lowes; neither of which accept Apple Pay. One has to wonder if this will force those retailers to start taking Apple Pay.

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Ant Financial; not Uber, is the World’s Most Valuable Unicorn

Ant Financial is potentially the world’s most valuable Unicorn and the next big IPO. Uber on the other hand end up as just a foot note in the history books or worse a bad joke. The future of Fintech and fantastic amounts of profit might just belong to Ant Financial and China.

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Payfully Hopes to Cash in on Gig Economy and Airbnb Lending

Payfully makes its lending decisions based upon Airbnb data. That way it makes loans to those with a track record of making of money on Airbnb. If the model works as advertised it will be able to identify potential borrowers with strong cash flow but poor credit ratings.

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Why Walmart is a Great Contrarian Play

A Walmart press release stated that use of the app increased by 45% during its first week of use. Walmart Pay is a potential cash cow because Ant Financial; the Alibaba Holdings’ (NYSE: BABA) spinoff that operates Ali Pay, has an estimated value of $60 billion.

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Current C is dead, Walmart building own Payment Ecosystem

t looks as if Current C is probably dead, but at least two major new payment apps are rising from its ashes. Both Walmart Pay and Chase Pay have the potential to be far larger than Apple Pay, which is bad news for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL). Those brands and not Apple Pay could be the future of payment.

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Ten Things that Walmart has Gotten Right about Ecommerce

Entering the payment arena with Walmart Pay. One of Walmart’s underappreciated capabilities is its ability to process vast numbers of payments quickly and efficiently. The company is greatly increasing its payment capabilities with Walmart Pay; a contactless payment solution similar to Apple Pay.

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The Most Valuable Unicorn That You Have Never Heard of

The Thunder Network is an open-sourced payment processing platform that could be capable of processing up to 100,000 financial transactions per second if fully implemented. The network is potentially revolutionary because all those transactions will be fully encrypted and authenticated.

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