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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Benefits of Electronic Payments

One of most notable feature of PayPal service is that it doesn’t provide as merchants online gambling websites, sports betting services. Also this payment option doesn’t have VIP program and Skrill has one. Among other differences it worth mentioning that Skrill offers 1 account per user and PayPal – 2, one for personal use and second one for business matters.

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Venezuela faces Hyperinflation and Cash Shortage at the Same Time

Venezuela is now facing one of the weirdest effects of hyperinflation – a serious shortage of cash.

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Capital One Consumer Finance Comes Back or Does It?

Another lesson we can infer here is the big growth in online banking is going to established players like Capital One, and not to upstarts such as Bank of Internet (NASDAQ: BOFI). That makes Capital One a good growth stock in financial services and fintech, but is it a good investment?

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Some Great Alternatives to Checking

It is possible to survive without a checking account; and even live a fairly normal middle class life in modern day America. There are actually a wide variety of excellent alternatives to checking out there.

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JPMorgan Chase can Big Banks Survive?

There is an interesting black; or rather grey, swan threat to Chase’s future in the form of Glass-Steagall. Glass-Steagall was the Depression era law that forcibly separated investment and consumer banks for 60 years. Its repeal was one the hallmarks of Bill Clinton’s 1990s financial reforms.

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The Big Payment App Battle: NFC vs QR Code

The real conflict in brick and mortar app payment is that there are two very different technologies in widespread use. This makes systems incompatible and effectively drives a wedge between the different companies offering payment solutions and their customers.

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Walmart Pay is far more than just a Simple Payment App

If news stories about Walmart Pay are correct; the app is an impressive piece of retail technology that puts Walmart well ahead of competitors. The new app actually gives Walmart some capabilities that even Apple Pay lacks.

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Is Apple Pay Finally Coming to Apple?

Apple Pay might have a major new competitor with some intriguing capabilities. A British startup called Plutus has unveiled plans for Plutus Tap & Pay, a payment app that allows a customer to instantly pay with Bitcoin or another cryptocurrency called Ethereum.

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Chase’s Big; and Possibly Desperate, Gamble on Mobile Payment

Chase has become the first bank to go live with a mobile payment solution similar to Apple Pay; Chase Pay. The Chase Pay website is now live; although the solution itself is not yet accepted in any retailers. Instead the digital wallet supports a number of lesser online retailers; including Harry & David, and 1-800 Flowers, in what looks suspiciously like a beta test.

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