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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Best Grocery Hacks for 2017

Use Kroger ClickList. Many Kroger supermarkets now offer ClickList a service that lets you order items online then pick them up at curbside. The big advantage to click list is that Kroger’s employees will do the shopping for you. All you to do is to pay and pick it up.

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The Retail Jobs Apocalypse is here

Hundreds of thousands of retail jobs are vanishing before our eyes.

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Microsoft Reveals its Answer to Apple Pay

So far you can only access Visa (NYSE: V) and MasterCard (MA) through Microsoft Wallet. American Express and Discover are not mentioned at its website. Just eight banks are mentioned but only two major US banks accept it; Bank of America and US Bank. One major Canadian Bank TD Bank is also mentioned at the website. Chase is listed there as coming soon

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Apple Pay can Change your Mind and India

Electronic payment methods like credit cards do involve an obvious physical loss so they lead to less psychological pain. That’s one reason why banks like payment apps; they might lead to more overdraft fees and interest payments and more profits for banks. It’s also why Walmart (NYSE: WMT) was so quick to roll out Walmart Pay, to get people buying more.

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Walmart Brings Blockchain to the Grocery Store

If Walmart can roll out the world’s first blockchain-based inventory system it would be able to greatly reduce costs. That would make the company more efficient and ease the integration of online retail and brick and mortar stores.

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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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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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Is PayPal the Best Value in Finance?

Interestingly enough the biggest threats to PayPal among these solutions; will be Chase Pay and Walmart Pay. Apple Pay is not a direct threat to PayPal, because it is a niche product that major retailers are refusing to use. That might change this fall; if reports Apple is planning to offer online payment via Apple Pay for the holiday season are true.

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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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