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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PayPal’s Cash and Revenues Explode

The volume of payments processed by Venmo increased by 154% between first quarter 2015 and first quarter 2016, RE/CODE reported. Venmo processed $1.26 billion worth of payments in first quarter 2015 and $3.2 billion in first quarter 2016. That’s an increase of $1.64 billion in just a year, and PayPal has not even enabled the use of Venmo for retail transactions yet.

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