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05.17.17

Vacation Savings Plan, Prepaid Card Help Employees Get Away

It’s vacation season, and employers have a new tool to encourage employees to take much-needed time off and come back more productive. 401Play is offering what it calls a vacation savings account program with a companion Capital Prepaid Services’ BlazePays Visa Prepaid Card to help employees save for vacation.

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Mobile & Emerging Payments

05.22.17

Google Casts a Wider Net for Payments

Google has a new plan to become a bigger player in payments. The search engine and web marketing giant said that it’s enabling merchants and developers to “turbocharge checkout conversion” by making it easier for consumers to use the credit cards and debit cards stored with Google.

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Retail

05.22.17

InComm’s Asia-Pac Expansion Continues with Sony Deal

InComm and Sony Interactive Entertainment HK Ltd. have teamed up to provide promotional programs in the Hong Kong market. The initiative is part of InComm’s continued investment in promotional tools that change how gift cards are purchased by connecting physical and digital channels.

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Op-Ed

05.22.17

Innovation Day: Fast-Growing Prepaid Market Offers Rewards, Risks

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New growth estimates for prepaid are encouraging to say the least, but providers gathering in London for the Prepaid International Forum’s annual Innovation Day said the industry must remain focused on compliance and the customer proposition to safeguard its success.

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Government Watch

05.15.17

China’s Central Bank Sets up Fintech Committee

The People’s Bank of China has set up a fintech committee aimed at strengthening financial research, planning and coordination. The PBOC will study the impact of fintech on monetary policy, financial markets, financial stability, payments and settlement.

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On The Move

05.17.17

People on the Move: Gulra Atak, Citi

Citi has appointed Gulra Atak to lead its innovation lab in Dublin.

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