Wednesday, 20 Mar 2019
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Premier League team news and more: weekend football countdown – live!

Fellow footballers pay tribute to Emiliano Sala The latest football news before the weekend’s games And email Gregg here or tweet @GreggBakowski 2.47pm GMT Sky Sport’s Yellow Ticker of Doom suggests “PAUL SCHOLES EXPECTED TO TAKE CHARGE OF OLDHAM IN THE NEXT 24 HOURS …” which would be an interesting first step into league management […]

Sizzle/Fizzle: Snap Earnings Sizzle, Bitcoin Fizzles

Sizzle Snap: Shares snap upward, up by 21 percent, in the wake of earnings that soundly beat projections. Daily average user count may have stanched losses, as the tally was flat, where observers had expected shrinkage. PayPal: Credit extended to consumers crosses the $50 billion mark, cumulatively, since offerings were launched roughly a decade ago. […]

Earthport Bidding War Heats Up

The bidding war over U.K.-based payments firm Earthport – squarely in the crosshairs of card giants Visa and Mastercard – is heating up. On Friday (Feb. 8), Financial Times reported that Visa boosted its bid for the company to roughly 247 million pounds, topping the 233 million that had been offered by Mastercard last month. […]

L’Oreal’s Q4 Sales Exceed Expectations

L’Oréal’s fourth-quarter sales exceeded analyst expectations, allaying fears over how the slowing Chinese economy will affect the beauty industry. Bloomberg reported that sales for the last quarter of 2018 went up 7.7 percent on a comparable basis, beating analysts’ expectations of 6.5 percent. And while there were concerns over how China’s economic slowdown would impact […]

Uber, Amazon Lead In Top Business Expenses

Corporate travel and expense (T&E) management service provider Certify has compiled the most-expensed purchases among its business customers from last year, with Uber dominating the top spot. In a press release on Thursday (Feb. 7), Certify said 11 percent of all transactions expensed on the Certify platform in 2018 were Uber purchases, with Starbucks coming in […]

UK Metro Bank Hit By Messaging Scams

Technology speeds commerce and eases daily life, but also acts as a conduit to payments fraud. To that end, Metro Bank said earlier this week that at least some of its customers had been victimized by fraud that focuses on text messages sent across telecom companies’ networks that Reuters reported are used to verify transactions. […]

KPMG To Shutter UK Small Business Accounting Unit

Corporate accounting and auditing firm KPMG is shuttering its small business services unit, reports in The Business Desk said Thursday (Feb. 7). According to the publication, KPMG’s Small Business Accounting (SBA) service, which launched in 2014, will be closed in the U.K. In a statement, a KPMG spokesperson confirmed that the company is “proposing to […]

When Passwords Become Corporates’ Own Worst Enemy

Cyberattacks are a massive problem for organizations today, and the threat is only growing larger. IBM data said the average cost of a data breach is $3.86 million, with U.S. companies experiencing an even higher average of $7.91 million. Rising frustrations with passwords have churned up excitement over sophisticated technologies, like biometrics, to safeguard data. […]

B2B FinTech Firms Brace For Growth With New VC

Growth of FinTech funding seems unstoppable, with the latest analysis from Hampleton Partners finding enterprise financial services and integration, online financial services, enterprise financial software and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) risk management as some of the hottest spots for investors this year. However, venture capitalists are urging caution on the tech startup community. Reports in the Financial […]

Validis Automates Data Collection For Invoice Financiers

Financial data technology firm Validis is rolling out a new solution designed to automate month-end reconciliation processes for small business lenders and invoice financing firms. In a press release issued Thursday (Feb. 7), Validis said it has rolled out DataShare Reconciliation for small business lenders offering Confidential Invoice Discounting (CID). Validis noted that CID is […]

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