Online payments

5 things JPM Coin will do for banking and blockchain


JPMorgan's blockchain effort could lead to solutions that overcome industry skepticism and regulatory concerns and perhaps attract more mainstream retail interest.


Startup Fundbox updates B-to-B credit for online marketplaces


Small businesses short on cash can use advances from Fundbox to buy products from online suppliers.


Kabbage to provide point-of-sale loans to Alibaba shoppers


The U.S. online lender provides credit lines of up to $150,000 to small businesses that shop at


Can WhatsApp coin fix Facebook's payments trajectory?


Facebook’s payments ambitions have made banks wary for years, despite many false starts. But now it looks as if Facebook is pivoting to develop a remittance business, starting with a cryptocurrency project in India.


Which tech companies pose the biggest threat to banks?


Warren Kornfeld, senior vice president at Moody’s Investors Service, explains why banks’ fear of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and other tech giants is legitimate.


How Zelle plans to recapture the smaller banks, credit unions it left behind


A year after its launch, Zelle’s P2P payment volume has rapidly expanded through usage at the nation’s largest banks. But enabling smaller institutions to offer it to their customers is proving to be more challenging.


Amazon data glitch could hinder plans for point of sale


There's never a good time to expose customer data, but the incident Amazon disclosed Wednesday could upend two major events: Black Friday/Cyber Monday and a reported effort to get merchants to accept Amazon at the point of sale.


There’s no excuse for ignoring the unbanked, big banks’ own data shows


Information about new account holders pulled from Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, U.S. Bank, and Wells Fargo contradicts the notion that the previously unbanked turn into costlier customers.


CFPB's payday rollback plans don't go far enough for some lenders


Payday lenders scored a victory when the bureau committed to proposing changes next year, but they expressed disappointment that the revamp will not address a key payment-processing provision.


EBay's Apple, Square pacts could strangle community banks


With just two partnerships, eBay is cutting off a big opportunity for community banks.