F|T: The FinTech Times – Libra lacks a plan

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How QuickBooks plans to increase the survival rate of small businesses(BETAKIT)

Speaking to BetaKit, Intuit QuickBooks’ Canadian Head of Product, Melika Hope explained the unique methods the company uses to gather customer feedback.


Intuit QuickBooks tackles the problems that keep small business owners up at night(BETAKIT)

At QuickBooks Connect, Intuit’s conference for small business owners and accountants, entrepreneurs share their SMB problems and how to solve them.

Ripple raises $200 million to improve global payments(TECHCRUNCH)

Tetragon is leading the round, with SBI Holdings and Route 66 Ventures also participating. According to Fortune, the company is now valued at $10 billion.

“A year ago today, we were almost out of money”(LABUSINESSPODCAST)

The co-founder & CEO at Catch shares how the company didn’t give up when faced with funding challenges.

Power Corporation: Paul Desmarais III vise l’Europe(LAPRESSE)

Quelques jours après l’annonce du départ de son père et de son oncle à la tête de Power Corporation, Paul Desmarais III s’est fait rassurant sur l’avenir de l’entreprise, affirmant vouloir viser davantage le marché européen.

Facebook’s Libra lacks solid plan for launch, governing board member says(THEGLOBEANDMAIL)

Facebook’s Libra project has no solid plan yet for how or where it will be launched next year, a member of the board that will oversee the cryptocurrency told Reuters on Thursday.

The real story behind the PNC-Venmo clash(FORBES)

Finextra reported that “PNC Bank has been inundated with complaints from customers who have been left unable to connect their accounts to the Venmo app after a security update from the bank locked out data aggregator Plaid.”

Huckleberry raises $18M to put small business insurance online(TECHCRUNCH)

Huckleberry launched in 2017 to offer business insurance, including workers’ compensation and general liability, all through an online portal.

Building better payment rails with banks in mind(PYMNTS)

As speed, transparency and security continue to grow as irrefutable requirements in B2B payments, the payments technology players are developing new solutions to ease the biggest global payment pain points.

AI’s promise: $140 billion in productivity gains for financial services firms(FORBES)

While financial services companies have already seen big boosts in productivity and efficiency thanks to automating data entry, processing, and account reconciliation there’s room to do more.

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