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What to Expect in 2019: Retail Trends

By Rieva Lesonsky Most of us small business owners start the new year with mixed emotions. We’re hopeful and optimistic about growing our businesses, yet with anxious about all the challenges we know we’ll face. To find out what lies ahead, I’ve collected a number of tips, predictions and advice from people in the know. We’ll be exploring general consumer, financial and economic trends, as well as what to expect in the fields of marketing, technology, retail, HR and money. We also have contribu...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Business, Instagram, Youtube, Disney, US, Billie, Sales & Marketing, Walmart, Customers, United States, Victoria, Ibotta, Right Now, Justine


Nyca Partners’ Hans Morris hunts for great fintech investments amid volatility

Hans Morris is a name to know in fintech, and as finance and tech sectors prepare for tougher time next year, he has some incisive thoughts to share about the kinds of companies that will succeed (or not) in a financial downturn. The managing partner of investment firm Nyca Partners, Morris also serves as the chairman of the board of Lending Club and is a director of other start-ups including AvidXchange, Boomtown, Payoneer and SigFig. At Nyca, which is on its third fund, Morris spends much of ...
Tags: TC, New York, Microsoft, Finance, US, Tech, Paypal, United States, Jp Morgan, Citigroup, Silicon Valley, Citibank, Morgan Stanley, Goldman, Robinhood, Fintech


How to Go Location Independent: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide

This post How to Go Location Independent: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide appeared first on The Professional Hobo. If you’ve got that long-term travel bug, you may already know you want to be a digital nomad and pursue a location independent lifestyle. But if you’ve never done it before, it’s hard to know where to start and what pitfalls to watch out for. What kind of business can you build? What are the overhead costs? How do you send an invoice? What about internet speed? In this guide, ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, New York, Bali, China, India, Spain, Paypal, Thailand, Beijing, Canada, Google Voice, New Zealand, Peru, Venice, Skype


Top 16 Freelance Jobs in 2017 were all in Technology, UpWork Says

“The more specialized you are, the more premium you’re going to command.” This is what Rich Pearson, Upwork’s Senior Vice President of Marketing, said recently regarding the highest paid freelance skills. Upwork just released its report on the top 20 skills for freelancers based on billings on the company’s site throughout 2017. The list was dominated by jobs in the technology sector — a total of 16, and only four coming from outside the technology sector. When it comes to employing freelancers...
Tags: US, Sales, Upwork, Netsuite, Payoneer, Technology Trends, Network Analysis, Rich Pearson Upwork, Upwork Network


China Broadband Capital provides funding to Payoneer

China Broadband Capital has made an investment in New York-based Payoneer, a digital payments company. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK and BEIJING, Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Payoneer, an innovative digital payments company transforming the way businesses send and receive cross-border payments, announced today that China Broadband Capital (CBC), one of China’s leading investment funds, has made an investment in the company. The Series E-1 funding follows last year’s $2...
Tags: New York, China, Trends, Beijing, Airbnb, Wellington, Cbc, Ping An, TCV, Payoneer, PE Deals, CNBC Disruptor, TMT, Scott Galit CEO of Payoneer, Galit, China Broadband Capital


What the freelancer income survey reveals about the gig economy

New York-based digital payments firm Payoneer helps businesses and professionals grow a global business. The financial services company work with a broad range of clients from freelancers all the way up through to tech behemoths such as Amazon, Google, and Airbnb. Typical clients are businesses that are entirely digital that go global very quickly. What follows is usually the need to pay suppliers that are scattered all around the globe. Payoneer is on a mission of shrinking the world to make it...
Tags: Startups, New York, Contributors, Amazon Google, Payoneer


What Kinds of Payment Should SMBs Be Able to Accept?

Sponsored by Total Merchant Services   By Rieva Lesonsky   Is your small businesses success and profitability being limited by the types of payments you’re able to accept? Consumers are moving far beyond cash and checks or even debit cards—especially younger ones. Here’s an overview of the types of payments your small or midsize business should be able to accept. Magnetic stripe payment cards Fewer and fewer consumers are carrying cash these days, even for the smallest purchases. That’s why ev...
Tags: Business, Money, Samsung, Paypal, EMV, Ingenico, Visa, Right Now, Near Field Communications NFC, Payoneer, Rieva Lesonsky, Bitcoin Bitcoin, Total Merchant Services, Automated Clearing House, EMV Europay MasterCard, Visa MasterCard Discover and American Express Chip


FinTech cross-border payments platform opens London office in Brexit opportunity

Global payment provider Payoneer has built a reputation as an innovative cross-border payments platform. The explosive growth of FinTech and a traditional industry that has been slow to adapt is creating more opportunities than challenges for agile startups. As the digital transformation gathers pace, the online payments company is attempting to pave the way towards a borderless digital world. Household names such as Airbnb, Amazon, Getty Images, Google, and UpWork have come to rely on Payoneer’...
Tags: Startups, London, Fintech, Brexit, Contributors, Payoneer, Airbnb Amazon Getty Images Google


A US fintech used by Google and Airbnb is opening a London office to take advantage of Brexit 'opportunity'

LONDON — US fintech company Payoneer, which works with the likes of Google and Airbnb, is opening its first UK office in London to take advantage of the "opportunity" it thinks will be presented by Brexit. Payoneer's technology helps businesses send and receive money across borders online. CEO Scott Galit told Business Insider that the New York-headquartered company has been considering opening a London office for a while and was not put off by last year's Brexit vote, which has put Britain on c...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Europe, UK, New York, London, China, US, Trends, Eu, Britain, Airbnb, Brexit, Business Insider, London US, Harvard Business School


Payoneer launches API so companies can add embedded payment options to their services

 Payoneer, a provider of payment technologies that let vendors sell to international customers in local currencies — allowing for easier cross-border payments, is launching an API. The move lets billing companies and service providers embed payment technologies in their existing services. Software services companies are now competing globally for customers, and Payoneer allows companies… Read More
Tags: TC, Tech, Payoneer


Payoneer racks up $180 mln

New York-based payments platform Payoneer Inc has raised $180 million in funding. TCV led the round with participation from Susquehanna Growth Equity. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK, Oct. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Payoneer, an innovative digital payments company transforming the way businesses send and receive cross-border payments, announced today that it has completed the first closing of a significant growth equity financing. TCV led the round and was joined by existing investor Susquehanna Growth Equit...
Tags: New York, London, Trends, Philippines, Rakuten, India Japan, Palo Alto California, TCV, Payoneer, VC Deals, Scott Galit CEO of Payoneer


Payoneer raises $180 million for its global payments technology

 Payoneer, a global provider of payment processing technologies, has added another $180 million to its already sizable warchest as it looks to continue to grow its payment services. Already profitable and with a solid amount of cash on the balance sheet the new money will double the company’s product development and technical staff, according to the company’s chief executive… Read More
Tags: Credit Cards, TC, Business, Money, Tech, E-commerce, Economy, Digital Currencies, Payment, Payoneer


A fintech company used by Google, Amazon, and Airbnb raised $180 million

Payoneer, a US fintech company that helps businesses send and receive money across borders online, has raised $180 million (£141 million) in a Series E funding round. The cash comes from Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), a Silicon Valley-headquartered VC fund that focuses on growth funding for established tech businesses. TCV has backed giants such as Facebook, Netflix, and Spotify. The funding round is double Payoneer's funding to date and takes its total raised to $270 million (£211 million...
Tags: Google, New York, US, Trends, Philippines, Tokyo, Silicon Valley, Mastercard, India Japan, Google Amazon, Facebook Netflix, Technology Crossover Ventures TCV, TCV, Payoneer, Scott Galit, Galit


Women in Business Q&A: Keren Levy, COO, Payoneer

Keren Levy Keren Levy is the COO of Payoneer, responsible for Payoneer's day-to-day operations. Previously, Keren established Leumi Card's international acquiring and issuing department managing all aspects of operations, business development and regulation. Prior to joining Leumi Card, Keren established the Online Threats Managed Services (OTMS) department at Cyota, which was acquired by RSA Security in 2005. While at Cyota, she managed projects for Barclays, Citibank, Chase, HSBC and many o...
Tags: Europe, News, India, Rsa, Huffington Post, EMC, Rsa Security, Keren Levy, Laura Dunn, Payoneer, Keren, Cyota, Frida Khalo


More news about blocking of money transfers

Hard on the heels of last month's report of the bank that blocked a request for a check to a dog-walker because the dog's name ("Dash") on the memo line of the check resembled the Arabic acronym "Daesh" for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) comes a new report on a money transfer app that has been blocking requested payments if they are accompanied by payments mentioning Iran, Syria, or other keywords on some (secret) blacklist. According to an article by Claes Bell on Bankrate.com, in ...
Tags: Usa, Islamic State, Iraq, US, Syria, Paypal, Cuba, Edward, Google Wallet, Venmo, Xoom, Western Union, Daesh, Iran Syria, Bankrate, Skrill


Payoneer Acquires Armor Payments in Fintech Tie-Up

New York-based business-to-business online payments service Payoneer on Tuesday announced it acquired Armor Payments, a Silicon Valley-based, escrow-as-a-service payment company. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Armor’s software will be integrated into Payoneer’s platform to offer a service that lets business-to-business buyers and suppliers conduct escrow payments to accounts around the world. Under the combined service, businesses of all sizes can conduct cross-border payments, the co...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, New York, Internet, Paypal, It, Software, M&a, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, North Carolina, Fintech, Acquisitions, Palo Alto Ca, Reynolds, Scott Reynolds


B2B payment service Payoneer acquires Escrow as a Service platform Armor Payments

 Payoneer helps businesses and B2B marketplaces move money across borders. It’s one of the biggest companies in this space and its customers include the likes of Amazon, Fiverr, Airbnb, Upwork, and Taboola. Today, the company announced that it has acquired Armor Payments, a digital escrow-as-a-service solution that aims to make B2B payments more secure. There is an obvious synergy… Read More
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Cloud, Acquisition, Money Transfer, Payoneer, Armor Payments, Amazon Fiverr Airbnb Upwork


6 Reasons Why Every Freelancer Must Have an Alternate Payment Option

[ad#250 Image]Being too reliant on only one payment option has proven to have serious consequences.  And if you are working in oDesk, you know [tweetmeme]exactly what I mean. I’ve seen the forum filled with dismayed people, frustrated providers and helpless freelancers who couldn’t do anything about their payouts because they only use Paypal for payment transactions. Let’s face it, technology is not foolproof. Paypal, Moneybookers, Payoneer or whichever institution you are using, gives you no gu...
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