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The Worldwide Wearable Payment Device Industry is Expected to Reach $82 Billion by 2026 at a CAGR of 13.6% from 2021

Dublin, April 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Global Wearable Payment Device Market with COVID-19 Impact Analysis by Device Type (Smart Watches, Fitness Trackers), Technology (NFC, RFID), Sales Channel, Application (Retail/Grocery Stores, Restaurants, Entertainment Centers), and Geography – Forecast to 2026” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The global wearable payment device market is […]

Truxton Corporation Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Truxton Corporation (OTCPK: TRUX), a financial holding company and the parent of Truxton Trust Company, announced that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.30 per common share payable June 25, 2021, to shareholders of record as of June 9, 2021. About Truxton […]

Truxton Corporation Reports First Quarter 2021 Results

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Truxton Corporation, the parent company for Truxton Trust Company (“Truxton” or “the Bank”) and subsidiaries, announced its operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2021. First quarter net income attributable to common shareholders was $3 million or $1.06 per share compared to $2.5 million or $0.87 […]

ICE launches Micro Asia Tech 30 Index Futures contracts

Futures contracts based on the recently launched ICE Asia Tech 30 Index Offers the ability to invest in the 30 largest technology-related companies across Asia-Pacific SINGAPORE & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE), a leading global provider of data, technology, and market infrastructure, today announced that it plans to launch Micro Asia Tech 30 Index […]

Till Launches First Collaborative Family Banking Platform

$5M Raised to Empower Kids 8 and Up to Be Smarter Spenders NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Till Financial, the first collaborative family financial tool that empowers kids to become smarter spenders, is now available to all families. Till’s banking platform directly serves the 50 million pre-banked young people that represent over $400 billion in buying power. Till’s […]

Fast-Growing FinTech Infinicept Welcomes Veterans of Shopify, Visa, First Data and United Way as Strategic Advisers

DENVER, April 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Infinicept, a leading provider of embedded payments infrastructure, today announced several seasoned business advisers who will guide the company in its quest to help software and e-commerce companies “get payments going your way.”   The advisers include former executives from Shopify, Visa, First Data, United Way, Deloitte, UPS […]

Boston Private Enhances Banking Offering Through nCino Platform

Boston Private streamlines commercial & private loan origination and deposit account opening WILMINGTON, N.C., April 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — nCino, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCNO), a pioneer in cloud banking and digital transformation solutions for the global financial services industry, today announced that Boston Private, a leading provider of integrated wealth management, trust and banking services, […]

Insurify Partners with Toyota Insurance Management Solutions to Revolutionize Insurance Shopping for Toyota Consumers

Starting in April, Insurify’s white label insurance comparison product will roll out to Toyota customers nationwide through industry-first partnership CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Insurify, a leading AI-powered insurance comparison website, is partnering with Toyota Insurance Management Solutions (TIMS) to power its insurance platform with Insurify’s industry-leading online insurance shopping technology. This partnership will provide Toyota customers with […]

Options and Murex Celebrate Long-Term Partnership in Delivering MX.3 as a SaaS Solution

LONDON & PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Options Technology, the leading provider of cloud-enabled managed services to the global capital markets and a long-term Murex partner, empowers MX.3 through its highly secure, enterprise-grade SaaS-enabled Managed Apps platform. Murex, the global leader in trading, risk management and processing solutions for capital markets, is continuing to meet the changing and growing […]

Summit Financial Group Reports Record Quarterly EPS and Net Income

Q1 2021 Diluted EPS $0.80 compared to $0.79 for Q4 2020 and $0.35 for Q1 2020 MOOREFIELD, W.Va., April 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Summit Financial Group, Inc. (“Company” or “Summit”) (NASDAQ: SMMF) today reported first quarter 2021 net income of $10.4 million, or $0.80 per diluted share, both representing a quarterly record. In comparison, […]

Xsolla to Partner with IMVU’s VCOIN to Expand Usability and Support the Metaverse for All Gamers and Creators

REDWOOD CITY, CA, April 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (via Blockchain Wire) –– VCOIN, the first transferable digital currency designed for the metaverse and Xsolla, the video game commerce company that helps developers and publishers market, sell, connect and optimize their games globally, today announced a partnership that will support the metaverse for all gamers and […]

GBT Seeks GSA (General Services Administration) Approval Targeting Business with the US Government

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GBT Technologies Inc. (OTC PINK: GTCH) (“GBT”, or the “Company”) is seeking to conduct business with the US government agencies and has hired a consulting firm for general guidance with the GSA (General Services Administration) application process. GSA approval status describes an organization that have been […]

SUSHI YAMA CHOSES WESTPAY AS PROVIDER OF PAYMENT SOLUTIONS

Westpay continues to sign merchants looking for a future proof payment solution. Sushi Yama, known for its good sushi, has, as a result of an in-depth assessment, chosen Westpay as their Payment Solution Provider.  – We have a strong offering and a reliable solution that attracts merchants that want to enable payments as a part of […]

Cannabis Cash Steps Into Digital Future

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cannabis financial services provider Abaca has partnered with Staley Technologies and CIMA to digitize one of the last remaining analog aspects of the industry – cash management. The cost and risk of handling cash have been persistent problems in the cannabis industry. The companies’ collaboration […]

Eagle Bancorp, Inc. Announces Record Net Income for First Quarter 2021 of $43.5 Million or $1.36 per Share

Total Assets Continued To Exceed $11 Billion BETHESDA, Md., April 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Eagle Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: EGBN), the parent company of EagleBank (the “Bank”), today announced record net income of $43.5 million for the first quarter of 2021, as compared to $23.1 million net income for the first quarter of […]

Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. of Louisiana Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

SHREVEPORT, La., April 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. of Louisiana (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: HFBL), the holding company for Home Federal Bank, announced today that its Board of Directors at their meeting on April 21, 2021, declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.0825 per share on the Company’s common stock. The dividend […]

Live Oak Bancshares, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2021 Results

WILMINGTON, N.C., April 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Live Oak Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq: LOB) (“Live Oak” or “the Company”) today reported first quarter 2021 net earnings available to common shareholders of $39.4 million, or $0.88 per diluted share. “Live Oak continued to serve America’s small businesses during the first quarter of 2021 and delivered strong […]

HSBC Introduces First Multi-Asset Index Powered by AI and Big Data

Developed with EquBot, AiMAX uses IBM Watson to help turn data into investment insight NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HSBC today announced the launch of the AI Powered Multi Asset Index (AiMAX) family, the first rules-based multi-asset investment strategy to use artificial intelligence (AI) as a method for constructing a diversified growth portfolio. The introduction of AiMAX follows […]

One Partners With Onfido for Best-in-Class ID Document Review

One values Onfido’s AI-based learning to help reduce the need for manual verification SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#identityverification—One, the Sacramento-based digital banking service aimed at driving financial wellness for middle income households today announced a partnership with Onfido, the global identity verification company, to verify the documents provided by customers and accelerate onboarding. One’s all-in-one banking platform […]

Greene County Bancorp, Inc. Announces Cash Dividend

CATSKILL, N.Y., April 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Greene County Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ-GCBC) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.12 per share on the Company’s common stock. The dividend reflects an annual cash dividend rate of $0.48 per share, which is the same rate as the dividend […]

Pagaya Appoints Two New C-Suite Leaders, Establishing Company as Top Destination for Innovative Talent

The Company Adds Ex-Apple, Ex-Goldman Sachs Executive Tami Rosen as Chief People Officer, and Citadel Deputy Treasurer, Ex-Goldman Sachs Executive Michael Kurlander as Chief Financial Officer NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pagaya, a global, data-driven financial technology company reshaping the future of finance, today announced the appointments of Tami Rosen as Chief People Officer and Michael Kurlander as […]

Marqeta Adds Cardtronics’ Allpoint Network of Surcharge-free ATMs to its Modern Card Issuing Platform

HOUSTON, April 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cardtronics announced today that Marqeta, the global modern card issuing platform, has signed a partnership agreement with Cardtronics to add the Allpoint Network of surcharge-free ATMs to its modern card issuing platform. Marqeta offers an open API platform that allows fintechs to spin up consumer-facing digital banking programs. […]

Canadian Bitcoin Platform Shakepay Partners With Marqeta To Power Innovative New Card Offering

Shakepay customers will be able to sign up for a Marqeta-powered Visa* card, allowing them to spend money directly from their account. MONTREAL–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Shakepay, a Montreal-based financial technology platform that allows Canadians to buy and sell digital currency and pay their friends, announced today that it has partnered with Marqeta, the global modern card issuing […]

Copper River IT and Jumio Form Strategic Alliance to Deliver AI-Powered Identity Verification to Federal, State and Local Governments

Jumio’s online identity verification solutions enhance Copper River IT’s services to compliantly vet new users, simplify account onboarding and dramatically reduce online fraud PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AI—Jumio, the leading provider of AI-powered end-to-end identity verification and eKYC solutions, today announced a partnership with Copper River IT, a leading provider of program-focused advanced network/systems engineering solutions […]

ICE Mortgage Technology Announces Launch of Encompass® eClose Offering

Paving the way for the industry’s first true end-to-end eClosing solution PLEASANTON, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ICE Mortgage Technology™, part of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE), a leading global provider of data, technology and market infrastructure, today announced the launch of Encompass® eClose™, a leading-edge solution that will transform the way mortgage loans are electronically closed in the […]

Unifimoney Launches Credit Card Program with Second Wave® Cards from CPI Card Group®

The recovered ocean-bound plastic credit card empowers consumers to reduce first-use plastic with a more sustainable payment option LITTLETON, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CPI Card Group Inc. (OTCQX: PMTS, TSX: PMTS) (“CPI” or the “Company”), a payment technology company and leading provider of credit, debit and prepaid solutions, today announced that Unifimoney, the premium digital banking service, will […]

Meme Stocks Make their Historic Debut in Apex Next Investor Outlook Amid Retail Trading Boom

Apex’s Latest Quarterly Report Reveals Young Investors Repositioning Their Portfolios Post Covid-19 in Favor of Meme Stocks and Penny Shares DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apex Clearing Corporation (“Apex” or the “Company”), the fintech for fintechs powering innovation and the future of digital wealth management, today released its Q1 2021 Apex Next Investor Outlook, which sheds light on the […]

Skyflow Launches First-Ever Data Privacy Vault for Fintechs, Delivered as an API

New Skyflow Payments Vault Helps Fintech Companies Bring Innovative Apps to Market Faster Enables firms to verify credit and identity and conduct financial transactions without sharing personal data Ensures regulatory compliance for sensitive data, including PCI Delivered as a modern API, and deployable in less than a day PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#API–Today, Skyflow announced the […]

SE2 Recognized as a “Leader” and “Star Performer” in Everest Group’s Life and Pensions Insurance BPO Services PEAK Matrix® Assessment

Market impact, vision, and ability to deliver earns SE2 a top spot TOPEKA, Kan., April 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SE2, a leading life and annuities insurance technology and services firm, has been named a “Leader” and “Star Performer” in the Everest Group Life and Pensions Insurance BPO Services PEAK Matrix® Assessment. SE2 received high […]

Adwerx and Total Expert Integrate to Keep Loan Officers in Front of Prospects and Clients 24/7

Mortgage lenders and loan officers can use the integration to target audiences with personalized digital advertising MINNEAPOLIS & DURHAM, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Adwerx, a leading provider of automated, hyperlocal, and personalized digital advertising, is now integrated with Total Expert, the customer experience platform purpose-built for banks and lenders. The integration is making it easy for loan officers […]

ICE Announces That a Record 18,848 Murban Crude Oil Futures Contracts Traded on April 20

132,450 contracts traded in total on ICE Futures Abu Dhabi since launch Liquidity out to January 2022 contract Record Open Interest of more than 42,000 contracts ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE), a leading global provider of data, technology, and market infrastructure, today announced that a record 18,848 ICE Murban Crude Oil […]

Bank of America Announces Floating Rate Notes Issuance Referencing BSBY

CHARLOTTE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bank of America, N.A. announced today that it issued a $1 billion six-month floating rate bank note referencing the one-month tenor of the Bloomberg Short-Term Bank Yield IndexSM (BSBY) to multiple investors earlier this week. BSBY adheres to the International Organization of Securities Commissions’ (IOSCO) Principles for Financial Benchmarks and measures the average […]

Snap Finance Partners With Affirm to Expand Pay-Over-Time Financing Options for Retailers

Retailers in the U.S. can now offer expanded payment access to customers SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#buynnowpaylater—Snap Finance (Snap), provider of fast, flexible, pay-over-time digital financing options, announced a new partnership with Affirm, a transparent alternative to credit cards. Retailers using Snap can now seamlessly integrate Affirm’s additional financing options to capture more revenue from high-intent […]

Roxe Secures Strategic Investments From Zero2First and Future Capital Tech to Accelerate Growth

Zero2First Also Becomes a Roxe Chain Supernode, Continuing Momentum of the Roxe Ecosystem NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Roxe, a next-generation global payment network, today announced that Zero2First and Future Capital Tech have made strategic investments in Roxe to help accelerate Roxe’s growth. Zero2First also now operates a supernode on Roxe Chain, the public-private hybrid blockchain purpose-built for […]

Member Driven Technologies Launches Data Analytics Division

CUSO creates department to host credit unions’ data warehouses, help clients better analyze and leverage data FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Member Driven Technologies (MDT), a CUSO that hosts the Episys® core processing system from Symitar® to provide a private cloud alternative for core processing and IT needs, today announced the launch of its data analytics division […]

Helbiz signs Memorandum of Understanding with YOLO to Build an Integrated Mobility and Insurance Service

Global micro-mobility leader Helbiz and the first Italian digital insurance brokerage group, YOLO, hope to accelerate the digital transformation for the insurance sector MILAN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Helbiz, a global leader in micro-mobility that is the business combination target of GreenVision Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: GRNV), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Italy’s first digital insurance brokerage group, […]

FIS Opens New Growth Opportunities for Global Brands with Worldpay Domestic Acquiring Expansion into South Africa, Nigeria and Malaysia

Key facts FIS continues to drive global eCommerce with domestic acquiring capabilities in high-growth regions of Southeast Asia and Africa. Through its Worldpay product portfolio, FIS will bring new payment options to merchants and eCommerce providers across these new regions. Expansion is part of company’s plans to enhance its merchant acquiring presence in additional markets. […]

BOK Financial Corporation Reports Quarterly Earnings of $146 million or $2.10 Per Share in the First Quarter

TULSA, Okla., April 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BOK Financial (NASDAQ: BOKF) today reported net earnings applicable to common shareholders for the first quarter of 2021 of $146.1 million, or $2.10 per diluted common share. CEO Commentary Steven G. Bradshaw, president and chief executive officer stated, “Not since the energy downturn in 2016 have we […]

Accenture Makes Strategic Investment in African Fintech Startup Okra

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has made an investment, through Accenture Ventures, in Nigeria-based fintech company Okra, an open finance data infrastructure startup serving the rapidly expanding African financial services market. Founded in 2019 and based in Lagos, Nigeria, Okra is an open finance platform that enables developers and businesses to build personalized digital services […]

Nuveen and iCapital Network® Expand Access to Alternative Investment Funds

Custom technology and distribution agreement will simplify access to select Nuveen alternative investing products for accredited investors NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nuveen, a leading global investment manager with over $1 trillion of assets under management, and iCapital Network1, the global financial technology platform driving access and efficiency in alternative investing for the asset and wealth management industries, […]