fintech

Amex Versus Everybody

If you tuned in to an American Express Company investor call six years ago, you heard about a vintage brand dramatically cutting costs to help profits. Now, strong growth with younger generations and a significant lead over competitors in the small and medium-sized enterprise card market have Amex predicting double-digit revenue growth for the foreseeable…

Business Travel Finds Its Way Into Bank Competition With Financial Tech Firms

U.S. Bancorp’s acquisition of expense management software builder and travel agency TravelBank culminates a series of investments to build integrated business software and services, accelerate midmarket demand for banking and payments, and fend off financial technology firms. Banks traditionally picked up small business clients through lending and banking, but a digital revolution has changed that,…

TripActions Puts Its Millions To Work On Payment, Expense

[UPDATE, Feb. 25, 2020: TripActions announced partnerships with Comerica Bank, Goldman Sachs, Silicon Valley Bank and Visa for the Liquid initiative. The program, using cards issued by Stripe, offers clients a 1.5 percent rebate, integrates with the booking process to support policy compliance and delivers unified payment and booking reports.] At the GBTA convention in…

Considering Raising More Capital, Expensify Capitalizes On Silicon Valley’s Fervor For FinTech

Expensify’s new payment product is not what comes to mind for most people when they think “corporate card.” While technically it’s a credit card, effectively it’s a debit card with the controls of a pre-paid card. It doesn’t seem to be an idea that could replace T&E cards at large companies. For small firms, it…

Stripe Launches Platform For Card Creation

Online payments company Stripe announced Stripe Issuing, a platform for creating and managing physical and virtual cards. This includes creating “employee expense cards with dynamic spending limits.” Physical cards “can feature customizable designs, and ship in a few days,” according to a Stripe blog post. Virtual cards “can be used instantly through mobile wallets.” Admins…

Op Ed: Kurt Knackstedt On Fintech And ‘Distributech’

Change is constant, yet change is hard. That’s the quandary many in the travel industry face, especially as it relates to distribution. Tried and true technologies continue to operate as designed decades ago, with speed and reliability. However, changing traveler demands and nearly universal access to information have some calling for new designs. Kurt Knackstedt…

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