Wed.Oct 27, 2021

New Report: Crypto Gets Put Through the Paces on the Road to Mainstream Status

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Debate around whether cryptocurrencies are an investment or spendable digital money is beginning to narrow as payments use cases gain steam, especially in cross-border B2B.

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Improving Diversity in the Venture Capital Landscape with Diversity VC

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Sarah Millar, US Director of Diversity VC and Principal at City Light Capital, joined us for a recent episode of Startup Success. We discussed the ways Diversity VC helps venture Read More. The post Improving Diversity in the Venture Capital Landscape with Diversity VC appeared first on Burkland.

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Apollo Fintech Rolls Out Cross-Border Payment Network

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Apollo Fintech on Wednesday (Oct. 27) announced its bank wire network, Knox Wire, will debut Jan. 15, 2022, and that registrations are now available for the platform, which can process same-day cross-border payments for almost 20,000 financial institutions around the world.

Find Out If You Stay Out of The Stock Market Because You Don’t “Gamble”

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Many people do not invest in the stock market because they think it is gambling and they do not “gamble.” Here are some scenarios to explore to determine if you are a gambler. Blogs

Crafting Your Accounting Innovation Strategy

Speaker: Donny C. Shimamoto, CPA.CITP, CGMA

Tired of everyone telling you that you need to modernize your accounting operations, but not telling you how to actually do it? Attend this non-technical, but technology-focused session to actually work through creating an innovation strategy and developing a plan for modernizing the way you provide accounting services with the latest accounting technologies.

LendingClub Loan Originations Up 14% Q/Q, Marketplace Revenues Gain 15%

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In a sign that consumer appetite for loan products has been resilient even in the pandemic — and that borrowers continue to online platforms to tap into those loans, LendingClub ’s latest quarterly results Wednesday (Oct. 27) showed double-digit percentage gains in its core and adjacent businesses.

Employee Retention Strategies for Proactive Skagit County Bosses

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Your employees are happy, right? They’re never going to leave you … right? They’re not looking for another Skagit County job … uh … right? You know what the answers are: Maybe , wrong, and I sure hope not.

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Employers: The Social Security Wage Base Is Increasing in 2022

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The Social Security Administration recently announced that the wage base for computing Social Security tax will increase to $147,000 for 2022 (up from $142,800 for 2021). Wages and self-employment income above this threshold aren’t subject to Social Security tax.

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Bitcoin Daily: UK Police Seize Over $2M in Crypto Scam; Miami-Dade County Creates Task Force on Crypto Tax Payments

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police have seized over $2.7 million in cryptocurrency after an investigation officials termed a “sophisticated cyber fraud,” the Lincolnshire Police announced in a press release.

Employers: The Social Security Wage Base Is Increasing in 2022

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The Social Security Administration recently announced that the wage base for computing Social Security tax will increase to $147,000 for 2022 (up from $142,800 for 2021). Wages and self-employment income above this threshold aren’t subject to Social Security tax.

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Affirm to Release Debit Card With Installment Payment Functionality

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Buy now, pay later (BNPL) company Affirm is inviting consumers to join the waitlist for its Affirm Debit+, the first debit card that will enable customers to pay over time, according to a Wednesday (Oct. 27) press release.

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5 Reasons People Quit, 10 Ways to Make Them Stay

Learn how to protect your company from The Great Resignation’s turnover epidemic.

Taxation of Software and Services

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Many companies provide to their customers some version of software or access to cloud-hosted software. Even companies that do not offer any software services or dashboard access may be involved in the purchase of software or software services.

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Amazon, Shopify Merchants Incubate a New Breed of Omnichannel Brands

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As business models reformulate in double-quick time, eCommerce is having evolutionary effects on the creation and discoverability of consumer goods, from the “push” mentality and limited SKUs of the not-too-distant past to the unlimited assortments found on eCommerce sites.

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Join Us on Our Civic Warriors Podcast

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Visa Helps Drive BNPL Technology Worldwide

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Visa is working to advance buy now, pay later (BNPL) options to meet consumer demand and is collaborating with numerous issuers, acquirers and FinTechs to bring the payment solution to more people, according to a press release.

4 Steps to Building Your Client Advisory Services Practice With Passion & Purpose

Speaker: Amy Vetter, CEO of The B3 Method Institute

As a CPA, consultant and entrepreneur, Amy will share insights and best practices from her own experience starting and growing an advisory services practice on her own and as a Partner in accounting, and from her 10+ years of advising thousands of firm leaders on how to grow and scale their businesses. You will walk away with actionable tools, tips and resources for creating and maintaining a solid, scalable foundation for your business for years to come.

Case Study: Current vs. Future State Analysis Strengthens Women-Focused E-commerce Company Operations

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Mastercard Earnings: Credit Growth Points to Consumer Confidence Beyond Spending ‘Cash on Hand’

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On the heels of Visa’s latest earnings report, payments network Mastercard is on tap to deliver earnings on Thursday morning (Oct. 28) that will likely show gains in credit spending and robust cross-border activity.

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Five Things to Know About Microsoft Viva Insights

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Cameras, Wipes and Swipes Replace Cash

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What will payments look like in 2022 and beyond? In “ The Way Payments Are Now Done ,” Stephen Ritter , chief technology officer of Mitek Systems , joins 32 other payment executives to discuss what payments’ “new normal” looks like.

Employee Safety During COVID-19: Compliance Toolkit

Stay compliant with Paycor’s COVID-19 Action Plan FAQs and templates toolkit.

Five Things to Know Before Working on Viva Connections’ Adaptive Cards

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APIs Help FIs Consumerize the Business Banking Experience

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Manual B2B payment processes were already lengthy, costly endeavors before the global health crisis, but the frictions associated with them only deepened in its aftermath.

QuickNode Raises $35M for Blockchain Development Platform

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Blockchain development platform QuickNode has raised $35 million in Series A funding round to help companies and software engineers integrate with blockchain infrastructure, according to a press release.

Warren Buffett-Backed FinTech Nubank Files Confidentially for IPO

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Brazilian FinTech Nubank, which is backed by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, has confidentially filed for an initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), Bloomberg reported Wednesday (Oct.

Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Template

The federal government is developing a rule requiring employers with more than 100 employees ensure their workers are vaccinated or produce a negative COVID test weekly before entering the workplace. So, what can your organization do to prepare? Get Paycor’s COVID Vaccination Policy Template to help communicate important details to your employees.

Swiss Re Grabs 23% of Paytm Insuretech for $122.6M 

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Digital payments and financial services firm Paytm on Wednesday (Oct. 27) announced that Switzerland-based reinsurance platform Swiss Re will purchase a 23% stake of Paytm Insuretech, Paytm’s insurance unit, for about 920 crore rupee (a bit more than $122.6 million). .

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Lease-to-Own Puts Durable Goods in Reach for Ineligible BNPL, Other Credit Borrowers

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Millions of people with poor credit or no credit can be thought of as the “invisibles” of retail commerce, whose options for buying many items were extremely limited, until recently.

Proxtera Expands to Reach Digitizing SMBs

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B2B marketplace network Proxtera is expanding its reach as more small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are beginning to digitize, including adding to its network in Asia and Africa next year, The Business Times reported Wednesday (Oct.

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InsurTech Porch Group Buys SaaS Provider Floify

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Porch Group, which works in virtual software for the home services industry, has bought digital mortgage automation and point-of-sale (POS) company Floify, according to a Wednesday (Oct. 27) press release. The acquisition cost Porch $76.5

Rethinking the Concept of the Employee: How Outsourcing Can Help Grow Your Accounting Business

Speaker: Dixie McCurley, Principal, Digital Advisory at Cherry Bekaert LLP

The very mention of the word "Outsourcing" is enough to send shivers down the employee spine. However, this gut reaction - while understandable - is merely based on misconceptions. Outsourcing does not necessarily mean mass layoffs and transplanting offshore. Rather, it could be utilized as an employee-friendly way to assuage an overburdened staff, relieve productivity bottlenecks, and stimulate growth. Join Dixie McCurley, Principal, Digital Advisory at Cherry Bekaert LLP, for this enlightening discussion on the ins and outs of outsourcing, and what it can do for your practice.

Data Security Prompts Worldpay to Switch to POS Devices From PAX Terminals

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The FIS online payments processing unit, Worldpay from FIS, is replacing terminals from PAX Global Technology because of security concerns, Bloomberg reported.

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Just 30% of SMBs Have Taken Steps to Automate AP Processes

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As more businesses make the shift to fully digital transaction processes, new PYMNTS data suggests concerns about the move to real-time payments are making that transfer more difficult, especially for small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), as the cost of making such upgrades is affordable only to large companies.

Coca-Cola Predicts COVID-19 ‘Aftershocks’ Throughout 2022, Targets Digital-First Gen Z

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Throughout the pandemic, Coca-Cola has been more cautious than most businesses in its outlook on the future, despite its strong performance in recent quarters. In fact, perhaps its success can be attributed to this very vigilance. On a call with analysts Wednesday (Oct.

General Motors Says Over 25% of 2030 Revenue Will Come From Software and New Business 

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Software and new business are expected to drive revenue growth and margin expansion at General Motors through the next decade, accounting for more than a quarter of the company’s revenue by 2030 and transforming it into a “platform innovator.”. In a presentation released on Wednesday (Oct.

7 Ways to Manage a Talent Shortage

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top 7 things you can do to out-maneuver your competition and win the war for talent in the coming months.