2 August 2017

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Payments

Wading into new waters: Microsoft launches Xbox-centric Mastercard

  • Microsoft launched an Xbox Mastercard last week exclusively for US users enrolled in the Xbox Insider program.
  • But, Xbox could have done better by adding newer options to the card in terms of the application process, accessibility, and loyalty points.
Sara Khairi | September 26, 2023
Green Finance

A Klarna case study: Sustainability as a business value and as a value for business

  • Consumer products actively contributie to climate change, and ecommerce companies are playing their own role in worsening the climate.
  • Klarna isn't turning a blind eye to its corporate responsibilities, encouraging conscious buying which underscores its efforts to combat climate change.
Rabab Ahsan | September 26, 2023
10-Q, Member Exclusive

Behind Citizens Bank’s evolving strategy in a crowded BNPL market

  • Citizens Pay's Christine Roberts shares insights on how Citizens Pay has evolved since its inception and if it has an edge over fintech BNPL lenders.
  • In other news, Arm and Instacart IPOs could be meaningful for Goldman Sachs to open new doors of revenue and IPO fees for the Wall Street firm.
Sara Khairi | September 25, 2023
Podcasts

Looking deeper at mortgage demand and products with BMO’s Tom Parrish

  • A BMO survey found that 64% of Americans are delaying homebuying due to concerns about mortgage rates.
  • Tom Parrish, managing director of consumer lending product management at BMO, joins us on the podcast to talk about home buying, financing, and general market trends.
Zachary Miller | September 25, 2023
Financial Education

Who Wants to be a Bazillionaire? Greenlight’s game show hits the road

  • 3 out of 4 teachers in the country report that students rarely or never learn about personal finance.
  • Greenlight and Marketplace's Million Bazillion podcast are touring the US with a game show that will teach middle schoolers about personal finance.
Rabab Ahsan | September 22, 2023
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