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John Adams

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U.S. Bank's Payments Chief Pamela Joseph Plans to Retire
February 27, 2015 Pamela Joseph, U.S. Bancorp's vice chair of payment services and a 10-year veteran of the Minneapolis-based bank, plans to...

Amex Bets on Emerging Technology to Weather Costco Loss
February 12, 2015 American Express will certainly suffer when its 16-year cobranding deal with Costco ends in 2016, but its executives will...

Can Apple Pay Reach the Unbanked? A Deeper Look at Western Union's Plan
February 2, 2015 By linking mobile payments with money transfers, Western Union created a new use for Apple's mobile wallet. But it must still...

Western Union's Apple Pay Move Should Light a Fire Under Banks
January 28, 2015 Western Union is adopting a vastly different use of Apple Pay than what banks and merchants have so far considered.

Amex, eBay Cut Thousands of Jobs; Discover Faces Earnings Woes
January 22, 2015 2014 ended roughly for some of the biggest payment companies, and 2015 will bring even more challenges from rapidly changing...

BBVA, USAA, Vikram Pandit Invest in Bitcoin Company Coinbase
January 20, 2015 BBVA and USAA are among a group of participants in a $75 million investment in the Bitcoin wallet provider Coinbase, an...

Why Bankers Should Pay Attention to Wearables
December 28, 2014 Imagine a future where we access accounts or pay for groceries using a bracelet, a wristwatch or even a temporary tattoo....

Visa, MasterCard Suspend Operations in Crimea: Reports
December 26, 2014 Visa and MasterCard halted services in Crimea after a new round of U.S. sanctions, according to multiple reports.

Innovation of the Year: Online Marketplace Lending
December 17, 2014 Once known as peer-to-peer, online marketplace lending grew phenomenally and evolved rapidly in 2014, as capital flooded in...

MasterCard Bets on a Better Future for Interactive Payment Cards
December 9, 2014 MasterCard is investing in and partnering with card technology company Dynamics to embed greater function into U.S. payment...

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