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February 29, 2016 by Samantha Chow

Insurance carriers have been collecting data and information since the Stone Age, it seems. The amount of data they have on their current and past policyholders as well as consumers that have inquired yet never purchased is far more extensive than that of any other industry. But what are they doing with the data?

February 25, 2016 by Christine Barry

According to the Small Business Administration, the value of small-business loans outstanding in the United States is about US$600 billion. This large number, coupled with small businesses’ growing need for credit to start and run their businesses, makes this space an attractive one not only for financial institutions but also for the growing number of alternative lenders popping up and posing a threat to traditional ways of evaluating and originating credit.

February 22, 2016 by Julie Conroy

Paybefore recently announced its 2016 prepaid awards, which highlight a number of great innovations in the prepaid space. While the prepaid space has faced regulatory headwinds over the past year, merchant and consumer interest in the product offerings continue to grow. Here are a few of the standouts that caught my eye. These bring solutions to very real problems (unlike the erstwhile Kardashian card and its ilk, which are the types of offerings that draw regulator attention to the prepaid space for all the wrong reasons).

February 9, 2016 by Thad Peterson

I had the opportunity to attend the National Retail Federation annual conference, the “Big Show,” last week, and my first observation is that it is indeed a big show. It fills every corner of the Javits Center in New York, and it took a full day just to wander through the exhibit space. Wandering around the hall, I saw a few consistent themes coming out of this year’s show:

February 1, 2016 by Gwenn Bézard

Many large personal U.S. auto insurers made time in 2015 to refresh their policies and address the issue of ridesharing by offering ridesharing endorsements. Rolling those endorsements out nationwide and getting more insurers to offer them is still a work in progress, and insurers need to consider three pitfalls.