PayPal Looks Ahead to Cashless Future

Speaking on this week’s Q3 earnings call, PayPal CEO Dan Shulman clearly had a sense of the moment we are in. He painted a picture of a global economy characterized by a decline in cash usage and a commensurate rise in fintech innovation. He also outlined how PayPal has capitalized on trends in payments infrastructure […]

How Much Will eCommerce Grow in FY 2020?

It’s no secret that eCommerce has exploded in 2020. But the question is, how much? Another important question is what can we expect in the looming holiday season? And what does it all mean for SMBs. We dive into the data.

NerdWallet Drives Deeper into SMB Space with Fundera Acquisition

Just about a year ago, my colleague Charles Laughlin posted this on Localogy Insider introducing our audience to Fundera, a small business lending marketplace. Today we learn that NerdWallet has acquired Fundera. NerdWallet is a San Francisco-based start-up that has raised almost $140 million according to Pitchbook. The company describes itself this way on its […]

The Shopping Mall’s Demise Signals Opportunity for the Local Private Sector

One of the publications we look to regularly for insight is PYMNTS.com. In yesterday’s news, we learned of two bankruptcies coming out of the shopping center industry. Two large real estate trusts have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The names of the REIT operators are less important than the trend these bankruptcies reveal. And their […]