Generation Z, whose older members are already entering the workforce, is using digital technology more than any other age group — including millennials. Gen Z’s preferred digital technologies include P2P and B2C digital payments, as opposed to more traditional payment methods. And further, one-third of the Gen Z consumers polled in the survey have never even used a paper check. This group sends and receives money digitally, uses digital apps to manage their budgets and financial accounts, and rarely steps foot inside a brick-and-mortar branch. Read the full story on PaymentsSource.
The four new partners have joined the Visa Fintech Fast Track program and will collaborate with Visa to enable faster go-to-market for fintechs that want to build, test and launch new payment solutions. Finextra
BBVA’s not sure if consumers or merchants will want to use an e-commerce marketplace to make bill payments in the same way they buy clothes — but if they do, BBVA wants to be the one to provide the necessary technology. PaymentsSource
Following recent moves by PNC and JPMorgan Chase, expect to see a “snowball effect” as financial institutions aim to boost security and control of personal information. BankingDive
Global payments company, Visa, recently joined hands with four global finance firms to help fintechs in over a dozen Asia Pacific markets launch digital payment solutions. Moneycontrol.com
Visa has added Episode Six as a fintech partner in the card brand’s Fast Track Program in Asia Pacific. PaymentsSource