The Future of Payments 2018

The payments industry is transforming. Noncash payments methods are quickly becoming the norm.Business Insider Intelligence Business Insider Intelligence projects digital payments to continue to grow through 2023 and beyond.See the rest of the story at Business Insider See Also: Amazon Pay might be coming to Canada Mastercard and Visa are proposing fee cuts in the […]

The Future of the Private Space Industry Is … Communist China

With a 90-pound satellite strapped on, the Zhuque-1 shot off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Inner Mongolia on Oct. 27 with a historic mission in its sights: becoming China’s first private sector rocket to deliver a payload into orbit. The Zhuque-1 didn’t make it, but Landspace, the firm that owns it, isn’t settling […]

WOW Air CEO Paints Bleak Picture of Airline’s Future in Bondholder Letter

WOW Air CEO Paints Bleak Picture of Airline’s Future Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This site does not […]

‘Your land, your future’! Germany offers migrants cash to go home in controversial ad campaign

As Germany still struggles to balance its migration policy, the Interior Ministry has apparently decided to take one of the issues into its own hands and, through an ad campaign, boost the numbers of voluntary repatriations. The ministry, led by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Bavarian ally Horst Seehofer, decided to lure potential repatriates with a supposedly […]

Facebook & Google could face huge fines in Russia over future legal violations – report

Moscow may start imposing hefty fines on tech giants, including Google and Facebook, over failing to comply with Russian legislation. The new fines will reportedly be equal to one percent of a firm’s annual revenue in the country. Russian authorities are planning to amend the current legislation to implement the measure, according to unnamed sources […]

[Report] Future of Life Insurance Industry: Insurtech & Trends in 2018

Life insurance is fundamentally hard to sell; it’s morbid to think about, promises no immediate rewards, and often requires a lengthy paper application with minimal guidance. Despite the popularity of personalized products in other areas of finance and fintech, life insurance largely remains unchanged. A small, but growing pocket of insurtech startups are shaking up […]

British regulators mull the future of audit

AUDITS EXIST to shore up trust in financial statements. Investors look to professionals to tell them whether companies’ managers are squandering their money. What happens when trust in auditors evaporates? Britain provides an illustration. The country has seen a spate of high-profile company failures in the past year, most notably that of Carillion, a construction […]

Vauxhall’s GTX concept teases the future of mass-market EVs

Vauxhall and Opel, the Anglo-German car maker, joins a number of companies suddenly rushing to embrace electrification. As part of a wider shift away from gas-powered vehicles, it has built the GTX, an all-electric concept that serves as a mission statement for its EVs. You won’t see this car popping up in showrooms, but this […]