Apple disrupts the banking space

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Apple has entered the banking arena. The tech giant recently introduced its own Apple credit card, billing it as, “A new kind of credit card. Created by Apple, not a bank.” Apple’s messaging talks about the card’s simplicity, transparency, privacy, ease and security.Apple claims this is the first credit card which encourages consumers to pay less interest, calling its interest rate “among the lowest in the industry.” It also says the Apple card can do things no other credit card can do, like give daily cash back on every transaction. With the recent release of the iPhone 11 and the 2019 holiday season getting closer, this card could take a bite out of financial institutions’ credit card profits.It’s pretty clear the target demographic for this card is iPhone users, which translates to a large chunk of consumers. Apple has more than 100 million iPhone users in the United State alone. That’s about 45% of all smart phone users in the country and a reason for financial institutions to be concerned. continue reading »last_img read more

New Stadium pitches will be ready for WI/Pakistan ODI’s

first_img– will benefit fast bowlers – HabibNATIONAL Stadium Manager, Anthony Xavier ,yesterday confirmed that the re-layed international pitches at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence will be ready for the One Day International (ODI) three-match series between West Indies and Pakistan.Guyana will be the host country for the ODI series, which will be played on April 7, 9 and 11.“Definitely the four international pitches which were recently re-layed will be ready for the ODI games,” Xavier said.The management of the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, recently completed a massive overhaul of the four international pitches.During a recent visit late last year, head curator, Wasim Habib explained that roughly five inches of sand from under the original pitches were replaced with “Crush and Run”, the same material which is used to build roads.Further, Habib disclosed that the old soil was replaced with eight inches of soil with higher clay content.This, according to Habib,will definitely assist the faster bowlers, since a livelier track can be expected.“By changing the foundation of the pitch it will assist the faster bowlers.We have a history of low and slow pitches, so definitely I feel the pitches will be better when completed,” Habib disclosed.The most pressing cricketing issue, among a host of others in the Caribbean, is pitches, both at the regional and international levels.For several years, pitches in the West Indies have aided spinners to an unfair and damaging extent, and since its establishment in 2007, the Providence pitches is no different and have come under immense scrutiny.Meanwhile, the West Indies and Pakistan Cricket Boards have agreed to play three Tests, three One-Day-Internationals and two Twenty20 matches in the Caribbean from Monday, March 27 to Monday, May 15.The series is scheduled to start in the twin-island of Trinidad and Tobago and end in Dominica.The Twenty20 matches are scheduled for T&T and the three ODIs in Guyana.The teams will then travel to Jamaica, Barbados and Dominica for each of the Test matches.last_img read more

Sportsbet.io launches first crypto cashout functionality

first_imgShare Submit Coingaming Group sports betting subsidiary Sportsbet.io has expanded its market trading dynamics, becoming the first bitcoin sportsbook to launch in-play cashout functionalities.Announcing its ‘crypto betting first’, Sportsbet.io punters will be able to lock-in profits, minimise losses and manage their wagers on Sportsbet.io’s proprietary platform.Updating the market, Joe McCallum, Director of Sportsbook at Sportsbet.io, said: “We aspire to be one of the leading sportsbooks around and this requires not only the best betting content but also a quality user experience, and introducing cash-out is sure to enhance this.“Being the first bitcoin-led operator to introduce cash-out not only confirms our position as the premium crypto-sportsbook but also demonstrates our commitment to our players around the world, many of whom have demanded these kinds of features.”Sportsbet.io announces the launch of its cashout functions, as the Bitcoin bookmaker prepares for a crucial summer of World Cup Russia 2018 trading.Gearing up for Russia 2018, Sportsbet.io’s has detailed that it will launch its multi-vertical World Cup marketing campaign entitled ‘Your Road To Glory’. Sportsbet.io becomes main club partner of Southampton FC August 25, 2020 Sportsbet.io ‘bowled over’ with Brett Lee partnership July 7, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Operator CEOs head speaker line-up for Latin America’s largest virtual betting and gaming conference May 28, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more