Visa & PayPal Partnership Extension Seeks to Enhance Canadian Payment Experience Online, In-app & In Store

Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Their open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 237 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo, and Xoom, enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

Dow 30 component Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Their mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network – enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. Their advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and a driving force behind the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce.

Visa and PayPal recently announced an extension of their strategic partnership regarding Canada is believed to create a seamless experience for consumers who choose to pay with their Visa card at places that accept PayPal. Through collaboration between bank partners and PayPal, consumers will be able to add Visa cards into the PayPal digital wallet easily from other banking apps. It also enables PayPal to leverage Visa Direct (Visa’s real-time payments solution), which allows Visa cardholders to more easily move funds from their PayPal account to an eligible Visa debit card in real-time.

In addition, Visa and PayPal have agreed to extend participation in the Visa Digital Enablement Program (VDEP). VDEP provides Visa’s partners with access to tokenization technology, which enables simple and secure payment on mobile phones or any connected device. This will help expand the use of PayPal to businesses that accept Visa in physical locations.

 

 

 

 

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American Express Helps Build Next Generation of Nonprofit Leaders

American Express Company (AXP), and its subsidiaries provide customers and businesses globally with charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services. They look to enrich the lives of their customers and build business success.

The American Express Company is hosting the fourth annual Leadership Academy Global Alumni Summit. The event kicked off April 16 in New York and will wrap things up today. The summit honors eleven years of a transformational program recognized for the development of over 3600 nonprofit and social purpose leaders.

The Summit provides nonprofit leaders with an unparalleled professional development event that brings together seventy-two acclaimed alumni from the program to discuss best practices and principles and provide the leaders with access to information and insights while expanding their network.

Also featured at The Summit are workshops and panel discussions covering things from networking, skill enhancement, and the key challenges faced by nonprofits.

Organizations present at The Summit include The Aspen Institute, Ashoka Changemakers, Center for Creative Leadership, Common Purpose, and Independent Sector.

American Express has long-championed the development of emerging nonprofit and social purpose leaders, globally. The Summit provides essential training and resources enabling these leaders to continue making a difference where it matters most.” -Timothy J. McClimon, president, American Express Foundation

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JPMorgan Chase To Enter Into Healthcare Venture With Amazon and Berkshire

JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) is a global financial service leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and businesses, financial transaction processing, asset management, and commercial banking.

JPMorgan Chase & Co, along with Amazon.com Inc., (AMZN) and Berkshire Hathaway have set their sights on resolving the biggest health issues that put pressure on the U.S. economy. The combined endeavor will focus on aligning healthcare payments with employee health and addressing chronic diseases.

In order to achieve this goal, the companies will start off by using big data, virtual technology, better customer engagement, and an increase in consumer choices to help address crucial problems.

The join venture looks to give more control to employees in accessing their own healthcare data and increasing telemedicine.

“The effort will start very small, but there is much to do, and we are optimistic.” -Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO JPMorgan Chase & Co

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JPM, Amazon, Berkshire will use data to improve healthcare

JPMorgan Chase & Co, Amazon.com Inc., and Berkshire Hathaway will focus on the biggest health issues threatening the U.S. economy in their new joint venture, including aligning healthcare payments with employee health and addressing chronic diseases, CEO Jamie Dimon said in his annual letter to shareholders. [nL2N1RI0U7]..

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American Express Appoints Richard Petrino As Executive Vice President, Corporate Controller & Principle Accounting Officer

American Express Company (AXP), and its subsidiaries, provide customers and businesses globally with charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services. They look to enrich the lives of their customers and build business success.

American Express recently announced the appointment of Richard Petrino to Executive Vice President, Corporate Controller, and Principle Accounting Officer of the Company. Petrino will assume this appointment effective immediately.

Petrino earned his Master in Business Administration from New York University and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Lehigh University. He has served as Senior Vice President, Global Head of Operational Risk and Oversight of American Express since May 2016. He has also served as Senior Vice President, Head of Global Capital Markets & Basel Program; Senior Vice President, Corporate Planning & Investor Relations.

Rick’s broad leadership experience and extensive knowledge of the Finance organization and Company, have made him a clear choice to lead the Controllership organization.”  -Jeffrey C. Campbell, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

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Harvey Schwartz to Retire From Goldman Sachs

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.(GS) is one of the world’s leading investment bankers. They are a securities and investment management firm that offers a wide range of financial services with a diversified client base.

Goldman Sachs announced that the firm’s President and Co-chief Operating Officer, Harvey Schwartz, will retire April 20, 2018. Schwartz has been in this role since January 2017, and before that was the Chief Financial Officer for four years. He has been with the Goldmans Sachs Group since 1997 when he served as a vice president. Since then he has served in several roles including managing director andGlobal Head of Securities Division Sales.

Harvey has been a mentor to many, and his influence has made an indelible impact on generations of professionals at Goldman Sachs. I want to thank Harvey for all he’s done for the firm.” -Lloyd C. Blankfein, Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs.

Upon Harvey Schwartz’s retirement, David Solomon will serve as the sole President and Chief Operating Officer of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

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Sonia Cargan is New Chief Diversity Officer of American Express

American Express Company (AXP), and its subsidiaries, provide customers and businesses globally with charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services. They look to enrich the lives of their customers and build business success.

Sonia Cargan has been appointed the chief diversity officer of American Express Company. With this appointment, Cargan’s job will be to ensure that American Express is an employer choice of top diverse talent and that it continues to drive unified success through a collaborative work environment and growth of inclusive teams. Cargan will also work to serve the company’s 15 colleague networks to promote a culture of inclusion and development opportunities.

Cargan received her Bachelor of Arts Honors degree in social administration from the University of Brighton and has held a 22-year career with American Express Company.

Sonia is a long-time advocate of the business results that can be achieved through the development of a diverse and inclusive organization. As an executive with a wealth of global experience, she is also ideally suited to continue to elevate and evolve our diversity and inclusion strategies through a global lens.” – Kevin Cox, chief human resources officer, American Express

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JPMorgan Chase Investor Day

JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) is a global financial service leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and businesses, financial transaction processing, asset management, and commercial banking.

JPMorgan Chase will host its 2018 Investor Day on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. The event will start at 8:00 a.m. EST and will be held in New York City. The day will include presentations by the executive management as will as a question and answer session. It is expected to last through mid-day.

Access to the general public can be reached by dialing (866)541-2724 for U.S. and Canada or (706) 634-7246 for international listeners. It is suggested to dial in 15 minutes before the event, and presentation slides will be posted on the firm’s website early the same morning.

JPMorgan (JPM) reported earnings on 1/12/2018 of $1.07 per share, missing estimates calling for $1.726 per share. To learn more about JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) and to continue to track its progress please visit the Vista Partners JPMorgan Chase & Co. Coverage Page.

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Goldman Sachs CEO To Present At Credit Suisse Forum in Florida

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) is one of the world’s leading investment bankers, which offers securities and investment management & a wide range of financial services while enjoying a diversified client base.

Goldman Sachs has announced that their Chairman and CEO, Lloyd C. Blankfein, will present at the Credit Suisse 19th Annual Financial Services Forum. The forum will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at 8:00 a.m. eastern time in Key Biscayne, Florida.

For those unable to make the forum, there will be a live audio webcast available.

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JPMorgan Chase Preferred Stock Dividend Declared

JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) is a global financial service leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and businesses, financial transaction processing, asset management, and commercial banking.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. recently declared dividends on the Firm’s preferred stock.

Preferred Stock Series Distribution (per Preferred Share) Distribution (per Depositary Share)
6.00% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series R

$300.00 $30.00
6.75% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series S

$337.50 $33.75
The dividend will be payable February 1, 2018 to the stockholders recorded as the close of business on January 2, 2018.

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