Citi blurs the line between credit cards and BNPL solutions with new Spot card August 5

The Spot card’s vast acceptance network could make Citi a formidable player in the BNPL space and threaten business for incumbent players like Afterpay and Klarna.

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The phased migration of legacy BB&T and SunTrust accounts to Truist’s combined digital platform will help limit the bleeding, should major glitches happen.

On today's episode, we discuss Spotify's Q2 performance, what to make of its ad revenue growth, and how its podcast investments are getting on. We then talk about where Amazon wants to take Alexa, social audio's monetization issue, and the significance of the NBA and iHeartMedia podcast partnership. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer senior forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Peter Vahle.

One of Insider Intelligence’s latest reports discusses how HNWIs’ needs are changing and how technology can enhance onboarding, omnichannel capabilities, and ESG investments.

With its new digital identity verification feature, prospects don’t need to visit a branch to open a new account. Adoption of a similar offering by CIBC’s peers could further entrench incumbents against new entrants.

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While financial service's digital ad spending has historically outpaced the digital ad market, we expect a slowdown in 2021 and beyond as incumbents in both banking and insurance focus their budgets on technological innovations to compete with emerging fintech companies.