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Personal Capital Reinvents the Piggy Bank With Personal Capital Cash™ and Savings Planner™

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Today Personal Capital®, leading digital wealth manager, launched Personal Capital Cash, offering a new high-yield account with aggregated FDIC insurance that covers balances up to $1.25 million, and Savings Planner, a savings tool to help people plan annual retirement savings, an emergency fund, and pay down debt.

Now anyone can open an account through Personal Capital Cash with no minimum balance, straight from their mobile device, and an annual percentage yield (APY) 23 times bigger than the national average you would get with a typical savings account, with the flexibility of an unlimited number of withdrawals and aggregated insurance protection up to five times more than what most banks offer.

“We have more than 2 million registered users who combined hold more than $41 billion in cash or money market accounts,” explained Personal Capital CEO Jay Shah. “If those folks are earning the national rate on that cash, that amounts to more than $900 million in lost interest annually. We saw that and immediately knew we had to do something. So we built Personal Capital Cash to put that money back in the hands of American consumers.”

The latest Report on the Economic Well-being of U.S. Households, published by the Federal Reserve, found that 40% of Americans couldn’t cover an unexpected $400 expense with cash, illustrating the need for savings support beyond retirement or vacation planning. With the company’s holistic approach to financial planning, Personal Capital launched a new tool on its dashboard in addition to the new high-yield account: Savings Planner. Savings Planner calculates, breaks down, and tracks annual savings goals for retirement and an emergency fund by taking into account everything from monthly expenses to taxable versus tax-deferred accounts.

“Too many financial companies are trying to tell Americans that saving is simple – that they can just make coffee at home instead of buying that latte,” continued Shah. “But we know better. Saving, whether it’s for retirement, a short-term goal, or in case of an emergency, can cause anxiety. Personal Capital is creating complete, clear solutions to help people feel confident about their money decisions.”

Today, Personal Capital Cash launched with 2.30% APY for non-clients and 2.35% APY for Personal Capital clients. Personal Capital Cash was launched by Personal Capital in partnership with Institutional Banking at UMB Bank. UMB’s Institutional Banking team provides large scale banking services and insured deposit account solutions for broker-dealers, non-bank financial institutions, and fintech companies. To open an account visit www.personalcapital.com/cash or download our iOS or Android apps.

 

SOURCE Personal Capital

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Future FinTech Announces Receipt of Letter from Nasdaq For Its Second Quarter 2019 Report

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Future FinTech Group Inc. (NASDAQ: FTFT; the “Company”), a financial technology company and integrated producer of fruit-related products, today announced that on August 20, 2019, the Company received a notification letter from the NASDAQ Listing Qualifications (“NASDAQ”) stating the Company was not in compliance with NASDAQ Listing Rule 5250(c)(1), due to its failure to timely file its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 (the “Form 10-Q”).

Previously, in a notification letter dated July 29, 2019, NASDAQ had granted the Company an exception until August 31, 2019 to file its delinquent Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2018 and until September 30, 2019 to file the Forms 10-Q for the periods ended March 31 and June 30, 2019 based upon the initial plans of compliance (the “Initial Plans of Compliance”) submitted by the Company to NASDAQ.

As a result of this additional delinquency of Form 10-Q, the Company is provided until September 3, 2019 to submit an update of the Initial Plans of Compliance to regain compliance with respect to the filing requirement.

The Company intends to file its Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2018 before August 31, 2019 and will provide an update plan of compliance to the Nasdaq Staff before September 3, 2019. The NASDAQ notification letter has no immediate effect on the listing of the Company’s common stock on the NASDAQ Capital Market.

 

SOURCE Future FinTech Group Inc.

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The Rise of Fintech in Europe (panel discussion) will be moderated by Simon McDermott (TECH.eu) at TCE2019 Prague

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TECH.eu’s Business Development Director to take on the role of moderator for the Fintech-related panel discussion at PICANTE TECH Conference Europe 2019.

 

As mentioned in earlier press releases and news pieces, Fintech has been and is among the key trending subjects in Europe and also worldwide when it comes to technological developments.

There have been several Fintech unicorns coming out from Europe and these come under the form of TransferWise, Revolut, Monzo and Klarna.

The global Fintech investments have peaked at 35.16 billion EUR in 2018 and it is predicted that in 2019 the number will keep growing.

At PICANTE TECH Conference Europe (TCE2019), which will take place in Prague on the 3rd of September at Vienna House Andel’s Prague, we have put together a mega panel of experts which consists of experts in the field of Fintech.

The panel discussion will be joined by Jean Paul Fabri, Managing Director of ARQ Economic & Business Intelligence, Jakub Hytka, Senior Manager at EY, Andrei Cosma, Senior Associate at Simion & Baciu and Petr Ložek, Head of CEE Technology Consulting at PwC.

Such a seeded panel discussion needs a bright mind in order to work, and this is why we have invited Simon McDermott, Business Development Director at TECH.eu, to moderate the panel.

REGISTER HERE to secure your seat!

About Simon McDermott

Simon’s career as a business developer began with tech monsters Cisco Systems and then Intel Corp. Later, Simon co-founded Attentio, a pioneer in social media analytics and ever since than have worked with software start-ups and scale-ups helping them define go-to-market strategies and executing on that.

With tech.eu, Simon moderates panels, takes on the role of master of ceremonies at fireside chats for major technology events and explain their value proposition to corporate clients.

PICANTE Tech Conference Europe is designed to bring both people and knowledge together and provides the excellent ecosystem of networking and learning opportunities without interruptions with emphasis on comfort and communication. After learning from genuine world-class experts and wayseers, meeting achievers shaping the B2B ecosystem, all attendees will get the chance to grab a drink and relax while networking at the evening social gathering.

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MEDSiS Announces the Launch of “Maxwell” Stablecoin in Brazil, Making it the Second Country and Currency Added to Their Global Ecosystem Within Two Weeks

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Maxwell Stablecoin, one of the largest cryptocurrencies ever launched.
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In the same week that MEDSiS announced the official advancement of their Maxwell stablecoin in Argentina with their partner WTIA, a second country now officially comes on board toward their global strategy.  With current contracts in Brazil that include more than 10 million individuals immediately, and with plans to incorporate Maxwell as the backing of future contracts into South America’s largest country, Maxwell now adds a second currency to its portfolio and secures itself as one of the largest cryptocurrencies ever launched. In addition, MEDSiS has plans to announce a US partnership, as well as three more countries in Central and South America.

“We’ve been fortunate to have a team and partnerships in Brazil that have weathered the storm and the delays that it’s taken us to get to this point. Our partners in CLASP have been amazing, and it’s finally time that we’ll be able to fully honor the commitments that have been long standing.”
–  Dax Cabrera, CEO of MEDSiS

Though Brazil has not fully endorsed cryptocurrency as an investment mechanism, what Maxwell is bringing to its customers is quite different than the conventional “cryptocurrency”.  Using a stablecoin model, Maxwell will be an added value to the Brazilian customers in which they will automatically be able to participate and take part in a regulated and secured portal to the global economy.

MEDSiS’ Brazil contracts are based on large-scale payment programs, tied to pre-paid payment cards branded by Visa or Mastercard for benefits and other types of government or individual spending. The inclusion of Maxwell provides stability and one issued coin to every customer that registers and begins using the payments platform.  The integration with the multi-currency payments platform, provided by Rijndlepay, is the engine to which the payments can be processed, and the fiat and blockchain based currencies create a regulated ecosystem which will provide consumers with trust and additional incentives to use the program.

“Rijndlpay’s vision is to enable real-time transactions and settlement between all the stakeholders of any payment ecosystem with any currency, be it fiat or crypto or cross border remittances. The platform can scale to about 15,000 transactions per second. We have developed on hybrid technology that can scale to any model that customers and compliance demands of each country.”
–  States Mitish Chitnavis, architect and CEO of Rijndlepay

As one of the newest Unicorn companies in the FinTech space, MEDSiS’ investments will bring their current contracts to date and be able to provide new jobs, new sources of revenue, and stability in the payments platform.

“The MEDSiS platform will usher in a new era of business management and intelligence for our largest Brazilian customer, CLASP,” says MEDSiS co-founder and chairman of the board, Patrick Mulcahy. “Our platform paves a technological highway to access the most advanced business intelligence and security available today and in the future.  And by building it into the financial platform framework of our contracts, we expect our ecosystem will set a new standard for the payments industry.”

In a time of economic uncertainty, MEDSiS and the Maxwell stablecoin currency are stepping up in at least two major markets to be the first wide-scale blockchain currency applied to both public and private contracts.  MEDSiS is currently partnered with CiaGroup in Brazil for card issuance, and is expanding their partnerships to include and absorb other licensed financial entities, setting a new, highly regulated and secure model for the rest of the Americas.

 

SOURCE MEDSiS International

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