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Used Car Financing Idea Proposal

Used Car Financing Idea Proposal

Research Question: Which dealers and finance companies will suffer the most from a slowing used auto sales cycle? Report Available: September 10, 2015   Blueshift’s initial research shows several Wall Street analysts claiming subprime auto loans are approaching bubble status, while auto industry experts believe subprime loans are at safe levels. A large number of leased cars will […]

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Cardtronics Reaches Limit in U.S. But International Markets Still Open

Research Question: Will the possible loss of the 7-Eleven account, declining same-store sales and decelerating sector growth spell doom for Cardtronics? Or can it offset these issues through acquisitions and organic growth? Companies: C, CATM, DBD, FISV, MA, NCR, TYO:3382, TYO:8410, V By: Susan Jennings Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Given […]

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PayPal Mobile Payments Effort Faces Many Challenges

Research Question: Can eBay’s PayPal remain the dominant mobile payment provider in light of slow consumer adoption and increasing competition? Companies: AAPL, AMZN, DFS, EBAY, EPA:ING, GOOG, HYC, INTU, MA, NCR, PAY, SBUX, V, VOD By: David Franklin Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Sources are split regarding eBay Inc.’s. (EBAY) PayPal […]

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Bitcoin Whisper

Bitcoin Whisper

Research Question: Will the emergence of Bitcoin be the downfall of traditional payment services or will existing companies benefit from integrating the new currency? Companies Covered: PayPal (EBAY), American Express (AXP), Visa (V), Amazon (AMZN), Western Union (WU) Report Available: January 22, 2013   Blueshift’s initial research indicates that Bitcoin, with its low transaction cost, is threatening […]

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Small Business Loans and Hiring Up QQ, Tempered by Election

Research Question: Have lending availability and hiring improved for small businesses in the fourth quarter to date? By: Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: BAC, C, COF, JPM, MAN, WFC Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Small business lending has continued to improve into the fourth quarter, and small businesses’ hiring levels have been stable to […]

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Small Business Credit and Hiring Whisper

Small Business Credit and Hiring Whisper

Research Question: Are the increases in credit availability for small businesses leading to an increase in hiring in the next six months? Companies: Bank of America (BAC), Capital One (COF), Citigroup (C), JP Morgan Chase (JPM), Mastercard (MA), Visa (V), Wells Fargo (WFC)   Initial research by Blueshift indicates that despite small businesses’ increased access to credit, it remains […]

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Pitney Bowes Whisper

Pitney Bowes Whisper

Research Question: Will Pitney Bowes’ postage meter machines continue to be a staple at small, medium and large businesses or will it fall victim to increasing competition from Neopost and digital offerings? Companies: Pitney Bowes (PBI), Neopost SA (NEO)   Initial research by Blueshift indicates Pitney Bowes products helping improve retention rates for its postage […]

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VeriFone Deal Gives PayPal M-Commerce Momentum

Research Question: Will PayPal dominate the mobile POS payment industry with its VeriFone partnership? By:  David Franklin Companies: aAPL, AMZN, AXP, DFS, EBAY, GOOG, INTU, MA, PAY, S, SBUX, V Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The partnership between eBay Inc.’s (EBAY) PayPal and VeriFone Systems Inc. (PAY) will not be enough […]

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Mobile POS Payments Slow to Take Off, eBay Sellers Using Amazon and Craigslist (AMZN, EBAY)

Research Questions: Will more shoppers and brick-and-mortar merchants find it advantageous to pay with their PayPal account? Will Amazon.com be able to lure buyers and sellers away from eBay? By: David Franklin Companies: AAPL, AMZN, AXP, EBAY, GDOT, GOOG, GRPN, INTU, JSD:4755, MA, PAY, V, YHOO Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings […]

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Green Dot Holds Prepaid Card Lead, Banks Slow to Enter Market (GDOT)

Research Question: How are sales for Green Dot and NetSpend, and what new products are emerging in the unbanked market? By: David Franklin Companies:  AXP, BAC, COF, EBAY, EEFT, GDOT, GOOG, LIN:BAZC1, MA, MGI, NTSP, TYO:3382, WMT, WU Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Growing demand for prepaid cards is expected to […]

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