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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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Unbanked Ranks to Grow, Wal-Mart and Green Dot Lead (GDOT)

Research Question: Which retailers will lead in developing financial services for the growing number of “unbanked” customers, and which alternative financial companies will benefit? By: David Franklin Companies: BBY, GDOT, NTSP, MGI, SHLD, TYO:3382 WMT, WU Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Demand for alternative financial services for the unbanked and underbanked is […]

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