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The PYMNTS 5-In-1: April 13 Daily Data Digest

Yep, it’s that time again. Time for the Daily Data Digest.

AKA: The PYMNTS 5-in-1 fast stats of the day.

So what’s trending today?

Starbucks’ overhauled mobile app (and rewards system), SMBs are optimistic about growth — but weary of the economy, Max Levchin’s Affirm brought in some cash, more Uber regulator data woes, and data on FBI ransomware malware attack complaints.

Here’s how the numbers broke down:

300 Points | The number of points a Starbucks customer needs in order to upgrade to Gold membership now. Under the new mobile app system, customers are rewarded based on dollars spent, instead of number of drinks bought.

69 Percent | Amount of SMB executives who have a positive outlook for the next 12 months, according to a new JPMorgan business study.

100 Million |Affirm, The FinTech startup founded by Max Levchin has reportedly raised $100 million in Series D funding. As a result the unicorn territory with a valuation of $800 million.

12 Million | The number of Uber drivers/users that U.S. regulators have gathered data over the past six months, according to Uber.

2,453 | The amount of complaints related to ransomware attacks the FBI received in 2015 — amounting to $24.1 million is losses for victims.

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New PYMNTS Report: Preventing Financial Crimes Playbook – July 2020 

Call it the great tug-of-war. Fraudsters are teaming up to form elaborate rings that work in sync to launch account takeovers. Chris Tremont, EVP at Radius Bank, tells PYMNTS that financial institutions (FIs) can beat such highly organized fraudsters at their own game. In the July 2020 Preventing Financial Crimes Playbook, Tremont lays out how.

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