In today’s top news, Square reported strong second-quarter results, and COVID-19-related fraud has reached $100 million in the U.S. Plus, Walmart’s Sean Slovenski is stepping down.
Square saw its shares skyrocket on Tuesday (Aug. 4) after the San Francisco-based financial services company posted better-than-expected quarterly results for its mobile payment app.
SocialCatfish.com, the identity verification nonprofit, reported that losses from COVID-19 fraud and ID theft have reached nearly $100 million in the U.S. since the pandemic emerged in March. The California-based agency reported that the number of complaints about coronavirus scams has doubled in most states.
Sean Slovenski will step down from his position as senior vice president and president of health and wellness of Walmart. Slovenski joined Walmart in 2018 and worked to expand the company’s healthcare market, including opening clinics.
LendingClub posted second-quarter results on Tuesday (Aug. 4) that showed a drop in origination volume as anticipated, while loan investor demand displayed early indications of recovery.
The great digital shift has brought all manner of activities into the virtual realm, which would seem like bad news for Coinstar and its ubiquitous machines that allow consumers to turn their pocket change into gift cards. But CEO Jim Gaherity tells PYMNTS that the stage is set for turning physical currency into bits, bytes and cryptocurrency — a great application for his company’s kiosks.
Not many consumers are making their way to bowling alleys these days, so some operators see the chance to strike it big by taking bowling online. In this month’s Digital Identity Tracker, Vikram Rao, director of financial planning and analysis at the mobile gaming platform Skillz, explains how bowling apps are using novel digital ID tech to strike out the bad guys and spare legitimate consumers.
Diageo – the world’s largest spirits maker – has taken a 1.3 billion pound ($1.7 billion) write-down as a result of a bigger-than-expected decline in sales.