Weekly Coffee Break: Roundup of Industry News

Weekly Coffee Break: Roundup of Industry News

Weekly Roundup of Industry News

Every week, we’ll share a roundup of industry news and fun links because these resources have informed, entertained, and inspired us.

Here’s our weekly roundup of industry news:

ACI Worldwide’s Mike Rogers Recognized by Auto Finance Industry – ACI Worldwide, a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, announced today that Mike Rogers has been recognized by SubPrime Auto Finance News Magazine in its inaugural “Trailblazers, Innovators and Disruptors” awards, featured in the July/August issue.

How to Help Your Teen Financially Prepare for College – A recent survey found that 48% of parents expect their children to pay for some or all of their college. Many young adults are now graduating with some amount of student loan debt. Is it possible to get a college degree without having to spend the next twenty years paying it off?

10 Things the Most Successful CEOs Say to Themselves Every Morning – How you start your day determines how much success you’ll find in your future. Here are some positive and inspiring messages to start your mornings with.

Who’ll Be The ‘Netflix’ Of Payments? – If you’re like most people, at some point over the weekend, you probably watched something on Netflix. Eighty-one million people consume more than 100 million hours of programming every day via this wildly popular app. I am one of those 81 million people who, this month, is hooked on the drama of the Rayburn family in “Bloodline.” That Danny Rayburn is one bad dude.

Netflix launched in 1999 and is worth $42 billion today. I started thinking about how it became an addictive consumer habit that’s also disrupted the media consumption ecosystem and the many feeder systems associated with it — like advertising. And whether there was anything that payments and commerce can take away from its success as everyone today jockeys for position to become the next addictive digital consumer commerce habit.

I think so. So, settle in with your cuppa joe and see whether you agree.

Top 10 Ways to get out of the House and Make New Friends – You can probably predict one of the items on this list, but this week’s we’re looking at apps, games, and other tools that can shake up your routine, get you out of the house, and help you explore your community—or beyond.

The CFPB wants to hear from the public about payday loans – When cash is tight, some people turn to payday and similar loans to make ends meet. Though these loans offer quick access to money, they often carry an average annual interest rate of over 300 percent, in addition to other fees. For some people these loans become debt traps.