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Physical bank branches are good for building relationships with customers whom the bank hopes will buy more services over time.
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P2P payment apps are booming, thanks to the pandemic

Mar 15, 2021
It can feel safer to send money with a mobile peer-to-peer app. Usage is expected to keep growing after the economy recovers.
Consumers are using peer-to-peer apps for investing and other purposes beyond receiving payments.
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Venmo emoji use is changing in the coronavirus economy

Apr 21, 2020
The payment app's public transactions reveal consumer spending habits during COVID-19 restrictions.
Recent mask emoji usage has grown by 2000% compared to March 2017, according to Quartz's analysis of Venmo data.
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Busking in the age of Venmo

May 13, 2019
Street performers try to attract tips by having payment app accounts. But cash is still king.
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A tale of two payment apps

Apr 26, 2019
Venmo and Zelle look like they should be competitors. But the two payment apps serve very different audiences.
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Are we trading security for emojis on Venmo?

The Federal Trade Commission found the app's security and privacy protections disclosures lacking.
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Instagram entrepreneurs are searching vintage racks for you

May 25, 2018
A new breed of shoppers are snapping up vintage clothing on the social media platform.
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Is Venmo making us petty?

We want to know if the money-sharing app is causing angst among your friends.
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