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Exploring B2B Payments with Kurt Knackstedt of Troovo

Business to business payments may not get the same amount of coverage as other areas in the payments world, but they are just as important!

When it comes to B2B payments though there are challenges that need to be navigated, as enterprise payments in particular, are susceptible to fraud, unnecessary labor costs and potential errors. Our guest this week is Kurt Knackstedt who is the CEO of Troovo, a technology company focused on virtualizing and removing manual intervention within transaction-based industries. This focus on tech has enabled Troovo to improve the B2B payment systems for a wide variety of organizations using Robotic Process Automation or RPA.

Listen in to get Kurt’s insight on the world of B2B payments and beyond!

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Reviewing Credit Cards the Right Way with Brooklyn Lowery of CardRatings.com

These days, consumers make so many decisions based on ratings and reviews… and it’s no different when it comes to credit cards. But how do you determine what the top credit card is, and how can you trust online reviews?

Our guest this week is Brooklyn Lowery who is the Senior Manager & Site Editor for CardRatings.com, a website that aims to provide useful resources, tools, and reviews for credit cards. Brooklyn had much to say about how the site works, remains unbiased, and what consumers really should be looking for in a credit card. Listen in!

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Rethinking Company Card Usage with Andrew Jamison of Extend

Running a business in this day and age often necessitates the use of a company card for business purchases. Yet, there is inherent risk in passing the company card information around to employees and contractors. Fortunately, there now exists a fintech solution to simplify company card usage, making it more secure, and easier to control spending…

Scott was joined on this episode by Andrew Jamison, who is the CEO of Extend. Extend is a platform which enables business cardholders to instantly share their credit card with employees and freelancers without ever exposing their card number or losing control over spend. Listen in as Scott and Andrew chat about how companies use business cards, and how Extend is helping drive innovation in this field forward.

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Merchant Service Industry Success Strategies with Marc Beauchamp of Bankcard Life

No matter if you’re a field sales representative, sales manager, issuer, acquirer, ISO, agent, or connected to merchant services and payments in some other way… a sustainable career and being a part of a lucrative business is the goal.

Still, the road to true success in this industry is often winding and not always easy. Fortunately, there are folks out there who have seen a lot of success and are willing to share their wisdom, such as our guest this week, Marc Beauchamp.

Marc has worked in the merchant services industry since 1995 and has hired and trained several thousand merchant services professionals over the span of his career. His most recent position he served as President of a Super ISO with over 2,000 sales partners and 2B in annual processing. Listen in to his great insight!

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Regulatory and Business Challenges in Crypto and Cannabis with Joshua Radbod of Avantpay

There are many industries that present incredible financial opportunities for businesses and professionals, but legal status and regulation of them are still murky. This presents unique challenges, especially when it comes to two monster industries… cannabis and cryptocurrency. One way to help navigate these challenges is to bring experts and businesspeople from around the industry together, which is what our featured guest and organization this week is doing.

Scott is joined by Joshua Radbod, Co-Founder of Avantpay. Avantpay are impartial conference facilitators for private & public sector experts in payments, cannabis, and cryptocurrency… and they have their inaugural conference, Avantpay|19, on September 30 – October 1, 2019, at the Omni Shoreham in Washington DC.

Listen in to hear great insight on the business and regulatory challenges facing those in cryptocurrency and cannabis industries… and how they can be overcome.

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Payments Technology and Integrations with Ryan Hallet of Payroc

These days, having success in the world of payments is impossible to achieve without understanding, and embracing technology. Specifically, payments integrations are crucial as so many ISVs, ISOs, Agents, and beyond recognize the power of it for merchants and consumers.

But what are some of the key things to consider when approaching technology, integrations, and payments?

To cover this and more Scott was joined by Ryan Hallet, Chief Marketing Officer at Payroc, which drives commerce for businesses with any time, anywhere payment solutions. Payroc works with merchants, ISOs and Agents, and Developers/ISVs… So they have a truly unique perspective on how technology and payments can work seamlessly for the benefit of everyone.

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Financial Counseling for Consumers with Jim Triggs of Money Management International

On this show we turn our focus to a side of the payments and finance spaces that isn’t covered enough but is so important… the realities of consumers having financial struggles.

Fortunately, there are many out there who are working to help individuals tackle their financial challenges (such as debt). Jim Triggs is the Senior Vice President of Operations from one such organization called Money Management International or MMI, which strives to change how America overcomes financial challenges; one person, one experience, one solution at a time.

Listen in has he covers the financial challenges many consumers face, and how his organization, and many other financial organizations are helping in the fight.

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Using Fintech to Revolutionize the Web with Stefan Thomas of Coil

Financial technology offers boundless opportunity for innovation… and with cryptocurrencies, the blockchain, instant payments, and more it’s never been easier to re-think existing systems. On this show, Scott is joined by a Stefan Thomas who has founded a company, Coil, that aims to completely revolutionize the way the web works.

Stefan has a deep background in fintech…introducing millions of people to Bitcoin, and was in charge of the technology for the third largest cryptocurrency (Ripple). Now his mission is to help creators/businesses monetize their content in more effective and sustainable ways. His insight helps drive one of the most fascinating conversations on PayPod yet!

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Talking Credit Cards and Travel Rewards with Jason Steele

On this episode we’re talking all about credit cards from the consumer side, with a special focus on travel rewards. Scott is joined by Jason Steele, who is a journalist and a nationally recognized expert on the subjects of credit and credit cards. Jason’s work has been featured at mainstream outlets such as Yahoo! Finance, MSN Money, and Business Insider.

Jason’s also well known within the community of travel rewards enthusiasts as the Senior Points and Miles Contributor for The Points Guy and other outlets on the subjects of airline rewards and family travel. Lastly, he also produces the CardCon conference, where many of the experts in the credit card journalism and blogging space gather.

Simply put, Jason has excellent perspective to provide on all things credit cards. Listen along below!

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