Vaccine rollout faces challenges in France’s poorest region

first_imgSAINT-DENIS, France (AP) — Many people lining up for vaccines in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis are particularly grateful for the injections. The surrounding region is the poorest in mainland France, with 130 languages spoken and the country’s highest rise in mortality last spring. Up to 75 percent of the population is made up of immigrants and those with immigrant roots. France’s already troubled vaccine campaign faces special challenges in this region. So officials are sending out a special bus to visit street markets and assigning “vaccination ambassadors” who speak several languages to provide vaccine information — and fight disinformation that spreads fast.last_img read more

The card-not-present chronicles: As members shift to e-commerce, a new debit card frontier emerges

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Doug Leighton Doug Leighton, Head of Community Accounts, leads a national team of Account Executives and Managers responsible for sales and relationship activities at over 3,000 US-based Credit Unions. In this … Web: Details We are in the midst of a sea change with how members shop and view their payment options as more turn to shopping digitally. It is a game changing opportunity for retailers and a bellwether for financial institutions to ready their infrastructure for increases in e-commerce and online transactions.A credit union’s ability to help facilitate a seamless online shopping experience to its customers is one of the most potent competitive differentiators in the current COVID-19 work from home economy. Credit unions that fail to rethink their e-commerce strategy will fall behind and lose market share along with a long standing impact on their growth and profitability.A case for debit cards and the importance of optimizing your debit e-commerce strategyThe top three use cases for debit cards have traditionally been face-to-face interactions – in a recent study, customers use their debit cards primarily to get cash from the ATM (72%), to pay for things in store by PIN (69%), and to pay for things in store by signature (52%). When consumers shop online (also known as card-not-present or CNP), they tend to reach for their credit cards rather than debit because they perceive credit as a “safer” option. Debit cards are in fact a safe option to use online with embedded features like continuous fraud monitoring and Visa’s Zero Liability Policy, however consumer perception remains misinformed. In addition, the experience of making purchases online tends to be worse than using a debit card in store with over half of credit unions typically declining more than 10 in 100 transactions. Consumer dormancy and spend attrition increases anywhere from 2-7x after a decline and when met with this situation, many consumers unfortunately are left with a lasting impression. This is a significant opportunity for awareness and education with more than 80% of purchase volume coming from debit cards for many credit unions.What can be done?Credit unions need to adapt their debit card programs to better serve their members and their evolving behaviors towards CNP use cases. Members are rethinking their daily habits in the wake of the pandemic including where and how they spend, it is imperative to take a holistic approach to improve and implement tactics that will foster trust across your debit portfolios and optimize the online debit shopping experience.Follow along with The Card-Not-Present Chronicles, a monthly series exploring the top five areas of focus credit unions should be thinking through and implementing to drive debit card usage and a positive e-commerce experience for their members. The series will take a deep dive into:Assessing the performance of your CNP program, identify opportunities, and formulating a strategy to drive growthAuthorization strategy and its impact on customer experience and retentionMass marketing and education campaigns to educate customers about the benefits of using their debit card onlineTargeted marketing campaigns infused with advanced analytics to help drive adoption and spendReward and incentive structures that issuers can put in place to support their debit programsThe next article will dive into the critical first steps that credit unions can take to assess the strength and performance of their card not present program. This will help credit unions understand and better appreciate their current state, before they start formulating a plan to improve their card not present program.last_img read more

Checkout crazy requirements needed to join Mayweather’s ‘The Money Team’

first_imgA man of Floyd Mayweather’s wealth and status never travels solo but the requirements of being part of his entourage are pretty mental. As per a video from The Richest, in order to be part of Mayweather’s’ ‘The Money Team’ – one must go to extreme lengths to protect the 50-0 undefeated boxer and the upwards £250,000 sums of cash he regularly carries around with him when he’s out and about. Loading… As expected, the Irishman did not take too kindly to what happened when asked about the fracas. “Juicehead fools,” said McGregor, as per MMA Fighting. Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The 18 Most Visited Cities In The World6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The WorldCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe10 Of The Best Places Around The World To Go Stargazing7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchIt’s Time To Show How Bad Some Women Can Really BeBest Car Manufacturers In The World Read Also: Anthony Joshua backs Fury to win rematch against Wilder Mayweather and his clique will be in the United Kingdom soon as they embark on a ‘Legendary Icon tour’ – which include stops at Newcastle, Cardiff, London and Derby. There’s also a meet-and-greet session at a budget Blackpool hotel, with £150 the fixed price to take a photo with Mayweather. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “I don’t know, man. I didn’t even see them until they were on top of me. I was like, ‘what?’ and then everybody was pushing and shoving. But, handbags, we call that back where I come from. It means it’s nothing, it’s just handbags. It’s just a term we use. “We’re having a good time, but I’ll tell you what, if those fucking juiceheads [do it again], I’ll slap the hell out of all of them. If something like that happens at the next one, something will have to happen.” ‘The Money Team’ are widely viewed as merely being Mayweather’s stooges but according to Rod Brasswell, who has been friends with McGregor since 1987, there’s much more to it. “It’s a collaboration of entrepreneurial minded people that are highly-educated with good common sense,” Braswell told the New York Post. “Floyd looks out for everybody and gives them an opportunity to go forward. Everybody is not meant to go forward, but he at least tries to put you in position to go forward.” In fact, it’s said that when Mayweather utters the words “sick them” – his bodyguards are expected to go on the attack. Mayweather memorably told his team to “Form Voltron” during a press conference with Conor McGregor ahead of their money-spinning boxing bout in 2020. The guards followed the command and promptly surround the Notorious with a scuffle ensuing on stage after McGregor’s team leapt to his defence.last_img read more