PSCU’s KnockOut gathers credit unions from across the country to compete in annual innovation marathon

first_img continue reading » PSCU is bringing together credit union thought leaders and their leading-edge ideas to compete in its seventh annual innovation marathon, KnockOut. The 24-hour competition will take place May 14-16, 2019, at our headquarters in St. Petersburg, Fla. Fourteen teams from 11 different Owner credit unions – from Washington, D.C., to Hawaii – will compete to design the brightest, freshest solutions for the credit unions of tomorrow.The theme for this year’s competition, “Discover Your Possibilities,” aligns with the event’s goal to help PSCU Owner credit unions effectively compete, win and prosper in the payments industry. KnockOut features four- to five-person teams that have 24 hours to ideate, design and present their breakthrough prototype and marketing ideas to a panel of judges. Each team must explain its product’s function, feasibility, industry impact, time to market, cost and ROI. The idea must also fall into one of three categories: member experience, credit union experience or growth.Each team will select one presenter to sell its idea in seven minutes to the judging panel. Semi-finalists will then be selected to proceed to the Spotlight Round. Finalists will present and be videoed, and the winner will be voted on by PSCU employees and our Owner credit unions to determine first, second and third places. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Inbound Spanish Coalition appoints Alberto Garzon as gambling supervisor

first_img Despite failing to secure a parliamentary majority, the agreed ‘socialist coalition’ of PSOE and Podemos (minority partner) have confirmed that Alberto Garzon Espinosa will be appointed as Minister of Consumer Affairs to oversee Spain’s gambling regulatory development.On Sunday, Spain’s parliamentary vote saw PSOE leader Pedro Sanchez fail once more in his attempt to secure a governing majority despite Catalan independence party Esquerra obliging its MPs to abstain from voting.An embarrassed Sanchez failed to secure the required 176 votes (165 in favour) approving PSOE-Podemos coalition pact, as a number of provincial party MPs voted against PSOE’s governing mandate.Spanish Parliament will vote once again this week, as Sanchez and Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias try to convince provincial party MPs that the socialist coalition will govern with a ‘progressive agenda in mind’.Alberto Garzon is the current deputy of Podemos and further serves as the leader of Spanish left-wing coalition Izquierda Unida (United Left).Spanish news sources report that as the intended Minister of Consumer Affairs, Garzon’s department will be issued with new responsibilities overseeing the regulatory development of Spanish gambling – a mandate formerly overseen by Spain’s Finance Ministry.“Alberto Garzon will assume a portfolio that brings together the rights of consumers, ecological and responsible engagements, gambling and betting houses,” PSOE informed national media.In its update, PSOE and Podemos underline that gambling needs to be overseen by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, as gambling addiction requires close scrutiny by Spain’s national health services and stakeholders.Agreeing on coalition terms, PSOE and Podemos leadership have stated that they will deliver concrete reforms to Spanish Gambling, approving reforms on Spanish advertising and further federal controls on land-based gambling venues. Share Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 Related Articles Share Submit StumbleUpon Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020last_img read more