Today In Payments: Eyes US IPO; Uber’s Nahar Chosen To Run Goldman’s Marcus

Today In Payments: Eyes US IPO; Uber’s Nahar Chosen To Run Goldman’s Marcus

May 18, 2021 at 09:18PM

In today’s top news, is seeking an IPO, a proposed New York City Council bill would require that restaurant aggregators share customer data with restaurants, and Goldman Sachs has tapped an Uber Technologies executive to operate its Marcus digital banking division.

Workplace Collab Platform Seeks US IPO

Monday (May 17) was a significant day for, with the workplace collaboration company announcing it had filed an F-1 registration with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a proposed initial public offering (IPO) of its ordinary shares.

Uber’s Nahar Tapped to Run Goldman’s Marcus Division

Goldman Sachs has hired away an Uber Technologies executive to run its Marcus digital banking arm. Peeyush Nahar is set to join the firm at the start of June and will take a spot that was left empty earlier this year, when Omer Ismail left Goldman to run Walmart’s new FinTech upstart.

NYC Introduces Bill to Require Restaurant Aggregators to Share Customer Data

A proposed New York City Council bill that was recently introduced would make restaurant aggregators share customer data with eateries. The bill, which was proposed by Council Member Keith Powers, would require third-party food delivery services to share information with eateries like “the customer’s name, phone number, email address, delivery address and the contents of their order.”

Metromile, Hippo Team on Discount for Bundling Home, Auto Insurance

Metromile, the digital insurance platform and pay-per-mile vehicle insurer, and Hippo Insurance Services, which provides home insurance, will work together to offer a multipolicy discount on auto and homeowners insurance.

Mecum Auctions Now Takes Crypto Via BitPay for Collector Cars

Mecum Auctions will be taking digital currency for payment. The payments will be accepted through BitPay. “BitPay provides a powerful, streamlined process that makes crypto transactions simple for both our customers and our accounting team,” Mecum Auctions Chief Operating Officer Sam Murtaugh said in a release.

Installment Payments Expand Consumer Access to Premium Pet Care Products

Dog and cat owners can spend between $1,000 and $1,800 on their pets during just the first year they own them, leading a number of them to look for flexible spending options to keep their animals happy and their budgets in check. An increasing proportion of consumers are looking for buy now, pay later (BNPL) options to help them spread out the cost of their pet-related purchases without compromising on care or merchandise for their pets.

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