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Today in FinTech: NFTs for hotel rooms

In today’s FinTech news, AWS Healthcare Accelerator is launching another health equity program. In addition, hotel reservations are converted to NFT.

Amazon Web Services launches a new healthcare cohort

Amazon Web Services (AWS) introduces AWS Healthcare Accelerator, which will focus on health equity. The new program builds on the $40 million AWS Health Equity Initiative, a three-year global commitment to support innovations in the space. Both solutions are part of AWS for Health, a collaboration between AWS services and AWS Partner Network solutions.

NFTs used for hotel and resort bookings

Available hotel rooms are converted into non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to allow customers to buy and sell reservations similar to how concert tickets are resold on third-party operators like Stubhub. The move is intended to help hotel owners reduce excess inventory caused by last-minute cancellations while providing guests with some flexibility.

FinTechs get zero fraud guarantee for inbound digital transfers

Ingo Money CEO Drew Edwards and Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer Lisa McFarland spoke with PYMNTS’ Karen Webster about her new approach to fraud and risk management. The Company’s inbound digital transfer and risk management services use an application programming interface (API) to protect issuers against fraud risks associated with inbound debits, digital wallets and wire transfers.

FinTech Gibobs Gets Backing From Global PayTech Ventures

European FinTech platform Gibobs Allbanks recently received funding from Global PayTech Ventures (GPT). Gibobs Allbanks helps people find mortgages, insurance, payment tools and loans for construction companies, developers and real estate professionals.

Stripe apps provide a one-stop shop for users, allowing developers to expand their reach

Stripe introduces Stripe Apps and Stripe App Marketplace to create an interdependent hub for payment-related apps and also give developers a place to build and publish apps. The Stripe App Marketplace includes apps from DocuSign, Dropbox, Intercom, Mailchimp, Ramp, and Xero with more being added.

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NEW PYMNTS DATA: THE CUSTOM PURCHASING EXPERIENCE STUDY – MAY 2022

About: PYMNTS’ survey of 2,094 consumers for The Tailored Shopping Experience report, a collaboration with Elastic Path, shows where merchants are succeeding and where they need to up their game to deliver a personalized shopping experience.