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Blockchain takes on forgeries, counterfeits

Mobile Payments Today

Counterfeiting is an absolutely massive industry, logging in trillions of dollars every year. It can be a big threat both to consumers who unknowingly purchase these products and retailers as well looking to sell legitimate products.

Malaysia's Mobile Money, Bangladesh's bKash Team With Ripple On eWallet Remittances

PYMNTS

Blockchain-based global payments provider Ripple announced it has entered into an arrangement under which Malaysian mobile wallet provider Mobile Money, and bKash , a provider of mobile financial services to more than 45 million people in Bangladesh, will conduct transactions through the RippleNet network.

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CBDC for Retail, Wholesale and International Payments

Accenture

Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) would help advance the digitalisation of payments and the economy as a whole. Retail, wholesale and international payments using CBDC would expand choices, enabling more diversified payment systems and greater autonomy for the central bank.

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Stopping PPP Fraud

Abrigo

How Institutions Can Avoid Fraud Surprises in the Next Round of the PPP BSA and fraud professionals saw a spike in PPP fraud during the first two rounds of funding. How can they be better prepared to prevent fraud in this next round? Would you like others articles like this in your inbox?

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5 Things a Data Scientist Can Do to Stay Current

DataRobot together with Snowflake – a leading cloud data platform provider — is helping data scientists stay current with the latest technology and data science best practices so that they can excel in an increasingly AI-driven workplace. Five Things a Data Scientist Can Do to Stay Current offers data scientists guidance for thriving in AI-driven enterprises.

4 Ways to Ensure You’re Getting the Most Out of Your Technology Vendor Relationships

Strategically Speaking

We all know the drill. You have a technology need, so you begin researching options and solutions. Perhaps you send out an RFP. Then comes demos from vendors, meetings with your Senior Management Team, IT Steering Committee, and maybe the Board.

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FinCEN Hits Capital One For $390 Million; Says Bank Violated Bank Secrecy Act

PYMNTS

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) late Friday (Jan. 15) announced that it is assessing a $390 million penalty against Capital One for engaging in what it says are “both willful and negligent violations” of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA).

API Driven Insurance-As-A-Service Can Learn From Banking

Daily Fintech

In earlier posts, I wrote of the ecosystem opportunity in insurance with references to embedded insurance. A tangible strategy in vogue for capitalizing on such opportunities is through an insurance-as-a-service approach.

Human Trafficking: Closer to Home Than You Think

Abrigo

Human trafficking is a global problem that affects us all. Often times people think human trafficking only happens in third world countries. This $150 billion industry is closer to home than you might think, but together we can prevent it. .

Visa: COVID-19 payment habits may be here to stay

Payments Source

Going forward, most consumers expect to be offered a variety of digital payment options in-stores in a post-COVID-19 world and that SMBs expect that change to be permanent, a Visa study finds. Contactless payments Coronavirus Visa

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

QR Code: It's cool again

Mobile Payments Today

John Minor is Chief Product Officer for PayNearMe. John shares his knowledge and expertise on QR code and why this formerly forgotten marketing tool has suddenly become on of the industry's favorite ways to pay

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APIs, Data Analytics Bring Cash Flow Control To The Back Office

PYMNTS

The pandemic is causing fluctuations in the global economy, and supply and demand shifts are causing many businesses to face liquidity stresses and limited credit access. These factors are putting companies to the test, especially in how they handle their corporate finances.

This Week in Fintech ending 15 January 2021

Daily Fintech

This week our experts brought you the following insights based on their experience as investors, entrepreneurs & executives.

SBA Uses Do Not Pay List to Thwart Further PPP Fraud

Abrigo

High-risk transactions identified To combat PPP fraud, the SBA Office of Inspector General (OIG) has collaborated with the U.S. Department of the Treasury Do Not Pay (DNP) Business Center. . Would you like other articles like this in your inbox?

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The Empowered Consumer

When it comes to working with the empowered consumer, AI has the power to help your business thrive by leveraging your own data to better understand your customers. Read our ebook, The Empowered Consumer, to learn more about how AI can help you connect with your customers.

In bid to buy Cardtronics, NCR aims to reinvent the ATM

Payments Source

CEO Michael Hayford wants to transform Cardtronics' ATM fleet into a distribution network for fintech services. But first he has to persuade the company to accept his offer. Fintech ATMs M&A NCR Cardtronics

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How Britain paid for war: bond holders in the Great War 1914-32

BankUnderground

Norma Cohen. This post contributes to our occasional series of guest posts by external researchers who have used the Bank of England’s archives for their work on subjects outside traditional central banking topics. In August 1914, Britain was the world’s wealthiest country.

New Regulations Could Push US Dollar Stablecoins Into The Payments Mainstream

PYMNTS

For stablecoins, concept is edging closer to reality, especially for digital dollars – with a dose of regulatory clarity.

Bitcoin is the first true religion of the 21st century?

Daily Fintech

After hitting an all-time high of nearly $42,000, Bitcoin fell all the way to around $30,000 and now its back to around $35,000. The drastic shifts illustrate bitcoin’s volatility and suggest that investors should hold on tight for what could be a a turbulent ride.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Lessons Learned from the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Strategically Speaking

Many communities, especially in Louisiana, are still in recovery mode from the 2020 hurricane season, and that there’s still a lot of hard work ahead. Our thoughts and well wishes remain with all of those impacted during this very difficult year.

PPRO raises $180 million and is now valued at $1 billion

Payments Source

The latest round includes two new investors, Eurazeo Growth and Wellington Management, as well as one returning shareholder, Sprints Capital. Venture funding Payment processing Venture capital

How Community Banks Can Take Advantage of Rising Interest Rates

Banker to Banker

As shown in the graph below, we may be witnessing the end of a multi-decade bull run in bonds. After many decades of decline, interest rates may be on the rise for years to come. This development is creating an opportunity for community banks to book longer-term fixed-rate loans with higher profit margins. However, borrower demand is forcing banks to make loans with 5, 10, and even 20-year fixed-rate maturities.

FAA OKs American Robotics Drones To Fly Without Human Operators

PYMNTS

The Federal Aviation Administration is letting commercial drone-maker American Robotics operate drones without on-site pilots — but with a number of caveats, according to a decision recently posted on the agency’s website.

Data Science Fails: Building AI You Can Trust

The new DataRobot whitepaper, Data Science Fails: Building AI You Can Trust, outlines eight important lessons that organizations must understand to follow best data science practices and ensure that AI is being implemented successfully.

Prepaid Revolution part 3: what this will do for bank stocks 

Daily Fintech

TLDR: prepaid accounts and cards are not a good trend for incumbent banks, the kind of banks that make up a bank Index ETF such as KBE. I Am Not A Financial Advisor (IANAFA), Do Your Own Diligence (DYOD). Many investors think bank stocks are good value today.

2021 Municipal Bond Market Outlook

SWBC's LenderHub

While 2020 started out as a difficult year for Municipal Bonds, those investors that were nimble and not ruled by fear, ended up having a good—if not a great—year.

E-commerce shops struggle with false declines as more shoppers come online

Payments Source

E-commerce merchants may need more data to ensure they are not turning down sales from first-time online shoppers. Fraud detection Online payments

Getting More Granular on Credit Risk in the Midst of the Pandemic

Banker to Banker

Credit is always changing, and CenterState watches a variety of markers such as corporate bond credit spreads, vacancy rates, net effective rents and many others in order to help us understand credit. Three of those important credit metrics are the probability of default (POD) by industry, the rate of change of that POD, and the volatility of credit of each industry

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.