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When a FinTech CEO steps down (#Monzo)

Chris Skinner

In any business, there are different movers and shakers. Some can create momentum; some can maintain momentum; some create ideas; some kill ideas; some run the business; some change the business; and so on and so on and so on. I’m an ideas guy. I could never run a business.

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What Sticks? Five Data-Driven Behaviors That Will Define America’s Reopening

PYMNTS

Pandemic aside, business in the digital era is still data driven. Guesswork about the consumer and his or her behavior is not necessary or advisable.

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What’s the point of an office?

Chris Skinner

There are lots of headlines and articles talking about the end of the office. You think about it, and it kind of makes sense. In a digital age, why do we have to go to a physical office? Why do we all cram ourselves into buses, cars and trains every … The post What’s the point of an office?

Uber, Grubhub merger would scramble food delivery platforms

Mobile Payments Today

A proposed merger between Uber and Grubhub would have profound implications on an already hyper-competitive food delivery industry in the U.S., potentially putting added pressure on small, independent restaurants

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Will Cannabis Banking Turn Over a New Leaf After COVID-19?

Abrigo

Key Takeaways Cannabis-related businesses have thrived during the pandemic, without help from the federal government. Despite their continued growth, CRBs remain largely underbanked. Perceptions around banking CRBs are changing as well, opening the door for more financial institutions.

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Next-gen central banking | Pillar 1: Harness the power of data

Accenture

Our first post identified five areas central banks should focus on to become the digital regulators of tomorrow. Let’s take a closer look at the first pillar.

How the coronavirus lockdown transformed MoneyGram

Payments Source

The challenge posed by digital-only remittance services has prompted a rapid change at MoneyGram. Money transfers Cross border payments Remittances Digital payments Coronavirus MoneyGram

PPP Forgiveness Timeline: What Lenders Need to Know

Abrigo

Key Takeaways The PPP forgiveness process is a major concern among community financial institutions, and many worry about having the resources to handle it.

Why Hyperledger Says It’s Prime Time For Blockchain

PYMNTS

Is now the prime time for blockchain ? As COVID-19 has disrupted supply chains worldwide, Brian Behlendorf , executive director of Hyperledger , told Karen Webster that the pandemic has spurred a shift in thinking about new use cases for permissioned blockchains.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Navigating the Open Banking journey

Accenture

European banks have, over the last two years, been navigating an interesting and complicated journey into the world of Open Banking and PSD2. Here at Accenture, we have gained extensive Open Banking experience working with more than 50 banks globally.

Unicorns and incumbents are equally challenged in this crisis

Chris Skinner

I’ve often questioned the valuations of unicorns in technology, whether it be Uber or Revolut. And here we are in lockdown world and the valuations of most unicorns are crashing overnight. Monzo’s value is down 40 percent, and FinTech funding is at a three year low.

Can digital ID work without AI, blockchain and consumer ownership?

Payments Source

Getting rid of passwords is easier in concept than practice, with hundreds of initiatives designed to build something more digital, flexible and transportable. But none have taken hold, causing one developer to try an approach that rejects most of the prevailing methods.

Hackers in Your Home – DNS Hijacking

Abrigo

Key Takeaways Hackers are attacking personal DNS networks inside homes. The World Health Organization has been a big target by hackers. There are steps businesses and individuals can take to protect their networks. .

The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

Demand For Faster Payments Skyrockets

PYMNTS

If you want to know how consumers feel about faster payments, talk to the millions of Americans who still have not received stimulus money as of mid- to late-May. The U.S.

Banks can be heroes and do right by customers, especially now

Accenture

If I look at the last 10 weeks, while there has certainly been a lot of admirable hustling and improvisation in the banking industry, my conversations with executives have also been characterised by a lot of regret.

Coronavirus must lead to a more inclusive society, says Jamie Dimon

Chris Skinner

If you didn’t spot it the other day, there was a headline that caught my eye: Jamie Dimon says coronavirus crisis is ‘wake-up call’ for a more inclusive economy I smiled and seethed, as it was covered widely with the words above combined with says the billionaire.

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Remote workplaces become coronavirus cybercrime havens

Payments Source

Fraudsters are licking their chops at the prospect of businesses and financial services extending remote working because of the coronavirus pandemic. Ransomware Fraud detection Phishing Verizon Malware Cyber attacks Coronavirus

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How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

Memorial Day: Remember Irv Earhart

Jeff For Banks

The Battle of Luzon was one of the bloodiest battles of World War II, and the second bloodiest in the Pacific Theater. Americans landed on January 9, 1945, and lasted until the Empire of Japan announced their WW II surrender on August 15, 1945.

Dubai Creating $870M Free Trading Zone For eCommerce

PYMNTS

The government of Dubai is planning to create an $870 million free trade zone for eCommerce named Dubai CommerCity (DCC). The development project will be located next to Dubai International Airport. .

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Sprinting to the ideal design solution alongside our clients

Accenture

It would be an understatement to say that our typical ways of working have been pushed to the limit by recent events.

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Nothing is going to be the same

Chris Skinner

I was relaxing watching a rock concert whilst self-isolating. It made me realise the way it was. 60,000 people sweating next to each other at an open venue, mingling each others juices together. Ah, those were the days. Nothing is going to be the same.

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How ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. More specifically, updated data can help organizations outline key accounts for their campaigns. And to begin the targeting process, marketing teams must develop an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) with appropriate firmographic and behavioral data to ensure they’re going after the correct audience.Download this eBook to learn how to start improving your marketing team's data!

Lifting lockdowns could bring a second wave of coronavirus-related fraud

Payments Source

As many countries and U.S. states now begin to lift stay-at-home orders, fraudsters too are being unleashed to return to familiar targets such as bank branches, ATMs and retail stores. Fraud detection Online payments Digital payments Retailers Coronavirus

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How To Prepare For The Next Pivot

Banker to Banker

During the last ten years of economic expansion, prudent bankers were planning for the next downturn. Everyone knew that the economic expansion would end, but no one could be sure when or how. Smart bankers managed their business by accepting that all expansions do eventually reverse.

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The Rise of Staking

Daily Fintech

At the end of last month, Tezos (XTZ) became the largest staking network, in terms of assets locked in, according to Staking Rewards. The total amount equaled to $1.81 billion.

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Things worth reading: 25th May 2020

Chris Skinner

Things we’re reading today include … World Bank warns 60m at risk of ‘extreme poverty’ Central Bank Digital Currencies Need Decentralization Trudeau reaches out to bank CEOs for advice on economic recovery Could you have to pay your bank to save money?

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Data-Driven Marketing 101

This eBook highlights how data-driven strategies empower marketing campaigns through personalization tactics.