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The Bitcoin Bust And Its Ripple Effects

PYMNTS

It has not been a great week for the price of bitcoin, or really any cryptocurrency for that matter. The price of bitcoin has fallen and stayed below $6,000 for the last four days and no one’s predicting a rally anytime soon.

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Banks and Telcos? Two become one!

Chris Skinner

Twenty years ago, I worked on a strategy for the future of banking. My conclusion was that banks would merge with telecommunications firms and become hybrid institutions. Twenty years later, it hasn’t happened. But will it?

Account opening? Oh, 1-2-3. Easy as A-B-C. Not!

Chris Skinner

There’s nothing like a true story to bring a point home, so here’s my latest one. I’m starting a new venture. It’s a philanthropic thing, thing to do with banking, but because we are seeking sponsorship, we need to open a bank account.

Branson isn’t in it for the money; entrepreneurs need to improve the world

Mobile Payments Today

Sir Richard Branson, the British billionaire entrepreneur, philanthropist and visionary, never outgrew his passion to change the world

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How next-generation technologies are transforming governance, risk and compliance

Insights on Business

INV Fintech Announces Sixth Class of Startups

Bank Innovation

INV Fintech, Bank Innovation’s sister accelerator, has announced its sixth accelerator class, which begins this week with six unique startups seeking to revolutionize financial services.

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Cannabis Cos’ $4.7B In Cash-Based Taxes Overwhelm IRS

PYMNTS

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is paying $1.7 million to a Virginia company to handle “large cash payments for processing cannabis federal taxes.”. According to Quartz , the U.S. government collected approximately $4.7

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IBM Sales Performance Management: Eliminating shadow accounting by establishing trust  

Insights on Business

To be a sales compensation manager (SCM) is a position that many would not envy. You are tasked with administering and executing a structured, and often complex, commission plan to sales agents.

In-Car Commerce Startup Cargo Inevitably Adds Venmo for Payments

Bank Innovation

We’ve all been there. It’s midday, you’re in between meetings, you’re craving a bag of candy or a shot of one of those super-charged, "coffee-based" energy drinks to push through the afternoon, but you’re caught in traffic in your rideshare and short on time. Or perhaps not.

Robotics Process Automation Rakes In The VC Cash

PYMNTS

In a week of multiple nine-figure venture capital funding rounds, B2B FinTech has proved it plans to end the year on a high note.

Will Ripple replace SWIFT?

Chris Skinner

It’s a big week of FinTech in Asia with Money 2020 China and the Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) all taking place in the same week. One of the headlines emerging from SFF was an interview with Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple.

Banks versus fintechs – Is it still the right question?

Mobile Payments Today

While the emergence of fintechs has challenged established financial service institutions, the collaboration taking place has blurred the some of the distinctions between the two

Credit Union Auto Lending Cruising in 2018

CU Direct

Remember late last year, when auto loans were predicted to drive 2018 total credit union loan growth at a rate of 9.5 percent? Some doubted credit unions would achieve that growth rate, especially after a number of industry experts forecasted a 2.3 percent reduction in 2018 new car sales.

Bank Innovation Announces Demo Opportunity for Fintech Startups

Bank Innovation

It’s opportunity time for fintech startups. On March 12, 2019, Bank Innovation will host its ninth DEMOvation Challenge, in which fintech startups demo before a crowd of conference attendees in the hopes of earning their vote and walking away with fabulous prizes.

Mastercard Leads Investment In Mobile FinTech Mobeewave

PYMNTS

Contactless payment company Mobeewave announced the closing of a $16.5 million Series B funding round, led by NewAlpha Asset Management, Mastercard and Forestay Capital.

OMG!!! Did you see #Alibaba’s Singles Day numbers???

Chris Skinner

The 11th of November. 11 November. 11/11. Not 9/11 or 5/11. 11/11. For Europeans and Americans, 11/11 means the end of the First World War.

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Spanish ATM Survey Highlights High Demand for ATMs | Cash | Convenience | ATM | Trends

Mobile Payments Today

Despite contactless and biometric payments being on the rise, a recent survey of Spanish adults commissioned by Transaction Network Services has highlighted the strong demand for ATMs for immediate access to cash. Download your copy of this infographic to learn more

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5 Ways to Rev-Up Your Lending Revenue

CU Direct

Lending is a credit union’s primary profit driver. Yes, investments also produce non-interest income, which is a big revenue source, but lending is where the rubber meets the road when it comes to people helping people.

Alexa Collects Huge Amounts of Data. Does That Include Financial Information?

Bank Innovation

Alexa is listening. Capital One was famously the first major bank to integrate with Alexa, Amazon's virtual assistant that lives in Echo smart speakers as well as a growing array of other devices.

Real-Time Payments Driving Real-Time Liquidity: Deutsche Bank

PYMNTS

Corporate finance executives seem to be readying for real-time payments, preparing to adopt faster payment capabilities and bracing for changes to their cash flow management strategies as a result.

The Finanser’s Week: 12th November – 18th November

Chris Skinner

The main blog headlines are … Will Ripple replace SWIFT? It’s a big week of FinTech in Asia with Money 2020 China and the Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) all taking place in the same week.

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50% African Bankers cited Digital as number one priority

Mobile Payments Today

African banking customers are among the most enthusiastic adopters of mobile and digital channels. They prefer digital channels for transactions, servicing and sales

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AR Surpasses VR In Earnings Call Mentions

CB Insights

Riding the hype of Facebook’s historic acquisition of Oculus, the virtual reality (VR) space saw a major uptick in corporate interest. In the years following, earnings call mentions of VR swelled, hitting a peak in 2016 with 140 mentions. Since then, however, hype has fallen.

Bank Innovation Announces Demo Opportunity for Fintech Startups

Bank Innovation

It’s opportunity time for fintech startups. On March 12, 2019, Bank Innovation will host its ninth DEMOvation Challenge, in which fintech startups demo before a crowd of conference attendees in the hopes of earning their vote and walking away with fabulous prizes.

Third-Party Data Breaches On The Rise In The U.S.

PYMNTS

Opus, the provider of global compliance and risk management solutions, announced Thursday (Nov.

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Legacy vendors are more of an issue than legacy systems 

Chris Skinner

I often find myself in weird or frustrating situations that I don’t know how to break.

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Point-of-Sale(PoS) Trends in Middle East and Africa

Mobile Payments Today

In the Middle East, the POS is fast-evolving from a mere transaction acceptance device to an integral component of the customer's omni-channel journey

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Microsoft Seeks Patent For Buildings That Grow Like Organisms

CB Insights

After adding patent data to the CB Insights platform, we have uncovered some pretty wild ideas put forward by tech giants. This one from Microsoft is definitely up there. Top Tech Patent Data.

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3 Notable Fintech Funding Rounds in November

Bank Innovation

Venture-backed fintech funding saw a dip in value and deals globally in the third quarter, compared with the record high 2Q quarter, according to a CBInsights report, with a total of $5.64 billion raised across 375 deals. The report shows that the U.S.

Payment Players Launch U.S. Faster Payments Council To Speed Up Payments

PYMNTS

A group of payment players announced Tuesday (Nov. 13) that they created a new organization, dubbed U.S.

Things worth reading: 14th November 2018

Chris Skinner

Interview with Dmitrijus Apockinas, PayAlly, on challenges when capitalising on PSD2 opportunities

The Paypers

(The Paypers) Dmitrijus Apockinas , co-founder of PayAlly , presents the challenges companies face when trying to capitalise on PSD2 opportunities

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Credit Union Embraces Digital Lending System, Grows Indirect Lending to Become Wisconsin’s #2 Auto Lender

CU Direct

University of Wisconsin Credit Union (UW Credit Union) has come a long way with its indirect auto lending since first implementing CU Direct’s CUDL Platform – in more ways than one. Mike Long, Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer for the $2.7

In-Car Commerce Startup Cargo Inevitably Adds Venmo for Payments

Bank Innovation

We’ve all been there. It’s midday, you’re in between meetings, you’re craving a bag of candy or a shot of one of those super-charged, "coffee-based" energy drinks to push through the afternoon, but you’re caught in traffic in your rideshare and short on time. Or perhaps not.

Nordstrom Breach Exposes Data On 76K Employees

PYMNTS

Nordstrom has suffered a data breach that exposed employee names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, checking account and routing numbers, salaries and more.

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Things worth reading: 13th November 2018

Chris Skinner

Things we’re reading today include … CYBG cancels digital bank deal with ex-Barclays chief Five ways banks are responding to the fintech threat Mark Carney ‘has damaged credibility of Bank of England’ Central bank independence – Is that even a thing? Rabobank explores sale of U.S.

Market Maps, Explainers, Trends Reports, And More: Our Best Healthcare Research All In One Place

CB Insights

Whether you’re looking for a primer on AI healthcare trends, or a deep dive into big tech making plays in the space, we’ve created the guide below to help you access our most relevant research. The Future of healthcare in 2025. What could healthcare look like in the coming decades?