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Driving Retail’s Rebound With A Human Capital Revamp


Retail has been among the sectors most dramatically impacted by the pandemic, though it’s impossible to paint the industry with a broad brush. With widespread furloughs and a growing wave of bankruptcies , many retailers were hit hard.


COVID-19 is the perfect time for mobile payments

Mobile Payments Today

With COVID-19 causing customers to turn up their masked noses to cash, the time is now for mobile payments to take the world by storm

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The great digital migration: 78% of consumers are changing payment methods

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Visa's Back to Business global study reveals small businesses and consumers, from around the world, that may initially been reluctant to adopt digital technology are now embracing it. But will this digital landscape remain in place for the future

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Relating Fair Value and CECL: Misconceptions, Challenges, and Solutions


Key Takeaways The coronavirus pandemic has upended financial institutions' long-term business strategies, but now FIs have an opportunity to consider how consolidation can create greater efficiencies and better results – especially in the area of CECL and valuation calculations.

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!

UK banks can still build trust and revenues with SMEs post-COVID


Small to medium-sized enterprises with up to 250 employees—SMEs—are the bedrock of economies worldwide. In the UK alone there are six million of them, collectively employing 17 million people. Until recently they were also a very dynamic segment, achieving strong growth over the past couple of years.


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The great digital migration: 78% of consumers have changed payment methods

Mobile Payments Today

Visa's Back to Business global study indicates small businesses and consumers from around the world that may originally been reluctant to embrace digital technology, now utilize it. But will this digital landscape remain in place for the future

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Key Lender Steps Before Using the SBA’s PPP Forgiveness Platform


Key Takeaways The SBA's PPP Forgiveness Platform opened to lenders on Aug. 10, Before lenders can begin submitting their decisions on the forgiveness applications, they must acquire credentials to use the SBA platform.

Why FIs Are Taking Payments Multi-Cloud


With back-end digitization no longer an option for the financial services sector, adoption of cloud infrastructure is a vital — yet often painful — process for financial institutions (FIs), FinTechs and other organizations.


A how-to guide for monetizing Open Banking


In my last post, I shared the two emerging business models that are powered by Open Banking: banking as a platform and banking as a service. The future of any Open Banking offering will depend on the value it provides or the monetization options it creates.

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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.

Commercial Lender Survey Results

Banker to Banker

We sent out a survey to several thousand community bankers across the country to understand bankers’ concerns, challenges, and opportunities in the current business environment. We feel that organizing an exchange of ideas and sharing of strategies is beneficial to many bankers.

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FinCEN Releases New Advisory on Cybercrime During COVID-19


Key Takeaways Criminals are using common typologies to exploit people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cybercriminals are targeting remote platforms and processes. There has been an increase in business email compromise schemes during the pandemic. .

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American Express Launches New Credit Score Management Tool


If you are interested in not just tracking your credit score, but finding ways to boost it, American Express may have the product for you. On Tuesday (Aug. 11), Amex launched Score Goals , an online platform that augments and expands the card company’s established credit score tool, MyCredit Guide.

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More advisory trust can give bank revenue a 9% boost


In my last blog, I pointed out that low advisory trust is the underlying cause for five percent of banks’ retail revenues being at risk. To address this threat and grow their business, banks need to build customer trust and create win-win relationships that endure over time.

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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.

Banks, fintechs must reframe data privacy debate

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Financial firms could lose access to data that’s critical to their businesses if Congress passes a privacy bill. To change lawmakers’ minds, they need to show how data in the right hands has the power to improve customers’ lives. Fintech Data privacy Consumer banking

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XBRL News: IFRS webcast, Muscat and nowcasting

Daily Fintech

Here is our pick of the 3 most important XBRL news stories this slow summertime week.


Covid-19 briefing: epi-macro 101


Cristiano Cantore, Federico Di Pace, Riccardo M Masolo, Silvia Miranda-Agrippino and Arthur Turrell. The Covid-19 crisis has led to a swift shift in the emphasis of macroeconomic research.

Visa’s Bill Sheley: Eliminating FX Uncertainty Boosts Cross Border Commerce


Global travel may be down, and border restrictions remain in-place, but that doesn’t mean cross-border payment volumes have taken a hit. The need to purchase goods and services remains as high as ever, and increasingly, spend is occurring on an international scale.

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

The New Lending Fintech Bonanza


OnDeck’s fire sale aside, recent deals at nCino, Black Knight and Ellie Mae are a shot in the arm to a market in need of some good news. 2020 is the wildest downward ride in the market since 1929, which, one would think, is taking its toll on the fintech ecosystem serving banks and credit unions.

Why Kroger finally said yes to NFC

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It took years for NFC payments to gather momentum in the U.S., with merchants initially dragging their heels to enable contactless technology at payment terminals and banks waiting until 2018 to begin the slow rollout of NFC-enabled cards. Contactless payments NFC Walmart Merchant Kroger MCX

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Fintech catching up on the recent SPAC IPO boom

Daily Fintech

Efi Pylarinou is the founder of Efi Pylarinou Advisory and a Fintech/Blockchain influencer – No.3 influencer in the finance sector by Refinitiv Global Social Media 2019. July was the month with the Mega-SPAC filing of $4billion.

Global financial cycles since 1880


Galina Potjagailo and Maik H. Wolters. Global financial cycles: a long-term affair. Today’s financial system is global: credit and several financial asset classes show booms and busts across countries, sometimes with severe repercussions to the global economy.

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How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

tZero CEO: Blockchain Can Boost Private Market Liquidity Amid The Pandemic


Not all that long ago, blockchain and bitcoin were inseparable – shorthand for the Wild West of cryptocurrencies and speculation. And you might recall that digital tokens were emblematic of volatile price swings.

This time, Congress did its homework before grilling big tech CEOs

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“How reassuring it is to know,” I snarked when Facebook tycoon Mark Zuckerberg appeared before the U.S. Senate in 2018, “that powerful people who don’t understand Facebook are investigating Facebook on our behalf.” Mind you, I appreciate the plight of older congresspeople.

PayPal hires fintech expert as global competition heats up

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PayPal is improving its ability to reach innovators, adding a key executive in its recent hire of former Wells Fargo senior vice president and fintech veteran Peggy Mangot to be operating partner at PayPal Ventures, PayPal’s VC team. Fintech PayPal Digital payments Venture funding Venture capital

The best way to hide something, is in plain sight. Crypto laundering.

Daily Fintech

During the last week of July, an interesting story surfaced in the news. CWT, a travel management company, paid $4.5 million to hackers who stole reams of sensitive corporate data. CWT that makes $1.5

Marketing Ops: The New Revenue Hero

As data continues to play a starring role in today’s B2B organizations, both marketing and sales operations professionals are poised to solidify their place as critical revenue drivers. In particular, the evolution of the Marketing Operations (Ops) role has created a new standard in marketing and has become a vital component of an organization’s success.