3 Payments Trends to Watch in 2021

Mobile Payments Today

As 2021 rapidly approaches, many of us are hoping for better days after the whirlwind year of 2020. While COVID-19 has certainly had an impact on every industry, certain trends that began in 2019 continued to develop in 2020, and some of them may even blossom fully in 2021

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Predictions for 2021: The World is a Digital Place

Mobile Payments Today

2020 was a difficult year in many aspects, but it also challenged the payments industry to find new solutions to work through the limitations of the pandemic.

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2030 arrives in 2020

Chris Skinner

Other facts and figures that made me smile were Amazon’s retail sales jumping 24% in … The post 2030 arrives in 2020 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. I got a chart this week that made me smile. This is it … In one month, retail sales jumped massively from 16% to 27% of all sales. The end of main street is nigh.

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The Finanser’s Week: 27th July 2020 – 2nd August 2020

Chris Skinner

However, some may think that times are dull … The post The Finanser’s Week: 27th July 2020 – 2nd August 2020 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. The main blog headlines are … What’s the impact of coronavirus on FinTech?

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2020 Database Strategies and Contact Acquisition Survey Report

As buyer expectations continue to heighten, marketing and sales teams are feeling pressured to deliver authentic messaging to buyers at every point of their customer journey. This report aims to highlight the current state of B2B database and contact acquisition strategies, and organizations’ goals to leverage data to fuel their go-to-market strategies in 2020 and beyond.

The Finanser’s Week: 20th July 2020 – 19th July 2020

Chris Skinner

And I … The post The Finanser’s Week: 20th July 2020 – 19th July 2020 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. The main blog headlines are … The FinTech Karaoke Challenge OK, OK, OK.

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The Finanser’s Week: 4th May 2020 – 10th May 2020

Chris Skinner

It’s shut down economies worldwide and the banking system has been asked … The post The Finanser’s Week: 4th May 2020 – 10th May 2020 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. The main blog headlines are … Where was the digital backup to our physical structure? The coronavirus crisis has hit everyone sudden and hard. We originally thought it was a Chinese crisis and now it’s a global one.

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The Finanser’s Week: 2nd March 2020 – 8th March 2020

Chris Skinner

I’m tempted to write the ABC of technology buzzwords, but know there cannot be any that start with … The post The Finanser’s Week: 2nd March 2020 – 8th March 2020 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. The main blog headlines are … What does ‘digital transformation’ really mean? Buzzwords. We have a lot of them. Artificial, autonomous, augmented. Big data, blockchain, bilateral. Crypto, currency, consensus. Distributed, decentralised, democratised.

2020 GonzoBanker Awards

Gonzobanker

This Year was brought to you by the number 2020 and the letters W, T and F” – Big Bird (more or less). Sit back and enjoy our take on the best and worst of banking in 2020 as you celebrate the holidays. Most Oft-Heard Statements of 2020. Stock to Own in 2020 : Zoom.

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The Finanser’s Week: 8th June 2020 – 14th June 2020

Chris Skinner

So, this week’s blogs are all … The post The Finanser’s Week: 8th June 2020 – 14th June 2020 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. The main blog headlines are … Are banks too full of testosterone? There’s no logical reason for this, but I’ve decided the second week of June is women’s week. It’s a week to celebrate diversity, or the lack of diversity, in finance and technology.

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The ABC’s of Recruiting for Gen Z

Take a look around you at any given moment, and somebody is likely surfing the web on their phone. In 2020, society has fully immersed itself in the web and all it has to offer - and no one more so than those of Generation Z. With “Gen Zers” beginning to enter the workforce at entry-level positions, it’s crucial to understand that this generation operates differently from the last. With this caveat in mind, read on to learn how to adapt your recruiting strategy to appeal to this pool of potential employees.

The Finanser’s Week: 29th June 2020 – 5th July 2020

Chris Skinner

Another day and another headline about Wirecard: ‘The money’s gone’: Wirecard collapses owing $4 billion Wirecard’s Missing Billions Forces Out CEO, Panics Lenders Wirecard: Former boss arrested over €1.9bn scandal How Wirecard fooled most of the people all … The post The Finanser’s Week: 29th June 2020 – 5th July 2020 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. The main blog headlines are … The Wirecard fiasco: Wirecard or Weirdcard?

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The Finanser’s Week: 6th July 2020 – 12th July 2020

Chris Skinner

The main blog headlines are … HSBC and Standard Chartered are wrong to kowtow to China over Hong Kong I keep saying that I don’t want to be political on this blog – I’m not qualified and it’s not why you read it – but, as a human being, I … The post The Finanser’s Week: 6th July 2020 – 12th July 2020 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog.

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Things worth reading: 3rd August 2020

Chris Skinner

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To 2020 … and beyond

Chris Skinner

Looking beyond 2020, there has been a rise of quite a number of folks looking to the longer-term future. The … The post To 2020 … and beyond appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Here’s the key ones I’ve picked up on so far. First is Royal Bank of Canada with their Imagine 2025 series. Quite an investment and lots of interviews and insights. Fintech Future Grid

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.

Holiday season 2020: Get ready for change

Mobile Payments Today

Steve Villegas, VP of Payment Partnerships, North America at PPRO takes a close look at the upcoming holiday season and ways merchants need to pivot in order to stay competitive

The Finanser’s Week: 11th May 2020 – 17th May 2020

Chris Skinner

I realised this early on, when I saw that FinTech firms who were born on the internet were far more ready for working from home than … The post The Finanser’s Week: 11th May 2020 – 17th May 2020 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. The main blog headlines are … Dealing with a crisis: FinTech versus Bank The chasm between start-ups and incumbents is massively exposed by coronavirus.

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The Finanser’s Week: 24th February 2020 – 1st March 2020

Chris Skinner

For almost … The post The Finanser’s Week: 24th February 2020 – 1st March 2020 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. The main blog headlines are … “I was the first knowledge worker whose job was threatened by a machine” Really interesting interview with Garry Kasparov in Wired magazine about the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in the future. Garry Kasparov is perhaps the greatest chess player in history.

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The Finanser’s Week: 9th March 2020 – 15th March 2020

Chris Skinner

The question, in this case, related to investing in data … The post The Finanser’s Week: 9th March 2020 – 15th March 2020 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. The main blog headlines are … “Are you willing to take the risk of investing in b t?” “Are Are you willing to take the risk of investing in b t?” Interesting headline. It’s not mine btw. It’s a question from a leading banker.

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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.

The Finanser’s Week: 30th March 2020 – 5th April 2020

Chris Skinner

For example, I listened to the … The post The Finanser’s Week: 30th March 2020 – 5th April 2020 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. The main blog headlines are … Are the big banks failing the people? I wouldn’t usually blog on a Saturday, but these are exceptional times and these are exceptional ideas. I’ve already seen some incredible innovation from start-ups looking to help those in need.

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Things worth reading: 31st July 2020

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Things worth reading: 27th July 2020

Chris Skinner

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Things worth reading: 30th July 2020

Chris Skinner

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The 2020 Data Intelligence Glossary for Recruiting and HR Professionals

As a recruiter, your goal is to place the right candidates at the right jobs or into ideal accounts. In today’s competitive marketplace, doing so is harder than ever. To build a candidate pipeline and keep the talent flowing into your agencies and organizations, it’s important to understand data-driven recruiting concepts to stay ahead of competitors.

The Finanser’s Week: 22nd June 2020 – 28th June 2020

Chris Skinner

They’re … The post The Finanser’s Week: 22nd June 2020 – 28th June 2020 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. The main blog headlines are … Is FinTech getting it wrong? Focus on needs and wants A friend of mine, Alessandro Hatami, wrote an interesting piece on Sifted that I shared in my news yesterday. He claims that neobanks like Monzo and Starling are not reinventing banking at all.

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Things worth reading: 28th July 2020

Chris Skinner

Thousands of small firms … The post Things worth reading: 28th July 2020 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog.

The Finanser’s Week: 15th June 2020 – 21st June 2020

Chris Skinner

There are many who believe the reaction to the pandemic is a black swan, as … The post The Finanser’s Week: 15th June 2020 – 21st June 2020 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. The main blog headlines are … This is no Black Swan (Part Two) I was having a bit of ding-dong over my article about the coronavirus pandemic being perfectly predictable and not a black swan.

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Things worth reading: 20th July 2020

Chris Skinner

investment banks that won and lost during COVID-19 Britain faces Credit Crunch II: Banks warn loans will become harder UK … The post Things worth reading: 20th July 2020 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog.

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.

The Finanser’s Week: 25th May 2020 – 31st May 2020

Chris Skinner

What happens when the ability — and desire — to … The post The Finanser’s Week: 25th May 2020 – 31st May 2020 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. The main blog headlines are … What happens if consumers stop consuming? I saw an interesting article the other day: I Don’t Feel Like Buying Stuff Anymore … our economy is built on Americans of all class levels buying things.

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The Finanser’s Week: 16th March 2020 – 22nd March 2020

Chris Skinner

Thinking … what’s the meaning of … The post The Finanser’s Week: 16th March 2020 – 22nd March 2020 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. The main blog headlines are … #Coronavirus, cash and the breakup of the Eurozone I’m sitting staring at the wall. It’s been a long time now since being in a face-to-face meeting, conference or catching a flight. I’m staring at the wall. Thinking. Thinking.

Things worth reading: 24th July 2020

Chris Skinner

Things worth reading: 21st July 2020

Chris Skinner

Intelligent Process Automation: Boosting Bots with AI and Machine Learning

Across all sectors, companies are learning that they can transform their businesses by embracing Intelligent Process Automation, or IPA. With the pairing of AI and RPA, IPA adds a new layer of intelligent decision-making processes to automated RPA tasks. By automating repetitive work, and adding the ability to automate intelligent decision making, intelligent automation frees up your most valuable resources – your employees – to spend more time on higher value and more strategic work. But in order to reap the rewards of Intelligent Process Automation, organizations must first educate themselves and prepare for the adoption of IPA. In our ebook, Intelligent Process Automation: Boosting Bots with AI and Machine Learning.