August, 2023

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FedNow: Now what?

BankInovation

The Federal Reserve launched its much-awaited FedNow real-time payments channel on July 20, and experts say it can be revolutionary for the payments industry.

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Help banks make more loans with confidence

Realwired Appraisal Management Blog

The appraisal department is a pivotal player that can bridge the gap between sound collateral protection and lenders making more loans safely. What if there was a way to harmonize these two seemingly divergent objectives? Let’s find a way. Now, imagine if our appraisal department could wear both hats effectively.

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Why on-demand pay lures employees

Payments Dive

Employers can better compete for gig workers, and other employees, by offering instant payment of wages, one fintech president argues.

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Courts split on whether cryptocurrency is a security

CFPB Monitor

To understand the regulatory requirements for cryptocurrency, one must first ask the question what is money. This question is of paramount importance because the federal law definition of “money transmitting” depends in large part on state law definitions and regulator interpretations, and there is no uniform legislation that defines cryptocurrency as money for the purposes of state licensing requirements. .

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Why is CRE Lending Stuck in the Past? Top 3 Reasons for Digital Resistance

Commercial lending is on the verge of a resurgence, but traditional processes are an obstacle. Explore the top 3 reasons for resistance to digital transformation and how overcoming them can pave the way for growth and efficiency. Discover why embracing automation and digital solutions is crucial for success in today's competitive landscape. Discover how GoDocs helps commercial lenders in the digital era with seamless integration and a borrower-focused approach.

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Agile and DevOps in banking today

BankInovation

In the rapidly evolving world of banking and financial services, Agile and DevOps methodologies have emerged as essential tools to drive innovation and stay ahead of the competition.

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Consumer spending rose 4% in July: Fiserv

Payments Dive

The retail sector drove overall card spending growth, but average ticket sizes have dipped due to declining inflation, Fiserv said in its latest consumer spending report.

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5 questions with … Citizens Bank CIO Michael Ruttledge

BankInovation

Citizens Bank Chief Information Officer Michael Ruttledge is focused on AI, training and employee retention as the bank continues its digitalization. In the second quarter, the $222 billion bank explored use cases for generative AI to identify added efficiencies, Ruttledge previously told Bank Automation News.

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Bank layoffs, trade group mergers: Top banking news for August 2023

American Banker

In August's roundup of American Banker favorites: The true cause of Heartland Tri-State Bank's failure, increased industry-wide frugality among banks, two prominent credit union trade groups announce plans to combine and more.

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Ultimate 5-Step Guide to Transitioning from Google Optimize

Perficient

Ready for your Google Optimize sunset replacement? Strategies for Seamless Migration and Accelerated Experimentation Growth The upcoming Google Optimize sunset has made it crucial for businesses to find reliable replacements. In today’s data-driven environment, the functionality of data experimentation tools is paramount. Relying on A/B testing tools for measuring and enhancing website optimization is key to increasing user satisfaction and conversion rates.

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Register Now: Sneak Peek Into Close Automation SkyStem Web Demo

Technology is rapidly changing the way accountants perform and manage month-end activities. Spreadsheets, email, and shared drives no longer have to slow us down. Join us as we present a "sneak peek" recorded demo of SkyStem's month-end close solution – ART. In under four weeks, your team can start reaping the benefits of month-end close automation by vastly reducing spreadsheets, cut down on reconciliation work, speed up the month-end close, and better manage your remote team.

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Trade associations urge CFPB to pause effective date and tiered compliance dates of small business lending rule

CFPB Monitor

A group of trade associations has sent a letter to CFPB Director Chopra urging the CFPB to address the disparity that has resulted from the order entered by the Texas federal district court in the lawsuit challenging the CFPB’s small business lending rule that granted preliminary injunctive relief only to the plaintiffs and their members. .

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The Banking Crisis of 2023 is Over — Time to Get Back to the Crisis of the ’20s

Gonzobanker

This decade-long crisis touches banks’ products, technologies, people, processes and the political climate. In an article titled Is the Banking Crisis Over? We Are About to Find Out , the Wall Street Journal identified three concerns that could determine if the banking industry is out of the crisis or still in one: Deposit costs. High interest rates have forced many banks to pay more to retain deposits (often via brokered deposits), while many institutions have seen deposits flee to higher-yield

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Google joins Open Wallet Foundation

Payments Dive

"We look forward to working closely with other OWF members to advocate for solutions that ensure we’re building a privacy-forward wallet for everyone,” Google Wallet Vice President Jenny Cheng said.

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NCR expands through separation into 2 companies

ATM Marketplace

The ATM industry, typically a fairly conservative industry, has been experiencing major changes this year. One such change is NCR's separation into two companies. Let's take a closer look at what this means for the industry.

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2024 Lending Outlook: Innovations and Evolutions in the Financial Sector

As we step into 2024, the lending landscape evolves rapidly with technology, regulations, and market dynamics driving change. For banks and financial institutions to stay competitive and meet the evolving needs of their customers, these drivers must be understood and engaged with. Lenders can anticipate significant transformation fueled by technological advancements, regulatory shifts, and changing consumer behaviors.

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BMO, Bank of the West conversion update

BankInovation

BMO Financial Group shared its long-term savings plans and provided an update on its integration of Bank of the West during its third-quarter earnings call Tuesday.

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Perficient Named in Forrester’s Digital Transformation Services Landscape, Q3 2023

Perficient

In today’s rapidly advancing technology landscape, businesses face a profound revolution in operations, customer interactions, and innovative endeavors. Partnering with the right digital transformation service provider is vital to thrive in this digital age. A proven track record of guiding businesses through digital complexities is crucial for unlocking their full potential, driving efficiency, and ensuring exceptional customer experiences, leading to long-term success.

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DOJ proposal to increase accessibility of government websites and mobile apps could guide accessibility for places of public accommodation

CFPB Monitor

On August 4, 2023, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) released its highly anticipated proposed changes to the regulations implementing Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). Title II prohibits state and local governments from discriminating against individuals with disabilities. The regulations aim to increase accessibility of websites and mobile applications by clarifying how these public entities can meet their ADA obligations on a technical level. .

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The Hybrid Workplace is One Huge Work-In-Process for Banks

Gonzobanker

It’s time for bank leaders to intentionally design a hybrid workplace that recognizes the new reality. As bank executives navigate rising rates, margin compression and recession risk in 2023, a striking reality has seeped into leadership meetings: the hybrid workplace is here to stay, and there’s a ton of strategic ramifications to this new aspect of the business.

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Addressing Top Enterprise Challenges in Generative AI with DataRobot

The buzz around generative AI shows no sign of abating in the foreseeable future. Enterprise interest in the technology is high, and the market is expected to gain momentum as organizations move from prototypes to actual project deployments. Ultimately, the market will demand an extensive ecosystem, and tools will need to streamline data and model utilization and management across multiple environments.

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Global Payments adds hybrid payment service for ISVs

Payments Dive

The payments processor launched a service during the second quarter aimed at affording ISVs the benefits of being a payment facilitator without the drawbacks associated with such a designation.

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Final call to experience innovation at Bank Customer Experience Summit

ATM Marketplace

This year attendees will experience innovation across banking, retail, hospitality and the restaurant spaces firsthand at the jointly held Bank Customer Experience Summit and Interactive Customer Experience Summit in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Transactions: BMO, Mastercard, Extend launch mobile wallet for virtual cards

BankInovation

On Monday, BMO, with Mastercard and digital card fintech Extend, rolled out a mobile wallet for virtual cards for its commercial banking clients in the U.S. and Canada to leverage, according to a BMO release.

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Leveraged and inverse ETFs – the exotic side of exchange-traded funds

BankUnderground

Julian Oakland Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are supposed to be simple and straightforward, and for the most part they are, but one group punches well above its weight when it comes to market impact. In this post, I show that leveraged and inverse (L&I) ETFs generate rebalancing flows that: (1) are always in the same direction of the underlying market move; (2) grow significantly with both increasing and inverse leverage ; and (3) must be transacted towards the end of the trading day.

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Need Curated Pre-foreclosure Lists to Generate New Real Estate Leads? Trellis Has the Data!

Trellis is a state trial court research and analytics platform that provides Real Estate Professionals (Buyers, Foreclosure, Loan Modification, etc.) with LEADS on Pre-Foreclosures, Lis Pendes, Distressed Assets and more — to help uncover **new** opportunities and grow their business. The process is quick and easy — and all in real time. Trellis will supply you with a link to the relevant dockets, a Leads sheet and access to its UI where applicable.

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Nebraska enacts new licensing requirement for small dollar loans

CFPB Monitor

Nebraska Governor, Jim Pillen, signed into law Legislative Bill 92 on June 6, 2023, which amended the Nebraska Installment Loan Act (the “Act”) effective June 7, 2023 (the “Effective Date”). As amended, the licensing requirement under the Act includes “any person that is not a financial institution who, at or after the time a loan [of $25,000 or less with rates exceeding the Nebraska general usury limit] is made by a financial institution, markets, owns in whole or in part, holds, acquires, ser

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To Flip or Not to Flip: Why Are Payment Card Issuers Still Asking This Question?

Gonzobanker

The time has come for some truth on the world of payment card flips. Effective July 1, Reg II (Durbin 2.0) disrupted banks’ income on debit cards. While banks won’t immediately feel the effects that Durbin 1.0 had in 2011, they’re likely to see an 18% to 25% volume shift from signature to PIN card transactions by the end of 2025. And the threat of disruption on credit cards looms large.

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Discover finds tech upskilling model in Chicago hub

Payments Dive

The card issuer looks at the Chatham call center and technology hub as a model for site selections, hiring procedures, customer service experience and community development.

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Bank Customer Experience Summit to examine future of branches

ATM Marketplace

Banks are dramatically changing their branch strategies, from shutdowns to redesigns. The Bank Customer Experience Summit will look at the cutting edge of branch transformation during a panel.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr