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Smaller banks innovate ways to handle PPP volume in the ‘scramble’ 

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The Small Business Administration launched its Paycheck Protection Program loans more than a week ago and banks have been racing to keep up with the volume ever since. Rapidly deployed automation technologies are helping community and regional banks keep up with the deluge of applications.

PPP confusion prompts banks to revert to manual processes

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Lenders participating in the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program are trying to find a balance between speed and diligence.


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Banks retool customer service in the scramble for PPP loans 

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Banks are feeling the pressure of small businesses nationwide applying for Paycheck Protection Program loans.

Weekly Wrap: SBA loans, SoFi and Galileo take center stage

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One week after the Small Business Administration launched its Paycheck Protection Program, banks and fintechs alike are still navigating best practices to get funding into the hands of small business clients.

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Pandemic Response: Lessons Learned From COVID-19

In March 2020, the world was hit with an unprecedented crisis when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. This whitepaper reviews lessons learned from applying AI to the pandemic’s response efforts, and insights to mitigating the next pandemic.

SBA loans, SoFi and Galileo take center stage

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One week after the Small Business Administration launched its Paycheck Protection Program, banks and fintechs alike are still navigating best practices to get funding into the hands of small business clients.

Will COVID-19 burst fintech’s funding bubble? 

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Fintechs will likely have a tough time securing funding as the coronavirus pandemic continues to shake up the U.S. economy, prompting investors to tighten purse strings.

BofA integrates digital SMB tool with third-party platforms 

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Bank of America gained 418 technology patents in 2019

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Bank of America obtained more patents last year than any other year in the history of the company. In 2019, company obtained 418 patents, a 31% increase over the prior year. According to the bank, patents protect the bank’s tech investments.

Figure VP Tony Morosini to speak at Bank Innovation Ignite

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Tony Morosini, vice president of banking and payments at Figure, will attend and speak at Bank Innovation Ignite on March 2-3 in Seattle.

The Importance of PCI Compliance and Data Ownership When Issuing Payment Cards

This eBook provides a practical explanation of the different PCI compliance approaches that payment card issuers can adopt, as well as the importance of both protecting user PII and gaining ownership and portability of their sensitive data.

Digital banks, payments startups face first major test in virus

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Fintech startups looking to upend how Americans do their banking are facing their first major test as interest rates fall and fearful consumers seek safety at traditional banks. Square Inc. and Stripe Inc.,

HSBC to launch robo-adviser and payments products this year

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As digital challenger banks expand their product suites, large players like HSBC are quickly evolving their digital offerings to attract and retain customers.

Temenos to help US clients launch digital banks in 90 days

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The race to create a challenger bank just got more competitive with a ready-made solution from core provider Temenos that can help brands stand up a digital bank in as few as 90 days.

Are banks having a kodak moment? Lessons from a fallen giant

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Giants have fallen when they reacted too slowly to changing consumer needs. Kodak, despite developing the first digital camera, did not believe digital photography would dominate the market, and therefore did not leverage the opportunities their discovery offered.

AI in Manufacturing

Manufacturers want to deliver the best products on the market as quickly and ethically as possible. Learn how to solve your most urgent manufacturing and business needs with an enterprise AI platform.

University of Toronto launches fintech bootcamp to meet local labor demand

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With nearly 200 startups, five major banks, 19 venture capital firms and representation from large tech companies like Google, Facebook, PayPal, Toronto is quickly becoming a center for fintech entrepreneurship.

Mastercard turns to AR to visualize loyalty benefits

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Payments giant Mastercard launched a new augmented reality (AR) app this month that lets cardholders get a bird’s-eye view of their benefits. It’s a move that the company hopes will drive engagement and loyalty, and add value to the offerings of its partner financial institutions. “At

How digital-only First Internet Bank strives to keep Indiana talent

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As banks and startups on both coasts compete for new graduates, Fishers, Ind.-based based First Internet Bank is using an internship program to keep talent in the Midwest. The program, which lasts a few months, sources talent from local universities.

Bank of the West to launch account for eco-friendly customers

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Bank of the West is currying favor among customers who care about environmental sustainability. The bank, which is a U.S. subsidiary of BNP Paribas, is launching a new checking account in early 2020 called 1% for the Planet that will show customers the carbon footprint of their purchases.

Make Payment Optimization a Part of Your Core Payment Strategy

Everything you need to know about payment optimization – an easy-to-integrate, PCI-compliant solution that enables companies to take control of their PSPs, minimize processing costs, maximize approval rates, and keep control over their payments data.

BMO’s Ben Schack on what’s next for bank-fintech collaborations

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BMO Harris partners with fintech startups through the BMO Harris Bank 1871 Innnovation Program. The bank usually works with five to seven firms each year and announced its third cohort of startups last October.

Financial app Qapital hacks the psychology of spending

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At first glance, New York-based Qapital, a digital banking, investing and budgeting platform, might look like a challenger bank. But CEO and co-founder George Friedman says Qapital’s offerings are more than just a collection of financial products. To Qapital, which launched in the U.S.

Can banks emerge stronger from the pandemic?

Bank Innovation

The Coronavirus pandemic is posing significant challenges to the banking sector, forcing financial services providers into contingency mode and already driving cost-cutting initiatives and branch closures. What damage will the coronavirus crisis create in banking?

California’s fintech startups are invading New York

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When two Irish brothers started Stripe Inc. together in 2010, there was little question about where they should put their headquarters. It had to be California.

Build Trustworthy AI With MLOps

Machine learning operations (MLOps) helps companies deliver machine learning applications in production at scale. Discover the importance of secure MLOps in the four critical areas of model deployment, monitoring, lifecycle management, and governance.

B2B fintech Biller Genie helps banks automate business payments

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Business payment startups and banks are rushing to offer clients the same kind of intuitive, automated payment experience that consumers have come to expect from their favorite personal finance apps.

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Fraud risk could run to billions in PPP loans

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Last week saw banks and fintechs scrambling to stand up platforms to process Paycheck Protection Program loans, and now the struggle is to keep the platforms running while weeding out potentially fraudulent applications. Fraud is a common trend with government relief programs.

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A Missouri bank is using tech to secure large deposits from public entities

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Bank of Franklin County, a Washington, Mo.-based based bank with $273 million in assets, is using ‘cash sweep’ technology to gain large deposits from public funds without having to put up its own assets as collateral.

OnDeck’s Noah Breslow on building a community business bank

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Small business lending company OnDeck is expanding its ecosystem of products. Through its application for a bank charter, the company wants to become a full-service digital bank for small businesses it says are overlooked by traditional banks.

The Business Value of MLOps

As machine learning models are put into production and used to make critical business decisions, the primary challenge becomes operation and management of multiple models. This report highlights some of the most impactful benefits of MLOps tools.

Mexican digital bank Stori aims to assist the underbanked

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Digital bank Stori, which is based in Mexico City, aims to reach customers with minimal access to financial services. Recent research highlights the problems the bank is attempting to solve.

Banking ‘brain’ developer Kasisto raises $22M to expand

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While the hype around chatbots and digital assistants may have reached a crescendo years ago, banks and the technology companies serving them are now investing in the “brains” behind digital conversational assistants, which can be applied across many use cases, including chat and voice.

Visa, Mastercard, AmEx win easier access to China market

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The biggest U.S. card companies just moved a step closer to gaining access to China’s $27 trillion payments market. China said it won’t take longer than 90 days to consider applications from providers of electronic-payments services such as Mastercard, Visa and American Express Co.,

Mastercard wins approval to join China’s $27T market

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Mastercard Inc. won approval to set up a bank card clearing business in China, gaining access to a $27 trillion payments market as part of the nation’s financial opening.

Trusted AI 102: A Guide to Building Fair and Unbiased AI Systems

The risk of bias in artificial intelligence (AI) has been the source of concern and debate. High-profile examples demonstrate the reality that AI is not a default “neutral” technology and can come to reflect or exacerbate bias encoded in human data.