Tue.Sep 15, 2020

Contactless cards tap into the new normal of physical distancing

Mobile Payments Today

Contactless payments offer the same strong security as EMV cards but how do they stack up against the needs of consumers who are now dealing with the aftermath of COVID-19? Jaime Topolski, the director of payment card products at Fiserv gives his insight on contactless cards

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Visa's Click To Pay Rolls Out In Canada

PYMNTS

To reshape the digital checkout experience for retailers and shoppers, Visa Canada has unveiled the extension of Click to Pay to Canada.

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Millennial Marketshare: How Financial Institutions Can Grab an Unfair Advantage

Mobile Payments Today

Born between 1981 and 1996 and numbering over 75 million, millennials have become the largest demographic group in the US, according to the Brookings Institution

Banks don’t have to be big to be bold

Accenture

I’m a person who likes to make a positive difference in everything I do. This blog is no exception. Beginning with this first post, I’ll share honest perspectives, creative solutions—and even a few bold ideas—for middle market banks to achieve their strategic agendas and differentiate in the market.

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.

The EU’s Single Digital Market’s Push To Streamline Payments

PYMNTS

Although they are vastly different beasts, shifts in the consumer payments ecosystem have significantly impacted the flow of B2B payments.

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Why Mexico’s SMBs Need A FinTech Operating System And Not Another Bank

PYMNTS

Emerging markets have their own challenges when it comes to banking, where big, traditional financial institutions (FIs) are anything but efficient.

DevOps: what it is, what it does and the benefit to banks

ATM Marketplace

DevOps is key for a bank looking for an organizational transformation. Larry Gordon, co-founder and CEO of xOps, shares his insight and experience in security, DevOps and digital transformation and why banks should be looking toward it for the future

Report: Digital ID’s Role In Boosting Trust In The Sharing Economy

PYMNTS

More than 32 million U.S. consumers move every year, with the major moving season ending in September.

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At Dodger Stadium, cardboard crowds make way for digital payments

Payments Source

Dodger Stadium looks odd now — filled with fake crowd noise and cardboard cutout spectators — but it's powered by an almost entirely invisible 5G wireless connection and new point of sale system. Contactless payments Digital payments Coronavirus Cash

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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!

Major German Tech Firm Backs Call For Accelerated EU Digital Currency

PYMNTS

A major German digital security firm that is a significant player in the electronic payments sector on Tuesday (Sept. 15) has backed a call by the head of the European Central Bank (ECB) for quick exploration into creating an official European Union digital currency.

Square’s rollout of real-time wages bridges B2B, P2P services

Payments Source

Square is entering the earned wage access (EWA) fray, but it’s taking a tailored approach that aims to drive transaction volume within its Cash App. Payroll payments Alternative acquirers Square Debit cards B-to-B payments P-to-P payments

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RTP, Blockchain Make Inroads Within Corporations

PYMNTS

As if the coronavirus crisis wasn't enough of a challenge for organizations still printing, cutting and mailing paper checks, the ongoing slowdowns at the U.S.

Countering OCC, states announce streamlined payments exams

Payments Source

With the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency considering a special charter for payments firms, a state regulator group said large money transmitters can opt for the “one company, one exam” program next year. CSBS OCC Licenses and charters Payments Fintech regulations Brian Brooks Exams

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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.

Report: US Median Income Up, Poverty Rate Down In 2019

PYMNTS

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic that struck earlier this year, U.S. median household income increased last year and the nation’s poverty rate fell 1.3 percentage points. Median household income in the U.S.

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Fintech startup Klarna is valued at $10.65 billion in new funding

Payments Source

Klarna AB, a Swedish payment provider for online shoppers, is still setting its sights on an initial public offering even after its latest funding round left it roughly twice as valuable as it was a year ago. Digital payments Credit

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New Square Features Speed Up Payroll For Employers And Workers

PYMNTS

Square Inc. NYSE:SQ) on Tuesday (Sept. 15) announced the launch of two new features the company says will make payroll easier for employers and employees alike.

Battery Day – who would have thought !

The Bankwatch

With that cryptic tweet, Musk lays the door wide open for Battery day on Sep 22nd. We think about Tesla making electric cars. More and more it looks like a power company that manufactures cars and trucks, from a platform that fulfils the sustainability requirements of ESG investment criteria.

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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.

EU Bankers Weigh Risks, Rewards of CBDC – and Cash’s Staying Power

PYMNTS

Central bank digital coins on the Continent – but plenty of room for cash.

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Chile's BancoEstado took the right steps to ward off ransomware

Payments Source

By implementing email protections and patches, the bank was able to protect mobile payments, ATMs, and digital banking, says Red Canary's Tony Lambert. Ransomware Risk Latin America Payment fraud

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Standard Chartered, Amazon To Offer Installment Payments In UAE

PYMNTS

Standard Chartered and Amazon.ae , the company's United Arab Emirates website, are launching a new installment payments method for customers, according to The Fintech Times.

JPMorgan adds consumer bank CEO Duckett to leadership team

American Banker

JPMorgan Chase added a half dozen executives, including Thasunda Brown Duckett, to its operating committee in the biggest expansion of its top leadership group in years.

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 Pandemic’s Push For The FI/FinTech ‘Win-Win’

PYMNTS

Anecdotal evidence has shown that the digitization of consumer habits began the day stay-at-home orders effectively shut down in-person interaction in the real world.

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How Citi, PNC and SVB incubate from within

BankInovation

For many banks, innovation means partnering with fintechs or developing new banking features in-house. Dozens of banks, however, are going even further by spinning out their own ideas through in-house incubators and innovation labs. “We

WorldRemit Debuts App That Tracks Money Transfers

PYMNTS

Global digital payment company WorldRemit has launched the WorldRemit Transfer Tracker mobile app to help recipients track their remittances, according to a press release.

CFPB sues debt collectors and debt buyers for alleged violations of CFPA, FDCPA, and 2015 consent order

CFPB Monitor

Almost five years after entering into an administrative consent order with Encore Capital Group, Inc., Midland Funding, LLC, Midland Credit Management, Inc., and Asset Acceptance Capital Corp.

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.