Tue.Apr 06, 2021

Mastercard: Digital-Shift Spurs $900B New eCommerce Spend


The traction gained by the digital-first economy has seen its share of eye-popping data points. Case in point: PYMNTS' most recent Global Shopping Index found a 60 percent increase in the share of purchases made with digital devices since March 2020.

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Open Banking in the Middle East: Time is of the essence


This is the first in a series of in-depth thought leadership pieces on Open Banking in the Middle East. This one explains Open Banking and outlines key considerations for the Open Banking journey.


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The Doctor Will See You Now: At Home


Thanks to rapidly advancing technology, our homes are becoming much more of a commerce command center than a simple living space. Companies like Roku and Netflix have turned them into mini-movie theaters. Meal delivery services like Green Chef have turned them into intimate restaurants.

Dwolla API adds real-time payments via Cross River Bank

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Realizing the Benefits of Automated Machine Learning

How are organizations using machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to derive business value? Renowned author and professor Tom Davenport explains the rise of automated machine learning, its benefits, and success stories from businesses that are already using it.

What FIs Don’t Get About The Underbanked Consumer


By the official numbers, there are 33 million unbanked and underbanked consumers in the United States. Of those 33 million, a relatively small number — around 7 million or a little over 5 percent of the U.S. population — are fully unbanked, lacking both a traditional checking or savings account.

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Data Shows Digital Access Driving Global eCommerce Growth


There’s a technique in painting called Pointillism, where small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image, and a whole emerges from thousands of small points.

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Payroll innovation is a new perk in the battle for skilled staff

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Fed Introduces Uniform Definition Of Synthetic Identity Fraud


Following a consensus from a panel of industry fraud experts, the Federal Reserve is introducing a uniform definition of what constitutes synthetic identity fraud (SIF). “A

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Canada's forward-thinking payments industry

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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!

Immunity Passports Become Reality And Draw Mixed Reaction


Immunity passports are showing up in media reports at a never before seen rates in recent weeks, but the concept is far from new — nor was it invented for the age of COVID-19.

The Real Story on Bank Branch Closures

ABA Community Banking

Some branches are closing but that doesn’t mean reduced access to banking services, especially in lower-to-moderate-income neighborhoods. The post The Real Story on Bank Branch Closures appeared first on ABA Banking Journal.

Verizon Moves Into Telehealth With Launch Of New Platform


According to an estimate by Grand View Research, the telehealth market is expected to experience a 22.4 percent compound annual growth rate from now until 2028.

Easy pay is the gateway to social commerce

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How to Choose an AI Vendor

This report explores why it is so challenging to choose an AI vendor and what you should consider as you seek a partner in AI.

Clubhouse Rolls Out Payments Feature


The audio-based social media platform Clubhouse unveiled its first monetization feature for creators on Monday (April 5), allowing users to send and receive payments.

Self-Service ATMs for a Socially Distanced World

ATM Marketplace

Hear from Brendan Watkins and David Johnson on how self-service, assisted self-service and teller automation models can guide your thinking about ATM hardware, staffing and innovation

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Goldman Sachs Expands Deliveroo Buy To Boost IPO


Goldman Sachs spent £75 million ($104 million) to buy additional Deliveroo shares in an effort to support the initial public offering (IPO) price after a disappointing debut on the London Stock Exchange (LSE), the Financial Times reported , citing sources.

When Genius Failed—Again

SWBC's LenderHub

Wall Street has had more than its share of drama over the last three decades. However, what started to unfold two Fridays ago with Bill Hwang’s Archegos family office had grizzled Wall Street veterans staring, stupefied, into the abyss. Capital Markets

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.

OneSource, JPMorgan Streamline B2B Finance Management


OneSource Virtual (OSV), a Workday Service partner, announced in a press release the availability of its finance and accounting solution, which is powered by Single-Use Accounts (SUA), J.P. Morgan ’s virtual card payments solution.

Facebook tests QR code-based P2P payments in U.S.

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E-Grocer Uses Predictive AI To Lower Prices And Boost Margins


As the grocery delivery wars continue to escalate, with tens or even hundreds of millions of dollars pouring in for e-grocery platforms and solutions providers, the space remains shockingly under-penetrated in the United States.

Brink's acquires PAI to add ATMs, digital maintenance tools

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MLOps 101: The Foundation for Your AI Strategy

Machine Learning Operations (MLOps) allows organizations to alleviate many of the issues on the path to AI with ROI by providing a technological backbone for managing the machine learning lifecycle through automation and scalability.

Costco Member Fee Hike Would Delight Rivals, Annoy Customers


It has only happened twice in the past 10 years, but with over 60 million U.S. members and another 40 million internationally, any increase in the annual fee that Costco charges its customers is a big deal.

PayPal pledges to reach net-zero greenhouse emissions by 2040

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Fixing The ‘Broken Economics’ Of Grocery Delivery


Even as an increasing number of consumers across the U.S. get vaccinated, and the contagion concerns that supercharged the digital shift recede from the front of consumers’ minds, many of the habits adopted over the course of the last year are likely to stick.

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Unintended Consequences of Aggressive Regulation

Jeff For Banks

"In case you're looking for some light reading this weekend, FRB-Philadelphia working paper 21-08, Does CFPB Oversight Crimp Credit?" ~ Robert Morro (@bmorro44) So went a tweet from one of my Twitter connections. So I listened to him, and dialed up the FRB-Philadelphia WP 21-08.

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.