Mon.Jan 18, 2021

Deep Dive: How Digital ID Verification Can Help Firms Streamline The Remote Hiring Process


The pandemic has heaped more than a few stresses on employers, and adding workers has emerged as an especially challenging task. Hiring has slowed across many sectors, but the need to replace departing workers or add employees amid growth remains for some industries.

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How Britain paid for war: bond holders in the Great War 1914-32


Norma Cohen. This post contributes to our occasional series of guest posts by external researchers who have used the Bank of England’s archives for their work on subjects outside traditional central banking topics. In August 1914, Britain was the world’s wealthiest country.


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Retail 2021: The Five Things Retailers Should Be Talking About At NRF This Week


Every year for the last 110 years , members of the retail trade group, known as the National Retail Federation (NRF), have assembled to discuss the slate of issues pertinent to its members.

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Prepaid Revolution part 3: what this will do for bank stocks 

Daily Fintech

TLDR: prepaid accounts and cards are not a good trend for incumbent banks, the kind of banks that make up a bank Index ETF such as KBE. I Am Not A Financial Advisor (IANAFA), Do Your Own Diligence (DYOD). Many investors think bank stocks are good value today.

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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.

APIs, Data Analytics Bring Cash Flow Control To The Back Office


The pandemic is causing fluctuations in the global economy, and supply and demand shifts are causing many businesses to face liquidity stresses and limited credit access. These factors are putting companies to the test, especially in how they handle their corporate finances.

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Africa's B2B Produce Landscape Sows The Seeds Of Digitization


In a geographic market as large as Africa, fragmentation within the food and agriculture industry has created plenty of points of friction and inefficiencies that disrupt B2B trade workflows — for both farmers and their buyers.

US Challengers Grow Users to 39M in 2020

Banking Exchange

Chime added 2 million new users in the first three quarters of 2020, according to new data Technology Feature3 Fintech Feature Financial Trends Retail Banking. 1Technology

Pizza Hut Israel Plans Drone Delivery Trial


Pizza Hut Israel is trialing a new program that would enable drones to bring orders for delivery to pre-approved hubs, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday (Jan.

Anchorage Approved to Become First Digital Asset Bank

Banking Exchange

OCC conditionally approves the conversion as Anchorage co-founders hail “major milestone” for crypto industry Technology Financial Trends Feature3 Feature Blockchain. 1Technology

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!

COVID-19 Scams Target The Business Community


With a second Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) on the way, small businesses have yet another chance to secure much-needed financial relief. But new concerns are mounting over the U.S. government's inability to curb the risk of fraud that emerged during the first round of PPP funding.

Balance sheet lending slows at US banks

Banking Exchange

Q4 earning reports show major banks have cut loans to small businesses, focusing instead on strengthening their own capital position Management Feature The Economy Financial Trends Feature3 Fair Lending. 1Management

Infineon Debuts Employee ID, Mastercard Payment Card


Infineon Technologies , which works as a semiconductor manufacturer, is doing away with employee identification cards at its Germany headquarters and instead implementing a new smart card solution that combines office building access and Mastercard contactless payments capabilities, according to a FinTech Intel report.

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Tiana Brown of CCG on Maintaining New Best Practices

CCG Insights

John Peckham and Tiana Brown will help you discover the top 4 best practices your teams can adopt by establishing a commitment to operational alignment. Business unit assessments should be an.

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.

Singapore FinTech Grab Mulling US IPO Of Up To $2 Billion


Singapore-based FinTech Grab is mulling a U.S. initial public offering of at least $2 billion in the wake of failed merger talks with Indonesian rival Gojek. Sources told Reuters that Grab is looking to take advantage of the red-hot IPO market in the U.S.

Incremental steady change won't cut it for payment companies

Payments Source

Payment companies in the near future will need to address the impacts of industry consolidation, pricing pressures, regulation, card based technology solutions, and spotting the proper niche, says moneycorp Americas Bob Dowd. Banking Fintech Mobile payments M&A Payment processing

British SMB FinTech Firm Tide Looks To Grow In India


As part of its international growth plans, British business FinTech company Tide unveiled intentions for an experimental rollout in India in the first quarter of this year with a broader launch to come, Business Standard reported.

Democrats’ sweep helps pot banking’s cause, but battle is far from over

American Banker

The odds are better now that Congress will pass a bill to help financial institutions serve cannabis businesses, but the question of the legislative path forward has grown murkier. Biden Administration Marijuana banking Cannabis


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.

UK To Require Companies To Pay Small Businesses In 30 Days


The U.K. government is looking to crack down on companies that take too long to pay suppliers, according to a report from the Financial Times (FT). The effort is intended to relieve pressure on small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) facing cash flow troubles because of the ongoing pandemic.

bobsguide Awards 2020: Winners announced


It's with great pleasure that we announce the 2020 bobsguide Awards. Given the levels of fluidity in markets and the increased rate of innovation required of the fintech community last year, the judges delayed many of the assessments as late as possible. Here, we have

Sequoia Could Put $7.2 Billion Into Auto1 With IPO Approaching


Sequoia Capital has agreed to invest around 6 billion euros in Auto1 Group before the online car trading platform's initial public offering (IPO), Bloomberg reported Monday (Sept. 18), citing anonymous sources.

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NCR partners with Kasisto to deliver AI conversational data


When NCR Digital Banking delivers a new version of its virtual assistant in a few weeks, small banks will have access to information that typically would require a data scientist to extrapolate.

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.

Goldman And BofA Earnings: A Tale Of Two Banks (And Digital Strategies)


The earnings theme for Tuesday (Jan. 19), at least in financial services, might be termed: A tale of two banks.

The CFPB’s new LEP guidance: What does it tell us?

CFPB Monitor

As we recently reported, the CFPB released new guidance on January 13, 2021, in an effort to give industry participants more concrete guidance about how to tackle the sometimes-daunting issue of serving customers in non-English languages.

2020 Saw Record Number Of CFO Resignations


Last year saw more resignations from chief financial officers than any other year, with the pandemic having adverse effects on corporate balance sheets, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday (Jan.

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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.