Fri.Apr 02, 2021

Rethinking The Approach To Early Wage Access

PYMNTS

Trade finance continues to evolve as a tool designed to meet the cash flow needs of both ends of a B2B transaction. Corporate buyers can ensure invoices are paid without letting go of working capital, while suppliers’ own cash flow is supported through timely invoice payments.

This Week in Fintech ending 2nd April 2021

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Commercial Cards Fuel The Next Wave Of Bank-FinTech Competition

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Commercial card adoption is on the rise as more organizations not only want to digitize their payments but take advantage of growing value-added opportunities that other payment methods like ACH don’t offer.

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History will rhyme by creating two CBDC reserve currencies during the New Cold War.

Daily Fintech

The history of reserve currencies has been told many times. The leading economic power hands the reserve currency baton to the emerging economic power. The last baton pass was from UK to USA. So will the next baton pass be from USA to China? That would be history repeating.

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.

Digital Embedding Makes Insurance Relevant

PYMNTS

It should come as no surprise that the pandemic has opened up new opportunities for consumers to consider insurance. The unforeseen, after all, might seem like it’s more a possibility than ever before — disrupting travel, health and even shopping.

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Venture Capitalists Continue Aggressive Push Into B2B FinTech

PYMNTS

With four, nine-figure funding rounds, venture capitalists continue to drive aggressively into the B2B FinTech landscape.

US Consumers ‘More Adventurous’ When Switching Banks

Banking Exchange

National and global banks prove popular as consumers reassess their banking partners post-pandemic, according to research Retail Banking Financial Trends Feature Lines of Business Feature3 Customers Online Community Banking PPP Covid19. 1Retail Banking

Plaid Reportedly Near $13 Billion Valuation With New Funding

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Plaid is reportedly near closing a new investment round that would value the FinTech startup at $13 billion, Bloomberg reported Friday (April 2), citing people familiar with the matter.

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What Makes Our Credit Tracker A Clear Favourite? Find Out From These Reviews

BankBazaar

Wondering what makes our credit tracker a clear favourite among customers? Well, read on as they describe their experiences in their own words! . Over the past few years, Credit Scores and credit reports have become very important parts of modern finance.

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!

Today In B2B: Mastercard Boosts SMB Perks; Commercial Cards Drive Industry Collaboration

PYMNTS

Today in B2B payments, Mastercard elevated perks for small business cardholders, while Corserv discusses commercial cards' impact on industry collaboration and competition.

April Acquisitions: Vystar CU, High Point, Pacific Western

Banking Exchange

The end of Q1 and start of Q2 has brought a flurry of activity in banking M&A Management Feature M&A Financial Trends Feature3. 1Management

Buyers Take Manhattan As Real Estate Sales Hit Record Highs

PYMNTS

Residential sales for Manhattan real estate have escalated to the highest levels in 14 years as buyers scooped up apartment and condo bargains after the COVID-19 pandemic drove many out of bustling cities, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday (April 2).

Trio of Banks Announce Branch Network Expansions

Banking Exchange

The three lenders join a small number of regional banks announcing partnerships to open new branches in their local communities Community Banking Feature3 Feature Branch Technology/ATMs Bank Performance. 1Community Banking

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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.

New Platform Turns Beer Labels Into Augmented Reality Experiences 

PYMNTS

The augmented reality (AR) platform BEERSCANS is looking to advance the craft beer industry with packaging to entertain people as they sip. Imagine looking at a beer can and noticing that it’s slowly getting darker, all by itself. This is a can, just in front of you, almost black.

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Listen: How process mining supports automation

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It’s a maxim of automation that banks should automate the process they want, not necessarily the process they have; another maxim is that, too often, this doesn’t happen. “If

Hippeas Snacks On Traditional Retail Channels to Generate D2C Awareness

PYMNTS

It has been a big year for direct-to-consumer (D2C) commerce. As consumers turned to online channels to fulfill retail needs that they had previously primarily fulfilled in-store, brands have had an opportunity to take advantage of the digital shift's acceleration to drive D2C sales.

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Weekly Wrap: Bite-sized Automation at Wells Fargo and Ally

BankInovation

Automating end-to-end processes can be a big bite to chew off.

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.

Chekout’s Flat Fee Model Aims To Make Delivery Work In Restaurants’ Favor

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While the events of the past year have brought a huge boost to restaurant delivery services as consumers placed takeout and delivery orders at unprecedented level, this delivery boom has also called attention to the strain that the model places on all parties involved.

Leading regulatory agencies seek information about AI in financial services

BankInovation

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Reserve Board are among five federal financial regulatory agencies seeking input on how financial institutions use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, and what risks might be related to these technologies.

Payroc Announces Acquisition Of Retriever Merchant Solutions

PYMNTS

The global payment processing and merchant acquirer organization Payroc WorldAccess announced on Friday (April 2) that it has acquired Retriever Merchant Solutions , one of the largest independent sales organizations of FIS.

Early reactions to Facebook v. Duguid

CFPB Monitor

Yesterday, in a unanimous decision , the U.S. Supreme Court limited the reach of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by narrowing what technology qualifies as an Automatic Telephone Dialing System.

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.

Abound Creates New Retail Opportunities With B2B Marketplace

PYMNTS

While COVID-19 gets a lot of credit for the radical restructuring of the retail environment, the reality is the digital restructuring of retail was already well underway when the pandemic period started.

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Are You Ready for the COVID Regulatory Wave?

New York's State of Mind

Recent announcements by the CFPB underscore that the next COVID regulatory wave is coming. In addition to familiarizing yourself with the most recent guidance, now is the time to double check all your files and make sure you can explain to your examiner why you took the steps you took during this very unique time […]. Compliance COVID-19 Regulatory CFPB

Payments Power Healthcare’s Much-Needed Evolution

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Consumers know how to shop: Pick the product, check the price, put it in the cart (virtual or physical), head to checkout and pay. But it's a very different experience with healthcare.

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Banks can Declare 30% Dividend at most for its Shareholders

FluentBanking

Bangladesh Bank has issued a circular in this connection saying the arrangement guidelines were pronounced to strengthen the capital structure in the financial area considering the continuous Covid-19 circumstance.

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.