Wed.Nov 27, 2019

Crypto and banking are one and the same

Chris Skinner

People were surprised to see a headline that garnered much market shock: Markets Crash after reports that Binances Shangai Office Closed in Crypto Crackdown Argh. Crypto meltdown!

Weekly Wrap: MoneyLion prepares for growth, as fintechs focus on holiday promotions

Bank Innovation

Welcome to the latest episode of our weekly wrap video series, for the week ending Friday, November 29, 2019.

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Things worth reading: 28th November 2019

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The Not-So-Beaten Path To B2B Payments Real-Time Ubiquity


The global payments ecosystem’s path to faster and real-time payments ubiquity is an evolution, not a revolution. That is to say, mass adoption will take time, and the factors driving that adoption will almost certainly continue to change and shift as end users’ needs do the same.

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!

Neobanks help innovate payments, but there's also a security risk

Payments Source

Technology development speed has improved for challenger banks, but there are safety challenges from JavaScript, says Jscrambler's Rui Ribeiro. ISO and agent Fintech Digital payments Payment processing Banking Apple Google

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Innovate from the customer backwards- but caveat innovator!

Daily Fintech

image The insurance industry is in large part past the hysteria of disruption, innovation and entrants solving the issues of the insurance world, and is moving into the stage of implementation, collaboration and iteration.

France’s Central Bank Latest To Ponder A Digital Currency


The First Deputy Governor of the central bank of France, Denis Beau, spoke in support of a blockchain-based settlement system that would allow for faster transfers of euros, as well as be more cost-efficient, according to a report by Yahoo! Finance.

At $4 billion, did PayPal overpay for Honey?

Payments Source

With only 17 million users, compared to PayPal’s 300 million, Honey seems minuscule. But this is PayPal's largest acquisition ever by price, and it far eclipses the $800 million PayPal spent in 2013 for Braintree, which owned Venmo.

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How Credit Unions Can Win The FinServ Innovation Game


In addressing the innovation gap that exists between credit unions and their larger financial institution (FI) brethren, credit unions (CUs) may be perceived to be at a disadvantage, at least when it comes to dollars.

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.

Morning Brief 11.27.19: Alexa offers medication via voice refills

Payments Source

Apple Pay raises funds to fight AIDS; Amex expands dining reservations; and other information you need to start your day, from PaymentsSource and around the web. Briefing

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When Subscription Boxes Help Coaches Step Up To The Training Plate


Coach Crates CEO and Founder David Wodzisz’s experience in baseball has been both on and off the plate.

Credit Scoring for Small Businesses: A love-hate relationship

Strategically Speaking

I have a love-hate relationship with credit scoring for small business clients. Having started my career in banking, where we moved from traditional underwriting to credit scoring, I have seen both the good and bad of scoring models.

What The UAE Is Teaching Global FinTechs About SMB Banking


It’s not easy being small — especially in business, and often when it comes to banking and payments. The bigger players take up more space at the table, and, for various reasons, often face fewer barriers to market entry and expansion than small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

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.

Investors in China can't wait to finally own Alibaba shares

Payments Source

Most mainland investors can still only watch gains in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., as China’s most valuable listed company extends increases after its Hong Kong stock exchange debut. Retailers Digital payments Alibaba China

Silicon Valley Braces As VCs Pump The Brakes


Profits are being pushed over progress as Silicon Valley investors start reeling in the billions that startups have come to expect, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported on Tuesday (Nov. 26). “We’ve

Early TBT: Grateful Act of Congress

Matt Wilcox Pro

This post originally ran on November 20, 2017 THE FOURTH THURSDAY of November is a legal holiday in the United States. Designated as a national day of thanks, it is named, appropriately enough, Thanksgiving. Observing Thanksgiving in autumn has been around since the early 17th century.

Deep Dive: Realizing AP Automation’s ROI


Consumer payments have increasingly shifted toward digital methods, but accounts payable (AP) departments and B2B payment processes have remained dependent on cumbersome, paper-based practices.

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Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

A Step-By-Step Guide To Making Your First P2P Investment


If you’re mulling over making your first P2P investment, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to go about it. Today, there’s no realm in our life that’s been left untouched by technology. In fact, it wouldn’t be too presumptuous to say that there isn’t a problem today that technology can’t solve.

Why The Death Of The ISO Is Greatly Exaggerated


For at least the last 15 years, it seems there has always been someone ready to write a eulogy for independent sales organizations (ISOs).

FinTechs for Sustainable Finance: Trends and Opportunities

Let's Talk Payments

The concept of sustainable finance broadly encompasses all those financial activities and initiatives that are directed towards achieving social, environmental and economic sustainability, in addition Read more

Ant Financial Ramps Up SEA Capital With $1B Fund


China’s Alibaba affiliate Ant Financial is drumming up $1 billion to fund startups in Southeast Asia and India, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday (Nov. 26) citing a source.

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

Happy Thanksgiving From!

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Here at, we have a lot to be thankful for. This year, we celebrated one full year at our new building, welcomed new employees, connected with clients near and far and so much more


Taking On Sharing Economy Trust, Luxury Retail Evolution With Innovation


Sharing economy platforms have become a force to be reckoned with, as a sizeable number of consumers use them to make their lives easier. The segment, however, attracts scammers – but technology is becoming better at detecting fraud.

Getting retailers ready for the most wonderful time of the year


How Ticketmaster Uses AI To Sort Fans From Fraudsters


The holiday shopping season is kicking into high gear with retailers working aggressively to entice customers with deals and discounts. Fraudsters, sadly, are also taking notice and are looking to take advantage of heightened retail activity to steal data and goods.

Marketing Ops: The New Revenue Hero

As data continues to play a starring role in today’s B2B organizations, both marketing and sales operations professionals are poised to solidify their place as critical revenue drivers. In particular, the evolution of the Marketing Operations (Ops) role has created a new standard in marketing and has become a vital component of an organization’s success.