Tue.Jan 19, 2021

QR Code: It's cool again

Mobile Payments Today

John Minor is Chief Product Officer for PayNearMe. John shares his knowledge and expertise on QR code and why this formerly forgotten marketing tool has suddenly become on of the industry's favorite ways to pay

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The Bank-FinTech Collaboration Model Goes Global

PYMNTS

With more financial institutions (FIs) turning to external third-party FinTechs to strengthen their small- to medium-sized business (SMB) and corporate offerings, the collaboration model is proliferating across national borders.

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Lessons Learned from the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Strategically Speaking

Many communities, especially in Louisiana, are still in recovery mode from the 2020 hurricane season, and that there’s still a lot of hard work ahead. Our thoughts and well wishes remain with all of those impacted during this very difficult year.

Banque De France Has Finished CBDC Trial

PYMNTS

Banque de France has successfully conducted its own central bank digital currency (CBDC) trial, with a blockchain platform for interbank settlement, CoinDesk reported. A statement from the bank said the pilot involved a settlement on a private blockchain, which U.K.

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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.

Biden's plans for payday loans and crypto take shape

Payments Source

The 46th president's agenda for financial regulation is already moving ahead, based on the people he's chosen to put in key roles. Compliance Biden Administration Cryptocurrencies

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2021 Municipal Bond Market Outlook

SWBC's LenderHub

While 2020 started out as a difficult year for Municipal Bonds, those investors that were nimble and not ruled by fear, ended up having a good—if not a great—year.

Helping Brands: D2C Brands Tap New Business Models To Shorten 'Time To Commerce'

PYMNTS

The shift to digital commerce has opened up new markets for companies across all verticals and sizes.

PPRO raises $180 million and is now valued at $1 billion

Payments Source

The latest round includes two new investors, Eurazeo Growth and Wellington Management, as well as one returning shareholder, Sprints Capital. Venture funding Payment processing Venture capital

Walmart Teams With Western Union For In-Store Money Transfers

PYMNTS

Retail giant Walmart is partnering with global money movement leader Western Union to offer in-store payments and transfers. Walmart is much more than a place where customers shop.

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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!

E-commerce shops struggle with false declines as more shoppers come online

Payments Source

E-commerce merchants may need more data to ensure they are not turning down sales from first-time online shoppers. Fraud detection Online payments

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EU Preps For Vaccine Passport Framework

PYMNTS

The European Commission said in a report that it is working on a plan to speed up vaccinations and testing to help end the pandemic faster.

Where can merchants go from here?

Payments Source

Daniel Wolfe, editor-in-chief of PaymentsSource, talks to Derek Webster, founder and CEO of CardFlight, about his company's weekly merchant sentiment survey and how things have changed since the early days of the pandemic — and what changes are on the horizon

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EXCLUSIVE: Who Is Generation Venmo – And How Can Retailers Reach Them?

PYMNTS

The year 2020 has been disruptive across the board for consumers — changing how they shop, how they work, how they play, how they spend time with others and how they’ve filled the scores of hours they’ve spent alone. New research of roughly 2,000 of U.S.

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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.

Plastiq adds Quickbooks to streamline B2B payments

Payments Source

Payments technology provider Plastiq says it is the first company to fully integrate Intuit QuickBooks Online onto its payments platform — a move that illustrates the growing power of Plastiq's technology. Fintech B-to-B payments

GDPR Penalties Escalate As EU Officials Crack Down

PYMNTS

Fines levied under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) jumped almost 40 percent in the past 12 months as European Union (EU) regulators stepped up enforcement efforts, Financial Times (FT) reported on Tuesday (Jan.

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Western Union stores join MoneyGram under Walmart's roof

Payments Source

The pandemic has made for strange bedfellows. Case in point: Western Union and MoneyGram will soon share Walmart as a landlord. Cross border payments Remittances Digital payments

Goldman CEO Says SPAC Explosion ‘Unsustainable’

PYMNTS

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon said he doesn’t think the current special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) boom is sustainable, the Financial Times (FT) reported.

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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.

Fintechs and payment innovation can lead financial inclusion, and the recovery

Payments Source

During the past year we’ve seen some ingenious, innovative solutions addressing financial inclusion, and that will need to continue, says GPS CFO Richard Hodgson. Fintech Mobile payments Digital payments Economy Financial inclusion

How The B2B Mid-Market Drives Loyalty Through Online Payments

PYMNTS

While the coronavirus crisis certainly accelerated the drive toward digital, the mid-market's commerce digitization push was well underway before the pandemic hit.

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Community banks are missing the card payment wave

Payments Source

Smaller institutions are relying on an issuing system that gives away control over card programs, says Corserv's David Luther. Banking Digital payments Payment processing Cards

Virtualized B2B Payments: Poised To Kill The Paper Check — And The Plastic Card

PYMNTS

For B2B payments , the pandemic may be the final nail in the coffin of the paper check — and the plastic commercial card, too.

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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.

dLocal, Dinie partner for e-commerce installment payments in Brazil

Payments Source

Cross-border payment provider dLocal is adding an installment payment option for global e-commerce merchants serving customers in Brazil through a partnership with the fintech Dinie, which works with small merchants in Latin America. Online payments Cross border payments

Netflix Surpasses 200 Million Members, Stays Course Amid Digital Competition

PYMNTS

Netflix announced Tuesday (Jan. 19) as part of its fourth quarter earnings that it topped 200 million paid memberships in Q4, with 8.5 million paid net additions during that time.

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Welcome to Bank Automation News and the new era of banking technology

BankInovation

When Bank Innovation was launched back in 2009, our goal was to show banking executives how a digitized bank could make a traditional bank better, how a technology-driven strategy could transform satisfaction levels that had at the time — this was during the credit crisis — plunged to all-time lows.

eBay May Be Prepping Korean Subsidiary For Sale

PYMNTS

eBay might be selling its South Korea marketplace, eBay Korea, in another step in the reorganization already dividing up the U.S. eCommerce market, Bloomberg reported.

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.