February, 2020

LendingClub breaks ground with Radius Bank acquisition 

Bank Innovation

LendingClub, the publicly traded digital-lending marketplace, announced Tuesday that it is acquiring Boston-based Radius Bank, which has $1.4 billion in assets and is partnered with several fintech companies.

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How HR’s Self-Service Shift Drives Payroll To Unlock Data

PYMNTS

As open banking frameworks continue to encourage bank-FinTech collaboration , the financial services market is exploring new ways to unlock data — not only with banks, but with each other.

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Banking is what we do and technology is how we do it

Chris Skinner

A decade ago, we talked about the financial crisis, technology, regulations and compliance.

Corona (Beer) Takes Hit From COVID Naming

PYMNTS

Someday this will be a marketing case study. You’re Constellation Brands. One of your leading brands is Corona beer. Then out of China comes a virus that has your name on it. You’re blowing up on social media for all the wrong reasons.

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!

Weekly Wrap: Banks and aggregators debate ‘screen scraping’

Bank Innovation

Welcome to the latest episode of our Weekly Wrap series, for the week ending Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.

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HSBC to shed 35,000 jobs globally in major restructuring

Mobile Payments Today

The London-based bank will slash 35,000 jobs worldwide, shift much of its focus to Asia and close a large number of U.S. branches, as part of a major restructuring of its global operations

Citizens looks to employees to evolve product roadmap

Bank Innovation

A “Shark Tank”-style pitch competition has been launched at Citizens Bank, allowing employees to compete for internal innovation fund dollars with ideas focused on the next generation of products and services. The bank intends to make 10 to 20 investments per year.

The Coronavirus And The (Uneven) Ripple Effect Across Verticals

PYMNTS

Not all black swan events are created equally, at least when it comes to certain business verticals.

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Wells creates new digital innovation group as part of organizational overhaul

Bank Innovation

As part of a comprehensive organizational overall, Wells Fargo & Co. has created a group to focus on strategy, digital platforms and innovation, The Wall Street Journal reported today.

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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.

“I was the first knowledge worker whose job was threatened by a machine”

Chris Skinner

Really interesting interview with Garry Kasparov in Wired magazine about the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in the future. Garry Kasparov is perhaps the greatest chess player in history. For almost two decades after becoming world champion in 1985, he dominated the game.

The Benefits of Leveraging a CRM to Be More Community-Focused

Abrigo

Key Takeaways To better serve their community, as well as stay competitive in this fast-moving environment, savvy CFIs are carefully blending digital innovations with their hallmark relationship banking practices.

Self-service retail and the changing landscape on payments

Mobile Payments Today

Self-service technology allows retailers to meet customer expectations established by the pioneering tech efforts of brand's, like Starbucks. These installations take diverse forms, a CES panel demonstrated

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Using The Content Blender To Expand Your Marketing Budget By 5x

Banker to Banker

THE BANK CONTENT MARKETING HACK Banks that complain about not doing enough in marketing or not having a big enough budget may just not be taking the right approach. We rarely see a bank fully utilize their content.

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.

The growth of data in banking is unstoppable

Accenture

Banks occupy a privileged and trusted position. Social media companies may have insight into what is attracting our attention, but banks can see what people are willing to pay for. Accessing this source of Big Data is simply the latest way for banks to deliver on their core promise: to listen to customers, create a…. The post The growth of data in banking is unstoppable appeared first on Accenture Banking Blog. Uncategorized Big Data Data-driven Banking Open Data

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BofA integrates digital SMB tool with third-party platforms 

Bank Innovation

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The Stories We Tell Ourselves About Open Banking

Chris Skinner

I recently spotted a great write-up on Open Banking by Alex Johnson, who has kindly agreed I can republish it. So, here we go … The Stories We Tell Ourselves About Open Banking Distinguishing between what’s true and what we want to be true.

Formula for Business Lending Success: Minimize Delays

Abrigo

Key Takeaways Financial institutions who want to maintain a healthy share of business lending this year and through potentially tougher economic times ahead want to be in the best position possible before trouble hits.

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.

Payments innovation in the Latin American market

Mobile Payments Today

Latin America is becoming an increasingly important market in the global payments business. There are a number of important innovations underway that are changing the industry

Largest U.S. Pizza Hut Franchisee Could Choose Bankruptcy

PYMNTS

The largest franchisee of U.S. pizza chain Pizza Hut is reportedly considering options in the wake of financial woes, including bankruptcy. The news, reported by Bloomberg on Wednesday (Feb. 19), said that NPC International, which owns around 1,200 Pizza Huts, is about $1 billion in debt.

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Why Banks Need To Develop Their Own Customer-Facing Technology

Banker to Banker

CONTROLLING YOUR TECH FUTURE The build or buy decision should be a constant question in most bank’s decision making, and unfortunately, most banks default to the “buy.” In some cases, this is appropriate, but in many, it is not.

Figure VP Tony Morosini to speak at Bank Innovation Ignite

Bank Innovation

Tony Morosini, vice president of banking and payments at Figure, will attend and speak at Bank Innovation Ignite on March 2-3 in Seattle.

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.”

RegTech versus TechReg

Chris Skinner

I often talk about how banks have five times more regulation than technology firms.

Countdown to CECL: A Timeline for Credit Unions

Abrigo

Large SEC filers have officially adopted the current expected credit loss standard, or CECL, for recognizing credit losses, and other financial institutions are eager to learn from their implementation efforts.

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How PSD2 may ripple across the sea

Mobile Payments Today

What we know is that PSD2 has profound implications for the e-commerce landscape across Europe. However, the implications may reach across the Atlantic, as U.S. merchant with cross-border ambitions need to take notice

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Mastercard: Collaboration Is Key To Scaling Real-Time Payments

PYMNTS

With speed being the most obvious value proposition of real-time payments capabilities, it’s not difficult to imagine that corporate payers would be eager to embrace faster payments functionality in their accounts payable (AP) departments.

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.