May, 2020

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Financial Inclusion

Chris Skinner

I spent some time recently chatting with Joanne Dewar, Chief Executive Officer, Global Processing Services (GPS). I spotted GPS a while ago, and blogged about how they worked with Monzo, Starling, Revolut and more last October. Anywho, Joanne wrote a brilliant piece on the Nasdaq website the other day, which … The post The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Financial Inclusion appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Crisis Fintech Future Grid Opinion

Open Banking—lessons in technology, security and APIs


As I mentioned in my last post, the journey to Open Banking has been long and full of challenges for most banks in Europe. One of the main reasons it took so long to define the Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) is the challenge around technology and the development of the necessary application program interfaces (APIs)…. The post Open Banking—lessons in technology, security and APIs appeared first on Accenture Banking Blog.

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How remote tellers may change the banking experience

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RBR associate Daniel Dawson explains why video banking may provide a solution for financial institutions concerned about social distancing when they finally reopen

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Why self-service banking is essential in a post-pandemic world

ATM Marketplace

ATM Marketplace spoke with Simon Powley, head of global advisor consultant services with Diebold Nixdorf, on how self-service and omnichannel banking will affect financial institutions post-pandemic

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5 Things a Data Scientist Can Do to Stay Current

DataRobot together with Snowflake – a leading cloud data platform provider — is helping data scientists stay current with the latest technology and data science best practices so that they can excel in an increasingly AI-driven workplace. Five Things a Data Scientist Can Do to Stay Current offers data scientists guidance for thriving in AI-driven enterprises.

What happens to customers who don’t want digital?

Chris Skinner

Living in a digital world, it’s hard to imagine being disconnected. Yet, some people are. According to a recent survey by Which? Magazine, four percent of consumers don’t have a mobile phone. Personally, I cannot imagine living without a mobile phone, but some people are happy to be off the … The post What happens to customers who don’t want digital? appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Digital Bank Future Grid

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Battling fraud amid COVID-19

Mobile Payments Today

COVID-19 has let to millions of consumers transitioning to online e-commerce purchases as retail stores have been forced to close or shift to delivery and pickup. At the same time, consumers and merchants are increasingly exposed to a new level of fraud as bad actors are finding new methods and targets to take advantage of the online shift

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An Update to Our CRE Credit Portfolio Forecast

Banker to Banker

In past articles, we discussed a proposed Coronavirus stress test under CCAR ( HERE ) and provided our COVID-19 probabilities of default and loss given defaults for a model bank portfolio ( HERE ). In this article, we update our CRE modeling and take a deeper dive into loan-level analysis in order to help banks triage and manage both individual credits and their portfolio-level reserves

Virtual Tellers And Workhorse ATMs: Banking’s New (Digital-First) Normal


The prospect of restarting the economy of bringing all manner of everyday life in the U.S. back to some semblance of “normal” has challenges — and opportunities for banks, especially community banks and credit unions. The challenge lies with serving the needs of the individual who may be hesitant to go back to the old ways of banking — of walking up to teller windows, of handling cash in envelopes.

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What’s the point of an office?

Chris Skinner

There are lots of headlines and articles talking about the end of the office. You think about it, and it kind of makes sense. In a digital age, why do we have to go to a physical office? Why do we all cram ourselves into buses, cars and trains every … The post What’s the point of an office? appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Crisis Future Grid

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!

BMO Harris spotlights women in fintech mentoring program

Bank Innovation

BMO Harris Bank and Chicago-based incubator 1871 have unveiled plans for their annual fintech mentorship program, and this year they are shining a light on female-led fintechs. WMN•FINtech is the latest evolution of the Innovation Program, a three-month mentorship program for startups that have created solutions or services in the financial sector; participating startups are […].

Building a digital monetary authority for a digital age


Central banks’ key functions have remained largely unaltered since the first such institution was established in Sweden in the mid-17th century. These include setting monetary and financial policy, acting as lenders of last resort, ensuring the stability of the financial system and supervising the financial industry. The pace of digitally driven change throughout the financial…. The post Building a digital monetary authority for a digital age appeared first on Accenture Banking Blog.

Advances in Digital Banking

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The world of banking continues to change and evolve

15 Items That Will Trip Your Borrowers Up in The New PPP Forgiveness Application

Banker to Banker


The Empowered Consumer

When it comes to working with the empowered consumer, AI has the power to help your business thrive by leveraging your own data to better understand your customers. Read our ebook, The Empowered Consumer, to learn more about how AI can help you connect with your customers.

Visa Seeks Patent On System To Turn Government Currencies Into Digital Blockchain Versions


Credit card giant Visa has filed an application for a U.S. patent on a computer system that would convert physical dollars and other fiat currencies into digital versions, complete with denominations and serial numbers and recorded via blockchain. The system would then remove the paper currency from circulation. According to the [details] discussed herein, the payment ecosystem may become entirely (e.g.

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Build, Buy or Transform the Bank?

Chris Skinner

I was recently watching an online poll that asked the best way for a traditional bank to compete with the new digital banks. Should they build a new bank, buy a digital bank competitor, or transform the old bank? The vote was split fairly equally between all three choices after … The post Build, Buy or Transform the Bank? appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Digital Bank Future Grid

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SMB banking startups pivot platforms for PPP 

Bank Innovation

Banking platforms aimed at small businesses are tweaking their offerings to accommodate clients scrambling for Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program loans.? “As As soon as we saw the PPP was moving, we made a pipeline between us and Radius [Bank] to allow our customers to get into the queue for loans,” said Eytan Bensoussan, co-founder […]. Carousel Corporate Banking Customer Experience Innovation Strategy Lending Premium

Next-gen central banking | Pillar 1: Harness the power of data


Our first post identified five areas central banks should focus on to become the digital regulators of tomorrow. Let’s take a closer look at the first pillar. Pillar 1: Harness the power of data Most central banks base their decisions on traditional information flows, yet these can suffer from a range of issues: much data…. The post Next-gen central banking | Pillar 1: Harness the power of data appeared first on Accenture Banking Blog.

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.

Diebold Nixdorf talks the future of self-service banking after COVID-19

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Simon Powley, head of global advisory consultant services with Diebold Nixdorf, addresses how self-service and omnichannel banking will affect financial institutions following the COVID-19 pandemic


How to Set Up For PPP Forgiveness

Banker to Banker

As you wind down and clean up Round 2 of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and before you produce your 1502 report to the SBA, it now merits thinking about how to best set up for the wave of forgiveness work that starts immediately after funding. Obtaining forgiveness is critical to both the bank and the borrower as it increases profitability, enhances cash flow, aids in liquidity and removes the risk for both parties.

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Alabama Reopens And COVID-19 Cases Soar 300 Pct Month Over Month


After Alabama reopened on May 1, the state has seen coronavirus cases surge by 300 percent month over month, with intensive care units (ICUs) at less than 4 percent capacity remaining and medical workers “exhausted physically and mentally,” Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed said on CNBC. Reed said his region has “improved marginally,” but that it is “not enough to get us out of this crisis moment.”

Dealing with a crisis: FinTech versus Bank

Chris Skinner

The chasm between start-ups and incumbents is massively exposed by coronavirus. I realised this early on, when I saw that FinTech firms who were born on the internet were far more ready for working from home than traditional banks who depend on branches, buildings, office and physicality. In fact, this … The post Dealing with a crisis: FinTech versus Bank appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Crisis Digital Bank Fintech Grid

Data Science Fails: Building AI You Can Trust

The new DataRobot whitepaper, Data Science Fails: Building AI You Can Trust, outlines eight important lessons that organizations must understand to follow best data science practices and ensure that AI is being implemented successfully.

Temenos partners with Microsoft on cybersecurity software 

Bank Innovation

The Swiss banking technology company Temenos is teaming up with Microsoft to help banks implement crime-fighting software for financial institutions. Through the partnership, banks can trial the software for 14 days through the end of June before changing their cybersecurity systems. Criminals are quick to take advantage of people and quick to take advantage of […]. Automation Carousel Payments Premium Product Design Retail Banking FIS Fiserv Microsoft Temenos

Visa’s digital dollar concept opens a door to central bank currencies

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The U.S. Patent office published a Visa patent application to create a technology gateway that could allow central bank currencies for any nation to be digitized. Digital currencies Digital payments Visa Libra Cryptocurrencies

Banks rethink branch operations on back side of COVID-19 threat

Mobile Payments Today

Major banks are reviewing plans to relaunch branch operations after the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., but executives and experts say some key changes in bank operations will likely continue going forward

This PPP Forgiveness Staffing Model Could Help You Out

Banker to Banker

It is around this time that many banks are trying to determine the amount of staff and effort that will be required to process all their PPP Forgiveness Applications that are now ready to be filed. Late last Friday, the SBA issued new Final Rules that further outlines what is expected from borrowers and banks that also helps in building this model. To help banks, we put together the below data and model to help answer the question – How many bankers will I need for this effort and for how long

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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.