December, 2020

Machine Learning Supercharges Banks’ Efforts To Fight Debit Fraud

PYMNTS

Consumers have more heavily leaned on debit during the pandemic, with the economic downturn making shoppers more cautious than ever about the prospect of taking on credit card debt.

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Ag Lenders: Cultivate Growth with Effective Pricing, Structure

Abrigo

After Turbulent 2020, Ag Lenders Look to 2021 Understanding credit risk in current ag loan portfolios will also be key to ag lenders' solid returns. . You might also like this webinar watch.

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3 Payments Trends to Watch in 2021

Mobile Payments Today

As 2021 rapidly approaches, many of us are hoping for better days after the whirlwind year of 2020. While COVID-19 has certainly had an impact on every industry, certain trends that began in 2019 continued to develop in 2020, and some of them may even blossom fully in 2021

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A Closer Look: What CBDC means for banks and non-banking firms

Accenture

Central bank digital currency (CBDC) enables new transactions in central bank money and would require banks to adjust and expand their intermediation services. Central bank money is the most important money in any given currency area.

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.

How To Set Up For The Next PPP Round by January

Banker to Banker

The new split bipartisan Covid Relief Bill got traction yesterday and stands a good chance of getting approved in the next couple of weeks. Most versions of a new stimulus package contain the approval for the next draw of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

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Are Smart Cities Still A Smart Bet Amid ‘Urban Flight’ And The Pandemic?

PYMNTS

The pandemic has pressured corporate top lines — and as a result, leaves less money to go around to fund innovation, especially for tech-focused firms. So-called “smart-city” initiatives might be a casualty, especially if it’s perceived that people are leaving urban areas for the ‘burbs.

How TIAA Bank acts like a fintech to push digital payments

Payments Source

Even with the pandemic's dramatic shift to online commerce, TIAA Bank's Claudia Tabacinic says there's still room to migrate consumers, and lingering reluctance to embrace new technology. Fintech Digital payments TIAA

Fintech women of distinction

Mobile Payments Today

NYC Fintech Women announced its second annual, 50 Inspiring Fintech Females awards. There were more than 400 nominations for recognition in five different categories.

Dimensions of disruption in payments

Accenture

In the first post in this series, we looked at the major trends driving disruption in payments today. This time, we’ll look at how these trends will actually impact the industry by geography and by payments instrument.

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!

The 2020 Banker’s Gift Guide For You And Your Clients

Banker to Banker

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us we can turn our attention to the holidays. That means our annual gift guide for bankers. We do this as we not only have a good time putting this together, but it is one of the pieces of content that we produce that drives heavy traffic

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Insurtech In 2021: What To Expect?

Daily Fintech

As we reach the end of the year, insurance business and technology teams are emerging out of intense annual review sessions ready with plans for 2021. The prognosis forebodes caution as executives grapple with scenario options ranging from a quick rebound to further drag in the recovery.

Square Said To Mull Buy of Jay-Z’s TIDAL Music-Streaming Service

PYMNTS

The highly competitive streaming-audio industry could be starting the New Year with some consolidation, a new report suggests. Jack Dorsey — the billionaire CEO of Square and Twitter — is said to be interested in buying TIDAL , the audio service owned by billionaire music legend Jay-Z.

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11 fintech M&A deals that defined 2020

Payments Source

The year 2020 was disruptive and chaotic. And while it derailed or delayed some companies' plans for growth, it also created opportunities for new combinations — or, at the very least, didn't slow them down. Fintech M&A Coronavirus Payment processing

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.

Predictions for 2021: The World is a Digital Place

Mobile Payments Today

2020 was a difficult year in many aspects, but it also challenged the payments industry to find new solutions to work through the limitations of the pandemic. Seth Brennan, CEO of North Lane Technologies, a payments industry veteran, shares his thoughts on the year ahead

Outside-in lens—four key principles for the future of banking

Accenture

So far in this blog series we’ve talked about how an outside-in approach to banking can help Australian banks convert the current threats and challenges into opportunities. We believe this bold approach to shaking the status quo will be guided by four key principles: 1. Be married to nothing.

Should Your Bank Have A Workplace Vaccine Policy?

Banker to Banker

With FDA approval and the first shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine start to hit our communities this week, the question comes up over should banks have a policy around if the vaccine should be mandated, recommended, supported, and acknowledged in the workplace?

Where the rubber meets the road: digital payments and the trucking industry

Mobile Payments Today

The trucking industry was content with its payment processing for years until the pandemic hit. Mobile Payments Today interviewed Justin King, Senior Vice President, product and innovation for Comdata on how the industry has moved forward with digital payments

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.

CFPB: Santander Must Pay $4.75 Million For Credit Reporting Violations

PYMNTS

Santander Consumer USA was ordered to pay $4.7 million to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ( CFPB ) for violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the CFPB said in a press release.

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Ensuring customer satisfaction through AI

Mobile Payments Today

Artificial intelligence has gotten a great deal of interest since the coronavirus pandemic hit.

How to streamline payables for the back-end of business

Mobile Payments Today

Accounts payable is a necessary point of improvement for companies wanting to take their business further, yet it's often the last area to be streamlined. Rob Israch, CMO at Tipalti shares his insight on what companies should be doing to continue growth

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Digital identity in the post-COVID era – how Open Banking can help

Accenture

Even before the pandemic, digital identity—various forms of authentication and identification such as passwords, pins, facial recognition, etc.—had had become an integral part of our everyday life.

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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.

Why a 1.65% Credit Spread Makes Sense

Banker to Banker

We recently spoke to a frustrated banker who was amazed that a regional bank was trying to poach his existing customer by quoting the borrower a credit spread of 1.65

Shall We Chat? Using Chat to Engage and Sell a Customer

Mobile Payments Today

Mobile Payments Today interviewed Hannes Van Rensburg, chief commercial officer for Clickatell's on the subject of chat commerce. Hannes shares his thoughts regarding this unique type of commerce and what it could mean to the mobile payments industry moving forward

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US Treasury Proposes Sweeping New Disclosure Rules On Bitcoin, Other Cryptos 

PYMNTS

The U.S. Treasury Department proposed sweeping new rules late Friday (Dec. 18) that the government says would make convertible digital currencies like bitcoin less attractive to criminals engaging in crimes such as ransomware attacks.

The Pandemic May Not be Derailing CECL Plans – But Many Institutions Still Risk Serious Delays

Abrigo

2023 CECL adopters vary in transition progress Financial institutions face considerable questions and obstacles in regard to their transition to CECL. You might also like this webinar on CECL in economic downturns. WATCH NOW.

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.