August, 2022

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How Banks Are Using AI for Document Intelligence

South State Correspondent

Banks are full of documents. Each document contains an extensive array of data. Just keeping track of non-disclosure agreement terms is a huge task. Then there are vendor contracts, employment agreements, statements of work, loan documents, financial statements, tax returns, deposit account documents, policies, and an array of similar applications. The challenge is that most of the data in documents are “dark data” or unstructured data that is hard to find, analyze and manipulate.

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Can payments embrace both innovation and security?

Accenture

It’s an exciting time to be in payments—new technologies and business models are opening up more opportunities and markets. But that excitement is often tempered by concerns that efforts to capture compelling business opportunities may expose the new venture—and the firm—to unnecessary cybersecurity risk. But what if both the business and cyber teams were fully….

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Banks meet challenges/opportunities with hybrid work

ATM Marketplace

Hybrid work has proved a challenge for banks, which traditionally rely on in-house employees. However, banks can open up a new world of opportunities by taking advantage of hybrid work.

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FedNow to launch by mid-2023, Fed official says

Payments Dive

The federal government’s new real-time payments system should be ready for use by the middle of next year, Fed Governor Michelle Bowman said in a speech this week.

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Why is CRE Lending Stuck in the Past? Top 3 Reasons for Digital Resistance

Commercial lending is on the verge of a resurgence, but traditional processes are an obstacle. Explore the top 3 reasons for resistance to digital transformation and how overcoming them can pave the way for growth and efficiency. Discover why embracing automation and digital solutions is crucial for success in today's competitive landscape. Discover how GoDocs helps commercial lenders in the digital era with seamless integration and a borrower-focused approach.

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5 Considerations When Seeking a Financial Advisor

Perficient

Financial Advice Isn’t Just For The Wealthy. Oftentimes, when we think of financial advisors, the upper class and those planning for retirement are first to come to mind. In fact, in a survey conducted by MagnifyMoney , 42% of respondents (notably, 48% of women and 35% of men surveyed) indicated they believe financial advisors are “only for wealthy people,” and 25% of respondents indicated they don’t see the need for a financial advisor for those younger than middle-aged.

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Brad M. Bolton: Compliance as a focal point

Independent Banker

Photo by Chris Williams. In today’s intense regulatory landscape, compliance extends to every aspect of banking, so much so that no one person or team can be solely charged with managing a bank’s compliance requirements. In fact, compliance has grown to become a massive responsibility that must be part of every employee’s job. We’re looking at the need for a full culture of compliance.

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How old habits are the 4-letter word in your growth progress

Accenture

Muscle memory is the enemy of innovation. When it comes to transformations, process optimization is often under-valued by auto and equipment finance organizations as they implement a modern core or move their data and applications to the cloud. Adam Little and I think that’s a mistake. You must let go of old habits and challenge…. The post How old habits are the 4-letter word in your growth progress appeared first on Accenture Banking Blog.

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We Proudly Welcome Regulatory Compliance Counsel Abigail Pressler to Our Consumer Financial Services Group

CFPB Monitor

It is my pleasure to introduce to our blog readers the newest member of our growing Consumer Financial Services Group: Abigail Pressler. Abigail is one of the leading lawyers in the country who focus their practice on compliance with the laws that pertain to consumer debt collection. Abigail counsels creditors, third-party debt collectors and debt buyers with respect to the vast array of federal and state laws that cover consumer debt collection.

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Banks push back against CBDC

Payments Dive

The nation’s biggest bank and bank trade groups stressed the risks of creating a central bank digital currency in comments to the Fed, and largely rejected the idea that a digital dollar would accomplish stated goals.

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Register Now: Sneak Peek Into Close Automation SkyStem Web Demo

Technology is rapidly changing the way accountants perform and manage month-end activities. Spreadsheets, email, and shared drives no longer have to slow us down. Join us as we present a "sneak peek" recorded demo of SkyStem's month-end close solution – ART. In under four weeks, your team can start reaping the benefits of month-end close automation by vastly reducing spreadsheets, cut down on reconciliation work, speed up the month-end close, and better manage your remote team.

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Don't miss out on banking insights at the Bank Customer Experience Summit

ATM Marketplace

Financial industry leaders will gather at the Bank Customer Experience Summit in Chicago from Aug. 31 to Sept. 1 to hear from thought leaders on the pressing issues in the financial industry. Secure your spot soon, as online registration closes Aug. 26.

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Monetary policy transmission during QE times: role of expectations and premia channels

BankUnderground

Iryna Kaminska and Haroon Mumtaz. Since 2009, when policy rates reached their effective lower bound, quantitative easing (QE) has become an important instrument of central bank monetary policy. It is aimed to work via long-term yields. The literature confirms that QE helped lower long-term yields. But the yields have two components – expectations and term premia – and open questions remain: does QE reduce yields via expected rates or term premia ?

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UK and US banks among biggest backers of Russian ‘carbon bombs’, data shows

TheGuardian

Ukrainian campaigners call for immediate end to investments, to cut funds to war and help avoid climate breakdown US and UK financial institutions have been among the leading investors in Russian “carbon bomb” fossil fuel projects, according to a new database of holdings from recent years. Campaigners in Ukraine said these institutions must immediately end such investments, to limit the funding of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and to avoid climate breakdown.

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Going digital: Two speeds for growth market banks

Accenture

Flat economic growth and rising competition are forcing banks in growth markets to step up investment in digital technologies. They’re eager to improve efficiency, enhance the user experience and create new business opportunities. But many banks are wary of committing themselves to an extensive digital transformation of their businesses. They view such large-scale change as….

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2024 Lending Outlook: Innovations and Evolutions in the Financial Sector

As we step into 2024, the lending landscape evolves rapidly with technology, regulations, and market dynamics driving change. For banks and financial institutions to stay competitive and meet the evolving needs of their customers, these drivers must be understood and engaged with. Lenders can anticipate significant transformation fueled by technological advancements, regulatory shifts, and changing consumer behaviors.

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Strategies for swollen balance sheets

ABA Community Banking

The solutions for near-term balance sheet challenges may pose greater problems in the long run. The post Strategies for swollen balance sheets appeared first on ABA Banking Journal.

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Amex rolls out B2B digital payment tool

Payments Dive

American Express cited data indicating nearly two-thirds of small and mid-sized business owners expect increases in their cross-border spending over the next six months.

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Last call for the Bank Customer Experience Summit

ATM Marketplace

If you are involved in the financial industry, banking, fintechs or self-service banking, you have an opportunity to network and learn at the Bank Customer Experience Summit, held in Chicago from Aug. 31 to Sept. 1. But you have to act fast as online registration closes Aug. 26.

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Average U.S. FICO® Score Stays Steady at 716, as Missed Payments and Consumer Debt Rises

FICO

Home. Blog. FICO. Average U.S. FICO® Score Stays Steady at 716, as Missed Payments and Consumer Debt Rises. Each year, we provide insight into the national average FICO ® Score to help ensure consumers have a baseline measure of credit health standing. by Ethan Dornhelm. expand_less Back To Top. Tue, 08/30/2022 - 12:00. As the independent standard in credit scoring, FICO® Scores are the leading credit scores used extensively across the lending ecosystem ranging from originations, underwriting an

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Addressing Top Enterprise Challenges in Generative AI with DataRobot

The buzz around generative AI shows no sign of abating in the foreseeable future. Enterprise interest in the technology is high, and the market is expected to gain momentum as organizations move from prototypes to actual project deployments. Ultimately, the market will demand an extensive ecosystem, and tools will need to streamline data and model utilization and management across multiple environments.

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Armed Forces Bank uses automation to improve CX

BankInovation

Armed Forces Bank (AFB) is embracing digital transformation with several newly implemented processes aimed at providing an improved customer experience during everyday transactions. The $1.6 billion bank is using automation for card controls, allowing users to monitor transactions and establish account alerts, check imaging for deposits and digital chat enhancements that run on both APIs […].

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Bad Credit Semi Truck Financing - Is It Possible?

Commercial Lending USA

Find out why it's possible to get a bad credit semi truck financing. We are experts in helping people restore their financial future after bankruptcy, garnishment, or foreclosure. Learn how you can get the money needed to start rebuilding your credit today!

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UK inflation will hit 18% in early 2023, says leading bank Citi

TheGuardian

Forecasts updated after 25% and 7% rally in gas and electricity prices respectively last week Inflation in the UK will hit 18% early next year as consumers count the cost of the deepening energy crisis, one of the world’s biggest banks has predicted. Forecasters at the US financial services group Citi said it expects the consumer prices index to breach 18% in the first quarter of 2023, while the retail prices index inflation rate will soar to 21%.

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Digital wallets dig in

Payments Dive

Continued adoption of digital wallets is likely to depend on the services that providers add, said Charlotte Principato, a financial services analyst for polling firm Morning Consult.

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Need Curated Pre-foreclosure Lists to Generate New Real Estate Leads? Trellis Has the Data!

Trellis is a state trial court research and analytics platform that provides Real Estate Professionals (Buyers, Foreclosure, Loan Modification, etc.) with LEADS on Pre-Foreclosures, Lis Pendes, Distressed Assets and more — to help uncover **new** opportunities and grow their business. The process is quick and easy — and all in real time. Trellis will supply you with a link to the relevant dockets, a Leads sheet and access to its UI where applicable.

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Banks deliver branch transformation with digital signage

ATM Marketplace

Banks and credit unions must provide the value customers and prospects are looking for, along with digital messaging that's right for the store.

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Fujitsu to offer digital security solution in metaverse

The Paypers

Japan’s JCB , JP GAMES , and Fujitsu have partnered for a year-long joint project to improve the security of distribution and sales of digital data in the metaverse and gaming world.

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Eltropy acquires Marsview AI to automate, enhance CX

BankInovation

Digital communications company Eltropy recently announced its acquisition of artificial intelligence (AI)-driven platform Marsview to streamline the contact center experience for consumers. The increasing need for digital communications during the COVID-19 pandemic set the company on a path of improving its text messaging, video banking and digital voice capabilities, according to Eltropy founder and Chief […].

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Fed's Brainard says FedNow launching in 2023 and banks need to get ready

American Banker

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr