September, 2020

What's on the horizon for B2B payments?

Mobile Payments Today

B2B payments have gone through major changes in the past couple of years, and COVID-19 has only sped up that process.

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Got A Credit Card In Your Purse? Thank Ruth Bader Ginsburg


The nation mourns this week as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in state in Washington, DC starting Wednesday (Sept. 23) in the Supreme Court and ending the week on Friday (Sept. 25) in the Capitol Building. Ginsburg died on Sept.

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Red Flags for COVID-19 Related Fraud – What You Need to Know


Key Takeaways FinCEN has released three COVID-19-related advisories that remind financial institutions to stay alert to increasing fraud trends. Imposter scams, money mule scams, and cybercrime are all increasing due to a growing vulnerable population.

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The four tech trends for banks to outmaneuver uncertainty


In my last post, I talked about how the pandemic has pushed banks’ digital transformation efforts to historic heights, according to our latest report, “Driving Value and Values During COVID-19.” Our report also identified four key technology trends shaping the post-COVID future.

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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.

5 Things Your Bank Should Be Doing Now to Not Get Acquired Later

Banker to Banker

It was only two years ago when we were in the golden age of banking. The ten-year treasury was above 3%, loan growth was strong, funding cost was low, and credit quality was near its high - if not at record highs for some banks.


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3 keys to understanding blockchain

Mobile Payments Today

Blockchain technology can be very difficult to understand, but it doesn't have to be. You just have to grasp three basic key facts

Amazon One Lets Consumers Pay With Their Hand


“Talk to the hand” will take on new meaning starting Tuesday (Sept. CNN reports Amazon has introduced the latest touchless way to pay at checkout. Dubbed Amazon One, the method allows users to pay with the palm of their hand at some of its stores.

How CFIs Can Remain Relationship-Focused in a Digital World


Key Takeaways With more customers leveraging channels like online and mobile banking, community financial institutions are trying to solve how to maintain their hallmark community focus in an increasingly digital world.

Banks don’t have to be big to be bold


I’m a person who likes to make a positive difference in everything I do. This blog is no exception. Beginning with this first post, I’ll share honest perspectives, creative solutions—and even a few bold ideas—for middle market banks to achieve their strategic agendas and differentiate in the market.

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!

Stripe: The developer-first payment unicorn

Daily Fintech

Efi Pylarinou is the founder of Efi Pylarinou Advisory and a Fintech/Blockchain influencer – No.3 influencer in the finance sector by Refinitiv Global Social Media 2019. Stripe is one of the most well-funded private Fintechs.

7 Easy Ways To Find Fraud In Your PPP Loan Portfolio Based Off The Data

Banker to Banker

Chances are, even if you limited your Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) origination to just customers, you still have some fraud. If you took on new customers, you likely have between 5% and 10% fraud, even with a medium level of screening.

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How fintechs can help small businesses recover and grow post COVID-19

Mobile Payments Today

Mobile Payments Today interviewed Victor Ho, CEO of Fivestars Marketing regarding how fintechs can help small businesses thrive in a post-pandemic environment

SWIFT To Create New Cross-Border Real-Time Rails


SWIFT , a global provider of secure financial messaging services, announced Wednesday (Sept. 16) that its cross-border platform will be retooled to enable financial institutions to deliver instant transactions.

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.

6 ways COVID-19 is changing U.K. e-commerce

Payments Source

When the U.K. went into a coronavirus-induced lockdown on March 23 as Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced school, office and retail closures, it caused a ripple effect on the U.K. e-commerce market. Compliance Online payments U.K. Digital payments Retailers Coronavirus Europe

Open Banking: KPIs to track for a secure ecosystem


In this blog series, I’ve been highlighting the top key performance indicators (KPIs) that banks should be tracking to measure the success of their Open Banking initiatives. My last post covered the KPIs for business-value and customer-experience outcomes in Open Banking.

Managing Loan Workouts: 10 Lender Action Items


Key Takeaways Managing a large volume of loan workouts is the next challenge facing many financial institutions. Managing loan workouts requires tackling numerous process-related decisions concerning selecting, analyzing, and tracking loans.

Interview with Jill Castilla – Leading Through Uncertain Times

Banker to Banker

While lots of banks talk about culture and innovation, few can execute. If you are looking to capture the mindset of what a culturally strong and innovate bank looks like, listen to the 30-minute interview with Jill Castilla, the CEO of Citizens Bank of Edmond.

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.

Getting in contact with contact-less cards

Mobile Payments Today

The world of payments is changing and what was once a preferred way to pay, with a debit or credit card, is being overtaken by the contactless and card-not-present methods. Was the pandemic to blame or is something more

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European Central Banks Demand Strict Cryptocurrency Regulations


Europe's biggest banks have called on the European Commission to implement tough regulations for cryptocurrencies, such as stablecoins, that would protect consumers and preserve state sovereignty in monetary policy, Reuters reported. In a joint statement Friday (Sept.

5 ways COVID-19 changed the nature of payments fraud

Payments Source

As many businesses and consumers have been forced to deal with the difficult conditions thrust upon them by the COVID-19 pandemic, so too have fraudsters needed to make adjustments just to continue their life of crime. Fraud detection Payment fraud Identity theft Coronavirus

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Open Banking and CDR data—learn from the leaders to drive growth


For leading incumbent banks, Open Banking or, as it is enacted in Australia, the Consumer Data Right (CDR), is not just a regulatory imperative.

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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.

Cost Adjustments: Why Living in the 1990s Might Be Depressing Your Financial Institution’s Market Value Premium


Key Takeaways Financial institution executives wondering about changes in their market value premiums might need to look at the assumption used for modeling deposit servicing costs. Some ALM models rely on cost of servicing assumptions that haven't been updated in years.

Actively Managing Loan Duration

Banker to Banker

Uncertainty creates significant challenges for business managers, and while variability in outcomes is a business constant, the degree of uncertainty during a pandemic is extraordinary.

Contactless cards tap into the new normal of physical distancing

Mobile Payments Today

Contactless payments offer the same strong security as EMV cards but how do they stack up against the needs of consumers who are now dealing with the aftermath of COVID-19? Jaime Topolski, the director of payment card products at Fiserv gives his insight on contactless cards

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Mastercard Leads New Central Bank Digital Currency Test Platform


Mastercard has announced a new virtual testing platform for Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs). In a Wednesday (Sept.

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.