October, 2020

Treasury APIs | A win-win for banks and corporates post-COVID

Accenture

In the post-COVID world, small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and larger corporates have much to gain from increased connectivity and straight-through access to supply chains and ecosystems.

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How financial institutions, credit unions can improve operations, customer experiences

Mobile Payments Today

The coronavirus forced financial institutions to search out new ways to engage with customers

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Adjust report identifies 3 trends in mobile finance to keep an eye on

Mobile Payments Today

As mobile finance takes up an ever-more central part of our daily lives, understanding the benchmarks and trends from within this fast growing vertical is more vital than ever.

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How to build future-ready banking operations beyond the pandemic

Accenture

So far in this blog series, I’ve talked about how COVID-19 is amplifying banks’ need for innovation and the key technology trends that will shape the near future. The long-term challenge is to set banks up to successfully rebuild and recover when the worst of the pandemic is over.

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.

Visa To Acquire YellowPepper To Expand Network of Networks In LATAM

PYMNTS

Visa has inked an agreement to acquire YellowPepper , which works with startups in the Caribbean and Latin America, according to an emailed press release. The acquisition builds on a strategic partnership and investment made in 2018, where Visa invested in the company back then.

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Deposit Marketing In the Age of Machine Learning

Banker to Banker

In the olden days, if you wanted to market deposits, the head of Retail would come to Marketing and say something like - “We need to raise deposits,” or “We have a new account opening platform that we need to market.”

A surge in cross-border payments brings MoneyGram back into profitability

Payments Source

MoneyGram's digital offerings are attracting different types of consumers into the company fold, CEO Alex Holmes said during the third-quarter earnings call. Cross border payments Digital payments Earnings Coronavirus MoneyGram

The resurgence of QR codes

Mobile Payments Today

Jennifer Sherman, SVP of product at NMI, a payments enablement technology company, gives her insight on the importance of QR codes for both customers and merchants

Digital Maturity + COVID-19 Resilience = Strategy

Accenture

This series of blogs looks at the future of banking in Growth Markets in a post-COVID-19 world. My first blog introduced the Digital Maturity Index (DMI), and concluded that digitally mature banks are best-positioned for a post-pandemic world.

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!

Oracle, SWIFT Add Fast Cross-Border Payments For SMBs

PYMNTS

Oracle Banking Payments announced Wednesday (Oct. 7) that it is supporting SWIFT ’s latest service to speed effortless global cross-border payments for small- and medium-sized business (SMBs) and consumer markets. “We

PPP Lenders Starting to See Payments from SBA

Abrigo

Key Takeaways SBA payments to lenders for forgiven Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans are starting to flow.

How The Election Will Impact Your Bank’s Budget and Strategic Plan

Banker to Banker

Since the election falls right in the middle of bank’s budgeting and planning cycles, it is worth spending some time looking at potential outcomes. With a little more than two weeks before the election, the current polls and betting odds favor a Democratic Administration and both houses of Congress.

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7 ways retailers, banks and fintechs are innovating amid the coronavirus pandemic

Payments Source

Amid the disruption of the coronavirus pandemic, many companies are taking a chance on innovative new technologies to keep their customers engaged. Fintech Retailers Digital payments ATMs Coronavirus Mobile wallets

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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.

Thick file customers vs thin file: AI helps level the playing field

Mobile Payments Today

For the unbanked, being able to establish credit is almost unattainable. The unfortunate scenario is many of those classified as a bad risk could realistically be one of the most credit worthy customers.

Banking Marketplace: Making a Wise Pivot

Accenture

This thought leadership piece – and the related blogs that will explore key topics – will outline why, in the post-COVID-19 era, marketplaces will prove a crucial operating area for banks.

Pandemic Has Consumers Embracing QR Codes And Contactless Payments

PYMNTS

While the global pandemic has taken a toll on almost every business, consumer demand for all things touchless is surging — and has even been a driver of growth for QR codes.

Putting excess liquidity to work in today’s low-rate environment

Abrigo

Key Takeaways Financial institutions are currently awash with liquidity and competitive markets are squeezing rates.

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 Ready For a LIBOR Transition

Banker to Banker

On October 23, 2020, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) published the much anticipated IBOR Fallback Protocol (Protocol). Firms that sign up for the Protocol agree to the spread adjustment and the fallback rates if LIBOR becomes unavailable in the future.

Can fingerprint authentication be done safely in the COVID-19 era?

Payments Source

Michael Moeser, senior analyst at PaymentsSource, talks to Christian Fredrikson, CEO of Fingerprint Cards, about the ways biometric authentication has been adopted during the coronavirus pandemic. Payment cards Data security Credit cards PayDirt

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2 tactics fintech need to adopt to overtake banks

Mobile Payments Today

Fintechs have a put a dent into big banks, but they have a long way to go if they want to overtake them. They will need to follow these two tactics to get a fighting chance

Your journey to cloud: How to select your provider(s)

Accenture

In my previous post in this series on the journey to cloud, I looked at the guiding principles that can help your organisation navigate its route. With those in place, the next step is to select your cloud service providers. I’ve made that the focus of this latest post.

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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.

SWIFT Launches Service For Low-Value Cross-Border Payments

PYMNTS

SWIFT , a global provider of secure financial messaging, announced a new service Thursday (Oct. 1) that promises to improve the experience for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and consumers who send low-value payments across borders.

Celebrating BSA/AML Day 2020

Abrigo

BSA/AML Day was created by Abrigo in 2017 to honor the hard work BSA/AML professionals do each and every day to protect our financial industry and country. It is often a thankless job that operates behind the scenes and under strict regulatory scrutiny.

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The Single Secret To Building a Profitable Bank

Banker to Banker

Last week a seven-year-old asked us what banks do. That question got us to pause. How do we explain a whole industry to a seven-year-old in less than a minute, keep his interest, and do justice to the answer? The simplest answer is that banks allow customers to change the timing of their cash flows.

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Knock & iBuying in US Real Estate Fintech  

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. The SPAC trend continues in the US and Chamath Palihapitiya is one of the leading investors with his IPOA, IPOB,… series.

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.