November, 2021

Key trends shaping the future of payments


In a post-COVID world we have seen dramatic changes in the way customers pay, from the further shift towards a cashless society to a digital revolution in e-commerce payments. As we look forward, we see these trends accelerating and new payments rails emerging.

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Walden Mutual aims to serve New England’s food community

Independent Banker

The team at Walden Mutual, a planned de novo in Concord, N.H.,


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Stablecoin News for the week ending Wednesday 17th November.

Daily Fintech

Will Regulatory oversight help or hinder? Here is our pick of the 3 most important Stablecoin news stories during the week.

Consumer Lending Compliance: Hot-Button Issues to Monitor


Consumer Lending Laws & Compliance Financial institutions offering consumer loans need to know about these major consumer lending laws and recent compliance issues. You might also like this webinar, "Consumer Lending 101.". WATCH.

How to Choose the Best Automated Documentation System for Commercial Loans

Not all automated loan doc prep solutions are created equal. That is why we have put together a checklist to help you evaluate potential partners and find the best-automated documentation system for your requirements and needs.

Federal agencies approve cyber-attack rules for US banking system

Banking Exchange

OCC, Board, FDIC will require banks to report incidents within 36 hours Compliance Compliance Management Compliance/Regulatory Cyberfraud/ID Theft Security Mobile Online Core Systems Risk Management Technology Feature Feature3. 1Compliance

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Will these innovation trends shape banking’s future?


The Efma-Accenture Banking Innovation Awards are set to return on November 18th for a virtual celebration of banking’s best and brightest. With a record 816 innovations submitted by 275 institutions in 73 countries, I’m excited to see what this year has in store.

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Robert Fisher: Committing to being in the moment

Independent Banker

Photo by Heather Esposito. Let’s collectively commit to being more present in all of our interactions. It won’t be long until we recognize what a true gift that is to ourselves and those we serve. With the holiday season upon us, the concept of “present” takes on a frantic connotation.

6 Steps to Seamless Account Holder Onboarding

SWBC's LenderHub

More and more, financial institutions are focusing on the consumer experience. Particularly, in our post-pandemic environment where consumers are leveraging self-serve channels for their day-to-day activities, user experience has become critical to maintaining and growing relationships.

The Threat of Ransomware for Financial Institutions: FinCEN Issues Red Flags


Ransomware poses a significant threat to FIs. In response to an increase in ransomware attacks, the latest FinCEN advisory shows the dynamic nature and criticality of ransomware threats. . Would you like other articles like this in your inbox?

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Digitally Transforming the Engagement Experience for Financial Institutions

Customer experience has become a key differentiator. Learn how to launch your digital transformation by incorporating two customer experience trends into your digital transformation strategy: self-service & personalization.

VC money bets on crypto

Daily Fintech

One way to understand how big crypto has become is to look at the prices of coins and at the industry’s market cap. But then when you check a few minutes or days later you might see a completely different picture because of the crypto industry’s volatility.

Omarova faces more scrutiny on banking regulation reform stance

Banking Exchange

The Biden OCC nominee faced questions from the banking committee on Thursday Compliance Feature3 Feature Financial Trends Duties The Economy. 1Compliance

Breaking down common barriers to purpose-driven banking


In this series we’ve taken a close look at the business case for embracing purpose in banking. In short, there’s compelling evidence that focusing on customer wellbeing can catalyze growth and digital transformation. Embracing purpose is more than a PR move.

Beneficial State Bank’s financial activism

Independent Banker

Under the leadership of CEO Randell Leach, Beneficial State Bank is pursuing an ambitious mission of financial activism and strong corporate values. Photo: Ashley Courter.

Digital Commercial Lending Technology Case Study: Increasing Loan Volume and ROI

In this Commercial Lending Case Study, you'll discover how to leverage digital lending technologies to accelerate growth and leapfrog the competition in the private lending market. A new and innovative approach to mortgage lending — growing lending volume by orders of magnitude.

If You Can't Beat Them, Join 'Em

SWBC's LenderHub

“After all, we are not communists” – Don Emilio Barzini, The Godfather Part One.

The Threat of Ransomware for Financial Institutions: FinCEN Issues Reg Flags


Ransomware poses a significant threat to FIs. In response to an increase in ransomware attacks, the latest FinCEN advisory shows the dynamic nature and criticality of ransomware threats. . Would you like other articles like this in your inbox?

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Fintech in a Flash: Fraud Mitigation is a Key Consideration When Selecting Payments Partners

Strategically Speaking

Payments fraud impacted 82% of financial institutions last year. And it’s inevitable, pervasive, and growing with every payment channel threatened by unique, ingenious, and constantly evolving schemes.

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I'm All Fired Up!

Jeff For Banks

//Note: This is not a banking post.// "Ain't nobody livin' in a perfect world, And everybody's out there, cryin' to be heard And now I got a new fire, burnin' in my eyes Lightin' up the darkness, movin' like a meteorite." I'm All Fired Up!

The Non-QM Market Experiences a Remarkable Comeback: Check Out the Industry Guide

As the commercial lending market evolves, non-QM loans are becoming increasingly popular. Check out this eBook for a detailed look at the benefits of non-QM loans, how to maneuver your way through, and what the future may bring.

Growth in digital payments: A cross-industry view


Digital payments are gaining popularity as cash usage declines around the world.

2021’s Best Community Banks to Work For

Independent Banker

Premium benefits packages, professional development and TLC during the pandemic—this year’s winners do everything in their power to keep their community bankers happy and fulfilled. We asked both leaders and staffers to tell us what makes their community banks stand out as employers.

Market Commentary: Week of November 15, 2021

SWBC's LenderHub

Last Week. The week began with the continued unwinding of the massive, long-dated Treasury short positions that have roiled the markets and, in large part, caused the 10-year to revisit technical lows in yields, getting as low as 1.41% on Tuesday.

FinCEN Issues Advisory on the FATF Updated List of Jurisdictions with AML/CFT Deficiencies


New FinCEN Advisory focuses on FATF Call to Action publication. The publication updated its list of jurisdictions with anti-money laundering and combatting the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) deficiencies. Would you like other articles like this in your inbox?

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A Comprehensive Guide to Construction Loan Issues for the Commercial Loan Market

Understand how to mitigate risk & protect the interest of all parties with this exclusive, must-have guide outlining important issues for commercial construction lending & best practices.

Decoded: The Alternatives To A Traditional IPO


With a rush of IPOs making the news recently, let’s take a look at a few other options a company may consider to go public. Buckle up as we break down SPACs and direct listings for you.

Factors Underlying Insurtech valuations

Daily Fintech

Insurers seemingly don’t attract the adulation they deserve from investors. Despite a core subset of insurers delivering strong operational results, share-to-price performance has largely lagged other financial companies.

Beyond CX: BX delivers exceptional experiences


In my previous post, I started the conversation about the Business of Experience (BX).

Strategies for fighting remote authentication fraud

Independent Banker

As more customers moved online, fraudsters took advantage of new and increasingly inventive opportunities to commit remote authentication fraud. Experts say community banks can use education, biometrics and solid cybersecurity practices to fight this growing area of crime. By Elizabeth Judd.

CMBS Lending on the Rise: Uncover 10 Common Myths of Securitized Lending

CMBS Lending is an established and growing industry that is, once again, rising to the top as a significant source of permanent loan financing. Learn the truth about CMBS lending and why it might be the best financing solution.