January, 2024

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Why community bank stocks could rally in 2024

American Banker

A resilient economy and the potential for interest rate cuts could infuse further bullish sentiment into markets and bolster the shares of small lenders.

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Why It’s a Good Time for Community Banks to Hire New Talent

The Financial Brand

This article Why It’s a Good Time for Community Banks to Hire New Talent appeared first on The Financial Brand. With thousands of employees on the hunt for new roles, layoffs can present an opportunity for smaller banks to recruit talent. This article Why It’s a Good Time for Community Banks to Hire New Talent appeared first on The Financial Brand.

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6 payments trends to watch in 2024

Payments Dive

Swipe fee battles, real-time payments, fraud prevention and acquisition plans will be among the hot topics pulsing through the industry this year.

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Top payments trends for 2024

BankInovation

Industry experts predict adoption of real-time payments as well as the increased use of FedNow and digital wallets in 2024 as consumer demand for instant payments continues to grow.

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How to Avoid Getting "Ghosted": Top 3 Secrets to Staying Relevant with Gen Z

Speaker: Brian Muse-McKenney, Chief Revenue Officer & Matt Simester, Cards and Payments Expert

In today’s world of social media, dating apps, and remote work, businesses risk becoming irrelevant or getting "ghosted" if they fail to meet the evolving needs of Gen Z consumers. In this new webinar, Brian Muse-McKenney of Episode Six and Matt Simester of Payments Consultancy Limited will reveal key considerations banks should factor into their efforts to develop target products for the next generation of bank customers.

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How Community Banks Can Entice and Recruit Software Engineers

The Financial Brand

This article How Community Banks Can Entice and Recruit Software Engineers appeared first on The Financial Brand. Smaller financial institutions should invest in worker well-being and partner with universities to attract more tech talent. This article How Community Banks Can Entice and Recruit Software Engineers appeared first on The Financial Brand.

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Community banks are deepening ties to fintech hubs

American Banker

Reading Cooperative Bank and Queensborough National Bank and Trust are among those that see value in being close to fintech startups.

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What’s the Future of the Global Fintech Market?

The Financial Brand

This article What’s the Future of the Global Fintech Market? appeared first on The Financial Brand. A recent survey and report by the World Economic Forum found that many global fintechs are finding prosperity and profits in underserved markets. This article What’s the Future of the Global Fintech Market? appeared first on The Financial Brand.

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3 reasons to attend Bank Customer Experience Summit in 2024

ATM Marketplace

Make it your late New Year's resolution to attend the jointly held Bank Customer Experience and Interactive Customer Experience Summit from Sept. 9 to 11 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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New York enacts surcharge law

Payments Dive

The state’s new law will force merchants to limit credit card surcharges and more clearly disclose them to consumers. If the businesses don’t, they could face a $500 penalty.

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Navigating the Automation Landscape: Selecting Tools That Fit Your Business

Speaker: Gary Dmitriev

Our upcoming webinar aims to demystify the process of selecting and implementing automation tools for financial institutes. This session will provide your roadmap for vetting potential solutions, focusing on due diligence, vendor assessments, and aligning technology with strategic goals. We’ll also address the critical issue of innovation fatigue, offering tips on maintaining enthusiasm and momentum for new initiatives.

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Banking and Non-Banking Industries Voice Concern Over Basel III Endgame Proposal’s Potentially Significant Negative Impact on Consumers

CFPB Monitor

On September 18, 2023, the Federal Reserve, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency jointly published and sought comments on a proposal to implement new, standardized capital requirements that would, among other things, increase capital requirements for banks with $100 billion or more in total assets.

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Navigating Loan Defaults: Understanding Your Rights and Options

BankBazaar

While navigating a loan default can be challenging, understanding your rights and available options empowers you to make informed decisions. Here’s everything you need to know if you find yourself in this predicament. Repaying a loan and managing EMIs can sometimes become a challenging endeavour, potentially leading to concerns about defaulting. While defaulting is not an ideal situation, it’s important to recognise that it doesn’t mark the end of the road, nor does it brand you as a

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Beyond the average: patterns in UK price data at the micro level

BankUnderground

Lennart Brandt, Natalie Burr and Krisztian Gado The Bank of England has a 2% annual inflation rate target in the ONS’ consumer prices in dex. But looking at its 700 item categories, we find that very few prices ever change by 2%. In fact, on a month-on-month basis, only about one fifth of prices change at all. Instead, we observe what economists call ‘sticky prices’: the price of an item will remain fixed for an extended amount of time and then adjust in one large step.

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Next level AI: Quantum AI

BankInovation

Graphics processing units on today’s computers can only hold so much capacity — and financial institutions are looking to quantum computing to process ever-growing data sets and turbocharge AI.

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Case Study: First Mid Bank Fast-Tracks New Market Entry in Commercial Lending

Discover First Mid Bank's Expansion Success with Our Case Study! Discover how First Mid Bank & Trust fast-tracked market expansion through advanced automation and compliance solutions. This case study reveals their journey from facing challenges in Texas' complex legal landscape to achieving rapid market entry with GoDocs' innovative commercial closing platform.

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ATM crime: How to prevent it

ATM Marketplace

Skimming, vandalism and physical attacks on ATMs, armored car and cash-in-transit (CIT) personnel, ATM technicians and other ATM crimes are all on the rise throughout the U.S. Here's how to prevent it.

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Rivals may chase Fiserv special bank charter lead

Payments Dive

If the payments giant receives a special Georgia charter and gains access to the card networks, it could open the floodgates for other merchant acquirers, attorneys said.

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CFPB Agrees to Pay $6M to Settle Discrimination Claims by Black and Hispanic Employees

CFPB Monitor

After nearly a decade of litigation, Judge Beryl A. Howell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has approved the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s $6.0 million settlement of class claims of alleged discrimination by the CFPB against 85 Black and Hispanic employees. The class consists of all “minority employees and women who work or worked as Consumer Response Specialists and have been subjected to and harmed by the Bureau’s agency-wide pattern or practice of discriminatio

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Bank buys raise questions about the ‘credit union difference’

ABA Community Banking

Credit unions are swallowing up tax-paying banks at an alarming rate, using the tax break lawmakers granted them to serve people of modest means. Following a record 16 credit union bank buys announced in 2022, credit unions’ share of total bank purchases hit an all-time high last year. The post Bank buys raise questions about the ‘credit union difference’ appeared first on ABA Banking Journal.

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Exploring the Liability Shift: A Comprehensive Guide to Fraud Loss Responsibility and Mitigation

Shifting liability for digital fraud losses represents a significant challenge for financial institutions and payment service providers. In response to the global surge in digital fraud, regulators are introducing policies that transfer the cost of fraud from defrauded customers to financial institutions. ThreatMark’s newly released white paper, "The Liability Shift: Understanding Fraud Losses Responsibility and Mitigation," provides an in-depth analysis of this shift, its implications, and stra

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Labour has no intention of reinstating cap on bankers’ bonuses, says Reeves

TheGuardian

Shadow chancellor says party aims to be champion of a thriving financial sector if it wins election Business live – latest updates Labour will not reinstate a cap on bankers’ bonuses if it wins the next election, the shadow chancellor has said. Rachel Reeves said she had “no intention” of bringing back the cap, saying she wanted to be the “champion of a thriving financial services industry”.

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Podcast: Gen AI can provide FIs up to 90% automation

BankInovation

Financial institutions can look to generative AI to reach up to 90% automation, WorkFusion Chief Executive Adam Famularo tells Bank Automation News on this episode of “The Buzz” podcast.

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How AI delivers improved kiosk, ATM operations

ATM Marketplace

With AI, ATM operators can identify ahead of time potential device faults and either make the fixes remotely or schedule maintenance. It can also detect potential attacks, either physical or software.

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X plans payments launch for this year

Payments Dive

“I would be surprised if it takes longer than the middle of [2024] to roll out payments,” X owner Elon Musk said during a conversation last month with Ark Invest CEO Cathie Wood.

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Thinking About How To Lessen Your Burden During Month-End Close? Skystem Can Help!

Most people dread the nearing of the month-end close and reconciliation process, and who can blame them? It's typically a tedious, long, stressful process; but it doesn't have to be. Implementing automation into your month-end process can significantly reduce this headache by automating up to 40% of your reconciliation and saving nearly 30% of your time spent.

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CFPB issues two new FCRA advisory opinions on background screening reports and disclosure of credit files to consumers

CFPB Monitor

On January 11, 2024, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued two new advisory opinions: Fair Credit Reporting; Background Screeni ng and Fair Credit Reporting; File Disclosure. The advisory opinions are part of the CFPB’s ongoing efforts to clean up what the CFPB describes in its press release as allegedly “sloppy” credit reporting practices and ensure credit report accuracy and transparency to consumers.

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The world is as you are

Realwired Appraisal Management Blog

The world isn’t as it is. The world is as you are. Our valuation industry needs a new roadmap, a new path. More connections, more optimism, more enthusiasm to improve. It’s on you. It’s on me. Let’s get to work.

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Jeremy Hunt, instead of blowing £10bn on tax cuts, why not spend it on boosting growth? | Will Hutton

TheGuardian

Economic dynamism comes from high public investment, for which the rich should be contributing more Britain is unravelling in front of our eyes. No week passes without another dial on the economic, social and security dashboard flashing either amber or red. Thus last Friday we learned that after the closure of our last remaining steel blast furnaces in Port Talbot , Britain will become the only G20 country without the capacity to make virgin steel.

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Podcast: AI, RPA, fraud detection, data sharing enhancements in 2024

BankInovation

Technology and innovations advanced in leaps and bounds in 2023, including enhancements to AI, the introduction of generative AI and investment in data analytics.

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The State of Automation in Financial Services 2024 Report

In this report, you’ll find a comprehensive analysis of survey responses from executives at banks, credit unions, and insurance companies concerning their organization’s current and future use of automation. The report’s key insights include: Which types of automation are saving organizations the most time and money How to overcome the biggest barriers to automation implementation and adoption Why automation investments will continue to grow over the next few years How much you could save in 202