June, 2021

Banks Focus On Mobile Apps, SMB Software For FinTech Collaborations

PYMNTS

FinTech collaborations can help banks provide offerings that are more tailored to their small to medium-sized business (SMB) clients and speed the development of mobile applications.

How to Measure Interest Rate Risk Effectively in Banks & Credit Unions

Abrigo

Measuring Interest Rate Risk Can Vary by Institution Interest rate risk measurement plays a key role in ensuring an institution's safety and soundness. Would you like other articles on asset/liability management in your inbox?

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As Bank Branches Go Digital, How Do They Attract Customers?

Banking Exchange

Banks are having to reconsider the role physical branches play in a world of digitized customer experiences Retail Banking Financial Trends Feature Technology Customers People Performance Revenue Feature3 Tech Management Mobile Online. 1Retail Banking

The Digital Customer is Here to Stay – Five Principles to Keep Them Engaged

Accenture

In my first blog in this short series on how the behaviour of UK financial services customers has changed amid the pandemic, I looked at the way COVID-19 has accelerated consumers’ migration to digital banking services.

Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.

A Wallet to Freedom

Daily Fintech

Let’s look at some activity in in the crypto wallet space for the last two, three months. Earlier this month, Jack Dorsey tweeted that Square is considering developing a crypto hardware wallet that would give users greater control over how they store and spend their bitcoin.

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46 C-Suite Executives On The Irreversible Rise Of Digital Transformation

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“Gradually, then suddenly.” So goes Ernest Hemingway’s famous line from “The Sun Also Rises , ” in which a main character responds to an inquiry as to how it was that he had gone bankrupt.

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Key Components of a Strong Sanctions Compliance Program

Abrigo

Create an effective sanctions program Considering the current economic and political environment, it is crucial that financial institutions maintain a strong sanctions compliance program (SCP). Would you like others articles like this in your inbox?

Open Banking and CDR: The open data economy

Accenture

In our last post we discussed the different channel strategies banks can adopt when considering their place in the open banking ecosystem. We spoke about the opportunity this brings for banks to distribute their products through non-banks and for banks to distribute non-bank products.

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How Cryptocurrency is Affecting BSA Initiatives

Abrigo

Cryptocurrency continues gaining traction. As the cryptocurrency industry continues to expand, financial institutions must remain vigilant to thwart cybercriminals. Want more BSA training and articles emailed to you? Takeaway 1 The cryptocurrency industry has expanded quickly.

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.

Bitcoin is now money in El Salvador. What’s next?

Daily Fintech

El Salvador made history last week. It became the first country in the world to adopt bitcoin as a legal tender. In ninety days from now, people in El Salvador will be able to pay for goods and services using the cryptocurrency and no one will be able to refuse bitcoin as payment.

How banks can build resilience against ransomware attacks now

Accenture

I’ve asked Michael Monday to co-author this blog post on ransomware. He specializes in cybersecurity in financial services as Accenture Security’s North America Banking Lead.

Nordic Banks Strike Deal To Merge Three Mobile Payments Apps

PYMNTS

Denmark-based Danske Bank , which operates MobilePay, has reached an agreement with OP Financial Group in Finland, which owns Pivo, and the Norwegian banks behind Vipps to merge their mobile payment services to become one of the biggest bank-owned mobile payment providers in Europe.

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The Crypto Economy Prepares For Its Broadband Moment

PYMNTS

There has been no shortage of economies in the payments and commerce business to discuss over the past decade. We’ve had the internet economy which morphed into the digital economy that results from the billions of online interactions that happen every day between devices, consumers and businesses.

The Importance of PCI Compliance and Data Ownership When Issuing Payment Cards

This eBook provides a practical explanation of the different PCI compliance approaches that payment card issuers can adopt, as well as the importance of both protecting user PII and gaining ownership and portability of their sensitive data.

Ransomware Now Ranks As UK’s Top Cybersecurity Danger

PYMNTS

Ransomware hackers are now the biggest cybersecurity threat in the U.K. for the majority of individuals and businesses in the region, Lindy Cameron, chief executive of the National Cyber Security Centre ( NCSC ), said in a speech.

Banks Turn To AI To ‘Get Serious’ About Credit Lifecycle Management

PYMNTS

Although the total number of banks that use artificial intelligence (AI) to assess credit risk has tripled in the past three years, those gains have overwhelmingly been limited to the largest lenders.

XBRL News about real-time reporting, filings lessons and APIs

Daily Fintech

Here is our pick of the 3 most important XBRL news stories from the last week.

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How intelligent operations can help European banks prepare for the future

Accenture

In my conversations with banks over the last year, I’ve been asked three common questions: How can we achieve a better quality of service for our customers? How can we simplify our processes so that we can reduce costs and help customers find what they need quicker?

LinkedIn + ZoomInfo Recruiter: Better Data for Better Candidates

Check out our latest ebook for a guide to the in-depth, wide-ranging candidate and company data offered by ZoomInfo Recruiter — and make your next round of candidate searches faster, more efficient, and ultimately more successful.

Former U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios Aims To Break ‘Glass Walls’ Of Closed-Off VC World

PYMNTS

The story of how small-money investors galvanized by an Internet message board, a gamified trading app and a little flash-mob-style activism rewrote the rules on retail investing — while driving shares of GameStop through the roof — is now part-finance fable, part cautionary tale.

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Bitcoin Faithful Flock To Miami As Rest Of World Wonders Why

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The bitcoiners are coming, the bitcoiners are coming! To Miami, that is, as the Sunshine State’s largest city gets set to host what is projected to be the largest gathering of cryptocurrency enthusiasts the world has ever seen. .

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European Union Advances Plans For Post-Pandemic Digital Wallet

PYMNTS

The European Union (EU) is advancing plans to launch a post-pandemic bloc-wide digital wallet that will give people a seamless way to digitally access public and private services, Financial Times reported on Tuesday (June 1). .

BitPay CEO: Consumers Want To Spend Crypto Wealth At Merchants

PYMNTS

If you want to spend it — will they come? Apologies to the old baseball movie, but the question is a fair one.

Make Payment Optimization a Part of Your Core Payment Strategy

Everything you need to know about payment optimization – an easy-to-integrate, PCI-compliant solution that enables companies to take control of their PSPs, minimize processing costs, maximize approval rates, and keep control over their payments data.

Coinbase’s New Stablecoin Account Could Yield 50x More Than Traditional Savings Accounts

PYMNTS

DeFi, maybe – but in some respects, it looks a lot like traditional finance.

People will help banks win the race to the cloud

Accenture

Banking’s push to digital during the pandemic has placed tech in the spotlight. The power of the cloud has never been so clear. Accenture research shows that 49% of banks have moved a significant portion of their workloads to the cloud, compared with 33% of businesses across all industries.

How Consumers Live In The Connected Economy

PYMNTS

Over the last year, nearly everyone — 92 percent of consumers — went online to make a purchase, and more of them made online purchases (75 percent) than made them at a physical store (64 percent). Sixty-seven percent of all consumers went online to make a purchase several times a month.

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Stellar’s Airtm Investment Seeds DeFI Opportunity In LatAm Markets

PYMNTS

With Latin American eCommerce growing by 8.4 percent between 2019 and 2020 to over $200 billion, it’s safe to assume the need for safe, fast digital payments is — and will be — experiencing comparable growth.

A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.