February, 2023

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Payments firms gear up for new ISO standard

Payments Dive

The Clearing House and other payments players, including Swift, are readying for the March rollout of a international payments standard.

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Brad Bolton: Keep advocating

Independent Banker

Photo by Chris Williams I am grateful to have had the opportunity to serve as chairman. I will continue to advocate for community banking, and for the rest of my career, stand side by side with you to fight our future battles. Serving as ICBA chairman has been one of the highest honors of my life. It’s hard to put into words how special this experience is.

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Credit card debt surpasses pre-pandemic levels: Fed

Payments Dive

Despite a pause in payments required for federal student loans, younger borrowers particularly are showing higher credit card delinquencies.

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A Bank Automation Summit Preview: Key 2023 Banking Automation Trends

Perficient

Perficient is looking forward to bringing our unique combination of automation technical know-how along with financial services and payments industry expertise to the Banking Automation Summit in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 2-3. The Summit brings together experts in the field, including bank executives, technology vendors, and consultants, to discuss the latest advancements in automation and its impact on the banking industry.

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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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CFPB issues orders requesting information to large auto lenders

CFPB Monitor

On February 23, 2023, the CFPB announced in a blog post that it had issued orders to nine large auto lenders requesting information about their auto lending portfolios. The orders, which the CFPB says were sent to a cross-section of the auto finance market, represent the latest action taken by the Bureau in its effort to build a new data set that gives better insight into market trends. .

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3 issues with cashless payments

ATM Marketplace

If you search the word cashless on Google, you will get a flood of articles heralding it as the way of the future in payments. While cashless payments can be useful, they still have issues.

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New ICBA chairman Derek Williams’ commitment to community

Independent Banker

Derek Williams, president and CEO of Century Bank & Trust in Milledgeville, Ga., wanted to be a financier before finding his way to community banking. Photo by Harold Daniels Derek Williams, president and CEO of Century Bank & Trust in Georgia, is bringing his passion for community banking to his term as ICBA chairman for 2023/24. By Roshan McArthur Derek Williams is, he says, excited, honored and humbled to make his debut as ICBA chairman at ICBA LIVE.

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FedNow aims to avoid Zelle-type fraud

Payments Dive

As the Federal Reserve prepares for a mid-year launch of its instant payments system, FedNow, it’s zeroing in on anti-fraud tools to protect users.

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How ServiceNow Financial Services Operations (FSO) is Revolutionizing the Financial Industry

Perficient

What is ServiceNow Financial Services Operations (FSO): Financial Services Operations (FSO) is an out-of-box offering by ServiceNow utilizing its existing platform custom-tailored to the use cases for Financial Institutions providing a comprehensive solution for managing operations end-to-end. ServiceNow’s FSO allows financial institutions to automate core operational processes, through pre-built applications and workflows that streamline operations across all departments from front to back offi

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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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VA Reduces the Funding Fee for Certain VA Loans

CFPB Monitor

In Circular 26-23-06 , the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced reduced funding fees for purchase, construction and cash-out refinance loans guaranteed by the VA that are closed on or after April 7, 2023. The current funding fee amounts for loans closed prior to April 7, 2023, are set forth in Exhibit A to the Circular. .

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NatWest CEO receives £5.2m in pay as bank reports largest profits since 2007

TheGuardian

Alison Rose becomes group’s second-highest-paid boss after disgraced ex-banker Fred Goodwin The chief executive of NatWest, Alison Rose, received a £5.2m pay packet in 2022, becoming the bank’s second-highest-paid boss after the controversial ex-banker Fred Goodwin, after the lender reported its largest profit since before the 2008 financial crisis.

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Fascinating laser research projects you wish you thought of (Part 1 of 9): Cisco Optics Podcast Ep 35

Cisco

Episode 35 of the Cisco Optics Podcast is now posted! See below for episode notes. Cisco Optics Podcast Episode 35 Fascinating laser research projects you wish you thought of, with Juliet Gopinath.

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How will central bank digital currency impact ATMs?

ATM Marketplace

With many countries examining central bank digital currencies, a question emerges: How will this impact ATMs and cash usage?

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Live Demo: How to Achieve Reconciliation Zen

Speaker: Nancy Wu, Head of Sales and Customer Success at SkyStem

Automation generally supercharges any process and brings its value to the forefront. See how infusing automation such as ART (our month-end close solution), into your close can get you to the next level of closing. We will share a live demo of SkyStem's solution, ART and share the key elements of month-end close automation. Through ART, we'll take a look at: What month-end close automation entails Which process steps can and should be automated Benefits of achieving process automation, and Why i

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FIS plans to spin off merchant unit

Payments Dive

The payments processor plans to spin off its merchant business, which will reclaim its Worldpay name, and appointed its former CEO, Charles Drucker, to lead the unit.

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Revolutionizing the Way We Pay: The Top Payment Industry Trends You Need to Know in 2023

Perficient

Across industries, consumers are communicating the same demands; they see the thing, they want the thing, and they want it in their hands within hours, if possible. And if it’s not possible, they wonder why not since it usually is through Amazon. Because money is what makes the world go-’round, the payments industry has responded to this heightened sense of urgency from consumers to get ahold of merchandise, services, and funds seamlessly, immediately, and with little to no human interacti

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HUD Announces 30 Basis Point Reduction in Annual FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium

CFPB Monitor

HUD recently announced a reduction to the annual mortgage insurance premium charged to borrowers with FHA-insured loans. HUD estimates that the reduction will save FHA borrowers on average $800 annually. HUD also released Mortgagee Letter 2023-05 addressing the premium reduction, and a Factsheet addressing other steps that HUD has taken to make homeownership more affordable. .

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Podcast: A classic love story gets its start in a D.C. bank branch

ABA Community Banking

For Valentine's Day, the ABA Banking Journal Podcast brings you a classic bank-meets-girl-meets-boy love story. The post Podcast: A classic love story gets its start in a D.C. bank branch appeared first on ABA Banking Journal.

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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

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Riots erupt in Nigerian cities as bank policy leads to scarcity of cash

TheGuardian

Angry protesters attack ATMs and block roads in frustration at lack of new banknotes days before election Rioters have attacked bank ATMs and blocked roads in three Nigerian cities as anger spilled on the streets over a scarcity of cash, just days before the country’s general election. Nigeria has been struggling with a shortage in physical cash since the central bank began to swap old bills of the local naira currency for new ones, leading to a shortfall in banknotes.

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Meet The 2023 FICO Decisions Awards Winners!

FICO

Home Blog FICO Meet The 2023 FICO Decisions Awards Winners! 15 companies recognized for successful innovation in AI, machine learning and decision management Saxon Shirley Mon, 02/27/2023 - 08:09 by Nikhil Behl expand_less Back To Top Mon, 02/27/2023 - 08:00 2023 FICO Decisions Award Winners - Decisions That Matter It's with great enthusiasm that I reveal the victors of the 2023 FICO® Decisions Awards !

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Toast acquires drive-thru tech company

Payments Dive

Adding Delphi Display Systems’ technology helps Toast more broadly serve its quick-service restaurant customers, the company’s executives said.

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TD Bank exec joins Bank Automation Summit US 2023

BankInovation

Alyson Karow, head of small business digital channels at TD Bank, will join the panel “At the Core: Strategies for Addressing Legacy Core Systems” at Bank Automation Summit U.S. 2023 on Thursday, March 2, at 2:15 p.m. ET, at the Westin Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C. View the full agenda for the Bank Automation Summit U.S.

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2024 Lending Outlook: Innovations and Evolutions in the Financial Sector

As we step into 2024, the lending landscape evolves rapidly with technology, regulations, and market dynamics driving change. For banks and financial institutions to stay competitive and meet the evolving needs of their customers, these drivers must be understood and engaged with. Lenders can anticipate significant transformation fueled by technological advancements, regulatory shifts, and changing consumer behaviors.

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SCOTUS agrees to decide whether CFPB’s funding is unconstitutional but will not hear case until next Term

CFPB Monitor

The U.S. Supreme Court has granted the certiorari petition filed by the CFPB seeking review of the Fifth Circuit panel decision in Community Financial Services Association of America Ltd. v. CFPB. In that decision, the Fifth Circuit panel held the CFPB’s funding mechanism violates the Appropriations Clause of the U.S.

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ABA, National Bankers Association hold first MDI partnership summit

ABA Community Banking

During the first MDI Partnership Summit held this week in Orlando, Florida, participants from minority depository institutions and banks across the country gathered to discuss approaches to better serve the unique banking needs of communities of color and low- to moderate-income communities. The post ABA, National Bankers Association hold first MDI partnership summit appeared first on ABA Banking Journal.

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The sanctions war against Russia: a year of playing cat and mouse

TheGuardian

Early claims Moscow would buckle quickly proved hubristic, yet Putin has also made miscalculations “The Russian economy is on track to be cut in half,” Joe Biden said in March last year, as he heralded sanctions brought against Russia after its full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Annalena Baerbock, the German foreign minister, vowed that sanctions were “hitting the Putin system … at its core of power”.

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FICO Named America's Best Mid-Sized Employer by Forbes Magazine

FICO

Home Blog FICO FICO Named America's Best Mid-Sized Employer by Forbes Magazine FICO recognized by Forbes for the third consecutive year Saxon Shirley Thu, 05/12/2022 - 07:46 by Richard Deal expand_less Back To Top Thu, 02/16/2023 - 20:00 FICO was recently named one of America’s Best Mid-Sized Employers by Forbes Magazine for the third consecutive year — ranking in the top quintile overall and #7 in the IT, Internet, Software & Services Industry segment.

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Addressing Top Enterprise Challenges in Generative AI with DataRobot

The buzz around generative AI shows no sign of abating in the foreseeable future. Enterprise interest in the technology is high, and the market is expected to gain momentum as organizations move from prototypes to actual project deployments. Ultimately, the market will demand an extensive ecosystem, and tools will need to streamline data and model utilization and management across multiple environments.