January, 2021

The Challenge and Impact of ISO 20022 for Banks


The global adoption of ISO 20022 is the most far-reaching and widely underestimated development in payments today. It’s not shocking that the transition hasn’t attracted the attention it merits. ISO 20022 is complicated and can seem downright mysterious even to payments specialists.

SBA Uses Do Not Pay List to Thwart Further PPP Fraud


High-risk transactions identified To combat PPP fraud, the SBA Office of Inspector General (OIG) has collaborated with the U.S. Department of the Treasury Do Not Pay (DNP) Business Center. . Would you like other articles like this in your inbox?

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Improving the Efficiency of Your Core Banking Processes Is as Easy as 1, 2, 3…

Strategically Speaking

As accounting scholar Robert S. Kaplan once said, “If you can measure it, you can manage it.” And when it comes to measuring the efficiency of core banking processes, he could not be more on point.

Blockchain takes on forgeries, counterfeits

Mobile Payments Today

Counterfeiting is an absolutely massive industry, logging in trillions of dollars every year. It can be a big threat both to consumers who unknowingly purchase these products and retailers as well looking to sell legitimate products.

Payment Optimization & PCI Solutions: Combining Offense and Defense With a Single Provider

Speaker: P. Andrew Sjogren, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Very Good Security and Matt Doka, Co-Founder and CTO of Fivestars

In this webinar, our esteemed panelists will discuss using Zero Data as the defense and payment optimization as the offense. A startup will have a well-rounded security approach that enables them to get to market sooner, grow their business faster, and minimize costs for both security and compliance.

Banque De France Has Finished CBDC Trial


Banque de France has successfully conducted its own central bank digital currency (CBDC) trial, with a blockchain platform for interbank settlement, CoinDesk reported. A statement from the bank said the pilot involved a settlement on a private blockchain, which U.K.

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Can analytics help auto and equipment lenders prepare for 2021?


Equipment and auto finance organizations rely on risk ratings to manage expected lease and loan defaults and delinquencies. But today’s risk ratings and models are based on pre-COVID-19 numbers, so how applicable will they be in 2021?

Regulators eye big data impact on ratemaking

Daily Fintech

In insurance, big data connotes unstructured and structured data that influences underwriting, rating, and pricing. Structured data gets stored as pre-defined fields and tables, while unstructured could be social media, recorded videos or documents.

Lessons Learned from the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Strategically Speaking

Many communities, especially in Louisiana, are still in recovery mode from the 2020 hurricane season, and that there’s still a lot of hard work ahead. Our thoughts and well wishes remain with all of those impacted during this very difficult year.

A new administration spotlights cross-border payments

Mobile Payments Today

Matt Montes is U.S. general manager at Paysend and has nearly 30 years of financial services experiences, most recently serving as president of Catalina Card Services. He founded and led AccountNow, the first online D2C prepaid debit card company in the U.S.,

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

Malaysia's Mobile Money, Bangladesh's bKash Team With Ripple On eWallet Remittances


Blockchain-based global payments provider Ripple announced it has entered into an arrangement under which Malaysian mobile wallet provider Mobile Money, and bKash , a provider of mobile financial services to more than 45 million people in Bangladesh, will conduct transactions through the RippleNet network.

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6 ways consumers and fintech are changing the travel industry

Payments Source

COVID-19’s impact on travel has been dramatic, and it has forced both consumers and travel executives to re-imagine what travel will look like going forward. Digital payments B-to-B payments Coronavirus

Enabling Open Banking for Business Finance: 5 actions to take now


After a tumultuous 2020, the New Year brings more change and, for commercial banks that act boldly, new opportunities in Open Banking.

Bitcoin is the first true religion of the 21st century?

Daily Fintech

After hitting an all-time high of nearly $42,000, Bitcoin fell all the way to around $30,000 and now its back to around $35,000. The drastic shifts illustrate bitcoin’s volatility and suggest that investors should hold on tight for what could be a a turbulent ride.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

4 Ways to Ensure You’re Getting the Most Out of Your Technology Vendor Relationships

Strategically Speaking

We all know the drill. You have a technology need, so you begin researching options and solutions. Perhaps you send out an RFP. Then comes demos from vendors, meetings with your Senior Management Team, IT Steering Committee, and maybe the Board.

QR Code: It's cool again

Mobile Payments Today

John Minor is Chief Product Officer for PayNearMe. John shares his knowledge and expertise on QR code and why this formerly forgotten marketing tool has suddenly become on of the industry's favorite ways to pay

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APIs, Data Analytics Bring Cash Flow Control To The Back Office


The pandemic is causing fluctuations in the global economy, and supply and demand shifts are causing many businesses to face liquidity stresses and limited credit access. These factors are putting companies to the test, especially in how they handle their corporate finances.

Detecting Human Trafficking During COVID-19


January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. The pandemic has fueled many of the risk factors for becoming a target for human traffickers. You might also like this webinar on human trafficking and major events. DOWNLOAD/WATCH.

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4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

The Challenge and Impact of ISO 20022 for banks


The global adoption of ISO 20022 is the most far-reaching and widely underestimated development in payments today. It’s not shocking that the transition hasn’t attracted the attention it merits. ISO 20022 is complicated and can seem downright mysterious even to payments specialists.

Prepaid Revolution part 3: what this will do for bank stocks 

Daily Fintech

TLDR: prepaid accounts and cards are not a good trend for incumbent banks, the kind of banks that make up a bank Index ETF such as KBE. I Am Not A Financial Advisor (IANAFA), Do Your Own Diligence (DYOD). Many investors think bank stocks are good value today.

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Payments startup Payoneer in merger talks with SPAC

Payments Source

Payoneer, an online payments specialist, is in talks to go public through a merger with FTAC Olympus Acquisition Corp., a blank-check firm, according to people with knowledge of the matter. FTAC rose as much as 29% on the news. Digital payments M&A

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Digital wallet adoption: how providers can sustain a competitive advantage.

Mobile Payments Today

Alexis Zukierman is the Business Development Manager at Intive, a global digital software and design company that accelerates digital transformation for products and services.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.

Russian Hack Used Servers Inside US, Cybersecurity Company Says


The recently discovered cyber attack on federal government agencies and companies handling data as sensitive as information regarding new nuclear weapons was run from servers within the United States, The New York Times reports.

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5 Reasons Your Financial Institution Should Attend ThinkBIG 2021


Why Attend ThinkBIG 2021? With so many conferences to choose from, what sets ThinkBIG apart? See everything ThinkBIG has to offer. learn more . Takeaway 1 ThinkBIG 2021 features in-person and virtual options to accommodate attendees.

CBDC and Technology: Enabling Blockchain to Drive Change


Central bank digital currency (CBDC) represents a potential digital sea change in the daily function of finance. The key innovation is the adoption of a value-based, or token-based, approach to money.

XBRL News from Russia, India and ISDA

Daily Fintech

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

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4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Fact: Good data lives at the core of every successful B2B demand generation strategy. Without quality data, it’s nearly impossible to identify and segment your target audience and create messaging that speaks to their values and interests. Whether you’re stepping into a new position or you’re new to demand generation, learning the tricks of the trade can be, well, tricky. In this eBook, you’ll discover how to improve your demand generation program—and your bottom line.