March, 2021

How Money Will Disappear

Daily Fintech

In recent months bitcoin has had a phenomenal rally and for good reason. Big payment giants and listed companies are adopting it and not just in the US. One month after Elon Musk announced that Tesla purchased $1.5

Getting the Foundations of Your Cloud Platform Right

Accenture

In my previous blog post in this series on the journey to cloud, I examined how to lay the organisational foundations for cloud by implementing the right operating model. In this latest instalment, I move on to the key step of architecting the cloud platform.

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Cash Forecasting During an Unstable Economy

Perficient

Covid-19 has turned the world’s economies upside down. As preventative measures (such as lock-downs) continue, uncertainty abounds. This uncertainty is making it difficult for companies to gain a clear picture of their finances.

General Motors Considering Bitcoin As Payment

PYMNTS

Some bitcoin investors are watching General Motors (GM) closely in the wake of CEO Mary Barra ’s response during the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call to a question about whether the automobile giant might accept the cryptocurrency as a form of payment.

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.

The Most Influential Women in Payments, 2021

Payments Source

2021's Most Influential Women in Payments honorees demonstrate how a diverse background and a unique perspective can prove crucial in difficult times. Women in Payments

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This Week in Fintech ending 5th March 2021

Daily Fintech

Yes, it is March already and our experts brought you the following insights based on their experience as investors, entrepreneurs & executives.

Seizing the $300 Billion Opportunity in Payments

Accenture

Many banks today are not seeing the returns on their investments in payments modernisation they hoped for. This is often due to a reactive, compliance-driven, piecemeal approach that makes it harder to adopt new capabilities.

What Money Scripts Reveal About Your Finances

BankBazaar

Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, your relationship with money refuses to improve. The answer could lie in your money scripts. Not sure what they are? Read on. Every New Year brings with it the promise of boundless possibilities to turn our lives around.

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Bill Gates' Land Grab Fuels Speculation About Smart Cities, AgTech Plans

PYMNTS

Bill Gates ’ interests are quietly moving from server farms to soil farms. No one knows why except Bill and Melinda Gates and their inner circle, but the speculation is turning again to their vision of building new ‘connected’ smart cities and farms.

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!

Payoneer works to raise its profile through SPAC and Mastercard pact

Payments Source

By merging with FTAC Olympus Acquisition Corp. and entering a B2B partnership with Mastercard, Payoneer is grabbing for a bigger share of the spotlight. ]]. B-to-B payments M&A

FATF Updates Grey List: What Does This Mean for Your BSA Program?

Abrigo

The Financial Action Task Force Updated Their List of Countries Under Increased Monitoring The FATF sets the standards for international adherence to BSA/AML programs and highlights deficiencies. . Would you like other articles like this in your inbox?

4-parter on Coinbase “IPO” – Part 1 = 5 Reasons Why It Matters

Daily Fintech

Coinbase is a US Regulated On Ramp to a global unregulated/permissionless network. If you live in America and are new to crypto, head over to Coinbase. It is regulated and easy.

The personalities driving today’s banking consumers

Accenture

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven a rapid uptake of digital banking around the world. The incredible speed of the adoption has rewritten some of the fundamentals of the industry, including how consumers behave and what they expect from banks in 2021.

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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.

Legendary Cricketing Shots That Can Up Your Credit Score Game

BankBazaar

As the Cricket fever sets in, we’ve designed the ideal game plan to ramp up your Credit Score! Curious? Read on!

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Sezzle CEO: 'We Don’t Think Credit Is A Four-Letter Word'

PYMNTS

The field of buy now, pay later (BNPL) offerings has become crowded over the last year with new products , big partnerships and massive funding rounds. The race is on to stake a dominant claim in the newly exploding market.

Why 'romance fraud' became big money in 2020

Payments Source

Since romance frauds generate more than 10 times the money for scammers per event than other types of fraud, 2020 saw a substantial boost in the use of this tactic. Fraud detection Digital payments

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FinCEN Releases Notice Related to Trade in Antiquities and Art

Abrigo

Notice provides information about illicit finance risks related to trade in antiquities and art Many financial institutions, particularly those without an international footprint, are not familiar with these channels of money laundering. Would you like other articles like this in your inbox?

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!

Alt lending Week Ended 5th March 2021

Daily Fintech

UK Government plugs mortgage deposit gap with 5% nudge My youngest son told me the last weekend that a mortgage adviser had told him that he needed at least a 30% deposit to fund a new mortgage. I told him that I didn’t think that would last. Lo and behold four days later the […].

Once-in-a-generation chance for banks in payments

Accenture

Payments is a hot topic for middle market banks. In fact, I think payments modernization is the most consequential transformation that they’ll make this decade. With the shadow of an aging payments infrastructure looming large, banks can’t stay on the sidelines. This is an existential issue.

5 Customer Service Mistakes Impacting Your Account Holders’ Experience

SWBC's LenderHub

As we all know, providing exceptional customer service is key to running a successful company, but is your financial institution doing everything it can to ensure your valued customers are getting the type of service they want and need? Collections Outsourcing

Mixing Human And Data Intelligence For Smarter Hiring Spend

PYMNTS

employers missed analysts' estimates last month when they added 117,000 jobs across the private sector, ADP data recently revealed, the latest evidence of what ADP Chief Economist Nela Richardson described as a "sluggish" labor market.

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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.

Point of sale credit and other innovations are a lift for travel payments

Payments Source

There's no overstating the impact the pandemic has had on travel, but there are innovative products that can help the recovery, says Nuvei's Yuval Ziv. Coronavirus Payment processing Merchant Transportation industry

FinCEN Red Flags for Economic Impact Payment Fraud

Abrigo

New relief may escalate EIP criminal activity. While the typologies of EIP fraud are not new, FinCEN has provided examples of trending types of EIP-related criminal activities. . Would you like other articles like this in your inbox?

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How this Bitcoin bull market will end and the next one will start. 

Daily Fintech

No I do NOT know the timing or how far each bull market will go. Sorry. Anybody who tells you they can probably also has a bridge to sell you. I can tell you how this Bitcoin bull market will end and the next one will start. This Bitcoin bull market will end with two […].

Request to Pay—a growing global trend in payments

Accenture

In my last post, I talked about the important role Request to Pay (RtP) will play in the future of payments—it will , bring flexibility to payers, cost reduction and efficiency to billers, and a huge value opportunity to financial services providers that have an Open Banking infrastructure in place.

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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.