March, 2023

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Commercial banks must now focus on fundamentals

Accenture

Having pulled through the Covid pandemic, the unravelling of international supply chains and a global energy crunch, commercial banks must now grapple with a spike in interest rates and the collapse of some high-profile peer institutions. Rarely have I seen the banking industry in such flux and uncertainty. How should banks respond? My advice: Pause… The post Commercial banks must now focus on fundamentals appeared first on Accenture Banking Blog.

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FedNow attracts real-time payments early adopters

Payments Dive

Companies partnering with the Federal Reserve to test the real-time payments system see it as a way to draw customers and get an edge on rivals.

Payments 545
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Cloud Takes Center Stage at 2023 Bank Automation Summit

Perficient

Recently, I attended the 2023 Bank Automation Summit , where one of the significant topics of discussion was how banks navigate their transition to the cloud. The “cloud” refers to a global network of servers, each with a unique function, that works in tandem to enable users to access files stored within from any approved device. The computing and storage of cloud data occur in a data center, rather than on a locally sourced device.

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HUD Finalizes Rule Providing for 40-Year FHA Loan Modifications

CFPB Monitor

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently issued a final rule extending the maximum term of an FHA loan modification from 30 to 40 years. The rule is effective May 8, 2023. HUD also issued Mortgagee Letter 2023-06 incorporating a 40-year standalone loan modification into FHA’s COVID-19 loss mitigation policies for situations in which partial claim funds are not available. .

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Digital Transformation: Accelerating ROI and Growth in Commercial Lending

Now is the time for lenders to prioritize their digital transformation initiatives in preparation for the lending rebound. Rising competition and ever-increasing customer demands for speed and efficiency are forcing financial institutions to embrace digital transformation. This shift can feel overwhelming—where do you begin? This infographic illustrates automation demands and shows you how loan document automation serves as an essential step to increase profits and provide the best lending exper

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ICE, Black Knight Selling Empower to Constellation Software: So What?

Gonzobanker

Mortgage lenders may be losing control of their LOS options This week, Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) and Black Knight announced an agreement to sell Black Knight’s Empower loan origination system (LOS) business to Constellation Software, Inc. This all but confirms speculation from lenders that Empower wasn’t a major factor in the Black Knight transaction , and lenders on Empower risked a migration to Encompass, ICE’s mortgage software platform, if the deal had gone through as-is.

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Four strategies for consumer payments growth in 2023

Accenture

The COVID-19 pandemic increased the tempo of change in consumer behaviors and expectations. Payments, characteristically, is at the forefront of the change. In “Payments gets personal—strategies to say relevant,” our report on an Accenture survey of 16,000 payments customers across 13 different countries, we revealed how the return of meaningful interest rates is interacting with… The post Four strategies for consumer payments growth in 2023 appeared first on Accenture Banking Blog.

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Amex bets on millennials, Gen Z for growth

Payments Dive

As it pursues younger consumers, the company is angling to ensure its high-fee cards offer enough value for millennials and Gen Zers.

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What's the deal with cash recycling?

ATM Marketplace

In a world of increasing competition for customers with neobanks and major staffing challenges at the branch level, banks need to find ways to reduce costs. One method gaining popularity is cash recycling.

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This week’s podcast episode: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposals to create two public registries for nonbanks: what you need to know, Part II

CFPB Monitor

The CFPB recently issued two proposals that would require nonbanks to register with and submit information to the CFPB for publication in an online, publicly available database. The proposals represent an aggressive attempt by the CFPB to enhance its supervisory and enforcement authorities and carry significant potential implications for nonbanks that would be required to register.

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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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Corporate insolvencies reaching record highs: a look under the hood

BankUnderground

Jelle Barkema How concerned should policymakers be as UK business insolvencies have soared to 60-year highs ? This phenomenon has been extensively covered in the media; with media outlets attributing the record-breaking numbers to a ‘perfect storm’ of energy prices, supply-chain disruptions and the cost of living squeeze. Insolvencies are a popular measure of economic distress because they have implications for both the financial system and the real economy.

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Fintech Enablement’s Role in Modernizing Legacy Systems

BankInovation

As core legacy systems become inefficient, slow, and unable to keep up with present day customer expectations, more and more financial institutions are facing the same question: how do we modernize these systems without the high costs and long turnover time? The answer is fintech enablement.

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Banking sell-off intensifies amid renewed global jitters – business live

TheGuardian

Stock markets slide as banking shares and oil prices tumble; Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey appeals to businesses to avoid price rises because higher inflation ‘hurts least well-off in society’ Stock markets are in the red again, with the FTSE 100 index down 67 points, or 0.9%, at 7,431, dragged down by banks NatWest Group , Barclays , Standard Chartered and the insurer Prudential , as concerns over the banking sector persist.

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Amex shareholders to vote on abortion-related proposal

Payments Dive

The card company sought to block the proposal from facing a shareholder vote at Amex’s annual meeting in May, but the SEC said it must be voted on.

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Register Now: Sneak Peek Into Close Automation SkyStem Web Demo

Technology is rapidly changing the way accountants perform and manage month-end activities. Spreadsheets, email, and shared drives no longer have to slow us down. Join us as we present a "sneak peek" recorded demo of SkyStem's month-end close solution – ART. In under four weeks, your team can start reaping the benefits of month-end close automation by vastly reducing spreadsheets, cut down on reconciliation work, speed up the month-end close, and better manage your remote team.

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Expert shares insight into SVB collapse

ATM Marketplace

There are many conflicting reports about why SVB fell apart and what it means for consumers in general. To gain insight into what actually happened, and how consumers should react, ATM Marketplace reached out to Ann Kaplan, founder of iFinance.

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HUD reinstates 2013 Fair Housing Act disparate impact rule

CFPB Monitor

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently issued a final rule reinstating the 2013 version of its disparate impact rule under the Fair Housing Act (Act) to replace a version of the rule adopted by HUD during the Trump Administration in 2020 that never became effective. The final rule is effective 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. .

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Claims Automation for Health Plans: Transformation with a Small “t”

FICO

Home Blog FICO Claims Automation for Health Plans: Transformation with a Small “t” By focusing on transformation with a small “t” that addresses measurable performance gaps, health plans and administrators can use claims automation to control costs and risk FICO Admin Tue, 07/02/2019 - 02:45 by Paul Crowder expand_less Back To Top Tue, 03/14/2023 - 14:15 Some time ago, I witnessed a plea for help in a global healthcare summit from a Director of Claims Management for assistance in automating thei

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Podcast: Building banker skills with cross-generational learning

ABA Community Banking

As a bank leader, Alicia Wade notes that we're at a unique moment that won't recur for many years: having four generations, from Baby Boomers to Gen Z, working alongside each other. The post Podcast: Building banker skills with cross-generational learning appeared first on ABA Banking Journal.

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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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ChatGPT not ready for customer engagement in banking

BankInovation

When ChatGPT seemingly burst on the scene late last year, everyone from college students to CEOs took notice. For financial institutions, ChatGPT is just one tool in their digital transformation toolkit.

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Payments players caught in SVB fallout

Payments Dive

As the banking crisis spread, payments players, such as FIS, and venture-backed firms, including Payoneer, were caught in the contagion.

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Diebold Nixdorf CEO shares insights on banking, self-service

ATM Marketplace

Octavio Marquez, president and CEO of Diebold Nixdorf shared insights on self-service technology trends, the importance of cash recycling and more in an informative interview.

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SCOTUS agrees to hear ADA case on standing of website tester

CFPB Monitor

Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case in which the question presented is whether an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) “tester” has Article III standing to challenge a place of public accommodation’s failure to provide disability accessibility information on its website, even if she lacked any intention of visiting that place of public accommodation. .

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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.

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Learn How To Start Fix And Flip Loans No Money Down

Commercial Lending USA

fix and flip loans no money down have become popular with investors because they allow you to use someone else's money to fund your project. That's right.

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Silicon Valley Bank was at the center of the fintech ecosystem. We break down every fintech sector it touched and 45 companies affected by its uncertain future.

CB Insights

For its 2,690+ fintech clients, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) is more than just a bank. In addition to the venture debt financing and startup banking that it’s known for, SVB is a gateway for commercial payments and online payments acceptance. In fact, it markets itself not as a bank, but as a financial technology partner. According to SVB, its clients account for 71% of all fintech IPOs since 2020.

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What is Fintech Enablement?

BankInovation

Many financial institutions struggle to decide where they should focus their strategic modernization efforts. Should they prioritize back-office and core capabilities or more tactical front-end and point solutions? Trying to choose the best option often leads to significant resource use and major inefficiencies.

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Tandym adds retailers for rewards programs

Payments Dive

The private label digital credit card company is stacking up online retail customers, with plans to add debit options and in-store clients this year.

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Need Curated Pre-foreclosure Lists to Generate New Real Estate Leads? Trellis Has the Data!

Trellis is a state trial court research and analytics platform that provides Real Estate Professionals (Buyers, Foreclosure, Loan Modification, etc.) with LEADS on Pre-Foreclosures, Lis Pendes, Distressed Assets and more — to help uncover **new** opportunities and grow their business. The process is quick and easy — and all in real time. Trellis will supply you with a link to the relevant dockets, a Leads sheet and access to its UI where applicable.