March, 2020

Can banks emerge stronger from the pandemic?

Bank Innovation

The Coronavirus pandemic is posing significant challenges to the banking sector, forcing financial services providers into contingency mode and already driving cost-cutting initiatives and branch closures. What damage will the coronavirus crisis create in banking?

Juniper Research sees digital banking poised for growth

Mobile Payments Today

Digital banking is poised to take off as incumbent banks move much of their business to mobile channels to compete against a new generation of digital-only startups

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What the rise of in-app payments means for banks


The expectations of customers when it comes to payments have changed radically in recent years. Payments that are instant, invisible and free (IIF) have quickly become the norm, especially in certain segments of the market like airlines, fashion retail, hotels and online travel agents.

ATM industry looks to federal lifeline amid COVID-19

Mobile Payments Today

As relief and funding packages are being debated in Washington, the National ATM Council looks to how these new laws will affect business

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Banks questions about doing digital transformation

Chris Skinner

I did a presentation to a conference via video link the other day. Slido allowed audience members to ask questions through the presentation, and the list of questions at the end was quite extensive. I didn’t get time to answer all of them, but here’s a selection.

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Will coronavirus permanently change CRE lending?

American Banker

Commercial real estate lenders have to consider not only how they’ll weather the COVID-19 downturn, but whether worker and consumer habits have changed for good. Coronavirus Credit quality Community banks Commercial real estate lending

Digital banking surge predicted by 2024

ATM Marketplace

Digital banking is poised to take off as incumbent banks move much of their business to mobile channels to compete against a new generation of digital-only startups

When the world stops, did you want to get off? #coronavirus

Chris Skinner

Woke up with a sore throat, stuffed nose and cough. OMG, have I got the coronavirus???? After President Trump’s ban on Europeans last night, the coronavirus madness continues.


Putting The Move On The Moving Industry’s Gig Worker’s Pay


The gig economy is rapidly becoming more attractive to more professionals worldwide: 68 percent of all gig workers joined this economy in the last five years, for example.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Following COVID-19: How the virus is affecting the mobile payments industry

Mobile Payments Today

Mobile Payments Today is doing its best to provide news and updates regarding how the coronavirus is affecting the payments industry. We'll update this story with the lastest headlines

Digital-only financial institutions avoid leveraging pandemic fears 

Bank Innovation

The novel coronavirus may be closing bank branches nationwide, but some digital-only financial institutions are trying not to exploit consumer fears.

Banking on technology to power up trade finance


Trade finance has long been of vital importance to the world economy. However, over the last few decades, its role in globalization has grown significantly.

How to Become an SBA Lender for the CARES Act’s Paycheck Protection Program


Key Takeaways The Small Business Administration (SBA) and Treasury Department released information on how lenders can become eligible to originate Paycheck Protection Program loans under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

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Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

Who moved my cheese?

Chris Skinner

Who moved my cheese? Like many of us, I am confused about the world, the future, life and everything. All seems good one day. The next, everything is being cancelled, government tells you to self-isolate, your view of everything is challenged and you have to change to fit.

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ID2020: What’s Needed For Digital Identity In 2020


Who we are, where we’re headed and what this all looks like on the “other side” of the pandemic are topics on everyone’s mind right now. So are vaccines. So is online shopping, with urgency. All of these subjects share a commonality: IDs.

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Coronavirus outbreak raises questions about digital payments and cash

Mobile Payments Today

The coronavirus pandemic has raised a number of concerns about whether consumers would shift towards digital payments amid concerns about cash handling and interacting with large crowds in banks and retail centers

Digital banks, payments startups face first major test in virus

Bank Innovation

Fintech startups looking to upend how Americans do their banking are facing their first major test as interest rates fall and fearful consumers seek safety at traditional banks. Square Inc. and Stripe Inc.,

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

The COVID-19 Bank Playbook

Banker to Banker

When we talk about unforeseen Black Swan events, the COVID-19 virus fits the profile.

FATF Updated List of Jurisdictions with AML/CFT Deficiencies


Key Takeaways Albania, Barbados, Nicaragua among the countries added to the FATF watchlist. Trinidad and Tobago is removed from the FATF list. Iran and the DPRK are kept on the watchlist.

What does ‘digital transformation’ really mean?

Chris Skinner

Buzzwords. We have a lot of them. Artificial, autonomous, augmented. Big data, blockchain, bilateral. Crypto, currency, consensus. Distributed, decentralised, democratised. I’m tempted to write the ABC of technology buzzwords, but know there cannot be any that start with X or Z*.

Fintech Finastra Hit By Suspected Ransomware Attack


Banking technology FinTech Finastra was hit with a security breach on Friday (March 20), and was forced to shutter key systems and send employees home, according to a report by KrebsonSecurity.

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

The role of ATMs and cash access in the digital banking era

Mobile Payments Today

Amid rapid changes in the cash economy and the rise in digital payments, the ATM is likewise facing challenges that have led to an evolution that will meet the demands of a new generation of customers

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Banks around the country respond to coronavirus

Bank Innovation

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread, rattling the economy, banks are reevaluating their business propositions to clients.? WaFd, formerly Washington Federal Bank, is offering interest-free lines of credit of up to $200,000 to small businesses as a result of the pandemic.

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The Most Influential Women in Payments, 2020

Payments Source

The payments industry bridges many markets — including technology and finance — that haven't always demonstrated diversity at their highest ranks.

Abrigo Poll: Bankers Expecting a Recession for at Least 2 Quarters; Troubled Debt and Liquidity Top List of Concerns


Key Takeaways Three out of four bankers expect a recession will last at least two quarters Economic uncertainty has shifted questions regarding estimating the allowance for credit losses under CECL Managing troubled loans and liquidity top bankers' list of concerns.

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Marketing Ops: The New Revenue Hero

As data continues to play a starring role in today’s B2B organizations, both marketing and sales operations professionals are poised to solidify their place as critical revenue drivers. In particular, the evolution of the Marketing Operations (Ops) role has created a new standard in marketing and has become a vital component of an organization’s success.