August, 2019

The best FinTech startups in Europe

Chris Skinner

I received a long and lengthy article last week from Taylor Ryan, CMO at Valuer.ai (tryan@valuer.ai). The link provides a comprehensive article on European FinTech developments. It’s so good that I am happy to share it with y’all. Enjoy. THE BEST FINTECH STARTUPS IN EUROPE Government support for the financial … The post The best FinTech startups in Europe appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Case Studies Fintech Grid

The ever changing challenge of payments fraud detection

Mobile Payments Today

While data shows that credit card fraud has decreased from the standpoint of payment volume, there remains a concern in the industry that cybercriminals are using sophisticated methods of changing tactics to avoid detection and put consumer payment information at risk

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Inside OTP Labs, Eastern Europe’s most adventurous bank innovation experiment

Bank Innovation

It might have $55 billion in assets and 10.5 million customers in 10 countries, but OTP Bank, one of the largest financial institutions in Central and Eastern Europe, might be one of the most unorthodox banks on the Continent. The Budapest-based bank is pursuing not just startup-driven innovation, but through a mix of internal and […]. Carousel Customer Experience Innovation Strategy INV Fintech Startups banking startups Fiserv OTP Bank

FinCEN Steps up Efforts to Protect Against the Six Biggest Threats to the U.S. Financial System

Abrigo

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is tasked with protecting the financial system both within the United States and internationally. Financial criminals are working hard, using technology and innovation to their advantage, to stay one step ahead of FinCEN and financial institutions. At the recent NYU Law Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement , FinCEN Director Kenneth A.

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Intelligent Process Automation: Boosting Bots with AI and Machine Learning

Across all sectors, companies are learning that they can transform their businesses by embracing Intelligent Process Automation, or IPA. With the pairing of AI and RPA, IPA adds a new layer of intelligent decision-making processes to automated RPA tasks. By automating repetitive work, and adding the ability to automate intelligent decision making, intelligent automation frees up your most valuable resources – your employees – to spend more time on higher value and more strategic work. But in order to reap the rewards of Intelligent Process Automation, organizations must first educate themselves and prepare for the adoption of IPA. In our ebook, Intelligent Process Automation: Boosting Bots with AI and Machine Learning.

Two Proven Secrets To Faster Bank Decisions - Part II

Banker to Banker

CRITICAL THINKING In Part I, we highlighted how having too much information about a decision often increases the confidence about the decision but usually doesn’t change the accuracy of the decision. In addition, gathering information takes time and effort, so the result is a more expensive and time-consuming decision that gives you a false sense of comfort.

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Are these FinTech unicorns worth it?

Chris Skinner

There’s a regular itch that I feel in the back of my neck. I scratch it, but it won’t go away. The itch is an alarm call really, and it’s asking whether all this FinTech investment is worth it. Last year, $111.8 billion was invested in over 12,000 start-up FinTech … The post Are these FinTech unicorns worth it? appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Fintech Grid Uncategorized

Artificial intelligence in banking — separating reality from hype

Mobile Payments Today

AI and machine learning for banking are getting a huge amount of attention these days, but the question remains: can these technologies truly replace human interaction and in-depth analysis of data

Banks push for more fintech startup collaborations, despite failures

Bank Innovation

When it comes to bank-fintech collaborations, banks are finding more failure than success. That’s according to a study by Bank Innovation and INV Fintech, a startup accelerator, released today. Carousel Innovation Strategy INV Fintech Startups

Seven Items That Should be on Every BSA Software Checklist

Abrigo

Shopping for a bank secrecy act/anti-money laundering (BSA/AML) monitoring software can feel overwhelming. There are so many options, features, and benefits to each system that it can be tough to figure out where to start. We’ve spent the last 20 years working with industry experts regarding regulatory compliance and our customer base regarding program efficiencies to build BAM+ into the ultimate BSA/AML regulatory and compliance solution.

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!

8 Ways To Attract The Wrong Clients To Your Bank

Banker to Banker

MANAGING BANK CULTURE AND PROFITABILITY Given that strategic planning season is upon us, one key affirmation is to verify if you are targeting not the customers that you have now but the customers that you want. Chances are, at least at some level, you are attracting the wrong customers that are not profitable, not engaged, not being a raving fan, causing some level of pain, or all four.

Mastercard Buys Nets For $3.19B

PYMNTS

In its biggest acquisition to date, Mastercard will buy Nets for 2.85 billion euros ($3.19 billion). With the purchase of the Denmark-based payments platform, Mastercard is picking up an electronic billing platform that offers clearing and instant payment services, according to a statement on Tuesday (Aug. Mastercard also confirmed that the purchase will take a bite out of its profits for up to two years after the deal closes, which is expected to happen sometime in the first half of 2020.

A bank that runs accounts for just 50 cents a year

Chris Skinner

I recently attended a FinTech conference where Henry Ma, Vice President & Chief Information Officer of WeBank, presented an update of how the bank is faring in China. For those unaware, WeBank is the offshoot of WeChat Pay, WeChat and Tencent, and focsuses upon financial inclusion in China. This may … The post A bank that runs accounts for just 50 cents a year appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Case Studies Digital Bank Grid Inclusion Numbers

How prepaid and eGifts can boost engagement in the payments space

Mobile Payments Today

Prepaid cards and eGifts can help increase engagement and boost loyalty among retail customers

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How Banks Are Winning with AI and Automated Machine Learning

Banks have always relied on predictions to make their decisions. Estimating the risks or rewards of making a particular loan, for example, has traditionally fallen under the purview of bankers with deep knowledge of the industry and extensive expertise. But times are changing. Today, banks realize that data science can significantly speed up these decisions with accurate and targeted predictive analytics. By leveraging the power of automated machine learning, banks have the potential to make data-driven decisions for products, services, and operations. Read the white paper, How Banks Are Winning with AI and Automated Machine Learning, to find out more about how banks are tackling their biggest data science challenges.

Inside Kiva’s digital identity solution for banks in Sierra Leone

Bank Innovation

Confirming a customer’s identity is an ongoing pain point for banks and financial institutions around the world. It’s an even bigger challenge for countries that have high underbanked populations like Sierra Leone. According a recent estimate from the Sierra Leone government, just 20% of its citizens have a bank account, which perpetuates a chicken-and-egg problem […].

Lending and Credit Automation: Before and After

Abrigo

Slow lending decisions and frustrating loan application processes are among borrowers’ biggest gripes with traditional financial institutions vs competitors such as online or alternative lenders. Ask the staff of banks and credit unions about the loan application, underwriting, and onboarding processes at their respective institutions, and you’ll likely hear some complaints from them, too.

How To Use Goal Gradient Rewards In Banking

Banker to Banker

Put a rat in a maze, and they will speed up as they get near the end as can smell the reward. Forget rats, human sprinters also run the last 15% of a race faster than the previous 30%. Forget athletes, citizens make more donations to a charity as that charity gets closer to its fundraising goal. Forget citizens, bank customers also complete more new account applications, hit savings goals, and complete conversions if they can view a goal that is close

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Mastercard Looks To Hire Crypto Team

PYMNTS

Mastercard , already an ally of Facebook’s Libra , announced it’s in the midst of planning its own cryptocurrency team, the New York Post reported on Saturday (Aug. The move is in line with Mastercard’s goal of being known as a technology company “more than a card company,” Ted Rossman, an analyst with CreditCards.com, told the NYP. It’s “a smart move,” another card expert told the paper. Mastercard Senior Vice President Seth Eisen said Mastercard is always on the lookout to create new value.

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.

AI is not a technology change but a cultural one

Chris Skinner

I just picked up a Financial Times article talking about how Artificial Intelligence (AI) will change the way you deal with money. It’s actually more about the Chinese internet giant Ping An, and how they’re changing finance using AI. If you are a customer of Chinese financial services group Ping An, … The post AI is not a technology change but a cultural one appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Digital Bank Grid Opinion Technology

Fintechs, banks target Gen Z consumers with mobile apps, financial education

Mobile Payments Today

Fintechs and traditional banks are targeting Gen Z consumers, millions of whom have limited access to banking or credit, with targeted mobile apps and financial education

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TD Ameritrade’s Tuteja on why in-car investment advice is the future [Video]

Bank Innovation

To TD Ameritrade, checking up on a portfolio is a task customers should be able to do on the go. Therefore, the brokerage firm has enabled in-car “experiences” to make that happen. “Leveraging technologies like AI and machine learning, voice and audio, our customers can engage in a way that makes this experience more intuitive […].

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Loan Grading 101

Abrigo

In an ideal world, all of the money that banks lend out to borrowers would be paid back at its maturity date. However, that’s not always the case, as there are three inherent risks all financial intermediaries face: credit risk, interest rate risk, and liquidity risk. To account for these inherent risks, as well as other risks, financial institutions must develop a sophisticated loan grading system to protect their institution and grow safely and soundly.

How Banks Are Winning with AI and Automated Machine Learning

Banks have always relied on predictions to make their decisions. Estimating the risks or rewards of making a particular loan, for example, has traditionally fallen under the purview of bankers with deep knowledge of the industry and extensive expertise. But times are changing. Today, banks realize that data science can significantly speed up these decisions with accurate and targeted predictive analytics. By leveraging the power of automated machine learning, banks have the potential to make data-driven decisions for products, services, and operations. Read the white paper, How Banks Are Winning with AI and Automated Machine Learning, to find out more about how banks are tackling their biggest data science challenges.

ISO 20022: A watershed moment for the payments industry

Accenture

What is ISO 20022? The payments industry is continually evolving, with change driven by various evolutionary business initiatives such as Open Banking, Real-Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) system renewal and Instant Payments. In addition, a number of revolutionary ideas have recently hit the financial services industry, including digital and cryptocurrencies, as well as distributed ledger technology and blockchain.

Western Union Misses On Earnings, Announces 10 Percent Staff Cut 

PYMNTS

Western Union ’s stock price was down in after hours trading, after missing on earnings but lodging a narrow beat on revenue. Adjusted earnings per share (EPS) came in at $0.45 per share, missing analyst consensus estimates of $0.48 per share. This compares to earnings of $0.46 per share a year ago. Net income of $614.8 million, or $1.42 a share, in the second quarter, compared with $217.6 million, or 47 cents a share, a year earlier. Revenue came in a $1.34

The key to IoT is identity

Chris Skinner

The term The Internet of Things (IoT) was first used twenty years ago. Twenty years later, IoT is emerging rapidly. We have our cars and homes networked but, more than this, we have gadgets like Google Home, Siri and Alexa. Amazon has taken this even further with services like Key … The post The key to IoT is identity appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Fintech Future Grid Uncategorized

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Payments fraud remains on the table as PSD2 delay takes hold

Mobile Payments Today

As the payments industry works to get through an 18-month delay in implementing Strong Customer Authentication, retailers and consumers remain vulnerable as criminal fraudsters will likely seek to take advantage of the lull

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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.