March, 2019

Blockchain is dead

Chris Skinner

I used to blog about blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) almost once a week … four years ago. Today, I hardly blog about it at all.

Banks Finding More Entry Points to Real Estate Tech

Bank Innovation

Two real estate tech players, Compass and OpenDoor, each rather quietly raised $400 million from SoftBank in 2018, a year that included announcements like Credit Karma’s $500 million investment from Silver Lake and Plaid's $250 million raise that made it a unicorn.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

What's coming with point-of-purchase trends

Mobile Payments Today

Katie Kochelek, marketing specialist at Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc., shares insight on what experts expect to come this year with point-of-purchase

Trends 302

FIS Buys Worldpay In $35B Cash, Stock Deal

PYMNTS

Fidelity Information Services ( FIS ), a global financial services technology company, announced Monday (March 18) it is merging with Worldpay , the global eCommerce and payments company, in a roughly $35 billion dollar deal.

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!

AI and the rise of digital humans in financial services

Insights on Business

“AI is not going to replace managers, but managers who use AI will replace the managers who do not,” Rob Thomas, IBM General Manager of Data and AI predicted at IBM Think 2019. [1]

System 199

More Trending

Alipay and Visa announce global QR code venture

Chris Skinner

We all got hugely excited about Apple launching a credit card with Goldman Sachs and Mastercard last week. Whoopy-doo! This was a major lift for Mastercard in particular.

Apple 428

Is Subscription Management the Bridge between Insight and Action?

Bank Innovation

It’s time to move beyond merely presenting data and toward helping customers take informed action on their finances with that data, according to Jonas Karles, co-founder and COO of Minna Technologies, a PFM provider for subscription and recurring payment management.

Rise in mobile shopping, banking forcing shifts in endpoint security

Mobile Payments Today

The increased use of mobile apps in e-commerce, banking and corporate payments is forcing cyber experts to shift tactics and technologies to protect vulnerable endpoints from malicioius attacks

India’s Federal Bank Teams Up With Blockchain Co Ripple For International Payments

PYMNTS

Federal Bank in India has partnered with blockchain payments company Ripple to facilitate cross-border payments, according to reports. Federal Bank confirmed the collaboration in an announcement to the Bombay Stock Exchange on Thursday (March 28).

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.

Stop money laundering with a proactive AML approach

Insights on Business

The recently revealed $8.8 billion Troika Laundromat offshore money laundering scandal was a vast and complex deception.

Taxes 165

Blockchain Front Page: Are Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook the future of banking

Daily Fintech

Last week our theme was “Is this end of Bear market or Bull trap? “ Our theme for this week is “Are Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook the future of banking?

Google 171

The true meaning of Open Banking

Chris Skinner

A year ago I blogged about invisible banking and that I have some issues with it, namely that the bank brand disappears and the customer finds it too easy to spend without thinking.

Bank Boardrooms Are Increasingly Accepting of Technological Change

Bank Innovation

"Flexibility" is a commonly used term when it comes to innovation in banking and finance, but the typical bank boardroom hardly evokes the image of openness to technological change.

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.

Cashless trend becoming a crisis debate in UK, US

Mobile Payments Today

The rise in cashless payments and the declining presence of bank branches and ATMs is leading to a potential crisis point in many communities across the U.S. and the U.K.

Trends 272

Visa Partners With Remitly On Real-Time Global P2P

PYMNTS

Instant payments — and the ability to push funds immediately across the debit rails to consumer bank accounts — has entered something of a renaissance.

The 5 Hottest Technologies In Banking

Ron Shevelin

The hottest technologies in banking are not emerging technologies like machine learning, chatbots, and blockchain

FCA pioneers digitising regulatory reporting using DLT and NLP

Daily Fintech

Too many TLAs (Three Letter Acronyms), I agree. Earlier this week the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published the results of a pilot programme called Digital Regulatory Reporting.

Report 157

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 true meaning of Open Banking

Chris Skinner

A year ago I blogged about invisible banking and that I have some issues with it, namely that the bank brand disappears and the customer finds it too easy to spend without thinking.

Hong Kong Permits Virtual Banks in Test to Traditional Lenders

Bank Innovation

Hong Kong’s traditional banks are set to face one of their biggest challenges yet: a new breed of financial technology firms estimated to snare as much as 30% of their revenue.

Instagram Checkout tests power of social media for mobile commerce

Mobile Payments Today

Instagram's new in-app shopping experience with PayPal is testing how social media can influence retail shopping and payment decisions

How Wells Fargo Uses AI, Biometrics To Fight Money Laundering

PYMNTS

Digital banking customers of today aren’t looking for the bank with the newest features — they’re looking for the bank that can keep their data safe. Any security mishap can send customers to one of the other digital banking apps that are ready and waiting for them.

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.”

Do Banks Still Need Branches? (The Answer Is No)

Ron Shevelin

Criticism of the big banks closing branches in lower-income areas is misguided. They should actually be closing more of their branches

163
163

The top five challenges and opportunities for AI in RegTech

Insights on Business

In the span of a just few years, artificial intelligence (AI) has gone from a niche, relatively abstract concept, to entwining itself in multiple aspects of our daily lives.

If banks provide no advice, what do they provide?

Chris Skinner

For many years, banks have talked about moving away from transactions and towards advice. The branch is for advice. We will become trusted advisors. We see the value-add of banking is the information we can analyse around your data to offer advice. Complete rubbish.

Data 427

Traditional FIs Need to Launch Digital-Only Standalone Banks to Compete, Citibank Report Says

Bank Innovation

Challenger banks are posing a real threat to traditional banks. How real of a threat?

Report 241

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.