Sat.Oct 10, 2020 - Fri.Oct 16, 2020

The Direct-To-Consumer Challenge: Converting One-Time Buyers Into Repeat Customers

PYMNTS

The digital-first shift means there are more options for smaller, direct-to-consumer brands, to find first-time customers from around the country or even the world. But Sticky.io

BigTech in Finance

Daily Fintech

Late last year, we heard that Google was looking to get deeper into the financial world by partnering directly with banks. In early August, Google announced its foray into the banking world with another six U.S. banks pledging to offer digital-only bank accounts through Google Pay.

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Steering your journey to cloud with a few guiding principles

Accenture

In my previous blog post, I drew on Accenture’s own cloud journey to examine the elements that make up an appropriate and effective cloud strategy. In this latest post, I shift the focus to the next stage: defining the guiding principles. Picture the scenario.

The resurgence of QR codes

Mobile Payments Today

Jennifer Sherman, SVP of product at NMI, a payments enablement technology company, gives her insight on the importance of QR codes for both customers and merchants

5 Things a Data Scientist Can Do to Stay Current

DataRobot together with Snowflake – a leading cloud data platform provider — is helping data scientists stay current with the latest technology and data science best practices so that they can excel in an increasingly AI-driven workplace. Five Things a Data Scientist Can Do to Stay Current offers data scientists guidance for thriving in AI-driven enterprises.

PayPal Invests In Extend As Merchants Seek New Ways To Boost Online Conversion

PYMNTS

As the shift from paper to digital has accelerated the transformation of many a legacy business with aging tech, CEO Woodrow Levin of Extend says it’s important to add extended warranties to that list.

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Treasury APIs | A win-win for banks and corporates post-COVID

Accenture

In the post-COVID world, small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and larger corporates have much to gain from increased connectivity and straight-through access to supply chains and ecosystems.

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2 tactics fintech need to adopt to overtake banks

Mobile Payments Today

Fintechs have a put a dent into big banks, but they have a long way to go if they want to overtake them. They will need to follow these two tactics to get a fighting chance

Mastercard: Why It’s Time For Card Issuers To Up Their Digital Game

PYMNTS

For most consumers, change is a funny thing. It can be almost impossible to get a consumer to let go of an ingrained habit under normal circumstances.

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7 ways retailers, banks and fintechs are innovating amid the coronavirus pandemic

Payments Source

Amid the disruption of the coronavirus pandemic, many companies are taking a chance on innovative new technologies to keep their customers engaged. Fintech Retailers Digital payments ATMs Coronavirus Mobile wallets

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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!

How managed services bring flexible, scalable ‘Next-Gen efficiencies’

Accenture

Financial services (FS) firms in the Middle East face a range of well-documented challenges. Some match those facing their peers elsewhere, while others (like the floundering oil price, a troubled real estate market and VAT changes) are more relevant to this region.

Knock & iBuying in US Real Estate Fintech  

Daily Fintech

Efi Pylarinou is the founder of Efi Pylarinou Advisory and a Fintech/Blockchain influencer – No.3 influencer in the finance sector by Refinitiv Global Social Media 2019. The SPAC trend continues in the US and Chamath Palihapitiya is one of the leading investors with his IPOA, IPOB,… series.

Cambridge Global, Ripple Partner On Cross-Border Payments

PYMNTS

Cambridge Global Payments , a FLEETCOR company working on cross-border payments, has partnered with enterprise blockchain solution Ripple on a cross-border payment solution for B2B customers, according to a press release.

Can fingerprint authentication be done safely in the COVID-19 era?

Payments Source

Michael Moeser, senior analyst at PaymentsSource, talks to Christian Fredrikson, CEO of Fingerprint Cards, about the ways biometric authentication has been adopted during the coronavirus pandemic. Payment cards Data security Credit cards PayDirt

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The Empowered Consumer

When it comes to working with the empowered consumer, AI has the power to help your business thrive by leveraging your own data to better understand your customers. Read our ebook, The Empowered Consumer, to learn more about how AI can help you connect with your customers.

What Men Can Learn From Women When It Comes To Credit Management

BankBazaar

Much has been said about men “taking charge” when it comes to their finances while women “take care”. However, experts believe that men can take a leaf from women’s playbook when it comes to managing their finances. .

Taking Root, the Next Insurtech IPO. Clover Chooses SPAC.

Daily Fintech

After Lemonade and other successful IPOs including Snowflake and Palantir, Root Insurance has its sights set on the primary public market. In its S-1, Root minces no words about its intent to reinvent the $266 billion US auto insurance.

Former NSA Head: Pandemic Increases Cyber Threats For Companies

PYMNTS

The country's former top cyber spy said the pandemic has created conditions that have left companies more vulnerable to cybercrime than they previously were, the Financial Times (FT) reported.

E-commerce conversions accelerate worldwide, despite obstacles

Payments Source

A shift to online payments and digital technology across the globe occurred at warp speed during the coronavirus pandemic, but that trend doesn't magically solve payments challenges in various markets, nor does it render the fundamentals of customer service less meaningful.

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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.

Is Your Financial Institution Aware of These PPP Red Flags?

Abrigo

Key Takeaways Economic relief payments are often subject to fraud – PPP is no exception. BSA Officers should be aware of PPP red flags to identify potential fraud. Pay attention to key indicators, like new EINs, abnormal transaction activities, and new business incorporations. Economic relief payments are often subject to fraud, and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is no exception.

Stablecoin News for the week ending Wednesday 14th October.

Daily Fintech

Who will be first, which will be best? Here is our pick of the 3 most important Stablecoin news stories during the week. A friend asked me this week to answer this simple question.

FedNow’s Montgomery: Gearing Up For 2023-24 — And Instant Payments Competition

PYMNTS

There is no dearth of faster payments initiatives — and no certainty that there will be one faster payments scheme to rule them all.

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Apple's contactless innovation puts pressure on banks to up their game

Payments Source

The buy-in from Apple proves contactless payments are on the rise, but should also act as a warning sign for banks to promptly restrategize if they want to uphold their position in the industry, says Tealium's Heidi Bullock. Banking Contactless payments Mobile payments Payment processing Apple

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Data Science Fails: Building AI You Can Trust

The new DataRobot whitepaper, Data Science Fails: Building AI You Can Trust, outlines eight important lessons that organizations must understand to follow best data science practices and ensure that AI is being implemented successfully.

A New Era for Business Continuity Management for Community Financial Institutions

Strategically Speaking

The US banking industry has been a vital part of our nation all the way back to 1780 when the Bank of Pennsylvania was founded by Philadelphia merchants to fund the American Revolutionary War. Banking

This Week in Fintech ending 16 October 2020

Daily Fintech

This week our experts brought you the following insights based on their experience as investors, entrepreneurs & executives.

The Three AML Screens Companies Must Continually Monitor

PYMNTS

When Jumio acquired anti-money laundering (AML) solutions platform Beam last week, the move was more significant than simply adding AML strength to its onboarding platform, Jumio ’s Chief Product Officer Philipp Pointner told PYMNTS in a recent conversation. “We

Can Brexit save cash in the U.K.?

Payments Source

With the U.K. careening toward a no-deal Brexit in the midst of a health crisis and economic downturn, the government is suggesting a breakup with the EU could defray the costs of cash usage and access. European Central Bank Compliance European Union U.K. Brexit Cash

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.