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Chris Skinner

Will the U.S. ever enact a national interest rate cap?

American Banker

Most states have some kind of pricing limit on consumer loans. But proposals for a national usury law divide even Democrats, some of whom are concerned about restricting credit.

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The 6 Items Critical to CRB Banking


With more and more states approving the sale of cannabis, either marijuana or hemp, the risks involved with banking this industry has remained at the forefront of compliance officers' minds.

JPMorgan tests US virus plan with thousands working from home

Bank Innovation

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is asking thousands of U.S. employees to work from home as it tests a contingency plan for closing domestic offices should the coronavirus spread, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

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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!

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*.

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Hotels are a magnet for payment fraud

Payments Source

In spite of MGM’s quickly notifying hotel guests impacted by the breach in accordance with applicable state laws, it’s a clear concern that many of the contact details were still valid, particularly the phone numbers, says Shared Assessments' Tom Garrabba. Risk Payment fraud ISO and agent Data breaches Merchant

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Student loan advice platform Payitoff wins 2020 Ignite DEMOvation

Bank Innovation

Payitoff, a white-label platform that provides automated guidance on student loan repayment, won the 2020 Bank Innovation Ignite DEMOvation contest.

T-Mobile Hacked, User Data Stolen


Telecom giant T-Mobile suffered a data breach that exposed the personal information of employees and customers to unknown hackers, according to reports. “We

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Startups inspire banks to upgrade CX

Bank Innovation

Banks are beginning to recognize that they need to rethink customer experience, and they’re taking cues from startups to do so.

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.

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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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

World Health Organization Cautions Against Cash Usage


The World Health Organization (WHO) is advising people to not use paper tender and to use as many cashless options as possible to help contain the spread of the coronavirus, according to reports.

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Iwoca grows lending business with $112M in debt financing

Bank Innovation

Iwoca, a London-based small business lender, announced a debt financing round of 100 million euros ($112 million) last week to fund new loans in Germany.? “We We have seen considerable growth in the [German] market,” said Oliver Schmid, general manager of Iwoca.

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.

The end of cards and cash … just fifteen years late

Chris Skinner

I just received a report from Deloitte about credit and debit cards. It says the future is not so bright: “more payment choices, along with changing consumer preferences, are threatening the long-term viability of the credit card business model.” Damn. I said that fifteen years ago.

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Ex-Amazon exec eyes the e-commerce landscape

Mobile Payments Today

James Thomson knows Amazon, having spent years heading up Amazon Services, and understands the challenges smaller retailers are facing in the e-commerce environment. He explains that while Amazon is the big competitor, it can also be a retailer's big opportunity

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How The Digital World Will Soften The Blow Of The Coronavirus


Sixty-seven years ago this month, Jonas Salk announced that he had successfully tested a vaccine for polio. Many in the U.S. breathed a huge sigh of relief. In 1952, polio was an epidemic that gripped the country, affecting 58,000 people that year, with 3,000 deaths, many of them children.

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BankMobile aims to hook customers with bill pay service

Bank Innovation

BankMobile has partnered with Billshark to add bill pay functions to the company’s mobile banking platform for students, BankMobile Vibe.

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 end of cards and cash … not yet, according to Deutsche Bank Research

Chris Skinner

I just found that Deutsche Bank Research issued three in-depth reports in January looking at the future of payments: Part I: Cash: The Dinosaur Will Survive… For Now Cash will survive. But digital currencies’ potential could re-balance global economic power.

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How convenience stores are embracing omnichannel sales and frictionless payments

Mobile Payments Today

Scott Peterson, VP of U.S. tax policy at Avalara, explains why the technological innovation taking place across the convenience store industry has drastically increased the burden of product management, compliance, and shipping on businesses placing their stake in the omnichannel landscape

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Taking Real-Time Payment Rails To The Tipping Point


Real-time payments are imperative for running successful operations in today’s global ecosystem.

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How Rising Bank hit $150M in deposits in one year

Bank Innovation

The inability to reach someone outside of business hours is a source of friction for some digital bank customers, but Rising Bank wants to set itself apart through one-on-one attention.

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 Finanser’s Week: 24th February 2020 – 1st March 2020

Chris Skinner

The main blog headlines are … “I was the first knowledge worker whose job was threatened by a machine” Really interesting interview with Garry Kasparov in Wired magazine about the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in the future. Garry Kasparov is perhaps the greatest chess player in history.

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2020 ICX Sponsor Preview: Pyramid Computer

Mobile Payments Today

Pyramid Computer specializes in innovation and is looking to the future to stay on the cutting edge of technological advancements

The 5 Essentials to Avoid Banking CRBs


With more and more states approving the sale of cannabis, either marijuana or hemp, the risks involved with banking this industry has remained at the forefront of compliance officers’ minds.

Afterpay taps Marqeta to fuel US growth strategy

Bank Innovation

Marqeta, a card issuing and processing startup, is partnering with installment lender Afterpay to provide payments solutions for merchants in North America. Australia-based Afterpay operates in several countries, including the U.S.,

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.