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A future look back at how COVID-19 changed the payments space

Mobile Payments Today

PPRO takes a future view of how COVID-19 may permanently change the payments landscape

Main Street Lending Program Broadened to Attract More Lenders, Borrowers


Key Takeaways The soon-to-begin Main Street Lending Program (MSLP) aims to fulfill a need for mid-sized businesses to access relief funds amid the coronavirus pandemic. The MSLP was introduced in April, but the scope of the program has changed several times to increase participation.

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FBI Issues Warning To Bank Mobile App Users?


As the use of mobile banking apps surges due to the limited access to banks amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the FBI is warning users to beware of cyber attacks.

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FinTech can’t tackle financial services without tackling its diversity problem

Chris Skinner

I blog about so many things. Sure, most of the time it’s FinTech, banking and technology. Sure, most of the time it’s about the future, the outlook, the ideas.

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!

Starbucks accelerates shift to mobile

Mobile Payments Today

Over the next 18 months, Starbucks will increase convenience-led formats in company-operated locations with drive-thru and curbside pickup options, as well as its Pickup locations, according to a filing with federal regulators

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UN Blockchain Expert Says Digital Cash Could Replace Bank Accounts


United Nations global blockchain expert Massimo Buonomo has foreseen a future where digital currencies could replace low-interest bank accounts, Coindesk reports.

Things worth reading: 8th June 2020

Chris Skinner


Open Banking—where partnerships are required


In my previous posts in this series, I talked about the importance of getting technology, security, operating models and governance right when navigating the Open Banking journey. An equally crucial factor is the activation of the ecosystem.

Benefits of Leveraging Technology for Document Preparation


Banks and credit unions closed their lobbies and branches amid shelter-in-place orders in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Financial institutions that had already made the shift towards digital offerings found themselves with a distinct advantage to serve their customers and members.

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.

Experts Tell Congress It?s Time To Create A ?Digital Dollar?


Trillions of dollars in federal COVID-19 stimulus payments are being disbursed through paper checks, prepaid debit cards and direct deposit

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FinTech needs more men!

Chris Skinner

I was recently asked to respond to the idea that men are not supporting diversity enough. It was for a blog update by Darren Franks on his website Of course, I said yes. Here’s the result … FinTech needs more men!

Should Last Week?s Job Report Change Banks? Outlook For Lending?

Banker to Banker

Last Friday’s economic data indicated that U.S. nonfarm payrolls rose by 2.5 million in May, compared with expectations for a decline of 7.5 million. In April, nonfarm payroll fell by 20.7 million in the largest single-month drop in records dating back to 1939

Q1 2020: US credit card issuer snapshot


Key themes In Q1 2020, the impacts of COVID-19 on issuer earnings were still relatively mild in terms of portfolio growth and losses. However, charge-off reserves spiked due to expected future losses, which caused negative returns for most issuers.

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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.

TikTok?s Data Privacy Policies Draw Eyes Of EU Authorities


TikTok , the popular Chinese short-form mobile video app, is facing more scrutiny over its privacy policies, Bloomberg reported.

The Finanser’s Week: 1st June 2020 – 7th June 2020

Chris Skinner

The main blog headlines are … No one changes behaviour … unless forced to I see lots of surveys and research about the use of technology in finance. Things like 47 percent of consumers are interested in biometric payments or 80 percent of consumers would use mobile payments.

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Account takeover fraud growth signals wider need for biometrics

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Identity fraud holds no prisoners when it comes to payments. If a fraudster gets hold of a consumer's credentials, everything from mobile wallets, to a checking account, savings account or P2P account is in jeopardy of takeover.

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Ten highlights from Mainnet2020 by Messari

Daily Fintech

I had the pleasure to attend some sessions from the Mainnet 2020 event last week. Ryan Selkis `s guitar playing as an alternative signal to wrap up the talk or the panel, was one of my favorites. Efi Pylarinou is the founder of Efi Pylarinou Adv is ory and a Fintech /Blockchain influencer – No.3

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.

Sensory CEO: Voice Technology Is About To Make Itself Heard


To say that voice technology is having its moment in the global pandemic’s aftermath isn’t quite accurate. The sector has actually been having its moment for much of the past decade in terms of adoption among consumers and exponentially growing interest among companies that want to connect with them.

Things worth reading: 10th June 2020

Chris Skinner


Should Last Week’s Jobs Report Change Banks’ Outlook For Lending?

Banker to Banker

Last Friday’s economic data indicated that U.S. nonfarm payrolls rose by 2.5 million in May, compared with expectations for a decline of 7.5 million. In April, nonfarm payroll fell by 20.7 million in the largest single-month drop in records dating back to 1939.

Fintech collaborations focus on fixing pandemic-struck supply chains

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The coronavirus dealt a double blow to procurement, cutting off both goods and money. Banks and e-commerce firms are relying on partnerships to tweak payment tools to rescue the market. Fintech Online payments Digital payments B-to-B payments Alibaba Coronavirus

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.”

Redfin On The US Housing Market?s Great Snapback (For Now)


For housing, the great snapback? As stock markets whipsaw (the Dow was off more 6 percent on Thursday), as the Federal Reserve sees mid-single-digit economic contractions and unemployment remains at double-digit percentages, the homebuying market has decided to shake it all off.

Things worth reading: 11th June 2020

Chris Skinner

Things we’re reading today include … ECB prepares ‘bad bank’ plan for wave of coronavirus toxic debt The Looming Bank Collapse Goldman Sachs employees to start returning to U.S.

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Tokenizing Everything, even People. Are you ready?

Daily Fintech

We are a the dawn of a new age, with tokens. From art to buildings, to the way we invest in assets, tokenization is changing everything. The new “token economy” promises to change how we create and distribute value.

Earned wage access: A coronavirus fad or a turning point for payroll?

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The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic could lead to the ongoing expansion of workers’ access to early, or earned wages (EWA) through advances and instant payouts, including to new types of users. Payroll payments Fintech Coronavirus Network rules Visa

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.