Sat.Dec 21, 2019 - Fri.Dec 27, 2019

Bank of the West to launch account for eco-friendly customers

Bank Innovation

Bank of the West is currying favor among customers who care about environmental sustainability. The bank, which is a U.S. subsidiary of BNP Paribas, is launching a new checking account in early 2020 called 1% for the Planet that will show customers the carbon footprint of their purchases.

The Finanser’s Week: 16th December – 22nd December 2019

Chris Skinner

The main blog headlines are … Have Yourself a Merry FinTech Christmas So it’s the holiday season and time for some time off. I’m back on January 6th 2020.

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Lessons from the 2019 holiday shopping season

Mobile Payments Today

The 2019 holiday shopping season proved to be a record setting season for e-commerce, and demonstrated the changing patterns in global commerce that will impact retail and payments for the future

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12 Ways Consumers Will Pay (And Be Paid) In 2020


Past is prologue. For the annual holiday exercise at PYMNTS (describing the 12 main or most exciting ways to pay in 2019), it is clear that what has happened this year will have big implications for the new decade.

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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!

Marqeta to focus on growing product suite in 2020

Bank Innovation

If 2019 was the year of the challenger bank, 2020 will be the year payments companies move closer to bank territory.

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Top 10 most read news stories of 2019 in mobile payments

Mobile Payments Today

The year 2019 proved to be a tumultuous year in the world of mobile payment. We take a look back at the ten most read mobile payments stories of the year

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Central Bank Of Bahamas To Introduce Digital Currency


The Central Bank of the Bahamas is planning to start a rollout of its new digital currency on Friday (Dec. 27) in Exuma. Called Project Sand Dollar, the name of the currency will also be the sand dollar, according to a press release.

Big tech Is coming for banking: Experts predict fintech’s 2020

Bank Innovation

Financial technology startups will enter the next decade with a little more street cred than the last time around. Nearly 60 upstarts focusing on financial services — from Stripe Inc. to Chime Inc. to Plaid Inc.

Five Crypto Predictions for 2020

Daily Fintech

Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house.

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.

How Open Banking payments may undercut mainstream options for small shops

Payments Source

With the cost of processing business transactions remaining stubbornly high, a number of U.K. fintechs are working to facilitate Open Banking payments, a method which could soon enable consumers and businesses to make faster payments at a lower cost. Real-time payments U.K.

Super Saturday Pulls In Record-Breaking $34.4B In Retail Sales


Exceeding forecasts , Dec. 21, the last Saturday shopping day before Christmas 2019, has been confirmed as the single biggest retail sales day in U.S. History. According to retail research firm Customer Growth Partners, consumers on Super Saturday spent a total of $34.4

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As ‘super apps’ gain ground, banks navigate user experience hurdles

Bank Innovation

With the rise of Alipay and WeChat in Asia, and the growth of e-commerce and banking capabilities within platforms like Uber and Grab, banks and bank-type platforms are following suit by adding new functions.

Big news: This year's most-read blog posts

ATM Marketplace

Now that the year is winding to a close, we can look back and see what stories got the most attention. Contactless cards, ATM security, Win10 and bitcoin ATMs were among some of the more popular topics

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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.

FTC sues FleetCor and its CEO, alleging deceptive fee practices

Payments Source

The Federal Trade Commission has filed a lawsuit against FleetCor Technologies and its CEO Ronald Clarke, alleging they used deceptive practices that defrauded its business customers of hundreds of millions of dollars in fees and false claims about fuel savings. Compliance Fleet cards Fleetcor FTC

Visa Partners With TD To Power US, Canada Money Transfers 


Visa is teaming up with TD Bank to introduce a new solution to ease money transfers between Canadian and U.S. accounts, Visa announced Monday (Dec. 23). .

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‘If we can’t automate it, we don’t build it’: Wealthfront’s Andy Rachleff on ‘self-driving money’

Bank Innovation

In 2019, a chorus of digital investment platforms branched out into checking and savings accounts. Throughout the year, Wealthfront continued on its trajectory of becoming a central hub for all of its customers’ financial needs.

IBM Business Automation Content Analyzer

Perficient Financial Servies

IBM’s Business Automation Content Analyzer, which is available as SaaS in IBM’s cloud, can now be deployed on prem, or in your preferred cloud provider. Instructions to DIY can be found here. Or call Perficient, and we’ll help you plan and deploy it.


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.

Morning Brief 12.26.19: Twitter Android flaw put phone numbers at risk

Payments Source

NFC implants; an extended ACH window; and other information you need to start your day, from PaymentsSource and around the web


JPMC Co-CEO Sees Big Tech As ‘Real Competitors’ In 2020


Daniel Pinto, the co-president and chief operating officer of JPMorgan Chase , told CNBC in an interview that 2020 will likely see sturdy economic growth of about 1.5 percent or 1.8 percent in the United States. That, he said, signaled an economy that is strong on consumer spending.

Through travel and e-commerce perks, N26 is pitching itself as a lifestyle brand

Bank Innovation

N26 is building out its perks ecosystem, adding partnerships with new brands at a rapid clip. This month, the company partnered with scooter rental company Lime and online travel platform to offer added rewards to customers who transact using their N26 debit cards. “We’re

TBT: Digital customers shouldn’t have to navigate an obstacle course

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Originally posted December 17, 2014 Last week, a friend of mine, also in marketing, posted this after fighting his way to live chat on Adobe’s website: “Adobe live chat is immensely helpful—once you get there. First you must prove your worthiness.

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.”

Morning Brief 12.24.19: Plenty of Fish data privacy questioned

Payments Source

Wearable payments in Brazil; Google improves facial biometrics; and other information you need to start your day, from PaymentsSource and around the web

Italian Gov’t To Pay Consumers To Ditch Cash For Digital Payments


Italy, which has one of the lowest rates of credit card use in Europe, may start to see that change soon as the government will give bonuses to those who use electronic payment services over cash.

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Digital Transformation Increases Success, But There’s Still Work to Do

Perficient Financial Servies

My last blog outlines how banks are implementing digital transformation strategies. In the final blog of this series, I examine how digital transformation increases success but also highlights where work needs to be done.

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Personal Finance: Lessons For Young Adults


As a parent, how do you teach your kids an important life skill – financial literacy? We’ve got some tips for you. Our nation is home to almost 17.5%

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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.