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Marketplace Lending – Finding the Perfect Partner

Strategically Speaking

The secondary market for buying and selling loans was formed in the late 1800s as the mortgage market in the United States grew following the passing of the National Bank Act in 1864.

Considerations for an effective cloud strategy


Today, virtually every organisation is on a journey to cloud. But what’s the best way to map out and navigate that journey? And what opportunities and pitfalls should leaders watch out for along the way?

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Media in the media

Matt Wilcox Pro

Not even George Orwell foresaw a time when the topic commanding a large share of media attention would be … the media. No, not the old-style broadcast and print media. Dominating the headlines these days are media the likes of Facebook, TikTok, WeChat, and, just to round things out, Netflix.

Stem: A fintech solution helping the music industry prosper

Mobile Payments Today

The music industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus. Concerts and tours are cancelled leaving those in the industry, from the novice to the veteran, scrambling for revenue.

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.

Oracle, SWIFT Add Fast Cross-Border Payments For SMBs


Oracle Banking Payments announced Wednesday (Oct. 7) that it is supporting SWIFT ’s latest service to speed effortless global cross-border payments for small- and medium-sized business (SMBs) and consumer markets. “We

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SBA Now Processing PPP Forgiveness Decisions, Payments


Key Takeaways The SBA is now processing PPP loan forgiveness decisions and related payments. It remains to be seen whether Congress will be able to extend or add to the PPP or alter forgiveness processes. SBA has also released new guidance on borrowers selling or trying to sell their businesses. SBA processing forgiveness decisions, payments. The Small Business Administration (SBA) is now processing some Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness decisions and related payments.

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Thick file customers vs thin file: AI helps level the playing field

Mobile Payments Today

For the unbanked, being able to establish credit is almost unattainable. The unfortunate scenario is many of those classified as a bad risk could realistically be one of the most credit worthy customers.

Fed, Central Banks Frame Criteria For Digital Currency


The Federal Reserve is collaborating with seven central banks and the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) to hammer out a framework for digital currency. .

Middle market banks’ top three cloud myths


Lately it seems like every conversation I have with middle market banks turns into a discussion about cloud. Leaders are increasingly worried about being left behind, and rightfully so. The hype is real. This market’s interest in cloud stems from what’s happening across banking.

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!

5 Things You Are Going To Have To Do With Your Branches In 2021 and Beyond

Banker to Banker

The combination of the COVID-19 pandemic and the interest rate environment drives every bank to rethink their branch delivery. In a world with six percent net interest margins, banks can have all the branches they want.


How financial institutions, credit unions can improve operations, customer experiences

Mobile Payments Today

The coronavirus forced financial institutions to search out new ways to engage with customers

Pandemic Has Consumers Embracing QR Codes And Contactless Payments


While the global pandemic has taken a toll on almost every business, consumer demand for all things touchless is surging — and has even been a driver of growth for QR codes.

A how-to guide for monetizing Open Banking and CDR data


In our last post, we shared the two emerging business models that are powered by Open Banking application programming interfaces (APIs) and open data—banking as a platform and banking as a service.

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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.

Current Commercial Loan Pricing, Opportunities, and Risks For Banks

Banker to Banker

The Covid-19 pandemic has decimated the US economy, and the recovery may take longer than initially suspected. However, currently, community banks have an opportunity to identify and win or retain longer-term, credit-worthy relationships at better credit spreads.

Venmo launches card with QR and NFC—both in the plastic

Payments Source

Coronavirus galvanized the use of NFC payments and QR codes, and PayPal wants to harness both trends for Venmo’s first credit card. NFC PayPal Venmo Synchrony P-to-P payments Credit cards Mobile wallets

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Report: US House Could Break Up Big Tech firms


The long-anticipated antitrust report from the U.S. House of Representatives on giant tech companies considers a call to break up the companies, according to a draft of the study.

Digital Maturity + COVID-19 Resilience = Strategy


This series of blogs looks at the future of banking in Growth Markets in a post-COVID-19 world. My first blog introduced the Digital Maturity Index (DMI), and concluded that digitally mature banks are best-positioned for a post-pandemic world.

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.

Alt Finance Week ended 9th October 2020

Daily Fintech

Here are the 3 stories that mattered this week: 1. Crowd Cube and Seeders to merge Some weeks ago I mentioned wrote that the whole Alt lending market was ripe for consolidation and while Crowdcube and Seeders are in the equity space the sentiment is exactly the same.

Full PCI compliance dips while security threats mount

Payments Source

It's a perplexing problem for those developing and instituting Payment Card Industry data security standards: Even as threats rise, the number of organizations that fully comply continues to drop. PCI PCI DSS Data security Payment processing

Robinhood Reports Potential Hacking Incident


Online brokerage Robinhood , which offers a suite of tools aimed at making investing easy and comparatively cheap for the uninitiated, said on Friday (Oct. 9) that hackers may have gained information about customers' personal email accounts, Reuters reported.

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How to secure finance on the front line


Financial institutions are widely considered to have a stronghold on elite cybersecurity skills and technologies of any industry—and for good reason.

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.

Mobility Giants Gear Up To Enter Insurance Fast Lane

Daily Fintech

In April 2019, Ford Motors created a new division representing multiple lines, including micro-mobility, non-emergency medical transport and city solutions.

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Google tries to turn YouTube into a major shopping destination

Payments Source

Every toy, gadget and good you see on YouTube could soon be for sale online -- not on Amazon, but right on YouTube itself. Google E-Commerce

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Burger King, Steak-umm And Next-Level Social Media Marketing


Brands have flocked to social media in an attempt to meet their consumers where they are and display a different side of themselves. Social media can be a terrific place to build bonds with one’s customers and show off a clever, avant-garde sense of humor – if a brand is good at it.

Throwback | Our Day Of ‘Wise Selfishness’ – A Visit To The Wildlife Rescue And Rehabilitation Centre, Bangalore


“It is important that when pursuing our own self-interest we should be ‘wise selfish’ and not ‘foolish selfish’. Being foolish selfish means pursuing our own interests in a narrow, short-sighted way.

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.