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For success, neobanks need to know their “why”


If you believe the hype, neobanks are disrupting every corner of the financial services market. The biggest players are signing up tens of millions of customers, with some of them experiencing 150% year-on-year growth in their customer base, according to Accenture research.

Fintech Deals to Watch: Growing in the Digital World


Hot embers continue to glow in the fintech market that GonzoBanker mothership Cornerstone Advisors serves. According to CB Insights, US fintechs raised $14.6B in the most recent quarter. While that’s lower than the prior quarter, it’s up 121% for the year.


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FFIEC BSA Exam Manual Updates: How Do They Affect Your Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Program?


New updates to the FFIEC BSA Exam Manual The December 2022 release is the latest since revisions began in 2020 as the council attempts to clarify and achieve transparency. Would you like other articles like this in your inbox?

Evaluating New Tech Investments – Let the Purpose Define Your Strategy

Strategically Speaking

Investments in financial technology have been increasing for years, but the events of the last 18 months have created a new sense of urgency for community banks and credit unions to fine-tune their digital strategies across the spectrum of various fintech investments.

100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.

Hit or miss? Our Top 10 Banking Trends, reviewed.


Every January since 2018, our annual “Top 10 Banking Trends” report has attempted to cut through the noise and reveal the real forces shaping the industry’s future. We’ll be hard at work putting the finishing touches on our 2022 version over the holidays.

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3 Common Loan Review Weaknesses


Avoiding common loan review obstacles Three common weaknesses within the loan review process can prevent a loan review department from being fully effective. Learn how to strengthen your loan review process. Download Whitepaper .

2 reasons to deploy more ATMs in 2022

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Will ATMs still be worth it in 2022? The short answer is: yes. Read more for the long answer

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Instant payments are the key to unlock innovation


Money is on the move. Transactions that once took days now happen in seconds as new technology kickstarts a real-time payments revolution that is fundamentally changing how people work and live.

Market Commentary: Week of December 6, 2021

SWBC's LenderHub

Last Week. Yet another wild one, last week. The week started with further angst over the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron. While equities rallied Monday after the steep selloff on Black Friday, you could feel that the market was spooked and ready to sell-off. Capital Markets

Digitally Transforming the Engagement Experience for Financial Institutions

Customer experience has become a key differentiator. Learn how to launch your digital transformation by incorporating two customer experience trends into your digital transformation strategy: self-service & personalization.

Best Practices for a Successful BSA/AML Board Training


Best practices for your BSA/AML risk assessment Learn top tips for creating a risk assessment to capture your institution's risk. . Would you like other articles like this in your inbox?

XBRL News about ESG and the USA

Daily Fintech

Here are the three most relevant developments in the world of structured reporting we became aware of in the course of last week.

Are you ready for the Open Finance wave?


For many years, banks have been digitising their existing products and channels to make it easier for customers to do what they do already.

Examining current, future fintech trends

ATM Marketplace

Where is fintech headed in 2022? Read more to find out

The Importance of PCI Compliance and Data Ownership When Issuing Payment Cards

This eBook provides a practical explanation of the different PCI compliance approaches that payment card issuers can adopt, as well as the importance of both protecting user PII and gaining ownership and portability of their sensitive data.

How is Your Institution’s Loan Review Function Organized?


How do other FIs organize their loan review function? Regardless of how the loan review function is organized, it’s paramount that the loan review function is independent. You might also like this whitepaper, Effective Loan Review. DOWNLOAD Now.

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This Week in Fintech ending 10 December

Daily Fintech

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

Crypto CEOs push back against calls for stablecoin crackdown

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Listen: How automation and emerging technologies are changing lending


The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent shut down has led to a significant increase among consumers adopting digital technologies to interact with the world.

Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.

How to Conduct an Exam-Proof BSA/AML Risk Assessment


Best practices for your BSA/AML risk assessment Learn top tips for creating a risk assessment to capture your institution's risk. . Would you like other articles like this in your inbox? Takeaway 1 Documentation is one of the most critical aspects of performing a risk assessment.

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Alt Lending Week Ending 10th December 2021

Daily Fintech

EU care more about its Euro project than financial stability Although this piece relates mainly to the ongoing EU attempts to pull financial services business out of London particularly clearing services it does make some rather stark observations about what is going on in the Eurozone and why we should all be more than […].

Agility ‘critical’ to remaining profitable, Syntellis report finds

Banking Exchange

84% of financial institutions need to act to leverage data The Economy Technology Financial Trends Feature Feature3 Fintech Bank Performance Big Data. 1Technology

Is Your Health Insurance Plan Omicron-Ready?


With the rise in cases of Omicron – the new COVID-19 variant, the visible strain on the healthcare system and your financial planning is indeed a possibility and the implications, simply put, are many. Therefore, be on guard and eliminate any possible cause for concern.

Make Payment Optimization a Part of Your Core Payment Strategy

Everything you need to know about payment optimization – an easy-to-integrate, PCI-compliant solution that enables companies to take control of their PSPs, minimize processing costs, maximize approval rates, and keep control over their payments data.

The Benefits of Building a Strong Sales Culture at Your Institution

SWBC's LenderHub

Economists are predicting loan activity to rise at a more modest pace in 2022 than we’ve seen in 2021. Blake Hastings, my colleague and former senior leader at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, expects financial institutions to see the following lending patterns next year: Marketing & Sales

Bitcoin in El Salvador Part 1 First the Rest then the West

Daily Fintech

El Salvador is getting a lot of attention for a little known country whose GDP in 2020 was only $24.64 bn (0.02% of the world economy).

CFPB Criticizes Smaller Banks for ‘Dependency’ on Overdraft Fees

Banking Exchange

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Security, GRC and Audits: Avoiding the Findings

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Audits and regulatory examinations are inevitable in the financial industry.

LinkedIn + ZoomInfo Recruiter: Better Data for Better Candidates

Check out our latest ebook for a guide to the in-depth, wide-ranging candidate and company data offered by ZoomInfo Recruiter — and make your next round of candidate searches faster, more efficient, and ultimately more successful.