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How financial institutions are embracing blockchain

Mobile Payments Today

What's holding the blockchain back? What can make it more secure? Panelists at Financial Services Data Security Summit, sponsored by Thales and Networld Media Group, shared thoughts on these issues

Risk management in the cloud: A strategic imperative

Insights on Business

For financial institutions, the benefits of moving away from legacy in-house systems to the cloud are obvious. A cloud environment offers financial institutions greater speed and agility than their current environments.

mPOS At 37,000 Feet


With the global mobile point of sale (mPOS) market projected to experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.8 percent from 2017 to 2026, many solution providers are looking to use partnerships as a boost to snag a bigger share of the growing market.

The 3 Challenges Any Effort Must Overcome

Credit Union Geek

This post began as I considered technologies emerging within the financial space. From chatbots to mobile app improvements, I don’t have to explain all the emerging…stuff.

Rebeca Romero Rainey: A community banking resolution

Independent Banker

. “We look forward to serving you and your community bank in the year ahead.”. Happy New Year, community bankers! I hope you all enjoyed the holidays and are ready to start 2019 off right with all that ICBA has to offer.

Top 10 most read mobile payments articles of 2018

Mobile Payments Today

As we close out the year 2018, we present a look back at the most read articles and contributor pieces related to the mobile payments industry

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2018 Data Breaches: The List No One Wanted To Make


So far this year (and there’s still one more day), Verizon reported that there have been 2,216 confirmed data breaches across 65 countries. Even more disturbing, perhaps, is that 68 percent of those breaches took months for the breached companies to discover.

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How Smart Cities Will Vacuum Up Data — And Attempt To Protect It

CB Insights

Cities are undergoing a digital transformation. As technologies emerge to make these urban spaces more connected, a lot of data is being generated. But the data collected is most useful if all of its sources — from traffic lights to parking meters — work together.

How will the Payments Landscape Evolve in 2019? | mobile | digital wallets | cashless | contactless | cryptocurrencies | wearables | IoT

Mobile Payments Today

The variety of payment methods is expanding dramatically, fueled by significant consumer adoption on a global level. Download this infographic from TNS to gain vital insights into key developments which could shape the payments industry in 2019

In 2019, Mobilize The Commercial Card: JPMorgan


While commercial card innovation certainly accelerated in 2018, progress can always continue. One area of development that J.P. Morgan Managing Director and Head of Commercial Card Product Management Naney Pandit says should be a focus this year is in mobilizing the corporate card.

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5 Fintech Companies to Watch in 2019

Bank Innovation

Acquisitions, partnerships and the roll-out of various new products and services made 2018 a very active year in banking and fintech. But was it all just setting the scene for an even busier 2019?

3 Data Points That Suggest The IPO Market May Never Come Back

CB Insights

The number of IPOs over time is often cited in reference to the health of the tech market. The conventional thinking is that more IPOs correlates with health. So we regularly look at lofty IPO numbers from 1999-2000 and say, “Look — there are less now. This is bad.”.

Getting Ready for the 2019 Deposit Slugfest


“Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.” Groucho Marx. Denizens of the Gonzo world, there isn’t much that is getting talked about more in the planning sessions we attend than the challenges around growing deposits.

2019: Big Payment, Commerce And Tech IPOs Loom On The Horizon


Tech companies are taking more time to reach their initial public offerings, with the median gap between their early financing and their IPOs hitting 10.1 years in 2017, up from 6.9 years in 2013, according to a recent estimate.

BBVA Announces That Half of Its Customers Use Digital Channels for Transacting

Bank Innovation

Half of Spanish Bank BBVA's customers transact through digital channels, the bank tweeted today.

Mastercard, DPO Group team up for pan-African merchant payments

The Paypers

(The Paypers) Mastercard and DPO Group , a Kenya-based payment service provider, have collaborated to help over 40,000 African merchants to accept Mastercard payments

Fintech partnerships necessary for legacy bank survival

Bobs Guide

Partnerships with fintechs is necessary to create the “best of both worlds” approach - which customers will demand in 2019, according to Currencycloud’s CMO and head of product, Todd Latham. “Customers expect a broad range of services from their bank, and they trust them

Corporates Step Up To Welcome AI, Blockchain


In a recent report published by Protiviti and North Carolina State University, analysts found just how important technology and innovation are becoming for corporate executives.

3 Banking and Fintech Trends to Watch in 2019

Bank Innovation

It's the beginning of a new year, and naturally new trends will take shape. The seed for some trends like voice banking and contactless payments were already planted last year, while others such like core overhauls went relatively untouched last year.

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A Simple Guide To Medicare Advantage And Why It’s Taking Off Now

CB Insights

What do Medicare Advantage and Santa have in common? They both peak in popularity in the fourth quarter of each year. News mentions of Medicare Advantage tend to spike during the open enrollment period in the fourth quarter of each year.

KBank looks to startup tech to support the digital bank

The Paypers

(The Paypers) Digital bank KBANK China has announced it plans to inject THB 8 billion (~USD 250 mln) in Chinese startups within the next five years

PayPal India Sees Revenue Jump 12x


PayPal has reported a more than twelvefold boost in revenue at its Indian payments subsidiary. According to The Economic Times , revenue reached Rs 260 crore in 2018 from Rs 21 crore the previous year.

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The Impact of Technology on Banking: Revolution or Evolution?

Bank Innovation

For quite a long time, traditional brick and mortar banks only had to worry about making money and being profitable. All that is changing due to emerging technologies. The banking industry is facing many unprecedented challenges due to the rise of financial technology companies.

How will the Payments Landscape Evolve in 2019? | mobile | digital wallets | cashless | contactless | cryptocurrencies | wearables | IoT

ATM Marketplace

The variety of payment methods is expanding dramatically, fueled by significant consumer adoption on a global level. Download this infographic from TNS to gain vital insights into key developments which could shape the payments industry in 2019

Ecommerce FDI norms should be applied for domestic online players, CAIT proposes

The Paypers

(The Paypers) The foreign direct investment (FDI) norms related to ecommerce companies should be implemented on domestic online players also, CAIT has proposed

AI Can’t Be Bottled Up — But Will The US Give It A Try?


New technologies face numerous tests that go beyond whether they work. Will consumers use them for daily or near-daily tasks? Are there pragmatic business models associated with them? How will they scale? And how will regulators and lawmakers respond?

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Cryptocurrency Exchange Bakkt Raises $182.5 Million Ahead of Delayed Launch

Bank Innovation

Bakkt, a cryptocurrency startup led by Intercontinental Exchange, scored $182.5 million to build out its futures trading platform for cryptocurrencies ahead of an anticipated, albeit delayed, launch in 2019.

If These 4 Tech Companies Go Public In 2019, It’ll Be A Blockbuster Year For IPOs

CB Insights

The companies favored to go public next year include Uber, Airbnb, Pinterest, and Slack. GET THE 38-PAGE 2019 TECH IPO PIPELINE REPORT. Download the free report to go deep on 286 of tech’s highest-value private companies.

How financial institutions can build trust with digital signage

ATM Marketplace

Consumers are most likely to trust a financial institution that provides them with reliable information and services in a timely fashion; digital signage can help an FI do exactly that


What Australia Can Teach The World About Real-Time Payments


On the face of it, the lure of real-time payments might seem like an inevitability. The concept is gaining traction and deployment across any number of avenues and several countries. In a recent example, in the U.S.,

The State of Cryptocurrency in 2019

Bank Innovation

It was a tough year for cryptocurrencies. Over the past 12 months, Bitcoin – the most popular cryptocurrency – lost more than 70% of its market capitalization and Ethereum lost more than 80% of its value, according to digital currency exchange Coinbase.

Cheering women Fintech entrepreneurs

Daily Fintech

Happy New Year! I am starting with a collage post that is a reminder of the importance of diversity and inclusiveness of women in tech and Fintech. Lets all take note and applaud the 30 women in the Fintech playlists that I compiled in the 1st quarter of 2018.

Warehouse Automation Is The New Battleground For Retailers

CB Insights

In late 2018, Japan-based retailer Uniqlo announced it cut 90% of the workforce at one of its warehouses in Tokyo. Uniqlo partnered with automated systems developer Daifuku to outfit an existing warehouse with robotic technology. Instead of humans, robots now handle the inspection and sorting of clothing at the warehouse. Beyond reducing staff, the warehouse can now operate 24 hours a day. Want the full expert post? Become a CB Insights customer. If you’re already a customer, login here.

2019: The Year Of Instant Payments


Here’s a 2019 prediction that we guarantee will come true: There will be no human being or business adamantly hoping to be paid slower in 2019 than they were in 2018. We also guarantee that this prediction will hold, regardless of who one is talking about or the use case to which it pertains.

5 Companies that Made Fintech Noise in 2018

Bank Innovation

Bank Innovation’s five picks for companies that made noise in fintech this year may not include any banks, but it does include a company owned by a collection of them.

Blockchain Weekly Front Page: Bitcoin: A Year in Review… 2019 will be decisive for Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies

Daily Fintech

Last week our theme was “Coinbase IPO… waiting for the bull” Our theme for this week is “Bitcoin: A Year in Review… 2019 will be decisive for Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies “ To say that we’re in the midst of change and uncertainty is an understatement.

Connected Cars, Telematics and Connectivity-as-a-Service ?: What’s the Future?


Vehicle-to-Cloud – yes, it is a thing! And it is making automotive insurance providers and telecoms thrive together to support telematics “Self-driving cars are the natural extension of active safety and obviously something we should do,” this is a popular quote by Elon Musk. But wait, even more popularly discussed. The post Connected Cars, Telematics and Connectivity-as-a-Service ?: What’s the Future? appeared first on Dataconomy.