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2 Reasons Cashless May Be a Bit Overblown

ATM Marketplace

If you look up "cashless" on Google, you will inevitably find articles that argue the future is cashless and cash is old news. But…that isn't entirely true

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What Are Microservices? How Do They Increase Efficiency?

Fico Collections

In this series on the must-have components of a financial platform, I have explored the data-related capabilities. Data is the fuel of the financial platforms, how it’s processed and made ready for use is where the banks start to see the value of the data.

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Emerging Growth In eCommerce

PYMNTS

Direct-to-consumer (D2C) artisan home décor brand The Citizenry has landed an investment after a year of rapid growth powered by the red-hot nesting trend.

Justice for Victims of Human Trafficking – One Transaction at a Time

Abrigo

Identify Human Trafficking via Transactions Banking professionals run across many types of transactions pointing to human trafficking. Here are tips to spot them from Love Never Fails Founder Vanessa Russell. You might also like this webinar: "Human Trafficking - Close to Home" WATCH .

Payment Optimization & PCI Solutions: Combining Offense and Defense With a Single Provider

Speaker: P. Andrew Sjogren, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Very Good Security and Matt Doka, Co-Founder and CTO of Fivestars

In this webinar, our esteemed panelists will discuss using Zero Data as the defense and payment optimization as the offense. A startup will have a well-rounded security approach that enables them to get to market sooner, grow their business faster, and minimize costs for both security and compliance.

How the cloud can transform people practices in banking

Accenture

The power of the cloud is not new for banks. But we are rapidly approaching a tipping point in the industry’s adoption of the cloud, spurred partly by the digital acceleration caused by the pandemic. Nearly every bank has adopted the cloud in some form, or are planning to get there soon.

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New Ukraine Legislation Lists CBDC As Cash Equivalent

PYMNTS

New legislation passed by the Ukrainian parliament addressed central bank digital currency (CBDC) and determined that it was functionally equal to cash or other payment tools, Coindesk reported on Thursday (July 1).

Covid-19 briefing: working from home and worker productivity

BankUnderground

John Lewis, Andrea Šiško and Misa Tanaka. The Covid pandemic has led to a large enforced shift towards working from home (WFH) as a result of ‘stay-at-home’ policies in many countries.

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How banks can build resilience against ransomware attacks now

Accenture

I’ve asked Michael Monday to co-author this blog post on ransomware. He specializes in cybersecurity in financial services as Accenture Security’s North America Banking Lead.

Happy 7th Birthday Daily Fintech

Daily Fintech

7th Birthday is a big deal for a startup, because the data says it takes 7-10 years for startups to build real value.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

46 C-Suite Executives On The Irreversible Rise Of Digital Transformation

PYMNTS

“Gradually, then suddenly.” So goes Ernest Hemingway’s famous line from “The Sun Also Rises , ” in which a main character responds to an inquiry as to how it was that he had gone bankrupt.

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Rebeca Romero Rainey: Starting a new chapter

Independent Banker

Photo by Robert Severi. While we can’t predict what the future holds, we can continue to shape the narrative with our customers and potential customers. Recently at the dinner table, my family had a fascinating conversation about the merits of short stories versus novels.

Cloud empowerment: Enabling growth in the new

Accenture

At the beginning of 2020, the mindset around cloud adoption in banking and capital markets was in a very different. Much of the industry had settled into a steady but slow migration path to the cloud that was often cautious and incremental.

Alt lending week ended 2nd July 2021

Daily Fintech

The trouble with Newcomers The Daily Telegraph’s City Correspondent , Ben Marlow cites the not untypical tale of Digital newcomer Revolut in his column of 22nd. June 2021. The interesting thing is that the same story seems to repeat itself across the whole of the digital banking sector.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

Nordic Banks Strike Deal To Merge Three Mobile Payments Apps

PYMNTS

Denmark-based Danske Bank , which operates MobilePay, has reached an agreement with OP Financial Group in Finland, which owns Pivo, and the Norwegian banks behind Vipps to merge their mobile payment services to become one of the biggest bank-owned mobile payment providers in Europe.

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AI Chatbots Face Resistance from Gen X, Baby Boomers

Banking Exchange

Older savers are more likely to shun interaction with AI chatbots compared to younger counterparts Technology Retail Banking Feature3 Feature Financial Trends People Fintech. 1Technology

Ballard Spahr partner, Phil Yannella, authors book on data breach and privacy litigation

CFPB Monitor

Phil Yannella, Ballard Spahr litigation partner and Practice Leader of Ballard’s Privacy & Data Security Group, recently authored a treatise on data breach and privacy litigation.

As European Insurtech Surges, Learnings from a Maturing First Wave

Daily Fintech

In the first half of 2021, European insurtech start-ups surpassed the 2020 total capital invested by more than a billion dollars, nearing $1.9 billion at end of May.

4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

Coinbase’s New Stablecoin Account Could Yield 50x More Than Traditional Savings Accounts

PYMNTS

DeFi, maybe – but in some respects, it looks a lot like traditional finance.

Job Circular: Recruitment at IFIC Bank Ltd. for the post of Transaction Service Officer

FluentBanking

IFIC is the country's 1st public-private partnership bank. The bank is a unique embodiment of reality, stability, and the highest level of professionalism in the financial sector.

Let’s Get Away. Why Hospitality Sector Loans May be Worth Revisiting in 2021

Strategically Speaking

It might take you a second to remember what life was like prior to COVID-19. Travel was booming , people were vacationing around the world, and the hospitality sector was flourishing. In 2019 alone, direct spending by resident and domestic travelers in the United States was around $3.1

This Week in Fintech ending 2 July 2021

Daily Fintech

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

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.

Amazon India’s Pay Later Hits 2 Million Sign-Ups

PYMNTS

Amazon Pay Later in India has 2 million customers since the service launched last year, with over 10 million transactions that have a near 100 percent payment success rate.

Fed Official Casts Doubt on Digital Dollar

Banking Exchange

Randal Quarles “skeptical” of the proposed benefits of a Federal Reserve-backed digital currency Risk Management Technology Payments Feature3 Feature Bitcoin Cryptocurrency Blockchain. 1Risk Management

4 Ways Leaders Can Improve Talent Management in Financial Services

Strategically Speaking

Talent management is one of the most important elements in driving a healthy financial services industry.

How China lost its way to trade and tech dominance

Daily Fintech

Bitcoin has been taking the hits. It started in May when Elon Musk announce that Tesla would not accept bitcoin anymore, because of its environmental impact, followed by China which broadened its crackdown on Chinese mining farms.

4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Fact: Good data lives at the core of every successful B2B demand generation strategy. Without quality data, it’s nearly impossible to identify and segment your target audience and create messaging that speaks to their values and interests. Whether you’re stepping into a new position or you’re new to demand generation, learning the tricks of the trade can be, well, tricky. In this eBook, you’ll discover how to improve your demand generation program—and your bottom line.