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Lending in 2021 – Find Your Why

Strategically Speaking

As we look back upon 2020 it’s easy to feel as though we’ve stepped into an alternate universe. Who might have guessed, heading into the year that a health crisis would emerge and reverberate through the economic and social fabric of our world?

The Organic Evolution of Global Delivery


In the pre-pandemic era, some of the stigmas of a global delivery model for projects included fears that getting a hold of your team on-demand is necessary to get work moving faster, spending time together physically to understand and communicate better is key with a culturally diverse group; you get what you pay for, and so on.


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CBDC and Technology: Enabling Blockchain to Drive Change


Central bank digital currency (CBDC) represents a potential digital sea change in the daily function of finance. The key innovation is the adoption of a value-based, or token-based, approach to money.

A new administration spotlights cross-border payments

Mobile Payments Today

Matt Montes is U.S. general manager at Paysend and has nearly 30 years of financial services experiences, most recently serving as president of Catalina Card Services. He founded and led AccountNow, the first online D2C prepaid debit card company in the U.S.,

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.

Jumio Sees Vaccine Passports Intersecting With Digital ID


For the travel industry, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Vaccines against COVID-19 are (slowly) being rolled out.

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Instant Payments: Changing the Middle East payments landscape


This thought leadership piece looks at Instant Payments in the Middle East – how this innovative trend being implemented in the region and elsewhere is changing the payments landscape, and what banks should do to fully leverage its value.

Contactless Payment: The future of public transportation

Mobile Payments Today

When it comes to moving forward, what type of payment structure can customers count on from public transportation? Jed Danbury, vice president at Computop, a global payment service provider, shares his thoughts on how customers can benefit on transit

How Mexico’s Central Bank Plans To Move Payments To Digital


In Mexico, the pandemic is moving the needle toward digital payments — specifically mobile payments — to become more widely embraced by businesses and consumers alike. Slowly.

6 ways 2020 was a bad year for credit cards

Payments Source

The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 saw some businesses become big winners — such as Zoom, Home Depot and payments companies like PayPal — while other businesses suffered heavily, most notably the travel and hospitality industries.

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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!

This Week in Fintech ending 8 January 2021

Daily Fintech

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

Why digital laggards finally became part of the digital payment landscape

Mobile Payments Today

Bethany Ewing, customer marketing, mobile payments lead, Deloitte Digital and Peter Pearce, senior manager of financial services strategy for Deloitte Consulting share their insight on a study the company conducted on whether or not customers that migrated to a digital payments during the pandemic will continue to do so post-pandemic

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Crypto Market Tops $1 Trillion As Bitcoin Smashes Records


Bitcoin hit more than $37,700, a new record high that helped drive the cryptocurrency market beyond $1 trillion, CNBC reported on Thursday (Jan. 7), citing data from CoinDesk and CoinMarketCap. At about 2:42 p.m. Singapore time, bitcoin was up 5 percent over the day before.

PayPal partners with Ingo Money on Venmo check deposit

Payments Source

PayPal’s Venmo has launched a new “Cash a Check” feature on its mobile app to some customers. The offering is made in partnership with Ingo Money and its parent, First Century Bank. Mobile payments Venmo P-to-P payments Checking

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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.

Here Is Our Process for PPP2 That Could Help You

Banker to Banker

Of all the lending programs in banking history, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has to be one of the most complicated ever to enthrall bankers. Consider that in the next couple of weeks, banks will be: originating the second draw of PPP (PPP2) under new guidelines; originating PPP loans under the initial set of guidelines (PPP1) to include some amendments; amending PPP1 to accommodate larger amounts; forgiving PPP1 loans and setting up to forgive PPP2 loans.

Market Commentary: Week of January 4, 2021

SWBC's LenderHub

Last Week: Last week was pretty quiet, as it normally is for the holiday season. However, stocks still managed to establish new highs to cap off an amazing 2020 run. Is it a bit nuts that, in a year like no other, in its misery, every major asset class—save oil and commercial real estate—rallied?

Russian Hack Used Servers Inside US, Cybersecurity Company Says


The recently discovered cyber attack on federal government agencies and companies handling data as sensitive as information regarding new nuclear weapons was run from servers within the United States, The New York Times reports.

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AvidXchange buying Core Associates to build digital payments for construction industry

Payments Source

"The construction industry has been challenged by the pace of evolution and is still dominated by invoice and check payments," said Michael Praeger, CEO and co-founder of AvidXchange. Digital payments M&A

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.

“Digital Fiat Currency” Trials Make A Debut In Insurtech

Daily Fintech

In recent updates from BIS studies, 80% of surveyed banks were progressing with Central Banking Digital Currencies (CBDC) and almost 40% had started developing proof of concepts.

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Here Is a Process for PPP2 That Could Help You

Banker to Banker

Of all the lending programs in banking history, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has to be one of the most complicated ever to enthrall bankers. Consider that in the next couple of weeks, banks will be: originating the second draw of PPP (PPP2) under new guidelines; originating PPP loans under the initial set of guidelines (PPP1) to include some amendments; amending PPP1 to accommodate larger amounts; forgiving PPP1 loans and setting up to forgive PPP2 loans.

Stimulus Check Visa Debit Cards Being Mailed To 8 Million Households


Roughly 8 million stimulus check Visa debit cards are being mailed to households this week, the U.S. Treasury Department said in a press release on Thursday (Jan. The Economic Impact Payment (EIP) cards were issued by MetaBank, N.A. as part of the second round of COVID-19 stimulus money.

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IRS, Treasury to send 8 million Visa prepaid cards to speed delivery of stimulus funds

Payments Source

The Treasury Department and IRS are sending out approximately 8 million Visa prepaid cards to deliver a second round of Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) to consumers. Prepaid cards Coronavirus

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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.

Financial Technology Trends and Focus: Moving Forward into 2021

Strategically Speaking

Happy New Year! This familiar wish resonates now more than ever before. Reflecting back on 2020, the community banking and credit union industries should be proud of how this unprecedented pandemic and resulting economic crisis was managed.

Should Community Banks Consider Credit Tenant Loans

Banker to Banker

A credit tenant loan (CTL) is a loan secured by the real estate pledged as collateral and the obligation of a credit-rated tenant of that real estate. These loans are a cross between a bond (because the tenant's obligation to pay rent is a senior obligation of a creditworthy obligor) and a commercial mortgage (because of the real estate collateral). The CTL is usually less risky than a comparable commercial mortgage and, therefore, priced accordingly.

New Year’s Resolution: The Clearing House Urges Banks To Become 24/7 Operations


Whether it was helping small businesses get their PPP payments or convert to eCommerce, getting cash in the hands of workers delivering food, or accommodating digitized mortgage closing and escrow activity, the coronavirus has foisted a lot of change on the financial services industry in a short amount of time. “A

Green Dot offers accessible secured credit card as part of GO2bank launch

Payments Source

In launching its new challenger bank brand, GO2bank, to take on Chime and others, Green Dot has taken the opportunity to lower the barrier to obtaining a secured card for the underserved. Prepaid cards Green Dot Credit cards

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.