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Rise of the “super-app”: Opportunity or threat?


Back in 2009, Apple coined the catchy phrase, “there’s an app for that.” Since then, apps (single-use apps, that is) have multiplied exponentially and become part of everyday life for most people. But a new breed of app is on the rise, and it’s threatening to consolidate power and market share.

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FinCEN announces $8 Million BSA Enforcement Action: The Resurrection of AML Penalties


AML Penalties Are Back and Stronger Than Ever FinCEN is enforcing actions for BSA violations and failure to maintain effective AML programs. Would you like other articles like this in your inbox? Takeaway 1 Reprieve is over, FinCEN is announcing penalties and enforcing action for BSA violations. .

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What’s ahead in 2022 for cryptocurrencies?

Daily Fintech

This year the ultra-rich got even richer. Elon Musk saw his fortune grow by $194 billion during the COVID-19 pandemic, followed by Jeff Bezos who saw his fortune increase by $85 billion. The world’s economic powers made the rich even richer, and the poor even poorer.

Accio, Solutions! Magical Vendor Management Tips from Harry Potter

SWBC's LenderHub

I was 16 when the fifth Harry Potter book came out. My best friend and I had been total HP nerds since we were in fifth grade. Already conscious of being way too old for it, we decided to throw any hopes of being cool to the wind and go dressed in costume to the midnight book release.

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.

Bitcoin ATMs dominate top 5 articles of 2021

ATM Marketplace

It's difficult to believe we are almost to the end of 2021, while many of us are still processing 2020. But through all these years, ATM Marketplace has continued to report on the banking and fintech industry.

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This Week in Fintech ending 24 December

Daily Fintech

Enjoy Xmas all who celebrate that event. This week our experts brought you the following insights based on their experience as investors, entrepreneurs & executives.

Light a Match

SWBC's LenderHub

“ When you can’t borrow another buck from the bank or buy another case of booze, you bust the joint out. You light a match.” – Henry Hill – Goodfellas.

Log4j security vulnerability is a double threat to banks

American Banker

Cyber security

Our top 5 posts of 2021


As another year draws to an end and the blog prepares for some downtime over the festive period, we wanted to take a look back at the blog in 2021. In response to the global Covid-19 pandemic, in 2020 we launched a Special series: Covid-19 Briefings.

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.

Stablecoin News for the week ending Wednesday 22nd December.

Daily Fintech

Here is our pick of the 3 most important Stablecoin news stories during the week. As this will be the last edition of this weekly summary for 2021, I thought a good place to start would be with these two excellent summaries of where we are with CBDC’s.

Market Commentary: Week of December 20, 2021

SWBC's LenderHub

Last Week. Last week was mostly about the Fed’s FOMC December meeting, until it was not! The week started with November PPI coming in red-hot. The narrative was set for a more hawkish Fed in 2022 as the realization set in that inflation was not transitory and stronger medicine was needed.

Why fintechs are blocking transactions from other fintechs

American Banker

Digital banking

Security in Layers

Strategically Speaking

Layers of Protection Exist Everywhere. We don't realize how often we apply layers of protection in our daily lives. Some protections come naturally, like our skin and hair to protect our bodies from the environment. Some protections are taught to us.

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.

XBRL News about audits, LEIs and ESG

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.

Credit Unions and Crypto-Assets

Banking Exchange

Bloomberg reported that credit unions are seeking the ability to hold crypto-assets directly Technology Lines of Business Financial Trends Feature3 Feature Blockchain Bitcoin Cryptocurrency. 1Technology

Sign of the times: Salvation Army now takes Venmo, crypto and more

American Banker

Fintech Payments

How to automate for good


Robotic process automation (RPA) company UiPath and research firm IDC this month launched a free interactive assessment tool that offers organizations a tailored response on how to automate for good. But what, exactly, does it mean to “automate for good?”

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.

M&A braces for big moves in the New Year

Daily Fintech

2021 has been momentous for deals. From AT&T’s media businesses merger with Discovery, Kansas City Southern railroad’s takeover and Square acquiring BNPL company Afterpay, global deals are on a roll. Transactions are expected to top $5 trillion this year.

US commercial banks’ revenue down 15.5% in Q3

Banking Exchange

Trading revenue declined by $1.3 billion, down 15.5% on the previous quarter Risk Management Feature Feature3 Commercial The Economy Financial Research Financial Trends. 1Risk Management

10 developments that defined banking in 2021

American Banker

Fintech M&A Consumer banking Commercial banking Politics and policy

Temenos strengthens its cloud with expanded Microsoft partnership


Core and digital banking provider Temenos announced last week that it will expand its partnership with cloud computing service Microsoft Azure to shore up its digital software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering.

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.

Alt lending Week ended 24th December 2021

Daily Fintech

The perils of offshore bank accounts? The UK supreme court has overturned a ruling made by a lower court and refuses to recognise Nicolas Maduro as the legitimate leader of Venezuela following what were widely perceived to be rigged elections in 2018.

Capital One comes on top for customer satisfaction for second consecutive year

Banking Exchange

Virginia-based bank surpassed industry average score, but four US banks fall short Retail Banking Feature Feature3 Customers Community Banking. 1Retail Banking

LendUp shuttering operations after reaching settlement with CFPB

American Banker

Consumer lending Law and regulation

Listen: Stoplight CTO says early checks prevent 80% of security risk vectors in open APIs


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