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FinTech Forecasts for 2019

Chris Skinner

There are many pundits predicting change in banking and FinTech this year. Here’s a review of a few of the ones that have some depth. American Banker published seven FinTech predictions for 2019 by Bob Legters, Chief Product Officer of Banking and Payments at FIS.

Podcast episode 14: Switch CEO discusses automating payment card data

Mobile Payments Today

Host David Jones, discusses automating payment card data, and how it protects cardholders and merchants with Switch CEO, Chris Hopen

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Amazon Plans Whole Foods Expansions In Closed Sears Stores


Amazon has its eyes on expansion for its Whole Foods brand in closed Sears and Kmart stores, according to a report by Yahoo! Finance. The recent woes of Sears and other struggling retailers are seen as an opportunity for the online retail giant. Sources told Yahoo!

2019: An artificial intelligence-enhanced AML odyssey

Insights on Business

Welcome to the brave new world of regulatory technology.

Ten Top Trends for 2019

Chris Skinner

Hello, hello and hello again. Welcome to 2019. A brand new, fresh, shiny year, and just out of the starting gate. Having said that, yes we are still talking Brexit and we still find a group of shady bankers knocking off billions. Same s**t, different day, as Stephen King would say.

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Looking ahead: Setting expectations for banking and mobile payments in 2019

Mobile Payments Today

The banking industry is facing multiple challenges in the face of stiff competition from fintech startups and disruptive applications that provide direct access to loans, credit and other critical services

2019: What To Take Forward And What To Leave Behind


Welcome to the first Monday of 2019. According to the Chinese calendar, 2019 is the “Year of the Pig” – which may not, at first blush, inspire much excitement for the 358 days ahead of us.

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My view of 2019

Chris Skinner

So, I’ve been summarising other people’s views of the year ahead from a variety of sources, but I also wrote two outline pieces for my friends at The Banker magazine and Jim Marous’s The Financial Brand.

3DS 2.0 - A Stepped up approach to Payment Authentication

Mobile Payments Today

3D Secure 2.0, a risk-based approach to authentication, can help issuers mitigate fraud and deliver a fast-lane, frictionless checkout experience to customers

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Alipay In X-Border Blockchain Pact


The new year has dawned with a number of cross-border payment pacts, done across blockchain and other means.

Fewer Deals But More Dollars Flowed from VCs to Fintech Startups in 2018

Bank Innovation

Fewer but larger venture capital deals in 2018 translated into some big payoffs for fintechs. Fintech-related funding jumped 38% to nearly $11 billion in 2018, according to the 4Q18 MoneyTree Report from PwC and CB Insights. Deal activity in the space rose to 627 transactions, up from 571 in 2017.

Crypto Forecasts for 2019

Chris Skinner

There has been a lot of thinking and rethinking during 2018 about blockchain, cryptocurrencies, bitcoin and everything digital currency related. I wrote about the challenges getting blockchains implemented for example, and was surprised to find myself enduing up as a network meme.

The Future of Fintech Video Series:

Mobile Payments Today

This interview is part of a video series, “The Future of Fintech,” produced by Mobile Payments Today and powered by Galileo Processing

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Cherry Home CEO: The Future Of Smart Homes And Independent Senior Living


When talking about advances in home automation and artificial intelligence (AI)-guided systems for consumers, the conversation has a natural tendency to drift toward younger consumers, particularly millennials.

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Distributed Ledgers Expected to be Most Prominent Financial Technology in 2019, Poll Finds

Bank Innovation

Distributed ledger technology will be crucial to innovation in digital banking this year, according to a poll conducted by Bank Innovation.

2019: The Year of Witty Protest

Chris Skinner

So yesterday, I gave you the top ten trends for 2019 from British Airways’ Business Life magazine. The article also discussed a range of other trends that are noteworthy, so here’s a quick summary of the other things to expect in 2019. 2019: The Year of the People This is … The post 2019: The Year of Witty Protest appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Future Grid Humour

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Chinese economic headwinds raise questions about mobile payment growth

Mobile Payments Today

An economic slowdown and the continued trade dispute with the U.S. are raising questions about the direction of mobile payments in the critical Chinese market

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Honda Expands In-Vehicle Payment Partnerships


Paying on the go — literally, as in on the road and in the car — is gaining traction.

Prosper CEO David Kimball to Speak at BI Ignite

Bank Innovation

David Kimball, CEO of Prosper, is speaking at Bank Innovation Ignite 2019.

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Things worth reading: 10th January 2019

Chris Skinner

The Future of Fintech Video Series: Pedro Domingos

Mobile Payments Today

This interview is part of a video series, “The Future of Fintech,” produced by Mobile Payments Today and powered by Galileo Processing

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U.S. Startups Raised A Record $130 Billion In 2018


startups had a great 2018 in terms of funding, with new data showing that venture capitalists deployed $130.9 billion, marking a new all-time high. According to new data from the PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor , the $130.9 billion deployed surpassed 2000, which was a record-setting year.

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Are Financial Services All About the Experience Now?

Bank Innovation

Banks, credit unions and other financial institutions have tech giants like Apple, Amazon and Google to thank for the rise in customers demanding a combination of speed, simplicity and convenience that can seem elusive in the industry.

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Things worth reading: 8th January 2019

Chris Skinner

What Are Smart Cities?

CB Insights

Cities are evolving at a rapid pace. Over half the world’s population currently lives in urban areas. By 2050, that number is expected to jump to 70%. . Along with a growing population, new challenges are emerging as cities look to improve everything from infrastructure to connectivity.

Sears To Close After 126 Years


After 126 years in business as an iconic American retailer, Sears Holdings has reportedly turned down a bid by Chairman Eddie Lampert to help it stay open.

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Where Does the Plaid-Quovo Deal Leave Startups?

Bank Innovation

Fintech startup Plaid, a quiet unicorn doing a lot of the heavy lifting in the API space, announced its first major purchase this week. The San Francisco-based company will acquire its competitor Quovo, a wealth management startup that aggregates investment and brokerage data.

Things worth reading: 7th January 2019

Chris Skinner

Things we’re reading today include … At last, US banks are introducing contactless cards Ex-Goldman Sachs banker denied bail in Malaysia pending extradition to U.S.

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Apple Is Going After The Healthcare Industry, Starting With Personal Health Data

CB Insights

As Apple CEO Tim Cook has said, the healthcare market makes the smartphone market look small. In fact, with over $7 trillion in health spending per year, it’s already almost 10% of global GDP.

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Alternative Payments Gain Global Traction, But Cash Remains Tough Foe


The recent announcement that China’s UnionPay and Huawei are teaming up to bring Huawei Pay to Russia stands as the latest example that alternative payments are spreading to different parts of the world.

Movers and Shakers: Notable January Hires in Financial Services

Bank Innovation

New Year, new executives -- that’s true, especially in the payments ecosystem. 2018 proved to be a major year for payments focused companies like PayPal, bank-backed P2P service Zelle, or even retailers like Amazon and Walmart, payments made up a large part of the market conversation.

USA Remote Card Fraud Trends

Mobile Payments Today

In USA card fraud is shifting from in-person fraud to remote fraud. View our latest infographic

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32 Corporate Innovation Labs In Retail

CB Insights

The impending “death of retail” has been projected for decades. But, in an increasingly digital world, brick-and-mortar retail shops are embracing new ways to disrupt the system and get an edge on customer attention. One popular choice: retail innovation labs.

Mastercard Will No Longer Include Name In Logo


Mastercard’s logo of two intersecting circles will no longer include the name of the company, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.

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Logging In to Your Bank Account Is Now a $3 Billion Business

Bank Innovation

When you link your checking account to Venmo or use it to buy Bitcoins, a startup called Plaid Inc. is likely facilitating the connection with your bank.

4 Ways to Measure Marketing Campaigns You (Probably) Haven’t Considered


When we need to measure marketing campaigns, most of us have cracked online campaign tracking – we have a cookie or a user ID that we can use to clearly track user behaviour through to conversions, and develop robust datasets. But out in the offline world, there are powerful channels.

Blockchain Weekly Front Page: Governments Love Blockchain

Daily Fintech