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Pot payments players crave federal reforms

Payments Dive

The Safer Banking Act and federal rescheduling of marijuana could simplify transactions for payments companies doing business in the arena.

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Here is the Future of Bank ROE and What to Do About It

South State Correspondent

The average return on equity (ROE) for the banking industry declined to 11.10% in Q1/24 (a 23 percent decline in the last year). For banks under $10B in assets, ROE declined to 10.53% in Q1/24 (an 11% decline in the last year). The typical published analysis considers the industry in aggregate which conflates the challenges and opportunities at community banks (those under $10B in assets).

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ING implements gen AI for know your customer processes

BankInovation

AMSTERDAM — ING is using generative AI in its know-your-customer processes to boost productivity for its data analysts and improve the client experience. The generative AI efforts for KYC have both an operational and client benefit, Marnix van Stiphout, chief operating officer and chief technology officer ad interim at 976 billion euros ($1.

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Book festival activists are making absurd demands over Baillie Gifford | Nils Pratley

TheGuardian

Insistence on investment purity misses the point and will only lead to a decline in arts sponsorship In a ranking of climate villains in the fund management industry, Baillie Gifford would surely come a long way down most people’s list. The Edinburgh-based firm preaches long-termism and its specialism is backing technology companies, especially those with kit to accelerate the transition to cleaner energy and transport.

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Case Study: First Mid Bank Fast-Tracks New Market Entry in Commercial Lending

Discover First Mid Bank's Expansion Success with Our Case Study! Discover how First Mid Bank & Trust fast-tracked market expansion through advanced automation and compliance solutions. This case study reveals their journey from facing challenges in Texas' complex legal landscape to achieving rapid market entry with GoDocs' innovative commercial closing platform.

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Will the Recent Ticketmaster Data Breach Drive More Fraud for Banks and Credit Unions?

Gonzobanker

Add these action items to your card fraud checklist to strengthen your defenses. The hacker group ShinyHunters allegedly breached Ticketmaster’s data in late May 2024, including credit and debit card information for over 560 million consumers worldwide. That’s more than 2.5 times the prior largest breach of Experian a decade ago. So, what will happen to U.S.

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Key takeaways from ThinkBIG 2024: Insights for banks and credit unions

Abrigo

Navigating credit quality, compliance, and technology integration The ThinkBIG conference hosted by Abrigo fosters networking and professional development for bankers. Read some hot topics discussed by the conference's opening panel. You might also like this on-demand webinar, "Navigating uncertain times: Strategies for risk management and compliance.

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The Results Are In: The Jack Henry™ 2024 Strategy Benchmark

Jack Henry

Explore top insights from Jack Henry's 2024 Strategy Benchmark. Dive into key findings on financial benchmarks such as technology trends, metrics, & more.

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Banks can't measure climate risk? I live it every day

American Banker

U.S. regulators need to do more to require banks to recognize the risks posed by climate change, and the damage that continuing to support fossil fuel extraction projects does to the environment.

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New York races to pass BNPL bill

Payments Dive

State lawmakers are negotiating three separate proposals related to the buy now, pay later industry ahead of the end of the legislative session on Thursday.

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Exploring the Liability Shift: A Comprehensive Guide to Fraud Loss Responsibility and Mitigation

Shifting liability for digital fraud losses represents a significant challenge for financial institutions and payment service providers. In response to the global surge in digital fraud, regulators are introducing policies that transfer the cost of fraud from defrauded customers to financial institutions. ThreatMark’s newly released white paper, "The Liability Shift: Understanding Fraud Losses Responsibility and Mitigation," provides an in-depth analysis of this shift, its implications, and stra

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NB Bancorp added to ABA NASDAQ Community Bank Index

ABA Community Banking

ABA added NB Bancorp, headquartered in Needham, Massachusetts, to the ABA NASDAQ Community Bank Index, or ABAQ. The post NB Bancorp added to ABA NASDAQ Community Bank Index appeared first on ABA Banking Journal.

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European and Canadian central banks expected to cut interest rates this week

TheGuardian

New lower rates of 3.75% and 4.75% respectively are likely to be introduced this week after drops in inflation Borrowers in the eurozone and in Canada are expected to get some relief from high interest rates this week. After recent drops in inflation, the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of Canada (BoC) are forecast to lower their benchmark rates in the coming days.

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Cash isn't going away, despite declining use

American Banker

In the U.S., the COVID-19 pandemic and other factors caused a sharp reduction in cash use. But with paper bills still accounting for nearly a fifth of all payments, the option is still far too entrenched to risk extinction.

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Cash App exec hints at Square integration

Payments Dive

Block is working to make its peer-to-peer payments tool, Cash App, a consumer app for interacting with merchants using its Square point-of-sale software.

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Live Demo: How to Achieve Reconciliation Zen

Speaker: Nancy Wu, Head of Sales and Customer Success at SkyStem

Automation generally supercharges any process and brings its value to the forefront. See how infusing automation such as ART (our month-end close solution), into your close can get you to the next level of closing. We will share a live demo of SkyStem's solution, ART and share the key elements of month-end close automation. Through ART, we'll take a look at: What month-end close automation entails Which process steps can and should be automated Benefits of achieving process automation, and Why i

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3 tips to convert your ATMs into ITMs

ATM Marketplace

Want to upgrade your ATM fleet? Here are three easy steps you can take.

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UK bank Standard Chartered accused of helping to fund Iran and terrorists

TheGuardian

Lender denies whistleblowers’ claim transactions worth $100bn were carried out in breach of sanctions Whistleblowers have claimed Standard Chartered allegedly carried out billions of dollars of previously undetected transactions for Iran-linked entities and terrorist organisations, according to a New York court filing. Two whistleblowers, who include a former executive at the British bank, filed a motion last week to set aside a judgment that dismissed an earlier lawsuit they filed, in an attemp

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The racial wealth gap is getting wider. Can technology fix it?

American Banker

In recent years, the wealth gulf between white and Black families has only grown. But there is hope that advances in fintech, such as wider adoption of artificial intelligence, can help.

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5 ways unified commerce transforms the retail experience

Payments Dive

Customers have multiple ways to access your products and brand, but do those experiences work together for their benefit—and yours?

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The State of Automation in Financial Services 2024 Report

In this report, you’ll find a comprehensive analysis of survey responses from executives at banks, credit unions, and insurance companies concerning their organization’s current and future use of automation. The report’s key insights include: Which types of automation are saving organizations the most time and money How to overcome the biggest barriers to automation implementation and adoption Why automation investments will continue to grow over the next few years How much you could save in 202

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Will cash ever go away?

ATM Marketplace

Is cash on its way out or will it stick around for the future?

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New Study Highlights Tech Trends and Top Priorities for Banks in 2024 and 2025

BankInovation

The highly anticipated 2024 Jack Henry™ Strategy Benchmark results are in! Jack Henry’s sixth annual study uncovers key insights and valuable takeaways from bank and credit union CEOs to help you capitalize on market shifts and new opportunities, refine your strategic plan, and compete successfully in 2024 and 2025.

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Banks consider merits of open-source and closed-source generative AI

American Banker

Most banks are starting their generative AI experiments with closed-source models before progressing to open source. For some, the ultimate goal is to be model-agnostic.

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Affirm adds new options in bid to battle cards

Payments Dive

The buy now, pay later provider now offers two 30-day payment plans; one that allows for full payment and another that splits a purchase in two, in addition to its “pay in four” offering.

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2024 Lending Outlook: Innovations and Evolutions in the Financial Sector

As we step into 2024, the lending landscape evolves rapidly with technology, regulations, and market dynamics driving change. For banks and financial institutions to stay competitive and meet the evolving needs of their customers, these drivers must be understood and engaged with. Lenders can anticipate significant transformation fueled by technological advancements, regulatory shifts, and changing consumer behaviors.

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Podcast: Pathward’s road to innovation in financial inclusion

ABA Community Banking

On the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast, Anthony Sharett, president of Pathward, discusses how his FDIC-insured bank works alongside depository institutions to expand offerings that enhance financial inclusion and reach the unbanked. The post Podcast: Pathward’s road to innovation in financial inclusion appeared first on ABA Banking Journal.

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Deutsche Bank shares data with Swift for AI fraud solution

BankInovation

AMSTERDAM — Deutsche Bank is one of multiple financial institutions sharing anonymized data with financial messaging service provider Swift. The process will test the use of secure data-sharing for AI-driven fraud prevention, Joanne Hannaford, chief information officer and chief product officer of corporate bank at Deutsche Bank, said at Money2020 Europe on June 4.

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Supreme Court rulings, FDIC workplace culture probe: Top banking news for May 2024

American Banker

In this month's roundup of top banking news: a Supreme Court ruling on CFPB funding, TD Bank's money laundering woes, an FDIC workplace probe reveals a culture of misconduct and more.

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Top JPMorgan payments executive exits

Payments Dive

Takis Georgakopoulos, a 17-year veteran at the bank, will be replaced by two colleagues being promoted to co-head roles.

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New York Lien Law Essentials: 5 Key Facts for Commercial Lenders

Dive into the complexities of New York lien laws with our comprehensive eBook, 'New York Lien Law Essentials: 5 Key Facts for Commercial Lenders.' In this detailed guide, we explore the critical formalities necessary for lenders navigating ground-up construction and fix-and-flip projects in the New York market. From documentation requirements to the implications of non-compliance, learn how to safeguard your lending position and prioritize legal adherence.