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3 Key Takeaways from XLoD 2024

Perficient

Our risk and regulatory compliance experts, Carl Aridas and Chandni Patel, have just returned from XLoD 2024 in New York. The event brought together the world’s top financial institutions and regulators to discuss the future of non-financial risk and control. With over 500 industry professionals in attendance, it showcased the unwavering commitment to practical innovation within the field.

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Solving the puzzle: How interoperability eases banks’ core modernization dilemma

Accenture

If it wasn’t already apparent, the sudden emergence of generative AI has certainly confirmed it: the ability to quickly respond to new challenges and opportunities is a critical attribute of any successful organization, including banks. The agility that allows an organization to respond effectively is influenced by several factors, such as skills, culture and corporate… The post Solving the puzzle: How interoperability eases banks’ core modernization dilemma appeared first on Accentu

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Why You Need Bank Product Management

South State Correspondent

Banks don’t have enough product managers. A bank has a leader for a business line but usually only caretakers for products. A manager may oversee the operation of a product, but few banks have product managers who drive product development and performance. As a result, bank performance suffers. The magical equation is more profitable products to more profitable customers, and one way to positively influence this formula is to make more profitable products.

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Shift4 acquires stake in German firm

Payments Dive

Shift4 is on an acquisition spree after making a new investment in the point-of-sale supplier, and closing of a purchase announced earlier this year.

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How to Avoid Getting "Ghosted": Top 3 Secrets to Staying Relevant with Gen Z

Speaker: Brian Muse-McKenney, Chief Revenue Officer & Matt Simester, Cards and Payments Expert

In today’s world of social media, dating apps, and remote work, businesses risk becoming irrelevant or getting "ghosted" if they fail to meet the evolving needs of Gen Z consumers. In this new webinar, Brian Muse-McKenney of Episode Six and Matt Simester of Payments Consultancy Limited will reveal key considerations banks should factor into their efforts to develop target products for the next generation of bank customers.

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Regulators War on Banking

Jeff For Banks

Last year I wrote a Forbes Finance Council article What's Missing in the CFPB's War on Junk Fees ? That war was being waged against overdraft fees. I stated that comparing the fee assessed on an overdraft to the cost of processing one is like comparing the cost to manufacture a pill to the cost of the medication. It is short-sighted to isolate overdraft fees from the total cost to originate and maintain a checking account.

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Overcoming Interest Rate Challenges in Banking

South State Correspondent

Deposit costs and liquidity remain a challenge for some community banks as competition for core funding remains intense. The graph below compares the liquidity ratio for community banks (under $10B in assets) and banks over $100B in assets. The average difference in liquidity is stark, but for many community banks the issue is translating to higher rates on deposits, margin squeeze, and lower profitability.

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5 key steps to creating and executing on an embedded finance roadmap

Payments Dive

By offering financial services tools and features, SaaS platforms can become stickier and more indispensable to SMBs.

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Balancing the human touch with AI — a Q and A with Marbue Brown

ATM Marketplace

Marbue Brown, author, consultant, and CX executive, shares strategies for balancing AI with the human touch in customer experience development, the topic of his panel at the ICX Summit in Charlotte, NC on September 9-11.

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5 questions with … Morgan Stanley Head of AI Jeff McMillan

BankInovation

Morgan Stanley’s Jeff McMillan, head of firmwide artificial intelligence, is focused on developing and deploying AI throughout the operations of the $212 billion financial institution. The New York-based FI appointed McMillan to the newly created position March 14, he told Bank Automation News.

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Navigating the Automation Landscape: Selecting Tools That Fit Your Business

Speaker: Gary Dmitriev

Our upcoming webinar aims to demystify the process of selecting and implementing automation tools for financial institutes. This session will provide your roadmap for vetting potential solutions, focusing on due diligence, vendor assessments, and aligning technology with strategic goals. We’ll also address the critical issue of innovation fatigue, offering tips on maintaining enthusiasm and momentum for new initiatives.

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Appraisers Succeed or Fail Together

Realwired Appraisal Management Blog

My wife and I plus some friends recently sailed in a 500 mile race on our 36 foot catamaran to Mexico from Florida. This trip isn’t for the faint of heart. Pre-race weather report 25 knot winds gusting to 30 knots, 9 to 11 foot seas two days out on the Mexican side.

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FTC warns of cash losses to government impostors

Payments Dive

The median loss paid in cash to government impersonation scammers in the first quarter was $14,740, far above the $1,000 median for all payment types.

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7 cash management, recycler strategies to follow

ATM Marketplace

Many Teller Cash Recycler brands have become obsolete with limited parts. Some are even at end of life and are a security risk. Here are seven tips for how to keep them up to date.

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BBVA plans to start digital bank in Germany to rival JPMorgan

BankInovation

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA is planning to open a digital consumer bank in Germany, using existing technology to expand at relatively low cost. The project is led by Javier Lipuzcoa, the head of BBVA’s digital bank in Italy, according to people familiar with the matter.

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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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OneAZ Credit Union to explore using blockchain technology 

American Banker

"We're in an era of instant gratification, where we're not compared to other financial institutions, but rather to companies like Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook," says Chief Technology Officer Sandeep Uthra.

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Apple to drop BNPL option in US

Payments Dive

The tech giant said it will discontinue its buy now, pay later service and shift to offering consumers alternative payment options.

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ATM Security: 5 ways to prevent attacks

ATM Marketplace

ATM security is a moving target. Here are five ways to hit the mark.

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Small UK businesses call for new repayment terms for Covid loans

TheGuardian

Four years after the pandemic, firms say rising costs mean they need longer to pay back money from the government Jess Christman, who runs a Scottish timber business, recalls that banks were “throwing money” at him during the Covid-19 pandemic as Rishi Sunak, then the chancellor, sought to help small companies stave off collapse. Christman, who runs Black Isle Firewood, near Inverness, which produces firewood and sawn timber and huts for the tourism market, ended up taking out a government-backe

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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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After Vullo, why is NYDFS still suppressing speech?

American Banker

New York Department of Financial Services' guidance advising banks and insurers to avoid doing business with the NRA was ruled as likely to be unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. Why is it still on the department's website?

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Affirm CFO doesn’t expect profits from its Apple tie soon

Payments Dive

The company’s finance chief compared the rollout of its partnership with Apple to the launch of its own payment card, saying the company preferred a “very thoughtful and controlled” approach.

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Banks are setting SMBs up for success with new tech

BankInovation

Managing cash flow, tapping into data-driven insights and accessing capital: Small businesses are looking to their bank partners to provide digital solutions to streamline access to data, insights and cash. This has been “the No. 1 issue that small businesses have faced,” Matt Baker, board adviser at Uplinq, told Bank Automation News.

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HSBC’s Swiss private banking arm breached money-laundering rules, regulator finds

TheGuardian

Finma watchdog says bank failed to carry out adequate checks of two high-risk business relationships HSBC’s Swiss private banking arm breached money-laundering rules by failing to carry out adequate checks on the high-risk accounts of two politically exposed individuals, Switzerland’s banking regulator has found. HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) has been banned from taking on any new high-risk customers until it has completed a full review of its business relationships, Switzerland’s Financial Market

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Thinking About How To Lessen Your Burden During Month-End Close? Skystem Can Help!

Most people dread the nearing of the month-end close and reconciliation process, and who can blame them? It's typically a tedious, long, stressful process; but it doesn't have to be. Implementing automation into your month-end process can significantly reduce this headache by automating up to 40% of your reconciliation and saving nearly 30% of your time spent.

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Turnover time: Why so many banks have CFO vacancies

American Banker

Due to retirement, burnout, heightened regulatory standards and probability challenges, lots of lenders are looking for new chief financial officers. The wave of departures is giving banks a chance to bring in more highly skilled finance chiefs.

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Wise persists with reduced pricing approach

Payments Dive

The fintech plans to continue its strategy of reducing prices for its customers, which is reflected in its forecast, interim CFO Kingsley Kemish said.

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Nearly half of Americans open to AI in banking

BankInovation

As the financial services industry is integrating AI in its offerings, consumers are becoming more accepting of the technology in day-to-day banking. “AI has been around in financial services and banking for 20 years,” Scott Hofmann, chief revenue officer at GFT Americas, told Bank Automation News.

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Ethical banking in the UK: how to put your everyday account to good use

TheGuardian

With spotlight on investments behind banks, we ask whether three top providers still offer a good deal Protests outside Barclays branches and the recent arguments over Baillie Gifford’s sponsorship of book festivals have put the spotlight on the investments behind big banking institutions. For most people, choosing an ethical home for their current account will be the easiest way to ensure their money is being used in an environmentally friendly or socially responsible way.

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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