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An Industry in Transition: A Look at How Two Major Events Changed Banking

Strategically Speaking

To say the financial industry has shifted since the beginning of 2020 is quite an understatement. You’ve seen the headlines. You’ve read the articles, watched the videos, and listened to the podcasts.

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Beyond Crypto: Getting Back To The Basics Of Blockchain


The news is almost surreal these days. Cryptocurrencies have tripled in value in just one year, and NFTs of childish pixelated images are selling for practically unbelievable sums.


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FATF Updates Grey List: What Does This Mean for Your BSA Program?


The Financial Action Task Force Updated Their List of Countries Under Increased Monitoring The FATF sets the standards for international adherence to BSA/AML programs and highlights deficiencies. . Would you like other articles like this in your inbox?

The Most Influential Women in Payments, 2021

Payments Source

2021's Most Influential Women in Payments honorees demonstrate how a diverse background and a unique perspective can prove crucial in difficult times. Women in Payments

Realizing the Benefits of Automated Machine Learning

How are organizations using machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to derive business value? Renowned author and professor Tom Davenport explains the rise of automated machine learning, its benefits, and success stories from businesses that are already using it.

Customer Service Done Right Makes All the Difference

Strategically Speaking

It was a windy Saturday when I received my market (aka, patio) umbrella. I knew when I ordered it, there could be a struggle because I’m the only one who can assemble it. You see, market umbrellas are very large and this one was no exception.

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Bitcoin ATMs: Welcome to a new generation of currency

ATM Marketplace

Bitcoin ATMs and digital currency machines are being installed all over the United States and in countries around the globe.

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Payoneer works to raise its profile through SPAC and Mastercard pact

Payments Source

By merging with FTAC Olympus Acquisition Corp. and entering a B2B partnership with Mastercard, Payoneer is grabbing for a bigger share of the spotlight. ]]. B-to-B payments M&A

This Week in Fintech ending 19th March 2021

Daily Fintech

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

Virtual Land Parcels Selling For Millions In Real Dollars


Want to own a piece of virtual reality real estate? You may need to get in line. As Bloomberg reported on Friday (March 19), property deals in virtual reality “are surging and attracting millions of real-life dollars. It was inevitable, then, that someone would start a fund.”.

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!

Market Commentary: Week of March 15, 2021

SWBC's LenderHub

Last Week: Prospects for an end to the pandemic by summer—bolstered by the quick rollout of the $1.9 trillion stimulus package (passed into law last week)—had risk assets feeling great despite higher interest rates. Capital Markets

How the streaming boom benefits payment companies

Payments Source

Many consumers pay for this entertainment by credit card, but the prevalence of new streaming services — and other factors such as rewards programs — are starting to influence users' payment habits. ]]. Digital payments

Stablecoin News for the week ending Wednesday 17th March.

Daily Fintech

Stablecoin growth is the big story! Here is our pick of the 3 most important Stablecoin news stories during the week. This week a research report by The Block gives a very good status update on how much has been achieved in the stablecoin space.

Telehealth Is Going To The Dogs (And Why That’s Good News)


However wonderful and personally rewarding pet ownership is, it is also an incredibly expensive endeavor.

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How to Choose an AI Vendor

This report explores why it is so challenging to choose an AI vendor and what you should consider as you seek a partner in AI.

Why contactless technology adoption needs to accelerate

ATM Marketplace

Miroslav Katsarov is CEO of Modeshift, a technology company with the mission to enable small and middle-size transit agencies to provide intelligent transportation services.

Mastercard offering tech and scale to vaccination passport projects

Payments Source

The card brand is working with the International Chamber of Commerce to support authentication to vaccine and test tracking. It may not be an easy task. Coronavirus Mastercard Digital ID

Watch out Wall Street, Capital Markets disruption is coming

Daily Fintech

Wall Street is good at managing through disruption as it is a dynamic, competitive ecosystem not a group think hierarchy. There will be some Wall Street firms that seize the opportunities from disruption, while other firms suffer a Blockbuster/Kodak type fate.

Stripe Valued At $95 Billion After New $600 Million Funding Round


Stripe , with its new $95 billion valuation after a recent deal with investors, is now the most valuable private company in Silicon Valley, according to a report from Financial Times (FT).

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.

Agility is the mother of payments innovation, but legacy is still a sticking point


For the first time, we’re in a consumer-driven world. We once did our banking with whoever had the nearest branch and we shopped with whoever had the best price or with the local store. Things have changed. Consumers are now in control, driving demand for slicker, more convenient, more

Melissa Smith, WEX

Payments Source

The pandemic put payments companies to the test, exposing resilience and pain points, according to Smith. Women in Payments

The Changes Underway in the Flood Insurance Market

Daily Fintech

Flooding is the number-one natural peril in certain advanced markets, superseding wildfire and storm. Millions of properties are at substantial risk – and frequency and severity of floods on the rise.

Fed’s Powell Says X-Border Payments One Of ‘Less Efficient’ Areas Of Financial System


Cross-border payments represent a big opportunity for firms worldwide — more than $120 trillion in payments volume flows each year between business trading partners globally, and $10 trillion of that volume is cross-border trade.

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MLOps 101: The Foundation for Your AI Strategy

Machine Learning Operations (MLOps) allows organizations to alleviate many of the issues on the path to AI with ROI by providing a technological backbone for managing the machine learning lifecycle through automation and scalability.

3 Tips for Effectively Cross-Selling Insurance at Your Financial Institution

SWBC's LenderHub

It is a well-known fact that it is more cost effective to market to your existing account holders than to go after new ones. In fact, according to OutboundEngine , “The success rate of selling to a customer you already have is 60-70%, while the success rate of selling to a new customer is 5-20%.”.

How Citi and Mastercard created a more inclusive credit card

Payments Source

Michael Moeser, senior analyst at PaymentsSource, talks to Nikki Darden, head of global marketing integration at Citigroup; and Cheryl Guerin, executive vice president of North America marketing and communications at Mastercard, about the True Name feature on their cards.

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Part 3 = How will Coinbase manage strategic headwinds aka risks?

Daily Fintech

The Coinbase S-1 has a lot of boilerplate plate language on risks. The text is designed to be so boring that you won’t bother reading it. Here are the four strategic headwinds aka risks that Coinbase faces in non-legal language: – Regulations vs crypto logic.

With Pandemic Boost, eCommerce On Track To Hit $1 Trillion By 2022


With the pandemic having dramatically shifted the way U.S. citizens shop, eCommerce is expected to have its first $1 trillion year in revenue by 2022, according to the latest Adobe Digital Economy Index report. From March 2020 through February 2021, $844 billion was spent online, the report stated.

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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.