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Contra Accounts 101

Strategically Speaking

No, this has nothing to do with the Iran-Contra affair. Now that I have thoroughly dated myself, let’s get into contra accounts. What is a contra, and what do I need to know? I’m glad you asked. Lending

Combatting Friendly Fraud Amid COVID-19

Banking Exchange

Payment disputes related to friendly fraud are expected to soar this holiday season due to the pandemic-fueled surge in e-commerce Risk Management Cyberfraud/ID Theft Consumer Compliance Operational Risk Security Online Payments Feature Feature3. 1Payments

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Digital Payments are Here to Stay

ATM Marketplace

Ruston Miles, founder and advisor of Bluefin Payment Systems takes a long look at how the coronavirus pandemic affected the payments industry and how that changes the future. This will be the first article in ATM Marketplace's series, COVID-19: A look back at a year of change

Once-in-a-generation chance for banks in payments

Accenture

Payments is a hot topic for middle market banks. In fact, I think payments modernization is the most consequential transformation that they’ll make this decade. With the shadow of an aging payments infrastructure looming large, banks can’t stay on the sidelines. This is an existential issue.

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.

Peloton Breaks Out Checkbook For AI, Hardware Acquisitions

PYMNTS

Peloton has bought up three companies that will now give it expertise in wearable devices, artificial intelligence (AI), digital voice assistants, and interactive workout mats, Bloomberg reported.

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AML Act of 2020: Key Steps to Take Now for BSA Readiness

Abrigo

Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 BSA professionals should prepare for changes as new regulations and guidance from FinCEN unfold. Want more BSA readiness articles sent to your inbox?

What Money Scripts Reveal About Your Finances

BankBazaar

Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, your relationship with money refuses to improve. The answer could lie in your money scripts. Not sure what they are? Read on. Every New Year brings with it the promise of boundless possibilities to turn our lives around.

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Banks Wary As Fed Speeds Up Digital Currency Initiative

PYMNTS

The U.S. financial services sector is getting edgy as the Federal Reserve’s initiative for a digital dollar or Fedcoin steps up its research to reveal prototypes as soon as July, Bloomberg reported on Monday (March 22).

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To cut volatility, European cryptocurrency pegs its value to U.S. dollar

Payments Source

Wallex hopes its EURST stablecoin will be transparent and familiar enough to appeal to mainstream payment companies. ]]. European Union Cryptocurrencies

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!

XBRL News about taxonomy updates and derivatives

Daily Fintech

Here is our pick of the 3 most important XBRL news stories from the last week. 1 2021 IFRS XBRL taxonomy issued The IFRS Foundation has issued its 2021 IFRS Taxonomy. The IFRS Taxonomy is a translation of IFRS Standards into XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language).

How Financial Services Companies Can Become Responsible Stewards of AI

Banking Exchange

Rapid advances in technology, mobile phone penetration, new players and massive investments in technology are transforming the financial services industry Technology Feature3 Feature Fintech Financial Trends. 1Technology

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Bitcoin Daily: Investors Pour Over $100 Million In New Bitcoin IRA Program; Robinhood To Expand Crypto Business

PYMNTS

Bitcoin IRA , a digital IRA letting users buy, sell and swap cryptocurrencies for their retirement accounts, now has over $100 million invested into its new program, IRA Earn , according to a press release. The new program offers interest rates of up to 6 percent annually on cash, 2.7

Canadian fintech targets small banks with buy now/pay later tech

Payments Source

Brim Financial contends there's an innovation gap for installment lending that favors larger lenders. ]]. Fintech Lending Canada

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.

Coinbase’s IPO is a Bitcoin IPO

Daily Fintech

Coinbase began in 2012 when former Airbnb engineer, Brian Armstrong, and Goldman Sachs trader, Fred Ehrsam joined forces to establish an exchange that would make investing and trading in cryptocurrencies more straightforward and fair.

Two Executive Views of Digital Transformation, and Why They Both Matter

Gonzobanker

A new customer digital experience that doesn’t deliver long-term results won’t matter in the long run. Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here. This is the war room.” President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove.

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Coinbase’s IPO Gets Pushed To April

PYMNTS

Rather than go public this month, Coinbase will now do so in April, Bloomberg reported. The company’s plans for a direct listing, as opposed to a traditional initial public offering (IPO), are being reviewed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the report stated.

Square's bank will push retail financial services deeper into mobile

Payments Source

In-person branch use will continue, but retail banks should nonetheless double down on building intuitive, easy-to-use mobile experiences that drive customer satisfaction and brand loyalty ]]. Banking Fintech Square Mobile banking Mobile wallets

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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.

Part 4 = What will be impact on broader crypto ecosystem of Coinbase IPO/DPO?

Daily Fintech

The crypto bull market is in full swing, so it is no surprise that Coinbase is doing well and on track for a big public listing. In this post we look at the implications of this IPO (actually a DPO = Direct Public Offering) on the crypto ecosystem.

Compass Plus and Unibank feature in 2020 bobsguide awards win

Bobsguide

A flexible, collaborative and adaptable approach to partnership was behind the success of 2020 bobsguide Best Retail Banking System Implementation award winners Compass Plus and Unibank. Unibank, one of the largest, most innovative and successful retail banks in Azerbaijan, originally teamed up

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Banks Large And Small Turn To FinTech Friends For Modernization

PYMNTS

From multinational banks to community financial institutions (FIs), teaming up with external help can be a valuable strategy to strengthening product offerings.

NFTs and payments: A frontier with lots of promise—and risk

Payments Source

Non-fungible tokens are taking the digital world by storm. They could displace traditional payment rails, but they could also be a handy tool for cybercrooks. ]]. Blockchain Digital payments

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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.

Alt lending Week Ended 26th March 2021

Daily Fintech

Revolut starts process of obtaining US Banking license UK digital bank Revolut has filed papers with the FDIC and Californian authorities starting the process for a full US banking licence.

How to Tackle the Expanding Attack Surface in the Financial Industry

Banking Exchange

The proliferation of COVID-19 related threats has made cybersecurity a top concern for financial institutions in 2021 Risk Management Technology Security Outsourcing/Cloud Cyberfraud/ID Theft Feature3 Fintech Feature. 1Risk Management

China Suggests Worldwide CBDC Rules

PYMNTS

China has proposed global rules for how central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) should operate, Reuters reported. The rules deal with issues such as CBDC use, monitoring and information sharing, according to Reuters.

What Sengupta's departure means for Google's payments business

Payments Source

Google will have to bring new leadership to initiatives like financial inclusion and its operations in India now that Caesar Sengupta, vice president and general manager of payments, has announced he will leave the company. ]]. Digital payments Google Pay Google

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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.