Sat.Jun 15, 2019 - Fri.Jun 21, 2019

Monzo and Marcus: American challengers or just noise?

Chris Skinner

My mate Ron Shevlin is on good form these days.

Latin American payments market becomes an emerging target for development

Mobile Payments Today

Latin America has become an increasing focus of development in the emerging digital payments market, as the region transitions from a heavily cash-based system to increase automation, speed and transparency

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Anthemis’ Williams: Fintechs in a race to become customers’ primary financial provider

Bank Innovation

The road to growth for consumer fintech companies is taking a platform-based route, with single-offering companies increasingly taking on a family of additional services to lock in customers.

The Status of Commercial Real Estate Values

Banker to Banker

CRE UNDERWRITING Recent data, just released from Real Capital Analytics, shows that since the start of the year (month-end April), commercial real estate (CRE) has appreciated 2.6% in 2019.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Slave to the machine or free for a dignified life?

Chris Skinner

Looking at the world of the future, we all wonder what will happen to work. Will we still have jobs?

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HSBC to focus on tech in U.S. branch expansion plans

Bank Innovation

HSBC, a top global bank with $2.6 trillion in assets, is making technology a core component of U.S. branch expansion plans. The bank today announced the opening a new location in Cupertino, California, along with 50 planned new branches in the U.S. to be constructed over the next four years.

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What The Launch Of Facebook’s Libra Means For Payments


The endless speculation over Facebook ’s plans to build a new set of global payments rails and launch a global cryptocurrency comes to an end today with the official launch of Libra. Or does it?

So, Facebook launched a currency …

Chris Skinner

I’ve blogged a few times about Facebook planning to launch a currency … Will Facebook become the world’s central bank? If Facebook launch a cryptocurrency, will US government shut it down? … and the fact that most regulators won’t like it.

From channel to consumer: humanizing payments

Mobile Payments Today

The payments industry needs to make adjustments based on the needs of their customers, whether related to age, geography or other factors

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Huddl, a social network for investors, to launch in August

Bank Innovation

Huddl, a digital investment platform headed up by former Blackrock COO Stephen Corliss and former employees of Mastercard, Deloitte and Freddie Mac, is launching in the U.S. in August.

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Ripple Plans MoneyGram Investment Of Up To $50M


In what could be one of the first investments by a crypto-based firm in a major U.S. firm that is publicly traded, Ripple Inc. has arranged to invest up to $50 million in MoneyGram International Inc. Ripple is the company behind the XRP digital currency, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Are legacy companies holding back the future?

Chris Skinner

In my presentations I regularly talk about legacy Europe and America and leapfrog countries from China to India to Kenya to Colombia.

FSS New Trends in Prepaid Cards

Mobile Payments Today

Prepaid forex cards are a popular payment instrument among frequent international travelers. Learn how you can differentiate your prepaid forex card programs

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The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

Personal finance app Tally raises $50m to grow its platform business

Bank Innovation

Tally, a consumer finance app that consolidates and pays down customers’ debts, raised $50 million this week to add new services.

Mastercard Introduces True Name Card


To address a major pain point for the LGBTQIA+ community, Mastercard is introducing the True Name card. The product will allow for chosen names to appear on the front of the card, according to news from Mastercard.

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Fast follower strategies = final failures

Chris Skinner

I was having dinner with a friend the other night, when he asked me: “what do you think about the fast follower strategy?” I said it was stupid and doesn’t work. He then added that the major bank he’s working with are proud that this is their strategy.

A new era of technology enabled financial risk management (Part 1)

Insights on Business

In this series of blogs, we will focus on four transformative technologies with emerging risk applications that can help banks and financial institutions grow profitability and protect the enterprise.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

Facebook wants its cryptocurrency to one day rival the greenback

Bank Innovation

Facebook Inc. unveiled plans for a new cryptocurrency that the social-media giant hopes will one day trade on a global scale much like the U.S. dollar.

POS Payments At The Speed Of Sound (Waves)


Friction bedevils all types of retail — and that holds true for transactions inside stores or via eCommerce sites. At the same time, the ongoing effort to create true omnichannel experiences for consumers often runs into roadblocks of friction, frustrating merchants and consumers alike.

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Things worth reading: 21st June 2019

Chris Skinner

Things we’re reading today include … Global financial bodies not fit for purpose, John McDonnell says Lost wallets more likely to be returned if they contain large sum of money, scientists find Why has Facebook coined their new cryptocurrency Libra?

Banks: Digitally decouple the core to compete in an open-access world


Guest bloggers Ben Lopez and Charlie Arthy continue their series on achieving simplified, future-ready bank operations. .

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. More specifically, updated data can help organizations outline key accounts for their campaigns. And to begin the targeting process, marketing teams must develop an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) with appropriate firmographic and behavioral data to ensure they’re going after the correct audience.Download this eBook to learn how to start improving your marketing team's data!

U.S. Bank’s Venturo sees 5G as ‘enabler’ for IoT innovation

Bank Innovation

Dominic Venturo, executive vice president and chief innovation officer at U.S. Bank, said 5G cellular network technology can be the catalyst that will bring more internet-of-things (IoT) applications into the banking world. The focus of the innovation group at U.S.

Russia Joins The Faster Payments Revolution


The rise of faster payment systems has become a global phenomenon. In the past few years, several global markets have invested resources into developing payment systems and infrastructure that enables funds to be delivered in real-time and that operate on a 24/7 cycle. The U.K., the U.S.,

Things worth reading: 17th June 2019

Chris Skinner

Things we’re reading today include … Challengers under fire from Bank Bank of England says new lenders could be ill-prepared for downturns Deutsche Bank to set up 50 billion euro bad bank: FT The Bank of England’s biggest problem?


The future of payments is cloud – and now is the time to embrace it


Throughout history, most migrations have taken place in a series of waves and banks’ migration to cloud is no exception. The cloud journey for banking clients started a few years ago in areas such as sales and marketing, with the adoption of platforms like Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics. The success of these applications then saw the cloud revolution spread to enterprise systems like HR and finance, using solutions such as SuccessFactors and Workday.

Data-Driven Marketing 101

This eBook highlights how data-driven strategies empower marketing campaigns through personalization tactics.