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The Rise of Ransomware as a Service

PYMNTS

After years of forecasts of such an event, cybercriminals finally grabbed a vital piece of in infrastructure that they are refusing to unhand until someone pays them. The cybercrime gang known as DarkSide has reportedly shut down a vital U.S.

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Embracing Real-Time Payments

Bobsguide

The past 12 months have accelerated the trend of moving consumers away from cash and more towards digital and contactless payments. With the pandemic having blurred the lines between people’s professional and personal lives, this consumer preference has also had a similar affect in the

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Assessing Global Cash Flow Post Pandemic

Abrigo

The What, When, and How of Global Cash Flow While many institutions have already implemented global cash flow, are they using it effectively in the post-pandemic world? You might also like this webinar on assessing global cash flow. WATCH.

Payments innovation is key to bridging the financial gender gap

Payments Source

Fintech Digital payments Financial inclusion Gender Equality

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.

Safaricom Explores Using Its Mobile Payments Service On Amazon

PYMNTS

Kenyan telecom Safaricom is discussing the use of its mobile money service M-Pesa on Amazon ’s eCommerce platform, Bloomberg reported. The move comes out of Safaricom’s global expansion efforts to recover from its first profit decline in 10 years, according to the report. “M-Pesa

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Managing Financial Risk in a Post-Pandemic Environment

Abrigo

Align inputs, outputs, and teams for risk optimization. How can financial risk models within the bank or credit union benefit from using the same sheet music? Check out this webinar on Enterprise Risk Management. WATCH ON-DEMAND.

Can Affirm's growth keep it ahead of PayPal, Afterpay?

Payments Source

Affirm Debit cards Digital payments Credit Earnings

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IBM Debuts Cloud, AI Services In Bid To Modernize Business

PYMNTS

IBM is rolling out new advances in artificial intelligence (AI), hybrid cloud and quantum computing, which will help “its clients and partners accelerate their digital transformations, return to work smarter and build strategic ecosystems that can drive better business outcomes,” according to a press release.

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XBRL News about sustainability reporting and European banking

Daily Fintech

Here is our pick of the 3 most important XBRL news stories from the last week. 1 IFRS consults on constitution and sets digital agenda for sustainability reporting A global sustainability standards setter is firmly on the way.

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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!

What Basic Functions Should My Loan Origination System (LOS) Perform?

Abrigo

Features of a Commercial LOS What basic functions should a loan origination system complete? What should an LOS vendor provide? . You might also like this Aite Group report on LOS vendors. DOWNLOAD.

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Hackers using text messaging to target retailers

Payments Source

Retailers Cyber security

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Silvergate Bank To Issue Facebook-Backed Diem’s Stablecoin

PYMNTS

The Diem Association , a nonprofit with strong ties to Facebook , has moved its main operations to the United States from Switzerland, according to a press release.

DeFi Part 2 Investor Beware says Eeyore

Daily Fintech

At a decentralised conference entitled The Pooh Corner Debate on DeFi, Eeyore kicked off (having won the coin toss) by pointing out 7 points that investors considering DeFi should think about: Blockchain transactions are irreversible and unregulated.

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.

How Texas wants to use ATMs to stop human trafficking

ATM Marketplace

A Texas house bill aims to fight human trafficking by requiring operators to register white-label ATMs

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MoneyGram, Coinme to allow bitcoin to be traded for cash in person

Payments Source

MoneyGram Bitcoin Cryptocurrencies

eBay Makes Move Into Financial Services With UK Small Business Loans

PYMNTS

eBay is launching a new financial services tool — Capital for eBay Business Sellers (CEBS) — that will extend loans to the small businesses selling on its platform in the U.K., Financial Times reported. “We

Stablecoin News for the week ending Wednesday 12th May.

Daily Fintech

Private sector or Public? Here is our pick of the 3 most important Stablecoin news stories during the week. This week’s stories seem to have a common theme, should we just have Public sector built and managed money or should we allow the Private sector in?

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.

Questions to Ask Before Vendor Contract Negotiations

Gonzobanker

Successful contract negotiators know when to hold ’em and when to fold ’em.

Safaricom in talks with Amazon about mobile payments

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Amazon Mobile payments

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Bankers Worried Over Credit Card Balances Paid In Full

PYMNTS

Consumers are continuing the pandemic-fueled habit of paying off credit card balances, a practice that now has bankers more than a little worried, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday (May 11). Some of the biggest banks in the U.S.

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Alt lending Week ended 14th May 2021

Daily Fintech

Companies to borrow £ 7 billion less this year as UK economy rebounds New figures out from Leading accountants Ernst and Young suggest that companies will be borrowing less this year as the UK economy bounces back strongly.

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.

US Bankers Optimistic Despite Post-Pandemic Changes

Banking Exchange

Nearly two thirds believe their bank to be in a strong position, survey shows Risk Management Retail Banking Technology Feature3 Financial Research Feature Financial Trends The Economy Covid19 PPP Online Mobile. 1Risk Management

A new standard will bust open the door to artificial intelligence

Payments Source

Artificial intelligence Digital payments Faster payments Payment processing

Deep Dive: How Dark Web Marketplaces Fuel Fraud And How Merchants Can Fight Back

PYMNTS

Bad actors leverage a bewildering variety of schemes, including ATOs, credential stuffing and phishing, against merchants.

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This Week in Fintech ending 14 May 2021

Daily Fintech

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

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.