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Seizing the $300 Billion Opportunity in Payments

Accenture

Many banks today are not seeing the returns on their investments in payments modernisation they hoped for. This is often due to a reactive, compliance-driven, piecemeal approach that makes it harder to adopt new capabilities.

Merchants Must Cater to the Distracted Shopper

Payments Source

The post-pandemic world requires serving multitasking consumers. Checkout.com exec and Card Forum: Contactless presenter Bradley Riss discusses how that works in a preview of our virtual conference. Contactless payments Digital payments

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5 Customer Service Mistakes Impacting Your Account Holders’ Experience

SWBC's LenderHub

As we all know, providing exceptional customer service is key to running a successful company, but is your financial institution doing everything it can to ensure your valued customers are getting the type of service they want and need? Collections Outsourcing

Cash Forecasting During an Unstable Economy

Perficient

Covid-19 has turned the world’s economies upside down. As preventative measures (such as lock-downs) continue, uncertainty abounds. This uncertainty is making it difficult for companies to gain a clear picture of their finances.

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.

Request to Pay—a growing global trend in payments

Accenture

In my last post, I talked about the important role Request to Pay (RtP) will play in the future of payments—it will , bring flexibility to payers, cost reduction and efficiency to billers, and a huge value opportunity to financial services providers that have an Open Banking infrastructure in place.

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FinCEN Red Flags for Economic Impact Payment Fraud

Abrigo

New relief may escalate EIP criminal activity. While the typologies of EIP fraud are not new, FinCEN has provided examples of trending types of EIP-related criminal activities. . Would you like other articles like this in your inbox?

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Inside Dwolla's efforts to find a formula for faster payments

Payments Source

Building the processing tech was the easy part. Finding the right mix of users and transactions posed many challenges. Mobile payments Faster payments

This Week in Fintech ending 5th March 2021

Daily Fintech

Yes, it is March already and our experts brought you the following insights based on their experience as investors, entrepreneurs & executives.

Nevada Gov Sisolak Wants Blockchain-Based Cities

PYMNTS

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has laid out guidelines for technology companies to develop whole cities based on blockchain, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported. Sisolak's plan entails "innovation zones" which would let new cities run their own governments based on technology.

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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!

Commercial Credit Analysis 101: Back to Basics

Abrigo

The basics of commercial credit analysis Learn the foundations of credit analysis, including key data analysis strategies and best practices. . For more information on the basics of credit analysis, check out this webinar: WATCH NOW.

Can we finally kill the password?

Payments Source

David Heun, associate editor of PaymentsSource, talks to Phillip Dunkelberger, president and CEO of Nok Nok Labs, about the latest developments in data security. Nok Nok is a founding member of the Faster Identity Online alliance, or FIDO. Fraud detection PayDirt

XBRL News about blockchain, SASB and old ladies

Daily Fintech

Here is our pick of the 3 most important XBRL news stories from the last week. 1 Blockchain-anchored XBRL Distributed ledgers (i.e. blockchain or otherwise) and XBRL are a match made in heaven.

Square’s Utah Bank Now Open For Business

PYMNTS

Square is now operating its state-chartered industrial bank , Square Financial Services, in Utah after the state’s Department of Financial Institutions gave it the green light, according to a press release emailed to PYMNTS. Square submitted its application back in September 2017.

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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.

Payday: Helping gig and contract workers get paid

ATM Marketplace

The pandemic changed many full-time positions into contract positions or 'gig work.' Many companies needed help to navigate how to streamline payment for contract workers. Craig J. Lewis, founder and CEO of Gig Wage, a fintech payroll platform, helps companies navigate in this new 'gig economy

Interchange to rise in April, but card brands offer an olive branch

Payments Source

The update, delayed from last year, would be the most substantial change to the interchange rate structure in a decade — and the card networks have not signaled plans to delay it further. Interchange fees Network rules

4-parter on Coinbase “IPO” – Part 1 = 5 Reasons Why It Matters

Daily Fintech

Coinbase is a US Regulated On Ramp to a global unregulated/permissionless network. If you live in America and are new to crypto, head over to Coinbase. It is regulated and easy.

Report: PayPal Might Buy Digital Currency Startup Curv

PYMNTS

PayPal is in discussions to buy cryptocurrency storage upstart Curv , Bloomberg reported. The discussions are in their nascent stages and might not end up leading to a deal, Bloomberg reported, citing an unnamed source. Curv, which is headquartered in the Empire State, was established in 2018.

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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.

Working With Borrowers When Rates Rise

Banker to Banker

Capital markets move quickly, and last week the 10-year Treasury yield did not just increase, but it increased by almost 20 basis points in one day. Many pundits and economists will be writing about the cause and impact of rising rates. They will note how the market is now pricing interest rate hikes by the end of 2022 and how inflation is expected to accelerate on the back of fiscal stimulus

Fintech in the food industry: A growing appetite for innovation

Payments Source

Supermarkets and restaurants were already starting to go digital when the pandemic pushed hard on the gas. Expect more mobile and virtual experiences —and much less space for sit-down dining. Fintech Retailers Digital payments Coronavirus

Market Commentary: Week of March 1, 2021

SWBC's LenderHub

Last Week: Last week marked the return of the mythical “Bond Vigilantes!” Sparked by continued improving news on the vaccine front (Johnson & Johnson fast-tracking a third effective COVID-19 vaccine), the nearing of the Democrats $1.9

Walmart Will Invest $350 Billion To Advance American-Made Goods

PYMNTS

Over the next decade, Walmart said it will spend $350 billion on merchandise made, grown or assembled in the U.S., according to a Wednesday (March 3) company post by President and CEO John Furner.

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 5th March 2021

Daily Fintech

UK Government plugs mortgage deposit gap with 5% nudge My youngest son told me the last weekend that a mortgage adviser had told him that he needed at least a 30% deposit to fund a new mortgage. I told him that I didn’t think that would last. Lo and behold four days later the […].

The cloud revolution is just the start for B2B payments

Payments Source

The mass shift to remote work has blurred lines between consumer and business pay, creating a greater push for digitization, says Billtrust's Justin Main. Cash management B-to-B payments Payment processing

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BNY Mellon Enters Digital Assets Arena as Interest Grows

Banking Exchange

Development comes amid controversy over new digital banking licenses Technology Financial Trends Feature3 Feature Fintech Blockchain. 1Technology

QSRs Optimize With Machine Learning As Yum! Brands Acquires AI Company

PYMNTS

As artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities progress, quick-service restaurants (QSRs) are using the technology to refine every step of the process, including marketing, menu offerings, operations, signage and more. Now, Yum! Brands, Inc. is taking control of its technology.

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.