Sat.Jan 16, 2021 - Fri.Jan 22, 2021

The Bank-FinTech Collaboration Model Goes Global

PYMNTS

With more financial institutions (FIs) turning to external third-party FinTechs to strengthen their small- to medium-sized business (SMB) and corporate offerings, the collaboration model is proliferating across national borders.

Transacting vs. Conversing: The Value of Authentic Communication in Collections

SWBC's LenderHub

We’ve all been on Zoom calls this year in which real life has made its way into a business meeting.

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Deep Dive: How Digital ID Verification Can Help Firms Streamline The Remote Hiring Process

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The pandemic has heaped more than a few stresses on employers, and adding workers has emerged as an especially challenging task. Hiring has slowed across many sectors, but the need to replace departing workers or add employees amid growth remains for some industries.

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Digital wallet adoption: how providers can sustain a competitive advantage.

Mobile Payments Today

Alexis Zukierman is the Business Development Manager at Intive, a global digital software and design company that accelerates digital transformation for products and services.

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.

The Paradox of Human-Based Collections and How to Overcome It

Accenture

Over the past decade, banks have focused on building lifelong relationships with their customers. With COVID-19, customers are experiencing one of the most stressful financial times in recent memory, through no fault of their own. This is a “make or break” moment for banks.

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Malaysia's Mobile Money, Bangladesh's bKash Team With Ripple On eWallet Remittances

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Blockchain-based global payments provider Ripple announced it has entered into an arrangement under which Malaysian mobile wallet provider Mobile Money, and bKash , a provider of mobile financial services to more than 45 million people in Bangladesh, will conduct transactions through the RippleNet network.

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QR Code: It's cool again

Mobile Payments Today

John Minor is Chief Product Officer for PayNearMe. John shares his knowledge and expertise on QR code and why this formerly forgotten marketing tool has suddenly become on of the industry's favorite ways to pay

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Can analytics help auto and equipment lenders prepare for 2021?

Accenture

Equipment and auto finance organizations rely on risk ratings to manage expected lease and loan defaults and delinquencies. But today’s risk ratings and models are based on pre-COVID-19 numbers, so how applicable will they be in 2021?

Improving the Efficiency of Your Core Banking Processes Is as Easy as 1, 2, 3…

Strategically Speaking

As accounting scholar Robert S. Kaplan once said, “If you can measure it, you can manage it.” And when it comes to measuring the efficiency of core banking processes, he could not be more on point.

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!

Banque De France Has Finished CBDC Trial

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Banque de France has successfully conducted its own central bank digital currency (CBDC) trial, with a blockchain platform for interbank settlement, CoinDesk reported. A statement from the bank said the pilot involved a settlement on a private blockchain, which U.K.

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Regulators eye big data impact on ratemaking

Daily Fintech

In insurance, big data connotes unstructured and structured data that influences underwriting, rating, and pricing. Structured data gets stored as pre-defined fields and tables, while unstructured could be social media, recorded videos or documents.

Enabling Open Banking for Business Finance: 5 actions to take now

Accenture

After a tumultuous 2020, the New Year brings more change and, for commercial banks that act boldly, new opportunities in Open Banking.

Lessons Learned from the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Strategically Speaking

Many communities, especially in Louisiana, are still in recovery mode from the 2020 hurricane season, and that there’s still a lot of hard work ahead. Our thoughts and well wishes remain with all of those impacted during this very difficult year.

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.

Retail 2021: The Five Things Retailers Should Be Talking About At NRF This Week

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Every year for the last 110 years , members of the retail trade group, known as the National Retail Federation (NRF), have assembled to discuss the slate of issues pertinent to its members.

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Biden's plans for payday loans and crypto take shape

Payments Source

The 46th president's agenda for financial regulation is already moving ahead, based on the people he's chosen to put in key roles. Compliance Biden Administration Cryptocurrencies

How Britain paid for war: bond holders in the Great War 1914-32

BankUnderground

Norma Cohen. This post contributes to our occasional series of guest posts by external researchers who have used the Bank of England’s archives for their work on subjects outside traditional central banking topics. In August 1914, Britain was the world’s wealthiest country.

2021 Municipal Bond Market Outlook

SWBC's LenderHub

While 2020 started out as a difficult year for Municipal Bonds, those investors that were nimble and not ruled by fear, ended up having a good—if not a great—year.

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.

App Store Approach Helps Banks Manage Partners, Speed Digital Transformation

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In the bid to hasten their digital transformation, when it comes to innovation , financial institutions (FIs) may benefit from an “app store” approach as they weigh existing and new solutions.

Payments in 2021: What's coming, what's going, and what's poised for a comeback?

Payments Source

The question is not whether things will magically return to the 2019 status quo. The question is: Where is there still pent-up demand among consumers and merchants? Contactless payments Mobile payments Digital payments Loyalty and rewards

Getting real about real-time payments

ATM Marketplace

During the pandemic, how easy was it to pick up a phone, order food and pay with a click? But can real-time payments effectively work B2B?

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What on earth is going on with Bitcoin? 

Daily Fintech

As I get asked this question a lot I decided it was easier to post something that I can link to. We are now (Jan 2021) in one of many bull markets since the first coin was mined in 2009. Each bull market has been driven by different types of people: 2013 was the cypherpunks […].

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.

Model Behavior: Banks See AI As A Customer Experience Tool

PYMNTS

Given the roller coaster ride consumer finances have been on for the last 10 months, managing risk has become critical for financial institutions (FIs), both in terms of rising fraud counts and in terms of rising consumer delinquencies.

PPRO raises $180 million and is now valued at $1 billion

Payments Source

The latest round includes two new investors, Eurazeo Growth and Wellington Management, as well as one returning shareholder, Sprints Capital. Venture funding Payment processing Venture capital

Shelly Zimmerman Joins Merchants Bank as Mortgage Lender

MerhantsBanks

Shelly Zimmerman has joined Merchants Bank as a Mortgage Lender, according to Jon Dahl, President for Merchants Bank in Cannon Falls. Shelly’s tenure in mortgage lending and banking, along with her deep connection to the Cannon Falls community, make her an exceptional mortgage lender.

This Week in Fintech ending 22 January 2021

Daily Fintech

Joe Biden is the new President of America! In other news, 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.