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GameStop. GameOver. A New Reality is Here

Daily Fintech

GameStop is an American video game, consumer electronics, and gaming merchandise retailer and last week it was the talk of the town.

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New Playbook for Payments as Stadiums Reopen

Payments Source

Venues are piloting payment technology as a way to promote less contact and shorter lines. Digital payments Coronavirus Cash

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Merchants Called To The Offensive In Battle Against Cyberfraud

PYMNTS

By now, the surge in online shopping and the commensurate rise in cyberfraud over the past year are well-established themes. But what many people don’t know is how the frontline battle in that fight has changed.

Buy Now Pay Later: Why Millennials and Gen Zs are crazy for split payment options

Mobile Payments Today

Buy Now and Pay Later has become a trend during 2020 and looks like, given the appeal it has for Millennials and Gen Z's it will be part of the payments industry in the future.

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.

Building a benefits case for ISO 20022 migration

Accenture

The time is now for every player in payments to begin their ISO 20022 migration, if it’s not already underway. As discussed in my previous post, the standard’s tipping point is rapidly approaching.

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Bitcoin Daily: P2P Crypto Payments Platform Metal Pay Applies For Bank Charter; South Africa Revenue Service Auditing Crypto Holders; Klarna CEO Warns Against Execs Promoting Bitcoin Investments

PYMNTS

Metal Pay , a U.S.-based based peer-to-peer (P2P) cryptocurrency payments platform, has filed for a national bank charter with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), CoinDesk reported. The bank would be named the “First Blockchain Bank and Trust, N.A.”

B2B payment trends to watch for

Mobile Payments Today

Josh Cyphers is the President of Nvoicepay, a FLEETCOR Company. For the past 20 years, Josh has managed successful growth for a variety of companies, from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies including Microsoft, Nike and Fiserv. He shares his thoughts on what trends will take the lead this year

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To boost performance, take care of people: Five ways to do it

Accenture

In my last blog post, I looked at findings from Accenture’s Care To Do Better research. Key finding: Organizations that adopt a high human touch can unlock 64 percent of their people’s potential and boost business performance.

As digital payments grow, so does demand for cash

Payments Source

This is in stark contrast to perceptions that cash can spread pathogens, a concern that has caused many consumers and merchants to downplay its usage. Digital payments Coronavirus Cash

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!

Report: Price Of Jumia Technologies Expected To Soar In 2021

PYMNTS

Analyses of investor sentiment and other factors point to the price of Nigeria-based online marketplace Jumia Technologies soaring through 2021 and beyond, London Loves Business reported. The price of Jumia’s American Depository Receipt (ADR) at the close of trading on Jan. 3, 2020, was $6.51.

Rebeca Romero Rainey: You make an impact

Independent Banker

“From your focus on people to the good that you do, you make a lasting impact, and that’s what makes you uniquely who you are.”. When I consider what I love about community banking, I get a clear visual: overlapping concentric circles with one common center.

This Week in Fintech ending 5th February 2021

Daily Fintech

Welcome February – was January wild enough for you? This week our experts brought you the following insights based on their experience as investors, entrepreneurs & executives.

Blockchain can bridge borders for payments

Payments Source

Sending money should be simple, but fintechs can’t do it alone. By leveraging cutting-edge technology like blockchain, we can solve real problems in payments that impact everyone, everywhere, says Ripple's Vidya Mani. Blockchain Cross border payments Digital payments Payment processing

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.

PayPal Hits 377 Million Active Accounts In 2020; Q4 PayPal Credit TPV Hits $750 Million

PYMNTS

PayPal posted fourth-quarter results Wednesday (Feb. 3) that showed continued tailwinds under the rise of digital, and, specifically, contactless payments. Total payments volume stood at $277 billion across 4.4 billion transactions.

How Renewable Energy Sources Can Benefit Agribusinesses and their Financial Partners

Abrigo

Diversifying income streams With the recent impacts of COVID-19, ag and financial partners alike are turning their attention to diversified income streams for financial stability. You might also like this webinar, How the 2021 Roadmap for Producers will Influence Ag Lending. WATCH . Takeaway 1 Revenue diversification provides nontraditional income to agribusinesses. Takeaway 2 Today’s farms and ranches are making the move to produce money off of their most prized asset: land.

The Difference Between Making Versus Keeping Loans

Banker to Banker

One of the biggest mistakes that some bankers make is believing that banks are in the business of making loans. It is true that banks make loans, but originating a loan is unquestionably an unprofitable business. Banks earn an acceptable return on capital by keeping loans, not by making them. We re

The cashless Super Bowl is coming three years early

Payments Source

Visa and partners fast-tracked the big game's digital overhaul as the pandemic caused a sharp spike in demand for contactless payments. Contactless payments Digital payments Coronavirus

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.

Face-To-Face V.2021: What Zoom Teaches Us About The Connected Economy

PYMNTS

An article published in the Harvard Business Review in August of 2009 posed a question that many airline and travel industry CEOs are pondering 11 years later: Will videoconferencing kill business travel? The answer in 2009 was, probably not. The answer in 2021 is far less clear.

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Alt Lending Week ending 5th February 2021

Daily Fintech

Monzo might go the same way as Xinja? Australian digital bank banks Xinja literally threw in the towel in December last year after essentially admitting that in the current environment its business model just didn’t work. This was a rather extraordinary admission by a start up digital bank.

7 Bank Marketing Tactics Proven to Increase Performance in A Pandemic

Banker to Banker

Community banks divide into two groups – those that have shifted their digital marketing to encompass the pandemic and those marketing as if it was business as usual. Do you know which type is by far the least common? That’s right, the first. Do you know which type is by far the most successful? Yep – the first. Why more banks are not adapting their marketing to show more empathy and education is a mystery.

Visa to pilot crypto APIs with Black-owned neobank

Payments Source

The project is part of the card network's push to showcase its tech expertise while also working to shrink the wealth gap in Black communities. Visa Cryptocurrencies APIs

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.

Payoneer Set To Go Public In $3.3 Billion Merger With Blank-Check Company

PYMNTS

Payments provider Payoneer has agreed to become a public company through a merger with a “blank check” company, FTAC Olympus Acquisition Corp., Bloomberg reported. The deal values eCommerce heavy-hitter Payoneer at $3.3 billion.

Stablecoin News for the week ending Wednesday 3rd February.

Daily Fintech

CBDC’s will not be trustless Digital Cash! Here is our pick of the 3 most important Stablecoin news stories during the week. Interesting debate this week on just what a Digital currency should be if it is issued by a Central Bank.

Growing ESG data and tech markets becoming integral to sustainable finance

Bobsguide

Global inflows into sustainable funds were up 88 percent in Q4 2020 to $152.3bn compared with the same period in 2019, with Europe continuing to dominate the space, accounting for 80 percent of these inflows, while the US took in 13.4 percent, up slightly from 12 percent in the last quarter

Senate push to legalize weed is mixed blessing for pot payment firms

Payments Source

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is calling for federal legalization of cannabis. This should be welcome news to niche payment processors already in the business, but it would also reward big players waiting on the sidelines. Compliance Cannabis

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.