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Apple unveils new iPhone touch and pay feature

Payments Dive

The P2P ‘Tap to Cash’, which enables iPhone users to transfer money by holding their phones together, was unveiled along with a slate of other features Monday.

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Statistical Evidence on What Hurts Bank ROE

South State Correspondent

FDIC-insured “Problem Banks” list has been increasing over the past two years. For the community banking industry (banks under $10B in assets), this is particularly troubling as the number of community banks earning negative return on equity (ROE) spiked to 237 institutions in Q1/24, or 5.71% of all community banks. Bank ROE is now a problem. We aim to explain the reason for this spike in the percentage of unprofitable community banks so that bankers can better manage their business model.

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Key considerations for North American retail banks amid ongoing uncertainty

Accenture

In May of 2024, the Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights were on full display for the largest proportion of the United States in decades. The Northern Lights are caused by geomagnetic flairs or “solar storms” from the sun, which can lead to extremely disruptive events on Earth. In 2003, an extreme solar… The post Key considerations for North American retail banks amid ongoing uncertainty appeared first on Accenture Banking Blog.

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World’s top banks ‘greenwashing their role in destruction of the Amazon’

TheGuardian

Institutions alleged to have given billions of dollars to oil and gas companies involved in projects that are harming the rainforests Five of the world’s biggest banks are “greenwashing” their role in the destruction of the Amazon, according to a report that indicates that their environmental and social guidelines fail to cover more than 70% of the rainforest.

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How to Avoid Getting "Ghosted": Top 3 Secrets to Staying Relevant with Gen Z

Speaker: Brian Muse-McKenney, Chief Revenue Officer & Matt Simester, Cards and Payments Expert

In today’s world of social media, dating apps, and remote work, businesses risk becoming irrelevant or getting "ghosted" if they fail to meet the evolving needs of Gen Z consumers. In this new webinar, Brian Muse-McKenney of Episode Six and Matt Simester of Payments Consultancy Limited will reveal key considerations banks should factor into their efforts to develop target products for the next generation of bank customers.

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Cash use persists in US beyond pandemic

Payments Dive

Consumers remained committed to cash use last year, even as the share of card payments rose and online payments increased, according to an annual Federal Reserve study.

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How to avoid customer transformation pitfalls

ATM Marketplace

How can banks successfully deliver customer transformation initiatives? A panel at the upcoming Bank Customer Experience Summit from Sept. 9 to 11 in Charlotte will offer the secret ingredients to a successful transformation.

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ING gen-AI chatbot pilots in the Netherlands

BankInovation

ING is running a generative AI-driven chatbot pilot in the Netherlands before it plans to scale the technology. The pilot funnels only 2.5% of clients’ chats into its gen-AI chatbot, Chief Analytics Officer Bahadir Yilmaz told Bank Automation News at the recent Money2020 Europe event in Amsterdam.

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Apple adds BNPL offerings from rivals

Payments Dive

The tech giant will allow installment plans from Affirm, as well from certain debit and credit cards, onto Apple Pay alongside its own BNPL service.

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Here is our Digital Banking Playbook

South State Correspondent

You might need a new digital banking platform. Chances are your bank chose your current digital platform because it was easy. Maybe your core vendor provided it, or perhaps you were sold a platform by a vendor you happened to meet at a conference. Likely, your vendor has little relationship to your strategic needs and future architecture. In this article, we uncover what a modern digital platform looks like, why your bank might need to plan to change over the next three years, and if you are goi

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Navigating the Automation Landscape: Selecting Tools That Fit Your Business

Speaker: Gary Dmitriev

Our upcoming webinar aims to demystify the process of selecting and implementing automation tools for financial institutes. This session will provide your roadmap for vetting potential solutions, focusing on due diligence, vendor assessments, and aligning technology with strategic goals. We’ll also address the critical issue of innovation fatigue, offering tips on maintaining enthusiasm and momentum for new initiatives.

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US bank Wells Fargo fires employees for ‘simulating’ being at their keyboards

TheGuardian

Workers were sacked after review found they were ‘creating impression of active work’, says filing Business live – latest updates The US bank Wells Fargo has fired more than a dozen workers for alleged “simulation of keyboard activity”, in an apparent bid to fool their employer into thinking they were working. The employees were “discharged after review of allegations involving simulation of keyboard activity creating impression of active work”, according to a filing with the Financial Industry

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PNC, Wells Fargo take action on card late fees. Will others follow?

American Banker

PNC has cut its credit card late fees to $8, and Wells Fargo has eliminated the charges on one new card. The moves signal that issuers are already adjusting to a CFPB rule that's currently on hold amid a court challenge.

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eBay to accept Venmo

Payments Dive

A week after dropping American Express, the online auctioneer said it will now accept payments through Venmo, which is popular among Gen Z and millennials

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AI Now: Your Guide to Surviving the Rise of Machine Intelligence

William Mills

While technologies come and go, AI is making seismic waves, permeating every corner of the business world. No longer a futuristic concept but a present-day reality, AI is seamlessly integrating into various sectors with remarkable efficacy. As we continue to witness AI reshaping industries and the future itself, it’s important we do a deep dive into its profound implications for society and work.

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Case Study: First Mid Bank Fast-Tracks New Market Entry in Commercial Lending

Discover First Mid Bank's Expansion Success with Our Case Study! Discover how First Mid Bank & Trust fast-tracked market expansion through advanced automation and compliance solutions. This case study reveals their journey from facing challenges in Texas' complex legal landscape to achieving rapid market entry with GoDocs' innovative commercial closing platform.

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Labour election victory would be ‘net positive’ for markets, says JP Morgan

TheGuardian

Win would benefit banks, builders and supermarkets, say analysts, showing appeal of ‘centrist platform’ for City UK general election live – latest updates A Labour election victory will be a “net positive” for financial markets, strategists at the US bank JP Morgan have said, in an analysis that underlines the appeal of Keir Starmer’s “centrist platform” to the City of London.

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Community banks are oddly silent on the looming stablecoin threat

American Banker

Legislation enabling new banklike stablecoin issuers would create direct competition for deposits, with small U.S. banks in the most danger. Where is the pushback from the industry?

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Rivals Adyen, Stripe partner with Capital One to combat fraud

Payments Dive

The three companies announced last Wednesday that they are teaming up to launch a free service intended to combat fraud and reduce the amount of transactions that are improperly declined.

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Saudi Central Bank joins mBridge for CBDC cross-border trade

The Paypers

Saudi Central Bank has joined Project mBridge, collaborating with China, Thailand, Hong Kong, and UAE to test central bank digital currencies for cross-border trade and payments.

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Exploring the Liability Shift: A Comprehensive Guide to Fraud Loss Responsibility and Mitigation

Shifting liability for digital fraud losses represents a significant challenge for financial institutions and payment service providers. In response to the global surge in digital fraud, regulators are introducing policies that transfer the cost of fraud from defrauded customers to financial institutions. ThreatMark’s newly released white paper, "The Liability Shift: Understanding Fraud Losses Responsibility and Mitigation," provides an in-depth analysis of this shift, its implications, and stra

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How to fight ATM fraud

ATM Marketplace

ATM security experts spoke about cutting edge fraud techniques and how banks can fight back.

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London Stock Exchange CEO honoured in king’s birthday list

TheGuardian

Julia Hoggett awarded damehood for services to business, while HSBC chair Mark Tucker receives knighthood • Business live – latest updates The head of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and the chair of HSBC are among the business leaders to be recognised this year in King Charles’s birthday honours list. Julia Hoggett, a former banker who has been the chief executive of the London Stock Exchange since 2021, has been awarded a damehood for her services to business and finance.

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Fighting deepfakes via payments

Payments Dive

“Since many of these deepfake software services accept credit cards, payments providers are on the front lines of detecting these companies,” writes one corporate compliance officer.

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Why Illinois' budget bill has bankers sounding the alarm

American Banker

An interchange provision included in Illinois' budget bill could force banks and payment processors nationwide to revamp their payments infrastructure, lobbying groups for the industry say.

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Thinking About How To Lessen Your Burden During Month-End Close? Skystem Can Help!

Most people dread the nearing of the month-end close and reconciliation process, and who can blame them? It's typically a tedious, long, stressful process; but it doesn't have to be. Implementing automation into your month-end process can significantly reduce this headache by automating up to 40% of your reconciliation and saving nearly 30% of your time spent.

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Inside look: Fiserv University tech training

BankInovation

Technology provider Fiserv is expanding its training offerings to clients through Fiserv University, which launched in May. “Many institutions are under pressure to do more with less, which requires a highly efficient and well-trained staff,” Dudley White, president of core account processing solutions at Fiserv, told Bank Automation News.

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TESS Payments receives PSP licence from QCB

The Paypers

White-label payment gateway provider Akurateco has announced that TESS Payments , its Qatari partner, received a PSP licence from the Qatar Central Bank.

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Landmark Visa, Mastercard settlement in peril

Payments Dive

The judge's likely rejection would scuttle a $29.79 billion deal that was two decades in the making.

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How a Mississippi credit union attracted $8 million in new deposits

American Banker

Statewide Federal Credit Union in Flowood used its partnerships with Bankjoy and Strum Platforms to identify untapped communities in its field of membership and aggressively market its inaugural high-yield savings account.

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The State of Automation in Financial Services 2024 Report

In this report, you’ll find a comprehensive analysis of survey responses from executives at banks, credit unions, and insurance companies concerning their organization’s current and future use of automation. The report’s key insights include: Which types of automation are saving organizations the most time and money How to overcome the biggest barriers to automation implementation and adoption Why automation investments will continue to grow over the next few years How much you could save in 202