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Thinking Outside the Box on Serving Small Businesses

Strategically Speaking

This post was co-authored by Pat True and Susan Griffin. It’s still too early to tell how many small businesses will survive the events of 2020 and 2021. A recent study of small firms by McKinsey and Company estimated that as many as 1.5

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Debit's on a Roll. Are Small Merchants Getting Rocked?

Payments Source

The Justice Department's probe of Visa highlights whether merchants are properly equipped to adapt to the cost of debit spending as more commerce goes digital. ]]. Compliance Debit cards DoJ Visa

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2021: What to Expect After a Year of Disruption

Accenture

Undoubtably, 2020 was a year of massive upheaval that put an increased spotlight on the state of digital transformation across industries around the globe.

Rethinking The Approach To Early Wage Access

PYMNTS

Trade finance continues to evolve as a tool designed to meet the cash flow needs of both ends of a B2B transaction. Corporate buyers can ensure invoices are paid without letting go of working capital, while suppliers’ own cash flow is supported through timely invoice payments.

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.

XBRL News about vaccination tokens, ESAP and fintech in China

Daily Fintech

Here is our pick of the 3 most important XBRL news stories from the last week. 1 An XBRL future for Europe?

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The personalities driving today’s banking consumers

Accenture

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven a rapid uptake of digital banking around the world. The incredible speed of the adoption has rewritten some of the fundamentals of the industry, including how consumers behave and what they expect from banks in 2021.

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General Motors Considering Bitcoin As Payment

PYMNTS

Some bitcoin investors are watching General Motors (GM) closely in the wake of CEO Mary Barra ’s response during the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call to a question about whether the automobile giant might accept the cryptocurrency as a form of payment.

This Week in Fintech ending 2nd April 2021

Daily Fintech

Spring has sprung, exciting our experts to bring you the following insights based on their experience as investors, entrepreneurs & executives.

How e-commerce is disrupting Japan's love of cash

Payments Source

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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!

Scaling the Cloud through a Well-Designed COE

Accenture

In my previous post in this ongoing series of blogs on the journey to cloud, I looked at how your organisation can start off on the right foot with cloud architecture. With the architecture defined and in place, one of the key next steps is to set up a cloud centre of excellence (COE) to….

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Coinbase Sets A Date; April 14 For IPO

PYMNTS

Coinbase is planning to begin trading April 14, Bloomberg reported. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) declared the company’s registration statement effective as of Thursday (April 1), according to Bloomberg. Coinbase is the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the U.S.

Connecting the dots between Archegos and Wall Street Bets

Daily Fintech

The Wall Street Bets story was all about outsiders taking on Wall Street (Click here for our take on Wall Street Bets). The Archegos story is all about professionals inside Wall Street.

How real-time payments can come to retail

Payments Source

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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.

Five principles for Canadian banks wanting to build human connections in a digital age

Accenture

Canadian banks appear to be facing a paradox. The COVID-19 pandemic has kicked the uptake of digital banking into hyperdrive. Fifty percent of consumers now interact with their bank through mobile apps or websites at least once a week, compared to 32 percent in 2018.

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Homeland Security Embarks On Cyber Sprint To Stop Ransomware

PYMNTS

These days, data is big business. It makes sense then, that ransomware attacks in which data is stolen or encrypted is a big modern category of crime.

NFTs can eliminate the original sin

Daily Fintech

It first started with CryptoKitties in 2017. Then we had CryptoPunks and NBA Top Shot. Most recently, this March, Beeple’s digital art piece “Everydays: The First 5000 Days” sold at Christie’s auction for US$69 million. All of these are NFTs.

PayPal and the evolution of in-store shopping

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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.

Why is digital transformation so difficult for auto and equipment lenders?

Accenture

Digital transformation is a difficult and complex undertaking for auto and equipment finance organizations.

Commercial Cards Fuel The Next Wave Of Bank-FinTech Competition

PYMNTS

Commercial card adoption is on the rise as more organizations not only want to digitize their payments but take advantage of growing value-added opportunities that other payment methods like ACH don’t offer.

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Rebeca Romero Rainey: Focusing on our communities

Independent Banker

Photo by Robert Severi. Unlike our credit union counterparts, we pay taxes, and those tax dollars are spent at home to ensure our communities grow. The more things change, the more they remain the same.

How the cloud became the platform for payments innovation

Payments Source

Payments technology has advanced quickly in the past decade because newcomers in the industry have operated fully, or at least partially, in the cloud. ]]. Digital payments Cloud computing Cloud hosting

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.

Five principles for Canadian banks wanting to build human connections in a digital age

Accenture

Canadian banks appear to be facing a paradox. The COVID-19 pandemic has kicked the uptake of digital banking into hyperdrive. Fifty percent of consumers now interact with their bank through mobile apps or websites at least once a week, compared to 32 percent in 2018.

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DHS Secretary Singles Out Ransomware As Cybercrime Priority

PYMNTS

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas will make stopping ransomware attacks a priority in the new administration, Reuters reported. His focus on that subject shows the increasing need to meet the threat of data-scrambling software.

History will rhyme by creating two CBDC reserve currencies during the New Cold War.

Daily Fintech

The history of reserve currencies has been told many times. The leading economic power hands the reserve currency baton to the emerging economic power. The last baton pass was from UK to USA. So will the next baton pass be from USA to China? That would be history repeating.

PayPal, Visa chart a course for crypto that banks could follow

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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.