Sat.Sep 14, 2019 - Fri.Sep 20, 2019

The two big issues bank CEOs have with FinTech

Chris Skinner

For all the talk about how well FinTech start-ups are doing, I hear two regular laments from bank CEOs. First, why aren’t we valued like FinTechs? and second, why aren’t FinTechs regulated like us.

How U.S. retailers can benefit from strong customer authentication in Europe

Mobile Payments Today

While Strong Customer Authentication does not apply directly to U.S. merchants, there are significant implications for retailers that have operations in Europe and gaining a SCA delegation can provide significant benefits

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With Wirecard, UnionPay takes aim at Visa, Mastercard

Bank Innovation

China’s UnionPay, the world’s largest card issuer with 57.6% of the world’s payment cards in circulation, has global ambitions.

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ID2020 Alliance Unveils Digital ID Program

PYMNTS

At its annual summit in New York , the ID2020 Alliance announced the roll out of a digital identity program with the Government of Bangladesh ; Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; and new partners in academia, government and humanitarian relief.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Corporate cloud-based payments: what’s that all about?

Chris Skinner

I was recently asked by Volante Technologies to consider what being a digital bank means, specifically for a commercial bank and, even more specifically, the bank’s payments and treasury services.

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Cross River CEO: ‘High-profile fintech folks’ interested in its real-time payments rollout

Bank Innovation

Cross River Bank, the partner bank for large fintech startups like Stripe and Affirm, is using The Clearing House’s real-time payments (RTP) network to enhance service to clients and boost its value proposition to future ones.

Burger King Now Accepts Bitcoin

PYMNTS

You want fries with that crypto? Might have to wait a bit, especially on the international stage. For some, bitcoin and cryptos — beyond a means of speculation — are a solution in search of a problem.

Greed is good … and my bonus is better

Chris Skinner

I was a bit agog and aghast at the recent announcement from 192 US CEOs, who said that stakeholders are now more important than shareholders.

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Decred aims to deliver decentralized future

Mobile Payments Today

Blockchain began as a tool for Bitcoin to deliver a decentralized future for the financial industry. Since then, Bitcoin has largely turned into a speculative investment and blockchain is increasingly being adopted by large financial institutions looking to boost efficiency.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

How TD wants to bridge the confidence gap with AI-based tools

Bank Innovation

Canadians may accept that AI is a part of their lives, but many express concerns about the potential risks that the application of the technology presents, including biases. That’s according to a recent TD Bank survey of 1,200 Canadian adults carried out by Environics Research.

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Data Breach Leaks 198M Car Buyers’ Personal Data

PYMNTS

A massive data breach has compromised the records of 198 million car buyers. Jeremiah Fowler, a senior security researcher at Security Discovery , discovered the breach after coming across the same 413GB dataset multiple times. “It

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When digitalisation stops and humans step in, it all falls to pieces (American Express)

Chris Skinner

I saw a list on Facebook the other day about being old.

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New Community Bank Sentiment Index Shows Bankers Largely Positive

Abrigo

Community bankers are largely positive about the future, based on the first results of a new index gauging business sentiment among the financial professionals who serve a critical role in local economies.

The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

Greenlight is putting education at the core of its banking offering

Bank Innovation

Greenlight Financial, which just raised $54 million in Series B funding, is acquiring customers by pitching itself as a personal finance and banking hub for kids. Greenlight is a digital-only banking startup that is designed to teach kids how to manage their finances as they grow into adulthood.

Visa B2B Connect Live In 62 Countries, Adds Infosys As Integration Partner

PYMNTS

Visa announced today that Visa B2B Connect is live in 62 countries, and has added Infosys as a new integration partner.

Greed is good … or is it?

Chris Skinner

There’s a comment that has stayed with me for a long time. It goes along the lines of if you’re earning $10 million a year then spending $10,000 is only the same as someone who earns $100,000 a year spending $100. It’s just relative.

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Examiners’ Shift in Focus Calls for Institutions to Develop a Risk-Based AML Program

Abrigo

The burden of extensive regulatory exams on a financial institution’s BSA/AML program has taken its toll on the financial crimes industry for years.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

SellersFunding acquires AmzLenders in a bid to reach more Amazon sellers

Bank Innovation

SellersFunding, a Ridgewood, N.J.-based based SME lender, has acquired AmzLenders to broaden its reach among e-commerce sellers.

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What The Trendsetters Say About How We Will Pay Next Decade

PYMNTS

Sheep are not natural-born leaders. If they were, they wouldn’t need border collies or sheepherders to make sure that they didn’t follow wolves blindly into harm’s way and that they ended up where they needed to be at the end of the day.

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The Finanser’s Week: 9th September – 15th September 2019

Chris Skinner

The main blog headlines are … Elvis seen opening a bank account in Hawaii As it’s Friday, a slightly more whimsical post.

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How To Get Conversational For Bank Search Marketing

Banker to Banker

“What do I need to open a checking account?” and “What is the best savings account?” are two trending bank-related searches that are becoming popular. In years past, potential bank customers used to put in a utilitarian “checking account” to search banks offering checking accounts.

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How ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. More specifically, updated data can help organizations outline key accounts for their campaigns. And to begin the targeting process, marketing teams must develop an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) with appropriate firmographic and behavioral data to ensure they’re going after the correct audience.Download this eBook to learn how to start improving your marketing team's data!

Credibly teams up with Wirecard for instant funding, better customer data

Bank Innovation

Credibly, a small business lending company, is partnering with Wirecard to disburse instant funds and access businesses’ spending data. The partnership is an attempt by Credibly to grow its customer base through better offerings and better risk management.

How FinTechs Help Merchants With GDPR Compliance

PYMNTS

FinTech firms are keeping a pulse on the latest regulations and helping their clients comply with them. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), for instance, went into effect last May, and penalties are just starting to be enforced.

Things worth reading: 20th September 2019

Chris Skinner

Things we’re reading today include … Changing weather could put insurance firms out of business Brexit/City jobs: iffy on the Liffey U.S.

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Learn From A Pirate - Negotiating Bank Products With Customers

Banker to Banker

Those Somali pirates are a wily bunch. While pirate attacks off the coast of East Africa are down, the average ransom is up. Most of the increase can be attributed to going after more modern ships and with better negotiating tactics.

Data-Driven Marketing 101

This eBook highlights how data-driven strategies empower marketing campaigns through personalization tactics.