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Google, Facebook, Amazon and Co are NOT offering banking, so stop saying they are

Chris Skinner

In the last month, there’s been a wave of announcements from Facebook, Apple, Google and Amazon about banking. We’ve seen Facebook’s major activities in trying to create a digital currency called Libra, and Apple’s move into finance with a credit card from Goldman Sachs which, in just a month, offered … The post Google, Facebook, Amazon and Co are NOT offering banking, so stop saying they are appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Digital Bank Future Grid

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Balancing payment innovation and trust

Mobile Payments Today

The rise of digital payments has led to a series of complex issues surrounding how to make those transactions more secure. Rapid innovation in the global payments space has created new opportunties for bad actors to expoit these new ecosystems and requires ways of thinking on how to approach the subject

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The future of banking is about data-driven experiences and not products: HSBC

Bank Innovation

The bank of the future will cease to be about specific products and services. Instead, it will offer embedded “experiences” based on data the institution has on its customers, according to a report released by HSBC this month. Entitled “Banking of the Future: Finance in the Digital Age,” the study was developed for HSBC by […].

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MoneyGram Expands Digital Services To Hong Kong, New Zealand

PYMNTS

MoneyGram has announced that it’s continuing its worldwide digital expansion with greater options for its overseas customers, especially in the Asia Pacific area and New Zealand. The MoneyGram website and MoneyGram Plus Rewards program is now available to the company’s Hong Kong customers, and users in New Zealand are now able to use the MoneyGram app to send money to friends and family. .

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Intelligent Process Automation: Boosting Bots with AI and Machine Learning

Across all sectors, companies are learning that they can transform their businesses by embracing Intelligent Process Automation, or IPA. With the pairing of AI and RPA, IPA adds a new layer of intelligent decision-making processes to automated RPA tasks. By automating repetitive work, and adding the ability to automate intelligent decision making, intelligent automation frees up your most valuable resources – your employees – to spend more time on higher value and more strategic work. But in order to reap the rewards of Intelligent Process Automation, organizations must first educate themselves and prepare for the adoption of IPA. In our ebook, Intelligent Process Automation: Boosting Bots with AI and Machine Learning.

Relationships are hard, so how do Fin and Tech get on?

Chris Skinner

I just spent a few days in bars and restaurants in a place where everyone lives underground. It’s called Toronto. A place so cold that even Olaf from Frozen has migrated South. Anyways, sitting in a bar, I was privileged to hear this exchange between Fin and Tech. Fin: “So … The post Relationships are hard, so how do Fin and Tech get on? appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Fintech Grid Humour

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Stock trading app Invstr adds mobile classes to attract more clients

Bank Innovation

Stock trading app Invstr is rolling out a series of educational tools to make investing accessible to a wider audience. The mobile-based training program is called Invstr Academy, which launched last week. It’s a move by the company to expand beyond its learning-by-doing model where users can invest with fake cash, and it beefs up […]. Carousel Daily Post 2 Investing Product Design Aite Group Deutsche Bank Invstr JPMorgan Chase Merrill Lynch Robinhood

Citi Launches Cross-Border Accounts Receivable Platform

PYMNTS

Citi is streamlining the cross-border collections process for its corporate treasury clients, the financial institution said Wednesday (Nov. In an announcement , Citi revealed the launch of its Citi Global Connect platform, enabling corporates to accept B2B payments across borders with integrated FX capabilities.

What would you rather talk about: sex, religion, politics or money?

Chris Skinner

My blog often seems to return to the subject of sex, whether it be sexism or basic sex. It is for the reason that money and rumpy-pumpy are the twin engines powering everything we do, as Jeremy Clarkson so succinctly put it. However, today I’m not writing about sex per … The post What would you rather talk about: sex, religion, politics or money? appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Grid Opinion

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The Essential Guide to Agile

Mobile Payments Today

The speed & adaptability of Agile development is no longer a competitive advantage. Per the 12th Annual State of Agile Report, 97% of companies practice Agile on some level. In spite of this positive trend, running an effective Agile development process remains very rare. Only 16% of organizations believe they exhibit a high level of Agile maturity

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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!

CIMB Bank Philippines is using smartphone data for underwriting

Bank Innovation

CIMB Bank Philippines, a digital-only bank, is using data points from customers’ mobile phones, including the number of apps installed, calendar invites and the percentage of unread emails, to underwrite customers for personal loans. In a country where 77% of the population is underbanked, the personal loans are a move by the bank to cater […]. Carousel Lending Product Design Retail Banking CIMB CIMB Bank Philippines Gojek Grab

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FEMA Looks At Blockchain To Aid Disaster Payouts

PYMNTS

The United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has revealed that it might look into using blockchain technology to streamline disaster insurance payouts, as well as speed up its response to disasters. “The Administrator should create a pilot blockchain-based land/property registry with critical information needed to file an insurance or disaster assistance claim.

The future of money according to the Swiss (shhh, it’s not bitcoin)

Chris Skinner

I just saw an interesting report produced and released by SIX Group that talks about the future of money. SIX Group run payments and settlement processing out of Switzerland and, unsurprisingly, their view is that the most likely future is that there will be digital everything but still some cash … The post The future of money according to the Swiss (shhh, it’s not bitcoin) appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Future Grid Innovation

Meeting the growing demand for mobile debit, ATM funds access

Mobile Payments Today

As consumers shift to online banking, the ATM also has been impacted by the quest to go digital. Kamesh Tumsi, VP of product strategy at Fiserv card services, gives us the scoop on the digitizing of ATM transactions

How Banks Are Winning with AI and Automated Machine Learning

Banks have always relied on predictions to make their decisions. Estimating the risks or rewards of making a particular loan, for example, has traditionally fallen under the purview of bankers with deep knowledge of the industry and extensive expertise. But times are changing. Today, banks realize that data science can significantly speed up these decisions with accurate and targeted predictive analytics. By leveraging the power of automated machine learning, banks have the potential to make data-driven decisions for products, services, and operations. Read the white paper, How Banks Are Winning with AI and Automated Machine Learning, to find out more about how banks are tackling their biggest data science challenges.

Fintech and blockchain: Where Silicon Alley meets hyperconverged infrastructure

Bank Innovation

You may not have heard of the term “Silicon Alley,” but I am sure you are aware of the game-changing financial technology that is emanating from it. Silicon Alley” was initially coined in the mid-1990s as a way to group media startups housed around the Flatiron neighborhood of Manhattan. I hope that doesn’t give you […]. Sponsored

4 Traits of a Strong Credit Analyst

Abrigo

Key Takeaways Credit analysts who are proficient in routine skills but also possess certain soft skills are most beneficial to a bank or credit union. Curiosity to dig behind the numbers and perspective are two traits of a strong credit analyst. A strong credit analyst is introspective and has emotional intelligence. Soft skills are important for credit analysts.

Regulators: damned if they do and damned if they don’t

Chris Skinner

I was running a fun panel on regulation this week. That kind of sounds like a lie – whatever can be fun about regulation – but hey, it was. I often reflect on the fact that regulators run with their eyes in the rear-view mirror. They can’t see what’s ahead … The post Regulators: damned if they do and damned if they don’t appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Grid Regulation

How retailers can fine tune the click-and-collect experience for shoppers

Mobile Payments Today

While much has been written about brick-and-mortar retailers’ continuing fight for market share with online competitors, data on continually evolving consumer preferences also demonstrates a desire by many to combine both shopping experiences. Enter: click and collect

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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.

Stash doles out 5 million ‘Stock-Back’ rewards

Bank Innovation

As cash back rewards become expected offerings among banks and financial platform companies, Stash is offering customers fractional shares of stocks as purchase rewards when they use the Stash debit card. The subscription-based investing, banking and financial planning platform company this week confirmed that it’s offered 5 million stock-back rewards since the program’s inception five […].

The Need for a FinCEN Database

Abrigo

Key Takeaways FATF best practices identify the most common challenges that countries face in ensuring that the beneficial owner(s) is identified. FATF suggests using a multi-pronged approach to ensure beneficial ownership is obtained. The US is at a disadvantage without a national beneficial ownership registry. . The importance of CDD and EDD around beneficial ownership.

Things worth reading: 20th November 2019

Chris Skinner

Things we’re reading today include … Could Metro Bank go bust? Terabytes of data leaked from an oligarch-friendly offshore bank PayPal’s former finance chief says Bank of America closed his account with ‘absolutely no explanation’ Australia’s Westpac accused of 23 million money laundering breaches Lloyd’s of London takes to City … The post Things worth reading: 20th November 2019 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Reading

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PayPal to acquire digital shopping and rewards platform Honey for $4B in cash

Mobile Payments Today

PayPal agreed to buy the online shopping and rewards platform in a bid to extend its services to help drive more personalized traffic towards its thousands of retail partners. Honey has helped consumers save more than $1 billion through targeted discounts and incentives

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How Banks Are Winning with AI and Automated Machine Learning

Banks have always relied on predictions to make their decisions. Estimating the risks or rewards of making a particular loan, for example, has traditionally fallen under the purview of bankers with deep knowledge of the industry and extensive expertise. But times are changing. Today, banks realize that data science can significantly speed up these decisions with accurate and targeted predictive analytics. By leveraging the power of automated machine learning, banks have the potential to make data-driven decisions for products, services, and operations. Read the white paper, How Banks Are Winning with AI and Automated Machine Learning, to find out more about how banks are tackling their biggest data science challenges.

Facebook beefs up e-commerce capabilities with digital payment wallet

Bank Innovation

Facebook is adding a digital payment method to its platform, a move which will facilitate retail transactions, and ultimately encourage customers to stay within its ecosystem. Facebook Pay, which was announced last week, will link to most credit cards and debit cards, much like Amazon Pay and Venmo. Users will have the option of donating […]. Carousel Payments Product Design Sales & Marketing Facebook Facebook Payments payments infrastructure Venmo

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In 2020, Improve Your BSA/AML Program by Focusing on These 4 Areas

Abrigo

Key Takeaways Now is a good time to plan 2020 BSA/AML training and efforts to educate clients and colleagues about BSA and fraud red flags. It's also a good time to enhance your institution's BSA/AML risk assessment. Sustainability of your institution's BSA program deserves particular focus in 2020. As another busy year draws closer to an end it is time to reflect on the challenges and successes of the year.

The Finanser’s Week: 11th November – 17th November 2019

Chris Skinner

The main blog headlines are … Can you recognise a fraudster when you meet one? I’ve pointed out many times that it’s easy to scam people online and defraud them. I even once got a phone call from an elderly gentleman asking me if he had really won £1 million … The post The Finanser’s Week: 11th November – 17th November 2019 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Blog Index Grid Reading

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Your Key to Combating Bias in AI

Mobile Payments Today

There is a lot to gain from AI, but it’s incredibly difficult to achieve AI maturity. It requires immense amounts of data and continual training of the algorithm. While you can manage this on your own, there are many issues that commonly arise during the process

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.