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Welcome to 2020: What’s new?

Chris Skinner

Welcome to 2020. It’s a new day. It’s a new year. It’s a new decade. And yes, I’m feeling good. This is a year all of us futurists have looked forward to for over two decades as, back in 2000, it became popular to talk about a 2020 vision. … The post Welcome to 2020: What’s new?

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Financial app Qapital hacks the psychology of spending

Bank Innovation

At first glance, New York-based Qapital, a digital banking, investing and budgeting platform, might look like a challenger bank. But CEO and co-founder George Friedman says Qapital’s offerings are more than just a collection of financial products. To Qapital, which launched in the U.S.

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Top BSA/AML Blog Posts: Cannabis, SARs Topped the List in 2019


Key Takeaways The most popular BSA/AML and fraud blog posts in 2019 related to staying on top of regulatory changes. BSA and compliance officers wanted to read about SARs, risks tied to cannabis-related businesses, and preparing for CAMS exams. Regulatory change in focus.

How to choose the right payment processor for your business

Mobile Payments Today

Payment processors can make running your business easier. But it’s up to you to make the right investment and select the one that will best suit your needs and make your customers happy

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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!

To 2020 … and beyond

Chris Skinner

Looking beyond 2020, there has been a rise of quite a number of folks looking to the longer-term future. Here’s the key ones I’ve picked up on so far. First is Royal Bank of Canada with their Imagine 2025 series. Quite an investment and lots of interviews and insights.

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Fine-Tuning ALM Strategies for 2020


Key Takeaways If you don't feel like your modeling results are relevant, then it might be time to ask different questions. Shift your ALM model from a static to a dynamic approach to find more value in your results. Strapped for time to implement these strategies?

Big tech, the fintech challenge and the rise of the super app

Mobile Payments Today

As Big Tech encroaches upon banking, some of the leading app developers in the ride sharing and food delivery space are carving out a niche for themselves in financial services. The challenge posed by these companies could have profound implications for the future of payments

2020: a decade in technology

Chris Skinner

As a regular BA traveller, I’m always pleased to pick up their magazine Business Life as it often has some interesting articles. This year, the magazine has a great write up of forecasts for things that will happen in the 2020s by Tim Hulse.

Thailand strives to catch up to Asian markets on digital banking

Bank Innovation

Thailand is laying the foundations for standalone digital banks as it strives to catch up with other Asian markets that are allowing such changes, according to its central bank governor. “At

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.

Artificial Intelligence in BSA


Key Takeaways The most popular BSA/AML and fraud blog posts in 2019 related to staying on top of regulatory changes. BSA and compliance officers wanted to read about SARs, risks tied to cannabis-related businesses, and preparing for CAMS exams. Artificial Intelligence in BSA/AML.

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Maintaining a competitive advantage in the banking space

Mobile Payments Today

Bátiz-Lazo, departmental chair in Business History and bank management at Bangor University, in Wales, discussed the importance of creating a competitive advantage

The regulator’s focus for 2020

Chris Skinner

I was going to write stuff about this but The Financial Stability Board did it for me. Here’s where the regulator will focus in 2020: The Financial Stability Board (FSB) published its work programme for 2020.

Two more groups submit Singapore digital banking license bids

Bank Innovation

Two more consortiums said they submitted bids for digital banking licenses in Singapore as companies, ranging from a massage chair maker to a property giant and Chinese fintech firms, joined forces to go for the sought-after permits.

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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.

Your Bank Probably Has Loan Size and Risk Wrong

Banker to Banker

MANAGING CREDIT RISK If you are like most banks you have your credit approval and risk process based around loan size. The assumption is that the larger the loan the more risk the bank is taking on so a greater level of risk review is needed. But, suppose the data didn’t bear that assumption out?

Canada's Instacoin bitcoin ATMs now offer a slew of stablecoins

Mobile Payments Today

Instacoin now supports seven stablecoins — including the controversial tether — throughout its bitcoin ATM network. At its two-way machines, users can buy and sell up to nearly C$10,000 ($7,600) worth of tether a day, no ID required

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Things worth reading: 9th January 2020

Chris Skinner

Majority is building a financial toolkit for new immigrants to the US

Bank Innovation

Digital banking brand Majority, which is aimed at reaching immigrants who lack credit history, is on pace to launch across the U.S. this year. Majority is a membership-based digital banking service that costs $5 per month.

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Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

People’s Bank Of China Making Progress Toward Digital Coin


China’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), said it has completed the “top-level” design of its proposed digital currency, according to reports.

5 Trends Bankers Need To Know From The Fed’s New Payment Study

Banker to Banker

RETHINKING PAYMENTS Last month, the Federal Reserve released its 7 th , tri-annual U.S. payments study, and, as usual, it had some eye-opening trends that all banks need to consider for their long-term strategic planning.

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Things worth reading: 10th January 2020

Chris Skinner

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Gas stations struggle to meet October chip card deadline

Bank Innovation

While chip cards are becoming a mainstay at brick-and-mortar retail checkouts, gas pump payment technology lags behind. Visa and Mastercard have given U.S.

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

Amex Cleared To Operate In China


The central bank in China said it has accepted an American Express application to start working in the country, according to a report by Reuters. The news was released in a social media post by the official People’s Bank of China (PBOC) account on Wednesday (Jan.

Sceptics: Big numbers, tough crowd


Accenture’s ground-breaking 2019 Global Financial Services Consumer Study has seen four mindsets emerge from the data: Pioneers, Sceptics, Traditionalists and Pragmatists. In this series of blog posts, we’ll look at each type in the Australian context.¹

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Things worth reading: 8th January 2020

Chris Skinner

Things we’re reading today include … Barclays £322m Qatar deal ‘could be seen as way to hide payments’ Ignoring climate risk costs more than tackling it Former Goldman banker pleads guilty to insider trading Bitcoin: Should cryptocurrency owners make a will?

Amex moves closer to entering China’s $27 trillion market

Bank Innovation

American Express Co. cleared a key hurdle in its bid to accessing China’s $27 trillion payments market after the central bank accepted its application to start a bank card clearing business.

Marketing Ops: The New Revenue Hero

As data continues to play a starring role in today’s B2B organizations, both marketing and sales operations professionals are poised to solidify their place as critical revenue drivers. In particular, the evolution of the Marketing Operations (Ops) role has created a new standard in marketing and has become a vital component of an organization’s success.