Sat.Dec 05, 2020 - Fri.Dec 11, 2020

A Future-Ready Approach: Building “Living Systems” for Banks

Accenture

This series of blogs looks at the future of banking in Growth Markets in a post-COVID-19 world. We know digitally mature banks comprehensively outperform their peers, and that’s reason enough for those lagging on the digital curve to start transforming themselves.

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Insurtech In 2021: What To Expect?

Daily Fintech

As we reach the end of the year, insurance business and technology teams are emerging out of intense annual review sessions ready with plans for 2021. The prognosis forebodes caution as executives grapple with scenario options ranging from a quick rebound to further drag in the recovery.

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How to Connect with Your Best Customers in a Socially Distant World

Strategically Speaking

A lot has changed since the confetti was cleaned off the streets when we entered 2020. There are real world health concerns, economic uncertainty, and fundamental changes associated with how we work, play and connect with others.

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Fintech women of distinction

Mobile Payments Today

NYC Fintech Women announced its second annual, 50 Inspiring Fintech Females awards. There were more than 400 nominations for recognition in five different categories.

5 Things a Data Scientist Can Do to Stay Current

DataRobot together with Snowflake – a leading cloud data platform provider — is helping data scientists stay current with the latest technology and data science best practices so that they can excel in an increasingly AI-driven workplace. Five Things a Data Scientist Can Do to Stay Current offers data scientists guidance for thriving in AI-driven enterprises.

Visa Says Frictionless B2B Payments Are The Future; Rails Must Adapt To New Use Cases

PYMNTS

In payments, speed is everything.

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The 2020 Banker’s Gift Guide For You And Your Clients

Banker to Banker

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us we can turn our attention to the holidays. That means our annual gift guide for bankers. We do this as we not only have a good time putting this together, but it is one of the pieces of content that we produce that drives heavy traffic

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Where the rubber meets the road: digital payments and the trucking industry

Mobile Payments Today

The trucking industry was content with its payment processing for years until the pandemic hit. Mobile Payments Today interviewed Justin King, Senior Vice President, product and innovation for Comdata on how the industry has moved forward with digital payments

Millennials Pivot Toward Homeownership; Economic Ripple Effects Still Unknown

PYMNTS

It was only a few short years ago that the conventional wisdom was that millennials were shaping up to be slower entering the homebuying market than their Gen X siblings and baby boomer parents.

Gamechanger: Understanding Central Bank Digital Currency

Accenture

As the world increasingly digitalises, industries around the globe are integrating new and innovative technologies and digital products to capitalise on the transformation.

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!

What Index Should Banks Use Now for Hedging and ARC Loans

Banker to Banker

On October 23, 2020, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) published the Fallback Protocol (Protocol) that allows firms that use LIBOR to transition to SOFR when LIBOR becomes unavailable.

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CEOs lamenting diversity pipeline is a ‘cop-out,’ former Amex chief says

Payments Source

Corporate heads shouldn’t blame a limited pool of talent on their inability to promote and hire Black executives, said Kenneth Chenault, the former longtime chief executive of American Express. Diversity and equality

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Citigroup Chief: CBDCs Are 'Inevitable' In The Future Of Currency

PYMNTS

Citigroup will be helping governments around the world establish sovereign digital currencies, or central bank digital currencies (CBDC), CEO Michael Corbat says, according to a report from CoinDesk. Speaking with David Rubenstein at a Bloomberg event on Friday (Dec.

Global trade’s new normal and what it means for banks

Accenture

In this blog and the next, I’ll look at the shifts happening within trade and supply chain finance due to market forces and COVID-19, and outline how banks should respond.

The Empowered Consumer

When it comes to working with the empowered consumer, AI has the power to help your business thrive by leveraging your own data to better understand your customers. Read our ebook, The Empowered Consumer, to learn more about how AI can help you connect with your customers.

The power of the Stripe Treasury Baas

Daily Fintech

Writing good things about Stripe is cliché Stripe’s mission is to increase the GDP of the internet by making it easy to launch and run an online business[1]. Efi Pylarinou is the founder of Efi Pylarinou Advisory and a Fintech/Blockchain influencer – No.3

The many ways Visa expanded push payments in 2020

Payments Source

Michael Moeser, senior analyst at PaymentsSource, talks to Cecilia Frew, senior vice president of Visa Direct at Visa, about the demands driving digital payments throughout the year. Digital payments Visa Credit cards

NCR: Bank Disruption On The Horizon; Banking M&A Deals To Follow

PYMNTS

You’d be forgiven for thinking that, in banking, the deal is dead. The pandemic, after all, has obliterated “normal” business trends and caution reigns.

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Outside-in lens – A need for bold change in Australian banking

Accenture

Australian banks are amongst the most profitable in the world. However, changing customer expectations, rising competition from non-banks and pressures from the regulatory landscape are posing a threat to the historically stable revenue streams.

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.

This Week in Fintech ending 11 December 2020

Daily Fintech

This week our experts brought you the following insights based on their experience as investors, entrepreneurs & executives.

Virtual B2B cards emphasize digital distribution as lockdowns continue

Payments Source

Banks trudging along slowly with digital advancements are getting a push from virtual card technology providers touting the concept of mass distribution for commercial card issuers. Digital payments B-to-B payments Credit cards

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Report: Digital Lender SoFi Eyes IPO Via SPAC

PYMNTS

Social Finance (SoFi), a San Francisco-based online lending startup, is holding talks about selling to a blank-check acquisition company, Reuters reported, to help it debut on the stock market.

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What Options are Available to Lenders as Forbearance Periods End?

SWBC's LenderHub

No one could have anticipated the struggles we’ve all faced this year. The onset and spread of COVID-19 throughout the country has caused major disruptions across nearly all industries in 2020.

Data Science Fails: Building AI You Can Trust

The new DataRobot whitepaper, Data Science Fails: Building AI You Can Trust, outlines eight important lessons that organizations must understand to follow best data science practices and ensure that AI is being implemented successfully.

Stablecoin News for the week ending Wednesday 9th December.

Daily Fintech

Is a monopoly ever a good thing? Here is our pick of the 3 most important Stablecoin news stories during the week. This week we saw the empire strike back. Well the State actually, reacting to Facebook’s looming launch.

VCs bullish on 2021 for distributed finance, B2B tech

Payments Source

E-commerce and digital finance are expanding quickly due to the pandemic, economic downturn and plans for recovery — providing opportunities for VCs that back technology that powers faster, more digital payments. Blockchain B-to-B payments Stripe Venture capital Cryptocurrencies

CVS, Walmart To Provide COVID Vaccinations

PYMNTS

Major U.S. retailers CVS and Walmart are readying to begin distributing COVID-19 vaccines, according to published reports. CNBC reported that CVS is ready to begin doling out the vaccines to the most vulnerable populations within 24 to 48 hours of receiving them.

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Company acquisitions: How to not only survive, but thrive

ATM Marketplace

Although acquisitions are a business norm, since the coronavirus pandemic, the number of companies being acquired seem to have ramped up.

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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.