Sat.Oct 31, 2020 - Fri.Nov 06, 2020

Rebeca Romero Rainey: Striking the right balance

Independent Banker

“We are poised to lead the charge in striking the right balance of technology and connection for our customers and communities.”. Remember when video conference calls were a novelty? A year ago, I had a smattering of them. Now, not a day goes by without at least eight.

SBA Origination in a COVID World

Strategically Speaking


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Built For Speed: Millennials Drive Move To Faster Payments


There’s a bit from “Seinfeld” way back in the 20th century that, paraphrased, goes like this: A check is like a note from your parents that states, “I don’t have any money, but if you contact these people … I’m sure they’ll stick for me. If you could just trust me this one time …”.

The advantages of blockchain over traditional payments

Mobile Payments Today

By eliminating middlemen, cross-border blockchain payments can result in even faster transfers while significantly reducing costs for both merchants and customers

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.

Combining Satellite Imagery and Machine Learning In Banking

Banker to Banker

In the last five years, one of the new disciplines in banking that has emerged is the combination of machine learning and satellite imagery to gather bank intelligence on fraud, credit, and bank marketing.

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Personalizing — Not Just Digitizing — The B2B eCommerce Experience


As the B2B commerce landscape innovates, it is continually after that "Amazon-like" experience forged in the consumer commerce world. But for B2B vendors and suppliers, the unique needs of corporate customers cannot be ignored, making a consumer-like buying experience particularly complex.

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Customer connection: The new Starbucks experience

Mobile Payments Today

Despite reporting sales declines for Q4, Starbucks Corporation President and CEO Kevin Johnson was pleased with the chain's finish to the fiscal year. The company did see a change in transactions and quickly pivoted to meet customer needs

Payments firms see green as more states legalize pot

Payments Source

One area of certainty in the 2020 election is the momentum for legalizing cannabis, as a string of ballot box victories makes it harder for banks to avoid working with dispensaries and other legal marijuana businesses.

Getting the Cloud Operating Model Right


In my previous post in this blog on the journey to cloud, I looked at how to select a cloud provider. In this latest post, I move to a further critical determinant of effective performance: having the right cloud operating model.

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!

Airports Expand Range Of Digital Identity Technology


Among the segments affected by the pandemic, air travel remains near the top of the list when it comes to industries that have been hard hit.

ARC Hedge Program Update On LIBOR Transition

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 if LIBOR becomes unavailable in the future.

WhatsApp gets India permit to go live with payments service

Payments Source

India allowed Facebook Inc. to start operating its WhatsApp payments service in the world’s biggest open technology market. Digital payments Facebook

Five cross-industry payments opportunities in the new normal


Without a doubt, 2020 has been a year of disruption. It remains a challenging time for many, but as life with COVID-19 settles into a more routine experience, merchants are searching for more options to help keep their customers safe, their products available, and the economy moving.

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 Nine Things We Know For Sure About The Post-Pandemic Consumer


There’s no shortage of pain points to catalog from the past six months: A global pandemic, worldwide economic disruption, record-breaking unemployment, an invasion by murder hornets — the hits never seem to stop.

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Bitcoin by the numbers

Daily Fintech

I’ve always been a numbers guy when it come to bitcoin’s growth, especially as we try to predict future adoption. Yesterday was bitcoin’s 12th anniversary, and since the bitcoin whitepaper has been published on 350 web sites and cited by over 1,100 scholarly articles.

7 ways COVID-19 has changed holiday shopping

Payments Source

It's not just payment habits that are changing, but the very nature of what people are willing to buy one another. Online payments Mobile payments Prepaid cards Retailers Coronavirus

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Seven key themes from Sibos 2020


Sibos 2020, the world’s largest financial services conference, was held virtually this year from October 5-8. The theme this time was “Driving the evolution of smart finance.” As usual, the conference served as a platform for the global finance community to have stimulating discussions and exchange ideas. Seven key themes for payments jumped out at…. The post Seven key themes from Sibos 2020 appeared first on Accenture Banking Blog. Uncategorized Innovation Payments Payments Navigator Sibos

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.

Former Bain, Wayfair Exec Leads Drive To Acquire Powerhouse Amazon Sellers


It seems you can buy pretty much anything you want on Amazon these days. But when Perch CEO Chris Bell goes shopping on the world’s largest online retailer , he’s not looking for a deal on socks; he’s looking to acquire companies.

Cross border payments part 2: your fat margin is my opportunity 

Daily Fintech

“your fat margin is my opportunity” is a quote from a very smart entrepreneur called Jeff Bezos. Cost in cross border payments comes from 4 sources: – Fees. This is the most visible cost. – Foreign Exchange.

Cash in hand: Consumers post-pandemic view of cash

ATM Marketplace

Data from the Federal Reserve indicates consumers have a lot of cash on their hands as a result of the pandemic. Most have used cash while paying in person during the pandemic

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China stops Jack Ma’s $35 billion Ant IPO from going ahead

Payments Source

The Shanghai stock exchange will suspend Ant Group Co.’s s $35 billion IPO after Jack Ma was called in for “supervisory interviews" with Chinese regulatory agencies. Ant Financial IPOs

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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.

US Justice Department Sues Visa To Block Its Planned $5.3B Plaid Acquisition


The U.S. Department of Justice sued Visa on Thursday (Nov. 5) to block its planned $5.3 billion acquisition of Plaid, arguing that the deal would allow Visa to extend what the DOJ alleges is the company's control of the online debt market.

The Next Stage in the Financial Revolution: AR and VR Solutions 

Daily Fintech

This article is written by Daglar Cizmeci, a serial investor, founder and CEO. Technology-enabled financial solutions have undergone an evolution over the past 130 years. We can consider the late 19th century to have given way to financial globalisation.

Understanding Powers of Attorney to Protect Seniors

ABA Community Banking

Americans don’t like to talk about money. But when a serious and sudden health event takes place, powers of attorney are a critical step to help families prepare for potential caregiving needs. The post Understanding Powers of Attorney to Protect Seniors appeared first on ABA Banking Journal.

How Visa's digital services strategy is coming together

Payments Source

As the pandemic and economic downturn take their toll on consumer spending, the card companies are relying on scale, partnerships and subsidiaries to turn consulting, security and fast technology deployment into new and sustainable revenue streams. Digital payments Point-of-sale M&A Network rules Coronavirus Visa

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.