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COVID-19 Briefing: Pandemics, Natural Disasters and Banks’ Balance Sheets

BankUnderground

Neeltje van Horen. The Covid-19 (Covid) pandemic is a major shock to the economy but unlike traditional crises or credit crunches, its origin is exogenous to the financial sector.

Restaurant Industry Report: Change And Technology On The Menu

PYMNTS

The National Restaurant Association , the country’s (and world’s) foodservice trade association, released its annual State of the Restaurant Industry report on Tuesday (Jan. 26) compiling and analyzing data elicited from 6,000 restaurant operators and 1,000 adult consumers.

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Debt Collection Communications: Are You Doing It Right?

Fico Collections

In my series of posts on the disruption caused by the pandemic to financial services customers in the UK, and the impact on debt collection communications, I have explored: How this disruption affected customers’ ability to get in touch with their provider at a critical moment in time, using data from the FICO and Censuswide customer research.

Get in the game! What mobile app publishers can learn from gaming

Mobile Payments Today

Scott Tomkins serves as the Senior Vice President of Global Revenue for Digital Turbine. With over 20 years’ experience in the mobile app ecosystem, Scott has influenced mobile-first strategies for hundreds of top mobile properties.

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Realizing the Benefits of Automated Machine Learning

How are organizations using machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to derive business value? Renowned author and professor Tom Davenport explains the rise of automated machine learning, its benefits, and success stories from businesses that are already using it.

How can high human care boost your bank’s performance?

Accenture

What are the best indicators of someone’s potential at work? If you said education, tenure, job level, industry, geography or company size, you’d be partly right. Our research found that these factors account for 9 percent of someone’s work potential. Nine percent is good.

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Can biometric cards ride the surge in contactless payments?

Payments Source

Biometric authentication has always been a challenging subject with consumers, who are accustomed to using the technology to unlock their phones but are still wary about how much personal information they share with retailers and card issuers. Contactless payments Biometrics

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The strategic value of IT: A vital step in the M&A process

Mobile Payments Today

Geeman Yip is the founder and CEO of BitTitan, a SaaS-based cloud enablement provider that helps IT service providers and businesses assess, deploy and manage technology solutions in a rapidly changing cloud world.

The Challenge and Impact of ISO 20022 for banks

Accenture

The global adoption of ISO 20022 is the most far-reaching and widely underestimated development in payments today. It’s not shocking that the transition hasn’t attracted the attention it merits. ISO 20022 is complicated and can seem downright mysterious even to payments specialists.

Outdoorsy Makes Happy Campers Out Of RV Owners And Renters

PYMNTS

In the world of business, where the quest for profits, sales growth and the next big thing is never ending, here’s something you don’t hear every day. “I I will die of old age before we've even cracked a fraction of this demand.” .

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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!

Detecting Human Trafficking During COVID-19

Abrigo

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. The pandemic has fueled many of the risk factors for becoming a target for human traffickers. You might also like this webinar on human trafficking and major events. DOWNLOAD/WATCH.

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How open banking can transform the U.S. payments market

Payments Source

banks and payment companies are looking to Europe's example to see how open banking can push the market beyond its reliance on credit and debit cards. Fintech Compliance U.S. European Union Fintech regulations

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Protected: Challenges and Opportunities in Banks’ Cloud Migration

Accenture

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. The post Protected: Challenges and Opportunities in Banks’ Cloud Migration appeared first on Accenture Banking Blog. Uncategorized cloud

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Report: Payoneer Could Go Public By Merging With SPAC

PYMNTS

Digital payments company Payoneer is in talks to go public via a business combination with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) FTAC Olympus Acquisition Corp., Bloomberg reported.

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How to Choose an AI Vendor

This report explores why it is so challenging to choose an AI vendor and what you should consider as you seek a partner in AI.

5 Reasons Your Financial Institution Should Attend ThinkBIG 2021

Abrigo

Why Attend ThinkBIG 2021? With so many conferences to choose from, what sets ThinkBIG apart? See everything ThinkBIG has to offer. learn more . Takeaway 1 ThinkBIG 2021 features in-person and virtual options to accommodate attendees.

Year of the Crypto Bank

Daily Fintech

The Chinese New Year is coming up in couple of weeks and 2021 is a Year of the Ox. That’s a bull, but a “regulated” bull. And 2021 will be bullish on the convergence of crypto and traditional financial services.

How did the pandemic change how people learn?

Accenture

From COVID-19 to accelerating cloud change, remote working to diversity, 2020 was a stress test and accelerator of change. Organizations are working to create more inclusive teams, embark on ambitious paths for new skilling, and transform physical and digital workplaces.

Beyond Bitcoin: Mainstream Acceptance Sparks Push For Everyday Cryptocurrency

PYMNTS

Bitcoin gets all the headlines. But step beyond bitcoin and enter the world of cryptocurrencies approaching mainstream acceptance.

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.

Updated PPP 3508S, EZ Forms, Guidance; New 3508S Not Quite ‘Blanket Forgiveness’

Abrigo

Key Takeaways The SBA has rolled out updated PPP loan forgiveness applications and guidance to incorporate changes from the Economic Aid Act.

Market Commentary: Week of January 25, 2021

SWBC's LenderHub

Last Week: Another strong week for equities as new all-time highs were set yet again for the S&P and NASDAQ.

The Challenge and Impact of ISO 20022 for Banks

Accenture

The global adoption of ISO 20022 is the most far-reaching and widely underestimated development in payments today. It’s not shocking that the transition hasn’t attracted the attention it merits. ISO 20022 is complicated and can seem downright mysterious even to payments specialists.

Open Banking Meets Instant Payments At The Online Checkout

PYMNTS

Last week marked the third anniversary of PSD2 , the regulation that launched open banking in the U.K. and Europe. And those three years have given rise to a slew of new companies capitalizing on that initiative all over the world, as well as established companies making their mark.

MLOps 101: The Foundation for Your AI Strategy

Machine Learning Operations (MLOps) allows organizations to alleviate many of the issues on the path to AI with ROI by providing a technological backbone for managing the machine learning lifecycle through automation and scalability.

Where payments meet politics

Payments Source

Kate Fitzgerald, senior editor at PaymentsSource, talks to Eric Grover, principal at Intrepid Ventures, about the political activities that hinder the expansion of payment systems. Compliance U.S. Digital payments Biden Administration China PayDirt

Alt Lending Week ended 29th January 2021

Daily Fintech

Bitcoin Whales making a splash and coining it in Bitcoin to me is an enigma so I try to understand what I can. I am still none the wiser but I recall the words of Hot Chocolate “I believe in miracles, where you from you sexy thing”. So do all those holders of Bitcoins […].

Is There Seasonality in Loan Credit Spreads?

Banker to Banker

Research demonstrates that many companies do not sell their products or services evenly throughout the week, month, quarter, or year. Instead, in many industries, revenue and profit margins can fluctuate substantially throughout periods. It pays for community banks to not pay attention to this phenomenon in order to increase margins, but due to the vaccine, credit spreads are likely to decrease during the back half of the year as banks increase credit supply

Three Years On, Open Banking Broadens For Business Banking

PYMNTS

Last week, the U.K. marked its third anniversary of adopting its open banking framework, making it the leading market to drive the concept of unlocking customers’ bank account data for integration with third-party solution providers.

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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.