2023

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Financial Institutions Face Critical Crossroads in 2024

The Financial Brand

This article Financial Institutions Face Critical Crossroads in 2024 appeared first on The Financial Brand. 2024 will be a pivotal year for a banking industry faced with an uncertain economy – but also with significant opportunities for growth. This article Financial Institutions Face Critical Crossroads in 2024 appeared first on The Financial Brand.

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Why the community bank stock rally stalled

American Banker

A small bank stock index posted its biggest gain of the year in early November before that progress faded. What will it take for investors to sustain confidence in the sector?

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BIS advances oversight structure for broader faster payments ecosystem

Payments Dive

In the interest of faster, cheaper and more transparent cross-border payments, the Bank of International Settlements last week produced an interim report aimed at developing a governance structure for an interlinked faster payments system.

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Designer of ‘Real-Time Payments’ Tackles ‘Chuck’ for Community Banks

The Financial Brand

This article Designer of ‘Real-Time Payments’ Tackles ‘Chuck’ for Community Banks appeared first on The Financial Brand. 'Payment Jedi' Peter Davey hopes to take Alloy Labs consortium members where no community bank has gone before. His mission? Launch Chuck. This article Designer of ‘Real-Time Payments’ Tackles ‘Chuck’ for Community Banks appeared first on The Financial Brand.

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Why is CRE Lending Stuck in the Past? Top 3 Reasons for Digital Resistance

Commercial lending is on the verge of a resurgence, but traditional processes are an obstacle. Explore the top 3 reasons for resistance to digital transformation and how overcoming them can pave the way for growth and efficiency. Discover why embracing automation and digital solutions is crucial for success in today's competitive landscape. Discover how GoDocs helps commercial lenders in the digital era with seamless integration and a borrower-focused approach.

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3 Ways Generative AI Will Transform Banking

Accenture

One year after ChatGPT’s public launch, generative AI is probably still the hottest topic in the world of business—and with good reason. Research suggests gen AI could add almost $7 trillion to global GDP. So what, exactly, will gen AI mean for banks? Much of the conversation today around the technology generates more heat than… The post 3 Ways Generative AI Will Transform Banking appeared first on Accenture Banking Blog.

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Future-Proof Banking: Surviving in a World of Digital Ecosystems

The Financial Brand

This article Future-Proof Banking: Surviving in a World of Digital Ecosystems appeared first on The Financial Brand. Modern technologies are the foundation for a reset of existing business models in banking including AI, hybrid cloud, embedded solutions and BaaS. This article Future-Proof Banking: Surviving in a World of Digital Ecosystems appeared first on The Financial Brand.

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Block to shrink workforce

Payments Dive

The company plans to cut about 8% of its workforce over the next year as Jack Dorsey steps up his efforts to improve efficiency and revive profits.

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FTC targets deceptive practices in merchant cash advance case

CFPB Monitor

The Federal Trade Commission recently prevailed on summary judgment in a case against Jonathan Braun and his company RCG Advances, LLC. The product at issue, merchant cash advances, generally provide small businesses with critical and timely financing, and there was no dispute that the defendants gave these businesses upfront lump-sums of money in exchange for the right to collect future receivables. .

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Americas FSI Digital Commentary: 3 Ways to Accelerate Digital Strategy in 2023

Cisco

As a change agent serving the financial services industry for over 20 years, it is a great privilege to collaborate with Bank, Insurance, and Wealth Management institutions to devise and execute digital transformation strategy, solve complex business problems, and leverage technology to strengthen business results. Ending a chaotic 2022 with the Federal Reserve in their December meeting raising interest rates to control inflation another 50 basis points following four consecutive 75 basis point

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Register Now: Sneak Peek Into Close Automation SkyStem Web Demo

Technology is rapidly changing the way accountants perform and manage month-end activities. Spreadsheets, email, and shared drives no longer have to slow us down. Join us as we present a "sneak peek" recorded demo of SkyStem's month-end close solution – ART. In under four weeks, your team can start reaping the benefits of month-end close automation by vastly reducing spreadsheets, cut down on reconciliation work, speed up the month-end close, and better manage your remote team.

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And the winners of the 2023 awards for worst customer service are …

TheGuardian

We celebrate the companies that went the extra mile … to inflate their balance sheets and let down loyal customers These are troubling times for big business. Traders, fighting for survival, need to focus on money. They absolutely do not have the time and resources to hand-hold unreasonable customers who insist on receiving goods and services in return for their outlay.

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Barclays online, mobile banking down 2 hours today

BankInovation

Barclays online and mobile banking systems were down for two hours today, with the London-based bank’s clients were unable to access their accounts, the bank said on X, formerly known as Twitter. During the outage, $1.

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What Robinhood’s performance could signal for rival retail investment apps and their valuations

CB Insights

Robinhood ’s Q1’23 earnings paint a grim picture of the profitability and growth challenges that retail investing apps and other fintechs face today: Net losses are compounding Active users are at a fraction of previous peaks Transaction-based revenues are up and down from one quarter to the next but aren’t growing over time This is old news to the public markets, as Robinhood’s market capitalization is down 77% compared to its exit valuation at IPO in July 2021.

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Mastercard files a trademark for crypto and blockchain-based tools

The Paypers

US-based Mastercard has filed a trademark application for several cryptocurrency and blockchain-related tools reinforcing the company's interest in the crypto sector.

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2024 Lending Outlook: Innovations and Evolutions in the Financial Sector

As we step into 2024, the lending landscape evolves rapidly with technology, regulations, and market dynamics driving change. For banks and financial institutions to stay competitive and meet the evolving needs of their customers, these drivers must be understood and engaged with. Lenders can anticipate significant transformation fueled by technological advancements, regulatory shifts, and changing consumer behaviors.

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Bias, fairness, and other ethical dimensions in artificial intelligence

BankUnderground

Kathleen Blake Artificial intelligence (AI) is an increasingly important feature of the financial system with firms expecting the use of AI and machine learning to increase by 3.5 times over the next three years. The impact of bias, fairness, and other ethical considerations are principally associated with conduct and consumer protection. But as set out in DP5/22 , AI may create or amplify financial stability and monetary stability risks.

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Shifting from compliance to value with ISO 20022

Accenture

The years-long ISO 20022 journey has achieved a major milestone this year: it is now being used for cross-border payments. The new standard successfully launched globally in March 2023 with SWIFT CBPR+, and on the European Market Infrastructures of T2 (March 2023), Euro 1 (March 2023) and CHAPS RTGS (June 2023). Early data reveal a… The post Shifting from compliance to value with ISO 20022 appeared first on Accenture Banking Blog.

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Basel III endgame: 5 things to watch in 2024

American Banker

Federal regulators will look to finalize capital rules for banks with at least $100 billion of assets. Here's what to look for as the contentious regulations move through the rulemaking process.

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The Future of Retail Banking: A Look Into the Crystal Ball

The Financial Brand

This article The Future of Retail Banking: A Look Into the Crystal Ball appeared first on The Financial Brand. Trends emerge for banks to reinvent customer lifetime value, personalization, digital platform thinking and reimagined experiences. This article The Future of Retail Banking: A Look Into the Crystal Ball appeared first on The Financial Brand.

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Addressing Top Enterprise Challenges in Generative AI with DataRobot

The buzz around generative AI shows no sign of abating in the foreseeable future. Enterprise interest in the technology is high, and the market is expected to gain momentum as organizations move from prototypes to actual project deployments. Ultimately, the market will demand an extensive ecosystem, and tools will need to streamline data and model utilization and management across multiple environments.

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Mastercard ties growth to digital strategy

Payments Dive

The network is advancing technologies to let consumers and businesses more easily use its cards, after doubling the number of merchants that accept them over the past five years.

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The 2023 GonzoBanker Awards

Gonzobanker

2023. What a year. Bank leaders must feel like Rocky Balboa after 15 rounds with Apollo Creed. Just think of what the industry dealt with in the last 12 months: The brunt of the unprecedented scope and pace of Fed rate hikes hit home, and banks have seen an.80 basis point increase in deposit cost of funds – and that while total deposit balances decreased for six straight quarters.

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SASE – Necessary for the Future of Work

Cisco

Gartner first coined the term secure access service edge (SASE) in 2019. No one could have predicted how important and quickly SASE would become relevant to almost every business in order to function. With financial institutions digital transformation plans, the move to the cloud for many applications only heightened the interest and need. SASE is about delivering networking and network security controls at the edge as close to the users as possible.

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Europe’s banks helped fossil fuel firms raise more than €1tn from global bond markets

TheGuardian

Exclusive: Pan-European investigation looked at thousands of transactions since Paris climate agreement in 2016 Banks including some of Europe’s largest lenders have helped fossil fuel companies to raise more than €1tn (£869bn) from the global bond markets since the Paris climate agreement, according to an investigation by the Guardian and its reporting partners.

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Need Curated Pre-foreclosure Lists to Generate New Real Estate Leads? Trellis Has the Data!

Trellis is a state trial court research and analytics platform that provides Real Estate Professionals (Buyers, Foreclosure, Loan Modification, etc.) with LEADS on Pre-Foreclosures, Lis Pendes, Distressed Assets and more — to help uncover **new** opportunities and grow their business. The process is quick and easy — and all in real time. Trellis will supply you with a link to the relevant dockets, a Leads sheet and access to its UI where applicable.

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Same-day ACH payments soar

Payments Dive

The dollar value of same-day ACH payments nearly doubled in the first quarter as the volume increased 20.7%, Nacha said this week in a quarterly update.

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FedNow attracts real-time payments early adopters

Payments Dive

Companies partnering with the Federal Reserve to test the real-time payments system see it as a way to draw customers and get an edge on rivals.

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Square CEO to depart

Payments Dive

Alyssa Henry, CEO of Block’s merchant business Square, will leave the company just days after a service outage left merchant clients unable to process payments.

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Google Pay taps Affirm, Zip for BNPL

Payments Dive

The tech giant has linked with the buy now, pay later companies to develop installment payment options to be offered next year.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr