2020

COVID-19, Digital Payments and the Future of Cash

Payments Dive

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the use of digital payments and moved the debate over a cashless society to a near-term consideration

A How-To Guide for Monetizing Open Banking

Accenture

In my last post, I shared the two emerging business models that are powered by Open Banking: banking as a platform and banking as a service. The future of any Open Banking offering will depend on the value it provides or the monetization options it creates.

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What’s the Impact of Coronavirus on FinTech?

Chris Skinner

Someone asked me what the coronavirus pandemic means for the future of FinTech. I guess they thought that not much is happening and many firms will shutter and close.

Digital-First App Usage Spells Future Of The Connected Economy

PYMNTS

The pandemic has significantly altered the way consumers of all age groups and income levels shop and pay, with many turning to online and mobile channels to reduce health risks.

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Powering Personalization Through Customer Data

Finding the right CDP can help unlock the value of your customer data. This eBook offers guidance on choosing, deploying, and utilizing a CDP, along with a case study on how one bank put data into action to forge stronger connections with customers.

Trepp’s Review and Outlook on Commercial Real Estate Market

Abrigo

Key Takeaways Trepp's head of Commercial Real Estate Finance outlined the current CRE market and looked at the future of CRE during Abrigo's recent ThinkBIG conference. The overall CMBS delinquency rate in September declined from a near peak rate earlier this year.

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Combining Satellite Imagery and Machine Learning In Banking

South State Correspondent

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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Smaller banks innovate ways to handle PPP volume in the ‘scramble’ 

Bank Innovation

The Small Business Administration launched its Paycheck Protection Program loans more than a week ago and banks have been racing to keep up with the volume ever since. Rapidly deployed automation technologies are helping community and regional banks keep up with the deluge of applications.

Fintech women of distinction

Payments Dive

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

Can blockchain transform cross-border payments?

Payments Dive

Cross-border payments are fraught with difficulties from long paper trails to complicated contracts/ Blockchain has emerged as a possible contender to streamline the process, however, but is it ready to tackle cross-border payments

Digitally Transforming the Engagement Experience for Financial Institutions

Customer experience has become a key differentiator. Learn how to launch your digital transformation by incorporating two customer experience trends into your digital transformation strategy: self-service & personalization.

Adjust report identifies 3 trends in mobile finance to keep an eye on

Payments Dive

As mobile finance takes up an ever-more central part of our daily lives, understanding the benchmarks and trends from within this fast growing vertical is more vital than ever.

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Am I wrong about Hong Kong?

Chris Skinner

I got an amazing reply to my post yesterday. I cannot say from whom – that’s part of the thing – but it’s such a good reply, I’m sharing it here. For me, it shows how the internet has changed the world – I can write a blog from Poland, … The post Am I wrong about Hong Kong?

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Why ISO 20022 is a seismic shift for payments

Accenture

There’s no two ways about it: ISO 20022 is a complex new standard for financial services firms of every description. Inside that complexity lie some operational hurdles for payments players—but also tremendous opportunities.

The future of payments post-pandemic (free research report)

Chris Skinner

During this quite period of time, it’s a good time for reflection and I was lucky enough to be commissioned to produce some research on how European FinTech influencers see the future of payments post-pandemic.

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The New 7 Facts on Housing Interest Rates and What Banks Can Do About It

The CRE multifamily sector has created tremendous momentum that won’t be slowed by interest rate hikes. Check out the facts right here!

Digital Banking for the Poor

Chris Skinner

I have a few friends around the world that I pick up on, and The World Bank and CGAP are amongst that crew.

Will you avoid companies that put profit before people?

Chris Skinner

I’ve been writing a lot about purpose-driven banking, a theme that resonates around the idea that business focus should be more than just making money. It should also focus upon doing good for society and the planet.

Oracle, SWIFT Add Fast Cross-Border Payments For SMBs

PYMNTS

Oracle Banking Payments announced Wednesday (Oct. 7) that it is supporting SWIFT ’s latest service to speed effortless global cross-border payments for small- and medium-sized business (SMBs) and consumer markets. “We

Deposit Marketing In the Age of Machine Learning

South State Correspondent

In the olden days, if you wanted to market deposits, the head of Retail would come to Marketing and say something like - “We need to raise deposits,” or “We have a new account opening platform that we need to market.”

The Threat That Could End Community Banking & What To Do About It

A critical risk now facing community banks from the technology world and how to solve it.

PPP confusion prompts banks to revert to manual processes

Bank Innovation

Lenders participating in the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program are trying to find a balance between speed and diligence.

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Financial Inclusion

Chris Skinner

I spent some time recently chatting with Joanne Dewar, Chief Executive Officer, Global Processing Services (GPS). I spotted GPS a while ago, and blogged about how they worked with Monzo, Starling, Revolut and more last October.

McKinsey on digital transformation in banking (free research)

Chris Skinner

McKinsey I only just stumbled across this 124 page report from McKinsey. I know we can critique consulting frims, but sometimes they do produce something interesting, apart from auditing.

Juniper Research sees digital banking poised for growth

Payments Dive

Digital banking is poised to take off as incumbent banks move much of their business to mobile channels to compete against a new generation of digital-only startups

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

When the banks closed, no-one cared

Chris Skinner

A great headline posted in The Financial Times the other day: When the banks closed in Wuhan, nobody cared The Financial Times article makes clear how advanced the Chinese economy is today.

A Closer Look: What CBDC means for banks and non-banking firms

Accenture

Central bank digital currency (CBDC) enables new transactions in central bank money and would require banks to adjust and expand their intermediation services. Central bank money is the most important money in any given currency area.

Wirecard or Weirdcard?

Chris Skinner

Build, Buy or Transform the Bank?

Chris Skinner

I was recently watching an online poll that asked the best way for a traditional bank to compete with the new digital banks. Should they build a new bank, buy a digital bank competitor, or transform the old bank?

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How to Choose the Best Automated Documentation System for Commercial Loans

Not all automated loan doc prep solutions are created equal. That is why we have put together a checklist to help you evaluate potential partners and find the best-automated documentation system for your requirements and needs.