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Banks are not technology companies (yet)

Chris Skinner

I’ve been illustrating my frustration with incumbent banks for some time, saying that they lack technology leadership. Almost a third of my new book talks about the biggest challenge for banks to respond to Fintech, Big Data, Cloud, Blockchain and all those other issues is to have leadership. Digital transformation is not a project run … Grid Numbers

5 mobile-payment trends to watch in 2017

Mobile Payments Today

Scott Blum, the vice president of Total Merchant Services, gives his take on what he expects from mobile payments in the new year

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10 Ways Banking Will Be Different in 2020

Bank Innovation

An obvious statement: The banking world is changing. However, it does give rise to less obvious questions: Just how fast is it changing, and in what ways? For instance, what will the banking world look like in five years? Will there be chatbots in every smartphone and every app? Will Read More. Innovations Mobile Online Social Media Technology Wearables BlockChain Mobile banking online banking state of banking survey wearables

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Tips to Prepare Your Client's Business for Sale

Abrigo

The following is written by Mary Beth Koester , Manager of Business Valuations at Rae & Associates. As you prepare clients for an exit, there are a few key areas and metrics to consider. Keeping in mind that exit planning can, and should, begin years in advance, you will be able to watch as these metrics change over time. You’ll become an important advisor to the business owner, making your role critical to their success. These common factors can impact the value of a business: 1.

Intelligent Process Automation: Boosting Bots with AI and Machine Learning

Across all sectors, companies are learning that they can transform their businesses by embracing Intelligent Process Automation, or IPA. With the pairing of AI and RPA, IPA adds a new layer of intelligent decision-making processes to automated RPA tasks. By automating repetitive work, and adding the ability to automate intelligent decision making, intelligent automation frees up your most valuable resources – your employees – to spend more time on higher value and more strategic work. But in order to reap the rewards of Intelligent Process Automation, organizations must first educate themselves and prepare for the adoption of IPA. In our ebook, Intelligent Process Automation: Boosting Bots with AI and Machine Learning.

Four banking business models for the digital age

Chris Skinner

I spotted a lengthy, but very insightful post, on LinkedIn the other day by Ben Robinson, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer for Temenos. I don’t usually highlight such pieces, but felt this worth replicating here, and Ben kindly agreed. Enjoy … Four banking business models for the digital age Digitization of the banking industry is … The post Four banking business models for the digital age appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Digital Bank Fintech Future Grid Opinion

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If you want to convince the bank to change, read this blog

Chris Skinner

I was thinking about not sharing this info but hey, as you are good enough to read my blog … here’s the bottom-line on digital disruption (ed: oh no, Chris said the D-word!). There’s a slide that’s been doing the circuit for a while. It comes from Visual Capitalist, and charts the change in the world’s … The post If you want to convince the bank to change, read this blog appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Digital Bank Fintech Future Grid Opinion Technology

Where is the bank’s digital vision?

Chris Skinner

It’s intriguing to find more and more banks creating digital heads. I meet them regularly, I’m the digital head of retail banking; I’m the digital head of retail business banking; I’m the digital head of the investment bank; I’m the digital head of our transaction banking business; I’m the digital head of our commercial bank; … The post Where is the bank’s digital vision? appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Digital Bank Fintech Future Grid Opinion Technology

R3 in bumpy waters

Chris Skinner

An interesting week as R3 goes through restructuring. Santander and Goldman Sachs leave and the Monetary Authority of Singapore, a regulator, join. Interesting. Since R3 arrived on the scene in 2014, it has been a train of technology. The consortium started on September 15, 2015 with 9 financial companies: Barclays, BBVA, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, … The post R3 in bumpy waters appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Blockchain Grid

What is a bank?

Chris Skinner

I was at a conference the other day when the presenter showed this quote from the Wall Street Journal: The question is so simple it seems silly: What is a bank? Of course you know the answer. A bank pools savings and then allocates that capital. Simple, right? But that’s just the start. In 2016 a … The post What is a bank? appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Digital Bank Fintech Grid Uncategorized

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!

APIs is all about trains, ships and standards

Chris Skinner

We had a meeting of the Financial Services Club in Oslo last night, talking about the Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) and Open APIs (Application Program Interfaces). It was a fun meeting and covered the in’s and out’s of closed versus open APIs, the implications of allowing Trusted Third Parties (TTPs) access to the bank’s … The post APIs is all about trains, ships and standards appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Grid History Payments Regulation Technology ValueWeb

A world turned on its head

Chris Skinner

Back to London after almost a week in Vegas. Amazed I’m still writing. In fact, amazed to be alive as Vegas is one helluva weird old town. As I’m leaving, I’m struck by an observation that has occurred to me before, but hit me big time this week. Europe is boring. America is dull. The … The post A world turned on its head appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Grid Opinion

More Banks Working on APIs in 2016, But Bureaucracy Remains a Problem

Bank Innovation

APIs (application programming interfaces) are fast becoming integral to the banking world, but corporate culture has not yet caught up with the technology, according to data from a survey conducted by the Open Bank Project together with Bank Innovation. In 2015, 62% of survey respondents indicated corporate culture and bureaucracy Read More. Compliance Mobile Technology APIs Open Bank Project

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Wouldn’t it be simpler just to launch a new bank?

Chris Skinner

One of the commonest questions I’m asked is whether the bank should just launch another bank, rather than trying to be digital and convert the existing bank. The idea is that the new bank will have no legacy, no constraints, can develop from a clean sheet of paper and be bank’s very own challenger bank. … The post Wouldn’t it be simpler just to launch a new bank? appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Digital Bank Fintech Grid

How Banks Are Winning with AI and Automated Machine Learning

Banks have always relied on predictions to make their decisions. Estimating the risks or rewards of making a particular loan, for example, has traditionally fallen under the purview of bankers with deep knowledge of the industry and extensive expertise. But times are changing. Today, banks realize that data science can significantly speed up these decisions with accurate and targeted predictive analytics. By leveraging the power of automated machine learning, banks have the potential to make data-driven decisions for products, services, and operations. Read the white paper, How Banks Are Winning with AI and Automated Machine Learning, to find out more about how banks are tackling their biggest data science challenges.

Reboot the bank’s boardroom NOW!

Chris Skinner

Bye bye banking job for life Many of the banking folk I meet have been with the bank as man and boy, woman and girl. It’s a job for life. Funnily enough, I’ve never known one of those jobs. I guess it’s because I work in tech, and many of the tech firms I’ve worked … The post Reboot the bank’s boardroom NOW! appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Digital Bank Fintech Future Grid Innovation Numbers Opinion Technology Uncategorized ValueWeb

Why mobile social media money transfers are going to be huge

Mobile Payments Today

FIs and payment processors have a major opportunity to collaborate with FinTech pioneers such as Moneymailme to serve the growing market for mobile social media money transfers

Welcome to Little Britain (and its hard Brexit)

Chris Skinner

In my travels over the past months, whether it’s Asia, America or around Europe, everyone asks me what I think about the Brexit vote. What’s going to happen? What does it mean? So I’m not going to write lots about Brexit, but every now and again it’s worth picking up the tone, especially as the … The post Welcome to Little Britain (and its hard Brexit) appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Brexit Grid

Bankers should not be retailers [Wells Fargo]

Chris Skinner

5,300 Wells Fargo employees have been caught faking customer account openings in order to hit their sales targets. That sounds pretty disgusting doesn’t it, but it’s nothing new. In fact, we here in old America or, as some call it, Britain, have been living with this for half a decade. During the 2000s, leading up … The post Bankers should not be retailers [Wells Fargo] appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Grid Opinion Regulation Uncategorized

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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.

InsurTech: changing the world of risk

Chris Skinner

I haven’t blogged about InsurTech much, as this is a banking blog, but having started life in the insurance industry I guess it’s time to shine a light on this corner of the financial world. My first hearing about InsurTech, or InsTech if you prefer, was in a US conference a couple of years ago … The post InsurTech: changing the world of risk appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Case Studies Fintech Grid Innovation ValueWeb

Banks are not dying

Chris Skinner

I was having a nice relaxing Sunday, when alerted to a tweetfest taking place between industry heavyweights Simon Taylor (an ex-banker) and Mariano Belinky (a banker). It all started with: Fintech didn’t disrupt banks but banks are slowly dying. Creating an ever growing opportunity for #fintech — Simon Taylor (@sytaylor) September 18, 2016 @sytaylor low … The post Banks are not dying appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Digital Bank Fintech Grid Opinion Technology ValueWeb

Forget GAFA, the real threat is FATBAG

Chris Skinner

I’ve blogged a few times about GAFA – Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon – as the worrisome Gang of Four. Sure, we can worry about them, but the thing is to stop worrying and do something. Australian banks decide to stop Apple by taking them to court; British banks would rather partner with all of them; … The post Forget GAFA, the real threat is FATBAG appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Case Studies Fintech Future Grid Innovation Payments

If the internet giants are the competition, are banks ready to compete?

Chris Skinner

Mid-way through #money2020 and in my fourth back-to-back chat about Fintech and leadership and core systems renewal and machine learning and and and … I am suddenly taken back to my roots. My roots are firmly in data. I guess that’s because I started in technology looking at office automation and workflow, process re-engineering and … The post If the internet giants are the competition, are banks ready to compete? appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Digital Bank Future Grid

How Banks Are Winning with AI and Automated Machine Learning

Banks have always relied on predictions to make their decisions. Estimating the risks or rewards of making a particular loan, for example, has traditionally fallen under the purview of bankers with deep knowledge of the industry and extensive expertise. But times are changing. Today, banks realize that data science can significantly speed up these decisions with accurate and targeted predictive analytics. By leveraging the power of automated machine learning, banks have the potential to make data-driven decisions for products, services, and operations. Read the white paper, How Banks Are Winning with AI and Automated Machine Learning, to find out more about how banks are tackling their biggest data science challenges.

The cynical bankers’ trick: show me the money

Chris Skinner

I’ve spent decades preaching transformation and the easiest way to shut me up is ask: Where’s the business case? This is the question normally asked by the mealy-mouthed cynical financial controlling banker in the audience … They want the spreadsheet showing the cost-benefit analysis and return on investment figures. The problem is that, as anyone … The post The cynical bankers’ trick: show me the money appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Digital Bank Grid Innovation Opinio

#SIBOS Geneva 10 Takeaways

Bank Innovation

Coming down from a 4-day conference with 8,000 attendees and wrapping it all up in a blog post is hard, because one has to focus on the signal despite all the noise being so interesting. Last year in Singapore, I had 6 takeaways, having not been to SIBOS for a Read More. Innovations Mobile Newswire Online Fintech Global Tour Sibos

Cashless and confident: Growing the proximity payment market

Mobile Payments Today

Thomas Rosteck from Infineon discusses the challenges preventing the growth of mobile payments at the physical point of sale

RegTech: Brother in Arms with FinTech

Chris Skinner

During recent months, I’ve enjoyed a real ding-dong of conversations between Europeans, Asians, Americans and Brits about FinTech and, to be more specific, RegTech. RegTech is a couple of years in catch-up with FinTech, and is all about how to use technologies to make regulations more efficient and effective. The claim is that the UK … The post RegTech: Brother in Arms with FinTech appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Fintech Grid Innovation Regulation ValueWeb

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.