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The real reason people don’t change banks

Chris Skinner

Interesting conversation about switching accounts. I’ve had a few people saying that banks don’t have loyal customers, but they have trapped customers. By way of example, an email from a friend: I am just exactly as loyal to my bank as they are to me, which is to say not … The post The real reason people don’t change banks appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog.

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Four digital banking trends to watch in 2020

Payments Dive

The growing phenomenon of direct, digital banking and Silicon Valley's entry into the payments business are posing a series of challenges to traditional banking institutions. NCR's Doug Brown explores the landscape for 2020 to determine how these trends will impact the global banking business moving forward.

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The Not-So-Beaten Path To B2B Payments Real-Time Ubiquity

PYMNTS

The global payments ecosystem’s path to faster and real-time payments ubiquity is an evolution, not a revolution. That is to say, mass adoption will take time, and the factors driving that adoption will almost certainly continue to change and shift as end users’ needs do the same. Among corporates, there is an increasing demand that their global payment activity is able to keep up with the pace of doing business.

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AI and the rise of digital humans in financial services

Insights on Business

“AI is not going to replace managers, but managers who use AI will replace the managers who do not,” Rob Thomas, IBM General Manager of Data and AI predicted at IBM Think 2019. [1] A 16 trillion dollar opportunity, AI will fundamentally change every business process, every role, and how organizations will impact their industries. AI implementation grew by 270% in the past four years, and 37% in just the past year, according to a 2019 Gartner study.

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Case Study: First Mid Bank Fast-Tracks New Market Entry in Commercial Lending

Discover First Mid Bank's Expansion Success with Our Case Study! Discover how First Mid Bank & Trust fast-tracked market expansion through advanced automation and compliance solutions. This case study reveals their journey from facing challenges in Texas' complex legal landscape to achieving rapid market entry with GoDocs' innovative commercial closing platform.

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Banks forced to turn to machine learning to tackle compliance burdens

Bobsguide

Banks are increasingly turning to machine learning to innovate heavily manual and costly middle and back office mission critical compliance management processes, say market participants. “Banks are already in a period of change, mostly in the more business- driven activities in the front.

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The Most Influential Women in Payments, 2019

Payments Source

Our annual Most Influential Women in Payments feature, now in its seventh year, highlights the women who are creating change and opportunities in the payments industry. For the first time, the editors of PaymentsSource have also recognized one woman for lifetime achievement.

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Quadratic Payments: A Primer

Vitalik Buterin

Special thanks to Karl Floersch and Jinglan Wang for feedback. If you follow applied mechanism design or decentralized governance at all, you may have recently heard one of a few buzzwords: quadratic voting , quadratic funding and quadratic attention purchase. These ideas have been gaining popularity rapidly over the last few years, and small-scale tests have already been deployed: the Taiwanese presidential hackathon used quadratic voting to vote on winning projects, Gitcoin Grants used quadrat

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Game Changing Startups 2020

CB Insights

The past few decades have seen unprecedented levels of innovation, especially in what Peter Thiel calls the world of “bits,” or software, internet, and mobile technology. According to Thiel, however, there’s a sense that the tech space “could be doing so much more,” especially in what he calls the world of “atoms” or efforts to create things like new forms of energy, medicine, and transport — spaces that tend to be costly and challenging to tackle, but a

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Introducing Women in Banking: Next (and how to apply)

American Banker

Recognize high-achieving women in the pipeline and celebrate diversity across the industry. Nominate a female executive who is age 40 or under for Most Powerful Women in Banking: Next.

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Exploring the Liability Shift: A Comprehensive Guide to Fraud Loss Responsibility and Mitigation

Shifting liability for digital fraud losses represents a significant challenge for financial institutions and payment service providers. In response to the global surge in digital fraud, regulators are introducing policies that transfer the cost of fraud from defrauded customers to financial institutions. ThreatMark’s newly released white paper, "The Liability Shift: Understanding Fraud Losses Responsibility and Mitigation," provides an in-depth analysis of this shift, its implications, and stra

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EQ Bank Built Its All-Digital Bank On Modern Technology

Tom Groenfeldt

EQ Bank has brought all-digital banking to Canada with Temenos T24 core banking technology.

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Are banks adapting in the right way?

Chris Skinner

I picked up a few innovative changes taking place this week within banks. In fact, I should point out that banks are not static beasts, as many claim. They are changing all the time, doing things all the time, adapting all the time. The question is: are they adapting in … The post Are banks adapting in the right way? appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog.

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Black Friday sets online, mobile shopping records

Payments Dive

Black Friday shopping figures in the U.S. showed more consumers embracing mobile and general online shopping for the best deals. Meanwhile average order volume increased, showing more willingness to make big ticket purchases via smartphone.

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ID2020 Alliance Unveils Digital ID Program

PYMNTS

At its annual summit in New York , the ID2020 Alliance announced the roll out of a digital identity program with the Government of Bangladesh ; Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; and new partners in academia, government and humanitarian relief. “Digital ID is being defined and implemented today, and we recognize the importance of swift action to close the identity gap,” said Dakota Gruener, executive director of ID2020, in an announcement.

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Live Demo: How to Achieve Reconciliation Zen

Speaker: Nancy Wu, Head of Sales and Customer Success at SkyStem

Automation generally supercharges any process and brings its value to the forefront. See how infusing automation such as ART (our month-end close solution), into your close can get you to the next level of closing. We will share a live demo of SkyStem's solution, ART and share the key elements of month-end close automation. Through ART, we'll take a look at: What month-end close automation entails Which process steps can and should be automated Benefits of achieving process automation, and Why i

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Toxic Business: Banned in the European Union, poisoning Kenya

Bankelele

Agriculture is one of Kenya’s key income earners contributing 24% of GDP and employing 75% of the population either directly or indirectly. As a result, the demand for pesticides is high and increasing with the need to increase agricultural production to keep up with population increase. Imported chemical pesticides in the market account for 87% […].

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The Biggest Technology Trends That Will Impact Banking in 2020

The Financial Brand

The banking technology trends for 2020 will use 5G speed, integrate humans and digital and prepare for cyberthreats. The post The Biggest Technology Trends That Will Impact Banking in 2020 appeared first on The Financial Brand.

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The 5 Debates That Will Shape Fintech In The 2020s

Ron Shevelin

Debates concerning bank branches, AI, data, cryptocurrencies, and China will shape fintech in the coming decade.

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Fiserv buying First Data in $22 billion deal to build fintech scale

Payments Source

Fiserv will acquire First Data in an all-stock deal with a value of about $22 billion that will combine two of the financial services industry's largest technology and processing companies. Fiserv shareholders will own almost 58 percent of the combined company, with First Data's shareholders holding the rest. The acquisition is expected to close in the second half of 2019.

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The State of Automation in Financial Services 2024 Report

In this report, you’ll find a comprehensive analysis of survey responses from executives at banks, credit unions, and insurance companies concerning their organization’s current and future use of automation. The report’s key insights include: Which types of automation are saving organizations the most time and money How to overcome the biggest barriers to automation implementation and adoption Why automation investments will continue to grow over the next few years How much you could save in 202

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Hard Problems in Cryptocurrency: Five Years Later

Vitalik Buterin

Special thanks to Justin Drake and Jinglan Wang for feedback. In 2014, I made a post and a presentation with a list of hard problems in math, computer science and economics that I thought were important for the cryptocurrency space (as I then called it) to be able to reach maturity. In the last five years, much has changed. But exactly how much progress on what we thought then was important has been achieved?

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Everything You Need To Know About What Amazon Is Doing In Financial Services

CB Insights

In 2017, Andreessen Horowitz general partner Alex Rampell said that of all the tech giants that could make a major move in financial services: “Amazon is the most formidable. If Amazon can get you lower-debt payments or give you a bank account, you’ll buy more stuff on Amazon.”. While the anticipation for Amazon’s plunge into banking gets louder each year, it’s important to first understand Amazon’s existing strategy in financial services — what Amazon has launched and bu

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Wells Fargo, Philadelphia reach settlement in redlining lawsuit

American Banker

Without admitting wrongdoing, the bank has agreed to contribute $10 million to city programs promoting home ownership for low- and moderate-income residents.

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Balancing payment innovation and trust

Payments Dive

The rise of digital payments has led to a series of complex issues surrounding how to make those transactions more secure. Rapid innovation in the global payments space has created new opportunties for bad actors to expoit these new ecosystems and requires ways of thinking on how to approach the subject.

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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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What would you rather talk about: sex, religion, politics or money?

Chris Skinner

My blog often seems to return to the subject of sex, whether it be sexism or basic sex. It is for the reason that money and rumpy-pumpy are the twin engines powering everything we do, as Jeremy Clarkson so succinctly put it. However, today I’m not writing about sex per … The post What would you rather talk about: sex, religion, politics or money?

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Consumers will embrace mobile apps, digital wallets amid short holiday shopping season

Payments Dive

With a shorter window to complete holiday shopping this year, consumers are looking to mobile retail apps to find better deals and get ahead of jammed retail outlets. Mobile wallets could see a resulting benefit as consumers look to make their ecommerce purchases as seamless as possible.

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The best FinTech startups in Europe

Chris Skinner

I received a long and lengthy article last week from Taylor Ryan, CMO at Valuer.ai (tryan@valuer.ai). The link provides a comprehensive article on European FinTech developments. It’s so good that I am happy to share it with y’all. Enjoy. THE BEST FINTECH STARTUPS IN EUROPE Government support for the financial … The post The best FinTech startups in Europe appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog.

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FinTech is on fire and London is burning …

Chris Skinner

A regular question that comes up is: When will the Fintech bubble burst? My claim is that it won’t under my watch, as this is as big a restructuring of banking and finance as the internet has been for commerce and trade. The latter change is still underway after a … The post FinTech is on fire and London is burning … appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog.

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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.