2018

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Big banks are not feeling the FinTech heat (yet)

Chris Skinner

A few years ago Jamie Dimon was renowned for saying that bitcoin developers “are going to try and eat our lunch” and that silicon valley was coming to get the banks. Three years later, it’s not quite the case. The big banks are getting bigger, and the FinTech community is nibbling … The post Big banks are not feeling the FinTech heat (yet) appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog.

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Most People Don’t Know What Cryptocurrencies Are

Bank Innovation

Sure, cryptocurrency and bitcoin might seem like the talk of the town, but a recent survey found that most people don’t even know what a digital currency is. According to a survey conducted by cryptocurrency platform COBINHOOD, only 56% of the 1,035 Americans surveyed knew that cryptocurrency is a digital decentralized currency designed as a […].

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How connected cars are driving connected payments

Payments Dive

All the necessary software and hardware components together with the processes for the creation of the connected car pay at pump use case are currently available. The creation of a commercially viable, fully integrated solution is the next step and there are no technical or regulatory barriers to doing so.

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Celebrating International Women’s Day with more than 100 years of IBM empowering women

Insights on Business

“If the bringing of women – half the human race – into the center of historical inquiry poses a formidable challenge to historical scholarship, it also offers sustaining energy and a source of strength.” – Dr. Gerda Lerner. On this International Women’s Day 2018 and to continue Women’s History Month , I would like to acknowledge and reflect upon some of the extraordinary, and often understated, work that women have contributed not just to this company, but to the good of

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How to Avoid Getting "Ghosted": Top 3 Secrets to Staying Relevant with Gen Z

Speaker: Brian Muse-McKenney, Chief Revenue Officer & Matt Simester, Cards and Payments Expert

In today’s world of social media, dating apps, and remote work, businesses risk becoming irrelevant or getting "ghosted" if they fail to meet the evolving needs of Gen Z consumers. In this new webinar, Brian Muse-McKenney of Episode Six and Matt Simester of Payments Consultancy Limited will reveal key considerations banks should factor into their efforts to develop target products for the next generation of bank customers.

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Chip-and-skin: Payments’ Matrix moment

Payments Source

Microchip implants could be considered the ultimate form of mobile payment — skipping the smartphone altogether in favor of giving people bionic abilities. And a small segment of the population is already lining up to try it out.

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How Blockchain Will Revolutionize Invoice-Backed Financing

Let's Talk Payments

The recent spike in the value of Bitcoin has captured the imagination of many people around the world. It is hard to believe that the cryptocurrency, which recently crossed the.

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Alibaba becomes Top 10 Global Bank

Disruptive Finance

A few years ago, I wrote about the inexorable rise of Google and Amazon in finance. The conclusion from the piece was “if you prefer fast action and major Fintech disruption from tech powerhouses, then forget Amazon, Google or Apple, and watch Alibaba or Tencent… Ant Financial, the finance arm of Alibaba, is valued $50bn.” This was 2.5 years ago, and(.).

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A Guide To Corporate Innovation: 19 Strategies To Drive Innovation Now

CB Insights

After the success of Corporate Innovation Theater , we wanted to issue a more comprehensive guide to corporate innovation. Something actionable and easy to digest. Given the importance of innovation to drive the longevity, growth, and competitiveness of large corporations, here are 19 bulletproof strategies you can use to look innovative. Note: We’ll be revealing data on the effectiveness of accelerators, how not to F up M&A, and whether having a Chief Digital Officer drives better sto

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The reason for the collapse of the Zimbabwe Economy

Bankelele

Anonymous guest post. Land redistribution (or seizures) didn’t sink the Zimbabwe economy. In fact, a 2011 independent study, quoted at the time in the New York Times (it’s unlikely to get more sceptical than that) declared that the redistribution programme had actually worked – that Zimbabwe was not just more productive; its food security had […].

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Navigating the Automation Landscape: Selecting Tools That Fit Your Business

Speaker: Gary Dmitriev

Our upcoming webinar aims to demystify the process of selecting and implementing automation tools for financial institutes. This session will provide your roadmap for vetting potential solutions, focusing on due diligence, vendor assessments, and aligning technology with strategic goals. We’ll also address the critical issue of innovation fatigue, offering tips on maintaining enthusiasm and momentum for new initiatives.

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5 Resolutions For Digital Banking Success in 2019

The Financial Brand

As financial institutions enter 2019, there are 5 goals all organizations should consider to become more competitive digital banks. The post 5 Resolutions For Digital Banking Success in 2019 appeared first on The Financial Brand.

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How much did Nigel Farage make out of #Brexit?

Chris Skinner

I picked up Bloomberg’s Business Week in the airport lounge at the weekend. It always has interesting reading, but this one stood out because of the front-page cover. Of course, it should have occurred to me that Brexit was a great way to make money, and the article outlines how … The post How much did Nigel Farage make out of #Brexit? appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog.

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From Startup To Global Payments Giant: Visa Turns 60

PYMNTS

Sixty years ago today (Sept. 18), a San Francisco startup launched by sending roughly 60,000 credit cards to consumers living in northern California. This startup was a bank, and its innovation was a single card that could be used by consumers to purchase things on credit from many different merchants. The card eliminated the need for consumers to establish credit with multiple merchants, then carry multiple cards issued by each of those merchants to pay for purchases over time.

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Public transit systems look to drive down costs, boost ridership with contactless fares

Payments Dive

Public transit systems in New Jersey, New York, Chicago and other major metropolitan areas are converting their systems to accept contactless payments, which experts say will reduce costs and help improve ridership.

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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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How AI is redefining financial crimes detection technologies

Insights on Business

There is a quote in the most recent Star Wars movie, “The Last Jedi” that gets me thinking about innovation; ‘We are the spark, that will light the fire” The Star Wars movies, books, games and mythos is a masterfully woven tapestry telling the tale of a little guy triumphing over an established, organized and technologically advanced pan galactic empire.

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One world, one key: The growing urgency for a common digital ID

Payments Source

The digital ID market has massive potential, but many fundamental problems that must first be overcome. Among them: The companies best positioned to provide a viable digital ID platform are not the ones best positioned to benefit from it.

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Platformification â?? the end of banks but the future of banking?

Bobsguide

Niels Bohr, the Danish, Nobel-prize winning physicist once said “prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future” However, there is something about human nature that compels us to make predictions, and there is something else about our nature that seems to.

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4 Skills Great Innovators Share by Greg Satell

Let's Talk Payments

If creativity is about having unique ideas and new ways to do things, innovation is all about making those ideas happen. In that sense, the bridge between creativity and innovation is made from the bricks of execution. That is when the rubber meets the road. One of the key characteristics of someone who innovates is that they run small pilots to test their hypothesis.

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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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Digital banking? Isn’t that just an app?

Chris Skinner

I meet a lot of senior executive teams of large banks. Some are visionary, many are committed and a large number understand that life is changing. Few understand how. I talk to them about the fintech world of change and how millennials are reshaping banking, from Stripe, started by two … The post Digital banking? Isn’t that just an app? appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog.

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Teach children the things that machines cannot learn

Chris Skinner

I often talk about teaching children to learn what machines cannot learn. Our system of education was created in the Industrial Revolution, and is based upon kids being stuffed with facts, stats and dates. They learn to parrot-fashion repeat things, and are tested to see if they can remember. It’s … The post Teach children the things that machines cannot learn appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog.

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Compliance will kill the bank

Chris Skinner

I was talking with a banker at a recent conference, and was surprised by his attitude. He’s not worried about Amazon, Google or Alibaba; he’s not concerned about FinTech start-ups, Revolut or Monzo; he doesn’t really care about Open Banking and software; as for machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI) and … The post Compliance will kill the bank appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog.

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How bad does a banker have to behave to be jailed?

Chris Skinner

Talking of banks not being trusted, do we have reasons to mis-trust them? Yes, many. Not only are many banks regularly called out for bad behaviour, but some have gone to the extremes of forging customers signatures. Then there has been the UK’s PPI scandal and Wells Fargo’s false account … The post How bad does a banker have to behave to be jailed?

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Thinking About How To Lessen Your Burden During Month-End Close? Skystem Can Help!

Most people dread the nearing of the month-end close and reconciliation process, and who can blame them? It's typically a tedious, long, stressful process; but it doesn't have to be. Implementing automation into your month-end process can significantly reduce this headache by automating up to 40% of your reconciliation and saving nearly 30% of your time spent.

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Digital banks are 35+ times more productive than traditional banks

Chris Skinner

I’m launching the new book Digital Human in New York on the evening of April 12. If you would like to get a signed copy of the book, just register here. BTW, I’ve also heard a lot of people have been frustrated that Amazon cancelled their pre-orders of the new … The post Digital banks are 35+ times more productive than traditional banks appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog.

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20 of Europe’s hottest fintech start-ups to watch in 2018

Chris Skinner

I really liked this article by John Kennedy over at Silicon Republic, and decided to reproduce it here as it’s fitting for the kickoff of 2018. Who are the fintech start-ups in Europe worth banking on in the year ahead? Europe is in the grip of a fintech revolution and 2018 … The post 20 of Europe’s hottest fintech start-ups to watch in 2018 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog.

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Financial Institutions Aren’t Prepared for the Digital Revolution

Chris Skinner

I recently did an interview with my American friend Jim Marous over on The Financial Brand. It’s a good interview so I thought I would post my answers here. Feel free to comment! Your newest book, Digital Human, is obviously an outgrowth from your two previous books, ValueWeb and Digital … The post Financial Institutions Aren’t Prepared for the Digital Revolution appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog.

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Gartner: you’re better than this

Chris Skinner

I got this headline today: Most banks will be made irrelevant by 2030 – Gartner Within 12 years time, 80% of financial firms will either go out of business or be rendered irrelevant by new competition, changing customer behaviour and advancements in technology, according to forecasts by Gartner. And it … The post Gartner: you’re better than this appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog.

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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