Predictions for 2021: The World is a Digital Place

Mobile Payments Today

2020 was a difficult year in many aspects, but it also challenged the payments industry to find new solutions to work through the limitations of the pandemic. Seth Brennan, CEO of North Lane Technologies, a payments industry veteran, shares his thoughts on the year ahead

It’s Back to the Future for Payments

Accenture

The pandemic changed the industry forever. It feels like the industry…. This blog is based on my keynote presentation at the 2021 Payments Canada SUMMIT Payments leaders probably feel like they are living in the future right now. Digital adoption has exploded across all age groups.

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Shall We Chat? Using Chat to Engage and Sell a Customer

Mobile Payments Today

Hannes shares his thoughts regarding this unique type of commerce and what it could mean to the mobile payments industry moving forward Mobile Payments Today interviewed Hannes Van Rensburg, chief commercial officer for Clickatell's on the subject of chat commerce.

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3 Payments Trends to Watch in 2021

Mobile Payments Today

While COVID-19 has certainly had an impact on every industry, certain trends that began in 2019 continued to develop in 2020, and some of them may even blossom fully in 2021 As 2021 rapidly approaches, many of us are hoping for better days after the whirlwind year of 2020.

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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.

GenNx360 Acquires B2B Industrial, AMW Packaging

PYMNTS

New York private equity firm GenNx360 Capital Partners has acquired B2B Industrial and the assets of AMW Packaging Supply , which will give the company a boost in the industrial packaging space, according to a press release.

2021: What to Expect After a Year of Disruption

Accenture

Undoubtably, 2020 was a year of massive upheaval that put an increased spotlight on the state of digital transformation across industries around the globe.

Making the Case for Real-Time Payments

ATM Marketplace

With over 20 years of experience in the payments industry, Harris is working to make programmable payments the standard for any industry. He shares with ATM Marketplace he knowledge and insight on the topic of real-time payments in the industry

The Payments Industry Was Ready

PYMNTS

As most businesses and industries have struggled over the past 12 weeks, the payments industry was ready with the necessary infrastructure, products and services to support the digital shift.

Lemonade CFO On The Insurance Industry’s Innovation Dilemma

PYMNTS

He recently told Karen Webster about how new market entrants can rethink aspects of the industry that no longer work for the policyholder or insurance company, and which parts should be preserved to drive the evolution of the sector overall.

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.

Three innovative solutions shaping the future of the banking industry

Accenture

The post Three innovative solutions shaping the future of the banking industry appeared first on Accenture Banking Blog. The Efma-Accenture Banking Innovation Awards are always a highlight of the year for me—and 2021 promises to be one of the most exciting competitions yet.

Retail Industry Groups Support New Stimulus

PYMNTS

Retail industry trade leadership likes what it sees from Washington so far. Retail National Retail Federation News Paycheck Protection Program Retail Industry Leadership Association stimulus

Stem: A fintech solution helping the music industry prosper

Mobile Payments Today

The music industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus. Concerts and tours are cancelled leaving those in the industry, from the novice to the veteran, scrambling for revenue.

EV Charging Station Rift Could Be Auto Industry's Next Big Pothole

PYMNTS

While the varying verticals that these well-funded acquisitors target are diverse, a growing number are taking aim at the EV industry via companies that run the gamut from making the vehicles to powering them, and yes, charging them too.

AI in Manufacturing

Manufacturers want to deliver the best products on the market as quickly and ethically as possible. Learn how to solve your most urgent manufacturing and business needs with an enterprise AI platform.

Where the rubber meets the road: digital payments and the trucking industry

Mobile Payments Today

The trucking industry was content with its payment processing for years until the pandemic hit. Mobile Payments Today interviewed Justin King, Senior Vice President, product and innovation for Comdata on how the industry has moved forward with digital payments

Industrial Commerce Platform BluePallet Joins Alibaba's B2B Marketplace

PYMNTS

BluePallet, the industrial commerce platform working with the chemical industry, has joined Alibaba.com’s global B2B online marketplace, according to a statement released Tuesday (Oct.

Shellfish Industry Tries DTC Strategy

PYMNTS

shellfish industry was headed into 2020, the big concern was climate change. In order to understand how the pandemic has impacted the shellfish industry, it’s important to have some background into how it works, using oysters as an example. As the U.S.

Reliance Industries Weighs Purchases Of Retailer, Delivery Companies

PYMNTS

India’s Reliance Industries is in talks to buy online furniture retailer Urban Ladder in a transaction valued at as much as $30 million, the Times of India reported on Monday (Aug.

The Business Value of MLOps

As machine learning models are put into production and used to make critical business decisions, the primary challenge becomes operation and management of multiple models. This report highlights some of the most impactful benefits of MLOps tools.

State of the 2021 Auto Lending Industry

SWBC's LenderHub

Earlier this year, industry experts released a report on the full picture of auto loan debt and trends in the country. Their research data included auto loan originations, prices, term lengths, delinquencies, and other aspects of auto debt in the U.S.

Following COVID-19: How the virus is affecting the mobile payments industry

Mobile Payments Today

Mobile Payments Today is doing its best to provide news and updates regarding how the coronavirus is affecting the payments industry. We'll update this story with the lastest headlines

How mobile payments are changing the restaurant industry

Mobile Payments Today

Mobile payment acceptance is leading to rapid change in the restaurant industry, impacting everything from credit card use to delivery and online ordering as well as customer loyalty

What Covid-19 Is Doing To Industrial CRE Loans

Banker to Banker

While several commercial real estate (CRE) sectors are showing signs of stress, the industrial sector is one of the few bank credit lines that are improving.

Realizing the Benefits of Automated Machine Learning

How are organizations using machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to derive business value? Renowned author and professor Tom Davenport explains the rise of automated machine learning, its benefits, and success stories from businesses that are already using it.

Delta Variant Could Further Hamper US Airline Industry

PYMNTS

United is scaling back its schedules because of falling demand for the rest of the year, but still has hope for the long-term viability of the airline industry.

Ulta ‘Focused On Playing Offense’ As Beauty Industry Recovers

PYMNTS

Surging in-store traffic led Ulta Beauty to strong second-quarter sales despite slowing eCommerce sales, as the beauty category recovers faster than executives expected.

Walmart Canada Eyes Cannabis Industry

PYMNTS

” Earlier this year, Constellation Brands , which owns Robert Mondavi, Corona and Svedka, took a stake in Canada’s Canopy Growth — an up-and-coming player in the blooming marijuana industry. “It’s Retail canada Cannabis Cannabis Industry News walmart What's HotWalmart’s Canadian unit might start selling cannabis-based products in the future, although there are no immediate plans in the works.

Finding the Human Touch in an Increasingly Digital World

Accenture

The spike in demand for digital banking experiences caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has already reshaped the global banking industry. As our recent Global Banking Consumer Study found, the pandemic has driven a huge shift towards digital interactions in every market.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.

PE Firms Pivot To Less Scrutiny-Prone Industries In China 

PYMNTS

Semiconductors, automation, and renewable energy are just some of the industries private equity (PE) firms are looking into as the clampdown on web-based, customer-facing startups continues in China.

Tourism Industry Braces For Continued COVID-19 Downturn

PYMNTS

Problems with vaccine rollouts and the continuing spread of the coronavirus have dampened the travel industry's expectations for a recovery from the economic issues it's been facing, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) writes.

Five cross-industry payments opportunities in the new normal

Accenture

The post Five cross-industry payments opportunities in the new normal appeared first on Accenture Banking Blog. Without a doubt, 2020 has been a year of disruption.

BitPay CFO: Crypto Challenges Create Lessons For All Industries

PYMNTS

Many CFOs encountered the same challenges and opportunities, regardless of industry, business size or location. Regulatory bodies, and accounting standard-setting bodies, are all still kind of catching up with the pace at which the industry is evolving — and it’s evolving really fast.”.

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”