From innovation theatre to real innovation

Chris Skinner

I was listening to a great discussion about innovation (again) amongst a group of innovative bankers. In particular, how the conversation about innovation has changed over the past decade. Digital Bank Grid Innovation

Why We Need Bank Innovation Build

Bank Innovation

It is this revolution that has led us to present Bank Innovation Build, our newest conference, on Nov. Bank Innovation Build 2019 Capital Commerce Corporate Exclusive Experience & Design? There is a revolution going on inside banking. And that’s not just a cheap cliche.

Direct Line: innovating InsurTech

Chris Skinner

Fleetlights is an army of drones that light up the night skies and are designed to help people in difficult … The post Direct Line: innovating InsurTech appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Fintech Grid Innovation

How 45 Pct Of Old-School SMBs Plan To Innovate

PYMNTS

In today’s digital economy, with shopping as easy as the tap of a finger on a smartphone screen, brick-and-mortar retail businesses have no choice but to innovate to keep and grow their clientele. percent of these businesses view innovation as critical to their survival.

Why FIs Are Laser-Focused On Corporate Credit Innovation

PYMNTS

Innovation has been the name of the game for financial institutions (FIs) large and small in recent years. However, the parameters of innovation are shifting from a few years ago, when FIs were more inclined to roll out new products and chase shifting market trends.

Mastercard Revs Its Payments Innovation Engine

PYMNTS

That provides a rough idea of some of the motivation behind Mastercard ’s latest effort in payments and commerce innovation — an effort described in depth in a new PYMNTS interview between Karen Webster and Amnah Ajmal, Mastercard’s executive vice president of core products.

Innovative Ecosystem Draws FinTech Firms To Toronto

PYMNTS

Toronto is a powerhouse for financial innovation in Canada: The city has the most sizable ecosystem for FinTech in the country, with 185 startups per one count. Innovation canada FinTech News NorthOne Toronto

Blockchain for KYC: Game-changing RegTech Innovation

Insights on Business

IBM RegTech Innovations. One of the best things about working at IBM—and in the RegTech field in particular—is meeting daily with the engineers and developers who are driving technological innovation in the financial industry. IBM driving innovation.

Why AP Draws The Innovation Short Straw

PYMNTS

Why is innovation for this crucial department often an afterthought, pushed aside in favor of more public-facing priorities, when automated solutions are available that can efficiently onboard customers, reduce errors and eliminate paper-based invoicing systems? Yet these firms were considerably more likely to embrace innovation. percent of firms that reported having less efficient AP operations — and are therefore more likely to need innovation — expressed interest.

Bank Innovation Launches Public Telegram Channel

Bank Innovation

Come join Bank Innovation’s Telegram Group. Bank Innovation‘s Telegram channel was created to foster discussion and collaboration among the fintech community on the latest trends, insights and events […]. Exclusive APIs Bank Innovation BlockChain fintech fintechs Telegram

Will Instant Payments Spur Healthcare Innovation?

PYMNTS

Large providers, drug manufacturers and insurance firms have big innovations that are moving them away from checks. The Foundation For Innovation.

CUs Face A Generational Innovation Divide

PYMNTS

So, how are CUs to approach their website and mobile innovations with different generations that hold different expectations? About the Credit Union Innovation Playbook.

SMBs Cross The Chasm Of Accounting Innovation

PYMNTS

Those challenges have made SMBs notoriously technology-adverse, though it may be an unfair characterization, particularly considering the influx of small business FinTech innovation in recent years. “And a lot of the innovation is coming at the early stage.”

To energize innovation in financial services, take it outside

Insights on Business

Financial companies have always been innovators. But in this age of digital transformation, innovation in financial services is more important than ever to stay competitive. ” What impedes innovation in a large corporation.

Register for Bank Innovation Ignite 2019

Bank Innovation

Bank Innovation is pleased to announce its first conference for the coming year, Bank Innovation Ignite 2019. Bank Innovation Ignite is designed for fintech professionals and innovation executives at banks to learn about emerging technologies.

When Loyalty Innovation Is On QSRs’ Menus

PYMNTS

To create more convenient ordering experiences and build loyalty, quick-service restaurants (QSRs) are innovating with the help of digital and mobile technologies. Moreover, nearly two-thirds – or 65 percent – of QSR managers have a positive view of the innovation.

Payments Execs On 2019’s Payments Innovation Watershed

PYMNTS

PYMNTS queried nearly two dozen C-level executives from companies at the forefront and intersection of technology and innovation. How to get there remains a matter of debate, and is a driving force behind innovation. One decade draws to a close, the next one looms.

10 Most Innovative CEOs in Banking 2017

Bank Innovation

Exclusive Features Innovations Mobile Online Payments 10 Most Innovative CEOs artificial intelligence Citi Fintech clinc Mobile banking online banking Starling Bank UK fintech

Payday Lending, P2P And Innovation Topped The Week’s News

PYMNTS

More potential roadblocks to connected vehicles emerge, and new PYMNTS research dug deep into trade credits and corporate credit innovation. Mastercard Revs Its Payments Innovation Engine. The busy morning activity in a coffee shop resembles the new Mastercard innovation push.

Innovation Must Be Measurable to Be Valuable [VIDEO]

Bank Innovation

The word “innovation” get thrown around a lot in banking these days (ah-hem!), but Lara Druyan, managing director, head of innovation, west coast, for the Royal Bank of Canada warned that without metrics, it is easy for innovation efforts to get “squishy.”

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Why Hotels And Restaurants Struggle With POS Innovation

PYMNTS

When it comes to implementing innovation, trying and succeeding are two different things. percent of them said they want to innovate to gain a competitive edge, while 75 percent seek to boost their sales revenue. percent intend to use innovation as a way to improve customer loyalty.

RBC Head of Innovation Lara Druyan Joins Bank Innovation 2018

Bank Innovation

EXCLUSIVE – Lara Druyan, managing director and head of innovation at Royal Bank of Canada, has joined the speaker faculty for Bank Innovation 2018. Bank Innovation 2018 will take place March 5-6 in San Francisco.

Fintechs, Beware of ‘Innovation Tourists’

Bank Innovation

Now that the industry is (mostly) clear on the fintech “friend or foe” issue, startups are busy pitching their products to the eager incumbents and their innovation teams. Startups, beware of “innovation tourists.” Exclusive Innovations Operations Startups Technology Wealth Management fintech startups GoldBean innovation Jane Barratt

Look East for innovation

Chris Skinner

After all, it’s easy to call out banks for doing banking as usual but, if I … The post Look East for innovation appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Digital Bank Fintech Future Grid Innovation Opinion

12 reasons why banks don’t innovate

Chris Skinner

The post 12 reasons why banks don’t innovate appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Digital Bank Fintech Grid Innovation Opinion TechnologyI just got back from the ICEEfest in Bucharest, Romania.

How Payments (And Healthcare) Drive Digital Innovation

PYMNTS

There is a gap between what merchants say they want to do toward innovation and what they actually do — and from that gap come insights into retail and payments. percent: Portion of top financial innovators who observe market trends first.

Meet Ryan Gilbert, One of the Geniuses of the Innovation Bar at Bank Innovation 2018

Bank Innovation

Bank Innovation 2018 will be. Exclusive Innovations Bank Innovation 2018 Propel Ventures Ryan GilbertShouldn’t banks be more like Apple stores? And shouldn’t fintech conferences be more like Apple stores?

Trends driving ePayables innovation

Mobile Payments Today

The rise in consumer payment technologies raises questions about when will the business-to-business payments model see a similar level of transformation

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Thanksgiving Innovation 101: The Turkey

PYMNTS

There isn’t a lot of room to really innovate the Thanksgiving turkey. So is this innovation worth investigation? Perhaps the best innovation to bring to the Thanksgiving turkey is also the oldest: find someone else to cook it.

Telecom Fintech innovation is spreading

Daily Fintech

MPesa`s early success in Kenya, will remain the mobile money business case study of payment innovation in Emerging markets [1]. But the business innovation is lacking, as it is backed by a conventional bank – Customer Bank is behind the Baas service of T-Mobile Money.

How Payments And Rewards Power Restaurant Innovation

PYMNTS

Innovations run the gamut from promo codes to coupons and quick-response (QR) scans in addition to other features such as delivery tracking. Overall, merchants in the $1 trillion accommodation and food services market see digital innovation as key for staying competitive in the space.

Mastercard Talks Securing Innovation, And Innovating Security

PYMNTS

In financial services today, security and innovation can work with each other, and against each other. FinServ cybersecurity is, of course, a prime target for innovation. Mastercard president of global enterprise risk and security, Ajay Bhalla, recently explored the relationship between financial services innovation and security, telling PYMNTS how these two dynamics can complement each other while guiding the FinServ space in its journey to a better service offering.

Accounts Payable Automation And Innovation Friction

PYMNTS

Innovation for accounts payable is often an afterthought, but automated solutions can efficiently onboard customers, cut back on errors and eliminate paper-based invoicing systems. percent: Share of firms with “very” or “extremely” efficient AP processes that were interested in innovation.

A disruptive innovation appears

Chris Skinner

I was listening to a financier talking about FinTech the other day, and claiming that they are all sustaining innovations and not disruptive. Disruptive innovation creates new markets separate to the mainstream; markets that are unknowable at the time of the technologies conception.

10 Most Innovative CEOs in Banking 2018

Bank Innovation

As the innovations of these startups seems set to continue, 2017 seemed to mark the year that banks set themselves with.Read More.

Retail Innovation Has Changed — Can SMBs Keep Up?

PYMNTS

percent of retailers have said they innovate to improve customer loyalty. That, in fact, is one of the main findings in the new Retail Innovation Readiness Index from PYMNTS, powered by FinTech firm AEVI. Innovation Divide. Payments Drives Innovation.

10 Most Innovative CEOs in Banking 2016

Bank Innovation

Innovations Mobile Online Operations Technology 10 Most Innovative CEOs2016 has been a year of many things. No, really, just look at this list of most trending Twitter topics of the year (spoiler: elections, Brexit and PokemonGo all made the list).

Why organisations resist innovation

Chris Skinner

I love this thesis, as it really shows why it’s incredibly hard to innovate internally. The internal innovator is like some strange virus infecting the organisation. It is the reason why innovators have their dilemma. Grid Innovation

2018 Recap: The Year In Grocery Innovations

PYMNTS

Shoppers had new opportunities to buy groceries without having to walk through the aisles of their local supermarkets or wait in line at checkout counters this year, as grocers rolled out digital innovations in shopping and payments.

IBM Signs On to Sponsor Bank Innovation Ignite

Bank Innovation

IBM, one of the world’s largest technology companies, has agreed to sponsor Bank Innovation Ignite, which explores new ideas and technologies needed to push banking forward.

Bisnode and the 4 Wonders of Innovation

Bank Innovation

Innovation” is a term that is frequently used to describe fintech businesses, whether it’s an innovative culture, an innovative product, or how they’re creating innovation within the industry.

The Invisible Engines Of Banking Innovation

PYMNTS

Consumers take a somewhat binary view of the features and functions that come packaged as innovative: They either believe those innovations can solve problems and, therefore, embrace them or the consumers go somewhere else that offers legacy features and functions.

Emerging Innovation in Banking

Celent Banking

Over the past few weeks we have been previewing various content themes we will be discussing at our Insight and Innovation Day in Boston on April 4th. I would like to finish this series of posts by looking at the new Model Bank category we introduced this year – Emerging Innovation. When we added this category, we weren’t quite sure what to expect, but we certainly hoped to see the banks’ efforts at the “bleeding edge” of innovation.