How to stay awake in meetings

Chris Skinner

A long while ago, I had an early start to get to a meeting. By mid-afternoon, with lunch firmly … The post How to stay awake in meetings appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Leaving home before sunrise, I went from subway to train to taxi, and arrived bright eyed and bushy tailed. However, as the day went on, my battery started to run dry. Grid Humour

Can you recognise a fraudster when you meet one?

Chris Skinner

Equally, a … The post Can you recognise a fraudster when you meet one? I’ve pointed out many times that it’s easy to scam people online and defraud them. I even once got a phone call from an elderly gentleman asking me if he had really won £1 million on the Financial Services Club lotto. I had to let him down gently. appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Crime Grid

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Bringing Order To Chaos: Open Banking Meets Healthcare Payments


In the accelerated, digital-first world, few things are more complicated than healthcare payments. In fact, even a medical school degree isn’t enough to sort out the different payment accounts, billing statements and various insurance plans.

Using New Built-in Polls in a Teams Meeting


One new update that may have flown under your radar is the new built-in polls feature in a Teams meeting. In today’s article, I’ll be covering this cool new feature and show you how you can start using polls in your meetings! Step 1: Schedule your meeting.

Cold Calling Tips and Tricks

In recent years, cold calling has become synonymous with rejection and failure. But the numbers aren't that clear; while less than 2% of today’s cold calls actually result in meetings, 78% of decision-makers have taken an appointment or attended an event as a result of a cold call. What’s the verdict?

Open Banking fails to meet targets


Despite having registered over two million users in the UK, Open Banking is still failing to meet its objectives of creating a more competitive retail banking landscape.

NCUA Releases Annual Meeting Guidance

New York's State of Mind

NCUA yesterday released much needed guidance to Federal credit unions informing them that they had the right to postpone their annual meetings. NCUA’s clarification is a welcome relief to many credit unions which have been wondering how to both comply with their annual meeting obligations and state level orders limiting the number of persons who […]. Compliance Economy Regulatory annual meeting COVID-19 FinCEN.

Digital Disruption Meets Automotive Repairs


It’s a cliché (but a true one) to say that the automotive world, and the culture attached to it, is undergoing a massive, historic change — thanks to digital and mobile technology, and a shift in consumer preferences. Cars and trucks are becoming rolling centers of commerce and payments. Ridesharing and other programs are changing the concept of what it means to be a driver, rider and user of transportation in general.

The bank calls for an Open Banking meeting

Chris Skinner

The bank calls for an Open Banking meeting. The post The bank calls for an Open Banking meeting appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. I posted this on twitter earlier and it’s proven so popular that I thought I would share with all. Humour

Overcoming FinTech Skepticism To Meet Asian SMEs' FX Needs


The global trading markets are in flux, and it's not only the COVID-19 crisis influencing international supply chains. Ongoing trade wars and rising costs of doing business in certain markets have manufacturers and other businesses adjusting where they operate and with whom.

The Impact of Direct Dials on Sales Productivity

Leveraging the latest industry research, this eBook highlights the impact of direct dial phone numbers on sales productivity with the goal of empowering reps to have more conversations with prospects, and consequently, schedule more meetings, increase opportunities, and close more business - fast.

DOJ, State AGs To Meet On Antitrust Suit Against Google


The meeting is seen as among the last steps before commencing the court action. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is putting the finishing touches on its antitrust lawsuit against Google that could be filed as early as this week, sources told The New York Times.

Travel Meets Connected Commerce


By 2021 – about a year from now – over 20 percent of all payments globally will be made with a mobile wallet. As usage grows, brands are responding with expanded mobile features and more end-to-end experiences. Things are really taking off in the travel and hospitality sector, where everything from foreign exchange to foreign language is now being addressed in-app. Payments are at the heart of connected commerce for travel.

Hecklers Taunt Wells CEO During Annual Meeting


Wells Fargo ‘s interim CEO faced critics at the company’s annual meeting in Dallas. One of the wonderful things about shareholder democracy in this country is that we have meetings like this,” Parker said. Activist Bruce Marks, who was thrown out of the annual meeting two years ago, demanded that directors reveal what they knew about abuses, and called on the bank to support a program to aid car buyers.

Online Auto Sales Are Where The Rubber Meets The Road


But the great digital shift to online sales has some road ahead, and it shows where the rubber truly meets the road. The auto market in general is coming off of some pretty deep nadirs.

The Empowered Consumer

When it comes to working with the empowered consumer, AI has the power to help your business thrive by leveraging your own data to better understand your customers. Read our ebook, The Empowered Consumer, to learn more about how AI can help you connect with your customers.

Meeting the growing demand for mobile debit, ATM funds access

Mobile Payments Today

As consumers shift to online banking, the ATM also has been impacted by the quest to go digital. Kamesh Tumsi, VP of product strategy at Fiserv card services, gives us the scoop on the digitizing of ATM transactions

Subscription Payments Meet Emerging Markets


Subscription-based offerings can be key to helping business-to-consumer (B2C) companies establish long-running relationships and lock down more predictable revenue streams. Effective subscription offerings require careful strategizing around payments, however. Should customers’ recurring payments fail, due to credit cards expiring or other issues, this could produce involuntary churn in which otherwise willing customers are accidentally dropped.

mCommerce Rises To Meet Digital 3.0


Mobile commerce hasn’t been a focus during the pandemic, but recently retail apps and other usage patterns are starting to appear as more than a blip on the Digital 3.0 radar. Consumers have adopted using mobile for restaurant orders. According to data cited in the June edition of the PYMNTS “Order Ahead Mobile Tracker,” 25 percent of consumers have increased their usage of third-party apps, with their primary incentives being cravings for specific types of food and low delivery costs.

Back-to-School Retail Meets Digital 3.0 FIT Framework


If consumers are splitting their bets, retailers need to let shoppers know they’re prepared for either online or in-school scheduling, and essentially meet the consumer where she is. The retail industry is facing its first sales event of the pandemic with the coming of back-to-school sales.

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.”

University of Toronto launches fintech bootcamp to meet local labor demand

Bank Innovation

To meet the demands of this growing industry, the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies is partnering with education services company Trilogy to launch […]. With nearly 200 startups, five major banks, 19 venture capital firms and representation from large tech companies like Google, Facebook, PayPal, Toronto is quickly becoming a center for fintech entrepreneurship.

Open Banking APIs Meet B2B Payments


Steady digitization in stale B2B payments and the open banking movement are two closely related and increasingly exuberant expressions of money’s digital makeover. While much of the legal framework has come from European Union (EU) regulators, it is a loose alliance of financial institutions (FIs), heavy-duty tech players and nimble FinTechs making breakthroughs.

Fintech and Blockchain: Where Silicon Alley Meets Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Bank Innovation

You may not have heard of the term “Silicon Alley,” but I am sure you are aware of the game-changing financial technology that is emanating from it. Silicon Alley” was initially coined in the mid-1990s as a way to group media startups housed around the Flatiron neighborhood of Manhattan. I hope that doesn’t give you […]. Cryptocurrency Daily Post 4 Exclusive Operations Sponsored Blockchain cloud banking Nutanix

Fintech and blockchain: Where Silicon Alley meets hyperconverged infrastructure

Bank Innovation

You may not have heard of the term “Silicon Alley,” but I am sure you are aware of the game-changing financial technology that is emanating from it. Silicon Alley” was initially coined in the mid-1990s as a way to group media startups housed around the Flatiron neighborhood of Manhattan. I hope that doesn’t give you […]. Sponsored

Target Meets Amazon At Point Of Attack With ‘Deal Days’


Another contender has joined the Prime Day counterprogramming battle. Target announced on Monday (Sept. 28) that its “ Deal Days ” will compete day-to-day with Amazon’s proprietary holiday, which was confirmed only a few hours before Target’s.

Rakuten-Owned ShopStyle Meets The Complex Fashion Shopper


The Rakuten-owned fashion site has addressed the various complexities of the market and the uniqueness of its own business model by adding new brands, partners and entire product categories to meet shoppers where they live – online.

Gas stations struggle to meet October chip card deadline

Bank Innovation

While chip cards are becoming a mainstay at brick-and-mortar retail checkouts, gas pump payment technology lags behind. Visa and Mastercard have given U.S. gas station owners until October of this year to upgrade pumps to accept EMV chip cards, rejecting a deadline extension request from the Merchant Advisory Group. Gas station operators who fail to […]. Carousel Compliance & Regulation Payments Product Design Security & Risk EMV gas pump payments payments

Elastic Path reveals how retailers can meet changing e-commerce demands

Mobile Payments Today

In an interview with Retail Customer Experience, Elastic Path Chief Strategy Officer Darin Archer details the importance of deploying flexible e-commerce systems

Boston Market On Tapping AI To Combat Fraud And Meet Mobile Customers’ Needs


The technology is also credited with helping them meet diners’ demands for seamless purchasing experiences as well as enabling them to battle fraud. .

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When AR Meets Social Networking


Small- and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) lack the financial buffers of their larger corporate counterparts and so are especially vulnerable to cash flow interruptions. These smaller players find it especially important to be sure they are paid on time and have the most efficient accounts receivable (AR) practices they can.

Meeting The Pressure For Faster, Safer, More Seamless Systems


The global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic slowed some parts of normal life to a crawl, while others saw their paces quickened unexpectedly. Financial services remains a growing segment, and the needs in both consumer and treasury banking are expanding and becoming more complex.

Deep Dive: How Offering Greater Digital Payment Choice Can Help QSRs Meet Consumers In Any Channel


The following Deep Dive explores the ways in which QSR customers’ ordering and payment habits are shifting, as well as how restaurants are changing their operations to meet consumers’ new payment demands.

Facebook Puts Support Behind Data Movability Law Before FTC Meeting


Amid an approaching Federal Trade Commission (FTC) meeting, Facebook has advocated for rules that make it simpler for users to move media to a competing technology firm, Reuters reported.

IoT Meets Yoga Pants


Pants. Most people wear them at some point, but few of us spend much time wondering if pants are living up to their fullest potential. We can safely say that pants have lived up to their minimum commitment as a garment — they do a great job of covering one’s lower half, for example — but even that definition is up in the air as pop icon Kim Kardashian proudly demonstrates here. So what does it mean for pants to be doing their best work?

Meet Pavlok, Wearable Payments Newcomer

Bank Innovation

Did you catch the season finale of Shark Tank last week? Yikes. For those who didn’t: the product pitched in the above episode, Pavlok, is a wearable device that uses zaps, taps, beeps and vibrations to train the human mind out of bad habits, such as smoking, nail biting or Read More. Payments Technology Wearables NFC Pavlok payments