September, 2020

3 keys to understanding blockchain

Mobile Payments Today

Blockchain technology can be very difficult to understand, but it doesn't have to be. You just have to grasp three basic key facts

How CFIs Can Remain Relationship-Focused in a Digital World

Abrigo

Key Takeaways With more customers leveraging channels like online and mobile banking, community financial institutions are trying to solve how to maintain their hallmark community focus in an increasingly digital world.

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SWIFT To Create New Cross-Border Real-Time Rails

PYMNTS

SWIFT , a global provider of secure financial messaging services, announced Wednesday (Sept. 16) that its cross-border platform will be retooled to enable financial institutions to deliver instant transactions.

Open Banking: KPIs to track for a secure ecosystem

Accenture

In this blog series, I’ve been highlighting the top key performance indicators (KPIs) that banks should be tracking to measure the success of their Open Banking initiatives. My last post covered the KPIs for business-value and customer-experience outcomes in Open Banking.

Intelligent Process Automation: Boosting Bots with AI and Machine Learning

Across all sectors, companies are learning that they can transform their businesses by embracing Intelligent Process Automation, or IPA. With the pairing of AI and RPA, IPA adds a new layer of intelligent decision-making processes to automated RPA tasks. By automating repetitive work, and adding the ability to automate intelligent decision making, intelligent automation frees up your most valuable resources – your employees – to spend more time on higher value and more strategic work. But in order to reap the rewards of Intelligent Process Automation, organizations must first educate themselves and prepare for the adoption of IPA. In our ebook, Intelligent Process Automation: Boosting Bots with AI and Machine Learning.

Biometric payment cards enter the spotlight as European spending habits shift

Payments Source

Biometric cards have garnered more attention in recent times through various trials, but the coronavirus pandemic looks set to accelerate their adoption with a series of major card issuers beginning to roll out the technology. Biometrics BNP Paribas Europe Cards

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Contactless cards tap into the new normal of physical distancing

Mobile Payments Today

Contactless payments offer the same strong security as EMV cards but how do they stack up against the needs of consumers who are now dealing with the aftermath of COVID-19? Jaime Topolski, the director of payment card products at Fiserv gives his insight on contactless cards

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How Your Asset/Liability Management Model Makes Budgeting and Forecasting Easier

Abrigo

Key Takeaways A good asset/liability management (ALM) model has a wealth of information and tools that can be used in the budgeting process. An ALM model can help budgeters consider the impacts of the pandemic on balance sheets and strategies.

European Central Banks Demand Strict Cryptocurrency Regulations

PYMNTS

Europe's biggest banks have called on the European Commission to implement tough regulations for cryptocurrencies, such as stablecoins, that would protect consumers and preserve state sovereignty in monetary policy, Reuters reported. In a joint statement Friday (Sept.

Banks don’t have to be big to be bold

Accenture

I’m a person who likes to make a positive difference in everything I do. This blog is no exception. Beginning with this first post, I’ll share honest perspectives, creative solutions—and even a few bold ideas—for middle market banks to achieve their strategic agendas and differentiate in the market.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Open banking gives Amex a way to grow beyond credit cards in Europe

Payments Source

American Express is expanding into the fast-growing European market for open banking-based payment initiation services with its Pay with Bank transfer platform. Fintech Digital payments American Express Europe Mastercard Visa

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Choosing a Bank Hedge Provider

Banker to Banker

The economic consequences of Covid-19 have altered average credit quality and created a flat and shallow yield curve. Community banks are working diligently to support their local communities and survive in these challenging times.

Getting in contact with contact-less cards

Mobile Payments Today

The world of payments is changing and what was once a preferred way to pay, with a debit or credit card, is being overtaken by the contactless and card-not-present methods. Was the pandemic to blame or is something more

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How Your Asset/Liability Management Model Makes Budgeting and Forecasting Easier

Abrigo

Key Takeaways A good asset/liability management (ALM) model has a wealth of information and tools that can be used in the budgeting process. An ALM model can help budgeters consider the impacts of the pandemic on balance sheets and strategies.

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.

Deloitte Becomes First Of Big Four To Break Up Business

PYMNTS

Deloitte will be the first of the “Big Four” auditors to break up its business after selecting a new auditing board to undertake the task, according to a report from The Telegraph.

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COVID-19 driving US consumer behavior in touchless payments

Accenture

What drives change in an industry? Businesses? Consumers? Government regulations? In the case of touchless payments in the United States, change has mostly moved at a glacial pace—until COVID-19.

How FIS sped 6 million EBT cards to feed needy kids during the pandemic

Payments Source

When the pandemic shut classrooms across the U.S. this year, the federal government looked for a quick solution to prevent millions of needy students who typically receive meals at school from going hungry. FIS Coronavirus Payment processing Cards

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Lean Six Sigma and PPP Forgiveness SBA Submission Improvements

Banker to Banker

As any lean six sigma practitioner will tell you, banks need to continuously define problems, measure against benchmarks, analyze, improve, and control their PPP Forgiveness application process.

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Can self-service technology securely reduce COVID-19 risk?

Mobile Payments Today

Can people be sure that self-service devices are being properly maintained to reduce the risk of spread of coronavirus? Technology that allows consumers to control kiosks remotely holds an important clue

7 Reports Your ALM Model Can Provide to Manage Changes Ahead

Abrigo

Key Takeaways ALM professionals often inquire about reports they can run using their ALM models to help manage their financial institutions. It's a good question, because the impact of changes are often hard to discern in the short term -- the focus of our typical reports.

Mastercard Leads New Central Bank Digital Currency Test Platform

PYMNTS

Mastercard has announced a new virtual testing platform for Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs). In a Wednesday (Sept.

Banking Tech Vision: Is your bank ready for the post-COVID world?

Accenture

When our researchers were in the field for our annual Technology Vision survey, COVID-19 was not yet a global pandemic. Since then, the virus has transformed our lives and challenged many long-held assumptions about how business operates.

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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.

FIS marketing chief had just 40 days to get the post-$43B merger branding right

Payments Source

FIS' purchase of Worldpay in 2019 required Ellyn Raftery, the company's chief marketing and communication's officer, to reshape its brand to showcase the strengths of both companies — all while a major global pandemic hastened her timeline. Acquirers Fintech M&A Payment processing

How To Save Up For Your Maternity Leave

BankBazaar

In spite of a six months’ paid maternity leave that you’re entitled to in India, there are still some exigencies that you will need to financially prepare for during your maternity leave. . Motherhood can easily be considered as one of the most momentous occasions that mark a woman’s life.

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Millennial Marketshare: How Financial Institutions Can Grab an Unfair Advantage

Mobile Payments Today

Born between 1981 and 1996 and numbering over 75 million, millennials have become the largest demographic group in the US, according to the Brookings Institution

7 Reports Your ALM Model Can Provide to Manage Changes Ahead

Abrigo

Key Takeaways ALM professionals often inquire about reports they can run using their ALM models to help manage their financial institutions. It's a good question, because the impact of changes are often hard to discern in the short term -- the focus of our typical reports.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.