June, 2024

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Apple unveils new iPhone touch and pay feature

Payments Dive

The P2P ‘Tap to Cash’, which enables iPhone users to transfer money by holding their phones together, was unveiled along with a slate of other features Monday.

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Statistical Evidence on What Hurts Bank ROE

South State Correspondent

FDIC-insured “Problem Banks” list has been increasing over the past two years. For the community banking industry (banks under $10B in assets), this is particularly troubling as the number of community banks earning negative return on equity (ROE) spiked to 237 institutions in Q1/24, or 5.71% of all community banks. Bank ROE is now a problem. We aim to explain the reason for this spike in the percentage of unprofitable community banks so that bankers can better manage their business model.

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Key takeaways from ThinkBIG 2024: Insights for banks and credit unions

Abrigo

Navigating credit quality, compliance, and technology integration The ThinkBIG conference hosted by Abrigo fosters networking and professional development for bankers. Read some hot topics discussed by the conference's opening panel. You might also like this on-demand webinar, "Navigating uncertain times: Strategies for risk management and compliance.

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Key considerations for North American retail banks amid ongoing uncertainty

Accenture

In May of 2024, the Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights were on full display for the largest proportion of the United States in decades. The Northern Lights are caused by geomagnetic flairs or “solar storms” from the sun, which can lead to extremely disruptive events on Earth. In 2003, an extreme solar… The post Key considerations for North American retail banks amid ongoing uncertainty appeared first on Accenture Banking Blog.

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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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Will the Recent Ticketmaster Data Breach Drive More Fraud for Banks and Credit Unions?

Gonzobanker

Add these action items to your card fraud checklist to strengthen your defenses. The hacker group ShinyHunters allegedly breached Ticketmaster’s data in late May 2024, including credit and debit card information for over 560 million consumers worldwide. That’s more than 2.5 times the prior largest breach of Experian a decade ago. So, what will happen to U.S.

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Illinois heads toward landmark card interchange fee restrictions

Payments Dive

The state may become the first in the nation to outlaw the imposition of credit and debit card interchange fees on state excise tax and tips.

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Here is our Digital Banking Playbook

South State Correspondent

You might need a new digital banking platform. Chances are your bank chose your current digital platform because it was easy. Maybe your core vendor provided it, or perhaps you were sold a platform by a vendor you happened to meet at a conference. Likely, your vendor has little relationship to your strategic needs and future architecture. In this article, we uncover what a modern digital platform looks like, why your bank might need to plan to change over the next three years, and if you are goi

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World’s top banks ‘greenwashing their role in destruction of the Amazon’

TheGuardian

Institutions alleged to have given billions of dollars to oil and gas companies involved in projects that are harming the rainforests Five of the world’s biggest banks are “greenwashing” their role in the destruction of the Amazon, according to a report that indicates that their environmental and social guidelines fail to cover more than 70% of the rainforest.

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The Results Are In: The Jack Henry™ 2024 Strategy Benchmark

Jack Henry

Explore top insights from Jack Henry's 2024 Strategy Benchmark. Dive into key findings on financial benchmarks such as technology trends, metrics, & more.

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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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NB Bancorp added to ABA NASDAQ Community Bank Index

ABA Community Banking

ABA added NB Bancorp, headquartered in Needham, Massachusetts, to the ABA NASDAQ Community Bank Index, or ABAQ. The post NB Bancorp added to ABA NASDAQ Community Bank Index appeared first on ABA Banking Journal.

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ING implements gen AI for know your customer processes

BankInovation

AMSTERDAM — ING is using generative AI in its know-your-customer processes to boost productivity for its data analysts and improve the client experience. The generative AI efforts for KYC have both an operational and client benefit, Marnix van Stiphout, chief operating officer and chief technology officer ad interim at 976 billion euros ($1.

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Cash use persists in US beyond pandemic

Payments Dive

Consumers remained committed to cash use last year, even as the share of card payments rose and online payments increased, according to an annual Federal Reserve study.

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How to avoid customer transformation pitfalls

ATM Marketplace

How can banks successfully deliver customer transformation initiatives? A panel at the upcoming Bank Customer Experience Summit from Sept. 9 to 11 in Charlotte will offer the secret ingredients to a successful transformation.

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Live Demo: How to Achieve Reconciliation Zen

Speaker: Nancy Wu, Head of Sales and Customer Success at SkyStem

Automation generally supercharges any process and brings its value to the forefront. See how infusing automation such as ART (our month-end close solution), into your close can get you to the next level of closing. We will share a live demo of SkyStem's solution, ART and share the key elements of month-end close automation. Through ART, we'll take a look at: What month-end close automation entails Which process steps can and should be automated Benefits of achieving process automation, and Why i

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US bank Wells Fargo fires employees for ‘simulating’ being at their keyboards

TheGuardian

Workers were sacked after review found they were ‘creating impression of active work’, says filing Business live – latest updates The US bank Wells Fargo has fired more than a dozen workers for alleged “simulation of keyboard activity”, in an apparent bid to fool their employer into thinking they were working. The employees were “discharged after review of allegations involving simulation of keyboard activity creating impression of active work”, according to a filing with the Financial Industry

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Banks can't measure climate risk? I live it every day

American Banker

U.S. regulators need to do more to require banks to recognize the risks posed by climate change, and the damage that continuing to support fossil fuel extraction projects does to the environment.

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AI Now: Your Guide to Surviving the Rise of Machine Intelligence

William Mills

While technologies come and go, AI is making seismic waves, permeating every corner of the business world. No longer a futuristic concept but a present-day reality, AI is seamlessly integrating into various sectors with remarkable efficacy. As we continue to witness AI reshaping industries and the future itself, it’s important we do a deep dive into its profound implications for society and work.

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Saudi Central Bank joins mBridge for CBDC cross-border trade

The Paypers

Saudi Central Bank has joined Project mBridge, collaborating with China, Thailand, Hong Kong, and UAE to test central bank digital currencies for cross-border trade and payments.

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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

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Apple adds BNPL offerings from rivals

Payments Dive

The tech giant will allow installment plans from Affirm, as well from certain debit and credit cards, onto Apple Pay alongside its own BNPL service.

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How to fight ATM fraud

ATM Marketplace

ATM security experts spoke about cutting edge fraud techniques and how banks can fight back.

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Book festival activists are making absurd demands over Baillie Gifford | Nils Pratley

TheGuardian

Insistence on investment purity misses the point and will only lead to a decline in arts sponsorship In a ranking of climate villains in the fund management industry, Baillie Gifford would surely come a long way down most people’s list. The Edinburgh-based firm preaches long-termism and its specialism is backing technology companies, especially those with kit to accelerate the transition to cleaner energy and transport.

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Cash isn't going away, despite declining use

American Banker

In the U.S., the COVID-19 pandemic and other factors caused a sharp reduction in cash use. But with paper bills still accounting for nearly a fifth of all payments, the option is still far too entrenched to risk extinction.

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2024 Lending Outlook: Innovations and Evolutions in the Financial Sector

As we step into 2024, the lending landscape evolves rapidly with technology, regulations, and market dynamics driving change. For banks and financial institutions to stay competitive and meet the evolving needs of their customers, these drivers must be understood and engaged with. Lenders can anticipate significant transformation fueled by technological advancements, regulatory shifts, and changing consumer behaviors.

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Transactions: Mastercard and Temenos team up for global payments

BankInovation

Technology provider Temenos will integrate Mastercard’s Mastercard Move solution to provide banks with international money transfer capabilities. Mastercard Move will enable Temenos’ bank clients to use a range of options to cost-effectively route and deliver money, according to a June 4 Temenos release.

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US Treasury seeks public input on the use of AI

The Paypers

The US Treasury has asked the public to share their input regarding the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the financial services sector.

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Rivals Adyen, Stripe partner with Capital One to combat fraud

Payments Dive

The three companies announced last Wednesday that they are teaming up to launch a free service intended to combat fraud and reduce the amount of transactions that are improperly declined.

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Will cash ever go away?

ATM Marketplace

Is cash on its way out or will it stick around for the future?

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Addressing Top Enterprise Challenges in Generative AI with DataRobot

The buzz around generative AI shows no sign of abating in the foreseeable future. Enterprise interest in the technology is high, and the market is expected to gain momentum as organizations move from prototypes to actual project deployments. Ultimately, the market will demand an extensive ecosystem, and tools will need to streamline data and model utilization and management across multiple environments.