2020

Welcome to 2020: What’s new?

Chris Skinner

Welcome to 2020. It’s a new day. It’s a new year. It’s a new decade. And yes, I’m feeling good. This is a year all of us futurists have looked forward to for over two decades as, back in 2000, it became popular to talk about a 2020 vision. … The post Welcome to 2020: What’s new?

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BMO’s Ben Schack on what’s next for bank-fintech collaborations

Bank Innovation

BMO Harris partners with fintech startups through the BMO Harris Bank 1871 Innnovation Program. The bank usually works with five to seven firms each year and announced its third cohort of startups last October.

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Cash, payments and the future of ATMs — your 2020 spoiler alert

Mobile Payments Today

According to some economists, we've been experiencing an extended period of slow growth since the 1970s. What does this mean for the future of cash and ATMs? ATM historian Bernardo Batiz-Lazo explores the topic in his latest blog post

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Top BSA/AML Blog Posts: Cannabis, SARs Topped the List in 2019

Abrigo

Key Takeaways The most popular BSA/AML and fraud blog posts in 2019 related to staying on top of regulatory changes. BSA and compliance officers wanted to read about SARs, risks tied to cannabis-related businesses, and preparing for CAMS exams. Regulatory change in focus.

$500M Rescue Plan Considered For Debt-Burdened Taxi Drivers

PYMNTS

A New York City-appointed panel is seeking a $500 million bailout to help taxi drivers trapped in unscrupulous medallion loans, The New York Times reported on Wednesday (Jan.

Your Bank Probably Has Loan Size and Risk Wrong

Banker to Banker

MANAGING CREDIT RISK If you are like most banks you have your credit approval and risk process based around loan size. The assumption is that the larger the loan the more risk the bank is taking on so a greater level of risk review is needed. But, suppose the data didn’t bear that assumption out?

Why shell companies are so risky (and hard to spot)

Insights on Business

Shell companies and the hidden threat of entity risk. While not inherently illegal, shell companies have been getting a lot attention recently for the role they play in illegal activity.

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Bye-bye FinTech

Chris Skinner

I just spent time with a bank talking about Doing Digital. The host had read a preview copy of my new book and was asking a few questions about it. What had surprised me the most in my talks with five banks?

European payments on gas

Chris Skinner

Just before Christmas I heard of a new European payments initiative called PEPSI, short for Pan European Payment System Initiative. Nice acronym although I prefer Coca-Cola, the Co-ordinated Car Co-operative Association. Or something like that.

What is the purpose of a bank?

Chris Skinner

It’s a simple question: what is the purpose of a bank? However, the answers I get are often missing the mark, imho.

How digital-only First Internet Bank strives to keep Indiana talent

Bank Innovation

As banks and startups on both coasts compete for new graduates, Fishers, Ind.-based based First Internet Bank is using an internship program to keep talent in the Midwest. The program, which lasts a few months, sources talent from local universities.

Things worth reading: 17th January 2020

Chris Skinner

Social media payments: An ally or adversary of banks

Mobile Payments Today

Many banks have increased overall focus on user experience within their digital ecosystems and have added new functionality like peer to peer payments into their mobile apps to avoid disintermediation.

Cannabis Banking: Mitigating Reputation Risk to Financial Institutions

Abrigo

Key Takeaways The number of institutions banking cannabis grew significantly in 2019. Despite Federal ambiguity, State Regulators are beginning to clearly define their stances on cannabis banking.

Visa’s $5.3B FinTech Play, Wrapped In Plaid

PYMNTS

Call it an expansion of the Visa network-of-networks model. As reported on Monday (Jan. 13), Visa said it will buy Plaid — which focuses on the development of application programming interfaces (APIs) that allow consumers to share their data with thousands of apps — for $5.3 billion.

Why Your Bank Needs A Digital Lead Gen Strategy

Banker to Banker

GENERATING DIGITAL LEADS Unfortunately, in 2020, most bank websites are nothing more than brochure-ware. That is a problem as not only can a bank’s website be its most efficient source leads, but it should also be the best source of conversions (leads that turn into new accounts and loans).

China and India in 2020: Watch and Learn

Chris Skinner

I often written about how the developing world is leap-frogging the developed world. The reason is that the developing world had no infrastructure in place whilst the developed world implemented their infrastructure in the last century. The developed world has become a legacy world.

Learning to live with PSD2: reducing customer journey friction

Accenture

Guest bloggers Philip Cooney and Gaurav Bansal explore the pain points around PSD2 and how banks are trying to reduce friction for their customers. A few weeks ago, I (Phil) submitted my weekly grocery order and set off to meet a friend for dinner. I expected to hear no more about it until my order….

Visa, Mastercard, AmEx win easier access to China market

Bank Innovation

The biggest U.S. card companies just moved a step closer to gaining access to China’s $27 trillion payments market. China said it won’t take longer than 90 days to consider applications from providers of electronic-payments services such as Mastercard, Visa and American Express Co.,

Financial app Qapital hacks the psychology of spending

Bank Innovation

At first glance, New York-based Qapital, a digital banking, investing and budgeting platform, might look like a challenger bank. But CEO and co-founder George Friedman says Qapital’s offerings are more than just a collection of financial products. To Qapital, which launched in the U.S.

2020: a decade in technology

Chris Skinner

As a regular BA traveller, I’m always pleased to pick up their magazine Business Life as it often has some interesting articles. This year, the magazine has a great write up of forecasts for things that will happen in the 2020s by Tim Hulse.

Mastercard turns to AR to visualize loyalty benefits

Bank Innovation

Payments giant Mastercard launched a new augmented reality (AR) app this month that lets cardholders get a bird’s-eye view of their benefits. It’s a move that the company hopes will drive engagement and loyalty, and add value to the offerings of its partner financial institutions. “At

Things worth reading: 13th January 2020

Chris Skinner

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How blockchain will impact the supply chain

Mobile Payments Today

Blockchain technology can provide excellent tools for supply chain management. Former Coca-Cola executive Kraig Adams talks about how he got involved with blockchain technology and how it will transform supply chain management

Fine-Tuning ALM Strategies for 2020

Abrigo

Key Takeaways If you don't feel like your modeling results are relevant, then it might be time to ask different questions. Shift your ALM model from a static to a dynamic approach to find more value in your results. Strapped for time to implement these strategies?

Big Brands Are Cutting Ties With Amazon

PYMNTS

IKEA has announced it is cutting ties with Amazon, a move that other brands like Nike, Birkenstock and PopSockets have also done recently. However, according to a report by CNBC , the move could backfire, as Amazon completely dominates the online shopping market, with 38 percent under its control.

5 Trends Bankers Need To Know From The Fed’s New Payment Study

Banker to Banker

RETHINKING PAYMENTS Last month, the Federal Reserve released its 7 th , tri-annual U.S. payments study, and, as usual, it had some eye-opening trends that all banks need to consider for their long-term strategic planning.

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AI-supported asset manager Pagaya crosses $1.2b in AUM

Bank Innovation

Pagaya, a fintech firm which uses artificial intelligence to manage institutional money, has topped $1.2 billion in assets under management, on the heels of the close of $200 million in asset-backed securities in December.

Traditionalists: Not technophobes, just keen on human contact

Accenture

Accenture’s ground-breaking 2019 Global Financial Services Consumer Study has seen four mindsets emerge from the data: Pioneers, Sceptics, Traditionalists and Pragmatists. In this series of blog posts, we’ll look at each type in the Australian context.¹

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Things worth reading: 24th January 2020

Chris Skinner

Things we’re reading today include … Executive at Portuguese bank co-owned by Isabel dos Santos is found dead JPMorgan board raises CEO Dimon’s pay to $31.5

Survey: Banks just aren’t ready for digital

Chris Skinner

I’ve just been reading Jim Marous’s Digital Banking Report which ties in nicely with my new book Doing Digital, as the themes are similar.

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Things worth reading: 16th January 2020

Chris Skinner

Things worth reading: 14th January 2020

Chris Skinner

Things we’re reading today include … Visa to pay $5.3

To 2020 … and beyond

Chris Skinner

Looking beyond 2020, there has been a rise of quite a number of folks looking to the longer-term future. Here’s the key ones I’ve picked up on so far. First is Royal Bank of Canada with their Imagine 2025 series. Quite an investment and lots of interviews and insights.

Maintaining a competitive advantage in the banking space

Mobile Payments Today

Bátiz-Lazo, departmental chair in Business History and bank management at Bangor University, in Wales, discussed the importance of creating a competitive advantage

Artificial Intelligence in BSA

Abrigo

Key Takeaways The most popular BSA/AML and fraud blog posts in 2019 related to staying on top of regulatory changes. BSA and compliance officers wanted to read about SARs, risks tied to cannabis-related businesses, and preparing for CAMS exams. Artificial Intelligence in BSA/AML.

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Tesla Invites Hackers To Find Flaws For Prizes At Competition

PYMNTS

To challenge hackers to find flaws in its vehicles, Tesla , the electric automaker, is returning to the Pwn2Own hacking competition run by Trend Micro ’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI), electrek reported. Some Model 3 vehicles and approximately $1 million are said to be for the taking.

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