2020

When the world stops, did you want to get off? #coronavirus

Chris Skinner

Woke up with a sore throat, stuffed nose and cough. OMG, have I got the coronavirus???? After President Trump’s ban on Europeans last night, the coronavirus madness continues.

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Juniper Research sees digital banking poised for growth

Mobile Payments Today

Digital banking is poised to take off as incumbent banks move much of their business to mobile channels to compete against a new generation of digital-only startups

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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.

What the rise of in-app payments means for banks

Accenture

The expectations of customers when it comes to payments have changed radically in recent years. Payments that are instant, invisible and free (IIF) have quickly become the norm, especially in certain segments of the market like airlines, fashion retail, hotels and online travel agents.

Rebeca Romero Rainey: A world of opportunity

Independent Banker

“Today’s technology environment opens the door to a world of opportunity for community bankers.”. Welcome to Independent Banker’s ICBA LIVE 2020 issue! It’s amazing that we’re already celebrating our first convention of a new decade. As a child, the concept of the year 2020 seemed so far-fetched.

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.

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Fintech Finastra Hit By Suspected Ransomware Attack

PYMNTS

Banking technology FinTech Finastra was hit with a security breach on Friday (March 20), and was forced to shutter key systems and send employees home, according to a report by KrebsonSecurity.

Why Banks Need To Develop Their Own Customer-Facing Technology

Banker to Banker

CONTROLLING YOUR TECH FUTURE The build or buy decision should be a constant question in most bank’s decision making, and unfortunately, most banks default to the “buy.” In some cases, this is appropriate, but in many, it is not.

Trump administration to halt foreclosures as pandemic worsens

American Banker

The temporary foreclosure moratorium on loans backed by HUD, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac comes after lawmakers and housing advocates had pushed for steps to avoid consumers getting booted from their homes. Senate Banking Committee Donald Trump FHFA Foreclosures Coronavirus FHA Sherrod Brown HUD

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Reports of my (banks) death have been greatly exaggerated

Chris Skinner

I’m getting really fed up of the number of research papers, videos, blogs, headlines and more screaming: “banks will die”.

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The end of cards and cash … just fifteen years late

Chris Skinner

I just received a report from Deloitte about credit and debit cards. It says the future is not so bright: “more payment choices, along with changing consumer preferences, are threatening the long-term viability of the credit card business model.” Damn. I said that fifteen years ago.

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Coronavirus outbreak raises questions about digital payments and cash

Mobile Payments Today

The coronavirus pandemic has raised a number of concerns about whether consumers would shift towards digital payments amid concerns about cash handling and interacting with large crowds in banks and retail centers

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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.

“I was the first knowledge worker whose job was threatened by a machine”

Chris Skinner

Really interesting interview with Garry Kasparov in Wired magazine about the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in the future. Garry Kasparov is perhaps the greatest chess player in history. For almost two decades after becoming world champion in 1985, he dominated the game.

Rebeca Romero Rainey: We make every day better

Independent Banker

“Community banks work hard to ensure that every day is just a little bit better than the last.”. As community bankers, we strive for excellence.

How Lenders Can Prepare for The New SBA 7(a) Paycheck Protection Program

Abrigo

Key Takeaways Financial institutions hoping to help small businesses land an SBA 7(a) loan through the Paycheck Protection Program should act now to prepare for customers seeking help due to the coronavirus crisis.

The Slow Death Of Checking Accounts

Ron Shevelin

Checking accounts have become paycheck motels--and they're on their way to extinction

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JPMorgan Chase To Open UK Digital Bank By Year’s End

PYMNTS

JPMorgan Chase is taking steps to open a digital bank in the U.K. by the end of the year. The banking firm has been talking with London regulators about the idea, according to The Financial Times on Saturday (Feb.

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?

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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#Coronavirus, cash and the breakup of the Eurozone

Chris Skinner

I’m sitting staring at the wall. It’s been a long time now since being in a face-to-face meeting, conference or catching a flight. I’m staring at the wall. Thinking. Thinking. Thinking … what’s the meaning of all this? What’s the meaning of life? What’s the meaning of money?

Customer and employee activism will change banking even if the banks don’t want to change

Chris Skinner

I know a few of you have spotted that I have a regular theme these days about sustainable finance, purpose-driven banking, the climate emergency and more.

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An open letter to banks on SMS Authentication

Mobile Payments Today

To protect against fraud, the banking industry needs to find alternative methods for authentication beyond SMS verification

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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.

Did you take the world for granted?

Chris Skinner

It’s very strange times. I’ve taken travel for granted. For years, I’ve been used to open borders, easy connectivity and access to airports. The internet then fuelled that ease of movement and connectivity.

What does ‘digital transformation’ really mean?

Chris Skinner

Buzzwords. We have a lot of them. Artificial, autonomous, augmented. Big data, blockchain, bilateral. Crypto, currency, consensus. Distributed, decentralised, democratised. I’m tempted to write the ABC of technology buzzwords, but know there cannot be any that start with X or Z*.

FATF Updated List of Jurisdictions with AML/CFT Deficiencies

Abrigo

Key Takeaways Albania, Barbados, Nicaragua among the countries added to the FATF watchlist. Trinidad and Tobago is removed from the FATF list. Iran and the DPRK are kept on the watchlist.

The Global Consortium for Digital Currency Governance

Chris Skinner

I said you’re probably sick of Davos but one last update. On Friday a major announcement affecting all of banking and finance globally seeped out under the radar. I spotted it. Did you?

Payments Providers Combat The Conflict Between Security, User Experience

PYMNTS

In financial services, demand for ease of use and security are sky-high, even for business customers. But for many service providers, achieving one can often mean compromising the other.

It’s a start-up world

Chris Skinner

Although most businesses fail in their first year, it is quite incredible just how many start-ups there are around the world doing something interesting with technology. According to Embroker: In 2016, 69% of U.S. entrepreneurs started their business at home.

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