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Digital Banking for the Poor

Chris Skinner

I have a few friends around the world that I pick up on, and The World Bank and CGAP are amongst that crew.

Retail Recalibration: The need for agile and flexible payment solutions

Mobile Payments Today

As the COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly changed the e-commerce landscape, online sellers need to make sure they are offering a wide range of payment options that cater to the needs of their customers

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Chris Skinner’s FinTech Rap

Chris Skinner

This could be a serious mistake, as I’m an old guy who wasn’t born for rapping, but I can’t help myself. I woke up today and thought: you should make a rap video. Stupid, I know, but can’t help myself.

How convenience stores are embracing omnichannel sales and frictionless payments

Mobile Payments Today

To be effective in reaching customers and keeping pace with changing consumer preferences, convenience store leaders must keep these factors in mind as they embrace new channels and capabilities

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!

FinCEN Calls on Financial Institutions to Protect Consumers from COVID-19 Fraud

Abrigo

Key Takeaways It's important for financial institutions to find a balance between detecting suspicious activity without being so broad that BSA professionals are bogged down with false positives. Rules-based and behavior-based approaches both have pros and cons when used exclusively.

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Why Digital Deposit Marketing Should Get More of Your Resources

Banker to Banker

In the last quarter, the money market world has changed, which has important implications for banks. Not only is it less competition, but the influence that money market funds have on banks is substantial, and so it means less pressure on rates.

Balancing Act: Applying Rules-Based and Behavior-Based Analytics in BSA/AML Software

Abrigo

Key Takeaways It's important for financial institutions to find a balance between detecting suspicious activity without being so broad that BSA professionals are bogged down with false positives. Rules-based and behavior-based approaches both have pros and cons when used exclusively.

Digital IDs Help Open Banking Reach Its Fullest Potential

PYMNTS

Open banking comes in several flavors, yet its rise requires robust Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) procedures, Zac Cohen , chief operating officer at identity verification firm Trulioo told Karen Webster in a recent interview.

Winners & losers of COVID-19 consumer spending shifts in Europe

Accenture

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented the global economy with challenges and changes not seen in generations. Payments providers in Europe need to navigate the operational and financial hurdles the virus presents while also rapidly addressing the needs of the workforce, customers and partners.

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.

Neobanks: are they really challenging?

Chris Skinner

In surfing this week, I found a great article on my friend Amit Goel‘s website GoMedici.com. The company has just completed a deep dive into the world of challenger banks or, as they term them, neobanks. The time for neobanks is now. Here’s their summary of thinking: Neobanking 2.0:

QR codes get a new life as COVID-19 recover spurs contactless payments

Mobile Payments Today

The rapid demand for safe, contactless merchant payments has led to renewed interest in QR codes, a payment technology that historically dominated Asian markets, but lagged NFC use in the U.S.

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How EMV has grown beyond the chip on a card

Payments Source

The role of EMVCo — which is often seen as an extension of the card brands that deals only with chip-based EMV plastic cards— has come into sharper focus. EMVCo Digital payments Debit cards Network rules EMV Credit cards

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Goldman’s Apple Card: What Will Q2 Hold?

PYMNTS

Apple Card — the iPhone-based credit product launched last summer by Goldman Sachs , Apple and Mastercard — is expected to be a hot topic on Goldman’s earnings call Wednesday (July 15).

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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.

The four key roles of the branch network after COVID-19

Accenture

In my last post, I talked about how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted branch networks by accelerating the shift to digital. Many banking customers have adopted digital technologies and contactless payments faster than experts had predicted.

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Should we gamify banking?

Chris Skinner

OK, no more politics … unless it’s important to banking, technology and fintech … and back to my usual boring diatribes. There’s been a discussion a while ago about making banking fun, gamifying finance and giving rewards for smart spending and saving.

QR codes get a new life as COVID-19 recovery spurs contactless payments

Mobile Payments Today

The rapid demand for safe, contactless merchant payments has led to renewed interest in QR codes, a payment technology that historically dominated Asian markets, but lagged NFC use in the U.S.

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An economic system with growing gaps and an upside-down model

Daily Fintech

Efi Pylarinou is the founder of Efi Pylarinou Advisory and a Fintech/Blockchain influencer – No.3 influencer in the finance sector by Refinitiv Global Social Media 2019. The interaction of Humans and Machines is becoming more core to my focus.

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

Visa On The Role of ‘Super Apps’ In Driving Emerging Market Growth

PYMNTS

“Careem” is an Arabic word meaning, in part, “noble, admirable and praiseworthy.”. In the case of Dubai-based ride-hailing and delivery platform Careem and its efforts to modernize payments in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region, add “timely” to the list.

An Early Warning For Bank Multifamily Rent Trends

Banker to Banker

One of the most underappreciated commercial real estate trends in banking is the remarkable stability of multifamily rents during this pandemic. As of last week, according to the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC), 77.4% of renters in an 11.4

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Things worth reading: 13th July 2020

Chris Skinner

Open data—what the world needs in the COVID-19 era

Accenture

The recent months of the escalating COVID-19 pandemic have involved a huge amount of disruption for everyone—in all locations, markets and walks of life. To help get economies and people back on their feet, I believe open data can play a key part.

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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.”

Bridging fiat and crypto, payments and purchases

Daily Fintech

Last week Binance announced that it acquired Swipe, a multi-currency digital wallet and Visa debit card platform. Swipe lets users pay for products using their cryptocurrency with online merchants and in stores around the world.

QR Codes Enjoy A Renaissance In A Post-COVID World

PYMNTS

QR codes have been around for years, although they often seemed like a marginal tech solution in search of a problem. But as is the case with so many things in our brave new world, COVID-19 is giving new purpose to the much-maligned QR code as an elegant enabler of touchless commerce.

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The politics of keeping cash alive

Payments Source

The most recent legislative push to mandate cash is bipartisan at the outset, but there are divisions over how to put this plan into effect. Compliance U.S. Retailers Digital payments Cash

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Things worth reading: 15th July 2020

Chris Skinner

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Marketing Ops: The New Revenue Hero

As data continues to play a starring role in today’s B2B organizations, both marketing and sales operations professionals are poised to solidify their place as critical revenue drivers. In particular, the evolution of the Marketing Operations (Ops) role has created a new standard in marketing and has become a vital component of an organization’s success.