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New payment solutions putting legacy banking providers at risk

With the rise of new payment solutions such as Apple Card and Amazon Go, we are seeing a disintermediating (or de-coupling) or the traditional banking industry from the business of payments. With traditional financial institutions seemingly having issues in providing consumers with the payment solutions they really want (e.g. Chase …

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Facebook launching Facebook Pay payment system

Facebook has introduced Facebook Pay, a unified online payment system for Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp. Facebook Pay is designed to simplify transactions made through the sites while also ensuring that payment data is secured. The new payment service, which supports most payment cards and PayPal, will first be piloted …

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Top 7 digital transformation trends in banking

Ever since the financial crisis of 2008, the vast majority of financial institutions have sought to deliver profitability through cost cutting and efficiency measures. While these strategies have worked to varying degrees up until now, future growth will demand much more. Financial institutions need to better understand the transformative forces …

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Gray swans that could disrupt the banking sector

Although there have been a myriad of changes in the banking sector that have made banking processes faster, easier and more convenient, the basic concepts behind them remain largely unchanged. But what low-likelihood, high structural impact events (gray swans) could trigger a dramatic shock to the banking sector? Here are …

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5 key takeaways from Money20/20

Money20/20 was held earlier this year in Las Vegas. Here are 5 key takeaways from the event: The distinguishing lines between merchants and FinTechs continue to blur –  Uber created a team called Uber Money that will be responsible for its various FinTech offerings. And now Amazon is enabling utilities …

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European Commission launches antitrust investigation against Amazon

The European Commission has launched an antitrust investigation against Amazon that could result in USD 23 billion in fines. The investigation stems from the fact that Amazon is itself a seller and also serves as a platform for others to sell. Authorities are concerned that Amazon collects information on the …

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5 things wealth managers should keep in mind going forward

As the wealth management industry evolves, wealth management firms must reinvent themselves and take advantages of cutting-edge technologies to enhance consumer experiences and provide greater personalization. Here are five key things wealth managers need to keep in mind going forward: Consumers are not satisfied with current digital offerings. According to …

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The rise of BigTechs in finance highlights important issues

BigTechs have been rapidly moving to offer a wide range of financial services. But the role of BigTechs in the financial sector raises numerous issues as BigTechs are not regulated like financial institutions and, therefore, are not subject to the same stringent capital, leverage and liquidity constraints. While this can …

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The difference between FinTech and TechFin

In 2019, FinTech is not a new concept, with most people having at least some understanding of it. But this is not the case for TechFin. What is it? And how is it different from FinTech?  At its most simple level, FinTech refers to financial companies looking at technology as …

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5 competitive strategies for facing the BigTech threat

Today’s consumers want the same level of experiences they get from financial institutions as they get from BigTechs like Amazon and Google. The reality, however, is that most financial institutions do not currently offer this level of experience, meaning that, when BigTechs start delivering banking services, financial institutions may well …

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BigTechs march to battle in the financial sector

Over the past few years, there has been much made of the FinTech boom and how tech- and financially-focused companies were invading the financial sector from seemingly every corner. A new player, however, is entering the sphere and making even bigger waves. BigTechs (also known as TechFins) have swooped into …

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BigTechs push into the asset management industry

BigTechs – with their size, brand recognition, distribution capabilities and technology – are already active in the financial services industry and have sufficient motivation to enter the asset management industry. With consumer trust in BigTechs now equal to their trust financial institutions and even ahead of their trust in fund …

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4 lessons financial institutions can learn from digital-centric companies

Digital-centric companies like Amazon and Uber have raised consumer expectations regarding the experiences companies provide. These expectations are even being placed on financial institutions. Here are 4 lessons the financial industry can learn from digital-centric companies: Be obsessed with consumer experiences – younger generations have come to expect companies to …

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12 lessons all industries can learn from BigTechs

While most companies turn to BigTechs for ways to make work easier (e.g. with software and apps), they can also teach all industries other valuable lessons about how to do business. Here are 12 ways non-tech industries can learn from BigTech: Embrace failure – non-tech industries should learn to embrace …

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Apple Card review

With Apple Inc. starting the rollout of its brand-new Apple Card and its availability expected to reach more than 40 countries by the end of the year, we wanted to take a moment to give you a brief overview of this new payment device.   What is it Apple Card …

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Video: the threat of payment apps to U.S. banks

U.S. banks are projected to lose as much as USD 43 billion in revenue if mobile payment apps become as popular in the U.S. as they are in China. This video examines how cheap and easy phone-based payments are threatening one of the banking industry’s most profitable businesses. GPB Digital …

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G20 countries discuss new tax system for large internet companies

At a meeting of the financial heads of G20 countries in Southwestern Japan, a discussion was held on developing a new tax system for large internet companies such as Google and Facebook. Specifically, the financial heads discussed implementing a tax policy under which such companies would be taxed in each …

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China’s WeChat: the high cost of digital convenience

On the surface it may seem the China’s WeChat is a social network like Facebook or WhatsApp. But with more than a billion users and a plethora of functions, it has become a social ecosystem with unlimited possibilities – a messenger, a payment system, an identification system, etc. For most …

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