Digital vs. Traditional: What to Prepare For

December 13, 2016 / 0 Comments

BAI.org offers valuable insight into consumers’ adoption of digital interaction with their financial institutions via a document entitled “Digital Banking and Analytics: Enhancing Customer Experience and Efficiency.” The downloadable PDF provides great information about current and future use of digital interactive technology among bank customers, as well as a cogent overview of future expectations that the industry…

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Are Banks Still Taking a Traditional View Toward Branch Technology?

November 22, 2016 / 0 Comments

New technologies by the FINTECH community continue to grab the spotlight in the market. FINTECH is pushing hard on digital payment varieties and all kinds of scenarios to make P2P, B2B, and P2B via mobile devices and new card/chips options, taking volume from the branches. Banks are looking for ways to better serve millennials, too.…

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Banking in the Next 5 Years: Video Interviews

November 15, 2016 / 0 Comments

Recipients of the 2016 FinTech Forward awards discuss how evolving technology will reshape banking in the next five years. Some of the key takeaways: Data, data, data. Huge value in data analytics for those who efficiently gather it. It will be crucial to respond to the shift occurring in the next five years toward “banking where and…

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Top 5 Tech Innovations Your Bank Can’t Ignore—and Why

October 18, 2016 / 0 Comments

We’re excited to see that, of the Top 5 Tech Innovations Your Bank Can’t Ignored, we can actually contribute significantly to three of them! Let’s call them the “Key 3”: Continue to embrace Check 21 Leverage electronic workflows Automated tellers Part of the shared theme of the Key 3 is that the branch bank is far from obsolete. Online…

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Same Day ACH is Here – and Paper Check Usage is UP!

October 4, 2016 / 0 Comments

The same report that finds 57% of organizations intend to use same-day ACH for last-minute payments also finds that business-to-business payments by paper check actually increased slightly from 2013, breaking the previous downward trend in check use. In fact, 86 percent have finally integrated their check payments systems with their accounting systems. There are still major…

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Breaking Down The Faster Payments Construct

September 27, 2016 / 0 Comments

Set aside 13 minutes for the newest installment of the Countdown to Same Day ACH podcast series. In this episode, Jan Estep, president and CEO of NACHA, talks to Karen Webster about the overlaps, complements, and implications of all the capabilities under the faster payments umbrella. Ms. Estep says the best way to think about “faster payments” is as an umbrella…

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Visa and PayPal announce strategic partnership

August 2, 2016 / 0 Comments

Recently, Visa and PayPal – – the largest payments network in the world and the largest digital payments network in the world – – announced a strategic partnership “that will result in an improved and more seamless payment experience for Visa cardholders and will offer greater choice in how consumers pay with the PayPal and Venmo…

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Bank of America: Shrinking Workforce & Fewer Branch Locations

July 19, 2016 / 0 Comments

Bank of America has 23% fewer branches and 37% fewer workers than in 2009, the bank said in a recent presentation. Further, CNNMoney reports that they plan to cut another 8,000 jobs from their consumer business over time. Digital transactions are way less expensive and keep customers happy. In fact, BofA said it costs less than a tenth…

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Software Unleashes the Potential of the ATM Channel

July 12, 2016 / 0 Comments

The days of the ATM as simple “cash-dispensing machines” are over. In order for banks to remain competitive, they have to tailor the ATM experience to client needs and the physical context in which the ATM exists. Also, the definition of an ATM is expanding into the realm of “kiosk”… In an interview with Aravinda…

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"Why would I drive to talk to a video screen?" Six Video Teller Mistakes to Avoid

June 28, 2016 / 0 Comments

It’s not a live-in-person teller, and it’s not an ATM. But, based on conversations I’ve had with some of my older, more set-in-their-ways relatives, it may be the only way to get certain people to make use of a “machine” to do their banking. The interactive video teller machine certainly looks like an ATM, but the remote…

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