Hossein Rahnama’s Flybits is no FinTech fly-by-night

A customer passes a local branch—even with their smartphone off—and the bank’s staff can tell if their mortgage soon needs renewing, or whether they might like a new credit card or appreciate a line of credit. Voila! A coveted, quick, real-time way to start personal and potentially profitable conversations. This scenario, an example of “context aware computing” Read More

By |2020-05-27T18:00:03-05:00November 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on Hossein Rahnama’s Flybits is no FinTech fly-by-night

Four top tips for finding a tip-top FinTech partner

Recent headlines about the practices of some online platforms in financial technology (FinTech) have caused some banks to question whether the partnership benefits are worth the risk. Certainly, it’s always wise to weigh the pros and cons in any business arrangement. But it’s also important to recognize that not all FinTech companies operate the same way—any more Read More

By |2020-05-27T18:00:04-05:00November 8th, 2016|Comments Off on Four top tips for finding a tip-top FinTech partner

OK, we need to innovate—but where do we start?

Community banks need to innovate. Most of us accept that. Too much is changing around us; too many other players are jumping on our turf. Regulators seem out to strangle us. And customers demand more and more. Community banks need to be strategic and tactical about innovation. Innovation should be driven by corporate strategy. It should be carried out as Read More

By |2020-05-27T18:00:04-05:00November 7th, 2016|Comments Off on OK, we need to innovate—but where do we start?

RegTech as premium tech: Fueling a high-octane digital transformation strategy

Sibos 2016 is just around the corner. And at SWIFT's annual conference for the financial industry, compliance will be a top agenda item – not surprisingly, given the rapidly changing landscape in financial services. At Sibos, top business leaders in global finance are posing a critical question: How do you comply with ever-evolving regulations, yet minimize the Read More

By |2020-05-27T18:00:06-05:00September 26th, 2016|Comments Off on RegTech as premium tech: Fueling a high-octane digital transformation strategy

Goodbye vacuum tube, hello data tube

It has been a common banking practice across the U.S. and Canada for decades; customers conduct transactions from their cars outside of brick and mortar branches via a clear plastic cylinder sucked from auto to teller via a vacuum tube. But while this low- tech method of banking is customer friendly, it requires one or more tellers Read More

By |2020-05-27T18:00:06-05:00September 14th, 2016|Comments Off on Goodbye vacuum tube, hello data tube

BAI Beacon 2016 speakers’ top picks

Technology and innovation never ceases to be top of mind as the financial industry clamors to get ahead of the curve. Yet no event in the U.S. has provided one place for the world’s foremost visionaries in financial services to connect face-to-face to solve the business challenges of tomorrow -- until now. On Oct. 5-6, 2016, BAI Read More

By |2020-05-27T18:00:07-05:00August 26th, 2016|Comments Off on BAI Beacon 2016 speakers’ top picks

Why ‘secure digitizers’ are winning in financial services

The financial services industry is in an age of major disruption. Every firm is on a mission to navigate the new digital era, and some are doing far better than others. In fact, a recent global survey of retail banking executives predicted that four out of 10 retail banks will be displaced by digital disruption in the Read More

By |2020-05-27T18:00:08-05:00August 1st, 2016|Comments Off on Why ‘secure digitizers’ are winning in financial services