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January 11, 2023
The forecast for 2023 will be a mix of changing dynamics, new headwinds, and an economic environment in flux. Shifting dynamics are taking automation and cloud deployments up in the form of technology innovations, as health firms embrace new automations to enhance payment capabilities and get comfortable with cloud architectures and embedded banking from financial services. Headwinds are...
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January 10, 2023
Financial institutions (FIs) are no longer dealing with the immediate adaptations that COVID-19 required. Instead, the financial services industry is back to playing catch up to rapidly evolving technology and an increasingly competitive environment that has produced new opportunities and unique challenges. Corporate end users continue to seek automated, intuitive payments and cash management...
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January 9, 2023
Global recession woes, climate change, and frayed political landscapes continue to test the financial services industry. As a result, financial institutions (FIs) are pressured to balance stability with growth, manage evolving consumer expectations, and keep up with technological advances while acknowledging the changing world around us. The survival of FIs and the vendors that work with them...
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November 30, 2022
The very recent news about AP Moller-Maersk and IBM eliminating TradeLens—a blockchain-based digital trade platform—has caught many by surprise as there was no evidence that the situation had worsened to this point. While I cannot claim that I told you so, I can certainly assert that what I wrote in September 2016, Trade Facilitation and Trade Financing: Building New Bridges, and April 2019,...
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November 28, 2022
Anyone reading the financial and technology news in recent weeks could easily be led to assume there is a crisis happening in the technology space and that the only way from here is down. With tech stocks taking a beating in recent months, and a growing list of scandals and debacles, from the sentencing of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes; the drama of the self-induced implosion of Twitter;...
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November 15, 2022
The 2022 Innovation in Cash Management & Payments Forum (ICMP) was a resounding success. Hosted in New York City by Aite-Novarica Group’s Commercial Banking & Payments practice, the well-attended forum provided interactive, moderated panels as well as ample opportunities for networking. Above all, guests enjoyed thought leadership on a range of key issues relevant to transformations...
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October 20, 2022
Between inflation, the Great Resignation, and lurking threats of a COVID-19 rebound, healthcare payers now find themselves in a radically different environment than prior years. One of the most significant changes is in the member profiles. Next-generation members especially are cost-conscious, tech-savvy, and rely on technology for daily interactions. Health plans’ member engagement functions...
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September 29, 2022
Aite-Novarica Group’s Commercial Banking & Payments team is excited to once again meet in person on October 19th in New York City for the fifth annual Innovation in Cash Management & Payments Forum. Banks and businesses have undergone significant changes since the last time we were able to hold this event in person. As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and new technologies,...
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September 28, 2022
The talent gap is affecting every industry, and commercial lending is no exception. The commercial lending space is mentally taxing, requires hard work, and can be a hard sell to younger members of the applicant pool. This last component is so challenging for commercial lending managers that it’s their primary barrier to growth. The formal credit training programs run by large banks in many...
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September 26, 2022
Call it the banking speech heard around the fintech world. Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael Hsu’s September 7th speech at the TCH + BPI Annual Conference—and his commentary regarding the potential systemic risks under-regulated fintechs place on the U.S. financial system—reverberated across the bank and tech world. The cause and effect of his language is consequential, but how did we...
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