Tagged: digital technology

Outsourcing Cloud Tech Requirements Allows Fintechs to Focus on Core Business, According to Phillip Liu from Alibaba Cloud Intelligence

Phillip Liu, GM at Alibaba Cloud Intelligence for the MENA region, recently commented on what’s required for regional Fintech firms to succeed in an increasingly competitive global environment. Fintech platforms are beginning to transform the traditional financial services sector. Fintech companies have developed solutions to… Read More

Brussels based KBC Bank to Adopt Digital-First Distribution Model by Offering AI enabled Virtual Assistant for Core Banking Services

Brussels-based KBC Group N.V. (EBR:KBC), a universal multichannel bank-insurer that’s focused on private clients and SMEs in Belgium, Ireland, Central Europe and Southeast Asia, is planning to adopt a digital-first distribution model – which would put a new AI-enabled virtual customer assistant at the center… Read More

Charles Schwab Develops Patent-Pending Algorithm to Enhance Customer Experience, Make Investing More Accessible

Charles Schwab (NYSE:SCHW) has reportedly created a patent-pending algorithm that aims to enhance the customer experience while making investing more accessible to everyone. The new algorithm has been developed by a team of data scientists that work within Schwab’s Digital Services division, which is focused… Read More

Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman Says COVID-19 Is “Fundamentally Accelerating” Adoption of Fintech and Software as a Service Solutions

Adena Friedman, CEO at Nasdaq, the world’s second-largest stock exchange with a market cap of around $17 trillion, notes that the COVID-19 pandemic is “fundamentally accelerating” the adoption of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions. According to Friedman, the current environment has also led to the increased usage… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Launches $18.6 Million Productivity Solutions Grant for Financial Services Sector

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the nation’s central bank and financial regulator, has launched a S$35 million (appr. $18.62 million) Productivity Solutions Grant (PSG) for the country’s financial services industry. The grant will be used to offer assistance to smaller financial institutions. It will… Read More

Applying “Old Thinking” to New Problems and Use Cases Might Derail Artificial Intelligence Progress and Integration: Report

Although manufacturing and tech firms have made substantial investments in AI (artificial intelligence), the results have been “mixed,” according to a recent report from Lux Research. The report notes that companies have been “hampered” because they’ve been using traditional or outdated processes to manage AI… Read More

Banks Should Lean on Digital Footprint as Much as Physical Presence to Effectively Serve More Clients, BBVA Exec Explains

Jose Luis Elechiguerra, Head of Client Solutions at BBVA US (NYSE:BBVA), which is originally a Spanish multinational financial services company based in Madrid and Bilbao, Spain with nearly €700 billion in assets, suggests that banks should “lean on a digital footprint as much as a… Read More

Deep Tech Firms including Fintechs May Benefit from Accelerator Programs Offered by Large Corporations: Report

Technological innovation is not a new development or concept. During the past decade, however, a “powerful wave” of innovation based on digital platforms and applications has emerged and has now become synonymous with the tech industry, according to a report from the Boston Consulting Group… Read More

“Future Relevance” for Traditional Banks Is No Longer based on Digital Payments Alone: Report

The data economy of the Internet has led to most interactions becoming a transaction, according to a report from InnoPay, a consultancy firm specializing in digital transactions. The report notes that “future relevance” for traditional banking institutions is “no longer based on payments alone.” The… Read More

Digital Commerce and Fintech Platforms with Experience-Centric Models Enable “Long-Term Value Creation”: Report

Digital commerce platforms with experience-centric models are attractive to investors because of their focus on “long-term value creation,” according to a report from KPMG. Other businesses are also taking advantage of the benefits of experience-centric models, including ridesharing apps, media channels, Edtech companies, healthcare service… Read More

Financial Services Professionals Say Lending Sector to Take A Year or Longer to Recover to Pre-COVID Levels: Survey

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the shift to digital with financial services, according to a recent report from TransUnion (NYSE:TRU), a financial services data platform and credit report provider. The report notes that the Coronavirus outbreak sent “shockwaves” through the financial services sector and has… Read More

Triyono Gani, Head of Digital Finance Innovation at Indonesia’s Financial Services Authority, Compares Fintech with Traditional Banking

Triyono Gani, the head of digital finance innovation at Indonesia’s Financial Services Authority (OJK), notes that it may have taken a long time for people to understand one of Bill Gates’ quotes, “Banking is necessary, but banks are not.”  Gani points out that Gates actually… Read More

Nearly 75% of Payments in the UAE will Be Cashless by 2025 as Country Prepares for Post COVID Business Environment

  Dubai Economy recently brought together the main stakeholders in the country’s cashless economy ecosystem at the Future Economy Lab event (workshop). The event was conducted as part of the UAE’s ongoing efforts to address COVID-19 related challenges. The Middle Eastern country is focused on… Read More

50% of Financial Services Professionals Want to Continue Working from Home Following COVID Outbreak: Report

The COVID-19 crisis has led to major changes in how financial services professionals prefer to do their jobs in the future. Around 50% of workers in the financial sector say they would like to keep working from the comfort of their home for at least… Read More

E-Commerce Activity in Latin America has Increased Dramatically as Region Continues its Digital Transformation: Report

Latin American (LatAm) economies are growing rapidly and the region presents “a unique set of circumstances that is unlike any other region in the world,” according to a report from Atlantico, titled “Latin American Digital Transformation 2020.” The report notes that this uniqueness has helped… Read More

Emerging Digital Technology Breakthroughs in AI and IoT are Fundamentally Changing Consumers’ Banking Experience: Report

The global digital banking market demand is expected to reach $12 trillion by 2026, according to a new report. The digital banking market from corporate banking is now on track to expand at an 8% CAGR from 2020 to 2026. This growth may be attributed… Read More

AI and Machine Learning Can Help Fintechs if We Focus on Practical Implementation and Move Away from Overhyped Narratives, Researcher Says

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) algorithms are increasingly being used by Fintech platform developers to make more intelligent or informed decisions regarding key processes. This may include using AI to identify potentially fraudulent transactions, determining the creditworthiness of a borrower applying for a… Read More

Mastercard Reports 40% Increase in Contactless Payments Since January 2020, Digital Tech Adoption on the Rise Following COVID

The COVID-19 outbreak has accelerated the shift towards the increased use of all-digital platforms and services by consumers across the globe. Ajay Bhalla, president of Cyber and Intelligence for Mastercard, says that the “new normal” is not a new development anymore and that we need… Read More

Deloitte Canada to Help Clients Use Mendix, a Low-Code App Development Platform

Mendix, a Siemens business and a major low-code application development platform for large enterprises, has formed a strategic alliance with Deloitte Canada, a member company of one of the largest professional services firms, in order to use the Mendix low-code software development solution “on behalf… Read More

Michael Rennie: Product Manager at Mendix Explains How Low-Code Addresses Developer Talent Shortage, Delivers on Desired Business Outcomes

We recently connected with Michael Rennie, a U.K.-based product manager for Mendix, a Siemens business and the global leader in enterprise low-code. Mendix pioneered the low-code product category 15 years ago. The low-code approach addresses the coder crunch, the growing demand for software applications, and… Read More

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