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Why you need a carbon tracker

Why you need a carbon tracker

The ongoing climate crisis has highlighted the need for a global transformation that begins with governmental policies, influences business practices and involves every individual in their everyday lives. With consumers willing to understand how they can contribute...

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Why is sustainable banking important?

Why is sustainable banking important?

Environmental consciousness is increasing among generations and industries, pushing governments towards a circular economy model. In the last decade, policies like the 2020 green investment plan have stressed the need to evolve towards a sustainable banking landscape....

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The fintech future? It’s personalized

The fintech future? It’s personalized

In a context where forecasts predict a certain economic slowdown in 2023, the computational power of artificial intelligence has entered a digital marathon of huge proportions. After a number of years of hearing how disruptive AI is going to be in banking, 2023 will...

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Could this be a cloud banking era?

Could this be a cloud banking era?

According to a survey by O’Reilly, cloud adoption has been rising across industries at a steady rate, with over 90% of organizations using cloud computing technology. The growth in adoption rate was evident from the 2020 survey that reported 88% organizations using...

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Digital banking transformation: ins and outs

Digital banking transformation: ins and outs

What is digital banking transformation Digital transformation in banking is the shift towards the integration of digital technology into all areas, optimizing operations and delivery to customers. As consumers around the globe expect their banks to act and interact...

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5 banking trends for 2023

5 banking trends for 2023

What does the future of traditional and digital banking look like? A challenging but inspiring question, providing remarkable food for thought. To identify the banking trends that will define 2023 and beyond, we have looked at how banks, their customers and their...

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The power of data amidst financial stress

The power of data amidst financial stress

As inflation is going up and energy prices are skyrocketing, the cost of living is becoming a major source of financial stress for many. To navigate these difficult times, open banking could be a real game changer. With 8 in 10 people using digital financial apps and...

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Gen Z’s banking habits and the push for sustainability

Gen Z’s banking habits and the push for sustainability

The climate crisis is transforming the way consumers shop – and also changing their banking habits. The 2022 survey by Deloitte finds Gen Z and millennials particularly concerned about the global situation and balancing the challenges of their lives with their desire...

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Neobanks: a new landscape

Neobanks: a new landscape

Traditional banking is being challenged by the ever-growing digitalization of financial services. Neobanks, often referred to as “challenger banks”, compete with traditional banks because they offer 100% online and thus easily accessible banking services, which poses...

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Experience at the Global SME Finance Forum Cambodia 2022

Experience at the Global SME Finance Forum Cambodia 2022

Under the “Harnessing Digitalization for Sustainable and Inclusive SME Finance '' claim, the past September from 19th to the 21st in Phnom Pehn, Cambodia, took place the Global SME Finance Forum 2022 edition, which gathered international experts unleashing latest...

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Amazing participation at Finovate Fall 2022

Amazing participation at Finovate Fall 2022

Our first FinovateFall is in the books and what an incredible experience! The event that took place in New York City during September 12-14, 2022 gathered more than 1700 influential attendees, of which 50% were from financial institutions. This edition explored how...

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Strands & CRIF Digital Sponsor Money20/20 Europe 2022

Strands & CRIF Digital Sponsor Money20/20 Europe 2022

The Money 20/20 Europe event is the place where the fintech community moves forward. From global leaders to new challengers, tech giants to scrappy startups, this is the event that catalyzes change through the collision of people and ideas. For this special occasion...

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Fintech 2022: The Rise of Sustainability in Finance

Fintech 2022: The Rise of Sustainability in Finance

Sustainability in finance is no exception to global corporate shift that embraces the impact on the environment and society Sustainability in finance has very much moved in from the margins to become a key priority for organizations virtually accross all industries....

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10 Books Every FinTech Professional Should Read

10 Books Every FinTech Professional Should Read

It’s safe to say banking is not the same industry it was a few years ago. If you are working in a bank or any other financial institution, you will be well aware how crucial it is to stay ahead of industry trends and technology advancements. To get your reading list...

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Why is sustainable banking important?

Why is sustainable banking important?

Environmental consciousness is increasing among generations and industries, pushing governments towards a circular economy model. In the last decade, policies like the 2020 green investment plan have stressed the need to evolve towards a sustainable banking landscape....

read more
Could this be a cloud banking era?

Could this be a cloud banking era?

According to a survey by O’Reilly, cloud adoption has been rising across industries at a steady rate, with over 90% of organizations using cloud computing technology. The growth in adoption rate was evident from the 2020 survey that reported 88% organizations using...

read more
Digital banking transformation: ins and outs

Digital banking transformation: ins and outs

What is digital banking transformation Digital transformation in banking is the shift towards the integration of digital technology into all areas, optimizing operations and delivery to customers. As consumers around the globe expect their banks to act and interact...

read more
5 banking trends for 2023

5 banking trends for 2023

What does the future of traditional and digital banking look like? A challenging but inspiring question, providing remarkable food for thought. To identify the banking trends that will define 2023 and beyond, we have looked at how banks, their customers and their...

read more
The power of data amidst financial stress

The power of data amidst financial stress

As inflation is going up and energy prices are skyrocketing, the cost of living is becoming a major source of financial stress for many. To navigate these difficult times, open banking could be a real game changer. With 8 in 10 people using digital financial apps and...

read more
Gen Z’s banking habits and the push for sustainability

Gen Z’s banking habits and the push for sustainability

The climate crisis is transforming the way consumers shop – and also changing their banking habits. The 2022 survey by Deloitte finds Gen Z and millennials particularly concerned about the global situation and balancing the challenges of their lives with their desire...

read more
Neobanks: a new landscape

Neobanks: a new landscape

Traditional banking is being challenged by the ever-growing digitalization of financial services. Neobanks, often referred to as “challenger banks”, compete with traditional banks because they offer 100% online and thus easily accessible banking services, which poses...

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Conversational banking: elevating digital personalization

Conversational banking: elevating digital personalization

There is an increasing pressure for banks to increase customer retention, adapt to rising expectations and gain competitive advantage. Coupled with the shift from offline to online; the financial services industry has experienced a revolutionary growth in demand for...

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ESG in banking: building new strategies

ESG in banking: building new strategies

ESG banking is a type of sustainable banking that focuses on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors. This term represents the effort on sustainability by banks, which has lately led to an increased demand for ESG-related products and services from...

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Why you need a carbon tracker

Why you need a carbon tracker

The ongoing climate crisis has highlighted the need for a global transformation that begins with governmental policies, influences business practices and involves every individual in their everyday lives. With consumers willing to understand how they can contribute...

read more
Open Banking APIs Worldwide: An update

Open Banking APIs Worldwide: An update

With the Open Banking PSD2 directive adopted by the European Parliament just 7 years ago, most of Europe and few outside of the continent took a regulatory-driven approach to open banking adoption. We may follow up on what happened in the rest of the world in that...

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Dynamic PFM Solutions for Financial Wellness

Dynamic PFM Solutions for Financial Wellness

Whether you know it or not, banking, and the financial services industry as a whole, is undergoing a revolution. Peer-to-peer payments, online banks, mobile banking, investing, or any other financial service you can think of has most likely already been disrupted or...

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3 Reasons Why Banks Choose a Personal Finance Management Tool

3 Reasons Why Banks Choose a Personal Finance Management Tool

The number of banks adopting Personal Financial Management (PFM) solutions has more than tripled in the last 4 years.There is a significant consumer demand for Personal Finance Management (PFM) mobile apps and tools today. With crypto currency and buy-now, pay-later...

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4 Benefits of Cloud Computing for Banks

4 Benefits of Cloud Computing for Banks

Innovation is driving competition in finance, with the technology leaders in the industry leveraging the full benefits that cloud technology offers Retail banks responded to the sudden and considerable customer service challenges that the pandemic created with...

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Unlocking a New Green Banking Revolution

Unlocking a New Green Banking Revolution

Sustainable banking is the recent shift towards sustainable finance or green banking, and many financial actors are joining the movement. Financial institutions are unsure how to respond to a market that is exploding and still unsure what green finance means. At its...

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Open Hub Account Aggregation With New Features

Open Hub Account Aggregation With New Features

Microservice for account aggregation will be ready within this month Open Hub's new Microservice for Account Aggregation provides account aggregation through external aggregators taking care of the entire process from connection to automatic feeding. Plaid has been...

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Strands Launches a New Re-Designed Website

Strands Launches a New Re-Designed Website

Strands has launched a new corporate design website With the re-design of Strands, we wanted to cement our position as the bank’s financial partner. To do so we had to improve our main touch points - products, website, and company profile - enhancing communication and...

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3 Drivers of Digital Banking’s Unstoppable Rise

3 Drivers of Digital Banking’s Unstoppable Rise

After the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-8, large banks around the world were deemed by governments to be “too big to fail”. Fast-forward to just 13 years later and traditional financial institutions operate in a much different environment: the digital banking era....

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Why Banking Data Is the Key Differentiator for the Digital Era

Why Banking Data Is the Key Differentiator for the Digital Era

In the digital era, many companies are still struggling to transform their business to meet customers’ new expectations. In this scenario, the COVID pandemic has accelerated a transformational process, leaving many institutions with only one possible way: adopting...

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When will banking data drive customer success?

When will banking data drive customer success?

The exponential growth of technology is the paradigm that was described by Moore’s Law years ago and is characteristic of the present evolutionary process in technology. How fast this technology becomes reality is difficult to quantify, but a first discussion point...

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Intelligent Categorization: PFM’s Secret Sauce

Intelligent Categorization: PFM’s Secret Sauce

“How you spend your money is how you vote on what exists in the world” ― Vicki Robin Nearly every book, every blog, every advisor that sets out to help you manage your finances better will start the same way: First, know where your money is going. If knowledge is...

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