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5 ways ISO 20022 could rewrite the future of payments

ISO 20022 is probably the biggest payments change of the last 30 years—if not more.   It’s also no longer news. The industry has known for years that it’s coming. In fact, some institutions began their migrations over a decade ago.  But as…

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Banking tech works best in a culture of innovation

There have been impressive technological advances in banking systems in recent years. But banks can’t just purchase new software and expect it to magically improve their business—the product is only the beginning. Careful implementation and a culture of innovation and true transformation…

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What is the metaverse and why should you care now?

I’ve been hearing a lot about the metaverse and how it’s going to shake up all sorts of markets, and I began to wonder what it will mean for the auto and equipment finance sector. Here in the US, the Today Show…

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Our top 10 cloud transformation lessons for banks in 2022

As Yogi Berra once famously said, there is no difference, in theory, between theory and practice— but in practice, there is. That’s certainly true for tech transformation projects at banks.   Most banks by now are well aware of the benefits of…

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Why CBDC stands to benefit not harm banks

Why CBDC stands to benefit—not harm—banks

Central bank digital currency (CBDC) has met with sustained skepticism, in particular from certain financial institutions. Opponents fear it may disrupt the banking system and undermine existing banks’ business models. Proponents argue that CBDC will equip the financial system with new capabilities…

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Is there any limit to how much banks can innovate?

When banks move past the status quo and adopt an “everything is possible” attitude, they have the power to do truly transformative things. This is evident each year at the Qorus-Accenture Banking Innovation Awards, formerly the Efma-Accenture Banking Innovation Awards. The sheer…

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How can banking ops help increase productivity

How can banking ops help increase productivity

So far, in this series of blogs on the evolution of banking operations for the digital era, we’ve looked firstly at how banks can gain competitive advantage from bringing ops and tech closer together and then at how operations can help design…

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How can banks embrace a growing Gen Z workforce?

Getting young graduates excited about working in commercial banking will be a challenge for incumbents, as our report on Commercial Banking Top Trends in 2022 highlights. I began this series with a look at the industry’s outdated image in Wall St to…

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Banks set to deliver on $369 Billion climate act

Banks set to deliver on $369 billion climate act

The $369 billion “climate action bill” that the US has just passed into law is positive news for banks committed to combatting climate change and advancing sustainability.   The new legislation is likely to prompt corporate customers of US banks to accelerate their…

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Now is the time to build a decisive super-app strategy

Now is the time to build a decisive super-app strategy

Every bank of every size in every market will soon be forced to make a high-stakes decision: What should we do about super-apps?   A bank’s answer to this simple, powerful question could mean nothing less than rewriting its strategy and rewiring its…

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