May, 2024

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How to Use the Terraform Destroy Command to Control Cyber Attack Damage

VISTA InfoSec

In many cases, cutting something off is necessary to avoid bigger damage. This is the idea behind controlled infrastructure removal, the elimination of some parts of your cloud infrastructure to contain an attack or remove a potential attack surface. It is an important part of infrastructure-as-code (IaC) management and something organizations need to be familiar with as they secure their cloud environments and the apps they develop.

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Are digital wallets safer than debit cards?

Payments Dive

Research shows young people see digital wallets as a more secure option than debit and credit cards. Cybersecurity professionals mostly agree, despite caveats.

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Swift opens API channel for ISO 20022 corporate payment tracking

Finextra

Swift is working with 25 leading cash management banks and 20 corporates to develop a white labelled transaction tracking service for ISO 20022 messages across the entire payment chain.

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What Would it Take to See an NFT Revival?

The Fintech Times

In recent years, digital currencies have been all the rave. However, the idea that digital assets are exclusively some form of currency is slowly falling by the wayside as different use cases are emerging and being rapidly adopted. This May, The Fintech Times is looking to showcase some of these new methods and explore how the digital asset ecosystem is evolving.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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More Than a Quarter of Asian Financial Institutions Are Investing in Digital Assets

Fintech News

As the financial landscape undergoes a digital revolution, institutional investors are increasingly turning their attention to digital assets such as cryptocurrencies and Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs). A recent report by SBI Digital Asset Holdings (SBI DAH) sheds light on the growing interest and adoption of these innovative financial instruments among institutional investors.

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Test clocks: How we made it easier to test Stripe Billing integrations

Stripe

Stripe Billing allows businesses to manage customer relationships with recurring payments, usage triggers, and other customizable features.

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Visa preps for US pay-by-bank services

Payments Dive

The card network is focused on “stubborn categories” where large account-to-account payments have taken hold, such as in healthcare, education and rent, a Visa executive said.

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ECB conducts first DLT trials for wholesale central bank money settlement

Finextra

The Eurosystem has begun the first of a series of trials to test the use of ditributed ledger technology (DLT) for the settlement of wholesale transactions in central bank money.

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Banks Must Prepare for a Changing Open Banking and Payments Landscape as TPPs Travel Abroad

The Fintech Times

A key part of open banking is regulated third-party providers (TPP). They act as intermediaries between the bank and the customer. Open banking’s growth has got to a point now that more TPPs are able to offer their services outside of their domestic markets. Konsentus , the open finance ecosystem creator and manager, has revealed which countries are leading the way when it comes to exploring new open banking markets.

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BIS’ Project Agorá Opens to Private Sector for Tokenised Cross-Border Payments

Fintech News

Project Agorá, an initiative by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) alongside major central banks and the Institute of International Finance (IIF), is moving forward and inviting private sector involvement. The project aims to explore how tokenisation can improve wholesale cross-border payments. Private sector financial institutions are encouraged to apply for participation in Project Agorá and the application window is open until 31 May 2024.

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Residual Income Strategies: Building a Sustainable Merchant Services Portfolio

Build a sustainable merchant services portfolio with practical strategies to ensure long-term success. Diversify across industries to spread risk and stabilize income, balancing high-risk and low-risk clients for a robust mix. Combine large and small merchants to create a resilient payment portfolio, leveraging each type's strengths. Foster long-term relationships through exceptional service and personalized support.

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AI, Digital Disruption, and Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities in Insurtech

Finovate

The week begins with a few research-related announcements in the fintech and financial services space. CB Insights announced the availability of its State of Insurtech report for the first quarter of 2024, and the Federal Reserve Board issued a summary of climate risk resiliences exercises conducted recently by a handful of big banks. While the focus on this column in on the former, the publication of the latter shines some light on potential answers to the problems raised in CB Insights’

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Security and Compliance triumphs: Vodafone Idea Leads India with SOC 2 Type 2 Attestation

VISTA InfoSec

In May 2024, Vodafone Idea (Vi) became the first Indian telecommunications company to achieve the SOC2 (Service Organization Control 2) Type II Attestation. This accomplishment not only underscores the company’s commitment to stringent security standards but also sets a benchmark for the entire industry. The attestation was conducted by VISTA InfoSec , a global Information Security Consulting firm with offices based in the US, UK, Singapore, and India specializing in GDPR, PCI DSS, HIPAA

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Debit cards face rising digital wallet competition

Payments Dive

Roughly 72% of consumers say they swipe, dip or tap a debit card at the point of sale, a larger portion than credit cards, checks and digital wallets, according to a consumer survey by research firm J.D. Power.

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Tenity and XDC invite applications for Web3 accelerator

Finextra

Tenity, a leading innovation ecosystem and vc-backed accelerator for early-stage startups, announced the launch of the XDC Accelerator Program and invited startups to build on the XDC Network.

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How To Craft Your Perfect Retail Tech Stack

Speaker: Jason Cottrell and Brian Walker

The era of all-in-one platforms is over. Now, retail success depends on integrating a blend of diverse technologies to thrive. As customers and stakeholders expect agility and innovation, how can you meet these expectations efficiently without stumbling into complexity? Explore a customer-centric approach to navigating digital transformation in retail.

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Standard Chartered Utilises Blockchain for Cross-Border Transactions Between Hong Kong and Singapore

The Fintech Times

Standard Chartered , the international cross-border bank, has become the first Euro settlement bank to go live on Partior, the global unified ledger market infrastructure, and has completed Euro-denominated cross-border transactions between Hong Kong and Singapore. The news comes less than two years after Standard Chartered’s investment in Partior in November 2022, which made the bank a founding shareholder in the platform.

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Tenity and XDC Network Launch Accelerator for Early-Stage Blockchain Startups

Fintech News

Tenity, an innovation ecosystem specialising in early-stage fintech startups, has partnered with XDC Network to introduce a new accelerator programme aimed at revolutionising the US$28 trillion global trade industry. The 12-week XDC Accelerator Programme invites startups to develop solutions using XDC Network’s advanced blockchain technology. This initiative targets startups that are working on Real World Asset Tokenisation (RWA), Trade Finance, Decentralised Physical Infrastructure (DePIN

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How Will You Create the Next Generation Customer Experience?

Finovate

Today’s customers want personalized experiences, but how can companies drive meaningful one-on-one connections at scale ? Data wins! Handled correctly, well-orchestrated data reaches customers the way they want to be reached: fast and seamless while facilitating loyalty and trust. The next generation customer experience is made easier with LeanData, the leading Revenue Orchestration platform.

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Inside TD Bank’s gen AI pilots

Bank Automation

TD Bank is exploring the use of generative AI within its institution through pilot programs. “Understanding how generative AI can be used to augment the work of our colleagues has always been our focus,” Imran Khan, head of TD Invent, the bank’s innovation arm, told Bank Automation News.

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Secrets of a Successful Sale: Optimizing Your Checkout Process

Speaker: David Nisbet, Everett Zufelt, and Michaela Weber

Once upon a time, in the vast realm of online commerce, there lived a humble checkout button overlooked by many. Yet, within its humble click lay the power to transform a mere visitor into a loyal customer. 🧐 💡 Getting checkout right can mark the difference between a successful sale and an abandoned cart, yet many businesses fail to make payments a part of their commerce strategy even when it has a direct impact on revenue.

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Pay-by-bank holds promise

Payments Dive

“The value proposition of pay-by-bank is clear: merchants win from drastically lower payment costs and consumers win from lower prices,” writes one fintech executive.

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Visa unveils suite of new products for the digital age

Finextra

Visa has unveiled a suite of new digital-first products and services that it claims will revolutionise the card and address the future needs of businesses, merchants and consumers and the financial institutions that serve them

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PayPal Stablecoin (PYUSD) Made Available on Solana Blockchain

The Fintech Times

PayPal USD (PYUSD), PayPal ‘s USD stablecoin, will now be available on the Solana blockchain. The news was announced at Consensus 2024 , the long-running cryptocurrency, blockchain and web3 event. PYUSD availability on Solana will provide users with the choice of multiple blockchains allowing for increased flexibility and control. Furthermore, the announcement builds upon Solana’s reputation for processing massive amounts of transactions at high speeds with extremely low costs.

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Grab’s Digibank Deposits Reach US$479M, Driven by Growth of Malaysia’s GXBank

Fintech News

Singaporean multinational technology company Grab Holdings released its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended 31 March 2024, revealing a significant increase in customer deposits in its digital bank business. Deposits from customers in Grab’s digital bank business were US$479 million at the end of the first quarter 2024. This is a substantial growth from US$36 million in the same period last year and US$374 million in the prior quarter.

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.

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Relay raises $32.2 million to help smaller businesses manage their cashflow

TechCrunch Fintech

Owners of small- and medium-sized businesses check their bank balances daily to make financial decisions. But it’s entrepreneur Yoseph West’s assertion that there’s typically information and functions missing from bank accounts that owners could really use. “SMBs make up 44% of U.S. GDP, underpin the economy and have a deep impact on all of us,” […] © 2024 TechCrunch.

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JPMorgan identifies 3 gen AI uses

Bank Automation

JPMorgan Chase has identified three uses for generative AI to boost efficiency. “AI, and particularly large language models, will be transformational,” Chief Operating Officer Daniel Pinto said during the bank’s Investor Day on May 20, noting that the bank has been investing in AI for “a number of years.” The $3.

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Jack Henry, Visa see escalating FedNow volume

Payments Dive

While the Federal Reserve won’t specify payments volume on the new instant system, executives from certified service providers Visa and Jack Henry said they’re seeing an increase.

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US Elections: Stand With Crypto forms committee to support pro-crypto candidates

Finextra

Nonprofit pro-cryptocurrency group Stand With Crypto has formed a political action committee (PAC) to support candidates who are encouraging of cryptocurrency and blockchain developments in the upcoming US elections.

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Using Data & Analytics for Improving Healthcare Innovation and Outcomes

In the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, delivering data insights to end users or customers can be a significant challenge for product managers, product owners, and application team developers. The complexity of healthcare data, the need for real-time analytics, and the demand for user-friendly interfaces can often seem overwhelming. But with Logi Symphony, these challenges become opportunities.

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Temenos Launches Generative AI Solutions to Help Banks Enhance Efficiency and Boost Profitability

The Fintech Times

Temenos , the SaaS cloud banking solution provider, has launched new generative AI solutions as part of its AI-infused banking platform, in a move hoping to change how banks interact with their data, as well as boost productivity and profitability. Leveraging Temenos generative AI, users can engage in natural language queries to generate unique insights and reports, significantly reducing the time it takes for business stakeholders to access and unlock the power of crucial data.

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10 Upcoming Fintech Webinars to Attend

Fintech News

The COVID-19 pandemic led to restrictions on physical gatherings, prompting businesses to swiftly move their marketing activities to online platforms and bringing webinars into the spotlight. These virtual events became vital for maintaining business continuity, serving as a means for internal meetings and connecting with clients and audiences. Webcasting and virtual event platforms like ON24 witnessed a remarkable surge, reporting a 167% increase in webinar hosting activities.

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Founders Series: 5 Conversations on Compliance and the Regulatory Landscape in Fintech

Finovate

The regulatory landscape for companies innovating in fintech and financial services is complex and ever-changing. Whether a company is developing solutions in the crypto space or seeking to take advantage of the opportunities in open banking, open finance, or Banking-as-a-Service, a comprehensive understanding of the regulatory environment is critical for success.

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Unlocking the financial data ‘treasure trove’

Bank Automation

AI and generative AI applications continue to dominate conversations within the financial services industry, but implementing generative AI is near impossible if bank data isn’t standardized and accessible. What makes good data?

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6 Innovative Strategies for Mastering Merchant Services Sales

Ready to boost your game and stand out in the competitive world of merchant services sales? Discover 6 innovative strategies that will help you rise above the crowd, from leveraging tech trends and perfecting referral programs to harnessing the power of testimonials and pop-up events. Learn how educating clients can turn you into a trusted advisor and uncover the secrets of building community ties that cement your reputation as a market leader.