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September 25, 2018
FinovateFall 2018 is upon us, and it’s fitting that it’s happening in New York City, the center of the universe for many things; certainly this week it’s the center of the fintech universe. More than 80 companies will have seven minutes to show how they can improve the space and move the industry forward. Beyond the individual demos, the collection of presenting companies paints a picture of...
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September 19, 2018
To borrow a line from InsureTech Connect’s closing act by Salt-n-Pepa on October 3, 2018, in Las Vegas, it’s time to “Push It,” insurance industry! Of course, I am referring to boundaries, investments, partnerships, and the ability to open your mind. Insurance carriers across the globe are struggling with the need to change—change being a very broad term. We are seeing change in the form of...
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Samantha Chow
September 13, 2018
Hurricane Florence will once again expose the challenges insurance carriers face with the National Flood Insurance Program. It is shaping up to be a major storm, likely causing damage and flooding throughout North and South Carolina. While my first thoughts go out to all of those affected by this storm, we will soon begin focusing on the recovery efforts. Once again, the insurance industry will...
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August 14, 2018
Bad guys beware! Many of the best minds in financial crime will converge in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 27 for Aite Group’s Financial Crime Forum. The day will be filled with interactive panel discussions as financial crime and fraud executives from Bank of America, Citibank, U.S. Bank, Navy Federal, BBVA Compass, Ally Financial, and many more institutions tackle the following topics...
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August 1, 2018
As a society we must look forward. Having failed to plan for a few decades now, we the people face a retirement crisis. Nothing is in place today to stop the disease from attacking our young. At the heart of our problem is antiquated government regulation. Old regs are oblivious to the characteristics of today’s job market (e.g., the gig economy, at-will employment), businesses’ cost/...
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Denise Valentine
June 4, 2018
TD Ameritrade launched a third tier in its client advice offering, giving investors access to a large array of model portfolios, advisors, and portfolio consultants to help construct investments that meet their goals. The new offering is called Personalized Portfolios and will give clients immediate access to a portfolio consultant who can construct highly tailored individual investments from...
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May 22, 2018
Artificial intelligence, blockchain, cloud deployment models, fintech, insurtech, regtech, robotic process automation, big data analytics, channel diversification, changing customer expectations, and an ever more detailed regulatory environment are all part of a growing list of dynamic forces transforming financial services. Each of these has the power to be disruptive on its own; combined, they...
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May 21, 2018
In this age of unending data breaches, it is not surprising that identity crimes are the biggest fraud challenges facing financial institutions (FIs). In early April alone, Saks, Lord & Taylor, and Panera Bread announced that they had data breaches that went on for months and leaked millions of records from their point-of-sale systems or websites. The faceless nature of the online and mobile...
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May 1, 2018
Next week will be my seventh time at the FinovateSpring event in Silicon Valley and the first one I’ll attend in the new four-day format. As always, I expect excellent industry networking and first-class demos of the latest technology solutions for financial services. But this year, there will be greater depth and discussion in the way of one-on-one “fireside” conversations and expert panels....
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Kristina Yee
April 4, 2018
I recently had the opportunity to attend MRC Vegas 2018 for the first time in many years. When I attended Merchant Risk Council meetings in the past, I was a fraud executive with one of the largest U.S. banks. I had found MRC to be a good event for networking and gaining a better understanding of the fraud-related concerns of the bank’s commercial clients. This was my first experience...
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