Digital Banking | 2023 #15
Weekly news up to Monday, 10th of April 2023
As part of The Forrester Wave™ evaluation of open banking intermediary providers, Forrester identified, analyzed, and scored the 13 most significant ones. Download the full report to read all about the providers that matter most.
ACI’s 2023 Prime Time for Real-Time report reveals that global real-time transaction volumes are rising to record highs. Download the full report through the link below👇
“Innovation is important in banking because it drives growth, allows organizations to stay competitive, and helps solve complex problems in an ever-changing world.” - Innovation in Retail Banking Report’s author Jim Marous
Download the full report by Qorus and Infosys Finacle through the link below👇
👀 NEWS HIGHLIGHT
Tandem Bank acquired the recently-launched app Loop Money. Loop is a social network aimed at helping its customers to lend and borrow money with each other, and using open banking to enable seamless payments.
Many neobanks have to come up with a plan to accelerate their path to profitability. According to the insightful series by Dmitriy Wolkenstein, CEO at TIMVERO, regardless of who your customer is, you have to address several key questions.
Open banking is perfectly placed to benefit from the rapid advances in AI. ChatGPT will soon be helping to power a new generation of customer service chatbots, while AI models will get even better at predicting customer behavior.
Open Banking and Open Finance are making their way around the globe, with many countries looking at how financial data can be shared and managed via open APIs. Follow the journey with us through Konsentus’ Open Banking world map.
In the wake of the SVB fallout, Visual Capitalist looks at the 30 U.S. banks with the highest percentage of uninsured deposits, using data from S&P Global.
NOW, ON TO THE SUMMARY OF LAST WEEK'S NEWS
🔦 DIGITAL BANKING HIGHLIGHTS
⭐️ Current’s ex-Head of Talent Isabelle Mitura sued the $2.2 billion company, alleging racial and sex-based discrimination.
⭐️ Google plans to restrict apps that offer loans to individuals from accessing sensitive user data such as photos, videos, and contacts.
⭐️ Postfinance will offer customers access to major cryptocurrencies and related services, using the banking platform developed by Sygnum.
🌎 REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
ClearBank slashed its 2022 losses by 65%. Its net income reached a record of more than £58 million, helping the embedded banking provider to further narrow its losses.
Revolut's attempts to bridge the gender pay gap at its business are going into reverse, with the mean differential between women and men increasing from 23% to 25%.
After the accuracy of Revolut's accounts drew scrutiny from regulators, the firm's plan to secure a U.K. banking licence is facing delays.
Orange Bank will migrate to Mambu’s cloud banking platform at its head office in France, based on its previously successful launch on Mambu in Spain.
AMLYZE and Skaleet partner to bolster financial crime prevention among financial institutions to the new level.
MUFG Bank is set to invest INR 19.1 billion (approximately US$ 232 million) in DMI Finance which focuses on consumer digital lending.
Oracle launches a new suite of Cloud services for banks, which will, among others, provide them with highly scalable corporate demand deposit account processing.
Alliance Bank Malaysia introduced its virtual credit card in partnership with Visa, CTOS Digital, RinggitPlus’ owner Jirnexu, YTL Communications, and TNG Digital.
Banks, the central bank and police in Singapore are working together to develop standards for vetting potential customers from crypto and digital assets sectors.
Nigeria’s Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission released a list of all the loan apps licensed to operate in the country.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
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