Global domination propelled by the accelerating shift to e-commerce during the coronavirus pandemic has helped buy now, pay later leaders Afterpay and Zip.
World FinTech Report 2020: FinTech collaboration is even-more essential now for banks to achieve customer-centricity
Capgemini Australia has launched its annual World FinTech Report for 2020, examining how FinTech collaboration is even more essential for banks to thrive.
American Express has put the boot into Australia’s Big Four banks over their objections to fintechs using screen scraping to onboard customers.
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The Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s backflip on its longstanding Apple Pay boycott has paid off in spades, with more than half a million people flocking to the new payment service just two weeks after it was made publicly available to customers. The stampede of iPhone users is so big it has boosted the CBA’s total number of mobile banking by half, propelling the number from 1 million Android users to a total of 1.5 million total mobile numbers. The fresh numbers were revealed to investment analysts this week by CBA chief executive Matt Comyn, who credited the bank’s customer engagement platform for the delivering the result, before outlining how robust […]
Banks with large wholesale payments and cash management operations must innovate to avoid being ousted by disruptors. Wholesale payments and cash management (PCM) is a rapidly growing area, but existing players are under threat from technological disruption and must innovate in order to survive, according to a report by management consulting firm Oliver Wyman. In ‘Wholesale payments report: Disrupt from within’, the consultancy argues that banks must look closely at the strategies adopted by challengers and make changes to their legacy systems in order to defend their turf. “We see up to $175 billion (70% of revenue pool) in revenues at risk for incumbents,” writes Ronan O’Kelly, partner at Oliver […]
After a decade, Bitcoin is still ranked number 1 on the list of cryptocurrencies. No other coin has come close to taking its crown and reaching the level of the Bitcoin price. In fact, in 2018, it seems to be cementing its place at the top rather than slipping. We know that Bitcoin is just a protocol and that protocols can easily be copied and forked to create new cryptocurrencies. Many of those new currencies seem to have a technological advantage over Bitcoin. So what is it about Bitcoin that keeps it at the top? Bitcoin is Still Number 1 Despite everything that has happened, Bitcoin has retained over […]