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These are the four transformations payments providers must undergo to survive digitization

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This is a preview of a detailed slide deck from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. Click here to learn more. Current subscribers can view the deck  here. Rising smartphone penetration, regulations pushing users away from cash, and globalization demanding faster and new ways to transact are leading to a swell in noncash payments, which...
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Which banking and payment applications are ready for AI?

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This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here.  Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the most commonly referenced terms by financial institutions (FIs) and payments firms when describing their vision for the future of financial services.  AI can be...
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The stock-market boogeyman of Stanley Druckenmiller and other old-school traders is what hedge funds are hiring

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Quants and data scientists are going to be on the top of hedge-fund managers’ wish lists in 2019, recruiters say, despite poor performance from some of the most well-known quant funds in the space. Systematic strategies, which trade on algorithms, have also been under attack from old-school traders, such as billionaires Stanley Druckenmiller and Leon...
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It’s not enough for banks to offer customers a sleek mobile banking app — they need to be personalizing their services

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The ability to conduct banking activities via a sleek mobile app is no longer enough to satisfy consumers — it’s table stakes. Banks need to focus on deploying robust personal finance management (PFM) features that pull consumers in. There are three common approaches banks can take to effectively implement these tools. It’s no longer enough...
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The global investment chief at $3 trillion Charles Schwab outlines the 3 ways his firm is preparing for the next meltdown — and how you can do the same

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Jeff Kleintop, the global chief investment strategist at $3 trillion Charles Schwab, says many investors are focused on the wrong thing heading into 2019. Rather than worrying about the overall direction of the market, traders should be focused on the opportunities that arise from the end of an economic cycle. He outlines the three major...
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With traders feeling reassured that Trump won’t fire Fed chief Powell, stocks look set to rally — but the market is baffled by Mnuchin’s bank call on Sunday

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Asian markets closed mixed, European stocks are sinking, but the US futures market is signalling gains. Many markets are either closed today or will shut early. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s call with the heads of six major US lenders Sunday was a bizarre attempt to stem brutal recent losses in markets.   Fears that the...
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‘Food is the next major market that needs disrupting’: Venture capital is piling into ‘ag tech’ in the race for the future of food

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Specialised venture capital firms are focussing on the future of food, farming and agricultural technology, dubbed ‘ag tech’.  Some $700 million was invested into the nascent “ag tech” industry in 2017, with a larger proportion of funding coming from venture capital. Investors within the space may be able to expect decent — one investor says...
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