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Anna Kuzmina

Polish love their banks

from Warsaw Warsaw is grey this time of the year, calm and a bit nostalgic. I always liked Polish banks, their stylish design and hands-on approach. Among EU banks — Polish are my personal favourite. ...

08 Nov 2018
Fintech
Ketharaman Swaminathan

How To Make Your Product 10X Better

This is a slightly edited version of my answer to the following Quora question: Usually, there are many apps in the market, the developer remains blissfully unaware of them, develops a similar app w...

07 Nov 2018
Retired Member

Open-Loop Prepaid Card Markets On The Rise, Studies Show

The open-loop prepaid market is booming, and all signs point to another record-setting year. The Canadian open-loop prepaid market has grown 27 percent over the last three years, according to the Ca...

06 Nov 2018
Lina Andolf Orup

Visions become Realities: Money 2020 USA and the return to the present

As a Money 20/20 series regular, arriving at this year’s show in the ever-buzzing Las Vegas, I prepared myself for four days packed with futuristic visions and startling concepts for how we might be p...

06 Nov 2018
Fintech
Anna Kuzmina

Does Singapore need wallets?

“I’m sorry, we are just not that innovative here”, said bartender in Ritz-Carlton hotel in Singapore. “Please, I need your card, enter PIN, and now sign here too”. Yep, Singapore is no Iceland, or Ch...

06 Nov 2018
Asia Financial Services
Jared Ronski

High Risk Holidays: Avoiding Termination During Peak Season

As the holidays swing into full-gear in 2018, high risk ecommerce merchants are well-advised to prepare their business for an onslaught of sales—and fraud. With an expected 15% year-over-year increas...

05 Nov 2018
Payments strategies 2015-2020-2030
Retired Member

Open banking is opening up business everywhere

Even though it’s early days for open banking there are already plenty of trailblazers offering new services. From forex to rental accommodation, personal identification to loyalty schemes, many cust...

05 Nov 2018
Open Banking
David Smith

The case for Cloud migration in financial services

Historically, cloud-migration is a concept that has sat uncomfortably with financial service providers. Even today, 15-years or so years after cloud-computing became available, lingering concerns rema...

05 Nov 2018
Fintech
Sudhesh Giriyan

Migration & Remittance: Inextricably linked cogs in the wheel of the global remittance industry

In the year 2000, statistics revealed that 173 million people lived as migrants across the world while in 2017 there were 258 million migrants living in different parts of the world. In 17 years, mi...

05 Nov 2018
Trends in Financial Services
M. Arthur Gillis

Three IT Companies the POTUS Will Not Worry About Leaving the U.S.

For the past 45 years I have commented publicly and opined privately on the comparative values of the top core system vendors. I have always defined "top" by the number of their core system...

02 Nov 2018
Anna Kuzmina

Myanmar goes digital

Recently I was suggested to move to Myanmar. To my shame, I knew pretty much nothing about Myanmar, apart from it being Burma before. Ok, and except the fact that Myanmar is a Chinese gambling heaven....

02 Nov 2018
Asia Financial Services
Bob Lyddon

What we learned about Pay.uk’s Confirmation of Payee service

On 18th October 2018 Pay.uk - the re-branded New Payment System Operator - held a launch event and distributed brochures about their new service called Confirmation of Payee, or CoP. We have previousl...

30 Oct 2018
Transaction Banking