If Banks could Do It like Nike !

When most sports apparel brands were losing out on differentiation and everybody had pretty much nailed the sneaker business and risked losing precious business to cheap counterfeits, Nike did their own thing. They created an alternate market of data driven innovation, a digital connect with its customers through apps and most importantly a community that lives and breathes the Nike brand through its apps, wearables , apparels and sports equipment leaving its competition way behind . As it gets harder to innovate and create differentiation in banking, it is interesting to sit back and observe how Nike changed the game to retain relevance.

The PSD2 Opportunity for Digital Lenders

Digital Lending Marketplaces may be the true winners with the emergence of PSD2 . Here is my take on it.

The C-Suite Challenges of a Trade Finance Bank

An insight into the challenges that plague the C-Suite of a bank determined to lead the trade finance business. Is Digitization the answer?

Digital Lending – The Strategy Game

Digital Lending Technology is set to change the 600 bilion dollar loan market. An observer's point of view..

A Blockchain Use Case for Cheque Fraud is here

Just when we thought chequebooks and cheque processing was on its way out , we see a unique use case where the traditional banking instrument uses new age disruptive technology such as blockchain to combat cheque fraud.Emirates Islamic, one of the leading Islamic financial institutions in the UAE, announced that it will introduce blockchain technology into its cheques as a fraud prevention measure . Read on to find out how Cheque Chain will work.

Union Bank’s $171 million Wire Fraud – A Wake Up Call 

The Union Bank of India heist is another wake up call to evaluate technologies that avert and plug loopholes and end what is today a wire transfer monopoly

Latin America and Its Fintech Fervour

This is a multi-part series written for a leading global e-publications called LetsTalkPayments . To view the detailed post click on the links below The Phoenix Rising The first part of the LATAM Fintech Series explores the region's challenges ,inspite of which it is becoming a leading destination for expansion and investment for the world with … Continue reading Latin America and Its Fintech Fervour

Driving Financial Inclusion through India Post

Any institution that works to establish financial inclusion takes on the role of becoming an emissary of trust - trust in the economy . To establish the first level of trust for the unbanked  is one of the biggest challenges across third world economies. Postal networks have often been the most effective tools of establishing … Continue reading Driving Financial Inclusion through India Post

A Primer on Electronic Bill Payment and Presentment 

Since its inception around 1984 ,the Electronic Bill Presentment and Payments (EBPP) business has seen a continuous evolution in terms of business models , technology components and services offered by bank . Governments have taken key initiatives to ensure that clearing houses and regulatory bodies support the growth of homegrown EBPP Models. It has emerged as a key change driver driver in the way corporates manage the end to end billing and collection cycle and paved way for a new wave of consumer-centric digital payments and product innovation . Read on for a primer in EBPP

The Year of the Banker Bots

With digital banking taking new age dimensions and moving beyond the standard automation and user experience , there is a notable shift in the rise of investments in intelligent systems across the globe . 2017 is predicted to be the real game-changer where the bots are going to greet , guide and operate the bank.Read on..