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  • Global stocks sink further on lingering coronavirus fears

    Stocks across the globe fell on Tuesday to their lowest since mid-December and the benchmark U.S. debt yield was near a record low on lingering concerns about the economic hit of the spread of the nov...


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    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-markets/global-stocks-sink-further-on-lingering-coronavirus-fears-idUSKBN20J2AZ7375
  • Pipe Raises $6M to Launch New SaaS Financing Platform

    Pipe, a new financing platform for SaaS companies, announced today it has raised $6 million in Seed funding led by Craft Ventures, with participation from Fika Ventures, MaC Ventures, Naval Ravikant, ...


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    https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pipe-raises-6m-to-launch-new-saas-financing-platform-301009328.html7376
  • SoftBank leads $265 million investments in two U.S.-based start-ups

    SoftBank on Monday led a new funding round of $165 million in California-based Karius and invested $100 million in New York-headquartered AI company Behavox, as the technology giant builds a portfolio...


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    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-karius-funding/softbank-leads-265-million-investments-in-two-us-based-start-ups-idUSKCN20I1557371
  • LendingClub and Morgan Stanley, A Tale of Two Bank Deals

    Call it a tale of two bank deals. The stories come with significantly different price tags: $185 million and $13 billion. Yet, some common threads unite the respective bids by LendingClub for Radius B...


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    https://www.pymnts.com/news/partnerships-acquisitions/2020/lendingclub-and-morgan-stanley-a-tale-of-two-bank-deals/7372
  • Libra adds Shopify as member

    After shedding several high-profile members, the Facebook-led digital currency project Libra has signed up online commerce giant Shopify.Shopify becomes the first new Libra Association member in four ...


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    https://www.finextra.com/newsarticle/35333/libra-adds-shopify-as-member7370
  • Morgan Stanley buys E-Trade in $13 billion shakeup to brokerage market

    Morgan Stanley is buying E-Trade in a $13 billion, all-stock deal announced Thursday, bringing more consolidation to the brokerage market and giving the investment bank to the rich a foothold with a m...


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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/02/20/morgann-stanley-etrade/7368
  • JPMorgan and Goldman back new exchange taking on Nyse and Nasdaq

    Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan and Jane Street Capital are the latest Wall Street heavyweights to back a new equities exchange hoping to take on Nyse, Nasdaq and Cboe Global Markets. The three firms have led...


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    https://www.finextra.com/newsarticle/35324/jpmorgan-and-goldman-back-new-exchange-taking-on-nyse-and-nasdaq7369
  • S&P 500, Nasdaq scale new highs on China stimulus hopes, drop in new virus cases

    The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq hit fresh highs on Wednesday on signs of slowing coronavirus infections and expectations that China would take more measures to bolster its virus-hit economy. The number...


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    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-stocks/sp-500-nasdaq-scale-new-highs-on-china-stimulus-hopes-drop-in-new-virus-cases-idUSKBN20D1RI7364
  • Ally agrees $2.65bn CardWorks acquisition

    Ally Financial has struck a $2.65 billion deal to buy CardWorks, enabling it to enter the credit card and merchant acquiring sectors. Ally will pay $1.35 billion in cash and $1.3 billion in stock for ...


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    https://www.finextra.com/newsarticle/35311/ally-agrees-265bn-cardworks-acquisition7365

EVENTS

Conferences

FiNext conference

FINEXT CONFERENCE

February 26-27, 2020
FiNext Awards & Conference provides a platform for the global FinTech sector, allowing start-ups, SMEs, incumbent tech providers, investors, financial institutions and other stakeholders to connect and interact under one roof. In addition to the conference, FiNext Tech Awards acknowledge the eff...

2020 Finance Leaders

2020 FINANCE LEADERS' CONFERENCE

March 05-06, 2020
The Finance Leaders' Conference is the only international conference for students to address their needs and concerns about finance careers. Conference attendees: Learn about financial career paths and what it takes to succeed. Sharpen team, leadership, and communication skills.

Future Digital Finance Conference

FUTURE DIGITAL FINANCE CONFERENCE

March 09-10, 2020
At Future Digital Finance, you’ll learn directly from real uses cases and the innovators who led the way, so you can reimagine what’s possible in digital banking. Come together with the brightest minds from the most innovative financial institutions in an intimate setting to shape the fu...

Mid-Winter Housing Finance Conference

MID-WINTER HOUSING FINANCE CONFERENCE

March 09-11, 2020
MBA's Mid-Winter Housing Finance Conference is your exclusive opportunity to join senior executives from across the country to discuss today's business pressures and strategize for tomorrow. Every March, our select group of presidents, CEOs, chairmen and executives representing business mode...

Bank Marketing & Retail-Banking Conference

BANK MARKETING & RETAIL-BANKING CONFERENCE

February 05-06, 2020
The Bank Marketing & Retail Banking Conference will feature areas like to develop their leadership skills, industry promotion and public relations,cost-saving products, and services.

International Conference on Business, Finance and Economics 2020

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BUSINESS, FINANCE AND ECONOMICS 2020

February 03-04, 2020
ICBFE 2020 is an opportunity for academics, students, scholars, scientists and engineers from around the world who are involved in the study, management, development and implementation of systems and concepts to combat information warfare or to improve Business, Finance and Economics to come togethe...

Funding & Financing Inquiry Forum

FUNDING & FINANCING INQUIRY FORUM

February 04-04, 2020
Funding & Financing Inquiry Forum is a day for any local authority elected member or staff member with an interest in funding tools and sources, funding and rating policy, decision-making, accountability, and planning.

FICP Winter Symposium,

FICP WINTER SYMPOSIUM,

January 26-28, 2020
The 2020 FICP Winter Symposium, taking place January 26-28, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Jersey City in Jersey City, New Jersey. A noteworthy line-up of speakers and sessions focused on industry trends will define the event, with several memorable networking events providing the opportunity to connect ...

 

Webinars

FEB 26, 2020 | 2 PM
A PROACTIVE APPROACH TO LIQUIDITY MANAGEMENT
During this webinar, participants will gain valuable insights through discussion and examples of industry trends and what lies ahead for the community bank sector. We will walk through the critical elements all banks should have in their liquidity management process (both operational and c...
MAR 03, 2020 | 10:00 am
TACKLING DATA BREACHES AND ACCOUNT OPENING FRAUD IN ONE
In the ongoing challenge to protect data and fight fraud, few organizations make the connection between data breaches and account takeover fraud. According to Risk Based Security research, published in the 2019 Mid-Year Quick View Data Breach Report, the first six months of 2019 have expos...
MAR 11, 2020 | 2:00-3:30 PM
MORTGAGE ACCOUNTING I: DRILLING INTO MORTGAGE-ACCOUNTING
The Mortgage Accounting Series webinar series is presented in collaboration with MBA Education and Mortgage Banking Solutions (MBS), a consulting firm servicing the residential mortgage lending industry. Join us as we delve into the fundamentals and complexities of mortgage accounting. The...
MAR 17, 2020 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm
CREDIT ANALYSIS BASICS
Attend this proactive seminar and learn how banks make lending decisions based on the five (5) C’s of credit- capacity, capital, collateral, conditions, and character. The seminar will cover the basics of the three (3) main areas of lending- consumer, mortgage, and commercial lending...
MAR 18, 2020 | 2:00-3:30 PM
MORTGAGE ACCOUNTING II: LOAN LEVEL-ACCOUNTING
The Mortgage Accounting Series webinar series is presented in collaboration with MBA Education and Mortgage Banking Solutions (MBS), a consulting firm servicing the residential mortgage lending industry. Join us as we delve into the fundamentals and complexities of mortgage accounting. The...
MAR 18, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:00am
BLENDING DIGITAL BANKING AND BRANCH BANKING TAKES A NEW MINDSET
Over the past several years, the community banking industry has been hyper-focused on building its digital presence under the mistaken assumption that this is the most important factor for retaining and attracting younger customer demographics. In this webinar, examine the reality of custo...

SIMPLIFY SALES TAX COMPLEXITY: MAKING THE BUSINESS CASE FOR AUTOMATION
Sales tax has never been simple, but now midsize companies are grappling with a level of complexity that had previously been reserved for large multinationals. With nearly every state in the US adopting some form of economic nexus policy after South Dakota vs. Wayfair, it’s become more cha...
THE WHY AND HOW OF DIGITALIZING TAX TECH EXPERT DISCUSSION: THE WHY AND HOW OF DIGITALIZING TAX TECH
With governments making substantial shifts to digitalization, have you started analyzing how digitalization will impact your tax team? Do not delay — incorporate tax technology into your tax team's day-to-day tasks. View this thoughtful roundtable discussing the pressing issues you need to...
BUILDING A DIGITAL BANKING PLATFORM WITH APIS
More and more financial institutions are partnering with fintechs and leveraging Application Program Interfaces (APIs) to attract new prospects and to delight current consumers through unprecedented Customer Experience (CX). APIs offer a bridge between systems while paving a digital path t...
THE CHALLENGE OF DATA​
The Challenge of Data: How ONESOURCE Cut One Tax Department’s Processes in Half State Income Tax Manager Lashell Estes Shares How ONESOURCE Helped Her Tax Department Process Data and Deal With Tax Reform In her role as State Income Tax Manager at WestRock Company, LaShell Estes says the bi...
THE CHALLENGE OF DATA​
The Challenge of Data: How ONESOURCE Cut One Tax Department’s Processes in Half State Income Tax Manager Lashell Estes Shares How ONESOURCE Helped Her Tax Department Process Data and Deal With Tax Reform In her role as State Income Tax Manager at WestRock Company, LaShell Estes says the bi...
RISING TO MEET THE TIDE​
Rising to Meet the Tide: Understanding the Complexity and Uncertainty Facing US Multinational Enterprises and How Tax Departments Can Get Ahead of the Game In this webinar, we discuss how the two sources of change have introduced considerable uncertainty for US tax departments. Those two s...

RESOURCES

This blog attempts to answer the following key questions at a high level: What could financial technology companies (fintechs) do to enable greater consumer or SME (customer) adoption of their product...

The overhaul of the financial services industry in the post Great Financial Crisis (GFC) era has created a swathe of new rules and regulations for the regulators to monitor, and financial firms to adh...

Financial infrastructure plays a critical role in a country’s economic development and stability. It determines how efficiently financial services can be provided. A high-quality infrastructure ...

It’s a fact: to succeed in business, sometimes you need to borrow money to keep cash flow steady. But what do you do if you have bad credit? What business financing options do you have? Not to w...

This post focuses on the benefits of a strategic cloud approach. The first blog post in the series titled, 'How a focus on the customer can help you fight for a digital finance transformation'...

You may think of ATM workings as a revolutionary experience but since the advent of Fintech, the entire financial services domain has entered a new era. Whether you purchase a cup of coffee or manage ...

The platform economy is revolutionising the $50bn global deposits business. By separating the product provider and financial point of sale, banks can now choose whether they want to collect deposits f...

Mobile-based fintech solutions are becoming the first port of call for many financial services, as people embrace the simplicity, cost-effectiveness and speed of mobile payments. Milennials and Gen-Ze...

Technology has always been the main force behind changes in the banking sector, and now the Internet of Things is going to change the nature of banking itself. If we step back from such isolated techn...