CORE BANKING, PAYMENTS
Alkami Technology and Ideal Credit Union | December 26, 2022
A US-based financial services company, Alkami Technology, announced that its client, Ideal Credit Union, has come up with a new way of connecting members to essential banking products!
In a statement, the company stated that the member-owned financial cooperative - Ideal Credit Union has launched Segmint data and marketing solutions on Alkami's digital banking platform.
“At 2030, I would say that you probably have two billion people that’ll be using day-to-day banking services, independent of banks”
– Brett King
Ideal Credit Union informed that Segmint would identify every tiny detail involved in a transaction process that can prove helpful in serving their customers better. Taking this as an opportunity to expand their business strategy, both companies mark this as a positive development that will take their business to the next level. Segmint, in association with the Alkami platform, will scrutinize members’ data about the products they have elsewhere and provide custom offers accordingly.
Ideal Credit Union recently used Segmint's data and marketing solution to find members interested in buying CDs. Through Ideal's mobile banking, the Alkami platform sent them an offer for a CD. This project helped them open CDs worth more than a million dollars. With Segmint's Key Lifestyle Indicators, Alkami can also look at its membership base to find people who have mortgages, loans, credit cards, or savings accounts with other companies and offer them competitive products through its platform.
Ideal Credit Union believes that the collaborative work of Segmint and Alkami will be a decisive move for financial institutions. Together, they can improve their digital sales and customer service by using insights from transaction data. It would help them build stronger relationships with account holders and bring in more money.
About Alkami Technology
Alkami Technology is the leading provider of cloud-based digital banking solutions for U.S. financial institutions. It helps clients grow with confidence, adapt quickly, and build thriving digital communities. It also helps clients transform by offering retail banking, business banking, digital account opening, loan origination, and solutions for preventing fraud in multiple payments.
About Ideal Credit Union
Ideal Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative that offers its customers financial services and products. The company has branches in Eagan, Hugo, Inver Grove Heights, North St. Paul, Stillwater, and Woodbury. It also offers car loans, mortgages, and business accounts to its members.
Persefoni and Deloitte | November 14, 2022
Deloitte and Persefoni have formed a strategic alliance to develop analytics solutions in order to help provide organizations in the banking and insurance sectors a new path for measuring, disclosing, and managing their carbon footprints — both operational and financial — as part of their climate journey.
As chiefs of sustainability and finance work together to address their climate management and accounting platform (CMAP) needs, Persefoni and Deloitte's shared clients can now use Persefoni's software platform as well as Deloitte's deep understanding of environment, social and governance (ESG) practices and financial analytics to help address their sustainability and climate goals. As part of this collaboration, Deloitte has developed and integrated accelerators, analytics tools, and capabilities to help clients in the financial services industry understand risks and value-creation opportunities based on financed emissions portfolio data.
Why this matters
Financial organizations play a critical role in facilitating the Paris Agreement-aligned decarbonization journeys of their customers in addition to their own operations. With 40% of global banking assets committed to net-zero by 2050 under the Net Zero Banking Alliance and mounting pressure from governments, regulators and capital markets, banks of all sizes are moving towards disclosure of their operational and financed emissions footprint. As banks and insurers work to meet their net-zero goals and better mitigate their climate exposure, developing robust CMAP use will be critical, especially as ESG disclosures become further codified and regulated.
"Persefoni is excited to formalize our alliance with Deloitte, a global leader in sustainability, climate and equity strategy and transformation, and trusted advisor to many of the world's largest companies and financial institutions, Enabled by Persefoni's best-in-class technology platform and Deloitte's leading sustainability, digital transformation, risk, advisory, and reporting services, our shared clients in the banking and insurance sectors will have access to the best possible support on their climate journeys — from meeting compliance requirements to analyzing climate exposure within their portfolios and optimizing business strategies."
-Kentaro Kawamori, CEO and co-founder of Persefoni
Our banking and insurance clients know that carbon accounting can't be improvised, Leveraging the rich data in Persefoni's platform alongside Deloitte's related analytics and services, we can help organizations through their end-to-end ESG transformation. As banks and insurance organizations look to address carbon accounting requirements by understanding and evolving the financed emissions in their portfolios, our shared clients will be able to chart those financed emissions, analyze critical business risks, identify opportunities to enhance the composition of their financed portfolio, and prepare to meet their disclosure and reporting obligations,said Ricardo Martinez, Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory's sustainability, climate and equity practice leader for financial services and principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP.
Connor Taylor, industry analyst at Verdantix, a leading research and advisory firm, said, We find that corporate decision-makers need purpose-built tools that enable them to measure and report on their carbon emissions. The alliance between Persefoni's carbon accounting and management platform and Deloitte's accelerators and data analytics capabilities can help companies address common issues such as information irregularity, lack of data, and regulatory complexity that have historically impeded accurate environmental footprint assessments.
Persefoni's Climate Management & Accounting Platform (CMAP) provides businesses, financial institutions, and governmental agencies the software fabric for managing their organization's climate related data and performance with the same level of confidence as their financial reporting systems. The company's software solutions enable users to calculate their carbon footprint, perform climate trajectory modeling aligned to temperature rise scenarios set forth by the Paris agreement, and benchmark their impact by region, sector, or peer groups. Persefoni was designed to enable enterprises and financial institutions to calculate their Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions in accordance with the GHG Protocol and the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF), and was an early pioneer in enabling financial institutions and asset managers to calculate Scope 3, Category 15 (financed emissions).
Deloitte provides industry-leading audit, consulting, tax and advisory services to many of the world's most admired brands, including nearly 90% of the Fortune 500® and more than 7,000 private companies. Our people come together for the greater good and work across the industry sectors that drive and shape today's marketplace — delivering measurable and lasting results that help reinforce public trust in our capital markets, inspire clients to see challenges as opportunities to transform and thrive, and help lead the way toward a stronger economy and a healthier society. Deloitte is proud to be part of the largest global professional services network serving our clients in the markets that are most important to them. Building on more than 175 years of service, our network of member firms spans more than 150 countries and territories. Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee ("DTTL"), its network of member firms, and their related entities. DTTL and each of its member firms are legally separate and independent entities. DTTL (also referred to as "Deloitte Global") does not provide services to clients. In the United States, Deloitte refers to one or more of the US member firms of DTTL, their related entities that operate using the "Deloitte" name in the United States and their respective affiliates. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting.
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, INVESTMENTS
WaveBL and Surecomp | January 27, 2023
Surecomp announced on January 26, 2023, that it will collaborate with WaveBL, a blockchain-based digital platform, to improve digital trade finance workflows.
This will be accomplished by enabling access to electronic bills of lading via Surecomp's fintech hub, RIVOTM. Nevertheless, WaveBL's features will be available on Surecomp's collaborative trade finance platform.
In fact, the bill of lading is still presented on paper under a letter of credit. Therefore, it is necessary for corporations to physically acquire the bills of lading from the shipping companies and then deliver these documents to their banks. It is a time-consuming and expensive process that can take a few weeks. WaveBL has already established connections with some of the biggest container shipping companies in the world, such as MSC, Hapag-Lloyd, ZIM, and ONE. Transparency, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness will be improved by connecting to bill-of-lading providers like WaveBL and exchanging the data with their banks on their trade finance management platform.
The buyer, seller, issuing bank, and advising bank can now digitally sign and exchange unique, original papers to avoid courier expenses, fraud risk, and dock penalty penalties, thereby, improving customer experience, environmental sustainability, and company resilience.
Enno-Burghard Weitzel, Surecomp's SVP of Strategy, Digitization and Business Development, stated, "By removing barriers and facilitating collaboration to drive a more streamlined, sustainable global trade finance process, RIVO allows any exporter to now access, manage and transfer ownership of its bills of lading electronically."
He further added, "Our digital fintech hub RIVO is designed to bring together best of breed solutions to help customers streamline their trade finance management and workflow. Our partnership with WaveBL will afford our customers greater transparency, data accuracy and a much smoother document checking process, expediting a previously very tedious and time-consuming workflow."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
WaveBL's VP of Business Development, Ofer Ein Bar, expressed, "This partnership is a win-win alliance that will radically drive forward the transformation of trade whilst rapidly increasing trade efficiency. It marks a key milestone in our mission to truly transform trade; including the streamlining of crucial trade finance flows."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
WAVE BL is a well-known market leader in its own niche, and the company is changing the way business is done with the help of its own blockchain-powered platform for commercial transactions. It is the only company that has changed blockchain technology to make business more profitable by offering trusted, paperless, and electronic services while cutting costs and improving efficiency.
Surecomp® leads global trade financing for banks and enterprises. The company has been at the forefront of digital trade finance, supply chain finance, and treasury solutions for over 30 years. These solutions simplify the transaction lifecycle to improve operational efficiency, compliance, and growth. Its 8 locations in Toronto, New York, Santiago, Buenos Aires, London, Hamburg, Tel Aviv, and Singapore serve distinguished customers in over 80 countries.