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Banking in the digital arena: Are we heading towards the Meta-Bank?

June 21, 2023

Banking in the digital arena
Over the past few years, the banking industry has experienced a radical paradigm shift towards digital adoption, driven by a progressive change in needs and habits of its customers, further accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic context.

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Investing in Lending Technology: IT Spending in Banking

whitePaper | August 25, 2022

This paper studies the economics behind the investment in information technologies (IT) by U.S. commercial banks in the past decade. By linking banks’, IT spending to their lending technologies, we analyze the distinctive natures of banks’ dealings with information across various lending activities. Investment in communication IT is shown to be associated more with improving banks’ ability of soft information production and transmission, while investment in software IT helps enhance banks’ hard information processing capacity. We exploit polices that affect geographic regions differentially to show causally that banks respond to an increased demand for small business credit (mortgage refinance) by increasing their spending on communication (software) IT spending. We also find that the entry of fintech induces commercial banks to increase their investment in IT—more so in the software IT category.

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Intercompany Financial Management: An Essential Discipline for Multinational Corporations

whitePaper | May 16, 2023

Intercompany financial management (IFM) is a discipline for structuring and handling transactions within a corporation and between its legal entities designed to maximize staff efficiency and accounting accuracy while optimizing tax exposure, minimizing tax leakage, and ensuring consistent tax and regulatory compliance. According to Ventana Research, by 2025, one-half of large enterprises will have implemented IFM to achieve tax, risk management, and financial close benefits.

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5 Key Challenges in Payments Modernization

whitePaper | September 30, 2022

The pandemic caused lasting changes in consumer behavior, and the financial industry must adapt to the rapidly-evolving market. Stay-at-home orders caused many to shift to digital transactions, and these new habits have dramatically accelerated the need for payments systems modernization at financial institutions of all sizes. Legacy financial systems are ill-equipped to handle the rising volume of payments. Cyber fraud concerns have also increased as fraudsters around the globe developed sophisticated new ways to exploit financial systems, at a time when many institutions are still facing staffing shortages. Combined, these factors have made modernization of payments systems a top priority. “The dialogue in the U.S. payments ecosystem has irreversibly shifted toward offering increased speed, more choices, and simpler ways of sending and receiving payments," according to a 2022 Federal Reserve report.

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The future of crypto payments

whitePaper | January 27, 2022

We at Nuvei have long been believers in the long-term potential of crypto, in the last year innovation has accelerated with the rise of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and decentralized finance (DeFi) — the latest example of the latent potential of blockchain technology. These innovations have introduced millions of consumers to crypto but one of the use cases that has remained elusive is crypto as a “means of exchange”. However, multiple regulatory, technological, and corporate adoption drivers are creating the right catalysts for accelerated crypto payments adoption and acceptance.

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Instant Payments: What to Know and Where to Start

whitePaper | January 8, 2023

For the first time in decades, the financial services industry is buzzing about a new payments rail that stands to have a deep impact on how businesses and people pay each other: instant payments (also often called real-time payments). Even though The Clearing House has offered its RTP® network for years, the Fed is gearing up to launch its FedNowSM network, which brings the instant payments functionality to more financial institutions.

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Muni Bonds: making every basis point matter

whitePaper | November 14, 2019

Municipal bond funds experienced strong flows in 2019, as tailwinds from the country’s new tax code (the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act “TCJA”) and low interest rates found investors flocking to the asset class for the tax benefit. Add in strong year-to-date performance, and investors may be asking if they missed the boat and if it’s too late to invest in municipal bonds. Yet, there are clear and distinct reasons why municipal bonds are still an attractive investment for investors today.

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