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Thinking about retirement is no longer a future event or viewed as optional for many Americans. Most recognize the need for careful planning throughout and beyond their working years as more and more people are responsible for managing their own retirement savings rather than relying solely on a pension. While it is a positive that Americans are expected to live longer, this can also add to the already daunting challenges of funding a comfortable retirement.

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The Future of Neobanking: How can Neobanks unlock profitable growth?

whitePaper | May 30, 2022

Few developments within financial services have happened with such breathtaking speed as the evolution of Neobanks. Less than 10 years after the first next-generation mobile banks entered the market, these digital disruptors developed into a global standalone industry segment. At Simon-Kucher, we have created a Global Neobanking Radar which tracks and ranks Neobanks around the world, based on several factors – including level of activity, funding, and valuations.

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6 Keys to Credit Risk Modeling for the Digital Age

whitePaper | February 18, 2020

Organizations that develop their own credit risk models see long lead times to get them built and deployed. Business users determine a need for a new model, which triggers weeks or months of data collection and model development effort – as much as a year. By the time the new model is deployed, market conditions and customer needs have changed, so the process starts over.

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How Latin American banks are using Knomi™ to win morecustomers and prevent fraud

whitePaper | January 7, 2020

Dramatic advances in mobile phone technology and networks present banks the opportunity to make their services more accessible. Customers can now use their mobile devices to quickly apply for new accounts and credit lines, access their account information, and perform purchases and transactions, all without ever visiting a branch or ATM.

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Open Banking and Open Data: Ready to Cross Borders?

whitePaper | July 29, 2022

Would you like to be able to aggregate your data across your bank accounts? Enable your tax accountant to see your financial information? Enable the App of your choice to make a payment on your behalf? Or perhaps you would like to enable your residents or customers to perform these tasks in a low cost, secure and interoperable way? There is a global movement towards “Open Banking/Open Data” the paradigm shift where a user authorizes the release of their data from one entity (a data holder like a bank) to an entity where they would like it to go (a relying party like a FinTech). This is also known as “user-consent based data sharing.” Although this movement started with banking use cases and gaining access to data held by banks, it is now expanding to a range of other verticals including brokerage and mutual fund services, insurance, telecommunications, utilities, health and more.

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TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION IN CAPITAL MARKETS

whitePaper | February 4, 2020

Banks are also open to innovation, with a perhaps surprising 83% focusing most of their technology efforts on the front office and 56% on CRM in the last three years. This reflects a focus on improving the digital customer experience and becoming more customer-centric. We're now seeing the wave of digitalization that has swept through retail banking move through SME business banking, which represents $1 trillion (20%) of bank revenues worldwide but sees the biggest gaps in funding and customer satisfaction (estimated at $5tr by the World Economic Forum).

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DEFINING THE EVOLUTION OF FP&A: BENCHMARKS, CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES

whitePaper | June 4, 2022

Historically, FP&A has been viewed as a back-office function. A provider of historical data, it was often regarded as the “scorekeeper,” focused on producing routine management reports with limited forward-looking capability. Now, many FP&A leaders are regarded as trusted advisers for both strategic and operational decisions. How empowered are FP&A leaders to support CFOs who have more strategic, customerfacing, disruptive roles?

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Pool Reinsurance Company Limited

The Pool Re scheme has been set up by the insurance industry in co-operation with the UK government so that insurers can continue to cover losses resulting from damage caused by acts of terrorism to commercial property in Great Britain...

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