Providing Non-Bank Financial Services for the Underserved

Millions of Americans do not have a bank account, or use costly services like paydayloans and check cashing exchanges just to make ends meet. The entire underserved population comprises more than a quarter of all U.S. households — some 68 million adults.

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PenFed Credit Union

Established in 1935, PenFed today is one of the country’s strongest and most stable financial institutions with over 1.6 million members and over $23 billion in assets. We serve members in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Guam, Puerto Rico, Okinawa, and Portugal. We are federally insured by NCUA and we are an Equal Housing Lender. Our mission isn’t simply to help our members get by. We exist to help them realize every ounce of their potential. We exist to educate, but to also encourage. We exist to usher their dreams into the land of reality.

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Open Banking, Open Finance, Open Economy: THE NEW IDENTITY OF FINANCE

whitePaper | May 24, 2022

Trends in customer demand, technology, and regulation drive the development of an open financial ecosystem in which the consensual sharing of customer data among financial institutions (FIs) and businesses creates new value for consumers and business users. This Aite-Novarica Group report analyzes this trend and the evolution from open banking to open finance and to a truly open economy. The report is based on interviews with executives from banks and fintech firms in Europe and North America.

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Central banks and the future of digital money

whitePaper | January 20, 2020

Over the past year we have seen a number of groundbreaking announcements from central banks around the world exploring the issuance of central bank digital currencies (CBDC). In this paper we provide an overview of the potential and risks of CBDC, as well as an example of how a CBDC could be designed and built on the Ethereum blockchain. The intention is to give the reader not just a good background to this important topic, but also – by means of a concrete proposal – a practical look at what the implementation of a CBDC might entail.

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Spotlight on Banking and Finance

whitePaper | July 31, 2022

With tens of thousands of installations throughout North and South America, DMP is the financial industry’s most trusted name in security with fully integrated systems for intrusion, fire and access control. Since 1975, DMP has been delivering cost-effective solutions, scaled to your financial orga nization’s needs. In this series of Banking and Financial White Papers, we’ll spotlight a few specific reasons why banks choose DMP.

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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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A Proposed Financial Intermediary Fund (FIF) for Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response Hosted by the World Bank

whitePaper | May 17, 2022

COVID-19 has highlighted the urgent need for collective action to augment the existing global health security financing system and mobilize additional resources for increased investments in pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response (PPR). Avoiding future pandemics requires investing substantially more in PPR; these investments will help avert the much larger costs that the world would have to incur if we were to be caught unprepared for the next global health crisis. Countries must step up domestic investments in the core capacities needed to prevent and contain future pandemics, in accordance with the International Health Regulations. This must be complemented by enhanced external financing, particularly for developing countries. The joint World Bank-WHO paper on PPR financing needs and gaps1 prpeared for the G20 Joint Finance and Health Task Force (JFHTF) estimated that external financing amounting to an additional $10.5 billion per year, over the next five years, is needed for investments at the country, regional and global level to strengthen the capacity of low-income and middle-income countries. PPR is a global public good. Mobilizing the needed external financing to strengthen PPR in lowand middle-income countries and regions, that are the most fiscally stretched and in need of financial support, is the collective responsibility of the international community.

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FINANCE AUTOMATION: Thriving in the Age of Change

whitePaper | June 25, 2022

While most accounting teams have replaced their manual accounting practices with an updated, digital version, many are still following the old rules, such as close-related tasks being completed on a certain day of the month. With the use of automated accounting software, those tasks can and should be completed on your schedule not the outdated manual accounting checklist’s schedule. Accounting software that provides order and transparency to your books also lets you spread out the workload over the course of a month. The idea is that close-related work can and should be done continuously, and the team should be preparing for the close for the entire month rather than waiting until the end of it. The resulting monthly close is shorter, and the daily flow of work can be smoother.

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Spotlight

PenFed Credit Union

Established in 1935, PenFed today is one of the country’s strongest and most stable financial institutions with over 1.6 million members and over $23 billion in assets. We serve members in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Guam, Puerto Rico, Okinawa, and Portugal. We are federally insured by NCUA and we are an Equal Housing Lender. Our mission isn’t simply to help our members get by. We exist to help them realize every ounce of their potential. We exist to educate, but to also encourage. We exist to usher their dreams into the land of reality.

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