Fintech has discovered SMB banking. “Small and medium-sized businesses are crucial sources of revenues and profits at most banking providers, so the prospect of bank brands losing their relevance among SMEs should keep bankers awake at night.”
“Most community banking providers can’t match the digital sophistication of megabanks. But River Valley Bank and it’s aptly named ‘IncredibleBank’ online unit prove that small fish can swim with the sharks. Here’s how this community bank manages to innovate and thrive without selling its soul.”
2019 will not be a continuation of the past. But which technology trends will matter most in the months and years ahead? Big data and AI? The cloud? Digital-only banks? The answer is critical because ignoring these trends now will make it more difficult than ever for complacent banks and credit unions to catch up.
“From decentralized exchanges to privacy coins, and beyond, we identified 18 of the most promising blockchain trends to watch in 2019. Download the free report to learn about the biggest emerging trends in blockchain and strategies to watch for 2019.”
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“From the $300 million spent in 2018 on alternative data to pre-trade transparency to indexing to real-time market data, 2019 will see a hyper-focus on gathering more of the right data, storing it in new ways, analyzing it via machine learning and AI, and acting upon it more systematically than ever before.”
Bankers are finding that they can join forces with emerging fintechs to strengthen soft spots along their value chains. Beauty players are copying the digital offerings of upstarts — or acquiring them. Better visibility across the digital landscape is key.