Weekly Coffee Break: Roundup of Industry News

Weekly Coffee Break: Roundup of Industry News

Weekly Roundup of Industry News

Every week, we’ll share a roundup of industry news and links that have informed, entertained, and inspired us.

Here’s our weekly roundup of industry news:

5 payments trends to watch in 2017 – Now that we’ve recapped the major stories of 2016 (see part one and part two), let’s shift our focus to the issues most likely to drive 2017’s payments agenda. I will issue precisely one prediction: The vast majority of 2017 payments predictions you read elsewhere will prove to be wrong. The payments crystal ball is far too murky for glib prognostication. If it weren’t, our jobs would be a lot easier—and possibly obsolete. Progress in payments tends to come incrementally; a slow slog spiked by the occasional unexpected meteor. By next December we’ll be talking about at least one event no one saw coming (OK, that’s two predictions).

14 steps to providing a digital ‘bank of the future’ experience – When we look at fintech firms and challenger banks, the biggest differentiation is; 1) how data analytics are used for contextual personalization, 2) the simplicity of solution delivery and, 3) the way the customer feels about the engagement. In this article, we will present how the future of digital banking should look. It is based on recent experiences with engineering user interfaces for top financial service providers, and provides a vision of an ideal digital banking user journey.

Top 10 Fintech Headlines of 2016 – If nothing else, 2016 was a year of change—nowhere more than in fintech, where developments in blockchain, payments, artificial intelligence, financial regulations, chatbots, and mobile rippled across the space to do what fintech does best—disrupt.

10 Big Ideas for Banking in 2017 – As you plan for the coming year — and beyond — here are some challenges and opportunities worth thinking about.

Beyond Robo-Advisers: How AI Could Rewire Wealth Management – Asked if a computer will ever be able to give better investment advice than a human, Oliver Bussmann does not hesitate. “I believe it’s possible,” said Bussmann, who until March was the chief information officer of UBS.