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05 May 2022 The Metaverse and Payments: 5 New Developments What is a metaverse? Big businesses are embracing this growing concept, which is becoming more important. This blog discusses five interesting news pieces about the metaverse as it relates to payments.
22 Mar 2022 The Fastest Route to Faster Payments Success The road to faster payments doesn’t have to be a multi-year journey to the starting line. One use case, in particular, could be the fastest route to realizing the promise of faster payment’s potential disruption opportunity.
23 Feb 2022 Payment Services Hub Explained Depending on who you're talking to and what era of payments history you're looking at, "payments hub" might mean several things. In this blog, we'll look at what today’s payments hub has to offer and how FI’s can benefit from it.
08 Feb 2022 Working Together: Financial Institutions and Fintech Partners Working with a fintech partner can help financial institutions deliver new solutions without building them in-house. Learn how fintech partners and financial institutions can work together to develop solutions more efficiently.
13 Dec 2021 2021 Year in Review: Real-Time Payments, Crypto and BNPL Throughout 2021, our blog strived to keep clients updated on the latest industry developments and offer our views on future trends in billing and payments. As we close another unconventional year, we’ll revisit the developments we touched on earlier in the year.
09 Dec 2021 Looking Back at AFP 2021 Alacriti had the opportunity to attend the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) conference in Washington D.C. In this blog, we highlight a few takeaways from the event.
02 Dec 2021 A Look at P2P Payments Person-to-person (P2P) payments are becoming more popular as consumers switch from physical payment methods like cash and cards to digital alternatives. Read about two of the biggest P2P solutions, Venmo and Zelle, in our blog.
16 Nov 2021 Looking Back at Money20/20 Alacriti had the pleasure of attending Money20/20, the world's greatest FinTech event. Its interactive experience emphasized the current industry's biggest trends. We review those trends in this blog.
11 Nov 2021 Help for the Holidays—from Chatbots The holiday season can be hectic for call centers at financial institutions but chatbots can be integral to managing the call volume. In this blog, we spoke with Jenn Markus, Glia’s Director of Technology Partnerships on this topic.
04 Nov 2021 Zoomers on Campus: Where I Choose to Bank There are various factors that appeal to Zoomers, from newly entering college to determining where they should bank. In this blog we discuss Zoomers and their on-campus experiences.
27 Oct 2021 Zoomer Financial Habits: Loans We discuss the statistics and significance of the many upcoming loans and financial services needs for the Zoomer generation in this blog.
12 Oct 2021 Zoomer Financial Habits: Bill Pay When it comes to bill pay, Zoomers value a variety of factors including speed and efficiency, but what else? Convenience and awareness are other key considerations. We discuss why in this blog.
29 Sep 2021 Ways Financial Institutions Can Attract Zoomers Now that you know more about Zoomers, what are the best ways for financial institutions to appeal to this group? Our recommendations are listed here.
01 Sep 2021 EBPP for Commercial Clients—How Banks Can Defend Their Turf Treasury services is a complex labyrinth of needs that goes beyond having good rates and available credit. It gets increasingly complicated by the introduction of FinTech players. What can banks do to defend their turf?
24 Aug 2021 Zoomers: Banks Vs. Credit Unions In our last blog, you learned about the Zoomer generation. Now, to be more specific, how are Zoomers interacting with their banks and credit unions? Here is what you need to know.
16 Aug 2021 Zoomer Generation’s Core Qualities and Values FI's face the challenge of making their existing customers happy while attracting younger customers. The first step is to understand the demographic you’re targeting. In this blog, we explore the qualities of the Zoomer generation.
12 Aug 2021 What are Embedded Payments? Embedded payments are the fuel that will make your digital transformation journey possible. This blog provides a brief overview of what embedded payments are.
10 Aug 2021 3 Applications of Machine Learning in Financial Services Advances in machine learning have game-changing implications for financial services. Learn how ML is transforming customer service, personal finance, and fraud and risk management in our blog.
09 Jul 2021 Report: Modernizing Payments Infrastructure in the Era of Real-Time Payments We highlight some of the key points from our Payments Infrastructure Outlook: Real-Time Payments Take the Lead report with Mercator Advisory Group.
29 Jun 2021 Biometrics in Payments—Dropping our Collective Masks More businesses are incorporating biometric authentication into their user experiences, including payments. Here are the top five we’re keeping an eye on.
28 Jun 2021 New Players, New Games The best way to stay ahead is to prioritize your digital transformation. Offering ease-of-use and speed to compete with new competition is absolutely necessary and is a natural complement to the security already provided.
15 Jun 2021 Fintech Disruption: Creating Opportunities for Financial Institutions Fintech can help financial institutions deliver better customer experiences. This blog examines opportunities that fintech can help unlock in faster payments, conversational commerce, and data and analytics.
07 Jun 2021 Flourish or Flop: How to Follow Through on Your Payments Transformation It's estimated that 7 in 10 digital transformation schemes ultimately fail. What this often comes down to is an assumption that employees will effortlessly adapt to the new normal.
05 Apr 2021 What Faster Payments Can Do for Your Industry Whether it’s a financial institution, merchant, government entity, or individual, there are use cases for faster payments that touch all of us. Alacriti’s Payment Practice Lead, Mark Ranta, discusses more in this blog.
25 Mar 2021 Real-Time Payments and the Non-24x7 Banking Core 24/7/365 access to services is an often noted benefit of the digital era. Organizations that thrive in an always-online digital environment have gained a significant edge in the past year.
12 Mar 2021 What is Payments-as-a-Service? You’ve probably heard of SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) but what about PaaS (Payments-as-a-Service)? We define PaaS and outline its key functions and features in this blog.
01 Mar 2021 Financial Institutions Are Investing in Chatbots Financial Institutions are deploying chatbots because they can improve the digital experience and help reduce costs. In this blog, we make the case for why Financial Institutions should consider investing in chatbots.
19 Jun 2020 Payment Trends from the Stamford FinTech MeetUp On June 11th, Alacriti’s Payment Practice Lead, Mark Ranta, along with other industry experts came together to discuss the biggest topics moving the payments industry from AI to Faster Payments. Read Mark’s recap.
27 Mar 2020 The Value of AWS Well-Architected Framework Reviews AWS Well-Architected Framework reviews help businesses create and maintain resilient and efficient computing infrastructure through operational excellence, security, reliability, performance efficiency, and cost optimization.
20 Feb 2020 Benefits of Cloud Computing with AWS Amazon Web Services (AWS) helps businesses thrive by freeing up financial and IT resources, increasing speed and agility, and reducing business risk. With AWS, organizations are better equipped to address market needs and demands.
30 Jan 2020 A Look Back at 2019 and What's Ahead: Orbipay EBPP Alacriti hosted a webinar reviewing 2019 enhancements made to its flagship electronic bill presentment and payment solution Orbipay EBPP. An overview of the offering’s 2020 roadmap was also provided.
13 Jan 2020 Adopting a Loan Payments Solution: Lessons Learned from Tech CU (Webinar Recap) Making loan payments easier for members is key for every credit union. Alacriti co-hosted a webinar with WesPay and Tech CU to discuss the benefits of implementing Orbipay EBPP to better their member experience.
08 Jan 2020 Six Payments Trends to Watch in 2020 Six payments trends to watch in 2020 include unbridled industry change, cloud computing, unified commerce, frictionless data-rich payment experiences, real-time payments and increasing data security and privacy regulation.
21 Nov 2019 3 Payments Stories That Caught Our Eye Alacriti keeps a close eye on news impacting the electronic billing and payments ecosystem. Here’s a summary of recent headlines related to holiday spending predictions, big tech in financial services, and Apple Pay usage.
12 Mar 2018 The Big Question About Fintech FinTech has revolutionized financial services, from peer-to-peer payments to online loans. This is especially true for Millennials, who are the generation most likely to use FinTech. But what about everyone else?
02 Nov 2016 Is Bank Innovation Fact or Just Fiction? Banks need to adapt a mindset for innovation in order to be competitive.
23 Sep 2016 Old Habits Die Hard - Resistance to New Technology Resistance to new technology -- is it consumers or billers themselves?
08 Jul 2016 Reflections on the Windy City Summit Conference Reflections of the Windy City Summit Conference: Without my presentation, I had to make some quick decisions.
29 Jun 2016 Banks and the Blockchain Blockchain technology is a promising new concept currently being explored for practical application by the financial services industry.
07 Apr 2016 Healthcare Revenue Optimization 101 Will healthcare providers be able to focus on the business side of their practices while offering optimal patient care?
30 Mar 2016 Partnerships Between FinTech and Big Banks: The Lessons The role of the FinTech startup is evolving in the current economic and technological climate.
20 Jan 2016 Banks Seek New Revenue Opportunities in Healthcare Changes in the healthcare space are giving rise to opportunities for banks to offer additional services.
14 Nov 2014 Where is the Innovation With Remote Banking and Bill Payment? The motivation to change behavior is attributed to convenience, saving time and reducing expense.