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Shortcomings of Manually Entering Utility Bill Data

Organisations have long struggled with the task of collecting data from disparate utility providers. With big data, sustainability and reducing energy costs, it should be easier than ever for organisations to access the energy data they need to make smarter,...

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Building Trust in Mobile Banking

Today’s financial landscape is very different to that of yesteryear. Countless new business practices, regulations, and compliance procedures have emerged, while technological innovation has rapidly changed business models and operational processes. Adding the development of remote solutions and growing numbers...

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Can Digital Identity Verification Save the Sharing Economy?

Sharing economy platforms had permeated almost every aspect of consumer lives well before COVID-19, but the pandemic, as well as advances in AI and alternative data, have helped further accelerate the adoption and use of these technologies. But how do...

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The Future of Onboarding for High Street Banks

According to a 2020 survey conducted by Bankrate, the average adult uses the same primary bank account for just over 14 years. In these days of new account and switching bonuses, this stat seems incredible, but for financial institutions it...

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How Remote Onboarding Has Grown FinTechs

The shift to digital was taking place well before COVID-19, but the pandemic, as well as advances in AI and alternative data, have helped accelerate the adoption and use of digital technology. Growing numbers of businesses are realising the necessity...

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The World’s Unbanked Population

Currently, there are two billion people worldwide who cannot access financial services because their data is not held on ‘traditional’ sources. There is a clear disparity between these ‘unbanked’ populations and those whose data is held online through the use...

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Online Shopping is Booming & So Is Fraud: Is Your Business Prepared?

The final months of the year signal the upcoming holiday season and a period of online frenzy. Online activity has been steadily increasing during the pandemic, with online sales expected to reach at least $630 billion in 2020 alone.  With...

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How Can FinTechs Engage Millennials & Generation Z?

It is estimated that together, Millennials & Generation Z make up 74% of the global workforce. For the financial services industry, this makes it paramount to engage them, but much of what defines these generations also determines the way in...

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The Most Common Mistakes When Onboarding New Gaming Players

The initial interactions a new customer has with your business set the tone for the entire relationship; the likelihood of a customer sticking with you (and recommending you to others) increases with the level of emphasis you put on creating...

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The Cannabis Industry is Growing and So Are the Fines: Learn How You Can Upgrade & Safeguard Your Business with Identity Verification

The cannabis industry as a whole, for medical and recreational marijuana, is growing substantially; retail sales are expected to reach at least $15 billion USD by the end of 2020 in the United States alone and could reach over $37...

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Why The Move To A Cashless Economy Could Bring On A Global Identity Crisis

Glenn Larson is the Vice President of Engineering at Acuant and a member of the Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for world-class CIOs, CTOs and technology executives. Read his article for the Forbes Technology Council below, or find the original...

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5 Ways to Avoid the Hidden Costs of Customer Onboarding

When it comes to onboarding new customers, poor processes can result in the nightmare of escalating costs to your business. Signing up new customers should be simple. Getting it wrong can frustrate new customers, resulting in higher volumes of abandonment,...

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