Saturday, 16 May 2020

COVID-19 and the Payments Industry

In just a couple of months the COVID-19 virus has change the world. How we work and how we live has changed and probably will never be the same again.

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In this presentation, we examine the effect that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the Payments Industry and explore some possible future outcomes in the areas of banking, fintechs, the cashless society, mobile wallets, online shopping, customer behavior, and more.

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Thursday, 14 May 2020

Recovery post-pandemic - Brett King's views

Futurist, Brett King speaks to Finextra about Covid-19's impact on the industry and the lessons learned up to today, where FIs will move to next, what the future of business looks like post-pandemic.

Friday, 17 April 2020

Business Continuity and the Pandemic

Now and again a "perfect storm" comes along. The COVID-19 pandemic is one of those. Generally "Business Continuity" focuses on localized events - a cyclone, a terrorist attack; but not usually on an event that affects everything, all over the world - at the same time!

COVID-19 has done just that - from shutting down international travel, stopping manufacturing, closing stores, malls, offices, schools, and more.

So just how are firms coping with events?

Read "Lessons from the front line -  How managers have coped with the pandemic" from The Economist. Click HERE.

Downturns are corporate fraudsters’ worst enemy

Booms help fraudsters paper over cracks in their accounts, from fictitious investment returns to exaggerated sales. Slowdowns rip the covering off.

As Warren Buffett once put it: “You only find out who is swimming naked when the tide goes out.” This time, thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, the water has whooshed away at record speed.

Read the full Economist article HERE.

Sunday, 5 April 2020

Will Covid-19 break the Internet?

As more and more countries across the world became subject to increasingly severe restrictions during March, the question popping up more and more frequently was "will the coronavirus break the internet?"

In the main the answer is "no" provided that we are talking about broadband; but what if you are connected over a mobile network?

The answer here is not all that straightforward.  Find out more HERE.

Saturday, 4 April 2020

Death of the unicorn - Technology startups are headed for a fall

The unicorn reality check was already underway before America declared a national state of emergency over Covid-19 on March 13th. Venture capitalists reckoned that a third of American unicorns would thrive, a third would disappoint and a third would be taken over or die.

Read more HERE
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