Do You Know the Difference Between a Card Issuer & Acquirer? Why are Alternative Payment Methods no longer considered ‘alternatives’? .How deep does your knowledge go? Test your knowledge with these 5 Quizzes

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A few customers have asked about Training and Travel after covid. Resuming our face-to-face, classroom Training on-site, at events across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Pacific. At Solveworx we design and deliver Online and Classroom Training on banking and topics related to Banking and Financial Services. Human nature being what it is, we are already thinking about Training and Travel after Covid. After the Pandemic put paid to our face-to-face, classroom Training, so like the rest of the world, we turned to On-Line. “Hope springs eternal in the human breast.” … “We always hope, and in all things it is better to hope than to despair.” … –Philo (Greek scholar, 2nd century A.D.). We had been experimenting with Online delivery when the pandemic struck and so, like most companies we adapted quickly and learnt fast. The change to Online has mostly been for the better. Most of our Courses Read more…

The challenges of remote working go beyond the practicalities of enabling each team member to have access to the tech, data and tools they need.

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13 Reasons why Banks will be around a lot longer than the experts predict or why Resilient Banks beats Fintech Smarts (almost) every time…. ‘Experts’ who forecast the Death of Banking with the same conviction that Fundamentalists predict the Apocalypse, are very much mistaken. There are at least Thirteen Reasons Why* this won’t happen that I can think of off the top of my head (though there are probably many more). So here goes… First – Payments is not the same as banking. Almost all such arguments that banks are failing customers appear rooted in the observation that some customers (ie. millennials*) either don’t like dealing with, or don’t think their banks doing enough to keep them happy. While there may be some truth in this, the way we experience Banking is usually through our cards, accounts, ‘wallets’ or devices . Like the mobile phones we use to pay for Read more…

Covid inspired digital boom has changed how people live and work

This was a man who, in the interests of scientific research, stood within a circle of blood, and chanted the Lord’s Prayer, backwards, seven times to test whether his actions would cause the devil or vampires materialise

The action of delaying or postponing something Log Book Entry: Serial procrastinator… 7:00 – Decide to work from home because its cold outside 7:35 – Make resolute decision to finish crushingly boring assignment TODAY 7:36 – Weigh-up how I should reward myself when I complete said work 7:37 – Decide on my cool ‘reward’ which is “Do some fun stuff” 7:38 to 8:41 – Attack work with gusto. Feeling good. 8:42 – Notice smudge on laptop screen obscuring a letter on my screen 8:43 to 8:45 – Ignore smudge, focus on work 8:45 to 9:02 – Focus more on smudge 9:03 – Decide action needed to clean smudge 9:04 to 9:12 – Search drawers for screen cleaning solution 9:12 – Find cleaning solution AND a screwdriver I thought was missing 9:18 – Remember loose handle in kitchen that needs tightening 9:26 – Finish tightening handle of frying pan – job Read more…

One of the most widely discussed topics in popular business commentary today has to be that of ‘Digital Transformation’ and ‘Digital Innovation’ in Banking – and there are only so many ways to say the same thing – banks intent on reaping the benefits of digitisation, have to change how they think and act as they go about their daily business, technology is simply the enabler. The consensus view across the many websites, blogs, case studies, research and anecdotal opinion, points to a clear link between those organisations that have successfully made deep-seated changes – not only in the sphere of Digital Technology – but the way in which they think and go about their business, are starting to reap the benefits. This should not come as a surprise. The latest in a series of annual surveys of senior bank executives, published (by EFMA) reveals that only a handful (13%), Read more…

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