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Tag: AML

Harnessing Machine Learning in Payments

ML gets the problem-solving call in conjunction with deep learning artificial neural networks. As these jargons i.e AI, ML, DL or ANN etc may be getting their day in the sun, but they’ve been around for a while. It’s just in the past 5-10 years that they have gained traction, technology that was once niche is now becoming more mainstream and cost-effective reaching to common man. Until recent machine learning was known as historical phenomena in the worlds of academia and supercomputing.

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CashLess –OR– LessCash

CashLess –OR– LessCash – Journey from cash-only transactions to less cash and afterwards if possible moving to cashless or digital money society. This journey looks very simple in textbooks or written on blogs or papers but ground reality can be very different. Along with this trip, people suffer […]

What is FinTech and where does it Live?

Abstract – A few years back, I had a fascinating discussion about Fintech. Today every 3rd if not 4th profile on LinkedIn is about FinTech Expert. Few days ago someone asked me a million dollar question “What is FinTech?” I was intrigued with such a small, simple question but found it difficult to answer this to a person who is not from those 4 people from linkedin. My simple briefing note to answer this question was, “Fintech is a technical tool to support financial services”, making it simple for everyone on this planet earth along with promoting idea of “Financial Services as a basic right for every human being”. Financial technology, also known as fintech, is an economic industry composed of companies that use technology to make financial services more efficient. Why it is so inherently difficult to define the concept of Fintech, is because definitions change over time. Alternatively, traditional banking organizations are hindered by legacy operating systems, capacity to innovate, agility and technology expertise.

FinTech the Champion of “Banking” Services

Despite the proclamations of some visionary Fintech founders, banks aren’t disappearing anytime soon. The engine under the hood of big banks — the compliance and money-transfer systems — are simply too difficult for any start-up to replace, which is why tech plays like Apple Pay are still built on top of existing bank systems and payment rails. To maintain the dominance they’ve enjoyed up to this point, however, banks need a radical redesign of their customer-facing assets. If banks fail to overhaul

Mobile Payments – Need, Opportunity or Myth

Mobile payments can be defined as any payment transactions, whether in close proximity or remote. Payments can happen through Internet, proximity technologies charge back or can be executed on mobile devices. Mobile payments market potential, as well as the different trends in business models and technologies that are shaping the global payments and mobile payments evolution are visible as opportunities to be taken up. Decision makers in banks and other financial or even out side traditional