Fiserv Q1: Revenue+ . . . Sales Growth+ . . . Free Cash Flow+

WI-based Fiserv gross revenue posted up mid single-digits year-on-year (YOY) in first quarter (1Q/17). However, net income declined, impacted by the previous sale of StoneRiver, and slightly rising expenses, according to CardData. Fiserv posted gross revenue of $1394 million for the first quarter, a 5.6% YOY gain, compared to $1431 million for the prior quarter,…

Americans Want More from Banks: Budgeting – Financial Planning – Credit Monitoring

More than half of U.S. consumers are interested in having their primary financial institution provide support for household budgeting such as setting a budget to meet their financial goals and tracking their progress toward meeting their goals. Mercator Advisory Group’s Consumers and Personal Finance: Don’t Overlook the Basics report finds young adults and business owners…

National Bank of Cambodia to Test Blockchain Distributed Ledger Technology

Soramitsu has partnered the National Bank of Cambodia (NBOC) to co-develop the open source distributed ledger project, Hyperledger Iroha. Through a co-development deal, NBOC will study the implications of distributed ledger technology, while contributing to the open source development of Hyperledger Iroha and developing new payment infrastructures. Distributed ledger (blockchain) technology is what powers decentralized…

Cryptocurrency + Bank + Visa with Complete Anonymity? – Probably All Hat No Cattle

The creators of the digital currency known as DIBCOIN, reportedly have inked a billion-dollar liquidity partnership with Digitas Bank enabling present and future DIBCOIN holders the ability to deposit and withdraw DIBCOIN and FIAT currency in a single transaction and with complete financial privacy. On top of this customers can use an anonymous VISA debit…

Bitcoin Decentralized Cryptocurrency Transformational for Payments Market

Wildly successful in early development, bitcoin has hit some rough patches in China and Europe, and a cold shoulder in the North American banking world. However, mainstream acceptance is plowing forward albeit at single-digit annual growth rates. The global bitcoin technology market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.26% through 2020. The recovering…

ATM Users Can Now Swipe, Pinch and Zoom Quickly through Transactions

NCR unveiled the NCR SelfServ 80 Series, a new family of ATM solutions enabling bankers to provide one-to-one interactions at moments that are the most relevant, useful, and actionable. Through a unique combination of innovation across software, hardware, and services, consumers and financial institutions will gain many new benefits from this mobile-ready ATM solution. A…

New Tool Monitors Consumer Lending to Forecast Potential Future Risks

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has introduced Consumer Credit Trends, a web-based tool to help the public monitor developments in consumer lending and forecast potential future risks. The beta version of the tool covers the mortgage, credit card, auto loan, and student loan markets. The first Consumer Credit Trends release shows a sharp uptick…

Despite M-Banking Buzz Millennials Visit Brick&Mortar Branches Most Often

Consumers increasingly expect financial services on-demand and on their terms. While a majority of consumers prefer online or mobile banking, and those channels are far more frequently accessed for day-to-day interactions, a surprisingly high number of consumers still visit the branch. A new white paper from Fiserv details the results of “Expectations & Experiences: Channels…

Raiffeisen Bank Upgrades ATMs w/Advanced Bill Payment QR and NFC

Austria’s top financial Institution, Raiffeisen Bank, is beefing up the consumer experience with 1,200 new Diebold Nixdorf automated teller machines (ATMs) equipped with advanced bill payment and contactless functionalities such as quick response (QR) codes and near field communication (NFC) readers. With these technical enhancements, the Raiffeisen Group is aligning its self-service delivery channel to the…