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Money 20/20 Recap: Open Banking, AI, and Fintech Partnerships

This year at Money 20/20 USA, William Mills Agency – a public relations and marketing firm for the financial industry – interviewed the Xtensifi team about the biggest themes and takeaways of the conference.  In the video recap below, CEO George Kelley shares his thoughts on Open Banking, AI, and the relationship between banks and fintechs. You’ll also hear from EVP Brandon Kunz on the mobilization of data and the Money 20/20 Hackathon.  

How Bankers Can Bridge the Digital Payments Gap from B2C to B2B

Financial institutions have come a long way in digitizing payments and payment processes, and many offer robust solutions for P2P (person to person/peer to peer) and B2C (business to consumer) payments. B2B (business to business) payments, however, are still dominated by checks and cumbersome processes, partly due to a technology gap between consumer and retail solutions. What can bridge this gap? One way is to find opportunities to innovate in the lower-risk small business space first. Faster payments solutions Faster payments capability

Choosing the Right Fintech Partner: Considerations for Financial Institutions

Financial institutions once viewed fintechs as a threat to their business, but banks are increasingly recognizing the value of partnering with them. Because they are smaller and nimbler, fintechs can typically innovate much faster than banks can. In a fast-moving marketplace, this dexterity can lend banks a competitive advantage. The key to success lies in identifying the right fintech partner. What to look for To lay the groundwork for selecting a fintech, banks should first evaluate their own products and services to

The Keys to Avoiding Vendor Lock-In

In today’s marketplace, technology develops at lightning speed, and the payments technology market is evolving especially fast. Financial institutions’ payment solutions need to keep up with this pace, yet many FIs cannot move nimbly to new capabilities because they are locked in with vendors through long-term contracts. A five- to seven-year contract with a slow-to-innovate vendor is not usually worth the discount that comes with it. Why the lock-in? Banks get locked into these long contracts for several reasons. First, they usually

The P2P Marketplace: Can Zelle Live Up To Its Promise?

Since we last wrote about Zelle, the P2P payments solution has experienced some significant growth (and an anniversary). While we’ve heard our fair share of financial institution executives lamenting the rise of competing P2P platforms from fintechs, the key for Zelle is that it has some differences that make it less a competitor and more of a potential ally for FIs. I recently had the opportunity to discuss some of these differentiating factors in a recent interview with CUJournal,

Xtensifi Announces New Development Center in Costa Rica

ATLANTA, August 21, 2018 – Xtensifi, a digital consulting firm that enables financial institutions to create and execute their mobile and online strategies, today announced plans for the addition of a development center in Costa Rica. Responding to increased market demand for its services, Xtensifi is growing its team of skilled software developers with the addition of the facility. The company expects its new center to be fully operational in Q4 2018 and it will add to Xtensifi’s existing development

Xtensifi Announces Tile Accelerator Program for the Constellation Digital Platform

– Accelerates credit union and fintech ability to deploy services for credit union members – ATLANTA , August 8, 2018 – Xtensifi, a digital consulting firm that enables financial institutions to create and execute their mobile and online strategies, announced the availability of its Xtensifi Tile Accelerator Program (XTAP) for the Constellation Digital Platform, an open digital banking platform provided by Constellation Digital Partners (Raleigh, N.C.), a leading credit union service organization (CUSO). The Constellation Digital Platform is unique in

Open Banking is Coming: How to Prepare

One of the hottest topics in banking these days is “open banking.” In open banking, banking data is shared through APIs (application programming interfaces) between two or more unaffiliated parties to bring enhanced financial services capabilities to the marketplace. Open banking is about to transform the financial services industry in Europe and the UK, but is still nascent in the U.S.

Gro Solutions Names Xtensifi as a Certified Development Partner

  Gro Solutions, a leading provider of digital growth solutions for banks and credit unions, announced it has confirmed Xtensifi, a digital consulting firm that enables financial institutions to create and execute their mobile and online strategies, as a certified development partner for its digital sales platform. The two companies are currently working together to create a Gro tile for Constellation Digital Partners’ Aquarius platform, an open development digital banking platform provided to members of the credit union