What Trends Will Shape Financial Services In 2017?

KoreFusion’s Founding Partner, Jan Smith, is an active Board Member and contributor to the Inter-American Dialogue Board.  This December 14, 2016, edition of their Financial Services issue features perspectives from Jan Smith in their “Featured Q&A” on Page 2.

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KF Payments Perspective – Summer 2016: The Impact of Brexit on FinTech

Herein, and in light of last week’s referendum in the UK, we’ve compiled some of our thoughts regarding how the FinTech industry will likely be impacted by Brexit. This is the first in a series of articles that will explore this topic, and focuses on macro trends.  Subsequent articles will measure the impact on specific sub-segments within FinTech and the spillover to other global regions. (Spoiler Alert: not all is lost).

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How Are Stricter Rules Affecting Caribbean Banks?

KoreFusion’s Founding Partner, Jan Smith, is an active Board Member and contributor to the Inter-American Dialogue Board.  This May 18, 2016 edition of their Financial Services issue features commentary and perspective from Jan Smith.

Inter-American Dialogue – Latin America Financial Services – 18May2016

Has Mexico Found A Good Solution To Banks’ ‘De-Risking?’

Financial Services Advisor – Feb. 25- March 9, 2016 – Mexico’s Solution to Banks’ ‘De-Risking,’ Scotiabank, Grupo Sura and More

KoreFusion’s Founding Partner, Jan Smith, is an active contributor to the Financial Services Advisor.  This March 9, 2016  issue features commentary and perspective from Jan Smith.

Financial Services Advisor – March 9, 2016

Join Us In Miami At The 2015 Mastercard LAC Innovation Forum

4th Annual Edition

Join us at the Mastercard Innovation Forum 2015 on December 1st. Founding Partner, Jan Smith will host a panel with Jose Maria Pertusa, CMO of Linio. They will explore Digital Commerce LAC: Current Trends and Open Opportunities from a Consumer and Merchant Perspective.

KF Payments Perspective – Fall 2015: Retail Intelligence

Introducing Retail Intelligence

Our Fall 2015 Payments Perspective examines how payment providers (such as merchant acquirers and processors with strong merchant services businesses) are moving beyond payments-oriented value-added services (VAS), as means to escape the commoditization and eroded margins of core processing/acquiring services.  A holistic approach to merchant services, we have coined “Retail Intelligence”, is required.

Download the Fall 2015 Payments Perspective – Introducing Retail Intelligence

Will Peer-to-Peer Lenders Shake Up Banking in Mexico?

KoreFusion’s Founding Partner, Jan Smith, is an active Board Member and contributor to the Inter-American Dialogue Board.  This July 2, 2015 edition of their Financial Services Advisor publication features a front page Q&A session with Jan Smith discussing the evolving Peer-to-Peer landscape in Mexico with the recent awarding of Kubo Financiero with the country’s first P2P License.

Inter-American Dialogue – Latin America Financial Services – 02July2015

KF Payments Perspective – Spring 2015: Money Transfer Industry

MTOs Need to Look Beyond the Traditional to Find Faster Growth

Our Spring 2015 Payments Perspective examines the key trends impacting the global money transfer industry and how we believe Money Transfer Operators (MTOs) need to evolve their businesses to remain relevant.  The money transfer business is under unrelenting pressure from a host of sources that are squeezing margins and threatening growth. Many MTOs recognize these challenges but continue to respond with old-school grounded visions of the industry. Traditional paths to growth are unlikely to lead to sustained market leadership and will only provide incremental gains. MTOs that want to capture and preserve long-term advantages need to consider adjacent areas of growth that can transform their industry.

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The World of Payments Powered by BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy)

By Sridhar Chityala, Partner
(Originally written for PaymentWeek)

The words Payments, Disruption, and Interest seem synonymous.

Very few business domains have attracted as much interest as the world of payments.

Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and even Starbucks to some extent have all entered the payments game and yet their core business is anything but payments.

What is spurring this momentum?

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Keynote Speaker: MasterCard Latin America Innovation Forum – Acquiring Track

KoreFusion is excited to speak at the 2014 MasterCard Latin America Innovation Forum in Miami November 18-21, 2014.  We will be the keynote speaker for the Acquiring track of the conference.

Will Apple Pay Upset the Payments Apple Cart?

Will Apple Pay Upset the Payments Apple Cart?

How will the introduction of Apple Pay change the rapidly evolving mobile payments landscape?  Our new white paper examines the recently announced Apple Pay solution with a focus on the underlying technology, its impact in an increasingly omni-channel focused retail environment, and what we were surprised not to hear during the Apple Pay announcement.

KoreFusion – Apple Pay – Fall2014

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