Predictions, Surprises, and Same Day ACH

Predictions, Surprises, and Same Day ACH

Predictions, Surprises, and Same Day ACH

John and Glen opine on the 2017 prognostications of John MacAllister and Byron Wien, get too close for comfort on politics, and applaud Same Day ACH's fast start. Also - listener mail, and a Casey Kasem impersonation.

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In this episode:

  • A discussion on the NACHA Same Day ACH Statistics it released for the second quarter of 2016.
  • John announces the keynote speaker for the upcoming AXFI Conference.
  • The Federal Reserve’s Faster Payments Taskforce progress report released on January 17, and Janet Yellin’s recent comments regarding “Fedcoin”.
  • Chase, Intuit and the sharing of bank data.
  • A roundup of the TrendWatch 2.0 predictions released by John MacAllister of Dorado Industries, voice activated systems, remittances, merchant services processors, and discussion of his 2017 predictions.
  • Google Translate and the evolution of AI.
  • A conversation on Bryon Wein’s Ten Surprises 2017; his review of potential economic, financial and political surprises for 2017.
  • Listener mail.

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John Best is recognized as a thought leader and visionary of technology advancements and financial application development within the credit union industry. Requests for speaking engagements include Symitar national and regional conferences, Information Technologies Credit Union Association annual conference, and CUNA Technology Council, CUNA Marketing Council, CUNA lending Council Filene Water Cooler Annual Symposium and Correlation annual meeting as a keynote speaker.
Anne Legg is founder of THRIVE Strategic Services. THRIVE leads organizations to goal attainment via data translation resulting in innovative and transformational business strategies. Anne is a recognized credit union expert and thought leader with an MBA thesis on the credit union business model as well as two internationally published whitepapers on credit union business strategy. She has served as an SME for CUNA and National University and has instructed at several CUNA schools.
John Janclaes has more than thirty years of experience in the financial services industry, spanning retail banking, brokerage, and insurance. He joined Partners Federal Credit Union in June 2004 as President and Chief Executive Officer. With eleven branches located primarily in California and Florida, Partners serves employees of The Walt Disney Company, currently numbering more than 140,000 members with$1.6 billion in assets under management.

John is founder of The CEO Corner, an online forum to help business leaders and their organizations thrive ( In recognition of John’s commitment to leadership development, proceeds from the sale of his leadership book, "Doing What Matters" will be donated to support scholarships for business leaders in training.
Glen Sarvady’s episodes of the BIGCast will focus on top-of-mind topics impacting the payments world, analysis of recent product launches, acquisitions, partnerships and innovations, and on-site reporting and interviews from industry venues like Finovate, Money 20/20 and NACHA Payments. Interviews will be brief and to-the-point, emphasizing substance and avoiding informercial territory. As with other BIGCast Network offerings credit unions receive added attention, but the discussions will be relevant and entertaining for strategic thinkers across the financial services spectrum, particularly those interested in consumer and small business experience and the real-world effects of breakthrough payment innovations.

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