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Danish Bank Pilots Facebook Messenger Bot

Danish Bank Pilots Facebook Messenger Bot

by June 28, 2016 at 10:59 am 0 comments

If you haven’t heard yet, bots are taking over financial services, and are bringing Facebook with them. A Danish neobank called Lunarway introduced its Facebook banking bot, Lunar Way Bot 1.0, yesterday. The chatbot responds to simple queries, for now, such as checking balance, or looking up how much you spentRead More

Daily Fintech reader are 31% from  USA, 11% from UK, no other country is bigger than 4%

Daily Fintech reader are 31% from  USA, 11% from UK, no other country is bigger than 4%

by June 28, 2016 at 10:00 am 0 comments

People often ask where our readers are based. We have been writing about Fintech every day for nearly 2 years (our anniversary is tomorrow) and our community is growing strongly (subscriptions have been growing over 10% month to month and are now over 10,600). So the sample size is starting to be meaningful. This snapshot…Read more Daily Fintech reader are 31% from  USA, 11% from UK, no other country is bigger than 4%

From P2P to Matchmaking; the Fintech Recruitment Scene

From P2P to Matchmaking; the Fintech Recruitment Scene

by June 28, 2016 at 1:01 am 1 comment

If you beleive that people are a growth accelerator, like Macquarie bank does and Janos Barberis describes in his fresh off the press piece on post Brexit consequences on human capital, then pay attention to those involved in Fintech. Fintech recruitment space is not a boring business by any means. It isRead More

New Study by Project Catalyst Uncovers Millennials’ Use of Mobile Wallets

by June 27, 2016 at 9:10 pm 0 comments

Phoenix, AZ – June 27, 2016 – Millennials are driving innovation in the fintech space and many traditional financial institution applications miss the mark with the younger generations, leaving them to consider financial products and services from nontraditional sources. Millennials and non-millennials are very similar in their need to keep aRead More

2016 Innovators to Watch: 44 Executives Shaping the Future of Banking

2016 Innovators to Watch: 44 Executives Shaping the Future of Banking

by June 27, 2016 at 11:50 am 1 comment

Some of the shine seems to have come off fintech innovation in 2016. Startup valuations are dropping; once abundant venture capital is growing scarcer; marketplace lending has gotten bruised — even the self-proclaimed capital of fintech, London, faces an uncertain future with Brexit. But that doesn’t mean innovation is any less necessary.Read More

Millennials & Wallets, What Banks Can Learn

by June 27, 2016 at 11:01 am 1 comment

Bank customer acquisition and retention strategies are at the core of the latest report by Project Catalyst. The millennial and mobile wallet study gathers perceptions, behaviors, and attitudes of this cohort, which represents 75.3 million people born from 1982 to 2000. The results from this study seeks to answer three strategicRead More

How will Brexit Impact Banks and Fintech in the UK?

How will Brexit Impact Banks and Fintech in the UK?

by June 27, 2016 at 6:05 am 1 comment

It may not have escaped your attention that the British Public voted to leave the EU. Although in the aftermath it’s still unclear quite what that actually means, this morning bank shares have taken a significant hit with Lloyds off 8%, Barclays 10% and RBS down 15% leading the LSERead More

The Daily Fintech Index Post-Brexit

The Daily Fintech Index Post-Brexit

by June 27, 2016 at 2:00 am 0 comments

EXIT is only celebrated in the VC world No matter what your stance or vote was before June 23rd, there is no celebration going on after the UK referendum. Brexit doesn’t qualify for me as a Black Swan event (others disagree), simply because it wasn’t unpredictable like the Swiss NationalRead More

Brexit  Jolts Fintech, Launches Era of Banking Uncertainty

Brexit Jolts Fintech, Launches Era of Banking Uncertainty

by June 24, 2016 at 10:45 am 1 comment

In a stunning vote, British citizens decided to leave the European Union, and the so-called Brexit has not just profound implications for fintech, but creates massive uncertainty for global financial services. “How can we be so stupid?” tweeted Eileen Burbidge, a partner at Passion Capital and FinTech Envoy of HMRead More

Fintech & Brexit, DAO, Final, and Fintech5

by June 24, 2016 at 9:21 am 1 comment

Host Sam Maule outlines the DAO hack and what can happen next for Ethereum with guests Simon Taylor, John Lilic of Consensys, and Casey Kuhlman of Eris Industries.Other topics include payment security with the CEO of Final, Aaron Frank, then a double dose of the Fintech5 with Jesse Podell from Startupbootcamp Fintech NYCRead More