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  • When will we see a real-world implementation of the blockchain in banking?
    When will the blockchain be put into play in the real world of financial services? What might it do? What’s holding it back now?
    August 17, 2016 at 6:13 pm | Get Answers
  • How might Walmart leverage Walmart Pay with Jet.com?
    In the wake of its $3.3 billion deal for Jet.com yesterday, what are the payment implications? Does Walmart want to spread Walmart Pay far and wide, or will it leave Jet.com’s checkout and payment processing alone? What are the factors to consider here?
    August 9, 2016 at 3:16 pm | Get Answers
  • What does the recent ruling in Florida mean for the future of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies?
    A judge in Miami-Dade ruled this week that bitcoin is not money, and so AML laws do not apply. What wider implications will this ruling have on bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies? Will this be a precedent that liberates or constrains cryptocurrency users going forward?
    July 26, 2016 at 4:56 pm | Get Answers
  • Which fintech Slack channels are worth joining?
    There’s an ever-growing list of Slack channels available to fintech folks. Here’s some directories of Slack channels: here is 5 pages that you can try when looking for open Slack communities. https://medium.com/@angiecois/an-incomplete-list-of-communities-on-slack-1b1b6f157bda#.yk8doee9v http://www.slacklist.info/ http://www.chitchats.co/ https://slofile.com/ Which Slack channels are worth joining? (Links welcome!)
    July 25, 2016 at 2:03 pm | Get Answers
  • Why does the pullback in marketplace lending matter?
    Marketplace lending has declined, and that has some people wondering who is benefitting from this contraction. Discover’s CEO yesterday said that “at the margins” Discover is benefiting “a bit” from the pullback. Is that experience consistent among other lenders? What are the implications of this pullback?
    July 20, 2016 at 2:26 pm | Get Answers
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We Look at Biggest Fintech VC Deals of 2016 To See Where the Insurtech Puck Is Going

We Look at Biggest Fintech VC Deals of 2016 To See Where the Insurtech Puck Is Going

by August 27, 2016 at 1:00 am 0 comments

Image source We looked at the 30 biggest VC deals in Fintech for 2016 (courtesy of CB Insights Pulse of Fintech Report) to see where the InsurTech puck is going to. The answer is blindingly obvious when you look at the 3 out of 30 that we tagged as primarilyRead More

Chase Debuts Digital Car-Buying Service

by August 26, 2016 at 1:21 pm 0 comments

Chase launched a new fintech offering, Chase Auto Direct, to allow customers to shop for a vehicle and secure financing through the Chase.com website or app, the company announced yesterday. Consumers can then close the deal at one of Chase’s network of 14,000 dealerships.

‘Bankcoin’ Is Not Currency, It Is a Digital Vehicle to Move Money

‘Bankcoin’ Is Not Currency, It Is a Digital Vehicle to Move Money

by August 26, 2016 at 11:35 am 0 comments

It was announced this week that four of the world’s banks—Santander, UBS, BNY Mellon, and Deustche Bank—are collaborating, along with brokerage firm ICAP, in order to produce what they’re calling a “utility settlement coin,” or USC, run on blockchain technology, originally the rails beneath bitcoin and now the talk of the financial, corporate,Read More

Fintech Players Up the Ante on Comprehensive Credit Reporting

Fintech Players Up the Ante on Comprehensive Credit Reporting

by August 26, 2016 at 3:00 am 1 comment

Image credit: Cafe Credit In March 2014 the Australian Parliament rubber stamped new Credit reporting & Privacy Laws that enabled Credit Providers (CPs) and Credit Reporting Bureaus (CRBs) to commence voluntary Comprehensive Credit Reporting (CCR). Australian lenders are well behind on CCR, much to the detriment of Australian borrowers, argue many fintech startups.Read More

Bank of America-Viewpost Partnership Brings Digital Payments to SMEs

Bank of America-Viewpost Partnership Brings Digital Payments to SMEs

by August 25, 2016 at 3:05 pm 0 comments

Bank of America, a financial institution with 3.2 million small business customers, announced today it has partnered with fintech startup Viewpost to open the wider world of fintech, specifically the modernization of payments, to small businesses. “It’s important to move the dialogue beyond the transactional friction,” said Max Eliscu, CEO of Viewpost. HeRead More

U.S. Bank Partners with Roboadvisory FutureAdvisor [VIDEO]

U.S. Bank Partners with Roboadvisory FutureAdvisor [VIDEO]

by August 25, 2016 at 12:36 pm 1 comment

U.S. Bank has partnered with investment advisory firm FutureAdvisor to provide automated, or robo-advisory services to its clients at U.S. Bancorp Investments, an affiliate of the bank. FutureAdvisor was bought by the world’s largest investment manager, BlackRock, about a year ago. While roboadvisors have their advantages in terms of cost,Read More

Visa’s Head of Global Strategic Partnerships To Speak at Israel Event

Visa’s Head of Global Strategic Partnerships To Speak at Israel Event

by August 25, 2016 at 11:50 am 0 comments

Bill Gadja, Visa’s senior vice president of innovation and strategic partnerships, has confirmed that he will attend Bank Innovation Israel to speak about payments. Bank Innovation Israel is the leading fintech event in Startup Nation, as Israel is called.

Why Serving Small Business Is a Smart Move (After Decades of Being a Dumb Move)

Why Serving Small Business Is a Smart Move (After Decades of Being a Dumb Move)

by August 25, 2016 at 1:00 am 1 comment

Image source In 1954, Fortune 500 companies accounted for around 1/3 of GDP in America. By 2000, that share had doubled to 2/3. Hidden in those numbers are the countless family farms that could not withstand the onslaught of Agribusiness and the mom & pop shops that closed when WalmartRead More

Marcus Will Succeed Despite — Or Because of — Goldman Sachs

Marcus Will Succeed Despite — Or Because of — Goldman Sachs

by August 24, 2016 at 2:35 pm 2 comments

As reported last week, Goldman Sachs just announced the creation of a new retail lending arm to launch in October, named Marcus after one of its founders. No one is really all that concerned about whether or not Marcus will be able to do its job— it’s Goldman Sachs after all, and has access to soRead More

Y Combinator Brings the Fintech In Day 2

Y Combinator Brings the Fintech In Day 2

by August 24, 2016 at 11:32 am 1 comment

Y Combinator President Sam Altman knows fintech — he helped Green Dot build GoBank, after all. So when only two fintech startups made it to the stage yesterday at Day 1 of its Summer Demo Day(s) 2016, we took notice. But today 10 of the 48 demoing companies are fintech-focused,Read More