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N26 Adds Investing Just Days After Becoming a Bank

N26 Adds Investing Just Days After Becoming a Bank

by July 26, 2016 at 12:51 pm 0 comments

N26, the German banking startup that has been called the Simple of Europe, announced that it had been granted a banking charter last week. Wasting no time, the company announced today it has added investment services to the account through a partnership with the roboadvisor vaamo. This pairing of servicesRead More

Breaking Banks: Startupbootcamp’s NYC Demo Day [AUDIO]

by July 25, 2016 at 4:40 pm 1 comment

This episode of Breaking Banks centers on the Startupbootcamp FinTech Demo Day that took place last week in New York. Host Brett King spoke to Jesse Podell, who MC’d the event, and Nektarios Liolios, the founder of Startupbootcamp Fintech.

How Regions Bank Provides an Amazon-like Experience

How Regions Bank Provides an Amazon-like Experience

by July 25, 2016 at 12:53 pm 1 comment

Regions Bank tied with Amazon.com in a recent ranking of web experiences. How does a super-regional bank match the efforts of one the most sophisticated digital companies in the world, one that obsesses over customer experience? “Our customers ask for the same thing they did 20 years ago,” Andy Hernandez, EVP and headRead More

Silicon Valley Bank Building Out Payments Services

Silicon Valley Bank Building Out Payments Services

by July 25, 2016 at 11:17 am 0 comments

Watch out payments industry, Silicon Valley Bank is coming. The bank for startups — officially named SVB Financial Group — said last Friday that it was boning up its payments infrastructure and services by “leveraging strategic partnerships to offer scalable and sustainable payment solutions to our clients, at every stage ofRead More

PayPal’s Future Will Be Built on Partnerships

PayPal’s Future Will Be Built on Partnerships

by July 22, 2016 at 10:58 am 2 comments

PayPal‘s partnership with Visa is only the beginning, according to CEO Dan Schulman. The payments industry was awash in rumors of a PayPal-Visa partnership this week, and yesterday, when both companies reporting their Q2 earnings, the rumor was shown to be true. Exact terms of the deal were not disclosed.Read More

4 Scenarios for Lending Club – the proxy for Fintech disruption or hype $LC

4 Scenarios for Lending Club – the proxy for Fintech disruption or hype $LC

by July 22, 2016 at 1:00 am 1 comment

When Lending Club did its IPO in December 2014 I declared it as the Netscape moment for Fintech (when it became conventional wisdom that this was going to change the world). I could be accused of contributing to the Fintech hype, which became intense in 2015 with investors flooding intoRead More

PayPal Signs Exclusive 12-Month Deal with Visa

PayPal Signs Exclusive 12-Month Deal with Visa

by July 21, 2016 at 6:36 pm 3 comments

When Visa CEO Charlie Scharf said his company would “go after PayPal in ways that people have never seen before,” he apparently meant he was pursuing a partnership. That deal was announced today, and means Visa will get access to PayPal payment processing and Venmo, and essentially become the preferred payment typeRead More

Breaking Banks: FinTech + InsurTech = SuperTech! [AUDIO]

Breaking Banks: FinTech + InsurTech = SuperTech! [AUDIO]

by July 21, 2016 at 6:04 pm 1 comment

Host Liz Lumley takes a look at InsurTech and speaks to Ofer Deshe, CEO of Tobias & Tobias, David Stubbs, CEO of RightIndem, and Risto Rossar, CEO of Insly.

How Will Banks Secure the New Channels — Messaging, Video, Chatbots?

How Will Banks Secure the New Channels — Messaging, Video, Chatbots?

by July 21, 2016 at 12:50 pm 4 comments

The first video banking call crossing the Atlantic took place this week. A new virtual assistant (TouchAssist) and a new personal finance chatbot (Trim) both launched yesterday. Facebook Messenger recently reached 1 billion users — and 18,000 bots. There are more ways for customers to talk to banks than everRead More

Tech Spending at Amex Continues to Climb

Tech Spending at Amex Continues to Climb

by July 21, 2016 at 12:14 pm 1 comment

While the headline out of American Express‘s earnings yesterday was the $1 billion of gain from the sale of its Costco Wholesale Corp. credit portfolio, the underlying story — at least from an innovation perspective — was the continued increase in technology spending at the payments giant. Amex records itsRead More