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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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by August 30, 2016 at 4:12 pm 0 comments

Despite the ongoing efforts of banks to attract millennials, they are still failing to make an impression. According to Gallup, only 23% of millennials are actively engaged with their bank, making millennials the least engaged generation. Considering that fully engaged customers bring considerable benefits and higher revenues – this is a big problem. IfRead More

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by August 30, 2016 at 1:00 pm 0 comments

About Daily Fintech Advisers Alternative data (a broad term), types and quality, is not really used by Robo-advisors. A first look at what data feeds robo-advisors and what potential exists. Why serving SmallBiz is becoming a smart move after being a dumb one in the past. From Australia a look at evidence that Fintech players…Read more Wrap of Week #34: Data and robo-advisors, SmallBiz, Credit reporting, Insurtech trends, Investment returns

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by August 30, 2016 at 11:25 am 1 comment

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by August 30, 2016 at 9:47 am 0 comments

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by August 30, 2016 at 9:42 am 0 comments

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by August 30, 2016 at 9:00 am 1 comment

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by August 29, 2016 at 12:08 pm 3 comments

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by August 29, 2016 at 10:10 am 2 comments

Fintech funding is still an area of interest for investors worldwide, the only question is: Which startup stands out from the crowd this week? For the latest funding round, investors across the globe have backed P2P lending services, online e-commerce marketplaces, “non-banking” financial services, and food services, which leads to BI’s topRead More

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

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by August 27, 2016 at 1:00 am 2 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 1 comment

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.