Articles by: Diana Asatryan

Honda Demos In-Car Payments With Visa [VIDEO]

Honda Demos In-Car Payments With Visa [VIDEO]

by January 10, 2017 at 2:07 pm 0 comments

LAS VEGAS – Paying with your phone, watch, coffee mugs, and now, your car too: the IoT has come a long way. Honda partnered with Visa to illustrate the first proof-of-concept demonstration of in-vehicle payments at the CES 2017 in Las Vegas last week. The in-car dashboard notifies drivers whenRead More

4 Fintechs Eyeing IPOs in 2017

4 Fintechs Eyeing IPOs in 2017

by January 2, 2017 at 11:00 am 1 comment

The fintech world has been going through a sort of an IPO freeze recently. The headwinds created by certain fintechs this year (looking at you, LendingClub) didn’t help much either. Venture capital funding continued to fall in the third quarter, according to data from KPMG Enterprise and CB Insights. Global financingRead More

Breaking Banks: Fintech, What’s Next?

Breaking Banks: Fintech, What’s Next?

by December 30, 2016 at 9:12 am 1 comment

For the last episode of the year, Brett King hosts a group of Fintech all-stars — Chris Skinner, Jim Marous, Dave Birch, Ghela Boskovich, and Penny Crosman to review a bit of 2016 and talk about the trends and predictions for 2017. What’s Next?

Breaking Banks: Tech Superstars

Breaking Banks: Tech Superstars

by December 29, 2016 at 10:00 am 1 comment

In this episode of Breaking Banks, which aired on Dec. 15, Brett King hosts two renown tech stars- Keith Teare, a founding member of Tech Crunch and Archimedes Labs; and Brian Solis, expert in technology and customer behaviors. They discuss everything from robos to fake news.

Amazon Mobile App Usage Surged Over Holidays

Amazon Mobile App Usage Surged Over Holidays

by December 28, 2016 at 11:30 am 1 comment

Consumers are (mostly) done with holiday shopping, and Amazon seems to have had a great season. Actually, Amazon had its “best-ever season” of shopping, the e-commerce giant said yesterday. The company shipped more than a billion items worldwide through Amazon Prime and Fulfillment by Amazon, with company’s own digital assistant — AmazonRead More

Danish Neobank Rolls Out Spotify-Inspired Features, Raises $4.4M

Danish Neobank Rolls Out Spotify-Inspired Features, Raises $4.4M

by December 28, 2016 at 10:38 am 1 comment

When it comes to mobile apps, Snap and Facebook pretty much dictate what a millennial-focused app should look and function like these days. A Danish neobank, called Lunar Way, went through a major redesign recently, in order to replicate the interactive and intuitive nature of Spotify, Snap and the like.Read More

10 Most Innovative CEOs in Banking 2016

10 Most Innovative CEOs in Banking 2016

by December 27, 2016 at 9:47 am 2 comments

2016 has been a year of many things. No, really, just look at this list of most trending Twitter topics of the year (spoiler: elections, Brexit and PokemonGo all made the list). But the memories are still fresh of, possibly, the most meaningful event in the fintech world: the ComptrollerRead More

Top 5 Robo Headlines of 2016

Top 5 Robo Headlines of 2016

by December 23, 2016 at 11:30 am 1 comment

Partnerships, funding rounds, startups, acquisitions – robos have had a busy year. More and more companies jumped on the robo-advising bandwagon this year, while independent companies grew exponentially and snatched big-name partners. While the current technology allows for a fully automated portfolio management system, we saw a lot of theRead More

Chase Launches Free Credit Score Simulator

Chase Launches Free Credit Score Simulator

by December 21, 2016 at 5:07 pm 1 comment

For many, credit cards are the first step in the journey of building up a credit history. Then come loans, and credit limits, and payment schedules, and credit requests – in short, a credit score roller coaster. To help with the confusion, JPMorgan Chase’s card services division launched a newRead More

Schwab’s Robo Success Depends Largely on Humans

Schwab’s Robo Success Depends Largely on Humans

by December 21, 2016 at 12:19 pm 1 comment

In the transition from in-person advice from financial planners, to a fully robo experience available at your fingertips, there is (at least) one step in between: the cyborg model. In the world of financial advice, a hybrid advisory system, which combines fully automated algorithm-driven advice and certified (human) professionals, seemsRead More