Articles by: Grace Noto

Meet the New Technologies Demoing at Bank Innovation 2017

Meet the New Technologies Demoing at Bank Innovation 2017

by February 6, 2017 at 11:28 am 0 comments

Companies from a wide range of fintech are finalists in the demo contest at Bank Innovation 2017, the event announced today. The finalists were chosen from applicants from around the world. A total of 12 companies will demo at Bank Innovation. The winning startup will be named Best in Show.Read More

Even Visa Thinks There Are Too Many Mobile Wallets

Even Visa Thinks There Are Too Many Mobile Wallets

by February 3, 2017 at 11:05 am 1 comment

PayPal, Venmo, Google Wallet, Apple Pay, IBM Pay, Walmart Pay, Samsung Pay—the mobile wallet market just keeps on going and going, but according to Visa’s new CEO, that’s not necessarily what consumers want. Alfred F. Kelly, Visa’s new CEO, said on the company’s earnings call on Feb. 2: My personal viewRead More

Kuhlmann to Head Up Banking as SoFi Transitions to ‘Neobank’

Kuhlmann to Head Up Banking as SoFi Transitions to ‘Neobank’

by February 2, 2017 at 3:50 pm 1 comment

The CEO of mobile-only banking company Zenbanx will be staying on during the company’s merge with SoFi, where he will eventually take charge of the new products offered. “I’m going to be staying on, heading up the banking products—I’m sort of staying in my existing role,” said Arkadi Kuhlmann, CEORead More

Fintech, the Donald and Dodd-Frank: Don’t Expect Too Much Too Soon

Fintech, the Donald and Dodd-Frank: Don’t Expect Too Much Too Soon

by February 2, 2017 at 12:00 pm 1 comment

Should banking expect the end of Dodd-Frank? Maybe, but probably later rather than sooner. President Trump’s stance on financial regulation has been clear from the campaign trail. Though the President has expressed a wish for the overhaul or even the removal of regulation—promising to cut 75% of the existing ones—whenRead More

Apple Sees ‘Record’ Growth in China; But Is Still in Ant’s Shadow

Apple Sees ‘Record’ Growth in China; But Is Still in Ant’s Shadow

by February 1, 2017 at 12:45 pm 1 comment

Apple’s plans for China seem to be going—well, going. During the company’s Q1 2017 earnings call yesterday, CEO Tim Cook reported record revenue for the quarter at about $78.4 billion. $7.2 billion of that was generated by revenue from Apple services—including digital content and services, AppleCare, and Apple Pay, whichRead More

12 Coolest Brands in Banking 2017  Page 4

12 Coolest Brands in Banking 2017 Page 4

by February 1, 2017 at 11:57 am 0 comments

7. Starbucks: Not Your Bank’s Payments App The coffee giant (or technology company that happens to sell coffee) has gone through some major changes recently. Probably the most significant change has happened in its executive ranks: longtime CEO Howard Schultz stepped down past December, turning his focus to “innovation, designRead More

12 Coolest Brands in Banking 2017 Page 2

12 Coolest Brands in Banking 2017 Page 2

by February 1, 2017 at 11:55 am 0 comments

3. Ethereum: Smart Contracts, Trust, and the Internet 3.0 Creating a new kind of internet–one where the users control their own data, where code upholds business deals, and where the 2.5 billion people who are globally unbanked can become part of the wider financial world–is not an easy thing, butRead More

Wells Fargo Head of Digital Experience Marie Floyd to Speak at Bank Innovation ’17

Wells Fargo Head of Digital Experience Marie Floyd to Speak at Bank Innovation ’17

by January 31, 2017 at 2:16 pm 1 comment

Marie Floyd, Senior Vice President and Head of Digital Consumer Experience at Wells Fargo, is set to speak at Bank Innovation 2017. Floyd is responsible for customer insight and digital applications at the San Francisco-based bank, an area that includes the company’s web applications as well as the content andRead More

Varo Money, Yodlee Champion Data Privacy With New Partnership

Varo Money, Yodlee Champion Data Privacy With New Partnership

by January 31, 2017 at 12:51 pm 0 comments

More data openness plus more consumer trust equals more business—this appears to be the conclusion multiple companies are reaching, particularly fintechs Envestnet Yodlee and Varo Money. Financial data aggregator and technology provider Envestnet Yodlee today announced a partnership with Silicon Valley-based fintech startup Varo Money, in order to strengthen Varo’sRead More

Cryptocurrencies Look Toward a Cashless World for Mass Adoption

Cryptocurrencies Look Toward a Cashless World for Mass Adoption

by January 31, 2017 at 11:29 am 2 comments

Blockchain is here to stay, in some capacity or another, but what’s less clear is the fate of cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin, ether, Zcash, and like coins could fade into oblivion — or be the mainstream method of transaction in a future where the only physical bills remaining are behind museum glass.Read More