Articles by: JJ Hornblass

Brexit  Jolts Fintech, Launches Era of Banking Uncertainty

Brexit Jolts Fintech, Launches Era of Banking Uncertainty

by June 24, 2016 at 10:45 am 1 comment

In a stunning vote, British citizens decided to leave the European Union, and the so-called Brexit has not just profound implications for fintech, but creates massive uncertainty for global financial services. “How can we be so stupid?” tweeted Eileen Burbidge, a partner at Passion Capital and FinTech Envoy of HMRead More

Finovate Has Been Sold to Corporate Giant Informa

Finovate Has Been Sold to Corporate Giant Informa

by June 23, 2016 at 12:27 pm 2 comments

The Finovate Group, the fintech event and information venture, has been sold to Informa Plc. The sale closed last April, but has not been publicly disclosed. Terms of the deal are not known. Jim Bruene, owner of The Finovate Group, confirmed to Bank Innovation that the company has been sold.Read More

Stop Working on Your App Immediately

Stop Working on Your App Immediately

by June 21, 2016 at 11:25 am 3 comments

NEW ORLEANS — Banking apps are out. That’s the word out of Digital Banking 2016 here, where bankers outnumber entrepreneurs (but not vendors). The mobile banking app traces its roots to SMS banking back in 1999. Since 2012, it has been the fastest growing technology in banking. But it comes withRead More

Bank Innovation Launches BankBoost App to Answer Fintech Questions

Bank Innovation Launches BankBoost App to Answer Fintech Questions

by June 15, 2016 at 10:42 am 3 comments

Bank Innovation today officially launches BankBoost, a new app that fosters information discovery in the fintech industry. BankBoost is an “answerbase,” which means it is an app for getting questions to your fintech questions. Users can post on any fintech topic and seek answers from the Bank Innovation community. Think ofRead More

Registration for Bank Innovation Israel 2016 Officially Opens

by June 15, 2016 at 10:15 am 1 comment

Bank Innovation Israel 2016 registration has officially opened today. The only Western fintech event in Startup Nation, the 2016 Bank Innovation Israel will take place 1-3 November at the Dan Tel Aviv. The event is presented by Bank Innovation, one of the world’s leading fintech blogs.

Bricknode Sync with Nordnet Steps Up Out-of-the-Box Brokerage

Bricknode Sync with Nordnet Steps Up Out-of-the-Box Brokerage

by June 14, 2016 at 11:21 am 1 comment

Bricknode this week launched an app for syncing data with Nordnet Bank, a Swedish brokerage firm, that essentially offers out-of-the-box brokerage private labeling at scale. The Nordnet File Import App allows for financial transaction data interchange — including order data — between Nordnet and a customer-facing platform. The app integratesRead More

Dyme Releases Prototype of First Facebook Financial Chatbot

Dyme Releases Prototype of First Facebook Financial Chatbot

by June 8, 2016 at 11:46 am 3 comments

In what is believed to be a first, Dyme has developed a prototype of a Facebook Messenger bot for financial services.  Dyme, the text banking startup, gave Bank Innovation a sneak peek at the savings chatbot, which mirrors Dyme’s text application. Dyme is one of six startups in the springRead More

ANZ Unveils Hysterical ‘Pay by Bum’ Series of Ads [VIDEO]

ANZ Unveils Hysterical ‘Pay by Bum’ Series of Ads [VIDEO]

by June 6, 2016 at 10:32 am 1 comment

Playing off “fanny pay” humor, ANZ, the New Zealand bank, dropped three new “pay by whatever” ads yesterday that are just hysterical. The series urges consumers to “pay using your phone with ANZ,” and each ad shows an, er, unconventional way to use a phone for payment. The idea isRead More

France’s New Fintech Regulator Gets Muted Welcome

France’s New Fintech Regulator Gets Muted Welcome

by June 1, 2016 at 10:28 am 1 comment

Today marks the official start of France’s new fintech regulatory division. Unfortunately, it is not garnering much interest — and that might be because, well, it’s boring. The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), France’s financial regulator, has a job ad on LinkedIn for a “Chargé de mission” for the new fintech division. ItRead More

31 Highest Paid CEOs in Financial Services

31 Highest Paid CEOs in Financial Services

by May 31, 2016 at 10:54 am 2 comments

Which CEOs are making the most in financial services? King of the Comp was Frank J. Bisignano, the CEO of First Data, who pulled in nearly $52 million of total compensation last year, a whopping 454% year-over-year increase, according to new data from Equilar provided to The New York Times*.Read More