Articles by: Philip Ryan

Facebook Global Director to Talk Payment Partnerships at Bank Innovation

Facebook Global Director to Talk Payment Partnerships at Bank Innovation

by February 16, 2017 at 3:03 pm 0 comments

Kahina Van Dyke, global director of commerce & payment partnerships at Facebook, will be a featured speaker at Bank Innovation 2017, which takes place in San Jose on March 6-7. Van Dyke will participate in a fireside chat at the invitation-only event. Facebook has a market capitalization of $384.5 billion.Read More

Why 2017 Will Be the Year of Artificial Intelligence in Banking

Why 2017 Will Be the Year of Artificial Intelligence in Banking

by February 9, 2017 at 12:11 pm 2 comments

Artificial intelligence is coming to banking — scratch that, it’s already here, but customers may not have noticed. AI is already playing a role in consumers’ lives, whether they know it or not. Talking to Siri, looking at recommendations from Amazon or Netflix, or chatting with Google Home about theRead More

Fiserv CEO Jeff Yabuki to Speak at Bank Innovation 2017

Fiserv CEO Jeff Yabuki to Speak at Bank Innovation 2017

by February 8, 2017 at 12:25 pm 1 comment

Fiserv CEO Jeff Yabuki has joined the speaker faculty of Bank Innovation 2017, taking place March 6-7 in San Jose. Yabuki joined Fiserv in 2005. Under his leadership, the company has grown revenue to exceed $5 billion annually, and serves more than 13,000 institutional clients. Fiserv also supports this site’sRead More

Wealth Management App Grain Revisits the Shark Tank [VIDEO]

by February 3, 2017 at 2:53 pm 1 comment

Kevin O’Leary of Shark Tank, the favorite TV show of entrepreneurs everywhere, made a return visit to Notre Dame University in South Bend, Ind., in January. It was his first trip back since 2014, when he hosted a Shark Tank-style event for university students. O’Leary was treated to a surprise: a video fromRead More

BBVA Bullish on Simple’s Growth Despite $60 Million Writedown

BBVA Bullish on Simple’s Growth Despite $60 Million Writedown

by February 3, 2017 at 11:24 am 2 comments

BBVA Compass, the U.S. subsidiary of the Spanish banking giant BBVA, purchased the neobank Simple almost three years ago for $117 million. Since then, it has written down $89.5 million of that investment. $60 million of that came in a “goodwill impairment” in 4Q 2016. BBVA Compass held an earnings callRead More

12 Coolest Brands in Banking 2017 Page 5

12 Coolest Brands in Banking 2017 Page 5

by February 1, 2017 at 11:43 am 0 comments

9. Nymbus: New Core on the Block Core banking can be a dull topic – innovation there is rare, and the problem of switching out old cores for new ones is so complex that it is often compared to open-heart surgery – one of the things you probably don’t wantRead More

12 Coolest Brands in Banking 2017 Page 3

12 Coolest Brands in Banking 2017 Page 3

by February 1, 2017 at 11:42 am 0 comments

5. Marcus by Goldman Sachs: Lending the Goldman Way Looking for a lender with the feel of a startup, but with the Goldman Sachs touch? Luckily, the bank’s newly launched online lending platform, which made its debut last year and was accompanied at launch by this series of videos fromRead More

Investors Bet on Altcoins by Buying Hash Power

Investors Bet on Altcoins by Buying Hash Power

by February 1, 2017 at 10:52 am 1 comment

Bitcoin is notoriously volatile, making it dangerous to use it as a currency. That fraction of a coin that buys you a pizza this week might bring two the next (though you would starve if you waited that long.) Bitcoin’s value began 2017 around $430 and is now around $960. ThisRead More

SXSW Accelerator Fintech Finalists for 2017 Announced

SXSW Accelerator Fintech Finalists for 2017 Announced

by January 25, 2017 at 11:44 am 0 comments

More fintech is coming to Austin. The massive South by Southwest conference and festival features startups in a number of categories — transportation, augmented/virtual reality, and of course fintech — plus several others. The event is the 9th annual pitch session for SXSW’s accelerator. Austin is known for having a thrivingRead More

Bank of America’s Digital Banking Executive to Speak at Bank Innovation ’17

Bank of America’s Digital Banking Executive to Speak at Bank Innovation ’17

by January 24, 2017 at 4:56 pm 1 comment

Edward “EJ” Achtner, Digital Banking Executive for Bank of America – Strategy, Platforms, Innovation, and Partnerships, has joined the Bank Innovation 2017 speaker faculty. Achtner leads Bank of America’s Digital Banking Practice, responsible for the development and deployment of digital solutions for the Charlotte, N.C.-based bank. Achtner also manages the bank’s platformsRead More