Long live the fintech accelerator. With all due respect to American Banker‘s BankThink portal and Forrester Research, the future could not be brighter for fintech accelerators, and I write that not just because Bank Innovation has launched an, er, fintech accelerator with Fiserv, U.S. Bank, and Cross River Bank. Last week,Read More
Acorns wants millennials to start investing money, and also wants to help them learn how to manage their finances. To that end, the investment platform has launched a media site called Grow that features millennials and financial experts — and some millennials who are themselves financial experts — discussing personal finance.Read More
U.S. Bank mobile customers: Get your thumbs ready. The fifth-largest bank in the nation will add TouchID biometric capabilities to its mobile app in March. U.S. Bank is a participant in Bank Innovation INV, Bank Innovation’s fintech accelerator that launched last week. The company made the disclosure as part of a notable iOSRead More
Dr. Abhijit Bose, head of digital intelligence for consumer & community banking for JPMorgan Chase, will participate in a fireside chat at Bank Innovation 2016 on March 1 in Seattle.
Bank Innovation and Fiserv today announce the launch of Bank Innovation INV, a revolutionary fintech accelerator that will cultivate financial services startups around the world. INV is now accepting applications for its first accelerator class, which will commence this quarter.
In 2009, as the financial services sector boiled, Bank Innovation was launched for one simple reason: it was (or would be at the time) an imperative that banking institutions innovate. Today, that imperative is as sure as rain. Digital banking is no longer a backwater at banks. “Chief Innovation Officer”Read More
Four ways that banks and fintech providers will look to gain customers, innovate faster, and improve their digital offerings in 2016. 2015 saw a flurry of activity in the fintech sphere. Tech giants and fintech startups alike are now firmly invested in pursuing the opportunities for disruption presented by emerging technologies.Read More
2016 will see increased investment in mobile and deeper functionality in the Internet of Things, according to two Israel-based financial services experts. Matan Bar, head of PayPal’s Consumer Product Center in Tel Aviv, noted in the Jerusalem Post several areas he expects to see change in PayPal’s areas of operation inRead More
You have questions. No, not college-y questions; real questions about how things work or how to program a fintech application. We’ve combed through a whole mess of questions on Stack Overflow, the developers’ forum, to narrow it down to eight valuable discussions that pinpoint crucial technical fintech information. These discussions touch onRead More
Affirm, the small business lending startup headed by Max Levchin, has raised $320 million to date. Apparently, even Levchin, a PayPal founder, views that as, well, a lot. Yesterday, in a wide-ranging interview with Inc. magazine, Levchin called out fintech for being “oversaturated” and “overinvested.” In other words, we’ve gotRead More
2015 has been a busy year in fintech. New mobile payments methods appeared on our phones; investing became easier and cheaper for millennials (who may finally have money to invest); Square went public; money continued to pour into fintech startups; and every other word we have heard is “blockchain.” But, in retrospect,Read More
Which are the greatest iPhone apps of all time? Even asking the question seems daunting. But that’s exactly the question Mashable posed — in truth, it upped the ante on that question. Specifically, it aimed to identify the 100 greatest iPhone apps of all time. It pursued this question withRead More