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Just 9 FinTech Startups Present at Y Combinator’s Demo Day

by March 25, 2015 at 11:46 am 1 comment

More than 100 companies demoed at Y Combinator’s Winter Demo Day, which runs for two days and concluded yesterday. Fintech, however, was not particularly well-represented. Just nine fintech startups in all presented. Y Combinator is arguably the leading incubator in Silicon Valley, which is why fintech’s under-representation this week at DemoRead More

10 Coolest Brands in Banking 2015

10 Coolest Brands in Banking 2015

by March 19, 2015 at 11:55 am 8 comments

How do you define “cool”? The Urban Dictionary (which is way cooler than other dictionaries) says “cool” is: An adjective referring to something that is very good, stylish, or otherwise positive. [As in,] Your computer is very cool. Welcome to our fourth annual list of the 10 financial services brandsRead More

Bank Innovation, Open Bank Project Form API Research Partnership

Bank Innovation, Open Bank Project Form API Research Partnership

by March 16, 2015 at 11:16 am 4 comments

Bank Innovation has teamed with the Open Bank Project to conduct a research initiative surrounding the use of APIs in banking. Specifically, Bank Innovation and the Open Bank Project will undertake a research survey to better understand how banks worldwide are prioritizing API initiatives and why. We intend for the query to uncoverRead More

Coolest Brands 2015: US Bank‘A Little Bit Better Than Everyone Else’

Coolest Brands 2015: US Bank

‘A Little Bit Better Than Everyone Else’

by March 15, 2015 at 5:56 pm 1 comment

Ok, ok, we know banks aren’t cool. Trust us on this one. US Bank wears the mask of a respectable super-regional bank. But behind that stolid exterior, it is anything but ordinary. With a mobile banking experience that is a pacesetter for larger rivals and a dynamic innovation team, USRead More

Coolest Brands 2015: FidorHang ‘em From the Yardarm!

Coolest Brands 2015: Fidor

Hang ‘em From the Yardarm!

by March 15, 2015 at 5:55 pm 1 comment

You know something is different when a bank, yes, a bank hosts its developer day events at the URL www.pirates-of-banking.com. There is but one bank that does so: Fidor Bank of Germany. Fidor has quickly become the poster child for the anti-bank bank, especially now that Simple has been swallowedRead More

Coolest Brands 2015: The Meh List

Coolest Brands 2015: The Meh List

by March 15, 2015 at 10:08 am 0 comments

Standard Chartered Bank Amazon Payments Dwolla Mint Bitcoin Comerica Quick View promos Google MCX Coin Coolest Brands 2015 Home | Alphabetical List

Coolest Brands 2015: Top 10 Alphabetical List

by March 15, 2015 at 10:05 am 1 comment

American Express Apple Fidor Lending Club Ripple Starbucks Stripe US Bank Venmo Xignite Coolest Brands 2015 Home

Coolest Brands 2015: Honorable Mention

Coolest Brands 2015: Honorable Mention

by March 15, 2015 at 9:33 am 1 comment

Alipay Ally Bank Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Capital One Fastacash Fiserv Hello Bank Rabobank Sam Maule Samsung Westpac NZ   Coolest Brands 2015 Home | The Meh List

MyLendingTree Gets a Final Polish

MyLendingTree Gets a Final Polish

by March 13, 2015 at 10:48 am 1 comment

MyLendingTree, LendingTree’s play to create an online home for a borrowers’ credit, has entered the final stages of development. Doug Lebda, the founder and chief executive of LendingTree, said the kinks would iron out of MyLendingTree within the next couple of months, finalizing an application that the company views as centralRead More

Desjardins, Like Citi, Launching Apple Watch App

Desjardins, Like Citi, Launching Apple Watch App

by March 13, 2015 at 10:46 am 1 comment

Earlier this week, we broke the news that Citibank was the first bank to go live with an Apple Watch app. But it seems another financial institution should share the laurels: Desjardins Group, also known as Mouvement des caisses Desjardins. Desjardins is a coalition of credit unions headquartered in Levis, Quebec, aRead More

Citibank Releases First Apple Watch Bank App

Citibank Releases First Apple Watch Bank App

by March 10, 2015 at 6:16 pm 0 comments

Citigroup announced today that it will release a mobile banking app for the Apple Watch on April 24, the day the watch enters the marketplace. Citi’s app is currently the only bank app for the Apple Watch, though Mint and an app called Invoice2go are also available. Moven also has anRead More