Benjamin Lawsky, superintendent of financial services for the New York State Department of Financial Services, is perhaps best known among FinTech watchers for championing New York’s proposed BitLicense regulation. Yesterday, at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, Lawsky proposed revising the original BitLicense regulation, and also threw in some choice commentsRead More
Two of the banking innovation industry’s most dynamic — and experienced — executives will participate in fireside chats at Bank Innovation 2015, the annual gathering of banking innovation professionals for in-depth discussions on the future of financial services.
Mint announced yesterday that its app had been updated and that it had added bill pay. In a separate app. You may recognize the new app, called Mint Bills, because it is better known as Check, formerly PageOnce. Intuit, which bought Mint for $170 million in 2009, bought Check forRead More
The financial education portal Phroogal has spent the last year in beta and will launch in late 2014, co-founder Jason Vitug told Bank Innovation this weekend. Phroogal, a New Jersey-based social platform for millennials to share financial questions and answers, now counts more than 10,000 registered users and has 14,000 answers posted — all with zero marketing outlay.
The DEMOvation Challenge is Back. After a successful launch in 2014, Bank Innovation 2015, on March 2-3 in Seattle will once again host an exclusive DEMOvation session. The DEMOvation session will kick-off Day Two of the conference, which brings together FinTech mavens with innovative bankers for a series of in-depth discussions.
Conventional wisdom has banks watching Bitcoin with great wariness, but two recent moves may suggest otherwise. Bitcoin successfully luring executives from financial services powerhouses shows a vote of confidence in the cryptocurrency by the people (if not the institutions) making up the financial services industry.
LendingClub’s IPO, which was trading 65% higher than its IPO price today, is big news here in the United States. But the peer-to-peer credit company might be more notable news in France. As has been well-documented, LendingClub’s founder, Renaud Laplanche, is French. He appears to have more notable status there, although he livesRead More
CUneXus Solutions, which makes software for lenders, unveiled a mobile loan origination product on video yesterday. CUneXus serves both banks and credit unions in a variety of different loan types.
It looks like Square is getting serious about the market it’s “playing” in. The mobile payments startup announced yesterday it has hired Visa’s chief marketing officer, Kevin Burke, to lead its customer acquisition team.
Innotribe, SWIFT’s FinTech startup initiative, announced its 2015 Startup Challenge locations today, and opened the competition to applications.
With so much hoopla over mobile in payments, it’s easy to forget that the money is still in cards.