Coolest Brands 2014: Easy Payments for All

  • Philip Ryan
  • February 24, 2014
How do you know Stripe is cool? Because every new payments company compares itself to Stripe. “We’re like the Stripe of X” or “we are the Stripe of Y,...

Coolest Brands 2014: One Card to Rule Them All

  • Philip Ryan
  • February 24, 2014
What, you don’t know what Coin is? You must live in a very comfortable cave. Coin took the payments world by storm last November, announcing that it w...

Coolest Brands 2014: On Cloud Nine

  • Philip Ryan
  • February 24, 2014
Amazon already owns online commerce, and it’s a major player in mobile payments, as well. (Did you know Amazon has its own peer-to-peer payments servi...

Coolest Brands 2014: Invisible Payments

  • JJ Hornblass
  • February 24, 2014
There is no fluke in Uber. The black car company has “brand ambassadors” in nearly every city in which it operates. So what does a “brand ambassador” ...

10 Coolest Brands in Banking 2014

  • JJ Hornblass
  • February 24, 2014
No one will accuse bankers of being too cool. There are too many regulations for that. But when you scratch the surface of the financial services sect...

Online Only, Open and Honest: first direct

  • Philip Ryan
  • March 6, 2013
There have been online-only banks before, but never one with quite the openness of first direct, HSBC’s out-of-the-box banking subsidiary. When first ...
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