Fintech startups are everywhere, but banks still own the customer, right? Maybe not. An interesting discussion took place last week in Tel Aviv at Bank Innovation Israel between three bankers with differing viewpoints on this issue. The panel discussion, hosted by Paul Schaus, CEO of the consultancy CCG Catalyst, wasRead More
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Regulators’ hesitancy about blockchain may be a thing of the past. Scott Ellison, Senior Director, Corporate Strategy at PayPal, said at Bank Innovation Israel this week that regulators are increasingly seeing blockchain as adding transparency, not as a means for illicit behavior. The implications are clear: with regulatory blessing, we couldRead More
TEL AVIV — BankMobile wants 1 billion users. Yes, that’s “billion” with a B. This bold pronouncement was made at Bank Innovation Israel here yesterday. Reaching the user goal would mean BankMobile expanding outside the U.S. to Latin America, India, China — well, to everywhere. BankMobile launched last January. The ambitions of the father-daughter teamRead More
TEL AVIV — Mariano Belinky is arguably the Most Famous Man in Fintech Today. And not just because of his Spanish accent. No, it’s because Business Insider made a big deal last week about how Belinky has reviewed 820 fintech startup pitches this year for the bank’s $100 million VCRead More
Eight fintech startups competed Tuesday in Tel Aviv at Bank Innovation israel, among the first international fintech conferences to be held in Israel.