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Stock exchanges are aggregators of market data feeds, not playing to the Fintech rhythm

Stock exchanges are aggregators of market data feeds, not playing to the Fintech rhythm

by October 31, 2016 at 1:30 am 1 comment

A check on stock exchanges before Halloween makes sense. We covered stock exchanges in a two part series in May, with a focus more on Fintech innovation and naturally, we found Blockchain parties and concerts all over the planet. These activities continue to spread but today I want to highlightRead More

Regtech in Capital markets; Investing

Regtech in Capital markets; Investing

by June 21, 2016 at 2:00 am 3 comments

Working on Wall Street has always been a hazardous profession, especially for those in the front line of the business, the traders. Market risks, volatility, and uncertainties, are the stressors for traders and those allocating capital and managing risk. This is the nature of the business, the markets, whether currencies,Read More

OnDeck Is Largely Ditching Marketplace Lending

OnDeck Is Largely Ditching Marketplace Lending

by May 4, 2016 at 12:19 pm 5 comments

A deep read of OnDeck Capital‘s earnings report yesterday reveals this truth: the company is moving away from marketplace lending. OnDeck is largely ditching funding through marketplace in favor of more traditional sources of capital, such as securitization — no small development considering that OnDeck is a standard bearer of the marketplaceRead More

Coolest Brands 2016: Digital Asset HoldingsMaking Blockchain Boom

Coolest Brands 2016: Digital Asset Holdings

Making Blockchain Boom

by February 16, 2016 at 8:41 am 3 comments

It is interesting to note that globally there has been something of a systematic crackdown on bitcoin. The enforcement actions here and there amount to a collective thumb on the digital currency. Which is yet another reason why it is noteworthy to see blockchain become so unabashedly hot in fintechRead More

Cross River Bank Securitizes $100 Million in Marketplace Loans

Cross River Bank Securitizes $100 Million in Marketplace Loans

by October 5, 2015 at 11:30 am 1 comment

Cross River Bank, an early and active player in marketplace lending, closed a major deal to securitize $100 million in marketplace loans, the bank announced Friday. Marketplace lending is a small but massively expanding sector– Lending Club has facilitated more than $11 billion in loans since its founding in 2006,Read More

Fintech Startups Face a Difficult Fall Funding Season

Fintech Startups Face a Difficult Fall Funding Season

by August 24, 2015 at 12:43 pm 0 comments

We may be headed for the biggest fall season in venture funding history. Then again, given the excitement on the stock market this morning, maybe not. A tweetstorm from Mattermark CEO Danielle Morrill offering advice for startups pitching in the fall funding season took over Twitter yesterday, and continued into Monday, with variousRead More

Terminal Alternatives Emerge with Xignite, NexChange

Terminal Alternatives Emerge with Xignite, NexChange

by July 31, 2015 at 12:11 pm 1 comment

Bloomberg terminals, which provide data feeds to financial services professionals, are a $7 to $8 billion business. The entire terminal business is about $15 billion. No wonder, then, that FinTech innovators are anxious to take a bite out of that. Bloomberg terminals contain two key components: the aforementioned data feed, andRead More

Atlanta Fed President Lockhart: Accommodative Policy Needed “For Quite Some Time”

by December 23, 2013 at 12:12 am 0 comments

The Federal Reserve’s policymaking body, the Federal Open Market Committee, could soon consider whether to taper its bond-buying program, Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart said in a recent speech. Financial Update looks at how Lockhart shared his t…