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12 Coolest Brands in Banking 2016

12 Coolest Brands in Banking 2016

by February 23, 2016 at 10:20 am 11 comments

When we think of cool, James Dean doesn’t immediately come to mind. The app Songsterr does. We are proud fintech nerds, and for five years we have marked the Coolest Brands in Banking on Bank Innovation based not on the type of sunglasses worn by a CEO, but on theRead More

Coolest Brands 2016: WeChatBlah, Blah, Blah to the Bank

Coolest Brands 2016: WeChat

Blah, Blah, Blah to the Bank

by February 16, 2016 at 8:48 am 2 comments

Messaging apps are eating the world — and in the case of WeChat, even the payments world. Texting plans in China are quite expensive, so messaging apps play a more important role there in simply communicating than elsewhere. WeChat, developed by the corporation Tencent, numbers more than 650 million usersRead More

Coolest Brands 2016: SoFiUnbanking the World

Coolest Brands 2016: SoFi

Unbanking the World

by February 16, 2016 at 8:40 am 2 comments

Fintech companies don’t want to disrupt banks anymore — that’s so 2012. Now it’s all about partnering, right? Not so fast. Social Finance, known as SoFi, DOES want to disrupt finance. It wants you to divorce your bank, and join CEO Mike Cagney and company at the unBank. “Your bankRead More

10 Coolest Brands in Banking 2015

10 Coolest Brands in Banking 2015

by March 19, 2015 at 11:55 am 9 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

Coolest Brands 2015: AppleThe Global Brand Cometh

Coolest Brands 2015: Apple

The Global Brand Cometh

by March 15, 2015 at 6:00 pm 2 comments

Perhaps you’ve heard of this thing called Apple Pay? Perhaps you will also recall that more than a few “experts” proclaimed NFC dead. Years ago. Yet, along comes Apple — bolstered by a little something called the iPhone — and completely turns the payments game upside down to the pointRead 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 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: Ripple LabsGoing for It

Coolest Brands 2015: Ripple Labs

Going for It

by March 15, 2015 at 10:07 am 1 comment

It is easy to pigeonhole Ripple Labs. That’s that bitcoin company, right? The thing is, Ripple Labs is way beyond bitcoin, even beyond “cryptocurrency.” Rather, Ripple Labs is the leading purveyor of what it calls the “distributed ledger.” Put simply, a distributed ledger is a means for massive corporate banksRead More

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: American ExpressBetter than Budweiser

Coolest Brands 2015: American Express

Better than Budweiser

by March 15, 2015 at 9:44 am 2 comments

After Apple launched its Apple Watch, it unveiled a TV ad that aimed to show just how cool it is. The ad, which hit airwaves in March 2015, flashed through the different features of the new product: email functionality, weather reports, notifications, etc. When it came to Passbook, the card-maintenanceRead More

Coolest Brands 2015: VenmoLoving It

Coolest Brands 2015: Venmo

Loving It

by March 15, 2015 at 9:41 am 1 comment

“I like seeing what the guys I know are spending their money on.” That’s how the youngest member of the Bank Innovation staff explained why she “loves” Venmo (even if she didn’t quite know how to pronounce the brand name). In the past, PayPal has occupied a place on thisRead More