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Ripple may become real competition for SWIFT in cross border payments

Ripple may become real competition for SWIFT in cross border payments

by September 25, 2016 at 1:00 am 1 comment

ID:38626297 Image source. Next week, 8,000 bankers and their vendors fly into Geneva for 4 days of talking about FinTech. Last year I had to fly to Singapore. This year, I can just hop on a train from Bern (sayonara jet lag). Last year Emergent Fintech started to move ontoRead More

Pirates with Ties interview with David Thompson of Western Union

Pirates with Ties interview with David Thompson of Western Union

by May 29, 2016 at 1:00 am 3 comments

In the Pirates with Ties interview series, we are interviewing people who are leading digital transformation and innovation in major Financial Institutions. David Thompson is the Executive Vice President, Global Operations & Chief Information Officer at Western Union. In this interview we learn about WU Edge, their recently launched cross border payments platform for SME.Read More

The SWIFT Hacks May Accelerate the Transition to Blockchain-based Cross-Border Payments

The SWIFT Hacks May Accelerate the Transition to Blockchain-based Cross-Border Payments

by May 20, 2016 at 1:00 am 2 comments

It has been an interesting news cycle in Fintech. First we had Lending Marketplace Meltdown Week. The takeaway: “all this new fangled stuff is messed up and its time to go back to the tried and the true”. Then we had the news that SWIFT, the venerable cross border paymentRead More

Equity broker or investment advisor? Who cares.

Equity broker or investment advisor? Who cares.

by April 18, 2016 at 2:06 am 0 comments

Aphrodite, a Femtech leader, has moved countries half a dozen times and maintains accounts (or trails of accounts) in each place she lived and worked at. Three different currencies and a mix of accounts, from checking, savings, to investment accounts; comprise her financial holdings. The accounts include some passive, “hosted”Read More