Context is king in financial services today. The rich data delivered around transactions, particularly from mobile devices, is fueling the growth of a new breed of personal financial management. On Tuesday, data aggregation and analytics platform Yodlee, an Envestnet company, made a further advancement in delivering contextual information to customers while protectingRead More
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Have you ever received a piece of mail from your bank offering something completely irrelevant, like a home loan just months after you’ve bought a house? You’d think this would be a thing of the past with the data banks have access to, but it’s still happening in the digital age.Read More
Here’s a quiz for you: Which commands a greater price today: A) a financial product; or B) the distribution of that financial product? If you answer B, then you were right — or you work at Xignite. Xignite, which is raising a new round of funding, has made its business beingRead More
It wasn’t too long ago that the suggestion that social media data could feed financial services underwriting and products was, well, dubious. Yes, we paid it lip service — isn’t it cool that OnDeck and Lenddo are using social media to make loans? The lip service ends today. Like a slow-moving glacier thatRead More
Do you know what a petabyte is? Well, TransUnion — which filed for an IPO last week — has 30 of them, and that number has been growing 25% every year since 2010. Those 30 petabytes (1 million gigabytes, for those of you who are not “Big Bang Theory” cast members)Read More
Bank Innovation has teamed with the Open Bank Project to conduct a research initiative surrounding the use of APIs in banking. Specifically, Bank Innovation and the Open Bank Project will undertake a research survey to better understand how banks worldwide are prioritizing API initiatives and why. We intend for the query to uncoverRead More
Building a data-driven financial services company? You will probably end up calling Xignite at some point. The San Mateo-based startup offers on-demand financial data from the cloud to companies such as Yodlee, eToro, Personal Capital, Betterment, and Wealthfront. These are companies selling aggregation services — and doing so by wayRead More
Softcard users will get no love from Google in the wake of the search giant’s acquisition of the telco-built mobile wallet platform. In an FAQ published since plans for the acquisition were announced last Monday, Google disclosed that no user information stored in Softcard will be transferred over to Google Wallet.Read More
You know your ATM data is a goldmine. But now what do you do about it?
For Apple, privacy means not even securing data, but abstinence from it. What about the rest of the fintech world?