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Start Working on Your Submissions to Get Those Bank Charters, Fintechs

Start Working on Your Submissions to Get Those Bank Charters, Fintechs

by December 5, 2016 at 12:39 pm 0 comments

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has made its decision; it is now “up to the fintechs” to gather and submit applications for a banking license, an OCC spokesman told Bank Innovation. In his announcement Friday, Thomas Curry, Comptroller of the Currency said that the OCC will begin “considering” applicationsRead More

Investing in Financial Plumbing — Five Degrees and AvidXchange

Investing in Financial Plumbing — Five Degrees and AvidXchange

by December 1, 2016 at 3:45 pm 0 comments

Two fintech startups that focus on the plumbing of the financial system drew nearly $30 million in separate investments, it was announced this week. Five Degrees of the Netherlands says it raised a total of 10 million euros from Karmijn Kapitaal, a new investor, and from existing shareholders 5Square and VelocityRead More

Breaking Banks: Fintech – Election Aftermath [AUDIO]

Breaking Banks: Fintech – Election Aftermath [AUDIO]

by November 30, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

In this episode, Ron Shevlin hosts guests Rob Blackwell, Washington Bureau Chief of American Banker; Joe Adler, Deputy Washington Bureau Chief of American Banker; and Jim Marous, of The Financial Brand, to talk about what to expect with the new President-elect’s administration. Following that is an interview with Megan Caywood, chief platform officerRead More

Supporting EMERGE-ing social entrepreneurs

by November 24, 2016 at 1:36 pm 0 comments

On November 12th Anthemis Director Gaia Fasso, amazing Graphical Facilitator Joy Blundell and I travelled to Oxford’s Said Business School…

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How can technology help enable financial inclusion?

by November 4, 2016 at 12:01 pm 1 comment

Currently more than 2 billion adults worldwide — mostly poor and disproportionately women — lack access to formal financial services. A…

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VC Funding, IPOs Expected to Pick Up in 2017 — Will Fintechs Benefit?

VC Funding, IPOs Expected to Pick Up in 2017 — Will Fintechs Benefit?

by October 24, 2016 at 10:22 am 0 comments

Third quarter venture capital fundings continued to fall in the third quarter, but there’s a hint of optimism as the year comes to an end and the market for initial public offerings thaws. According to data from KPMG Enterprise and CB Insights, global financings fell 14% in the third quarter fromRead More

SPECIAL ALERT: DDoS Attack Shuts Down Key Fintech Sites

SPECIAL ALERT: DDoS Attack Shuts Down Key Fintech Sites

by October 21, 2016 at 1:46 pm 1 comment

PayPal, Braintree, Shopify and several other key fintech sites were shut down today, apparently as a result of a denial of service attack early this morning on Dyn, an internet service provider. The attack knocked down the sites — we count at least a dozen key fintech sites down — for several hours.Read More

Financial Communicators: The Past is Not Your Friend

Financial Communicators: The Past is Not Your Friend

by September 28, 2016 at 5:32 pm 0 comments

Shocker: I was a little flip this morning on the FCS Future of Financial Marketing Panel. Upon reflection, I wanted to unpack and…

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Investing in Solar: kWh Analytics

by September 7, 2016 at 10:37 am 0 comments

The solar industry is going through an unprecedented amount of change, and opportunities to leverage its success are bigger than ever. In…

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Brave Payments Uses Bitcoin Micropayments to Block Ads

Brave Payments Uses Bitcoin Micropayments to Block Ads

by September 2, 2016 at 9:53 am 1 comment

There’s a war on in digital advertising. Facebook, whose ads are its lifeblood, is fighting ad blockers, while other services continue to find innovative ways to help users skip the marketing. Another such way was announced yesterday: Brave, a web browser designed to eliminate ads co-founded by former Mozilla executive Brendan Eich,Read More