Post Tagged with: "fintech"

Wanted: An (Insurance) Partner in Crime

Wanted: An (Insurance) Partner in Crime

by January 12, 2017 at 3:07 am 0 comments

Solving the conflict of interest in General Insurance; a change of business models (Part II) In the first installment of this blog post, I described the state of the insurance industry, the inherent conflict of interest between customer and insurer, and a general reluctance to deviate too far from theRead More

New York Seed Investors Stayed Strong in 2016 As Others Stepped Back

New York Seed Investors Stayed Strong in 2016 As Others Stepped Back

by January 9, 2017 at 1:36 pm 2 comments

Top seed investors in the New York startup community showed their muscle in the final quarter of 2016 and are likely to continue doing so in the coming year, says a new report from Primary Venture Partners. Among the winners in an otherwise difficult year for startups were fintech companies likeRead More

Solving the Conflict of Interest in General Insurance; The State of the Industry (Part I)

Solving the Conflict of Interest in General Insurance; The State of the Industry (Part I)

by January 5, 2017 at 8:09 am 1 comment

In my previous role at Barclays Investment Bank, I got to work with leading insurers and FinTech companies, shaping their future strategy through mergers & acquisitions (read more on my moves in and out of FIG M&A here). What became abundantly clear was that in the thriving FinTech sector, existingRead More

5 Reasons Small Business Owners Need to Follow Fintech in 2017 [SPONSORED]

5 Reasons Small Business Owners Need to Follow Fintech in 2017 [SPONSORED]

by December 21, 2016 at 10:02 am 1 comment

Fintech, the marriage of finance and technology, has been part of the business world for decades. In recent years, the explosion of innovation has brought even more attention to this sector. As a small business owner, you should keep tabs on the fintech industry. Here’s a few reasons why it’sRead More

Breaking Banks: Fintech, From Helsinki to Tokyo [VIDEO]

Breaking Banks: Fintech, From Helsinki to Tokyo [VIDEO]

by December 15, 2016 at 8:00 am 1 comment

In this episode, which aired Dec. 9, host Brett King talks augmented reality and artificial intelligence, and what effect the increased presence of that technology will have on financial services. King recently attended the SLUSH conference in Helsinki Finland before migrating to the Fintech Japan event in Tokyo. At bothRead More

Anthemis Ecosystem Development: 6 Months In

Anthemis Ecosystem Development: 6 Months In

by December 15, 2016 at 7:39 am 1 comment

One of the things that we’re doing with Anthemis Institute and the Fellowship is working on how we can contribute to improving the existing ecosystem. The aspiring entrepreneur today, that wakes up one day and says, “I’d like to do this,” has a much, much richer, environment and ecosystem toRead More

Why digital cash is increasingly important in humanitarian crises

by December 12, 2016 at 7:47 pm 0 comments

The Humanitarian system is under severe stress. Today, as a result of armed conflict, famine, epidemics, and natural disasters, there are…

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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