Robinhood, a startup promising free stock trades, made a strong showing in rankings for Google Play store finance apps, coming in at No. 7, putting it ahead of Google Wallet, Venmo, Citibank, and US Bank. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., Robinhood has $66 million in funding and is commonly citedRead More
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Last week’s top venture capital rounds echoed the message of the week prior: the future of fintech, and the destination of venture capitalists’ dollars, lies outside the United States. On the list of the five largest fintech fundings this week we find two Chinese companies, one German company, and one SwedishRead More
Chase’s mobile app has captured the No. 1 spot on Google Play. This week’s top 20 finance apps included even more overlap then last week. Chase Mobile captured the top spot on both the iOS and Google Play stores. The app has not been updated since May 30. Wells FargoRead More
The three FinTech startups worth watching this week take markedly different approaches to creating products: two fill needs in underserved markets and one adds a new take on a luxury product to an already well-served market. BLK – Incubated by Curious Minds, BLK takes the “black card” experience of American Express’s Centurion Card (notRead More
Looking at the previous week’s venture capital rounds reveals a perhaps unsurprising trend in investment right now: the future of fintech does not reside in America. The list of largest funding from the past week in our new Big Money feature includes, for example, a Vietnamese shopping mall conglomerate. One business isRead More
The technology matters. The ideas matter. The business models matter. The use cases matter. The customer experience matters. The people of innovation matter most. Nothing gets done or innovated in banking without entrepreneurs, bankers, VCs, service providers who have the vision to see what cannot be seen today, to discernRead More
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