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Banks Still Don’t Trust Bitcoins

Banks Still Don’t Trust Bitcoins

by May 6, 2016 at 12:31 pm 3 comments

“Blockchain — good, bitcoin — bad” has been quite a theme in financial circles recently. While many recognize bitcoin’s cost- and time-cutting benefits, big FIs in particular still seem unlikely to trust this new currency. When banks look into improving their payment rails, using bitcoin is not on top of the agenda,Read More

Kabbage Scores Another European Bank with Santander UK Deal

Kabbage Scores Another European Bank with Santander UK Deal

by April 5, 2016 at 12:19 pm 2 comments

Atlanta-based small business lender Kabbage is snapping up bank deals in Europe. Yesterday, the company announced it had reached an agreement with Santander UK to serve the bank’s SME customers. This follows a similar deal with ING in Spain last October. “Kabbage’s business growth throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa has been exponentialRead More

Have Banks Already Lost the Battle for the Customer Relationship? [VIDEO]

Have Banks Already Lost the Battle for the Customer Relationship? [VIDEO]

by November 18, 2015 at 11:19 am 0 comments

Fintech startups are everywhere, but banks still own the customer, right? Maybe not. An interesting discussion took place last week in Tel Aviv at Bank Innovation Israel between three bankers with differing viewpoints on this issue. The panel discussion, hosted by Paul Schaus, CEO of the consultancy CCG Catalyst, wasRead More

What Santander’s Belinky Is Looking for in Fintech Startups Right Now [VIDEO]

by November 12, 2015 at 11:13 am 0 comments

TEL AVIV — Mariano Belinky is arguably the Most Famous Man in Fintech Today. And not just because of his Spanish accent. No, it’s because Business Insider made a big deal last week about how Belinky has reviewed 820 fintech startup pitches this year for the bank’s $100 million VCRead More

Online Lenders Kabbage and Funding Circle Head to Europe

Online Lenders Kabbage and Funding Circle Head to Europe

by October 22, 2015 at 11:52 am 0 comments

Funding Circle and Kabbage, both alternative lenders for small businesses, are heading across the pond. Marketplace lender Funding Circle, which began in the U.K. in 2010 before moving to the U.S. in 2013, is expanding to continental Europe with the acquisition of Berlin-based Zencap, announced Oct. 20. This fits Funding Circle’s growth strategyRead More