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
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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
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
The hot foreign exchange app Revolut has ordinary users pledging millions to its equity crowdfunding campaign. Just yesterday, the startup announced it raised a $10 million (£7.75 million) Series A funding round to facilitate the way people send and receive money globally. Of the £7.75 million, UK-based Revolut opened up £1Read More
Many finanical services professionals think blockchain can be the solution to their problems. A Texas startup thinks blockchain itself is problematic, and launched a service yesterday to improve upon it. Texas-based Swirlds announced yesterday a blockchain alternative called Hashgraph, opening it up for public download and use by developers. ToRead More
Confused as to which credit card best fits your needs? A Gainesville, Fla.-based startup says it will help you decide, by analyzing shopping behavior and optimizing credit card rewards. Birch, launched last week, integrates with credit card providers and banks to track users’ shopping habits. The app then suggests which credit cardsRead More
Uber has quietly been finding new ways to increase revenue — and its first target is payments.
TEL AVIV, Israel — Shalom, Citigroup. The megabank has turned to the tiny Middle Eastern nation as its new new hotspot for banking innovation. The bank’s chief innovation officer, Debbie Hopkins, did a turn in Israel recently to emphasize the New York-based bank’s new focus there. In remarks at theRead More
If you have dreamed about A/B testing for your banking app, wake up. It’s here. A new company out of Philadelphia called Artisan now allows for on-the-fly — yes, on-the-fly! — A/B app testing. The Artisan tool also lets “the business side” (meaning non-techies) adjust any app element in aRead More