BofA launches hybrid human-digital investment product

Bank of America has added a human-assisted option to its digital wealth management product. With the launch of Merrill Edge Guided Investing with an Advisor this week, Bank of America joins a growing number of banks and fintech startups that are adding digital-only investment tools with human help. For an annual fee of 0.85% of […]

Adoption of digital banking jumps at RBC

The Royal Bank of Canada, Canada's largest bank, is seeing results from its $3.2 billion investment in digital transformation. In a second-quarter earnings call on Thursday, the bank reported that year-over-year digital adoption (desktop and mobile) increased to 52 percent of users (up 3% from a year ago) and 90-day active mobile users increased 17% […]

BofA’s Bessant: Need to guard against bias in AI banking tools

With the barrage of AI-based banking tools on the market, cultural- and gender-based algorithmic biases are top of mind for bankers. As AI and machine learning tools are increasingly deployed to anticipate customer behavior or assess creditworthiness, taking a step back and understanding how bias is introduced into the process is key. Speaking at SourceMedia's […]

Fintech and Blockchain: Where Silicon Alley Meets Hyperconverged Infrastructure

You may not have heard of the term “Silicon Alley,” but I am sure you are aware of the game-changing financial technology that is emanating from it. “Silicon Alley” was initially coined in the mid-1990s as a way to group media startups housed around the Flatiron neighborhood of Manhattan. I hope that doesn’t give you […]

The Non-QM Challenge & How Technology Can Help

By all accounts, the non-qualified mortgage (non-QM) market is booming. In 2018 alone, $11.38 billion of expanding-credit MBS, including non-QMs, was issued, and analysts expect a 60% increase in these products in 2019. Despite this sudden rise in popularity, many mortgage professionals still have concerns about non-QMs, fearing increased risk after the mortgage market finally […]

The Best Online Banks Right Now

Keeping your money in a bank is common sense at this point, but online banking is – unfortunately – not something many people have grown accustomed to, yet. There are many benefits to explore in this area, and it’s not a bad idea to check out what some online banking services can do for you […]
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