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Why IT Needs to Be Part of the Regulatory Compliance Debate

Why IT Needs to Be Part of the Regulatory Compliance Debate

by August 22, 2014 at 10:42 am 0 comments

The ABA’s Frank Keating argues that banks deserve “balanced, nuanced” regulatory compliance that does not upend their economic prospects, particularly for smaller community banks. But that argument rings hollow.

Ribbit Capital Files To Raise $125 Million For New Fund

Ribbit Capital Files To Raise $125 Million For New Fund

by August 18, 2014 at 11:32 am 0 comments

Ribbit Capital filed an amendment to increase the target amount for its new fund to $125 million.

8 Tips for Finding Fintech Startup Success

8 Tips for Finding Fintech Startup Success

by August 12, 2014 at 12:01 pm 0 comments

While there seems to be a new fintech startup every day, some of the industry’s expert have been studying and analyzing the market for years now. Which means their opinions matter. Here are eight ideas for fintech startups that leverage that knowledge.

VIDEO: HBO’s John Oliver Goes After PayDay Loans

by August 11, 2014 at 5:21 pm 0 comments

John Oliver has taken on some controversial topics on his new HBO show, Last Week Tonight. This time, he and Sarah Silverman take on payday loans. Payday loans have been a hotly debated topic, with many saying that payday lenders are just loan sharks that take advantage of those looking forRead More

Amex Updates Its Confusingly Similar Bluebird, Serve Apps

Amex Updates Its Confusingly Similar Bluebird, Serve Apps

by August 8, 2014 at 10:58 am 1 comment

American Express released a major update to its Bluebird and Serve iOS apps yesterday to make them easier to use and perform better.

FinTech Deals to Gather Steam for the Rest of 2014

FinTech Deals to Gather Steam for the Rest of 2014

by August 8, 2014 at 10:58 am 2 comments

The tech startup industry has a number of hot industries — the Internet of Things marketplace is wide open, biotechnology still remains underrepresented, etc. Critics, like Annie Lowrey, are saying that the number of startups is actually shrinking.

8 Under the Radar FinTech Startups You Should Know

8 Under the Radar FinTech Startups You Should Know

by August 5, 2014 at 3:31 pm 0 comments

Fintech is overflowing with startups, all of them more innovative than the last. We picked our top 8 “under the radar” companies.

Investments in Payments Startups Flattening in the U.S.

Investments in Payments Startups Flattening in the U.S.

by August 1, 2014 at 12:10 pm 1 comment

How is fintech different between the U.S. and Europe? We asked some experts.

Does Bitcoin Have a Place in Banking?

Does Bitcoin Have a Place in Banking?

by July 31, 2014 at 2:19 pm 2 comments

How do bankers really feel about bitcoin? It seems financial institutions are viewing the world’s most famous cryptocurrency as a potential threat, and a potential opportunity.

Is Sparo, Which Makes P2P Lending More Public, the Next Big Thing?

Is Sparo, Which Makes P2P Lending More Public, the Next Big Thing?

by July 30, 2014 at 11:49 am 4 comments

A new social lending startup is asking friends to lend and borrow money from each other in a public. Make that another new lending startup. Social media is blurring the line between public and private, so perhaps a service like Sparo shouldn’t surprise anyone.

5 Ways Banks Can Increase Mobile App Revenue and Engagement

5 Ways Banks Can Increase Mobile App Revenue and Engagement

by July 30, 2014 at 10:21 am 2 comments

I’m not one for “list” blogs, such as “The 13 Worst Things You Can Buy On eBay That Are Made Out Of Loom Bands” or “29 Genius Ways To Consume More Tequila,” which means I might not be Buzzfeed’s optimum visitor.

Sometimes, though, list blogs have merit.