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What’s the Hidden Strategy Behind the Belly and Level Money App Updates?

What’s the Hidden Strategy Behind the Belly and Level Money App Updates?

by August 15, 2014 at 10:48 am 1 comment

What’s the message behind the major two major updates of fintech apps this week? Belly and Level Money, two upstart fintech apps, released major upgrades this week — Belly yesterday and Level Money on Wednesday. Belly, a rewards app, added a feature called Belly Bites, where users can redeem freeRead More

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.

Simple’s Extended Maintenance Shows Problem for FinTech Startups

Simple’s Extended Maintenance Shows Problem for FinTech Startups

by August 8, 2014 at 4:00 pm 0 comments

Simple is in many ways the crown jewel of the financial technology startup industry. With its modern, intuitive, user interface, responsive customer service, mobile-first, branchless strategy, Simple represents the future that financial innovators hope for. It should be noted that it was announced in February that Simple would be acquired by BBVA, makingRead 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.

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.

Ikano Bank Makes Saving a Game

Ikano Bank Makes Saving a Game

by July 28, 2014 at 11:51 am 1 comment

Ikano Bank is taking gamification to a new level. The bank, launched by Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad, is trying to encourage savings with a game called Flappy Saver, a Flappy Bird knockoff.

Where’s the Metric for Rating Banks?

Where’s the Metric for Rating Banks?

by July 21, 2014 at 10:37 am 1 comment

What does a young person do today when he wants to choose a bank? He might check out what interest rates are offered on savings accounts or loans, or he might just want to know who has the coolest mobile app. We know one thing he won’t do — walk into the nearest branch to ask if the bank might be right for him.

It’s Not Just FinTech

It’s Not Just FinTech

by July 17, 2014 at 10:35 am 0 comments

Who needs fintech when you can have … (As seen on the wall of the recent Startupbootcamp hackathon in Utrecht, Netherlands, earlier this month.)