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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 0 comments


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 0 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.

Politicians Accepting Bitcoins with the Help of Paystand

Politicians Accepting Bitcoins with the Help of Paystand

by July 24, 2014 at 1:00 pm 1 comment


Well, this should provide a boost for Bitcoin gaining government acceptance: Some politicians are now accepting the cryptocurrency for campaign donations. Payment processing startup Paystand is helping political office seekers to accept contributions in bitcoin, starting with Republican gubernatorial candidate Andrew Hemingway of New Hampshire. A look at Hemingway’s donations pageRead More

Here’s What Banks Have That Facebook And Snapchat Don’t

Here’s What Banks Have That Facebook And Snapchat Don’t

by July 22, 2014 at 11:37 am 2 comments


Banks still have an advantage over Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat in the payments industry when it comes to one thing: trust.

Bitcoin ‘Suspicious Activity’ on the Rise, FinCEN Reports

Bitcoin ‘Suspicious Activity’ on the Rise, FinCEN Reports

by July 22, 2014 at 10:34 am 1 comment


It turns out bitcoin is generating suspicious financial activity, according to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, better known as FinCEN.

Social Trading Platform Shines at N.Y. FinTech Demo Day

Social Trading Platform Shines at N.Y. FinTech Demo Day

by July 17, 2014 at 6:00 pm 1 comment


FinTech is hot in the Big Apple, especially when it comes to trading.

Empire Startups, a New York-based startup community, hosted a fintech startup Demo Day on July 16, where a number of startups in the financial technology industry came and presented their company in front of more than a hundred people.

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.)

Why the Apple-IBM Deal Matters More to Banking Than You Might Think

Why the Apple-IBM Deal Matters More to Banking Than You Might Think

by July 16, 2014 at 11:52 am 1 comment


It would be easy to dismiss the Apple-IBM partnership announced yesterday as an iPhone sales deal. In fact, the deal has significant implications for banking and banking technology. Hear that, SAP? At the heart of the deal is a new opportunity for Apple to sell to corporations through IBM, which owns corporateRead More

Monitise to Roll Out Gift Cards Next Quarter

Monitise to Roll Out Gift Cards Next Quarter

by July 15, 2014 at 11:39 am 1 comment


Monitise plc, the publicly traded mobile payments company, will roll out gift cards to users of its mobile banking apps next quarter, a senior company official told Bank Innovation.

30 Innovators to Watch: Key Executives Shaping the Industry in 2014

30 Innovators to Watch: Key Executives Shaping the Industry in 2014

by July 9, 2014 at 11:20 am 2 comments


Sometimes innovation comes down to just getting it done, to paraphrase Sam Maule (#15 on this list.) The key to innovation lies not in technology or in processes, but in people moving the industry. In this, Bank Innovation‘s second annual “Innovators to Watch” list, we took a look at someRead More

VIDEO: Payment Processor Paygel Wins First Dutch Hackathon

VIDEO: Payment Processor Paygel Wins First Dutch Hackathon

by July 8, 2014 at 11:25 am 1 comment


The payments startup Paygel has won the first Dutch FinTech hackathon, it was announced yesterday. The hackathon, hosted by the Dutch bank Rabobank as well as the startup accelerator UtrechtInc, invited 15 teams to “develop a technical solution for next generation financing” in just 48 hours. After what we presumeRead More