Great report by MIT on payments and technology
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TransferWise, the fast-growing UK-based P2P money transfer startup that has reportedly been in talks with Facebook for remittance...…
Commoditization of Financial service data and research traditionally available at high subscription prices, now more SaaS type models,...
We see several start-ups in this space, but seems a hard segment to crack
Very much like this set of trends, especially the smart contracts, which are called bitshares, although not sure bitshares will become...
Interesting wealth management statistics
With the adaptation of smartphones the loyalty and card industry is transforming as well creating new Billion dollar companies...at...
The battle against fraud in a digital world continues
The Battle for Digital identity, the one who will win will be at the center of the relationship...or we identity providers vs service...
Insurance disruption, increasingly on the radar my many
For clarification it is a credit line not equity as many think
BBVA input on their Coinbase investment
From using tech, to Big Data, interesting to see how people in the same industry see different priorities
Insurance being disrupted. P&C and Health Insurance scaling in the US has proven to be more challenging than a European roll-out...
Mining industry is being impact by CEX.io decicion...am closely watching how this will develop in 2015
Interesting solutions for investment and diversification solutions especially in Europe this should work given the low interest...
Impressive use cases as well as client base, and momentum!
2014 was the year of mainstream alternative lending solutions, 2015, we expect more niches to take off.. that still operate in 50Bn+...
Interesting article about a challenge many Financial Institutions face...tempting to do it all outside the core....reality is that most...
Great article on blockchain
In Europe banks seem to have become more active with Santander and RBS teaming up with platforms
Interesting set of analyses and facts
Making the unbanked banked...however not via a bank
Success behind Venmo
The complexity Financial Institutions face re Digital
Effort Involves 9 Firms Including BlackRock, J.P. Morgan and BNY Mellon
Would be great step again ahead of Financial Service industry who are reluctant with cloud solutions
The attacker landscape in the UK...not sure the article is complete, but tells a journey
Low Cost Active Alpha is the “democratization of Wall Street”
Nice read on CHF/EUR
Good article and point to stop using ROBO advisor as has a negative connotation.
The battle for staying the preferred location for future FinTech
Encryption and identity management
Hacking vulnerability in Wealth and Insurance this week in the news
Identification and authentication seem high on agenda
Great insights for start-ups how to go to market
ROBO Advisory in wealth and branches....you wonder why you would go to a branch to meet a Robot...vs via PC or phone
Partnerships with P2P to drive customer acquisition (e.g. Banks, Corporates, etc.). We expect more of this in 2015
Legal cost reduction and simplication opportunity in financial services.
Graph database technology is allowing enterprises to surface connections within previously disparate sets of data. Industries from...
The Morgan Stanley Data Breach Is a Reminder of the Big Dollars at Risk
From the executives/founders of First Direct and Metro Bank
A Big challenge for many start-ups that come out of the tech scene disrupting Financial Services
Good set of side by side figures for Wealthfront, Betterment and Personal Capital
Interesting article on the blockchain use cases
Some of the findings
Interesting read of Consumer Debt
Good overview of another start-up by the paypal mafia and how they compete in wealth
Another start-up from the PayPal maffia
Growth pools for insurance!
Mobile is accelerating access to banking especially in emerging markets....will start with payments and lending
Lie 1: I need to buy stocks in individual companies.
Lie 2: I don’t earn enough to start investing yet.
Lie 3: Investing is for...
Th BitStamp story....why they lost 19000BTC...blog go the founder, explaining what happened
Interesting set of implications of the shift among retailers due to online offering....for now we have seen little of that in Financial...
Interesting set of facts on online and offline commerce.
If the Economic power is shifting east....would expect that Innovation center also shifts east.
Mobile Payment forecasts...expect to see big differences among countries
Good article by CEO of CurrencyCloud on the emergence of FinTech in 2014
The overview of the new batch of
Nice overview along the traditional lines of how banking needs are organized. We combine the needs with the tech disruptors (e.g....
Two nice practical examples of how to use behavioral analytics for collections and multichannel interaction management
Following a phase of innovation, growth the battle among innovators starts...which will bring margins down
Expect to see many more Identity management companies succeed in 2015! Key space to get right in a digital world
The raise of Adyen made people aware...but the 1 Bn transaction of another Dutch Payment company called global collect last summer of 1...
Several of the pension funds in the Netherlands have no either directly or via banks (e.g. Rabobank) entered the SME space, next to...
Clearly SaaS started with the big tickets, if Financial Start to open up for SaaS and Cloud would be a big opportunity for averages to...
Deep learning, Smart Virtual Assistants, Uber/Apple like processes into new sectors, oversight for algorithms, Blockchain
Interesting article....people increasingly value advice+ overall AuM growth = More growth for advisors. Could be gradually disrupted by...
Good simple read and overview of blockchain and some of its underlying and caveats
Interesting read, and several of these trends are there for a while, big question is not if they will happen, but the speed at which...
85% of Banks increase investment in innovation, Emerging markets lead the way. Also interesting to see that Financial Institutions are...
Nice set of analysis of the FinTech trends and ecosystem
Still some debate about the exact impact, the most safe version is Fingervein, but this is less "easy" to use. So trade-off between...
Even the biggest fans of BitCoin are aligned that focus will shift....big question being debated is whether this will be to make the...
Intersting analyses...and some open doors...lots of the drivers of underperformance should be able to be taken away in case of ROBO...
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