Panagides: What 2015 has in store for email in the FinTech industry

1. How the e-mail plays a role in the financial technology environment? Email is a fundamental means of communication and business process for businesses across the globe. Estimates put the number of corporate email accounts in 2015 at over 1 billion. The financial sector is one of the most significant participants given the “knowledge” nature [&hellip + More

Business Innovation: How to Succeed and Stay Ahead of the Curve

By Scott Steinberg Of all the buzzwords utilized in business today, innovation and disruption rank among the most popular. What you may be surprised to learn is that they also rank among the most widely misunderstood. Were you to look up either term’s definition, you may be surprised what you’d find — and the resulting [&hellip + More

Fintech Trends for 2015: Investing Services, Anti-Social Trading, and Digital Crowdfunding

By Ron Finberg Fintech was a great sector to be in during 2014, being the beneficiary of hundreds of millions, if not billions, of dollars of venture capital. The year ended with a bang, with alternative non-bank lenders LendingClub and OnDeck both going public. Overall, the forces of momentum guiding the fintech sector are based on [&hellip + More

Andreessen: Bitcoin’s viability not based on day-to-day value

By Will Hernandez Bitcoin enthusiasts flocked to the Twitter airwaves Monday to defend the technology after two major events over the weekend continued to cast doubt over the cryptocurrency’s long-term viability, at least in some mainstream circles. The more serious event occurred Sunday when U.K.-based exchange Bitstamp suspended operations because it had reason to believe [&hellip + More

2014 in review, part II: Security, bitcoin, carrier billing, and mPOS 

Dec. 19, 2014 | by Will Hernandez Apple Pay might have been the most discussed mobile payments story in 2014, but data breaches were top-of-mind with consumers and the entire payments industry. Coming off the massive Target breach in 2013, we saw a number of high-profile incidents throughout this year. Those breaches put more emphasis [&hellip + More

As Market Matures, Fintech Startup Winners Will Emerge in 2015

Capital Markets Outlook 2015: Financial technology startups have boomed in recent years, and the time is ripe for some market leaders to emerge, while others will get acquired or simply disappear. Challenge: Big institutions are embracing technology startups as never before. After wild growth, and likely much more expansion to come, it’s time for some reorganization. [&hellip + More

Cybersecurity: Trends and implications of a growing phenomenon

It is an increasingly common occurrence to receive daily news about computer security systems that have been hacked. The latest attack suffered by Sony Picture Entertainment paralyzed the company’s computer systems and resulted in a large data breach of their financial records and private emails. Based on the history of security incidents at Sony, it [&hellip + More

What to expect of FinTech in 2015

By Mike Laven Ever since the global economic crisis led customers to question the previously unrivaled traditional banking system, we have seen a wave of innovative players rising up and re-shaping old-fashioned banking models. Over the past few years a host of new companies have shot up, offering alternative methods to everything from loans to [&hellip + More

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Interview: What’s Next for Fintech in the Americas?

What trends do you see evolving in the Fintech space for 2015? The Fintech sector has had a record year in 2014. In October alone, 76 companies received more than $1 Billion in new funding, and I believe that this trend will continue in 2015. The biggest impact of this is that the best-and-boldest engineers, [&hellip + More

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The Cool Kids Guide to Banking and Finance

    By: John C Abell @johncabell December 11, 2014 Have millennials sworn off banking — or are banks just particularly lousy at engaging with this tech-savvy, recession-burned group? A bunch of recent reports make it look like the former: In a survey earlier this year, the Washington-based FINRA Financial Investor Education Foundation found that about [&hellip + More