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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


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

Banking on Big Data: Harnessing the Untapped Value of Idle Back Office Data

The volume, speed and power of technology has transformed the Financial Services industry into one the most sophisticated data-driven sectors in the global economy, allowing for the execution of complex global transactions at the push of a button. From high-frequency trading to eCommerce to mobile banking, the financial sector is generating a huge amounts of [&hellip + More

Bitcoin: New Plumbing for Financial Services

By: Jonathan Levin (@jony_levin) | Published on CoinDesk November 29, 2014 Jonathan Levin is a digital currency consultant and entrepreneur. He previously co-founded and served as CEO of Coinometrics. Payment systems are systems of pipes and valves that allow monetary transfers between people all over the world. To most, they sit insulated from view. Even [&hellip + More

Tech Barbarians at The Gate

Bill Gates famously said, “banking is necessary – banks are not”, encapsulating the raging battle being waged for market share by innovative and disruptive technology companies against banks. Although financial services are becoming increasingly commoditized, the reality is that while banks remain the overwhelming force in the financial services market, they are facing a fundamental [&hellip + More

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YellowPepper habla sobre la banca móvil en México

Published by MediaTelecom Las características geográficas y demográficas de México lo hacen un mercado muy apreciado para los pagos móviles. De acuerdo con la firma YellowPepper, la adopción de dispositivos móviles avanzados se encuentra en tendencia al alza en el País, por lo que se debería aprovechar ello para impulsar el aumento en la banca [&hellip + More


SEC Removes Advertising Prohibitions for Hedge & Private Equity Funds

By Ray Ruga Funds face a new marketing frontier requiring sophisticated strategies and professional expertise Hedge and private equity funds have traditionally been low-profile investment vehicles catering to sophisticated investors. The posture has not been out of choice, but attributable to an 80 year SEC rule prohibiting the general solicitation and general advertising of funds, particularly [&hellip + More


Great hit for UsefulTools on the Startup Spotlight

Startup Spotlight: UsefulTools brings affordable call center help to small businesses Published by the Miami Herald. USEFULTOOLS Headquarters: Miami, in Pipeline Brickell. Concept: UsefulTools creates a marketplace for small businesses and marketers to buy excess capacity from Call Centers, known as “unoccupied time,” through an innovative technology platform that allows for the seamless creation of individual call center [&hellip + More


YellowPepper spices up Latin American mobile payments

Published by Written by Elliott Holley A new mobile payments network called YellowPepper has launched in Colombia, marking the beginning of a massive project to bank the unbanked and sweep away the dominance of cash across the Spanish-speaking Americas + More