Leader Highlight: Jose Fuster

What are the hottest fintech trends in banking? Great deal of venture capital activity and interest in fintech is driven by web enabled or digitized business models looking to upend the traditional financial services provider.  Think of Lending Club in peer to peer lending or much of the activity and interest in the payments space, [&hellip + More

Leader Highlight: German Pugliese-Bassi

How do you define multichannel and how to define omnichannel? Where’s the difference?  The difference lies on channels approach and customer experience. Multichannel is about opening up channel choices and encouraging customers to use the one most appropriate for their needs – and those of the bank. From the technological side, as new touch point [&hellip + More

Miami — The Operational Financial Center For A Growing Latin American Market

Latin America often gets ignored in business and banking, as it does in American foreign policy, but it is made of many economies which are growing and developing a large and  prosperous middle class.  The economic problems — Venezuela and Argentina — often are the only countries that get much attention from North American publications [&hellip + More

Leader Highlight: Yuda Saydun – Serial Business Builder

What are some of the traits you look for in FinTech startups applying to Venture Hive? Venture Hive is an entrepreneur education company. In our accelerators, incubators and other programs, our focus is on developing individuals and enabling founders to build enduring, sustainable businesses that will scale successfully. We look for teams that are smart, [&hellip + More

Easy Solutions ranked number five by Cybersecurity Ventures on 500 hottest and most innovative cybersecurity companies to watch in 2015

Easy Solutions Ranked #5 on Cybersecurity 500, Named Top Electronic Fraud Protection Company View original article here MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Easy Solutions®, the Total Fraud Protection® company, today announced that Cybersecurity Ventures has ranked Easy Solutions number five on its the Cybersecurity 500, a directory of the 500 hottest and most innovative cybersecurity companies to watch in 2015. The [&hellip + More

How banks can close a “Value Gap between what customers expect and what banks are delivering”

Cisco Study: In Brazil and Mexico, Banks Can Close a ‘Value Gap’ Between What Customers Expect and What Banks Are Delivering View original article here Banks Risk Losing Business to Customer Disconnect: 84 percent of Brazilian bank customers and 93 percent of Mexican bank customers would trust a non-traditional banking institution for banking products Customers [&hellip + More

LoopPay, a presenter at the 2014 Fintech Americas acquired by Samsung. Next major announcements at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona!

Samsung has made its move to counter Apple Pay by acquiring Boston-based mobile payment tech firm LoopPay. View the original article here The electronics giant acquired the mobile start-up for an undisclosed sum. LoopPay launched a fob-based payments solution that works with the existing magnetic stripe readers last year. However, LoopPay had been expected to [&hellip + More

Democratising finance: Technology improves access for the masses

There are two popular perceptions of Nigeria. To many, it is the beating heart of Africa’s growth story, with GDP expanding by about 7 per cent a year. To others, it is a country in turmoil, with a fragile democratic government desperate to shrug off the mounting atrocities of Boko Haram terrorists. The rollout of [&hellip + More

Companies with turn-key solutions for Financial Services will have advantage in the market

Alberto España, CEO and Founder of Bid2Pay and Payment Power, discusses financial services and innovation with us. What are some of the fintech trends driving your innovation?  I think there are three major trends affecting the industry: Relevance at the Point of Sale. Banks and other want to be present when a customer makes a [&hellip + More

New Study: Latino Millennials Prove They’re Adventurous Bankers, and Seek Out Non-Traditional Banking Institutions

With more than 20 percent of the highly sought-after U.S. millennial segment identifying as Hispanic, there’s no doubt that Latino millennials have been marked as the trendsetters and spearheaders. Not only that, but as many Hispanic millennials move into peak earning years, their purchasing power will continuously increase, challenging the might of the Boomer dollar. [&hellip + More