Weekly Briefing No. 181 | Real-Time Payments at Federal-Reserve Speed

Weekly Briefing No. 181 | Real-Time Payments at Federal-Reserve Speed

Welcome to The FR, where “slow and steady” isn’t in style. In this edition: Real-Time Payments Coming…at Federal-Reserve Speed; Do Lending Algorithms Discriminate? Investors Still Love Big Tech.

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Weekly Briefing No. 178 | Insurtech Start-Ups We Have Our Eye On

Weekly Briefing No. 178 | Insurtech Start-Ups We Have Our Eye On

Welcome to The FR, where things are really heating up. In this edition: Insurtech Firms to Keep an Eye On; Tech and the Savings Crisis; Uber Creeps Further into Financial Services; Ye Olde (Fintech) Alma Mater; Can AI Save Bank Branches?

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Weekly Briefing No. 177 | Humans and Robots Working Together, Google’s Government Woes, and More

Weekly Briefing No. 177 | Humans and Robots Working Together, Google’s Government Woes, and More

Welcome to The FR, where people and machines live in harmony. In this edition: From Human to Robo-Advisers — and Back Again; Google’s Government Woes, AI and Analytics in Asset Management; Banks Embrace Blockchain; Fintechs Hock Their Wares at Money 20/20

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Weekly Briefing No. 174 | The State of Healthtech Cybersecurity, Financial Advisors Must Innovate, and More

Weekly Briefing No. 174 |  The State of Healthtech Cybersecurity, Financial Advisors Must Innovate, and More

Welcome to The FR. We’re a healthy place to be. In this edition: Beefing Up Healthtech Cybersecurity; Payments Start-Ups Target Small Businesses; Financial Advisors Must “Innovate or Else” California’s New Data Privacy Law; Who in Tech Wants to Work for a Bank?

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Weekly Briefing No. 162 | Stash’s co-founder on digital advice, trouble brewing for SoftBank, and more

Weekly Briefing No. 162 | Stash’s co-founder on digital advice, trouble brewing for SoftBank, and more

Welcome to The FR. We’ve always got your best interests at heart. In this edition: Stash’s Brandon Krieg on Digital Financial Advice; Trouble Brewing for SoftBank; Fintech and Classic Cars; Is Apple Plotting a Post-iPhone World? Point-Two-and-Twenty; Financial Exec Decamps for Fintech

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Weekly Briefing No. 161 | Ain’t no party like a fintech party; NYC HQ2 dies a premature death

Weekly Briefing No. 161 | Ain’t no party like a fintech party; NYC HQ2 dies a premature death

Welcome to The FR. Our pricing is always fair. In this edition: Top fintech conferences in Q2; HQ2’s brief New York stay; The NYSE sues the SEC; IBM’s AI debater; Ellie Mae goes private; The big Bitcoin bet

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Weekly Briefing No. 160 | Stripe learns an ugly lesson about U.S. politics

Weekly Briefing No. 160 | Stripe learns an ugly lesson about U.S. politics

Welcome to The FR, where we never accept suspect payments. In this edition: Stripe and the ugly side of U.S. politics; A conversation with Wall Street Horizon CEO Barry Star What do Jurassic Park and housing have in common? 50 ways to leave your lender; How dogs can help fight cancer

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Weekly Briefing No. 125 | Alexa, Is My Sales Job Safe?; Tomorrow’s AI Oversteps; “Belief-Aligned” Investing

Weekly Briefing No. 125 | Alexa, Is My Sales Job Safe?; Tomorrow’s AI Oversteps; “Belief-Aligned” Investing

Welcome to our 125th edition. Here’s what we put in our holiday basket this week: The ongoing saga of innovation on the trading floor; Politicians need more folks like Cédric Villani whispering in their ears; Sandhya Krishnamurthy’s opinion piece on “belief-alignment” investing; Shakespearean financings; Vanguard cuts a deal with a German start-up; Smart beta warnings; Airbnb’s trippy new user; Big Orange battles; Rebank meets The FR; HBS’s P2P lending report; Stack Overflow’s survey

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Weekly Briefing No. 104 | Spooky Special Edition

Weekly Briefing No. 104 | Spooky Special Edition

In honor of Halloween, All Saints’ Day, All Souls' Day and Día de los Muertos (our favorite), this issue is dedicated to ghosts and spirits. Our spooky stories include: Wonder Woman vs. AI omens; One grisly sum-of-the-parts analysis of sell-side analysts; A séance for Teddy Roosevelt; Theodora Lau’s scary-good opinion piece; The vanishing fintech sector; Nike, Apple and ING seek to slay boring retail; Prince Al-Waleed’s Bitcoin fright; Company of Note: Greenlight (Even the Grim Reaper likes this start-up)

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Weekly Briefing No. 103 | Decentralization, Medium-Rare With a Side of Lamb

Weekly Briefing No. 103 | Decentralization, Medium-Rare With a Side of Lamb

Welcome to The FR. On our Oktoberfest menu for this week: The decentralization of everything; More tech is needed to combat insider trading; Jeff Bezos and his second chocolate factory; Payments deals; America’s fintech artist; AI hype vs. reality; Comings & Goings: Rebecca Kaden and Ken Chenault
Company of Note: CollegeBacker

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