As we head into Valentine’s Day, we hope your week is filled with financial innovation sweets. Here are the ones we picked out of the box: The FR’s exclusive conversation with Betterment’s Jon Stein, Union Square Ventures’ noteworthy new deal, a scary new bank virus, a great regtech visual, BofA’s automated branches, a blockchain milestone in Georgia (the country), a fintech IPO inspiration, Company of Note: T-REX, and Spark: Workplace wisdom courtesy of cats.Read More
The weather is getting colder, but temperatures are running hot throughout the fintech complex. Here’s the heat for this week: Beyond millennials: the next big fintech frontier, Betterment’s Jon Stein boldly makes his case, Bloomberg goes dark, Zenefits’ CEO resigns; Orchard, Sandler O’Neill and Lemonade cut deals and Company of note: Loyyal.Read More
Thanks to Brexit, U.S. fintech CEOs now have a lot more leverage. This week, we discuss why. We also ponder the financial implications of an app designed to fight parking tickets, Betterment as Big Brother, the rise of drones in P&C insurance and bitcoin’s progress (or lack thereof). Finally, we check out Quandl, a financial data provider, and look to Miguel de Cervantes for wisdom in these uncertain times.Read More
Lessons from Lending Club’s capsizing, a clash of investment tech CEOs and Google’s stand against payday predators and are on deck for this week. We also take a look at a new robo-powered bankruptcy “lawyer,” invisible payment solutions, Q1 blockchain trends and highlight payments start-up Plastiq.Read More
This week, we discuss Betterment’s fundraising, Citi’s new fintech report and the importance of innovation culture within a bank. Auto insurance, Title III of the JOBS Act, Ethereum, EMV and Gradifi also get a look.Read More
Welcome to our 14th edition of The FR*. This week, we hear from a blockchain skeptic, a harsh critic of European tech and someone who thinks Google will have a tough time cracking insurance. We also feature KPMG’s take on roboadvisors and take note of FinVR, an augmented reality fintech start-up. Thank you for joining us.
*Actually, it’s our 13th edition, but we’re superstitious like that.Read More