Weekly Briefing No. 170 | Record Fintech Deals, Insuring Driverless Cars, and More

Weekly Briefing No. 170 | Record Fintech Deals, Insuring Driverless Cars, and More

Welcome to The FR. Always written by people, never robots. In this edition: Halcyon Days for Fintech Deals; How Do You Insure an Autonomous Vehicle?; The Downside of Direct Banks; Investment Advisors Embrace Technology; The Rise of “Africa’s Amazon”

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Weekly Briefing No. 168 | Big Banks Making Small Deals, Anthemis Dishes on Insuretech, and More

Weekly Briefing No. 168 | Big Banks Making Small Deals, Anthemis Dishes on Insuretech, and More

Welcome to The FR. Looking Forward, Ever Upward. In this edition: Why Are Big Banks Suddenly Interested in Small Deals?; The Robot Real Estate Broker; Examining Insuretech Investments; Buffett’s Bank Stocks Prediction; Diversity in Fintech

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Weekly Briefing No. 167 | Weighing In on the New Apple Card

Weekly Briefing No. 167 | Weighing In on the New Apple Card

Welcome to The FR. Our announcements are always a spectacle. In this edition: The New Apple Card Looks Pretty Clever; Robinhood Gets into the Media Biz; Canada’s Pension Fund on Long-Term Investing; Big Bank Take Lil’ Bank; Intel’s New AI Framework

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Weekly Briefing No. 166 | Ireland’s Fintech Explosion, Another Record-Breaking M&A Deal, and More

Weekly Briefing No. 166 | Ireland’s Fintech Explosion, Another Record-Breaking M&A Deal, and More

Welcome to The FR. Ní lia duine ná barúil. In this edition: When Irish (Fintech) Eyes Are Smilin’ Fintech M&A Continues at a Rapid Pace; The Seamy Underbelly of Selling Cybersecurity Tech; March Madness—In Payments; Muni Quants

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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. 96 | Best of 2017 Special

Weekly Briefing No. 96 | Best of 2017 Special

We’ll be back with a fresh edition of The FR next week. In the meantime, here are some of our most popular segments from 2017. Happy Labor Day. Treasury’s Mnuchin is no flat-Earther; Soup and warm blankets for the fintech revolutionists? Care to tango with an algo? Enterprise Ethereum Alliance is hatched; Nicki Minaj and student loans

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Weekly Briefing No. 91 | ICO Growing Pains, Biblical Doom or Frictionless Doritos Buying? Too Big to Fintech?

Weekly Briefing No. 91 | ICO Growing Pains,  Biblical Doom or Frictionless Doritos Buying? Too Big to Fintech?

Next week, please be on the lookout for our recommendations on the best books to read, podcasts to hear and videos to watch about fintech. This week, please see our (highly opinionated) round-up of recent events in financial innovation. The SEC’s ICO crackdown: a good thing; Is RFID tech a sign of the “end times”?; Goldman’s lending push continues; Old and new ways to catch market cheats; AI trash-talking; Payments investments and M&A sizzles; Comings and Goings: Scott Blumstein and Jimmy Levin; Company of Note: SixThirty

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Weekly Briefing No. 66 | Care to Tango with an Algo?

Weekly Briefing No. 66 | Care to Tango with an Algo?

This Sunday, tickets to the oddly named Super Bowl LI have reached a high of $22,000 on StubHub. If your budgetary philosophy won’t countenance that kind of outlay, please rest assured that The FR is still free —  so there’s that. Here’s what’s on our gridiron this week: Automation and humans continue their intricate dance, Trump plays terminator to Dodd-Frank and the DOL fiduciary rule, whether some blockchain believers beginning to doubt, SoFi’s acquisition, Snap’s IPO, Twitter signals, Sequoia’s new leader, Company of Note: Slated, and more.

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