Weekly Briefing No. 127 | Terms of Swahili & Transparency as a Service

Weekly Briefing No. 127 | Terms of Swahili & Transparency as a Service

Welcome to our 127th edition. Here’s what taxed our minds this week:Terms of service agreements need to change; The coming empowerment of individual investors; Deals: VeriFone, Clean Capital, AccessFintech and Truework; Basic banking services rise; Fidelity’s bow to economic realities

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Weekly Briefing No. 126 | The Facebook Monarchy Needs Governance Innovation

Weekly Briefing No. 126 | The Facebook Monarchy Needs Governance Innovation

Welcome to our 126th edition. Here’s what caught our eye this week: Facebook needs to make some crazy good structural moves; Messing with Bezos is bad, messing with China is economically nutso; Deal action: Spotify, Greensky, Drivewealth, Chainalysis & Coinbase; Jamie Dimon’s war on bureaucracy; Fin7’s terror; Telegram’s power; Outvest Capital’s novel investing strategy; SoCal’s fixed income revolutionists; Techdirt on APIs as protectable code

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Weekly Briefing No. 30 | Even Bank Titans are Reinventing Themselves

Weekly Briefing No. 30 | Even Bank Titans are Reinventing Themselves

Jamie Dimon’s reinvention as a tech guy, Ethereum’s momentum and Deloitte’s new report on marketplace lending are on this week’s radar. We also note a move to put customers on the hook for banking fraud, a reinsurer’s concerns for insurance, a big roboadvisor financing and question whether an algo can run the Fed. Finally, we highlight Ping An, a major Chinese insurer with a big fintech appetite. 

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Weekly Briefing No. 18 | Don’t Laugh at Snapchat’s Entry into Roboadvising.

Weekly Briefing No. 18 | Don’t Laugh at Snapchat’s Entry into Roboadvising.

This week, we are honored to feature Bankable’s Eric Mouileron in our first ever CEO interview. Also this week, we tackle Snapchat’s expected robo-foray, invoice payment tardiness, blockchain tech’s downside and a cool digital insurance start-up.

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