Weekly Briefing No. 173 | Fintechs and FIs BFFs?, Investor–Insurtech Lovefest, and More

Weekly Briefing No. 173 | Fintechs and FIs BFFs?, Investor–Insurtech Lovefest, and More

Welcome to The FR. We’ll always be together. In this edition: Fintechs and Financial Institutions: Together Forever? Investor–Insurtech Lovefest; How Can Banks Innovate?; Buffett Shades the Uber IPO; Prison Life for Wall Streeters

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Weekly Briefing No. 133 | X is Too Damn High

Weekly Briefing No. 133 | X is Too Damn High

This week, we found ourselves rueing the rising threat of volatility and instability on several fronts. Indeed, many things besides the rent are too damn high. So with a nod to Jimmy McMillian, founder of the Rent is Too Damn High Party, we thought we’d break from our format and dedicate this issue to some things within our scope that are also too damn high.

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Weekly Briefing No. 130 | AI corporate giants need to hire more artists, poets and philosophers.

Weekly Briefing No. 130 | AI corporate giants need to hire more artists, poets and philosophers.

Welcome to 130. It was a mother of a week on multiple fronts. Here’s what we have in store: When it comes to AI, there’s no such thing as a mulligan; The CFTC is being held together with duct tape; Robinhood, Acorns, Beacon, Trussle, Paytronage; Charlie, the Bitcoin fearmunger; Novel payments deals; Zillow; Ray Dalio’s YouTube video; Spotify’s sentiment data; Marxism; Communication debt; Mother’s Day

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Weekly Briefing No. 57 | A Fintech Judgement of Solomon

Weekly Briefing No. 57 | A Fintech Judgement of Solomon

December is upon us and the fintech developments are coming at a fast and furious pace. On this week’s agenda: The OCC's new fintech charter, The FR's exclusive 1-on-1 with AlphaSense's Jack Kokko, the Moral Machine, Segregated Witness, PeerIQ, China's fintech scene, Company of note: Kash and more.

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Weekly Briefing No. 28 | Fintech’s Silver Linings Playbook

Weekly Briefing No. 28 | Fintech’s Silver Linings Playbook

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.

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Weekly Briefing No. 21 | Signac: James Bond Film or a Credit Suisse Project?

Weekly Briefing No. 21 | Signac: James Bond Film or a Credit Suisse Project?

March Madness, Easter and Brexit chatter may be on your mind, but we’re still keeping an eye on financial innovation for you. This past week was especially notable as Palantir, Credit Suisse, Accenture, Bridgewater, a payments hackathon, a blockchain accelerator and a “Nashville problem” caught our attention. 

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Weekly Briefing No. 19 | SoFi: The First Bulge Bracket Fintech Firm.

Weekly Briefing No. 19 | SoFi: The First Bulge Bracket Fintech Firm.

The Ides of March arrive Tuesday next, and dangerous events may causeth a stir. But there’s a revolution in the air and much fintech shall occur.  So be as constant as the northern star, while thou reviewest the week that was. From SoFi to insurance, BBVA to blockchain, many a thing doth caused a buzz.

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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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