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. 169 | Fintech Unicorns Gallop to London, Banks’ Digital Sale Fail, and More

Weekly Briefing No. 169 | Fintech Unicorns Gallop to London, Banks’ Digital Sale Fail, and More

Welcome to The FR. Hope you enjoy our new spring colors. In this edition: London Attracts Fintech Unicorns; Why Banks Fail at Digital Sales; Future of the Cashless Society; Minimum Wage and Megabanks; Aussies, AI, and Regulatory Compliance

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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. 77 | Nothing But Podcasts: Spring Break Week Special

Weekly Briefing No. 77 | Nothing But Podcasts: Spring Break Week Special

We’re on an extended Spring Break this week, but as promised, we didn’t want to leave you high and dry. If you are on Spring Break or could just use a break from our article heavy format, we invite you to listen to the selection of podcasts that we’ve been gathering. Next week, we’ll be back in the saddle with a regular edition.

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Weekly Briefing No. 72 | SXSW Goes Gaga for Fintech, March MiFID II Madness and T-Mobile as a Case Study

Weekly Briefing No. 72 | SXSW Goes Gaga for Fintech, March MiFID II Madness and T-Mobile as a Case Study

The Fed hiked and a blizzard hit NYC. Stormy weather? Sure, but things still look sunny for financial innovators. On our lounge chair this week: The fintechization of SXSW, MiFID II mania has taken hold of some US fund managers, The financial services industry could use a dose of John Legere, Synthetic identity fraud, Google’s new payments feature, Fintech’s real-time functionality edge, Uber’s threat to the sharing economy, Company of Note: ClearGraph.

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Weekly Briefing No. 71 | Breaking Operating Models, SoFi’s Heavy Hitter, Quant Funds in Seduction Mode

Weekly Briefing No. 71 | Breaking Operating Models, SoFi’s Heavy Hitter, Quant Funds in Seduction Mode

Vault 7 hit and SNAP swooned. Did the Ides of March come early in ‘17? Fortunately, a brave girl faced down a bull this week on Wall Street. Here’s what else inspired us: The 206th anniversary of a highly symbolic event, The FR’s exclusive conversation with SoFi’s Nino Fanlo, The war for quant talent, counterintelligence pros headed to banks, Mike Pence’s finserve guy, homeowners insurance, MPL’s rope-a-dope, Company of Note: WorkingGroupLink

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Weekly Briefing No. 70 | The Rise and Rise of SoFi

Weekly Briefing No. 70 | The Rise and Rise of SoFi

Snap’s IPO priced and its performance rose without hesitation. But other memorable things happened this week in the world of financial innovation: The FR’s exclusive conversations with SoFi’s top brass, AI, the 80-20 rule and who gets paid in banking, A new ethereum alliance, Buffett and auto insurance, An eye on Third Point, ramifying investing, Company of Note: Trizic, Spark: Our favorite octogenarian business person (it isn’t Buffett)

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Weekly Briefing No. 69 | Fintech Insights From a Raging Bull in NYC

Weekly Briefing No. 69 | Fintech Insights From a Raging Bull in NYC

KPMG’s new fintech report and a tale of animal spirits, will Amazon actually buy a bank, Bill Gates doesn’t really want to tax robot productivity, China fintech in perspective, Numeral, Wells Fargo lessons for Uber, why tech alone can’t defeat fraud, Company of Note: Abaris, Spark: cyber-hygiene

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