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Alex Kreger

To Survive in User-Centered Economy, Financial Services Have to Deliver a Perfect User Experience

Some experts fear that the sharing economy will destroy a traditional capitalism with its global corporations, banks, and supply chain. For instance, Uber — a simple service to search private drivers

22 Dec 2016
Innovation in Financial Services
Christopher Truce

Sink or swim: new technologies are critical to the survival of wealth management firms

Fintechs are disrupting many aspects of the financial services industry and wealth management is no exception. These new entrants can provide scale and greater customisation at a much lower cost than ...

19 Dec 2016
Retired Member

Uber and Airbnb are Not the Digital Economy

When is disruption a bad thing? According to the London black cab driver I had recently, it is when Uber comes to town. A rival taxi company using an app for hailing and a GPS for finding its way arou...

19 Dec 2016
Alex Kreger

How FinTech Affects Banks by Betting on User Experience?

Bill Gates said that banking will always be needed, but banks as we know could easily disappear. And FinTech is all about winning changes and everyday finance improvements. In 2015 venture capitalist...

15 Dec 2016
Innovation in Financial Services
Rupert Bull

Is technology still the edge for FinTechs?

Now IT development costs are so low for start-ups I feel that technology is no longer the key edge for FinTechs. I read an interesting press release recently from an early stage vendor who was just an...

13 Dec 2016
Nicolas Pocard

Star Fintech: Partnerships, the Final Frontier

The global financial crisis inflicted a lot of pain on most banks. Strong antagonism between Main Street and Wall Street coupled with market crash aftershocks left these traditional portals for money ...

09 Nov 2016
James Sinclair

What is the Blockchain and how is it affecting SME finance?

Over the last 10 years or so, payment terms of companies have increased from an average of half a day to two and a half days, as a way of better managing cash flow and maintaining working capital in l...

29 Oct 2016
Brett King

The day I realized Fintech was becoming just the same as everything else

I've been in Fintech since before we called it Fintech. Some would say that Fintech has been around for decades, as soon as Bank of America deployed ERMA (Electronic Recording Method of Accounting) in...

25 Oct 2016
Innovation in Financial Services
Diederick Van Thiel

New strategic credit weapons in the 2017 banking battle on cost income

New technologies drive cost/income breakthroughs New technologies like machine learning, biometry and block chain have entered the financial industry and will impact the banking battle on cost/income ...

21 Oct 2016
Retired Member

Why moving from corporate to start-up could be the best move you make...

We’ve all got them: friends, ex-colleagues or LinkedIn connections who’ve made the move from a big corporate to a start up. I was about to follow suit. The fintech boom was attracting more and more pe...

13 Oct 2016
Jon Carp

Raising Funds - Pipeline or Pipe Dream

After my last blog entry - When Is A Salesperson Not A Sales Person - I now share some further experiences. My colleagues and I are often are approached by companies to help raise funds for their futu...

22 Sep 2016
Dennis Gada

How Banks and FinTech Start-Ups Can Work Together

Even after the global economic crisis of a decade ago, the world’s largest banks have continued operating much like they always have because of the belief that they were “too big to fail.” Governments...

16 Sep 2016