fintech

  • Making sense of the lending industry’s rapid changes Crunch Network

    Making sense of the lending industry’s rapid changes

    Lending, one of the biggest industries, is currently undergoing a transformation. As it was with the automobile industry transformation, a number of modern innovators will probably face serious difficulties, some will merge with competitors and some will just disappear. Read More

  • The delayed revolution in digital financial services Crunch Network

    The delayed revolution in digital financial services

    Technology has transformed how we work, communicate and travel. In contrast, modern digital technology has not yet transformed financial services. Open data is the key to change in this sector of the economy. The time has come for the financial services industry to join the open data revolution. Read More

  • Fintech dominates Nordic startup investments Crunch Network

    Fintech dominates Nordic startup investments

    Between January 1, 2014 and end of March 2016, 51 fintech investments were made in companies in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland, totaling $390.17 million. Read More

  • Fintech’s $138 billion opportunity Crunch Network

    Fintech’s $138 billion opportunity

    Fintech is in the midst of a golden age of investment and innovation. According to KPMG and CB Insights, investments in fintech startups doubled between 2014 and 2015, to $14 billion. However, comparatively little of this money has been focused on the $138 billion market opportunity to disrupt alternative financial services in the United States. This lack of focus is damaging… Read More

  • Klarna and Modo announce a new strategic partnership at Money20/20 Europe

    Klarna and Modo announce a new strategic partnership at Money20/20 Europe

    Unicorn eCommerce startup Klarna and digital payments startup Modo announced a new strategic partnership this morning at Money20/20 Europe. Under the terms of this new partnership Modo will provide Klarna with its Digital Payments Hub product to speed up implementation of Klarna’s checkout solution for their worldwide e-retail partners. Read More

  • Auka brings Google Cloud-powered banking to Europe

    Auka brings Google Cloud-powered banking to Europe

    Norwegian startup Auka is setting its sight on hitting two birds with one stone: Helping banks lagging behind compliance with EU regulation, and rolling out high-tech banking to customers across Europe. The company is a white-label service aimed at retail banks, and is the first fully licensed and regulated payments infrastructure running on Google Cloud Platform. Read More

  • Robinhood preps for zero-fee stock trading launch in China

    Robinhood preps for zero-fee stock trading launch in China

    Robinhood will bring its free U.S. stock trading app to the world, and just announced one of the first countries will be China. To prepare, today it launched a Chinese-language version in the U.S. and began asking users to invite friends and family in China to its waitlist. Robinhood previously launched a waitlist for Australia, but has otherwise only been available in the United States. For… Read More

  • RobinHood’s chief executive on the importance of design in fintech Crunch Network

    RobinHood’s chief executive on the importance of design in fintech

    In this podcast, chief executive Baiju Bhatt discusses what it was about their initial value proposition that made so many users convert, and the integral role design plays at RobinHood. Read More

  • How SoFi can ruin fintech for everyone Crunch Network

    How SoFi can ruin fintech for everyone

    I’m going to start by saying I’m actually a huge fan of SoFi. I think they have a great product, they’ve built an incredible business and their growth in a regulated and complex industry is impressive. And I say this even though I’ve had my student loan refinance denied by them — they still provide a great experience. However, some recent strategic choices at… Read More

  • Technology is changing how we retire Crunch Network

    Technology is changing how we retire

    From baby boomers to Generation X to millennials, it seems that each generation faces a new set of problems that they believe to be tougher to solve than those faced by the former generation. Baby boomers grew up during the height of the Cold War, Gen Xers took the brunt of the recession and millennials are burdened with more student debt than ever before. Read More

  • Legaltech set to bail out legal services Crunch Network

    Legaltech set to bail out legal services

    We all remember the horrors that followed the failure of the subprime. All of a sudden, we faced a collapse of the entire financial system. Surrounded by bankruptcy and devastation, even the optimists struggled to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It appears that the loss of trust in the banking system has opened the world’s eyes to alternative forms of dealing with our finances. Read More

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