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Are Connected Devices Threatening Payment Security?


When one door closes, another (connected) one opens. At least that may be the mindset for the cybercriminals reportedly flocking to connected devices as an entry point into the networks and systems of businesses. Going Beyond PCI. But the minute malware makes its way into a system, it’s already too late. Covering All The (Data) Bases.

IBM Launches Mobile Payments Platform, IBM Pay

Bank Innovation

IBM is probably not the name you expected to see in front of the latest’Pay,’ but Big Blue is indeed wading into mobile payments.

Is UX The Key To Mobile Wallet Breakout?


But what will it take for widespread adoption to take place? Checkout conversion conundrum. Does mobile, in fact, unlock the sky’s limit?

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Four banking business models for the digital age

Chris Skinner

I spotted a lengthy, but very insightful post, on LinkedIn the other day by Ben Robinson, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer for Temenos.  I don’t usually highlight such pieces, but felt this worth replicating here, and Ben kindly agreed.  Digital Bank Fintech Future Grid Opinion

The Websites Of 39 Unicorn Startups Before They Became Billion-Dollar Companies

CB Insights

We took a look at our real-time unicorn company tracker and found the early websites of some of the most valuable private companies before they became the juggernauts that people are talking about today. We’ve added 27 new companies to our … Continued. Valuations

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The Most Active VCs In The Internet Of Things And Their Investments In One Infographic

CB Insights

The Internet of Things (IoT) industry is on track to see nearly $3.7B in funding this year as connectivity and software are injected into sensor-laden objects and appliances. An An increasing proportion of these dollars are being allocated to startups working specifically … Continued. Internet of Things Most Active

5 things fintech entrepreneurs need to know to get ahead


James Allgrove provides five tips that will help fintech entrepreneurs take their startup to the next level.

Fraud’s Frightening Surge


According to data revealed inside the index, fraud is rising quickly. In just 12 months, that rate has quadrupled to $8, a truly terrifying increase.

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SPECIAL ALERT: DDoS Attack Shuts Down Key Fintech Sites

Bank Innovation

The attack knocked down the sites — we count at least a dozen key fintech sites down — for several hours. Read More.

Jack Dorsey, Vitalik Buterin, Chris Skinner and all things #Money2020

Chris Skinner

It’s the end of the first full day of Money 20/20 2016, and it’s been a mixed day starting with a surprisingly packed room for my discussion with Moven, Simple and ING about digital banking. The story of the fish seemed popular (see last week’s blog). Banks are like this fish. Blockchain Digital Bank Fintech Grid Opinion Technology ValueWeb

How Tech Can Make Banking More Inclusive

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Can Kohl's help mobile payments get off the launch pad?

Mobile Payments Today

Tim Spenny, from GfK Research, believes consumers will gravitate towards Kohl's Pay and make it a success

Identifying What’s Next In Digital Identity


If you’re playing the slots in Vegas this week, there’s a good chance they’re coming up: Biometrics; EMV chip cards; Mobile security. Again.

A Case for Less Cash

Bank Innovation

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, has joined a movement the fintech world is quite familiar with: the drive toward a cashless society.

300 years and still going strong?

Chris Skinner

A final comment on leadership for digital transformation.  I was in a conversation with a bank yesterday when, half way through, the senior chap there said “look Chris, we’re a 300-year-old institution, things change but not that fast”. 300 years old. They were actually established in the 1600s. appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog.

Are You My Banker, or a Computer?

American Banker

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The future of fintech, from technology to use cases


Devie Mohan returned to Sibos this year to ask technology and banking leaders what they thought about the progress of fintech since 2015.

Say Hello To … Biometric Rent Payments?


Highlights from around the Developer world…. by  partnering  to provide financial institutions in Thailand with services offered via their integration.

Meet Erica, Bank of America’s Chatbot for Digital Banking [VIDEO]

Bank Innovation

LAS VEGAS — Bank of America announced its new chatbot, erica, yesterday at Money20/20 here. Erica should roll out for BofA digital and mobile banking users “late next year,” according to a spokeswoman from the bank. At an event where chatbots were one of the main topics of interest for many of Read More.

Unicorn Hunters: These Investors Have Backed The Most Billion-Dollar Companies

CB Insights

There are 176 private unicorn companies globally valued at a billion dollars or more as of 10/20/16, according to our unicorn tracker. This is up 137% from our last update in July 2015, when there were 74. We We used CB Insights data … Continued. Valuations

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Hey Banks, Seniors Love Their Mobile Phones, Too

American Banker

Older Americans control more than two-thirds of the deposits, so why do millennials get all the attention in digital banking?

Why Facebook Is a Dark Horse in the Financial Services Industry

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Mastercard’s Conversational Commerce Dialogue


The age of interconnected devices may be dawning, if Mastercard has anything to say about it. Mastercard is unveiling an artificial intelligence bot platform that will let users monitor and control their financial lives through social media. Mastercard is also announcing a partnership with FitPay Inc.

VC Funding, IPOs Expected to Pick Up in 2017 — Will Fintechs Benefit?

Bank Innovation

Third quarter venture capital fundings continued to fall in the third quarter, but there’s a hint of optimism as the year comes to an end and the market for initial public offerings thaws. According to data from KPMG Enterprise and CB Insights, global financings fell 14% in the third quarter from Read More.

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Why We Invested: VCs On What They Saw Early On In Big-Name Startups

CB Insights

VCs are always on the hunt for the next 10x company, but what draws them in can be anything from a great founder team to  product-market fit to a game-changing user interface. Below we highlight quotes from funding announcements, interviews, … Continued. Funding & Dealflow Venture Capital

Banks Mine Data to Find High Earners Who Live It Up

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Ingenico ePayments to roll out TapHero

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Banks Dreading The Real-Time Payments Challenge


Banks may not like it, but the demand is here for faster payments — from businesses, consumers and regulators alike. While they’re apprehensive about the technology, financial institutions are facing pressure to adopt real-time payments capabilities to meet that demand and to comply with new regulations.

Digital Wallets Are on the Rise, But Consumers Still Don’t See the Value

Bank Innovation

Digital wallets are becoming more and more prevalent in the fintech world, but according to a recent survey of 9,600 by Market Force Information, they are not gaining much ground with the average consumer. Consumers are actually questioning the value [of digital wallets],” said Cheryl Flink, chief strategy officer for Market Force. Read More.


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Well Fargo's Sloan to Employees: We're Sorry

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H2 Ventures and KPMG Unveil 2016 Fintech 100


H2 Ventures and KPMG have released their Fintech 100 roster for 2016. Payments (18 companies). Insurance (12 companies). RegTech (9 companies).

Millennials Shun Credit Cards After Getting Denied


ID Analytics, a consumer risk management company, announced Wednesday (Oct. 26) new research that revealed over six out of 10 millennials declined for credit are not seen applying again for at least 12 months. frequently referenced study reported that 63 percent of millennials do not have a credit card.

Mastercard Masterpass Integrated with Samsung Pay, Android Pay

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