The FinTech outlook for 2018

Chris Skinner

I usually start the new year by making some predictions, but so many others have been writing about 2018 trends that I’m not going to. There are four big things for 2018 from a FinTech viewpoint that are obvious to me however, which are: Getting down to business with Artificial … The post The FinTech outlook for 2018 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog.

The 11 Companies Announced for the Bank Innovation 2018 DEMOvation Challenge

Bank Innovation

This morning, Bank Innovation officially announced the 11 companies that will be participating in its 2018 DEMOvation Challenge. These 11 companies will present technologies and products in front of an attentive audience of fintech professionals during Bank Innovation 2018, which will take place this March in San Francisco. Exclusive Startups Bank Innovation 2018 DEMOvation Challenges startupsEXCLUSIVE – Here they are.

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Ruth Polachek to Talk Bots at Bank Innovation 2018

Bank Innovation

EXCLUSIVE – Voted as one of TheMarker’s 100 most influential people in Israel, Ruth Polachek has joined the speaker faculty for Bank Innovation 2018, which takes place March 5-6 in San Francisco. Exclusive Innovations Open Fintech Startups artificial intelligence Bank Innovation 2018 Fincheck Green Dot SnapCheck Wells Fargo

BI 2018 to Announce DEMOvation Companies

Bank Innovation

Bank Innovation will announce the companies participating in our 2018 DEMOvation Challenge later this week. It is now just one month before Bank Innovation 2018 is set to kick-off in San Franscisco, Calif. Exclusive Startups Bank Innovation 2018 DEMOvationThe companies and details of the challenges will be announced tomorrow, at 10 AM ET, on the @BankInnovation Twitter. Bank Innovaiton’s DEMOvations feature presentations […].

Meet Ryan Gilbert, One of the Geniuses of the Innovation Bar at Bank Innovation 2018

Bank Innovation

Bank Innovation 2018 will be. Exclusive Innovations Bank Innovation 2018 Propel Ventures Ryan GilbertShouldn’t banks be more like Apple stores? And shouldn’t fintech conferences be more like Apple stores? The event, taking place March 5-6 at the Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco, will feature three financial experts at their own “bars,” ready to dispense financial advice. They may even have signature cocktails […].

SnapCheck CEO Ken Kruszka to Speak at Bank Innovation 2018

Bank Innovation

EXCLUSIVE – Founder and CEO of fintech startup SnapCheck Ken Kruszka has joined the speaker faculty for Bank Innovation 2018. Bank Innovation 2018 will take place March 5-6 in San Francisco. Exclusive Bank Innovation 2018 SnapCheckBased in San Francisco, Calif., SnapCheck is a B2B platform that vendors and suppliers can use to send faster payments electronically while reducing their fraud […].

The Finanser’s Week: 25th June 2018 – 1st July 2018

Chris Skinner

If you didn’t here’s the low-down (via ABC News) The company said its British … The post The Finanser’s Week: 25th June 2018 – 1st July 2018 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. The main blog headlines are … When the bank knows you’ve been hacked (before everyone else) You may have seen that Ticketmaster just announced that thousands of customers worldwide may have been affected by a hack.

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The Finanser’s Week: 16th April 2018 – 22nd April 2018

Chris Skinner

I talk to them about the fintech world … The post The Finanser’s Week: 16th April 2018 – 22nd April 2018 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. The main blog headlines are … Digital banking? Isn’t that just an app? I meet a lot of senior executive teams of large banks. Some are visionary, many are committed and a large number understand that life is changing. Few understand how.

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The top blog posts of 2018

Chris Skinner

So here are the ten most popular blog posts of 2018: In at Number 10 is: Who are the hottest FinTech firms and Influencers around the world? This blog … The post The top blog posts of 2018 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Just looking through the stats for the last year and it gives you an insight into what’s hot and what’s not.

Scarlett Sieber, VP of USAA Labs at USAA Bank, Joins Bank Innovation 2018

Bank Innovation

EXCLUSIVE – With a new role at Vice President of USAA Labs at USAA Bank, fintech veteran Scarlett Sieber joins Bank Innovation 2018. Bank Innovation 2018 will take place March 5-6 in San Francisco. Exclusive Innovations Bank Innovation 2018Meet Sieber at our Innovation Bar, where she will be joined by fellow innovation “bartenders” Ryan Gilbert, General Partner at Propel Venture.Read More.

The Finanser’s Week: 30th April 2018 – 6th May 2018

Chris Skinner

Apart from a few novelty vendors and merchants who put bitcoin on their … The post The Finanser’s Week: 30th April 2018 – 6th May 2018 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. The main blog headlines are … Cryptocurrencies are not currencies I’ve been watching the rollercoaster ride of cryptocurrencies very carefully for the last year, and it only struck me today that these are not currencies … yet.

The Finanser’s Week: 14th May 2018 – 20th May 2018

Chris Skinner

The problem with testing technology is … The post The Finanser’s Week: 14th May 2018 – 20th May 2018 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. The main blog headlines are … Big bank thinking and the danger of the technology testing hole Building on Friday’s blog about small bank thinking, there’s another anomaly that occurs with big banks which is their usual response to technology is to test it.

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The Finanser’s Week: 9th July 2018 – 15th July 2018

Chris Skinner

Many vote for the latter, but the former seems to … The post The Finanser’s Week: 9th July 2018 – 15th July 2018 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. The main blog headlines are … The Golden Age of Banking is a bit like England winning the World Cup There’s an argument raging that few have heard. The argument is whether it is the rebirth or death of banks.

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The Finanser’s Week: 2nd July 2018 – 8th July 2018

Chris Skinner

FREER is … The post The Finanser’s Week: 2nd July 2018 – 8th July 2018 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. The main blog headlines this week are … MPs battle over blockchain Conservative MP Eddie Hughes has just written a 36-page white paper extolling the benefits of blockchain for Britain, which was published yesterday Unlocking Blockchain: Embracing new technologies to drive efficiency and empower the citizen, by FREER.

Baton Systems Wins DEMOvation Challenge at Bank Innovation 2018

Bank Innovation

EXCLUSIVE—Distributed ledger platform Baton Systems took home the prize for Bank Innovation’s 2018 DEMOvation challenge this week, beating out ten other companies presenting demos at this year’s conference. artificial intelligence Bank Innovation 2018 blockchain technology DEMOVation Challenge DLT Validis

The Finanser’s Week: 23rd April 2018 – 29th April 2018

Chris Skinner

… The post The Finanser’s Week: 23rd April 2018 – 29th April 2018 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. The main blog headlines are … How do you manage your digital death? I just completed one of those things that none of us like doing, making a will. I recently had a major change of circumstances in my life, and decided that I should make appropriate updates and provisions.

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The Finanser’s Week: 13th August 2018 – 19th August 2018

Chris Skinner

Just bored of how much hype there has … The post The Finanser’s Week: 13th August 2018 – 19th August 2018 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. The main blog headlines this week are … Do we need a blockchain? I haven’t written about blockchain for a while. I guess it’s because I got bored of it. I’m not bored of the promise of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies.

CreditEase Managing Director Anju Patwardhan Joins Bank Innovation 2018

Bank Innovation

EXCLUSIVE- Anju Patwardhan, managing director at CreditEase Fintech Investment Fund, has joined the speaker faculty for Bank Innovation 2018, which takes place March 5-6 in San Francisco. Exclusive Bank Innovation 2018 Citibank CreditEase Fintech Fund Pivotus Wells FargoA 2016 Fulbright Fellow at Stanford University, Patwardhan is managing director with CreditEase China for its global Fintech Investment Fund ($1 billion) and Fund of Funds, as well […].

RBC Head of Innovation Lara Druyan Joins Bank Innovation 2018

Bank Innovation

EXCLUSIVE – Lara Druyan, managing director and head of innovation at Royal Bank of Canada, has joined the speaker faculty for Bank Innovation 2018. Bank Innovation 2018 will take place March 5-6 in San Francisco. Exclusive Innovations Payments Startups Bank Innovation 2018 Green Dot MasterCard RBC Wells FargoAt RBC, Druyan heads up innovation on the West Coast, where she is responsible for identifying and investing in startups […].

Did 2018 live up to expectations?

Chris Skinner

I said the main four things that would happen this year were: Getting down to business with Artificial … The post Did 2018 live up to expectations? As usual, I began the year with a bunch of predictions. I always like to end the year by going back and reviewing them. My own predictions were a little bit off. appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Grid Opinion

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Peggy Mangot, Senior VP of Innovation at Wells Fargo, Joins Bank Innovation 2018

Bank Innovation

EXCLUSIVE – Peggy Mangot, senior vice president of Innovation at Wells Fargo, has joined the speaker faculty for Bank Innovation 2018. Bank Innovation 2018 will take place March 5-6 in San Francisco. Exclusive Bank Innovation 2018 Finspace Long Game SnapCheck Wells FargoAt Wells Fargo, Mangot leads product strategy and delivery for large enterprise innovation initiatives, including digital identity and Greenhouse. Prior to this, she […].

The Finanser?s Week: 18th June 2018 ? 24th June 2018

Chris Skinner

Thanks … The post The Finanser’s Week: 18th June 2018 – 24th June 2018 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. The main blog headlines this week are … The Amazonisation of Banking Last week, our good friend Dave Birch posted a great blog about the Amazonisation of Banking, most of which I agreed with. So I asked Dave if I could repost it here and he said “yes, of course”.

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The Finanser’s Week: 28th May 2018 – 3rd June 2018

Chris Skinner

Neither is Alibaba and, if you think they’re just Chinese, you’re going to miss a huge … The post The Finanser’s Week: 28th May 2018 – 3rd June 2018 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. The main blog headlines are … So you think Alipay is just for the Chinese? I’ve got caught in a few discussions recently with people who tell me Ant Financial are Chinese. They’re not.

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The Finanser?s Week: 11th June 2018 ? 17th June 2018

Chris Skinner

Like a Phoenix from the … The post The Finanser’s Week: 11th June 2018 – 17th June 2018 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. The main blog headlines are … Bank reincarnation: the best way to become a digital bank There was an interesting discussion at #Money2020 about Business Reincarnation. It’s a rather dramatic term, especially if you don’t believe in reincarnation, but it does help visualise the idea.

How will the world change in 2018?

Chris Skinner

I was asked by my speaker’s agency – Speakers Associates – to give some predictions for 2018. How will the world change in 2018? … The post How will the world change in 2018? It was interesting to see that they did the same with six other speakers and so thought I would share all of our thoughts here today. appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Future Grid Opinion

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The Finanser’s Week: 16th July 2018 – 22nd July 2018

Chris Skinner

Much of this was cited in a report by CBInsights, comparing … The post The Finanser’s Week: 16th July 2018 – 22nd July 2018 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. The main blog headlines this week are … Some challenger banks are challenging The UK’s challenger banks are busy getting on with it. They’ve got their licences, they’ve deployed their services, they’re partnering with third parties and creating marketplaces.

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Top 5 Trends to Watch in 2018

Bank Innovation

EXCLUSIVE — It’s not even a month into 2018 and already so much has changed. The cryptocurrency bitcoin, which shocked everyone by surpassing $17K, further shocked everyone by dropping below $10K. Then of course there are various other events sweeping the financial services space, from new tax laws in the U.S., to the rise of […].

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Wells Fargo’s Shari Van Cleave Joins Bank Innovation 2018

Bank Innovation

EXCLUSIVE – Shari Van Cleave, who manages Wells Fargo’s Digital Labs, has joined the speaker faculty for Bank Innovation 2018 Bank Innovation 2018 will take place March 5-6 in San Francisco. Exclusive Innovations Bank Innovation 2018 Wells FargoWithin Wells Fargo’s Digital Labs, Van Cleave manages a team of technology leaders to pilot various endeavors in consumer banking. Prior to this, Van […].

The Finanser’s Week: 7th May 2018 – 13th May 2018

Chris Skinner

Here are the things that cropped up: We have too … The post The Finanser’s Week: 7th May 2018 – 13th May 2018 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. The main blog headlines are … Small bank thinking I just presented at a conference focused upon smaller banks. How can they respond to the digital change? Many of them came up with a whole load of barriers to change.

The Finanser’s Week: 9th April 2018 – 15th April 2018

Chris Skinner

The main blog headlines are … AI and Best Execution: the Investment Bankers’ Dream Team I don’t often blog about investment banking as it bores my readers who are cool and trendy retail bankers and geeks, mainly, but keep coming back to this article about JPMorgan’s Best Execution AI engine, … The post The Finanser’s Week: 9th April 2018 – 15th April 2018 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog.

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The Finanser’s Week: 27th August 2018 – 2nd September 2018

Chris Skinner

… The post The Finanser’s Week: 27th August 2018 – 2nd September 2018 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. The main blog headlines this week are … Every $1 in $50 in the banks is laundered money (and maybe more) I’ve made the comment many times that it is astounding that around $2 trillion is laundered through the banks of the world each year, up from $1.6 trillion in 2009.

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Commerce Ventures Founder, Dan Rosen, Joins Bank Innovation 2018

Bank Innovation

EXCLUSIVE – Dan Rosen, founder and general partner at Commerce Ventures, has joined the speaker roster for Bank Innovation 2018, taking place next week March 5 to 6 in San Francisco. Cryptocurrency Exclusive Bank Innovation 2018Since founding Commerce Ventures in 2012, Rosen has added more than forty fintech startups to its portfolio. The companies in its portfolio includes B2B.Read More.

The Finanser’s Week: 4th June 2018 – 10th June 2018

Chris Skinner

That’s because I was presenting the idea ten years ago and … The post The Finanser’s Week: 4th June 2018 – 10th June 2018 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. The main blog headlines are … #Money2020Europe Day One: Will banks become ‘safes’ for data? The good thing about blogging is that I have a public record of my thinking. Hence, I can claim that Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) is mine.

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The Finanser’s Week: 2nd April 2018 – 8th April 2018

Chris Skinner

I … The post The Finanser’s Week: 2nd April 2018 – 8th April 2018 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. The main blog headlines are … The Big Digital Banks: JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs I was having a chat about Artificial Intelligence (AI) in banking the other day. It was an interesting conversation, although most of the examples were for customer service via Chatbots, which doesn’t impress me much.

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20 of Europe’s hottest fintech start-ups to watch in 2018

Chris Skinner

I really liked this article by John Kennedy over at Silicon Republic, and decided to reproduce it here as it’s fitting for the kickoff of 2018. Europe is in the grip of a fintech revolution and 2018 … The post 20 of Europe’s hottest fintech start-ups to watch in 2018 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Who are the fintech start-ups in Europe worth banking on in the year ahead?