Comparisons of platforms vs banks by the numbers

Chris Skinner

I’m not a financial analyst but a technologist and so, unsurprisingly, I got called out by some pedantic accountants over my simplistic assertion that Ant Financial is 35x more productive than banks like Barclays, as I was simply using their revenues per employee to make comparisons. Similarly, in previous discussions … The post Comparisons of platforms vs banks by the numbers appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog.

US Antitrust Regs Probe Google’s Shopping Comparison Tool

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Richard Stables, the CEO of London-based online shopping comparison site Kelkoo Group , said he spent time with DOJ officials to talk about how Alphabet — Google’s parent company — allegedly damages his business. The U.S.

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Grocers Can Tap Into Price Comparison Apps

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The initial inner workings of a price comparison tool called Basket began when Neil Kataria was a kid. He loved to optimize his mom and dad’s shopping trips by clipping coupons and spotting sales. Years later, he found himself spending a ton of baby products and groceries when he had a family. And comparing prices between grocers wasn’t an easy feat. As a result, Kataria founded Basket.

Shoppers Use Mobile For In-Store Comparisons

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New data collected in a survey by online and mobile publishing and advertising company Opera Mediaworks back in September reveals interesting trends among mobile users as they shop in-store. Here are some of the key findings. Perhaps the most striking result is that 47 percent of mobile users ages 14 and older will use their mobile device to research competitor store pricing in-store when shopping for the holidays.

Mobile Payments: Comparison of Two Powerhouses of the World

Let's Talk Payments

China and the USA are the largest economies of the world, and one of the most important criteria for being a large economy is having an evolved financial infrastructure.

Mobile Wallet Comparison Guide 2018: NFC smartphone payments stall

Mobile Payments Today

Mobile Payments Today Editor Will Hernandez previews the latest guide from Networld Media Group

Jijini finance comparisons

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Here’s hoping they expand their product range into other areas like telephone rates, credit cards, mortgages and enable loan rate comparisons at different banks using APR. Jijini Markets is a new site I stumbled on that compares Kenya financial products. Jijini Markets screenshot.

Nerdwallet Wants To Make Comparison Shopping For Financial Services Simple

Tech and Finance

“Most people don’t want to learn about personal finance in detail; they just want to know they aren’t screwing up,” said Tim Chen, who is CEO of Nerdwallet, the comparison site for financial products from credit cards to mortgages.

Nerdwallet Wants To Make Comparison Shopping For Financial Services Simple

Tom Groenfeldt

Nerdwallet cuts through the complexity of financial products like credit cards so consumers can see which fit their needs, from cash back to earning miles

Card Cleaning Smart Comparison Guide

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How much does a card reader breakdown cost you

InsurTech Comparison Sites transform to Robo Brokers as Insurance value chain shifts

Bank Innovation

Delving into the 156 InsurtTech ventures in our database, we see a lot of comparison sites. Comparison sites also have a proven revenue model. However we see… Read more InsurTech Comparison Sites transform to Robo Brokers as Insurance value chain shifts. Sometimes, the simplest innovation wins. These clearly work well markets such as India, China, Africa and Latin America where lots of consumers are buying insurance for the first time.

InsurTech Comparison Sites transform to Robo Brokers as Insurance value chain shifts

Daily Fintech

Delving into the 156 InsurtTech ventures in our database , we see a lot of comparison sites. Comparison sites also have a proven revenue model. At some point Insurance companies get better at online traffic building and the comparison site loses their advantage.

Deep Dive: How America Eats – A Comparison Between Grocery Stores And QSRs

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American dining habits are changing, and so is how consumers spend money on food. Millennials and younger portions of the population are now turning to convenient, customizable and healthy fare in search of sustenance that fits into their daily hustles.

Top 10 reasons AML is without comparison

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Trulioo Launches ID Document Verification With Facial Comparison Technology

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Trulioo and Mitek join forces to offer a comprehensive global identity verification solution for fraud prevention and AML/KYC compliance Vancouver, B.C. – (May 15, 2017) – Trulioo, the leading global. Authentication Biometrics News news US

Yelp: Google Hasn’t Done Enough To Highlight Rivals

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In an effort to appease EU regulators, Google is now attempting to boost rivals like Kelkoo , a French price-comparison search service. Last week, Google announced a new Ad placement on its search pages: Comparison Listing Ads (CLAs).

Core beta factor comparison redux

Manage Your Bank, Not Your Model

The OCC recently published its Fall 2014 Semiannual Risk Perspective. One highlight in the document was information the OCC compiled from supervisory reviews performed in 4Q 2013 and 1Q 2014. The OCC''s goal was to collect and analyze the range of practices used to measure IRR.

Comparison-Shopping Sites Expose Banks' Digital Achilles' Heel

American Banker

As the search and advertising giant prepares to close Google Compare, banks should take note of two major lessons: even a well-known brand name doesn’t guarantee a smash hit.

LendingTree Agrees to Buy Rival Comparison Shopping Site

American Banker

LendingTree has agreed to pay up to $130 million to acquire the credit-card shopping site CompareCards. consumer-finance breaking_news national-regional credit-card dealmaking-strategy

The power of graph technology for insurance price comparison

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Emil Eifrem of Neo Technology explains how Wobi, Israel’s best known price comparison website for pensions and insurance, is using graph technology to enhance its service and stay ahead of the competition.

Core beta factor comparison redux

Manage Your Bank, Not Your Model

The OCC recently published its Fall 2014 Semiannual Risk Perspective. One highlight in the document was information the OCC compiled from supervisory reviews performed in 4Q 2013 and 1Q 2014. The OCC's goal was to collect and analyze the range of practices used to measure IRR. The data collected included repricing assumptions for five deposit categories in a +/-100 bp shock analysis. A link to their data is shown to the right.

How Banking Comparison Sites Impact Consumer Search and Your Website

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The post How Banking Comparison Sites Impact Consumer Search and Your Website appeared first on The Financial Brand. NerdWallet, Credit Karma, The Points Guy and others rock bank and credit union ranking in financial services Google searches.

PayPal’s Honey Deal Shows Appeal Of Price-Tracking Apps

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That includes barcode scanning and price comparison apps. For instance, “ Shopbrain lets users scan a product in-store and receive an instant price comparison on over one billion products from 10,000 stores,” according to NBC.

InsurTech Comparison Sites transform to Robo Brokers as Insurance value chain shifts

Daily Fintech

Delving into the 156 InsurtTech ventures in our database , we see a lot of comparison sites. Comparison sites also have a proven revenue model. At some point Insurance companies get better at online traffic building and the comparison site loses their advantage.

Kelkoo Ready To Bring Google Fight To The US

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British price comparison site Kelkoo is ready to take its complaint against Google to U.S. Google advertising Antitrust Laws Competition fines Kelkoo News price comparison shopping What's Hotantitrust regulators.

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Google Shopping Rivals Question EU Rule Compliance

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Shopping comparison website operators sent a letter to the European Union’s Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager late last week contending that Google isn’t complying with a ruling by the EU in regards to how it should display shopping services.

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Goodbye, Google Compare: Which Startups Are Competing In Car Insurance Comparison?

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In March 2015, Google officially entered the US insurance market to much fanfare with launch of its auto insurance comparison engine, Google Compare. Less than a year later, Google has announced that it is pulling the plug, according to media … Continued. Insurance Tech

Data collection underway for 2016 ATM Comparison Guide

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Participation is free and, this year, the guide will expand to cover intelligent teller machines and self-service retail banking devices in addition to traditional ATMs

LendingTree Launches Student Loan Comparison Tool

Fintech Labs Insights

In November, the company acquired credit card comparison and education portal, CompareCards, in a deal valued at $130 million. The post LendingTree Launches Student Loan Comparison Tool appeared first on Finovate.

A comparison of portfolio and investment management systems for hedge funds

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Hedge fund managers are finally embracing the opportunities generated by the evolution of tech solutions, according to a report released by EY late last year. More than half of hedge fund managers are now innovating to improve their operational efficiency and enhance their processes. With new

Hip Pocket Launches Version 2.0 of its Mortgage Comparison Platform

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of its Mortgage Comparison solution, it’s the team from Hip Pocket. Our mortgage comparison product first launched in July of 2014, and we’re releasing our second version of the software at FinovateSpring. of its Mortgage Comparison Platform appeared first on Finovate.

Goodwill, Price.com Take On Amazon With Lower Price Visibility

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Retail comparison shopping discounts ecommerce Goodwill News partnership Price.com Technology What's HotTo help tell consumers about less expensive alternative offerings, Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey is teaming with Price.com. The organization is tapping into Price.com’s browser extension, which lets shoppers searching for new items on other platforms find cheaper used options on its site, Chain Store Age reported.

Half Of Payments Executives Are Focused On Peer-To-Peer (P2P) Payments

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percent — of payments executives are focused on price comparison tools. Payments Innovation Apple Pay contactless payments Contextual Payments mobile wallet News P2P payments innovation price comparison Retail Stripe VenmoWith the advent of emerging FinTech startups, banks face some competition for payments. When a consumer or a company wants to send a payment, they can now do so instantly from their smartphone with services such as Apple Pay or Venmo.

Google Moves To Add Transparency To Travel

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Google is also adding price comparison tools for hotels, so that consumers can get an idea of how good their deal really is. They will also be able to get a side-by-side comparison for other hotels in the same city within a similar price range and quality rating during the same time period.

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Feature Friday: Discover’s Interactive Checking Account Comparison

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We especially like the interactive comparison to the competition. The post Feature Friday: Discover’s Interactive Checking Account Comparison appeared first on Finovate.

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