What’s the Impact of Coronavirus on FinTech?

Chris Skinner

Someone asked me what the coronavirus pandemic means for the future of FinTech. However, some may think that times are dull and boring, locked in at home and nothing going on, but there’s loads … The post What’s the impact of coronavirus on FinTech? Crisis Fintech Future Grid

Two key factors for a successful fintech integration


As promised in our last post, today we are diving deeply into why a technology integration strategy is a critical enabler for a successful fintech acquisition and for fostering (and, ideally, for accelerating) the growth of the fintech.


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The Retail and Tech Firms That Could Upend Mainstream Banking

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Fintech Retailers Digital payments Gig economy

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'Open Banking' is What 'Banking' Has Rapidly Become

Payments Source

Fintech Digital payments Payment processing APIs

Fintech women of distinction

Payments Dive

NYC Fintech Women announced its second annual, 50 Inspiring Fintech Females awards. There were more than 400 nominations for recognition in five different categories.

Bye-bye FinTech

Chris Skinner

What lesson was the most important one I … The post Bye-bye FinTech appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Fintech GridI just spent time with a bank talking about Doing Digital. The host had read a preview copy of my new book and was asking a few questions about it.

The end of FinTech

Chris Skinner

Originally, I was a technologist; then a financial technologist; and now a FinTech guy. However, I see the FinTech piece as being irrelevant. Whether it’s FinTech or TechFin, it’s all still just finance and technology. The difference is … The post The end of FinTech appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Fintech Future GridI’ve been involved in finance and technology for a long, long time.

Dealing with a crisis: FinTech versus Bank

Chris Skinner

I realised this early on, when I saw that FinTech firms who were born on the internet were far more ready for working from home than traditional banks who depend on branches, buildings, office and physicality. Crisis Digital Bank Fintech Grid

Fintech Cardless taps Amex network

Payments Dive

The partnership allows brands working with Cardless to take advantage of Amex’s benefits, while Amex sees the move expanding the scale of its network

FinTech Forecasts for 2019

Chris Skinner

There are many pundits predicting change in banking and FinTech this year. American Banker published seven FinTech predictions for 2019 by Bob Legters, Chief Product Officer of Banking and Payments at FIS. The seven headlines are: We won’t … The post FinTech Forecasts for 2019 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Fintech Future GridHere’s a review of a few of the ones that have some depth.

Announcing the launch of Daily Fintech’s Fintech 50 Index

Daily Fintech

Back in Fintech’s early days, in 2015, Daily Fintech manually compiled a list of publicly traded Fintech stocks and published it as a snapshot. Default/Ignore equities Fintech stockmarket

Healthcare fintechs targeted by cyber criminals

Payments Dive

Cybersecurity professionals say healthcare payments processing firms are particularly vulnerable to information technology breaches and ransom demands

When did FinTech become cool?

Chris Skinner

When did FinTech become FinTech? I guess the first thing is to define FinTech, which I did badly four years ago. I say badly because my definition back then was: FinTech [is] a new market that integrates finance and technology. This new market … The post When did FinTech become cool? Fintech GridWhen did technology in finance become cool?

Banks and fintechs don't need to fight

Payments Dive

“Rather than competing with one another, banks and fintechs are increasingly partnering,” writes Modern Treasury CEO Dimitri Dadiomov

Congress takes on 'bro culture' in fintech

Payments Dive

A congressional task force this week heard from fintech founders and venture capitalists about persistent inequities in funding for female- and minority-founded startups

Five phases of FinTech (2005-2027)

Chris Skinner

Three years ago, I blogged about three phases of FinTech. Three years later, I can expand on that theme and talk about five phases of FinTech. The five phases of FinTech are (dates are rough guide): Disruption (2005-2014) Discussion (2014-2017) Partnership (2017-2022) Integration (2022-2027) Renewal (2027+) Phase One: Disruption (2005-2014) … The post Five phases of FinTech (2005-2027) appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Fintech Future Grid

FinTech challenger and neobanks in Brazil

Chris Skinner

As a result, when I saw a great article about banks in Brazil by Contexto, who … The post FinTech challenger and neobanks in Brazil appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Case Studies Digital Bank Fintech Grid

Joust founder launches fintech with a twist on credit building

American Banker


The new FinTech bank

Chris Skinner

The requests would get prioritisation and be delivered in sequence over time, sometimes a very long … The post The new FinTech bank appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Digital Bank Fintech GridFor years, I’ve been wondering why people in business operations couldn’t align their needs with the people delivering technology in the organisation. The CIO would sit outside the business, watching and responding to requests.

FinTech or TechFin (speech transcript)

Chris Skinner

I recently gave a speech where the title was FinTech or TechFin? Here it is: FinTech or TechFin? I’m a technologist … The post FinTech or TechFin (speech transcript) appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Digital Bank Fintech Future Grid Opinion PresentationsEveryone had been give a copy of my book Digital Human, and the speech was transcribed. Thank you for inviting me to join you here. It is a great honour.

Fintechs rush to go public

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Fintech IPOs

FinTech needs more men!

Chris Skinner

Here’s the result … FinTech needs more men! Yes, you read this right, the FinTech sector … The post FinTech needs more men! I was recently asked to respond to the idea that men are not supporting diversity enough.

4 powerful payments insights from recent fintech news


The post 4 powerful payments insights from recent fintech news appeared first on Accenture Banking Blog. Payments Fintech future of payments Payments Innovation Payments Trends“Learn from the mistakes of others.

This Week in Fintech ending 3rd September

Daily Fintech

Monday Ilias Hatzis our Greece-based crypto entrepreneur (Founder & CEO at Kryptonio a “keyless” non-custodial bitcoin and cryptocurrency wallet, that lets users manage bitcoin and crypto, without private keys or passwords and Weekly Columnist at Daily Fintech) @iliashatzis […].

Venture dollars for fintech drop, again

Payments Dive

Fintech companies raised $20.4 billion over 1,225 deals in the quarter, the lowest number of deals and funding since the fourth quarter of 2020

Fintech Philanthropi taps into giving surge

Payments Dive

The startup, which channels charitable payments, is targeting financial services partners as it seeks to grow, potentially with a new capital infusion this year

Does FinTech worry policymakers?

Chris Skinner

Not sure if anyone noticed that the Financial Stability Board – the world’s central banks tasked with maintaining financial stability – produced a white paper on FinTech last month. … The post Does FinTech worry policymakers? Fintech Grid RegulationIt was published on Valentines Day, so you were probably busy, and I only just stumbled across it. Here’s the Executive Summary. appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog.

Fintech Deals to Watch: Back to School


Most fintech companies are fine, but they’ve stopped blowing off econ class for mimosa brunches. Especially in fintech, which had the roughest semester last spring. Fintech is still alive and well, Gonzobankers, and fintech deals are still happening.

When a FinTech CEO steps down (#Monzo)

Chris Skinner

… The post When a FinTech CEO steps down (#Monzo) appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Fintech Grid OpinionIn any business, there are different movers and shakers.

The Bright, New World of Climate Fintech

Daily Fintech

Climate Fintech is at the intersection of climate, finance, and digital technology. The post The Bright, New World of Climate Fintech first appeared on Daily Fintech. Default/Ignore #arbol #climatechange #googlecloud Fintech InsurTech

Freight fintech Denim lands $26M investment

Payments Dive

The company, which aims to simplify freight shipment payments, plans to use $26 million in new capital and $100 million in debt financing to scale and give customers access to working capital

Knock & iBuying in US Real Estate Fintech  

Daily Fintech

Efi Pylarinou is the founder of Efi Pylarinou Advisory and a Fintech/Blockchain influencer – No.3 The latest Fintech deal was focused on a real estate disruptor in the US, OpenDoor. The post Knock & iBuying in US Real Estate Fintech appeared first on Daily Fintech.

The best FinTech startups in Europe

Chris Skinner

The link provides a comprehensive article on European FinTech developments. THE BEST FINTECH STARTUPS IN EUROPE Government support for the financial … The post The best FinTech startups in Europe appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Case Studies Fintech GridI received a long and lengthy article last week from Taylor Ryan, CMO at Valuer.ai (tryan@valuer.ai). It’s so good that I am happy to share it with y’all. Enjoy.

Are these FinTech unicorns worth it?

Chris Skinner

The itch is an alarm call really, and it’s asking whether all this FinTech investment is worth it. billion was invested in over 12,000 start-up FinTech … The post Are these FinTech unicorns worth it? Fintech Grid UncategorizedThere’s a regular itch that I feel in the back of my neck. I scratch it, but it won’t go away. Last year, $111.8 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog.

Friendly fraud: How should fintechs view the risks?

Payments Dive

With friendly fraud, fintechs don’t always consider the whole picture when it comes to fraudulent disputes

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