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. Fintech Future Grid

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 Presentations

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. Fintech Future Grid

GrandTech: the newest FinTech market niche

Chris Skinner

Fintech Grid InnovationWatching the BBC, I often see reports on the elderly being ripped off, scammed and targeted by fraudsters.

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 Regulation

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 Grid

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 Regulation

Time for a global FinTech platform?

Chris Skinner

I find it interesting when I read perspectives on FinTech, money and banking. It’s hard to go digital if the country has little infrastructure; … The post Time for a global FinTech platform? Digital Bank Fintech Future Grid Inclusion Innovation Numbers Opinion

Bank-FinTech Collaboration Drives B2B FinTech Funding

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Bank-FinTech collaborations have emerged as a viable, lucrative growth path for both sides of these partnerships. For FinTechs, the deals mean access to a broader range of customers through well-established industry names. investing money in B2B FinTechs disrupting their industries.

Women in FinTech … yes, we care

Chris Skinner

So, I blogged last week about women in FinTech and whether we care, and got lots of replies … from women … who said yes, we care. One interesting insight is that … The post Women in FinTech … yes, we care appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog.

How will UK FinTech fare in the future?

Chris Skinner

I just chaired a nice session at the Innovate Finance Global Summit (IFGS) focused upon the future of UK FinTech. I didn’t really understand why we would … The post How will UK FinTech fare in the future? Brexit Fintech Future Grid

Revolut: the growing pains of a FinTech unicorn

Chris Skinner

One of the things I say fairly often is that the FinTech start-up community is fairly naïve. Equally, some but not all behave in a way which is not aligned … The post Revolut: the growing pains of a FinTech unicorn appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Fintech Grid Opinio

Ireland Boosts FinTech Development Efforts

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Ireland has been ramping up to boost FinTech efforts — a trend that has spanned several countries globally. Separately, Ireland-based FinTech Prepaid Financial Services has been granted an eMoney license by the Central Bank of Ireland.

VC Fintech Investing Declines In First Quarter

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Investing on the part of venture capitalists in financial technology startups — otherwise known as FinTechs — declined during the first quarter of 2019, with China feeling the most pain. In the first quarter of 2018 venture funding going toward FinTechs stood at $6.2

Innovative Ecosystem Draws FinTech Firms To Toronto

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Toronto is a powerhouse for financial innovation in Canada: The city has the most sizable ecosystem for FinTech in the country, with 185 startups per one count. NorthOne , a FinTech firm that focuses on small business owners, is one of the companies that call the city home.

Women in FinTech: do you care?

Chris Skinner

… The post Women in FinTech: do you care? Fintech GridI’ve written quite often about Sexism in the City and am intrigued by discussions of diversity, or the lack thereof, in both banking and technology.

Are banks serious about fintech?

Chris Skinner

I’m often asked how I got into FinTech. Back in the day, it wasn’t called FinTech. Interestingly, for almost a quarter century, tech … The post Are banks serious about fintech? Digital Bank Fintech Grid Opinion

Women in FinTech … yes, we care

Chris Skinner

So, I blogged last week about women in FinTech and whether we care, and got lots of replies … from women … who said yes, we care. One interesting insight is that … The post Women in FinTech … yes, we care appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Digital Bank Fintech Future Grid OpinionInteresting that there were not so many replies from the other gender, but hey what do you expect?

Fintech startups use unique approaches to payments to raise funding

Mobile Payments Today

As venture capital continues to look for new opportunties, startup firms in the fintech space are taking unique approaches to payments and financing to raise new funding to accelerate their growth

U.S. Congress Launches Task Forces for Fintech, AI

Bank Innovation

House Financial Services Committee has unanimously adopted two resolutions establishing task forces for fintech and artificial intelligence. Artificial Intelligence Compliance Daily Post 2 Exclusive Premium Security & Risk AI artificial intelligence Congress fintech regulation

Why Not All FinTech Providers Are FinTech Firms

PYMNTS

Such is the case in financial services, where “ FinTech ” is often used to describe financial technology vendors. “A FinTech is a term that’s become synonymous with innovative, agile and digital-first financial services companies,” said Thomas. The Promise of FinTech.

How Lehmans collapse started the FinTech fire

Chris Skinner

It’s interesting that the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) sparked by Lehman Brothers collapse in September 2008 sparked the FinTech revolution, according to some. Fintech Grid Opinion

Fintechs Face Difficult Regulatory Realities on Charters

Bank Innovation

Fintechs are having trouble facing reality when it comes to obtaining bank charters, FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams and Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting said here at the FDIC’s Fintech and the Future of Banking conference on Wednesday. WASHINGTON, D.C.

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Cambodia, Singapore In X-Border FinTech Pact

PYMNTS

Cross-border FinTech efforts have seen increasing participation from central banks and monetary authorities. The MOU dictates that the banks will train FinTech startups with an eye on cross-border transactions. The Fed And FinTech Firms.

#Money2020 USA: reaching FinTech 3.0

Chris Skinner

The first session had Amazon discussing … The post #Money2020 USA: reaching FinTech 3.0 Fintech Grid OpinionI enjoyed chairing a half day stream at #Money2020 in Las Vegas focused upon breaking news and views.

How APIs Safeguard Bank-FinTech Collaboration

PYMNTS

If you’re a bank where FinTechs are a big thing – like in the U.S. – Challenges and FinTech Needs. Banks can find it challenging, though, to determine which APIs will appeal to FinTechs and encourage them to create the services end customers want.

Fintech Is Back

Bank Innovation

EXCLUSIVE (SAN FRANCISCO) -- Welcome back to the fintech boom. At this time last year, fintech was in a downturn. Fintech venture funding was down more than 9% year-over-year; valuations seemed stuck. But the fintech market has rebounded.

FinTech and the Parent-Child relationship

Chris Skinner

Another theme that I talk about regularly, and that came up last week, is the FinTech relationship being like a parent and child. Fintech Grid Opinion

How much is a FinTech CEO worth?

Chris Skinner

That’s because they asked 500 FinTech companies how much they pay the CEO? And it … The post How much is a FinTech CEO worth? Fintech GridGood question, and it all depends on the revenue forecast.

South Africa Reserve Bank Launches Fintech Unit

Bank Innovation

South Africa’s Reserve Bank today unveiled a fintech unit. Based on a Finextra report, Groepe said of the fintech unit: Given […]. Exclusive Innovations Insurance Lending Mobile Open Fintech Payments Startups digital payments fintech Mobile banking

Where In the World Is Fintech Innovation?

Bank Innovation

Even in fintech. Smart, early-stage investment in AI and fintech have helped Canada become a research leader in machine learning and deep learning setting the stage for industry 4.0,” said […]. Location matters.

Kuwait Debuts FinTech Sandbox

PYMNTS

As evidence that sandboxes are ever-increasingly a global phenomenon, Kuwait’s central bank put forth guidelines this week that are geared toward companies seeking to meld financial technology (FinTech) and financial services (FinServ). FinTech Efforts In Africa.

BNP Paribas Opens Fintech Investment Fund

Bank Innovation

French bank BNP Paribas has launched a new fund to invest in fintech startups, the bank announced today. Capital Exclusive Startups BNP Paribas fintech investment French fintech startups

6 Hottest Startups From Empire Fintech

Bank Innovation

What’s hot in fintech? Regtech, insurtech, real estate, robos — all of those (and more) have enjoyed the fintech spotlight recently, with impressive startups on the leaderboard.

Five FinTech Themes from 2017

Chris Skinner

Following on from talking around the big ten tech themes last Friday, I thought I would follow up with five FinTech themes for right now. It was fun with the CEO, Bob … The post Five FinTech Themes from 2017 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Fintech Grid Uncategorized

Forging FinTech-FI Partnerships With mPOS?

PYMNTS

But FinTechs and financial institutions are increasingly crafting partnerships designed to help them both thrive in this global world of digital payment and commerce. After all, so much of what FinTech firms do is experimental and even unique.

The FinTech outlook for 2018

Chris Skinner

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. Fintech Future Grid OpinionI 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.

Telecom Fintech innovation is spreading

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In UK, FinTech Fundraising Gathers Steam

PYMNTS

Brexit may dominate the headlines when it comes to the United Kingdom, but FinTech funding proceeds apace, and financial backers show a continued sanguine attitude about the space. based FinTechs said they have garnered more than 200 million pounds. FinTech Efforts in Estonia.

Globalizing finance through FinTech

Chris Skinner

As this has happened, we have seen a counter-trend occurring, as the maturing FinTech specialists branch out to create global monoline services in platforms. Digital Bank Fintech Future Grid Opinion

FinTech and the world of investment banking

Chris Skinner

Some people talk about FinTech disruption and how payments and banking is being attacked and unbundled by start-ups, but we often look at banking too simplistically. Blockchain Fintech Grid Innovation

3 Notable Fintech Funding Rounds in March

Bank Innovation

Fintech funding is significantly on the rise. CB Insights' 2018 Q4 report showed a $21 billion, or 120% total increase in fintech funding from 2017 to 2018. And already this year, there have been several notable funding rounds.

FinTech Firms Tackle PCI Burdens With Hosted Checkout

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FinTech firms, however, are looking to lessen that work through their offerings: Modo , in one case, has a Modal component to its /Checkout product. “We Instead, they are looking to an expert — someone who has their head in the space such as a FinTech firm.