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This bull could run to New Year's

The Halloween Effect official begins during the six trading days before Halloween. So far, so good. This article suggests that the...

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Reddit gets into crowdfunding with Redditmade

Reddit is starting to monetize its 115 million unique monthly visitors. The company plans to launch a virtual currency and a...

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Apple Pay Rival and Walmart-backed MCX Hacked

A little bit of press this week in prep for Money2020 and bingo.. The Hackers turn up!

MCX, which describes itself as “the only merchant-owned mobile commerce network built to streamline the customer shopping experience,”...…

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Banks join wave of investors in cyber security start-ups

Brooks weighs in on this timely Financial Times article on Banks needing to pay board level attention to cyber security.

Brooks Gibbins founded the Fintech Collective to help major financial companies including BNY Mellon, MasterCard and the insurance...…

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CurrentC Is The Big Retailers’ Clunky Attempt To Kill Apple Pay And Credit Card Fees

Can't wait to see how cr*p this is at Money2020 next week.

Long before Apple Pay, big brick-and-mortar retail chains were conspiring to sidestep the typical 2% to 3% fees they’re charged by credit...…

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Race to be the big wheel in fintech

Politicians’ pronouncements are often evasive but when George Osborne declared his hopes for the future of financial technology in...

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Ebola fear factor in the stock market

Are the markets suffering from Ebola fear mongering? It's clear the market doesn't know how to react. The market is placing bets on...

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John Lewis reveals UK shopping habits

Over half of the customer traffic to the website of John Lewis, the UK department store chain, comes from mobile devices, overtaking...

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Nimbl, a new cash delivery service

Could it be possible that people are too lazy to use the closest ATM? A new startup from San Francisco named Nimbl is making ATM-style...

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Are we in a fintech bubble?

Apparently not yet!

For starters, the financial market is just too large — it’s worth more than a trillion dollars. And this year alone, banking and security...…

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The Case Against Apple Pay

Another good artcile putting Apple Pay into perspective. Food trucks and startups that rely on Square or Amazon or PayPal to accept...

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The World Of Everything-As-A-Service

TechCrunch discusses the rise of platforms. This movement is making it faster, easier and less expensive to create businesses both...

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Months After Its “Upgrade,” Simple’s Online Bank Is Still Broken

Starting a bank is sodding hard. Moving a start-up bank onto a platform like BBVA looks like it's even harder!!

Things started off poorly for Simple when the scheduled maintenance window for the August “2.0 upgrade” went longer than expected. But...…

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Why Bitcoin’s Price is Irrelevant to Its Success

Perhaps we need to see less headlines about Bitcoin’s price, and more headlines about Bitcoin-based innovations and applications.

But today, in reality, the majority of Bitcoin-enabled services are basically still in the oven, in the labs, in development, or in the...…

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The CME Invests in Payment Network Dwolla

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) announced this week that it had led a $9.7M round of funding in payment network Dwolla. Is the...

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UK government backs fintech industry

The Milken Institute discusses what the UK is doing to capitalize on the growing fintech ecosystem. Tax advantages, favorable...

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FinTech startups are booming

Last year global private fintech startups raised nearly $3 billion. The startups that are receiving funding are disrupting or...

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Banks Unite to Set Up One-Stop Bond Shop

Launching initially in Europe, Neptune is the latest in a string of U.S. and European attempts to make corporate-bond trading more...

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Estify Raises $1.5 Million To Roll Out Insurance Software For Auto Repair

Both Snapsheet and Estify are emerging disruptors in the car insurance space. Snapsheet recently raised a $10M series B.

There’s a rift between insurance companies and repair shops, explains Jordan Furniss, one of Estify’s co-founders. “[Insurers] write up a...…

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How Sydney can become a global fintech hub

Australia has historically been a good pocket of fintech innovation. A new report crystallizes the opportunity to take action....and...

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Thousands of jobs to go in Lloyds revamp

Lloyds which includes the brands Halifax and Bank of Scotland has already shed as many as 37,000 jobs since its bailout in 2008. The...

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Mobile banking key to financial inclusion

The number of users for mobile banking tripled last year in Bangladesh. This is a perfect example of how mobile phones can bring...

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Prison bankers cash in on captive customers

The Center for Public Integrity traveled around the U.S. to investigate the growing web of prison bankers, private vendors and...

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Which Countries Will Buy Into Bitcoin?

We continue to be interested in how emerging markets and the blockchain might provide the most interesting use case for Bitcoin. Here...

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A Brooklyn Court Sends a Message to Banks

A jury in Brooklyn found that Arab Bank knowingly supported terrorist activities during the second Palestinian intifada (2000 to 2005),...

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Banks - You’re boring. Get used to it

Post financial crisis, the regulators have successfully argued that banks should be run as utilities, not casinos. As such banks have...

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