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Ireland flexing its claws to go after FinTech

...a shame about the photo they picked. not exactly ferocious.

A point of note, emerging payments player, Stripe, moved to the US...

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Millennials will bring impact investing mainstream

A convergence of factors drives this including:

  • Millennials being a global generation
  • Advances in models for doing good and making...

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More money, more startups

Big banks are starting to make more room for startup-style innovation. Finovate has become a place for these disparate worlds to meet....

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12 High-Flying Demos from Day 2 of Finovate

Bank Innovation's favorite presentations from day 2 of Finovate.

The second and final day of Finovate Fall 2014 saw several strong presentations on the stage in the grand ballroom of New York’s Hilton...…

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Ten Winning Demos from Day 1 of Finovate

Bank Innovation's favorite presentations from day 1 of Finovate.

As always, many solutions were geared toward investors and money managers. There were no solutions having anything at all to do with...…

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Facebook gets a "Buy" button

Twitter has got one already and now facebook has one too. The "Buy" button is powered by Stripe and is not the first time the two...

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Citizens Financial Group makes tepid market debut

Despite the rip roaring IPO of Alibaba last week Royal Bank of Scotland's US arm, Citizens, had a slow first day of trading today ,...

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Could 'front running' be the next banking scandal?

Banking regulators are looking at the way important financial benchmarks have been calculated, amid allegations that they have been...

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FinovateFall 2014 Best of Show Winners

I must have been at a different show as I am not sure Finovate Fall had (as they would claim) some of the most innovative new tech out...

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Meet the rats that trade better than humans

April fool? Watch "Lehman" the rat trading gold futures and USD at Rattraders.com. According to the site rats outperform most human...

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Mobile Wallet Laughingstock Clinkle Finally Launches To Let You Pay Friends And Earn “Treats”

Wow is that it? A $30M prepaid card program run through Bancorp? What a load of old cobblers

Here’s how Clinkle works. You can send money to other Clinkle users for free as long as you send it from your bank account. Clinkle’s...…

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Wal-Mart teams with Green Dot on checking account

Wal-Mart and Green Dot take aim at both traditional financial institutions and some money management start-ups by keeping fees low and...

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Amazon Loses Key Payments Product Leader to......Microsoft

Mr. Del Rey at Re/Code gets the scoop again.. Iain Kennedy, a six-year veteran of Amazon who ran a set of payment related products...

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Banks Experiment with Apps for the Underbanked

About 8% of U.S. households are unbanked and another 20% are underbanked (FDIC). However Underbanked consumers are adopting mobile...

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Building a more effective cybersecurity defense

Why are the number of cybercrimes increasing? This article highlights three new reasons. 1) An explosion of data, connections,...

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Venture funding soars for cybersecurity startups

The current cybersecurity technology defenses aren’t working and startups are being created to fix the problems. Venture funds are...

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Tinder-style shopping app lets users buy with a swipe

A new startup, Spring, is bringing Tinder functionality to shopping. The mobile app has simplified online shopping by making purchases...

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Apple Wages War on the Wallet

Will this be a replay of the trick Apple played on the music industry? Bring 'em in close and then slaughter them!! Apple will...

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CARDLAB ACQUIRED BY BLACKHAWK

What started out as a sketch on the back of a napkin in Dallas TX over several fabulous bottles of red in 2007 turned into a GREAT...

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Bitcoin gets boost as U.S. watchdog approves first swap

TeraExchange launched a swap based on the bitcoin virtual currency late last week and became the first to receive approval from a U.S....

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Node.js at PayPal

While it's easy to let engineers be engineers, it can payoff to take risks and push them outside of their comfort zone. Since Node.js...

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The Alibaba effect on the IPO market

Alibaba's massive IPO will impact the timing, size and valuation of many other companies who are expected to IPO in the coming months.

...many Internet and tech companies with IPOs in the pipeline will wait to see how Alibaba performs before moving forward with their own...…

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Young Americans hate cash

A recent poll of Americans by CreditCards.com found that those between the ages of 18 and 29 hate cash so much that 51% of them will...

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Banks did It Apple’s way in payments by mobile

As expected Apple's 9/9 event caused plenty of fintech buzz. It's unknown what impact Apple Pay will have on merchants, banks and...

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Fitch: Lending Club IPO to be a milestone in P2P evolution

Fitch, the ratings agency, provides an opinion on the upcoming Lending Club IPO and the impact that it will have on the P2P market.

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FinTech Collective's very own Gareth Jones was featured on Alley Watch's 21 People in the NY fintech scene you need to know about

It should come as no surprise that FinTech Collective's very own Gareth Jones was featured by AlleyWatch as someone in the NY fintech...

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Alibaba IPO: Chairman Ma's China

Jack Ma has grown an enormous company while navigating a changing consumer culture and an uncertain Chinese regulatory environment.

[Alibaba] is an internet company that makes a profit, bestrides the world's most dynamic e-commerce market and will next week stage one...…

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Amazon, Alipay, PayPal are quietly becoming big lenders

Alibaba's updated IPO documentation shows just how big Alipay has grown. And a number of tech companies are expanding their influence...

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Check out IBM’s proposal for an internet of things architecture using Bitcoin’s block chain tech

Paul Brody from IBM thinks that the data spinning off of the Internet of things in a few years may not be worth sending and storing in...

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Your Peers and Your Portfolio

A great bit of research demonstrating why individuals pay more attention - and are compelled to act - when looking at something in...

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Pay by what?! That's right PayByAss

Money2020 organizers take the light-side of the end of cash and the proliferation of cashless payment options.

...with a cameo by...

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Isis — the payments consortium, not the jihadist group — rebrands its mobile wallet as Softcard

What the #%@& next?!? That must be the question these guys are asking themselves? Apple and MCX mobile payments announcements can't...

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Apple's Mobile Wallet May Not Pay Off for a While

Nudy photo's getting stolen from iCloud, reminding merchants to turn on the NFC capability in their POS systems and educating the

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Bitcoin Available at 10,000 Indomaret Stores in Indonesia

Indonesians can now buy Bitcoin at over 10,000 Indomaret stores in the country. With a population of 238 million and with more than 200...

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Banks want to keep your digital ID in their vaults

Britain’s high street banks are making a push to be the repositories of more than just money: they want to be the safe place where...

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Apple teaming up with Visa and MasterCard on iPhone wallet

The new iPhone will make mobile payment easier by including a near-field communication chip. For Apple, the push to create a mobile...

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IEX Group raises $75m in push to become a stock exchange

Upstart trading venue IEX Group has raised $75m to help fund its efforts to become a registered U.S. stock exchange. IEX was featured...

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