A Unique Position of the US Payments Industry – Interview With Sean Rodriguez, Faster Payments Strategy Leader for the Federal Reserve System

August 16, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

While there are always costs and risks involved in implementing new technology, faster payments solutions with broad reach and strong safety standards in place could lead to many benefits for society as a whole, advocates the Federal Reserve. In fact,

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FinTech Will Play an Instrumental Role in Re-Establishing Institutional Leadership in Niche Markets

August 15, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

As influential as the FinTech community may seem to dedicated parties, the environment that entrepreneurs were determined to disrupt went through a learning curve and is rapidly balancing itself. More precisely, the environment – constituted by institutional leaders or large

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MEDICI now! The Payza Story

August 11, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

MEDICI now! Startup Stories highlights the companies that are shaping the new financial technology industry. Keep an eye out each week for new stories! If you or someone you know should be highlighted, send us a note. Without further ado…

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The Payments Industry Has a Place for Any New Solution That Actually Solves a Need

August 10, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

On the future of business, omnichannel commerce, and the role of company culture in facilitating sustainable growth in a rapidly changing environment, the LTP Team had the pleasure of interview Drew Sementa, the CEO of Tidal Commerce, a payments technology

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Open-F@b Call4Ideas 2017 by BNP Paribas Cardif Is Building Tomorrow’s Insurance on a New Paradigm: Innovate to Prevent, Assist & Protect

August 7, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

One of the top 10 insurance companies in Italy – BNP Paribas Cardif – is building tomorrow’s insurance on this new paradigm: innovate to prevent, assist and protect. At its fourth edition of Open-F@b Call4Ideas, the international contest for startups

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How Financial Institutions Are Stepping Up Their Game in Wealth Management

August 7, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

A moment of ‘weakness’ turned into an opportunity Financial technology startups can undoubtedly be credited with accelerating the pace of innovation adoption in the financial services industry, and wealth management, in particular. As fairly noted by Reuters, companies like Betterment

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Digital Systems Will Drive Globalization & Redefine Competitive Advantage for Nations

August 2, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

Cash continues to be used in ~85% of global consumer transactions Despite strongly rooted belief in the digital future of businesses, cash is still the king in the vast majority of countries. Even with highly fragmented digital payments market, in

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India Offers the Highest Expected ROI on FinTech Projects – 29% Versus the Global Average of 20%

July 28, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

2017 is shaping up to be a pivotal year for FinTech globally The year 2017 is a pivotal year for the FinTech community around the world as external forces significantly affect the underlying technology and market trends. Despite courageous efforts,

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MEDICI now! The FuturePay Story

July 28, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

MEDICI now! Startup Stories highlights the companies that are shaping the new financial technology industry. Keep an eye out each week for new stories! If you or someone you know should be highlighted, send us a note. Without further ado…

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Payments – A Fading Experience

July 26, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

Despite the ever-growing number of payments service providers, the payment experience itself will inevitably fade away into history (more precisely, become a back-end operation). However convenient and user-friendly modern payments solutions developed by financial technology startups can be, the transactional

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