5 Reasons Why Neobanks Are So Cool (And There Is No Trouble With Tandem)

March 23, 2017    By : Vladislav Solodkiy

Neobanks and challenger banks raised more than $300M of investments in the last year, as you can find in the new issue of “Money Of The Future” annual FinTech report. Three weeks ago Atom Bank, a UK-based startup that is

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Online Lending for Students Is on the Rise

February 24, 2017    By : Vladislav Solodkiy

Online lending service for students SoFi (Social Finance Inc.) is close to raising about $500 million in a funding round expected to be led by private equity firm SilverLake Partners to bolster the expansion of its online lending businesses and

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What Is the Future of Revel With New Owner and CEO?

February 10, 2017    By : Vladislav Solodkiy

After many months of speculation about a potential acquisition by IBM or private equity firms, point-of-sale payments company Revel Systems announced that WCAS (Welsh, Carson, Anderson and Stowe) has led a large growth round in the company that will make

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Five New Types of Insurance: From Revenge Porn To Drones

November 12, 2016    By : Vladislav Solodkiy

In the recent FinTech report “Money of the Future ‘H12016,” you can find the latest trends in InsurTech – one of the fastest growing verticals in FinTech, which has generated $3 billion in new investments in 2015 (with the total

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BaaS is becoming the sexiest vertical in fintech

November 6, 2016    By : Vladislav Solodkiy

BaaS (bank-as-a-service) is the new black. One week ago former Barclays CEO Antony Jenkins has launched a new startup that aims to modernise the back office technology used by banks. 10x Future Technologies is working on a cloud-based core banking

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The Game of E-Wallets: The Era Of ‘Cold War’ Between West (PayPal, Apple Pay) and East (Alipay, Samsung Pay, Paytm)

August 23, 2016    By : Vladislav Solodkiy

There will be more than 4.8 billion individuals using a mobile phone by the end of 2016; consequently, e-wallets keep growing at a faster rate. And Asia is the fastest growing region for smartphone usage with low penetration of financial

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