The Open Banking Story – MEDICI Roundtable Discussion

January 18, 2018    By : Diwakar Mandal

MEDICI has been at the center of several discussions on FinTech trends and developments around the globe. While there are a lot of events, conferences and talks happening around the world, the commercial angle of these discussions leads to a

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Daily Review: The Rise of Ecosystems & Platforms

January 11, 2018    By : Elena Mesropyan

One of the most interesting reads of the day brings up a grand picture of business model development – ecosystems and platforms. While both with industry-specific opportunities and challenges, particular attention is paid to the ecosystem approach being the future

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Let’s Talk About Insurance Before Amazon Disrupts It

January 5, 2018    By : Matteo Carbone

I love insurance, and I have dedicated my career to the innovation introduced by InsurTech. The year 2017 has been a year full of InsurTech discussions for me: I took 187 flights to discuss InsurTech in 35 cities in 15

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Daily Review: Will 2018 Be the Year of the Bank of Amazon?

December 13, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

As technology companies are gradually invading the financial world, the circle tightens up around the most expected step – fully-fledged banking services from the likes of Amazon. The year 2018 will reveal startups to be a healthy push to innovation

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos & Brother Mark Give a First-of-Its-Kind Interview About Growing Up and Secrets to Success [Video]

November 16, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

In this first-of-its-kind conversation, the Bezos brothers discuss their early influences, habits for success, and predictions for the future. Through family stories, two brothers explain the value of resourcefulness, self-reliance, and persistence in building a successful business. Amazon CEO Jeff

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Daily Review: Alternative Lending Shows Positive Momentum – Q3 Earnings Reports

November 10, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

Business lending has traditionally been dominated by institutional players. Over the past several years, however, a gap in SME financing has been taken close to the heart by technology giants and startups alike. “There are a number of tech companies

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The Epic Lesson Banks Can Learn From Amazon

August 3, 2017    By : Corey Gross

About 20 years ago, when Jeff Bezos took Amazon public, he told his shareholders that delivering the best customer experience was his primary objective – even if it came at the short-term expense of shareholder value. And 20 years later,

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How Tech Giants Took Over the Mobile Payment Market

July 31, 2017    By : Blake McCall

In the last decade, mobile payments have started taking hold worldwide as consumers ditch cash and cards, and instead use their smartphones to complete transactions. While many of the financial innovations we see today are spearheaded by insurgent FinTech trendsetters, the mobile payment

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Time for Regulators to Point Way Forward. FinTechs Can’t Wait Much Longer

July 5, 2017    By : Stefanie Schmidt

The digital transformation of the financial industry is advancing at breakneck pace. Marcus – Goldman Sachs’ new online lending business – just recently announced that it already hit a $1 billion milestone within less than a year of existence. P2P

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Global FinTech Funding Reached $36 Bn in 2016 With Payments Companies Securing 40% of Total Funds

January 2, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

The year 2016 will be carved in our memories for many reasons – unexpected political events (Trump, Brexit, to name a few), loss of iconic figures in sport, politics, art and entertainment, significant M&A deals, and much more. More importantly,

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