So How Exactly Are Citi and Nasdaq Making DLT Work for Them?

May 26, 2017    By : Aman Trivedi

Citi – one of the major bulge bracket players – in collaboration with Nasdaq, has recently introduced a settlement system for secondary market transactions concerning private company securities. The former has partnered with Chain for its DLT infrastructure needs. The

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MEDICI now! The balancr Story

May 26, 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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Top 20 Virtual and Plastic Prepaid Debit Cards for Hassle-Free Travel, Shopping, and Secure International Use

May 25, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

Prepaid cards are payment cards with a value stored on the card itself, unlike debit cards where an external account is maintained by a financial institution, or credit cards, which are subject to the credit limits set by the issuer.

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The 50+ Segment Will Spend $15 Bn on the Alternative Financial Services Sector by the End of 2017. What Are We Doing to Meet Their Needs?

May 25, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

Innovation in the financial services industry often aims to democratize access to financial products for the masses, boosting financial sustainability and long-term resilience for unforeseen circumstances. There is a particularly vulnerable group, however, that has not been tended to amidst

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Is the Dusk of Mobile Apps Inevitable?

May 24, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

Out of the almost five hours that Americans spend every day on apps, 73% of their time is spent on the top three apps. Without belittling the achievements of exceptions like Facebook, WeChat, Instagram and a few more apps consistently

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To Understand the Future of the Financial Services Industry, We Must Look Beyond FinTech

May 23, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

While businesses are catching up with the rise of e-commerce and the mobile-first world, physical interfaces altogether are gradually falling into obsolescence. The year 2017 gives strong reasons to believe that working on the enhancement of the experience with any

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Apply Now for MoneyConf 2017 – One of the Leading Conferences Hosting Innovators Who are Building the Finance Technologies of the 21st Century

May 22, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

In collaboration with the LTP Team, MoneyConf invites international professionals to attend one of the leading FinTech conferences in the world bringing together the innovators who are building the finance technologies of the 21st century together with leaders from the

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Customer Experience as a Competitive Advantage: How FinTech Startups Forever Changed User Attitudes in Banking

May 22, 2017    By : Artashes Vardanyan

The evolution of the customer service in traditional banking was very slow during the past few decades. One of the milestones in that matter was probably the invention of the ATM in 1967 for the automation of bank-teller operations. Then the

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FinTech Week in Review: Mimicry, Machine Learning, and the Business of FinTech

May 21, 2017    By : Patrick Rivenbark

This week, I’m inspired by Ben Thompson and James Allworth’s podcast, Exponent. A pitfall of our technology-obsessed business culture is that we forget technology itself is never enough. Technology must be applied in the right situation, in a sustainable business

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If We Ask The Wrong Question, We Will Get The Wrong Answer

May 20, 2017    By : Mehul Desai

When it comes to mPayments, the real question we need to ask is: Why are we still promoting a disjoint experience? The real solution cannot be about sliding high resolution images of cards and coupons sideways or flipping them around

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