PayPal Explores Crowdfunding, Launches Money Pools [Curated Content]

November 14, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

With its latest move, PayPal explores another line of business – crowdfunding – with a competitive edge for its current customers. While renowned platforms collect fees from campaigns, PayPal offers the service for free (for now and for its account

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Alternative Lending Shows Positive Momentum – Q3 Earnings Reports [Curated Content]

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 New Divine Comedy: FinTech’s Two Circles of Hell

October 17, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

How many FinTech startups does it take to create one comprehensive payment solution? Apparently, close to 1.5K. That is how many FinTech startups are operating in the payments segment – one of the most represented and well-funded segments in FinTech

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FinTech Ups & Downs [Curated Content]

October 17, 2017    By : LTP Team

If the history of FinTech teaches us something, it’s that unexpected things happen. Seemingly successful cases meet speed bumps, pivoting the history of the whole segment. Today’s picks are dedicated to that – to the ups and downs of remarkable

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The Secret of Success in FinTech: Partner, Merge, Acquire

October 10, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

Everything new is well-forgotten old. FinTech is not a disruptive force (and blockchain is not a disruptive technology). Rather, it’s the history of institutional banking repeating itself. And the further into 2017, the more apparent it is that the global

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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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How Square Quietly Inches Closer to Profitability, Continuously Surpassing Expectations

June 19, 2017    By : Blake McCall

Square was started in 2009 to enable businesses to accept card payments, an important capability that was previously inaccessible to many businesses. Since then, Square has continued to expand its product offerings to match the needs of its customers 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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How FinTech Impacts Purchasing Behavior and Enhances Business Efficiency

January 20, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

  Customer purchasing behavior has been significantly transformed since the accelerated adoption of FinTech solutions, known for their convenience, customer-centricity and emphasis on UI/UX rather than the movement of funds. Technology and experience-focused solutions like PayPal, Venmo, Square, Stripe comprised

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FinTech Is a One-Stop Shop

November 22, 2016    By : Elena Mesropyan

A milestone moment in the financial technology world happened when a first challenger bank received its banking license, making FinTech a one-stop shop for financial services for individuals and businesses. Any service in banks’ value chain can now be substituted

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