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8 Startups Changing How Payments Work

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Back in the day, making a payment as a business or a consumer was pretty straight-forward. You could pay by cash or check. Then came credit cards followed by debit cards. While these all worked, they tended to be paper-intensive processes …

Ripple Technology Drives Invoice Trading Platform

Remember this spring when <b>Ripple’s</b> $28 million series A round overshadowed same-day news of the company’s expansion to Asia?<p>This week we learned that …

Slovenian startup Toshl reinvents its popular budgeting app for the modern banking era

Slovenia doesn’t often hit the mainstream startup radar, but one company from the small south-central European nation has built up a user base of 2.5 million people since its inception in 2010.<p>Available on the Web, Android, and iOS, Toshl helps its users track how much money they spend and what …

Apps

The Rise Of Social Platform Buy Buttons

Share Email<p>With Christmas a week away, the race is on for retailers to get consumers to press buttons — the “buy” buttons, that is.<p><i>Financial Times</i> …

Global Payments: A Quietly Quirky World

Share Email<p>Consumers in the developed world tend to think of their financial systems as complex, particularly as compared to the developing world. …

Who Will Create Faster Payments Rails?

Share Email<p>Usain Bolt is the fastest human on earth, an 11-time World champion and the first man to win six Olympic Gold medals in sprinting. One of …

FinTech

Will robos transform the wealth management industry?

Automated financial advisors, or robo-advisors, have enjoyed a brilliant start off the blocks in their race to disrupt the market for personal wealth …

The Moves That Shaped Payments In 2015

Well, here we are – just a few short weeks before 2015 is one for the history books. What a year it’s been.<p>In many ways, 2015 was the year in which …

5 interesting fintech startups from Singapore

The banking and financial services sector is steeped in tradition and proud of practices it has followed for decades. Highly resistant and stubborn …

The ‘Secret’ Video of IBM’s Digital Banking Platform

Have you seen the latest IBM Banking video? We’re guessing the answer is no, because the latest video only has 56 views (and we watched it a few …

IBM

Millennials Disrupt Traditional Shopping

Share Email<p>Staying relevant in today’s digitally driven retail world means looking beyond the status quo.<p>It means being innovative, being consumer …

eCommerce

Report: Blockchain Could Disrupt Capital Markets Within Decade

Blockchain technology is set to disrupt existing financial business models within the next five to 10 years, according to a new report by global …

10 Things You Should Know About Blockchains

Lets dive right in. 1) Peak Blockchain hype was October 2015 when it made the cover of the Economist. I’ve found there are a good number of people …

Web Hosting

Banks Should Prepare For The Internet Of Things

It is widely acknowledged that the Internet of Things (IoT) will have a huge impact on nearly every industry, and financial services is no exception. Gartner estimates that connected devices will reach an installed base of 25 billion units by 2020, with an annual compound growth rate of 35.2 …

How will blockchain technology transform financial services?

<i>This article first appeared on The Financial Times.</i><p>Related Posts:<p>UK group claims blockchain breakthrough<p>European court ruling bolsters bitcoin<p>Have we …

How Machines Learn (And You Win)

“Machine learning.” You’ve heard the term, and you probably nod in agreement when someone tells you how important it is. But secretly you may not be sure what it is or how it works. Ask your data scientists to explain, and you may get lost in a sea of specialist talk about forks, leaf nodes, split …

Check out 10 technologies that could change your life in 2016

Introduction<p>Forget drones, FinTech and (especially) apps that claim to be 'digitally disruptive'. The big tech trends that will have a significant …

How Predictive Analytics Is Revolutionizing Investment Banking | Articles | Analytics

The Business Insider’s recent decision to declare Goldman Sachs a ‘Tech’ Company drew consternation from many in the banking community. The online …

Insufficient Technology Expertise In Bank Boardrooms, Says Accenture

Bank boardrooms dramatically lack technology expertise with only 6% of board directors and 3% of CEO of the world’s biggest banks having expertise in …

Markit and CLS to provide cross currency swaps settlement

Financial information provider Markit and foreign exchange settlement service CLS have launched a new service for the cross currency swaps market.<p>The …

Curious Users Approve of EyeVerify Mobile App

Eye vein biometrics specialist EyeVerify says it is getting positive feedback on its mobile app.<p>The app, available through the iOS app store and …

Banking

Misys launches FusionCapital in the cloud

We are pleased to announce Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is the first partner to provide a highly secure, enterprise-grade cloud platform for …

Cookies Wants To Become The Venmo Of Europe

Many have tried, but no European company has become as successful as Venmo so far. Venmo is a great way to pay back your friends in a few taps without having to pay any fee. But its main issue is that it only works in the U.S. Stealth startup Cookies wants to do just like Venmo, but in …

Goldman Sachs wants to create its own version of bitcoin

Goldman Sachs has developed its own cryptocurrency for a settlement system for trading stocks, bonds and other assets, according to a recently published patent filing.<p>The New York-based financial giant made a patent application last year for a new virtual currency called SETLCoin, which makes it …

Goldman Sachs