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No-fees mobile bank Chime raises $70M Series C, valuing its business at $500M

Chime, the San Francisco-based challenger bank known for its consumer-friendly features and lack of fees, has raised $70 million in Series C financing, led by Menlo Ventures. The round, which also included existing investors Forerunner Ventures, Aspect Ventures, Cathay Innovation, Northwestern …

11 CEOs and founders on whether cryptocurrencies will be mainstream in 2019

While bitcoin is the king of cryptocurrencies, most people still aren't using it day to day, and thousands of other coins remain largely …

TransferWise partners with France’s second largest bank BPCE Groupe

TransferWise might be best known for its international money transfer app, but the European fintech unicorn has always had ambitions of being a broader platform play entirely agnostic of how you access the service. This includes providing banks with access to the TransferWise API to power their own …

FinovateSpring 2018 : retour sur les tendances de l'industrie bancaire

Depuis plus de dix ans, les conférences internationales Finovate mettent à l'honneur les technologies bancaires et financières les plus innovantes. …

Acorns hits 3.5 million users, sees 100,000 sign-ups for retirement product in its first month

It looks like the investment service Acorns may turn into an oak faster than expected.<p>Billed as an automated investment manager for the people, Acorns is off to a blistering start with its new retirement account service picking up 100,000 accounts in its first month.<p>Unlike other investment …

Retirement Planning

Banks Are Adding Crypto Trading to Their Resumes

If clients want to play around with virtual currencies, banks will want to help them do it.<p><i>This post originally appeared in Money Stuff.</i><p>The job of a bank's trading desks is to help their clients trade the financial stuff that they want to trade. There's no especially coherent conceptual definition …

Swedish fintech startup Tink launches open API platform for third party providers takes on Europe

Tink press (collage)<p><b>Swedish startup Tink just launched a service that could disrupt the entire Nordic fintech ecosystem.</b><p><b>The startup's new API platform, launching today, will give third-party developers access to consumers' account data from hundreds of Nordic banks and financial institutions.</b><p><b>The</b> …

Revolut launches spare change savings tool

Digital banking startup Revolut has launched a tool, called Vaults, that lets users round up and sav...

How Long Should It Take to Build a Digital Bank?

To keep up with the market, the competition and the consumer, financial institutions that want to roll out a digital bank need to move quickly.The …

Riyad Bank to issue contactless bracelets

Saudi Arabia's Riyad Bank is getting into the wearables market, launching a contactless bracelet and...

Capital One virtual assistant can now issue virtual card numbers

US bank Capital One is bidding to make online shopping safer through a new feature within its Eno ch...

This serial entrepreneur wants to disrupt peer-to-peer lending, using blockchain

In Hollywood, you’re practically nothing if you’re not a triple threat. If you can’t sing, act and dance, you can pack your bags.<p>Similar to Hollywood, to succeed in the business world, you need to have a multitude of skills. From intelligence to trustworthiness, there’s seemingly an inordinate …

Google Wanted to Know What Makes a Manager Great, So It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

Good leaders avoid micromanaging.<p>20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. <i>What's a google</i>?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's …

Leadership

The Banking Industry Sorely Underestimates The Impact of Digital Disruption

Digital technologies are rocking every corner of the banking industry. The speed and scope of disruption is happening at a pace that is catching …

Amazon’s checking account push could be bad news for Mastercard, Visa

Jeff Bezos changed the way America shops. Now, he wants to change how it pays for things.<p>With a foray into financial services, Amazon.com Inc. could …

Why Blockchain is Cloud 2.0: Expert Take

<i>In our Expert Takes, opinion leaders from inside and outside the crypto industry express their views, share their experience and give professional</i> …

Blockchain

Proof of Work, Proof of Stake and Proof of Burn

Learn the differences between the colloquially accepted meaning of different proofs within the cryptocurrency world of Bitcoin, Ethereum and then …

Bitcoin

This Is the Most Popular Keto Recipe on Pinterest

This past January Kitchn did a deep dive into the ketogenic diet. The high-fat diet puts people in a state of ketosis where their bodies burn fat …

8 High Protein Crockpot Recipes You Should Make For Weight Loss

Losing weight can be difficult — but it’s a lot less of a challenge when you plan your meals carefully and keep things as simple as possible. Since …

Cooking

Babb raises $20m for blockchain banking platform

Having just raised $20 million in a sold-out token sale, British blockchain-based banking platform B...

MIT researchers say nuclear fusion will feed the grid “in 15 years”

A new research push aims to make the silver bullet for our energy problems a reality by 2033—a very ambitious target.<p><b>The news:</b> MIT says its …

Square Cash is adding ACH deposits

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here.</i><p>Square Cash (Cash App), Square's proprietary digital peer-to-peer (P2P) payments offering, has started supporting ACH-based direct …

Bitcoin Is Ridiculous. Blockchain Is Dangerous

On the days when Bitcoin crashes, a holiday atmosphere takes over in my corners of the internet. People tweet screengrabs of Reddit fights. It’s …

Peter Thiel

Banque De Luxembourg

“With Cap4Lab and MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform, we have been able to realize the modular architectural vision for the bank. This composability and …

Tuto : les gaufres à la poêle qui révolutionnent le petit-déj

<b>Plus besoin de gaufrier pour se lancer dans une mission gaufres.</b><p>© Club Sandwich<p>Quand Jamie Oliver partage une recette sur son compte Instagram, nous …

Amazon Targets PayPal Strategy in Forging Bank Partnerships

Amazon.com Inc. wants to appeal to more cashless customers, like tech-savvy millennials, while trying to cut its transaction expenses, copying a …

Bientôt, tous nos comptes sur une seule app

KBC en tête, les banques belges vont lancer la version multibancaire de leur app: le client y retrouvera aussi les comptes à vue détenus dans …

Amazon wants to start offering bank accounts

Besides e-commerce and tech, Amazon also has its fingers in the brick-and-mortar retail, grocery, and shipping businesses, to name just a few. Its …

Ce que nous réservent les cartes bancaires de demain

Capteur d’empreinte digitale, écran ou bouton, nos moyens de paiement embarquent davantage de technologie pour tenter d’apporter davantage de confort …

Banks are finally preparing to use cryptocurrency to move money between them

The world’s biggest banks aren’t immune from cryptocurrency euphoria, with a range of projects underway to explore how traditional financial firms can benefit from the innovation. Swiss banking giant UBS and 10 other companies say that they plan to use the technical idea behind bitcoin—a …

Blockchain