Jordi Torres

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The Swedes rebelling against a cashless society

<b>Sweden is winning the race towards becoming the world's first completely cashless society, but there are growing concerns it's causing problems for the elderly and other vulnerable groups.</b><p>None of the High Street banks around Stockholm's spotless Odenplan square handle cash any more.<p>You can only pay …

FinTech

PayPal to roll out banking products for the ‘unbanked’ in the weeks ahead

PayPal is expanding into traditional banking through partnership with smaller banks to offer consumers debit cards connected to their PayPal accounts, along with direct deposit for paychecks and other services, according to news the company shared with The Wall St. Journal. The company says its new …

FinTech

Corporates clamour for enriched data rather than faster payments

Despite industry buzz about faster payments, corporate treasuries and commercial bankers rate obtain...

JPMorgan invests in risk management fintech

AccessFintech, a British risk management platform designed for banks, brokers and buy-side firms, announced on Tuesday that JPMorgan Chase has become …

JPMorgan Chase

Machine Learning In Python for Trading

<b>Introduction</b><p>Machine Learning has many advantages. It is the hot topic right now. For a trader or a fund manager, the pertinent question is “How can I …

Machine Learning

This Online Tool Generates High-Quality Geographic Maps of Data in Seconds

Have you ever had to create a map for your project, thinking you could get it done within 30 minutes, but then spent an entire afternoon on it? …

Maps

The Serial-Killer Detector

A former journalist, equipped with an algorithm and the largest collection of murder records in the country, finds patterns in crime.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Thomas Hargrove is a homicide archivist. For the past seven years, he …

Crime

5 Open Source Libraries to Aid in Your Machine Learning Endeavors

Machine learning is changing the way we do things, and it's becoming mainstream very quickly.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Machine learning is changing the way we do things, and it’s becoming mainstream very quickly.<p>While many factors have contributed to this increase …

Machine Learning

How McDonald's Is Getting Ready For The 4th Industrial Revolution Using AI, Big Data And Robotics

Some experts might say McDonald’s, the fast-food burger joint that truly needs no introduction, was behind its competitors in embracing big data and artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance operations, but there are signs the Golden Arches is turning things around and improving business results in …

Customer Experience

HBR Guide to Data Analytics Basics for Managers

Publication Date: <b>April 03, 2018</b><p>Don't let a fear of numbers hold you back. Today's business environment brings with it an onslaught of data. Now more than ever, managers must know how to tease insight from data--to understand where the numbers come from, make sense of them, and use them to inform …

Management

How Facebook Users Can Tell If Their Information Was Shared With Cambridge Analytica

Millions of Facebook users began to be alerted this week that their data was compromised in the Cambridge Analytica breach with a notification at the …

Amazon Wants to Get to Teenagers Before the Banks Do

Amazon.com Inc. has millennial shoppers nailed down. And their parents. And most of their grandparents.<p>But one group of potential customers has …

10 Banking Channel Metrics That Have Dramatically Changed in 10 Years

It shouldn’t be hard to convince you that the banking industry has changed dramatically over the past 10 years.The introduction of smartphones …

Administrative Law

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 …

Banking

Are banks ready for digital transformation?

I meet a lot of senior executive teams of large banks. Some are visionary, many are committed and a large number understand that life is changing. …

SpaceX Will Test the Engines of the World's Most Powerful Rocket on Tuesday

The SpaceX Falcon Heavy is one step closer to liftoff.<p>On Tuesday afternoon, the company will test fire the engines on its newest rocket at the …

Banks Deploy AI to Cut Off Terrorists’ Funding

One thing that makes ISIS so hard to fight is that the terrorist network is diffuse and scattered, with small cells of operatives all over the world. …

Millennials will morph banks into software companies: Telstra

To win over millennials in the digital future, banks will need to overhaul their IT systems and morph into "programmable enterprises", where success …

Klarna, a Swedish fintech unicorn, gets a full banking licence

BANKS moan incessantly about over- regulation. Yet their banking licences come with perks: in most places only licensed institutions can accept …

With $1.6 million in funding, Zently now helps roommates split bills

Earlier in the spring we told you about Zently, a new app for renters that helps them pay rent on time and flag maintenance issues to their landlords. Now the app can hook into your bank account, allowing roommates to more easily split shared expenses. And the company has raised a bit of funding as …

Real Estate

Honeydue is a money management app for couples

Honeydue is a mobile app that aims to reduce money-related arguments between couples by offering tools to share information on respective account balances and spending.<p>The app also lets couples stay on top of money matters in other ways, such as being able to comment on individual transactions and …

Oxford Uni wants budding entrepreneurs for its online ‘fintech’ course

Learn how to “develop disruptive fintech innovations”.<p>Disruption 101<p>It’s a bold pitch, especially one for an online learning course, but Peter …

Glint is a stealthy London fintech startup that promises to turn gold into a ‘new global currency’

Glint, a stealthy London fintech startup that promises a new “global currency,” has raised £3.1 million from a plethora of individual backers in the financial services and asset management space, alongside early-stage investor Bray Capital.<p>They comprise Haruko Fukuda, former CEO of the World Gold …

How Digital Knowledge Management Will Help Banks Improve Reputation And Customer Centricity

<b>Over the last couple of years, we’ve seen The Competition and Markets Authority investigate the retail banking sector in the UK to try to open the</b> …

Customer Experience

Facebook to open source LogDevice for storing logs from distributed data centers

Facebook is planning to open source LogDevice, the company’s custom-built solution for storing logs collected from distributed data centers. The company made the announcement as part of its Scale conference.<p>Logs are used to track database events. If a server suffers an outage for any reason, …

10 Algorithms Machine Learning Engineers Need To Know About

This column is authored by content analyst and tech writer,The post 10 Algorithms Machine Learning Engineers Need To Know About appeared first on …

Machine Learning

How in the World Does Venmo Make Money?

It doesn’t directly bring in much revenue now. But thanks to its silly-seeming social feed, that might soon change.<p>Every year, billions of dollars change hands in needlessly clumsy ways. Parents realize they’re short on cash and go out of their way to stop at an ATM so they can pay their …

FinTech

What is Blockchain Technology?

A blockchain is a data structure that makes it possible to create a <b>digital ledger</b> of all bitcoins transactions and share it among a distributed …

Mobile banking may be hurting other channels

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>In their Q2 2017 earnings calls, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo touted rising mobile banking adoption — but new research suggests it may have an adverse effect on legacy …

Your Banker Is Always In: Sweden Rolls Out the Robots

Aida is the perfect employee: always courteous, always learning and, as she says, “always at work, 24/7, 365 days a year.”<p>Aida, of course, is not a …