Christopher Bennett

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Atlassian’s two-year cloud journey

A couple of years ago, Dropbox shocked a lot of people when it decided to mostly drop the public cloud, and built its own datacenters. More recently, Atlassian did the opposite, closing most of its datacenters and moving to the cloud. Companies make these choices for a variety of reasons. When …

Elasticity

Funtainers: The Beauty of Running Containers as Functions

“Serverless Doesn’t Actually Mean That There Are No Servers. It Just Means That You Don’t Have To Deal With Them Anymore,” so the saying goes.<p>At the …

DevOps

Do you really think that Google or Amazon want to be a bank?

I’ve said continually that firms like Google and Amazon will never open a bank. I still believe that this will be the case – Facebook and Apple also …

How to See Machu Picchu on a Budget

Traveling to Machu Picchu is expensive, especially compared to the rest of Peru. The journey to Aguas Calientes, also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo …

"Alexa, pay my mortgage"

Picture a world where voice allows you to control your thermostat, lights, or fridge temperature, and to pay that bill you almost forgot.<p>This may …

Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent and Their New Online Banks

December 26, 2016 Comments Off on Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent and Their New Online Banks China, Fintech news, Government activities, Mobile-first banks<p>…

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Easily integrate global banking<p>into your app or business<p>by using our unique banking and compliance platform<p>and our rich set of super simple …

future of banking

We know from in-depth interviews with hundreds of banking customers, that they value three things, above all else,<p>Visibility.<br>Control.<br>Impartial …

Banking

BBVA launches its Open Banking business | BBVA

Open Banking

Beyond banks: The rise of contextual financial services

<b>… and the digital revolution merging banking services with our daily lives.</b><p>When you think of financial services, from making a money transfer to …

Banking

Lessons I Learned While Building A Digital Bank In Africa

Today is a special day for me for two reasons: firstly, it's my birthday! Secondly, it's the day we officially "soft-launch" our digital bank, by …

Why "Marketplace banking" is better for newcomers while "Platform banking" fits incumbents

It’s been more than a year since I wrote down my thoughts on what I defined back then as marketplace (or "Fintech") banking and we are already …

Banking

What makes DBS different?

I just had a whirlwind visit to Indonesia to support DBS in the rollout of their digibank service there. It was a very short visit, but a packed …

Meniga Launches 'FitBit-Inspired' Finance App Improving Saving & Spending Skills

A new ‘gamified’ digital personal finance app has been launched by Meniga, a European next-generation banking solutions provider that helps millions …

Customers

Blockchain for Grown Ups Part 2: What's Real?

The Secret to Moonshots? Killing Our Projects

At X, I see up close every day how messy innovation is<p><i>These days it’s Alphabet not Google and just plain “X” not Google[x]; otherwise the mission</i> …

Announcing Venturers, the business innovation community

Kiwis are famous for embracing innovation and challenging the norm to create a better way of doing things. Every day we meet business owners across …

The future of finance: Banking as a platform

Technology has lent itself well to changing and revolutionizing the world around us. Over time, technology has changed the way we communicate with each other, travel from place to place, conduct business, and how we maintain and organize our lives.<p>As more technology has developed over the years and …

The three sexiest words in FinTech

I recently opened an investment fund for blockchain start-ups in partnership with Life.SREDA, who produce a report on the state of FinTech twice a …

This German startup wants to be your bank (without being a bank)

BERLIN — “That is f*cking clever,” said Ben Floyd, 33, as we sat in a trendy cafe in Berlin’s Mitte district. Floyd, who runs a digital agency in …

Developing a global financial architecture

Nik Milanovic Contributor<p>Nik Milanovic is a fintech enthusiast and COO at Petal. He was previously at Funding Circle and Stanford.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The Third Age of credit<br>• The next revolution will be reclaiming your digital identity<p>An odd paradox exists in the way capital moves around …

KYC-Chain is The Only Blockchain Finalist In The 2016 Fintech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific

<b>The 2016 Fintech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific organisers have revealed the names of the eight qualifying startups. For this year, the focus was on</b> …

CommBank hires Chip the robot for AI push

23 August 2016 | 8974 views | 0<p>Commonwealth Bank of Australia has made a high-profile and expensive hire: Chip, a humanoid robot that will be used to …

HSBC, 11 other banks sharpen focus on fintech innovation

Eight financial technology start-ups, including companies from Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and Germany, are looking to introduce innovation that …

TCS throws weight behind blockchain

<b>Bengaluru:</b> Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS) is throwing its weight behind blockchain and getting ready to launch core banking software based on …

What would a disruptive bank look like?

A while back, I got into a to-and-fro on Twitter with Marc Andreessen and Chris Dixon about banking, which garnered a fair amount of interest and …

Clever Kash Teaches Saving To The Virtual-Payment Generation

A penny saved is a penny earned.<p>Thanks to Square, Venmo, PayPal, and Google Wallet, “cold, hard cash” is slowly becoming obsolete. That’s changed how purchases are made, and it’s also starting to affect how children squirrel away savings and receive allowance.<p>The Kiwi bank ASB, along with ad agency …

Building a digital-banking business

Banks have been using digital technologies to help transform various areas of their business. There’s an even bigger opportunity—go all digital.<p><b>The</b> …

How enterprise architects can help ensure success with digital transformations

Those who design and steer the development of the technology landscape can mitigate risk by setting operating standards and promoting …

20 Fintech Companies to Watch

To identify fintech startups deserving of special recognition this year as part of the FinTech Forward program, a team of <i>American Banker</i> editors, BAI …