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Millennials: The ultimate subjective 5 facts guide to understanding their decision making | World of FinTech

3 minutes<p>Born in 1980, I was one of the first Millennials, not that I knew it at the time. I was an early adopter. And now everyone in finance is …

Millennials Ditch Big Banks and Go Local With Their Money

Millennials are increasingly shunning big banks and going local with their money.<p>Community banks won with younger customers last year, netting a 5 …

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How Millennials Are Creating a Financial Technology Revolution

As digitally native millennials begin to increasingly change the way in which they use their money, both startups and large companies are having to adapt to meet their demands<p>It's clich to discuss the ways in which millennials are changing the world, but as the largest generation in America …

Mobility and security in the banking industry

April 21, 2016<p><i>By Robert Capps, vice president of business development, NuData Security</i><p>Cyber threats have become so widespread and well orchestrated …

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A 'robo-advisor' startup founded by a team of ex-Goldman Sachs employees is coming to the UK to take on Nutmeg

The company first launched its digital wealth management platform in Germany in 2015. It plans to go live with it in the UK in the second quarter of 2016, after recently gaining approval from the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority).<p>Scalable Capital, coheadquartered between London and Munich, will use …

15 Blockchain-Powered Wallets

Coinprism is a free online bitcoin wallet allowing users to store and create their own coin (by coloring bitcoins). Users can create, issue, send and …

PayPal just poured millions into a popular startup that helps millennials invest by answering two simple questions

PayPal contributed the majority of the investment.<p>The raise brings Acorns' total funding to $62 million and aligns it with the biggest name in financial technology.<p>Acorns' goal is to capture millennial investors by boiling down the act of investing to small decisions, cofounder Jeff Cruttenden …

Fintech could be bigger than ATMs, PayPal, and Bitcoin combined

Fintech broke onto the scene as a disruptive force following the 2008 crisis, but the industry's influence on the broader financial services system is changing.<p>The fintech industry no longer stands clearly apart from financial services proper, and is increasingly growing embedded in mainstream …

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5 Awesome Festivals in India You Shouldn't Miss

Indian culture is pretty damn ancient and the variety of what it has to offer is quite mind-boggling. The festival of Diwali has just gone by for example, with its lights, colors, fireworks and delightful cuisine. Diwali is only one of a whole gamut of multifarious celebrations that punctuate the …