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Goldman Says It Can Beat Fintech Ventures With Online Loan Terms

Goldman Sachs Group Inc., the Wall Street investment bank pushing into online consumer lending, expects it can make loans on more competitive terms …

McKinsey says digital finance adoption could add trillions to high growth economies

Adoption of digital finance could add $3.7 trillion to the GDP of emerging markets economies, including $1.1 trillion in China alone, according to a new McKinsey & Company report.<p>The strategy consulting firm’s Global Institute released <i>Digital Finance For All: Powering Inclusive Growth in Emerging</i> …

Financial Services

Passive aggressively ask friends to pay you back with Facebook's new feature

Facebook Messenger has a new payments feature and it might make some of your conversations a little awkward.<p>The new feature being will suggest users …

Facebook Messenger promotes P2P payments

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Facebook Messenger is introducing a new function, called "chat assist," which will use machine learning to prompt users to undertake specific tasks based on what they say in …

3 key financial lessons I learned from playing golf

I took up golf about five years ago, and I have been surprised by the many lessons I've learned. Foremost, I never dreamed I could find time to play, …

Peer-to-peer companies set their sights on disrupting the insurance industry

Start-ups are using new strategies to bring disruption to the trillion-dollar insurance industry.<p>One such company is the peer-to-peer lender …

There's no such thing as free financial advice

How much are you paying for financial advice?<p>It might seem like a straightforward question, but a majority of Americans who have a financial advisor …

When Will Central Banks Embrace Bitcoin?

Morgan Stanley Investment Management's Max Raskin weighs in on the future for bitcoin. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)

These Technologies May Actually Deliver Elon Musk’s Dream of Changing the World

As Tesla founder Elon Musk promises to change the world, starting with a giant battery factory in the Nevada desert, investors from Toronto to Tokyo …

What is the impossible trinity?

<i>This week “The Economist explains” is given over to economics. Today’s is the last in a series of six explainers on a seminal idea.</i><p>IN THE run-up to …

Economics

Private Equity Is the New Hedge Fund

Hedge funds have served publicly as this year's whipping boy for angry investors. They've been hammered with some of the biggest withdrawals since …

Billionaire John Paul DeJoria considers 3 factors before he launches a business

John Paul DeJoria knows when he's got his fingers on a product with serious potential.<p>Before he co-founded Paul Mitchell hair products and Patron …

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Thought coding was just for geeks? Even five-year olds are at it

If you thought computer programming was just for software engineers or wonks, think again.<p>Popularity is growing globally among young students who are …

How billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk got his start

Whether or not you think Elon Musk can recover from the very public SpaceX failure, there's no denying he's a visionary.<p>The CEO of SpaceX and Tesla …

Elon Musk

Returns vary widely for robo-advisors with similar risk

Automated investing services, known as robo-advisors, offer low-cost portfolios designed for each investor's risk tolerance — but the bespoke nature …

How to scale personalized learning

A systemwide approach offers the best chance of reaching the most students.<p><b>The US public education system</b> is struggling to meet the needs of its …

Pedagogy

Uberworld

“LET’S Uber.” Few companies offer something so popular that their name becomes a verb. But that is one of the many achievements of Uber, a company …

Autonomous Vehicle

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Banking News

7 Hours Ago<p>SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, July 6- Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell spends more time with U.S. lawmakers, White House advisers, and …

Federal Reserve

The evolving role of credit portfolio management

Banks can no longer manage loan books in isolation. A new survey reveals how portfolio managers are dealing with growing complexity.<p><b>Credit portfolio</b> …

How wealth managers can transform for the digital age

Wealth-management incumbents can meet digital disruption head on by understanding core changes in their industry—and focusing on what really matters …

Banking

Vamos! There's a 3-point plan for equity investing that's generating 23% returns

Frustrated equity investors looking to ditch the "monkey-and-a-dartboard" approach to stock-picking have been offered some new advice from a …

Digital Payments Are Shaking Up Asia's Credit Card Industry

Free rice cookers and suitcases were among the special deals that tempted Chiu Wing-suet into accumulating her 20 credit cards, many of which are …

‘Shark Tank’ investor Robert Herjavec: 10 reasons why most businesses fail

Most start-ups fail, and "Shark Tank" judge and business icon Robert Herjavec says there are 10 main reasons why.<p>Before starting his information …

Banker Who’d Revolutionize Money Says It Can Be Done From Within

Frank Breitenbach would like to pull apart the global financial system, while he’s still in it.<p>And then put it back together again, only this time …

Asia loses its policy punch as consumers pile on debt

Puangpeth Urabut, a 40-year old government employee in Thailand's northeastern province of Nong Bua Lamphu, is the archetypical Thai consumer -- …

Would you go for gold?

In a turbulent financial market, gold's shine has caught the eyes of famed investors, including Bill Gross, George Soros, Stanley Druckenmiller and …

Trump voters and gold buyers may have something in common

Gold buyers may be the Donald Trump voters of the commodities market, according to a mining analyst who says this year's bullion rally may push …

BofA CEO: Banks Are Big Because Our Economy Is Big

Brian Moynihan, chairman and chief executive officer at Bank of America, discusses the strength of the U.S. banking system, changes made following …