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This How Google Plans To Win Your Wallet

Imagine never carrying cash again. I know; it’s crazy. Dystopian, even, depending on your point of view.<p>A couple of weeks ago, <b>Alphabet</b> (GOOGL) struck a patent swap deal with Tencent, the Chinese chat, gaming, and payments leader. Many believe the deal is all about re-entering the Chinese …

FinTech

Fintech continues to push into car lending as Chase partners with AutoFi

The car-buying experience isn't one that a lot of people look forward to. But even after you've found a vehicle to buy or lease, a additional ordeal lies at the end of the process: financing.<p>A number of new fintech startups are working to ease this pain point and make it possible for consumers to …

Automotive Industry

THE POINT-OF-SALE APP MARKETPLACES REPORT: How payments firms are upgrading their service offerings to meet evolving merchant demands

More than two years after the EMV liability shift in October 2015, most large merchants globally have upgraded their payment systems. And beyond upgrading to meet new standards, many major retailers are adopting full-feature, "smart" devices — and supplementing them with valuable tools and services …

FinTech

Central Bank of Papua New Guinea Embraces Blockchain in Effort to Help Unbanked

In an effort to streamline their banking services and push Papua New Guinea (PNG) forward as an emerging marketplace, the country’s central bank has …

15 Logo Design Trends Emerging Today

We teamed up with the brilliant minds at LogoLounge to provide our readers with an extensive look into this year’s logo design trends and insights in …

Graphic Design

Walmart in Talks With Finance Startup Affirm to Offer Loans to Customers

Walmart Stores Inc (WMT) is in talks with financing startup Affirm Inc to use its services to offer installment loans to customers with limited …

Max Levchin

The Ins and Outs of a Design Sprint

Finally, a design approach you can't afford to ignore.<p>"We wanted to make the best for the most for the least"<br>- Charles Eames<p>When was the last time …

Design

AI Needs UX Designers, Too

“Agentive technology” is a quietly humming buzz-phrase, appearing in my Twitter feed from time to time (and now my physical library at home), and it …

Artificial Intelligence

Empathy fuelled Customer-Centricity

Almost every company or business has put innovation and customer-centricity as their core business driver and design thinking as their go-to …

UX Design

5 UX tips from Facebook's VP of Design

Julie Zhuo, VP of product design for Facebook, has been at the company since 2006. Since joining, she’s helped grow the service from eight million college and high school kids to over one billion people worldwide.<p>How’d she do it?<p><b>Do more</b><p>Julie is a huge proponent for getting your hands dirty. When …

European banks to launch blockchain trade finance platform

Seven of Europe’s biggest banks are stepping up their attempts to shift trade finance on to blockchain technology by hiring IBM to build a platform …

Blockchain

Fintech unicorn TransferWise reaches profitability, planning ‘new financial services’

What’s more mythical than a unicorn? A unicorn that is profitable. Six years after launch, TransferWise, the London-headquartered international money transfer startup, which was most recently valued at a reported $1.1 billion, has announced that it has finally reached profitability this calendar …

Profit

Venmo reportedly made physical debit cards for a trial run

Venmo is reportedly taking a leaf out of other digital payment services' book and making a physical debit card. According to <i>Recode</i>, the PayPal-owned mobile app created to make going Dutch with friends a lot easier has already begun testing a card that would allow users to spend the money in their …

This Startup Uses Machine Learning To Turn UI Designs Into Raw Code

Developers often have the task of translating web design mock-ups into lines of code. What if a machine could do it for them?<p>Being a UI or graphic designer who can also code gives you a leg up in today’s world of digital design. For everyone else, it’s a collaborative, somewhat backwards process: A …

Machine Learning

Why Tom Kelley of IDEO is the ultimate disciple of ‘design thinking’

In our 16th episode, we talk with Tom Kelly, a partner at IDEO, about the definition of innovation, how to take back your creative confidence, and the habits that can shape not only your current design team, but the up-and-coming design leaders of the world.<p>The word “innovation” has gotten …

Design

THE FINTECH PROFITABILITY REPORT: Why fintechs are struggling to turn a profit, and the hurdles they must overcome to see success

<i>This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here.</i><p>Most fintechs, even the unicorns, aren't profitable.<p>Despite having innovative ideas and live products that are …

Profit

BBVA Taps Blockchain to Make International Payments in Seconds

Blockchain may finally be moving out of the lab and into the marketplace.<p>Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA, Spain’s No. 2 lender, has executed its …

FinTech

How fintechs are using AI to transform payday lending

Fintech startups looking to disrupt payday lending are using artificial intelligence to make loans with rates as low as 6% and with default rates of …

AccuWeather app now lets you look at forecast in VR

The app is available on the Oculus Store for free.<p>Planning to check the weather online but not quite sure what it will look like outside? …

motion design | Abduzeedo

articles on<p>motion design<p>Motion Monday is our Motion Design Inspiration<p>Miroslav Dimitrov and eDesign Ltd. shared an awesome motion design post on …

Graphic Design

20 of the Best Free Fonts for Designers

Finding stylish fonts for your design projects can be a major time sink -- especially when you have to wade through seemingly endless pages of …

Typography

More products for more banks

Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re expanding coverage for our account authentication product, Auth, to more than 60 institutions. On top of …

Bank of America

Apple shares new iOS 10 Design Resources available in Sketch and Photoshop templates

Following the update to their Apple News Format Design Tutorial, Apple has just published an update to their iOS Human Interface Guidelines with new iOS 10 design resources. The resources include templates and UI materials to help designers quickly design iOS applications.<p>In the past, Apple has …

Top 3 Banking Platforms Taking Off in Fintech (FISV, QTWO) | Investopedia

Technology has changed consumers' expectations about business relationships across the board, and banking is no exception. Traditional banks tend to …

Homeland Security to Use Blockchain in Tracking Goods & People Globally

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is preparing to utilize Blockchain technology in securing the transmission and storage of data collected by …

Americans use debit cards twice as much as credit cards

Credit cards have been making headlines recently for their tempting sign-up cash bonuses and flashy travel perks. In the meantime, another payment …

Personal Finance

15 Must-See Expert Speeches for UI/UX Designers

The year is counting its last days. As we could see in the article devoted to design trends in 2016, it’s been a bright, dynamic and diverse year for …

The Best Mobile Banking Apps Of 2016

Mobile banking apps are increasingly becoming more important than bank branches. A recent study showed that people visit branches at less than half the rate that they use banking apps. The trend is only expected to accelerate, as banks continue to close branches and invest more heavily in …

Banking