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Sneak Peek: The new Payments screen

Hi everyone, I am Amber, a UX designer at Starling. Recently I’ve been working on the “Pay” section of our app and today I’m excited to share this …

UX Design

Machine learning in finance: The Why, what & how

Machine learning in finance may work magic, even though there is no magic behind it (well, maybe just a little bit). Still, the success of machine …

Machine Learning

Millennials and money

Dubai:<p>Question: What’s common to wanderlust, smashed avocado toast, full moon yoga and impact investing? Answer: They are all things typically dear …

Middle East

A bank branch for the digital age

Far from rendering the bank branch obsolete, digital technology holds the key to the branch of the future.<p><b>The bank branch</b> as we know it, with tellers …

Banking

So, you think you need to be a bank?

In 2010, Metro Bank was the first high street bank to be launched in the UK for over 100 years. Since then, the UK banking sector has continued to …

Financial Services

Features | Quietus Charts | Albums Of The Year So Far 2018: In Association With Norman Records

Here is our albums of the year so far chart. It’ll make you laugh. It’ll make you cry. It’ll change your life. Probably all three at once if you …

Arctic Monkeys

Why the future of banks does not solely rely on bankers

By Gustavo Burnier, Managing Director UK, Designit To succeed in today’s financial landscape, banks must look at how they can best meet the demands …

Customers

Moneysupermarket sets up fintech JV to digitise the mortgage market

39 minutes ago | 256 views | 0<p>Price comparison website Moneysupermarket is moving into the mortgage market, setting up a joint venture with the …

Mortgages

This is how banks can use digital tools to stay ahead of a trillion-dollar opportunity in the bill pay market

<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>Between housing costs, utilities, taxes, insurance, loans, and more, US adults paid an estimated $3.9 trillion in …

Customers

Venmo: how the payment app exposes our private lives

Venmo is unusual because it combines social media with financial transaction. It’s hard to gauge expectations of privacy<p>Anyone can track a Venmo user’s purchase history and glean a detailed profile – including their drug deals, eating habits and arguments – because the payment app lacks default …

Santa Barbara

Panic Roils China's Peer-to-Peer Lenders

China’s savers are rushing to pull money from peer-to-peer lending platforms, accelerating a contraction of the $195 billion industry and testing the …

Stock Markets

7 Essential Lessons For The Banking Industry From American Express

American Express has developed a strong digital engagement process that provides guidance for banking firms wanting to acquire, onboard and build …

Banking

Purpose Can Boost the Bottom Line

Companies looking for more than a short-term return are embracing purpose as a business strategy, not an add-on to business as usual. And the …

Public Relations

How FinTech Initiatives Are Driving Financial Services Innovation

It was on this date, July 11, in the year 1804 in Weehawken, New Jersey, that Alexander Hamilton, architect of the American financial system, met his fate at the hands of Aaron Burr. Some would argue that the financial services industry has changed very little since then. Change has some slowly to …

Financial Services

Is insurance a rich enough game to disrupt?

For the last decade, the largest technology companies have increasingly looked outside of tech to grow their operations. From automotive to retail to groceries, these companies use massive competitive advantages in the form of data, consumer relationships and software engineers to fundamentally …

Asia

Pension saving if you’re on a low income

“Save for a pension? No chance! I’ve got nothing left over!”<p>Unsurprisingly, we talk a lot about pensions here at PensionBee. We think it’s key that …

Retirement

Google Pay rolls out support for peer-to-peer payments and mobile ticketing

Google is making several updates to Google Pay, its recently-rebranded service for all its different payments tools. Most of these updates were announced earlier this year, but now, Google says they’re actually going live in the app.<p>One of the additions is peer-to-peer payments. You could already …

Google Pay

How Chime Bank Is Using AI to Drive Growth and Open More Accounts

Here's how one digital bank is using predictive personalization on its website to open 79% more new accounts in just ten weeks.The post How Chime …

Customer Experience

8 nifty, new apps that will help you save money

Arguably everyone experiences financial challenges at one time or another. For some, the challenges are relatively small and insignificant. For others, money issues become big, scary and stressful.<p>No matter where your income-to-spending ratio currently sits, one thing remains true — you can save …

Personal Finance

Apitalism: Banks' API Monetization and Open Banking Ecosystems

<b>We have been living in a very busy banking landscape especially for the past couple of years, new technologies and trends come and go in speed light.</b> …

Open Banking

Deep insights, broad solutions: How banks can win in the vast housing ecosystem

The value of an ecosystem is closely tied to how many connections it can make in the service of customer needs. To strengthen their natural position …

Innovation

What if people were paid for their data?

“DATA SLAVERY.” Jennifer Lyn Morone, an American artist, thinks this is the state in which most people now live. To get free online services, she …

Artificial Intelligence

‘A way of monetizing poor people’: How private equity firms make money offering loans to cash-strapped Americans

The check arrived out of the blue, issued in his name for $1,200, a mailing from a consumer finance company. Stephen Huggins eyed it carefully.<p>A loan, it said. Smaller type said the interest rate would be 33 percent.<p>Way too high, Huggins thought. He put it aside.<p>A week later, though, his 2005 Chevy …

Finance

Digital Currencies And Credit Cards Have Subways To Thank For Their Existence

If you’re in Vancouver, you might have a Compass, or in Sydney, an Opal. San Francisco favors the Clipper, while it’s the Navigo in Paris, and the Snapper here in Wellington. But arguably, the most iconic transport smartcard in the world is London’s Oyster card. And it turns out that it’s …

Credit Cards

Thousands of Swedish citizens have adopted biochips over wallets

Biohacking is as lively as ever in Sweden, with thousands of citizens now opting for surgically implanted microchips to access their personal …

Personal Information

Headcount Growth Of 10 Most Mentioned European B2C Challenger Banks (Update)

A snapshot from June 2015 to June 2018<p><i>Updated version of</i> <i>https://bit.ly/2K6Ogf9</i> <i>, published in June 2017.</i><p>By definition “<i>a B2C challenger bank is a lean</i> …

LinkedIn

Everything You Need To Know About What Amazon Is Doing In Financial Services

From payments to lending to insurance to checking accounts, Amazon is attacking financial services from every angle without applying to be a …

eCommerce

The Banking Industry’s Guide to Major PFM Providers

Personal financial management tools need to do more than simple budgeting. Here are seven solutions that provide analytics that can help consumers …

Budgeting

These are the 50 hottest fintech startups in Europe right now, as London fights to keep up with innovation

Over half of the 2018 Fintech50 are based in London, as it fights to keep its crown amid increasing competition from startups in cities like Berlin, …

Hall of Fame

Back to the future: How Artificial Intelligence is reshaping human experience

New technologies are redefining industries, blurring traditional boundaries and creating new opportunities on a scale never seen before.<p>New …