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There was a lot of talk this past week of the Uberization of finance. Whether it's happening or not,
 
November 22 · Issue #7 · View online
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There was a lot of talk this past week of the Uberization of finance. Whether it’s happening or not, users are getting treated to a renaissance of new finance tools. From apps that track spending and saving to loyalty points optimization tools to portfolio trackers and risk managers to hundreds of different options to finance a small to medium business, fintech is bringing it. 
We’re here at Tradestreaming to help make sense of all the fundings, product launches, and partnerships – to separate real trends from fanboy hype. To understand how disruptive technology is impacting today’s financial industry.
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This week's Tradestreaming podcast
[podcast] LendKey’s Vince Passione: There’s no Uber-ization of finance because the banks will adopt technology. Eventually.
The Incumbents
CME, London Stock Exchange Form Blockchain Group
Fidelity Investments won't exercise its option to continue Betterment deal as it nears launch of its own robo
The Startups: Who's shaking things up
Tilt CEO James Beshara on UK launch and European expansion
US WeChat users can now send Western Union money transfers
Orchard Partners with Bloomberg. Will Distribute Marketplace Lending Index
Startups raising/Investors investing
Blue Elephant Capital’s Brian Weinstein bullish on boat finance, platform lending
Lending Company Earnest Raises $275 Million As FinTech Remains In The Spotlight
Artivest’s James Waldinger on bringing private equity and hedge funds into the digital era
Ebury raises $83 million from Vitruvian Partners and 83North
Fundrise Raising $50 Million for Real Estate Crowdfunding
Tuition.io Raises $5 Million
Bitcoin fintech payment service provider Align Commerce raises $12.5M
Card.com to Expand Mobile Technology Offering and Generate Customer Growth With $9 Million in Funding
Sensible Lender Raises £7M in Venture Capital
UK financial tech startup SalaryFinance raises $6.1M from Brightbridge Ventures
Tools of the trade
How Riskalyze's Aaron Klein is giving investors permission to ignore short-term risk
LG Gearing Up To Launch LG Pay
Wallaby optimizes loyalty points by making personalized credit card recommendations | Tradestreaming
Discussing Machine Learning and Financial Services
Marketing and investor behavior
10 Best Investing Sites for Mobile User in 2015: Dalbar
The Role Bank Branches Play in a Mobile Age
Individual investors will increasingly drive future of asset management
New financial products
Banks being disrupted…by search engines?
Bloomberg Gadfly debuts in bid to shake-up financial commentary space
Will IEX Become a New Stock Exchange?
Wait, Did Facebook Just Build A Kickstarter Competitor?
Lending Club Running Test To Fund Google AdWords Customers
Crowdfunding platform borrows a page from private equity
Financial Ecosystems: Where's the action at?
MIT Launches First Graduate Fintech Course
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