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How The Points Guy became the industry's best content channel

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October 8 · Issue #103 · View online
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How The Points Guy became the industry's best content marketing channel
Content marketing is hot in finance, but it’s a blog about airport lounge access rules and retired airliners that’s become the industry’s favorite way to go to market. The Points Guy offers digital investment startups a model for their own “financial education” or “financial literacy” ventures
Connect your jeans with your suits: How tech is changing bank leadership
There’s a new leadership role inside banks that’s responsible not for digitizing finance, but for managing finance in an increasingly digital company.
A Maine credit union is testing an Alexa skill for banking
The industry has high hopes for voice-enabled customer experiences, but the channel is still in early stages of development. A Maine credit union launched an Alexa skill for banking, a first among credit unions in the U.S.
Cheatsheet: Everything you need to know about ICOs
Since 2013, total funding for token sales has reached $2.3 billion. So much is going on in this world (including 2 countries banning ICOs, celebrity endorsements, and the SEC providing guidance. Here’s a cheatsheet to get up to speed on ICOs.
Five ways to close the gender gap in fintech (Sponsored)
Organizations like Girls Who Code and Girls Who Invest have made a tremendous effort to encourage young women to pursue careers in STEM fields. Here are five solutions that can increase gender diversity in fintech.
Competition in PFM market heats up as HSBC gears up to launch Beta
As banks enter the PFM market, more pressure is being exerted on startups to differentiate themselves. HSBC took a major step into the PFM space by announcing a beta app that offers a dashboard of customer accounts with personal finance insights and advice.
Inside Bank of Ireland's cross border payments push
Bank of Ireland wants to grow its reach in the U.S., a country where it doesn’t have brick-and-mortar branches. The bank has launched a digital cross-border payments service to gain a foothold in the increasingly competitive global payments market.
Why Deutsche Bank is suddenly big on open source
Deutsche Bank has open sourced its code for the very first time, making digital interactions more seamless and taking advantage of the distribution channel open source offers.
Cheatsheet: What you need to know about fractional investing
The ability to invest in a portion of a share may just move the needle for an industry keen on reaching millennials beset with student debt and other expenses. Here’s a breakdown of fractional investing and what it means for the industry.
What we're reading
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Starling Bank expands to offer business accounts
How fintech startups are using big data to solve China’s huge credit gap
Why are Amazon, PayPal meeting with bank regulators?
Bank of Montreal and Toronto-Dominion lead peers in pot accounts
Is Yahoo turning into a fintech company?
Bitcoin’s rise happened in shadows of finance. Now banks want in
Goldman Sachs made a big hire in electronic trading and is exploring the world of Bitcoin trading
Navient to buy fintech lender Earnest for $155 million
Startups say this fintech ‘lab’ is giving them needed access to Wall Street and regulators
Bank of America embarks on cloud-first digital transformation
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