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Apple stock tanked this week when it reported the first year-over-year quarterly sales drop since 200
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Apple stock tanked this week when it reported the first year-over-year quarterly sales drop since 2003. And with the plunge, luster has come off the tech sector. Valuations are being reset and a little more pragmatism is finding its way to the market. The big banks also, for the most part, reported weak quarters. It’s time to get back to building businesses.
– Zack Miller, Editor-in-Chief, Tradestreaming

The Incumbents
5 things Goldman Sachs’ new online consumer bank is not
The Startups: Who's shaking things up
[podcast] How to build a bank with no branches with’s Ben Katz
For roboadvisers, the next bear market is make or break
What’s next for personal financial services?
OnDeck prices $250m securitization
Online lender, Upstart doesn't see any worsening of credit performance
French startup has no bank license, but it's got a million PINs
Focus on marketplace lending
WTF is marketplace lending?
Slowdown in marketplace lending? Maybe, but digitization is on fire
Growing pains of marketplace lenders
Startups raising/Investors investing
Alibaba's Ant Financial raises $4.5b in world's largest private tech investment round
SPAC formed by Blackstone's Chu files to raise up to $1.1b
Citi Ventures make strategic investment in alternative lender BlueVine
Macquarie agrees to lend £40 million on LendInvest mortgage platform
Remitly raises $38.5m for global expansion
Trōv lands $25.5m and launches on-demand insurance
European P2P lending platform, Lendix grabs $13.5m
Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary has a man-to-man talk about alternative lending
Tools of the trade
Fintech patent trolls can't be allowed to win
Morgan Stanley report dampens distributed ledger hype
What the heck is wrong with online account opening?
Innovations in Islamic Finance 2016
Marketing, data, and user behavior
6 awesome things hit show Billions says about today’s financial industry
The 40 coolest people in UK fintech 2016
Uber of the sky, JetSmarter targets financial professionals with new ads
Lead generation is cratering in online finance
Christine Duhaime: Iran to take leading tech role as it rejoins the global finance community
Indian fintech sector proving to be talent magnet
New financial products
Could Apple be your next bank?
Shopify launches cash-advance service for merchants
What we're reading
New Zealand's 'stunning' $5 bill named best banknote of the year
Unmasking the men behind Zero Hedge, Wall Street's renegade blog
'I never wanted to work at an investment bank - that's where creativity goes to die'
What would happen if we just gave people money?
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