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More money, more deals, more partnerships, more platformization (that word courtesy of analyst Ron Sh
January 31 · Issue #17 · View online
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More money, more deals, more partnerships, more platformization (that word courtesy of analyst Ron Shevlin on our podcast).
- Zack Miller, Tradestreaming
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On the podcast this week...
[podcast] QED Investors’ Caribou Honig on his experience investing in some of the hottest fintech firms in the world
The Incumbents
What Bank of America’s race to cardless ATMs says about the future of banking
Biggest global banks at Davos: We're all fintech innovators now
DTCC wants to coordinate industry activity on distributed ledger tech
Dave Robertson of Treasury Strategies on how companies are improving transparency into financial risk exposure
Payment firm, Tsys acquires TransFirst for $2.35bn
Why bank fintech accelerators are destined to die
The Startups: Who's shaking things up
NYT: How roboadvisers stack up against each other
How Robinhood became the first financial app to receive an Apple Design Award
Robo-advisor Betterment launches business platform
Broken TransferWise all “smoke and mirrors”?
Moven partners with loan refinancers, Payoff and CommonBond
Spare change investment platform, Acorns launches education site
Tencent’s WeChat Wallet lands in Hong Kong, beating Apple Pay to market for mobile payments
Startups raising/Investors investing
Is VC the right money for fintech?
Citi Ventures invests in working capital marketplace, C2FO
College Ave Student Loans scores $20m
Blockchain Capital raises $13m for second fund
Leftover currency converter TravelersBox raises $10m
Social investing startup SprinkleBit raises $10m
Dopay, payroll company for the unbanked, raises $2.5m
MIT spinout Insurify raises $2m to replace insurance agents with robots
Tools of the trade
More banks sign up for SWIFT nascent payment tech initiative
Custodian of self-directed/alternatives IRA, Pensco acquired by Opus Bank for $100m
Rise of the artificially intelligent hedge fund
Marketing and investor behavior
Why senior financial professionals should care about bitcoin and blockchain technologies
Mobile services pay off for FIs, research finds
4 ways leading financial companies are targeting millennials
The state of P2P lending: What will 2016 look like after bull market of 2015?
Fees on mutual funds, ETFs tumble toward zero
New financial products
Venmo platform-izes, opens payment service to third-party apps
Structured products & securitization moving online
Financial Ecosystems: Where's the action at?
Canadian adoption of fintech products set to triple in a year: report
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