Innovation: Banking vs. Google, Apple and Amazon

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Innovation: Banking vs. Google, Apple and AmazonFinTech, Regulation, Technology

by Forbes on September 19, 2014 with 0 comments

When it comes to banking loyalty is down, regulation is up, threats loom from tech firms, innovation is important, and so, sort of, is digital. The annual Temenos survey checked with 198 senior bankers, so it measures their perceptions of the marketplace. And as my story about Harvard Business Review and Verizon’s study of going …

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Apple Pay: Mobile Payments Hit the Big Time

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Apple Pay: Mobile Payments Hit the Big TimeFinTech, Mobile, Technology

by Matt Stone on September 18, 2014 with 0 comments

Last week Apple announced something more important than any smart watch could ever be. While everyone seems to be talking about the Apple Watch—part gadget, part fashion accessory—Apple’s new mobile payment Apple Pay is the real news of the online season. Disruption has always been Apple’s specialty. They did it before by reimagining of digital …

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Significant Events in Fund History (INFOGRAPHIC)

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Significant Events in Fund History (INFOGRAPHIC)Data Visualization, Fund Marketing

by Luke Hinchliffe on September 16, 2014 with 0 comments

Money doesn’t grow on trees, but in the 1620s in the Netherlands, it blossomed from the ground in the form of brightly colored bulbs. This may sound like something out of a fairytale, but tulips reached immense popularity during the Dutch Golden Age and actually created the world’s first economic bubble. The overpriced tulips had a …

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FinTech Startup Labs On Growth Path From London To Hong Kong

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FinTech Startup Labs On Growth Path From London To Hong KongFinTech

by Forbes on September 12, 2014 with 0 comments

Financial technology (fintech) innovation labs are popping up all over. Today Dan Schulman, Group President for American Express Enterprise Growth, announced details surrounding the company’s Financial Innovation Lab. As part of the company’s financial inclusion mission and partnering with Ideas42, the AMEX Financial Innovation Lab provides researchers and practitioners from non-profit organizations the opportunity to …

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Can Apple Pay Make Plastic Credit Cards a Thing of the Past?

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Can Apple Pay Make Plastic Credit Cards a Thing of the Past?FinTech, Mobile, Technology

by Fast Company on with 0 comments

Apple wants to make plastic credit cards obsolete. As widely speculated, the Cupertino, California company on Tuesday announced a new payments service called Apple Pay that–according to an onstage video demo–could reduce paying at the register to the tap of a device (that is, the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, or Apple Watch when it …

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5 Most Popular Visual Posts of 2014 (So Far)

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5 Most Popular Visual Posts of 2014 (So Far)Data Visualization, Fund Marketing

by Luke Hinchliffe on September 11, 2014 with 0 comments

As we wave goodbye to the summer and head upslope towards a bright new year, we took some time to review our blog content for 2014. We noticed a trend. A handful of our most viewed and most shared articles had something in common – they included graphics. This isn’t a surprise of course. Imagery is …

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