AI & ML Fintech

What Does the Future Hold for AI in Fintech? (thomasnet.com)

The financial services industry has dramatically expanded beyond traditional banks and credit unions to include countless new players, from startups such as Acorns, Venmo, and Mint to tech giants including Apple and Google who are now expanding into fintech. Customers are gravitating toward services that offer the easiest user experience (UX), which should mean the fintech playing-field […]

AI & ML Fintech

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance AI Report: Financial Services are Undergoing Profound Digital Transformation Underpinned by Artificial Intelligence (JD Alois, crowdfundinsider.com)

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, has published a new report on artificial intelligence (AI) and the future of financial services. CCAF is the leading research entity covering the global ecosystem of Fintech from online capital formation, to blockchain and more. This most recent report highlights the paradigm […]

Europe Fintech PropTech

Europe’s A/O PropTech is a new €250M fund dedicated to companies disrupting real estate (Steve O’Hear, techcrunch.com)

A/O PropTech is a new European VC officially launching today, after raising €250 million of so-called “permanent capital” to invest in technology companies disrupting real estate. It’s this “permanent” approach—seeing the firm structured more like a corporate with various shareholders, rather than a traditional venture capital fund that typically has a life cycle of 2-5 years—which […]

Australia Fintech Payments

Australia’s Central Bank Calls For Switch From Visa, Mastercard To Cheaper EFTPOS (PYMNTS.com)

Australian regulators are considering whether it is necessary to stop banks from automatically routing “tap and go” card payments through Visa and Mastercard, when retailers could be using EFTPOS, which is a local payment network that is cheaper, according to a report by Reuters. Visa and Mastercard, as well as the four major banks, control all of […]

Fintech India

Personalising customer experience, topmost priority in any domain: Rahul Sekar, CTO, Shubh Loans

With technology in place for reaching out the fintech space will continue to expand its footprint, with many players in the foray. This means that personalising customer experience is the topmost priority for any fintech player to compete in any domain says Rahul Sekar, Cofounder & CTO, Shubh Loans in an interview with Rashi Aditi Ghosh of Elets […]

Fintech Open Banking

JHA BankAnywhere Offers Open, Digital Banking Platform (Jack Henry & Associates, prnewswire.com)

Cloud-based solution allows community and regional banks to leverage proven technology to quickly launch digital-only neobanks MONETT, Mo., Jan. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Henry & Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: JKHY) is a leading provider of technology solutions and payment processing services primarily for the financial services industry. Its Jack Henry Banking® division today introduced JHA BankAnywhereSM, a cloud-based digital banking system built […]

Credit Fintech

The 5 Hottest Technologies In Banking For 2020 (Ron Shevlin, Forbes.com)

OBSERVATIONS FROM THE FINTECH SNARK TANK In the movie All The President’s Men, Woodward and Bernstein meet their informant in a parking garage and are told: “Follow the money.” If you want to know which technologies are hot in banking, you should do the same. The truly “hot” technologies in banking are the ones that financial […]

AI & ML Fintech Mexico

Fintech Kueski uses AI for an end-to-end loan solution (Mariana Lopez, contxto.com)

Contxto – Many people when requesting a loan for the first time, have no prior credit history. So what usually happens is they’re rejected by traditional banking agents. This is one pain point Mexican startup Kueski seeks to relieve via artificial intelligence (AI). Related article: Mexican startup Kueski raises Series B in equity and debt combo AI-powered credit assessments […]

AI & ML Fintech

Asking The Right Question: The Key To Data Disruption And The Convergence Of Data Science Personas (Dean Stoecker, Forbes.com)

Today’s businesses are reconciling a dizzying amount of disparate data, forcing leaders to strategize on how to make sense of the surplus of information in front of them. Eager to transform a sea of data into actionable insights, executives often look to data scientists to lead the way. However, therein lies the problem—there are not […]