Fintech Payments

The Slow Death Of Checking Accounts (Ron Shelvin, Forbes.com)

OBSERVATIONS FROM THE FINTECH SNARK TANK I recently spoke to First National Horse and Buggy about their innovation efforts. Here are two innovative ways the company is planning to improve their customers’: Convenience. As they age, people find it harder to climb the stairs to get into a buggy. So FNHB will be deploying mini-escalators attached […]

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 […]

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 […]