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Predictions for FinTech in 2017

It's now that time of year when we not only reflect on the year that was but also attempt the predict the future based on current trends. This practice is especially popular in the tech industry where there's always excitement for what's on the rise, what's next, and who will...

Big Banks Fight Back: Are Better Banking Apps Threatening FinTechs? 3

For years FinTech companies have made the pitch to consumers that their products were better, easier, and more efficient than their legacy competitors. This assessment was more or less true, as many big banks were not only bogged down by the expense of running their various branches but were also...

Could FinTech Firms Soon Be "Special Purpose National Banks"? 6

For years FinTech companies have faced challenges as they attempted to offer their services nationwide. At the same time regulators have also taken an interest in achieving greater oversight of such firms. Now it seems like both sides could soon have their way in what amounts to a huge shift...

Bank of America's Personal Finance Chatbot to Debut Next Year

Can artificial intelligence help advise people on their finances? Bank of America seems to think so. At the recent Money 20/20 conference in Las Vegas the institution introduced the world to Erica — a personal finance digital assistant.According to Harriet Taylor at CNBC Erica — a name derived from the last five letters...

Americans Warming to FinTech Disruption 3

For nearly a decade now the FinTech sector has helped change the way Americans get loans, pay for items online, and invest their money. In that time companies in the space have been met with both skepticism and excitement from those in the know. But what do average consumers in the U.S....

Android Pay Hits the Web With Big Partnerships 1

They say if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. However, in the case of Android Pay's new partnerships with both Visa Checkout and Masterpass (from MasterCard), it's arguable who exactly is joining whom. Still there are reasons to think that the trio of companies may be stronger together then apart...

What Customers Would Want from a Mobile-Only Bank

With FinTech companies and services becoming a regular part of our lives, those who would have never considered using an internet exclusive bank now find themselves signing up for accounts. This is not only because of technological advances that reduce the need for customers to visit physical banking branches but also...

The Rise of Retailer-Specific Mobile Payment Solutions 8

While retailers are still in the process of transitioning to EMV chip card readers, mobile payments continue to increase thanks to the roll-outs of Apple Pay, Android Pay, and Samsung Pay. However over the past few months a new trend in mobile payments has emerged: retailer specific payment solutions. So far...