Fintech News Issue #131 August 31st, 2017

Here's your weekly news update on news and developments in finance. Enjoy!

Top Stories

    For years, traditional financial institutions have kept their distance from the fintech industry, loath to embrace the trend that is threatening their monopoly over banking, finance, loans and investment.

    Not Every ICO Is a Goldmine
    via FinTech Weekly Magazine

    Investing in ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) or functional new currencies can be extremely profitable from an investor’s perspective. For companies, it is a crowdfunding alternative that helps them raise funds for new projects. An ICO is an easy and efficient method for startups to generate capital for their new projects.

    The growth in digital banking is showing no signs of slowing down. Convenience, speed and security aren’t just extra benefits in consumers’ minds anymore. They are now a standard requirement of the rapidly changing customer-bank relationship.

Top Conferences

    Future Branches, a three day networking event, will explore how financial institutions are capitalizing on their physical spaces by revamping in-store technology, revitalizing their front line associates and reimagining branch processes to meet the ever-changing demands of their customers.

    A two-hour session to take away the fears from startups of the Due Diligence process. VCs and founders with vast experience explain the DOs and DONTs and let you know how to approach the process confidently.

FinTech Articles

Podcasts & Videos

    Sam Maule is joined by David Brear, Jason Bates and Simon Taylor for this week's news show. They discuss: the possibility of US banks making a massive profit if deregulation goes ahead, and at what cost to the consumers?; Co-op Bank's stake falls to just 1%, what happens to the 4M loyal customers who buy into Co-op's ideals if only 1% is still managed by them?;

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