This week's issue #34 features an image of the future of banking and presents two little fintech experts who took care of their own finances early enough. Next to a brief recap of the Finovate New York and a swift visit to the Silicon Valley, you are also provided with dates for the hottest events, podcasts and everything noticeable from the ever-growing fintech world. Enjoy!
Two of the youngest co-founders to take the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt’s Hackathon on Sunday were Kieran Mann, 9, and Rohan Chopra, 10. The duo impressed the crowd as they delivered a killer pitch for their app, Beanstocks, an app that allows parents to coordinate allowances and payments for their kids that are attached to real bank accounts.
The world of finance is being turned upside down thanks to the rise of fintech, short for financial technology. But one big area remains pretty much untouched — insurance.
In March 2015 at Innovation Project, MPD CEO Karen Webster shared — backed by myriad examples from payments leaders — that the payments, commerce and tech industries were converging like never before. And there was one device leading the charge.
Recently, I lost my job. Since then, I have been searching for a new position in marketing management. As I conduct my search, one area in which I have been focusing has been on the FinTech industry, because the companies within this industry hold a great deal of potential and a unique set of marketing challenges.
Global financial services association BAFT has launched a new scheme to promote Bitcoin and blockchain technology.
Since starting Berry FX I thought it worthwhile clearing a few things up when it comes to the world or currency trading.
German digital bank Fidor is launching in the UK on Friday.
Kevin Moseri looks at Secco, which could be the antithesis of ‘tiresome’ banking apps.
Remember that friend from college who never quite matured out of the “party every weekend” mentality? Who defaulted on every student loan? Who thinks a good job is measured by how well it accommodates hangovers? Facebook does. And it might ruin your chance to get your next loan.