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"Au contraire, BBVA: Banks will never become software companies"

kantox interviews erik brieva

It is becoming an increasingly difficult task – verging on mission impossible – to find original viewpoints inside a Fintech landscape that is getting more and more crowded. Fortunately, Kantox had the opportunity to interview Strands CEO Erik Brieva, a leading voice at one of the firms with the most potential in this ecosystem.

Of particular interest are his vision on the future of Fintech-bank partnerships and his opinions on how banks find themselves stuck in a "sandwich", threatened by both these new actors, on the one hand, and tech giants such as Google and Amazon on the other.

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Topics: Digital Transformation, digital money management, Financial services, FinTech Race

Author: Nicole Harper, Content Manager on Sep 8, 2016

How to Transform PFM into a Virtual Personal Finance Coach

While there’s been a lot of coverage recently on Fintech disruption and innovation in the banking space, Personal Finance Management (PFM) isn’t gathering enough attention even though it represents a phenomenal opportunity for banks to proactively help customers manage their finances.

So what gives? wipro digital's Strategy Director Alla Bida explains and paints a compelling picture of what a game-changing, supercharged PFM looks like... 

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Topics: Personal Financial Management (PFM), digital money management, PFM, financial coach

Author: Nicole Harper, Content Manager on Aug 30, 2016

How Digital Money Management Keeps Banks Relevant

At the end of the day, the bloodiest battleground in banking is "real-time analytics for relevance in the financial relationship, and the partnerships that go into that relationship that allow that to happen." This observation by Chris Skinner, founder of The Financial Services Club, is absolutely on point.

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Topics: Personal Financial Management (PFM), digital money management, customer retention, PFM, customer experience, digital banking

Author: Xavier Marcillac, VP Sales APAC on Jun 24, 2016

Why Digital Money Management is Set to Emerge in Asia

The other day, a reputable digital banker asked me, “How many lives does PFM have?” I smiled.

Whereas Digital Money Management (also known as PFM, Personal Financial Management) in Europe is arguably on its second (or third) life, Asian banks have the opportunity to adopt next-generation PFM for the very first time, while simultaneously avoiding the errors of European banks.

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Topics: Personal Financial Management (PFM), digital money management, customer experience, APAC, digital banking asia

Author: Xavier Marcillac, VP Sales APAC on Dec 14, 2015

Data-driven business models are key to banks' survival

The call for retail banks to reinvent their business models has never been more urgent. On one hand, banks are challenged by shrinking revenues and struggle with achieving operational cost efficiencies. On the other, they must face the rising threat of FinTech startups that are attacking their core businesses, with the likes of Lending Club, Funding Circle, TransferWise and Venmo quickly becoming household names.

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Topics: FinTech, Card-Linked Offers, Digital Transformation, Big Data, digital money management, FinTech Race

Author: Artak Vardanyan, Product Marketing Manager on Oct 28, 2015

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