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Behavioral Economics in Digital Banking: Taking the Pain Out of Finances

This blog post is inspired by one of the Top 10 books every FinTech professional should read- “Dollars and Sense” by Daniel Ariely and Jeff Kreisler.

Understanding the rationale behind financial decision-making has long been a challenge. Money touches every part of our modern consumer life, from family budgets to national politics, from shopping lists to saving accounts. And there is more and more to think about every day, as the financial world becomes more advanced. The truth is, making bad money decisions is the hallmark of humanity.

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Topics: FinTech, Digital Transformation, digital banking, design for finance, behavioral economics

Author: Vaida Pakulyte on Feb 28, 2018

Breaking the Banking Mold:  The Current State of Affairs.


The Banking Business Model, In Detail – Part I: Cross-Border Payments

Everything has already been invented. How many times have you heard this said? It’s true that since the start of the internet revolution, creating new business ideas seems to be less of a daunting prospect and a increasingly attainable option for all. As a result, it now seems especially difficult to create new added-value services.

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Topics: FinTech, Innovation, payments, fintech disruption, fintech innovation, banking

Author: Estefania Gual on Feb 23, 2018

Erik Brieva’s Bookshelf: 10 Top Business Books to Get Ahead In 2018

Erik Brieva, CEO of STRANDS and entrepreneur, reveals the top business books that helped shape his business savvy. 

As CEO of STRANDS, FinTech partner for banks, founder of Polymita, and co-founder of multiple companies within enterprise software, mobile and Internet spaces, it’s safe to say Erik Brieva knows more than a thing or two about business and entrepreneurship.



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Topics: FinTech, digital banking, fintech news, fintech resources, fintech pulse, financial technology

Author: Miriam Ballesteros on Feb 1, 2018

The best of Fintech Pulse: Thought Leadership Highlights 2017

Back by popular demand, we are kicking off 2018 with a recap of the past year with our Fintech Pulse Magazine. 7 of our favorite articles, written by Stranders, about trends in Fintech from 2017, focusing particularly on underserved segments of society and legislation set to turn the banking sector on its head in the coming year.


 Here are the posts that made the cut this year:



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Topics: FinTech, digital banking, fintech news, fintech resources, fintech pulse

Author: Erik Brieva, CEO on Jan 5, 2018

2017, A Year of Banking for All, Without Exception

As the Fintech partner for banks our commitment to enhance digital customer experience has been taken to new heights during 2017. More than assisting with the implementation of innovative tools, we offer insight into new, unexplored opportunities, such as that of the SME customer, or banking for the needs of women. We’ve grown both in the number of banks we work with, but also in international coverage, with new offices, team players and projects around the world.

Next year will be a continuation of this new drive for bigger and better, and with new legislation coming into play in 2018, we’ll be here to help our clients make sense of it all.

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Topics: FinTech, FinTech Race, digital banking, strands

Author: Vaida Pakulyte on Dec 29, 2017

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