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FinTech Pulse

"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

The State of the Banking Industry in 2016

There has never been a time of greater change in the banking industry. Customer demands are changing rapidly and banks are under huge pressure to adapt their services in line with these expectations.

In this special edition of FinTech Pulse, financial technology news leader bobsguide talks to Dr. Marc Torrens (CIO), Luis Rodriguez (VP Product Strategy) and Albert Morales (Product Manager) about the state of the banking industry today. 

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Topics: Disrupting Banking, FinTech, Digital Transformation, Innovation, Retail banking, FinTech Race, digital banking

Author: Nicole Harper, Content Manager on May 13, 2016

La enorme contradicción en FinTech: el caso de FemTech

MI LLAMADA AL #FemTech

Hace unas semanas me invitaron a participar en Women Techmakers Barcelona, un evento que nace de la iniciativa de Google para dar visibilidad, crear comunidad y proporcionar más recursos a las mujeres de todo el mundo que se dedican a la tecnología.

Mientras preparaba mi discurso, y después de escuchar a otras mujeres que están impulsando esta iniciativa, me he vuelto mucho más consciente de la necesidad de traer más talento femenino al mundo de la tecnología, y sobre todo para animar a las mujeres a unirse a la FinTech Race.

El motivo principal es la gran contradicción que existe en FinTech:

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Topics: Financial services for women, FinTech Race, FemTech, financial inclusion

Author: Victoria Yasinetskaya, Marketing Director on Mar 22, 2016

FinTech's biggest contradiction: the case for FemTech

My #FemTech wake-up call

A few weeks ago I was invited to speak at an event called Women Techmakers, an event held in Barcelona as part of a Google initiative to provide visibility, community, and resources for women in tech.

While preparing my speech and also after listening to other women that are driving this initiative, I have become much more aware of the necessity to bring more female talent to the tech world, and especially to encourage women to join the FinTech race.

The main reason is because of the giant contradiction I see in FinTech:

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Topics: Financial services for women, FinTech Race, FemTech, financial inclusion

Author: Victoria Yasinetskaya, Marketing Director on Mar 18, 2016

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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