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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 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.

He’s been recognized as a Visionary by Gartner (Magic Quadrant 2009 & 2010), Major Player by IDC (MarketScape 2011), and named among the 100 Leaders of the Future (Capital Magazine, Spain, 2009) and Entrepreneur of the Year (Entrepreneurs Magazine, 2006, Spain).

 

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

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

10 Books Every FinTech Professional Should Read in 2018

It’s safe to say banking is not the same industry it was a few years ago. If you are working in a bank or any other financial institution, you will be well aware how crucial it is to stay ahead of industry trends and technology advancements. With 2018 knocking at our door, it’s time to recap on our learnings and plan ahead for the things we want to achieve during the coming year.

To get your reading list started, here are 10 books that I believe every FinTech professional needs to read in order to keep growing:

 

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Topics: FinTech, FinTech Race, digital banking

Author: Vaida Pakulyte on Dec 21, 2017

PSD2 and API Banking: Are banks ready for the challenge?

With the revised Payment Service Directive (PSD2) on the horizon, banking institutions are increasingly eager to take action - though most have yet to make a move - to get a head start on this new regulation and weather the storm of industry disruption that will no doubt ensue.

To consider PSD2 a threat to banks would be the short-sighted view, as the reality is that the opportunities are numerous.  However, with approximately a year to 18 months until this legislation is implemented, many financial establishments may be misled into thinking time is on their side. With the inherent strategic and operational challenges this mandate will bring, they would be ill-advised to delay.  

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Topics: FinTech, digital banking, PSD2, psd2 impact on banks

Author: Vaida Pakulyte on Apr 10, 2017

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