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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

Banking Trends for 2018: The A, B, C (D, E & F) of Fintech for the Coming Year

2018 will bring exciting change in the banking sector. This will be a year in which new regulations and new ideologies will cement their presence in finance, and the customer will continue to rule the roost.  A year of optimizing experiences, revamping our digital offering and taking banking to the underserved segments of the world.

Not for the faint of heart, but given the banking trends for 2018, banks would be wise to add a few of these to their resolution list!

 

 

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Topics: business finance, digital banking, fintech disruption, fintech innovation, fintech reading

Author: Aoife Crean - Content Manager on Jan 18, 2018

What the iPhone X means for banking

On September 12th the new iPhone X was unveiled by Apple as ¨the future of banking¨. The most expensive Apple phone to date, with improved visuals and performance, it has kick-started the next generation of digital banking, and here at Strands we have discovered what we believe to be the 3 main ways it will shape our banking future.

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Topics: Innovation, online banking, digital banking, fintech innovation

Author: Gabriel Moreno on Oct 23, 2017

21 Greatest Fintech News Sites We Read in 2018

What are the top Fintech blogs you read every day?

This is a question our team gets asked just about every day. We noticed that in the past couple of years, quite a few informative sources and banking tech news have risen to prominence.

While there is a long list of blogs to browse and many more sites we could mention, this is our go-to list of top fintech blogs we read every day.

Check out the blogs below and be sure to check our top Fintech books article for even more suggestions!

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Topics: FinTech, fintech innovation, fintech reading, financial data, fintech news, fintech resources, +fintech blog, top fintech blogs, banking tech news, banking technology news, fintech blogs, best fintech blogs

Author: Vaida Pakulyte on Oct 26, 2016

Why Banks Need Fintechs To Understand Their Customers

The banking and fintech community now widely view data as the new frontier of finance. The successful banks of tomorrow understand that the key to success lies in harnessing their massive amounts of customer data, and to successfully do this, they must collaborate with their agile counterparts, fintechs.

Steve Ellis, head of innovation at Wells Fargo identified fintech’s leading role in customer data analysis and that “there will be places where partnering with (fintechs) makes perfect sense.” Ruth Wandhofer, global head of regulatory and market strategy at Citibank, says that fintechs "should produce solutions around innovating bank data."

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Topics: FinTech, Innovation, fintech disruption, fintech innovation

Author: Timothy J.Woods on Oct 14, 2016

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