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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.

 

 

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Topics: FinTech, Innovation, fintech innovation, fintech disruption

Author: Timothy J.Woods on Sep 17, 2018

The Critical Issue of Cash Flow for SMEs

The number one aim of small businesses is to become profitable, and quickly.  By nature, a small enterprise will have seasonal ups and downs and a cash cycle dictated by factors beyond their control, so ensuring they have enough cash to hand is critical. Profitable companies might see their cash reserves affected if they are moving too fast, and stagnating companies might find an unexpected liquidity issue unsurmountable. 

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Topics: conversational banking, SME banking, SMEs, small business, personalized finance, fintech innovation

Author: Estefania Gual on Jul 2, 2018

Davivienda & STRANDS marcan tendencias de Banca Digital en Colombia: Entrevista con Margarita Henao

Davivienda y Strands unen fuerzas para traer su exitosa solución de PFM al mercado colombiano y latinoamericano, como parte fundamental de su compromiso con la innovación y apuesta por la banca digital. Entrevistamos a Margarita Henao, VP de productos de banca personal en Davivienda, sobre el motivo de este cambio y lo que significa para el futuro de la banca en la región.

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Topics: digital banking, PFM, latin america, fintech innovation

Author: Aoife Crean on Jun 15, 2018

Davivienda & Strands Power Digital Banking in Colombia: Interview with Margarita Henao

Davivienda and Strands join forces to bring their successful PFM solution to the Colombian and Latin American markets, as part of  their commitment to innovation and to the future of digital banking. We chatted to Margarita Henao, Vicepresident of Personal Banking Products at Davivienda about the bank's quest to innovate and offer the best service to their customers.  

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Topics: digital banking, PFM, latin america, fintech innovation

Author: Aoife Crean on Jun 15, 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 disruption, payments, fintech innovation, banking, Innovation, FinTech

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

Author: Aoife Crean 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: digital banking, online banking, Innovation, fintech innovation

Author: Gabriel Moreno on Oct 23, 2017

21 Top Fintech Blogs and News Sites We Read in 2018

What are the top Fintech blogs and news sites you read every day?

This is a question our team gets asked frequently. We noticed that in the past couple of years, quite a few informative sources have risen to prominence.

While there is a long list of fintech blogs to browse and many more sites we could mention, this is our go-to list of the 21 best fintech blogs and news sites we read every day.

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

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

Author: Vaida Pakulyte on Oct 26, 2016

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