How safe are Monzo, Revolut or N26? Do you trust them with your salary? How to navigate the competing regulations GDPR and MiFIDII. And did you know almost no financial insitution can deliver on personalization? Enjoy another issue of your weekly fintech news roundup. – Michael and the FinTech Weekly team
We take a closer look at how safe new banks and so-called fintechs Monzo, Revolut, Starling really are.
GDPR and MiFID II can create a tension between retention and protection requirements around communications with clients and customers
One of the strongest differentiators in the future will be the ability to deliver real-time, highly personalized experiences. The inability to deliver on the 'personalization promise' is a major concern for banking executives according to new research from the Digital Banking Report.
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There’s been an interesting but hidden trend taking place. It started in China with Tencent and Alipay and has now gone global. The phenomenon is called QR codes.
SBC is close to launching a new digital bank known internally as “Project Iceberg” in a move to sink new competition from online upstarts. Europe’s largest lender has recruited more than 100 people to the secret project, based in offices in the Aldwych area of central London.
Here’s a prediction. ETH — the asset, not the Ethereum Network itself — will go to zero.
Three years ago, Microsoft Azure was the first to bring blockchain to the cloud. Now it's connecting the technology to just about everything else.
Why are challenger banks obsessed with their cards? Why are they bothering to make them so bright (Monzo), so metal (Revolut), so portrait (Starling)? Aren’t bank cards a bit big banky? A symbol of the old way of doing things?
I am transfixed by the plummeting signal strength on my phone as employees of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase close the flap of the stuffy silver tent I’m standing inside.
High hopes and valuations have a habit of bumping into reality.
What is securitization or rather What was securitization? The practice of pooling different types of assets, repackaging their cash flows and rights and creating new securities out of the mashed and hashed results.
How come nobody gives me fish anymore? Seriously, what happened to my Facebook aquarium? And that brief time when you wouldn’t just poke but also occasionally throw sheep at friends, what happened to that?
Our hosts, Sarah Kocianski and Simon Taylor sit down with two great guests: Alexa Fernandez, Open Innovation and Ecosystem Builder at BBVA, and Ryan Edwards-Pritchard, Managing Director at Funding Options to talk about the all the latest news in fintech.