Fintech News Issue #47 December 22nd, 2015

It's the end of the year – time for reviewing this year's events. Take a look back at how Blockchain and Bitcoin impacted the business, remember what new things you learned about fintech and then, finally, we look at what the next year might look like for the finance sector. It's been an incredibly exciting year so far and we can't wait for 2016 to begin.

Enjoy the holidays! Next week there will be a slightly shorter version of our newsletter. Michael and the FinTech Weekly team.

Top Stories

    There has been a lot of excitement in the last many years about how mobile money systems can bring financial services to previously underserved people. Mobile money systems make it possible to deliver various services at affordable costs to remote areas and groups of disadvantaged and low-income people that brick and mortar banks can not serve.

    This BankNXT roundup post is about bitcoin and blockchain, two dominant subjects in the payments industry in 2015.

    Many of my colleagues in the industry are sharing their perspectives for 2015 and their crystal predictions for 2016. LTP co-founder Amit Goel has recently published his comprehensive review and the LTP 2016 Prediction Podcast continues in its second and third act for the season. Many others will add their words of wisdom.

    Below is an excerpt of the soon to be released Digital Banking Report entitled, '2016 Retail Banking Trends and Predictions', with insights from a crowdsource panel of close to 100 global financial services leaders.

FinTech Articles

Podcasts & Videos

    Today Brett talks to Tim O’Reilly, founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, one of the foremost tech publishers in the world, who also hosts conferences on technology topics. Ben Lorica, the Chief Data Scientist at O’Reilly Media also joins the conversation about the place of FinTech in the larger tech ecosystem and what we can expect in the next 10 years.

    Heute mal wieder eine Runde nur zu zweit. Jochen und ich habe das Jahr revue passieren lassen und hatten daher kein echtes Thema.

    This week we talk Facebook+Uber+Braintree, what are they up to? Apple Pay and Samsung enter China partner China Union Pay, Target’s rumored new Wallet App using NFC, Global Payments acquires Heartland Payment systems, Pinterest Buyable pins now come with price tracking, plus new segments in our show, including Limelight where we showcase a new startup, a personality and an article/blog article we might have read about.

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