Fintech News Issue #61 March 30th, 2016

Do you have to be better or different to succeed? This week's issue answers some highly interesting questions and leaves some open for dispute. We hope you will enjoy it. And please don't forget to check the latest conferences. - Michael and the FinTech Weekly team

Top Stories

FinTech Articles

    The Customer Conceptualizes a Digital Bank
    by Reghunathan Sukumara Pillai

    Conventional banking is undergoing rapid transformation because of technology changes happening across the globe. The trusted brick and mortar infrastructure in which all transactions occurred through the branch network is making way for a model of multiple channels of transaction, from internet and mobile to wallet and card.

    Young people are using fintech for financial help, but shunning big banks and embracing new businesses doesn’t mean you’re removing risk from the equation.

    Want to see the global fintech landscape summed up in an easy on the eye and effortless to digest infographics? You have come to the right place – this excellent infographics has it all, from the hottest start-ups today and those to watch in 2016 to the most supportive countries and governments as well as top investors.

    Robots normally associated with science fiction are fast becoming a reality. Chris Skinner looks at the evidence.

    Mobile wallets could finally break the dominance of Visa and Mastercard by evolving from P2P to C2M (Consumer to Merchant) and evolving from small transactions to larger transactions.

    Banks can meet changing customer expectations, but it won’t be easy. Partnering with the best Fintech firms will be a tremendous help. But what will characterize the best Fintechs?

    Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to issue white paper this week aimed at kicking off discussion on how best to regulate fast-growing sector.

Podcasts & Videos

    Both the financial and tech worlds have reputations for being male centered work environments. Along with the technological disruption in financial services, there has been a movement to bring more women’s voices to the new technologies.

    This week the three amigos Brian, Faisal and Mike are back at it again. Brian discuss Amazon’s Echo and the new Echo equivalent that one can build with Raspberry Pi. Mike explains the benefits and the potential of Apple’s CareKit and Faisal discusses mobile wallets and small value transfer, why we need to reexamine the whole ecosystem.

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