Major financial services firms are turning to devops practices to enable faster, more stable software releases in the race to keep up with quickly changing customer expectations and a competitive assault from a new breed of fintech challengers.
When AI was first launched, it was perceived as a technology that could revolutionize business models by creating a full understanding of a clients’ profile and their needs. It would be a must-have technology for large businesses to boost their balances and a magic tool for small business owners to remove barriers between their product or service and the final user — using the right data, of course.
Fintech has been a major factor on the financial market for a while now, and it’s becoming quite hard to ignore its presence and wide sweeping effects. It doesn’t just exist in a vacuum though – there is a very real link between fintech and certain other sectors. One of the most notable examples is… Read more
Bitcoin – Last night, the European leaders agreed to pass a historic stimulus of €750 billion euros ($858 billion dollars). The recovery fund’s goal is to rebuild the EU economies ravaged by COVID-19. The European Commission plans to raise the money in the financial markets, rather than injecting new money into the system. Approximately half… Read more
As the world moves rapidly online, the distinction between B2B and B2C is becoming increasingly hazy. Today, consumers have more visibility and connection to businesses further up the value chain. And smart businesses are taking advantage of this direct relationship to become more relevant to a new audience. One business that is leveraging its B2B… Read more
Bitcoin’s popularity among traditional investors has grown over recent months as governments and central banks take drastic measures to offset the economic damage wrought by the coronavirus pandemic. The bitcoin price, after rebounding strongly from a coronavirus-induced March crash, has been treading water for the last two months—despite a raft of seasoned investors announcing their intent to buy into… Read more
A month ago, my investment banking group hosted Rosenblatt’s 12th annual FinTech summit, bringing together 400 investors and senior industry executives from the US, UK, Europe, India, Hong Kong, and Singapore. There were three panel discussions on cutting-edge FinTech topics with the CEOs of 15 leading FinTechs. Here are salient points discussed during each of… Read more
In the last few months, millions of dollars have been stolen from unemployment systems during this time of immense pressure due to coronavirus-related claims. A skilled ring of international fraudsters has been submitting false unemployment claims for individuals that still have steady work. The attackers use previously acquired Personally Identifiable Information (PII) such as social… Read more
The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted how rapid business response and the ability to quickly pivot have differentiated winners and losers across retail, telecom, supply chain and financial services. Despite fast growth over the past decade, many financial services and fintech players may not survive the latest downturn because they’ve lost sight of a key business… Read more
For a trading firm, there are few bigger blunders than clients being unable to move money when markets hit historic highs. Yet that’s exactly what happened at start-up brokerage firm Robinhood earlier this year. The aftermath? A surge in new users, record trading activity and a new round of venture capital funding. Despite its missteps,… Read more
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