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The FinTech Wave, Part Two

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As mentioned in the first part of these two pieces, we talk a lot about FinTech.  We talk about it as though it is one thing when, in fact, it is many.  There are nuances to this market that is over a decade old today, that need to be fleshed …

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The FinTech Wave, Part One

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I wrote a blog the other day for The Next Web.  I thought it was ok, and it has gained a lot of traction socially. Apparently, people like it and here I’m going to expand upon the basic theme to give a detailed analysis of how FinTech wings are spreading. There’s …

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B2B2C off!

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So I’m in a conference that’s talking all the time about B2B2C models.  I guess that’s because there are a lot of FinTech startups focused on the B2B2C structures like Leveris, Thought Machine, Solaris, RailsBank, ClearBank, CBW and more.  But these are not B2B2C structures.  The people talked B2B2C have …

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The AML conundrum solved?

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I outlined yesterday the fact that 98% of money laundering goes unchecked, allowing $1.6 trillion a year to be used for terrorist funding, drug dealers, sex traffickers and possibly worse.   This was prompted by a conversation about AML (Anti-Money Laundering) with the CEO and Co-Founder of I met Coinfirm, Pawel Kuskowski. So …

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11 FinTech trends you need to follow

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The first few weeks of 2017 bombarded us with articles predicting the future of fintech and financial services.  I’ve now analysed them all and identified the top 11 trends that the leading banking and FinTech experts agree we should be following now.  Here’s the trend breakdown: Removing friction from the customer …

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FiBD: The FinTech Bullshit Detector

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I’ve been wondering for a while how so many companies can be starting up something in the same space, and how are they surviving?  The reason for mentioning it is that we keep hearing these numbers around how many billions are being invested in FinTech, bitcoin, blockchain and such like, …

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