Payments

Seven Things Everyone Should Know About EMV

After years of build-up, we are finally entering the home stretch for EMV deployment in the US. Yet, the overwhelming consensus is that the industry is still not ready for EMV. By most estimates, only 30-50% of merchants in total—and a far lower number of small businesses—are setup to meet...

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BankTech

FinTech Studio, Special Accelerator Program Shaping Up In Startup Village In Kochi (India)

Startup Studio is a new initiative from Startup Village, India’s first incubator in the PPP space. Startup Studio will be the umbrella under which multiple accelerators FinTtech-focused, telecom-focused and IoT-focused are run. The maiden initiative is India’s first FinTech-focused accelerator in partnership with Federal Bank. Federal Bank would be supporting...

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BankTech

Don’t Rely Too Much on Robo-Advisors for Wealth Management

$15.7 billion is the amount of money managed by online investment platforms dubbed as robo-advisers. By analyzing 11 leaders in the field this December, Corporate Insight has determined that since its last analysis, these robo-advisers have taken more than another $3 billion under management for a total of nearly $19...

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Payments

Disruption In Remittance, Survival Of The Savvy

Being savvy in the remittance industry is no longer limited to maintaining price competitiveness but has seen its horizon growing in many more dimensions. This industry has faced multiple issues in the past such as high transfer cost, limited money distribution methods, limited brand options, limited ways to deal with...

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Enabling Technologies

Can Beacons Enable Payments Or Not?

Bluetooth low energy-based beacons indeed mark the future of customer engagement. These low-power devices have been witnessing a large scale adoption in proximity marketing solutions where merchants are putting up beacons to send offers, promotions, coupons, etc. in the form of proximity messages. But stakeholders are looking beyond the proximity...

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