Open-F@b Call4Ideas 2017 by BNP Paribas Cardif Is Building Tomorrow's Insurance on a New Paradigm: Innovate to Prevent, Assist & Protect

One of the top 10 insurance companies in Italy – BNP Paribas Cardif – is building tomorrow’s insurance on this new paradigm: innovate to prevent, assist and protect. At its fourth edition of Open-F@b Call4Ideas, the international contest for startups will award the three most innovative ideas on Preventive Insurance....

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How Financial Institutions Are Stepping Up Their Game in Wealth Management

A moment of ‘weakness’ turned into an opportunity Financial technology startups can undoubtedly be credited with accelerating the pace of innovation adoption in the financial services industry, and wealth management, in particular. As fairly noted by Reuters, companies like Betterment and Wealthfront have made robo-advisors, which provide automated investment advice...

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Week in Review: FinTech Moats

This week is all about moats. Warren Buffett has popularized the term which is now commonplace in business analysis (and a hallmark of a sustainable business). It’s a great metaphor to describe a business’ competitive advantage – you can easily visualize how much a business needs to worry (or not)...

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MEDICI now! The Story of Bayzat

MEDICI now! Startup Stories highlights the companies that are shaping the new financial technology industry. Keep an eye out each week for new stories! If you or someone you know should be highlighted, send us a note. Without further ado… Company Name: Bayzat Name /Title: Talal Bayaa, CEO & Co-founder...

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The Epic Lesson Banks Can Learn From Amazon

About 20 years ago, when Jeff Bezos took Amazon public, he told his shareholders that delivering the best customer experience was his primary objective – even if it came at the short-term expense of shareholder value. And 20 years later, the company has more than lived up to this promise,...

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Prepaid Cards: A New Way for Millennials to Get Paid

Believe it or not, tech-savvy millennials are ditching smartphone apps and mobile wallets in favor of a longstanding payment method – prepaid cards. Once thought of as an option used only by the underbanked, prepaid cards are drawing serious interest from millennials. In fact, one in three Americans ages 18...

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