Cards

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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Authentication & Security

Why FinTech Companies Should Implement BI Sooner Than Later

Financial technology is a burgeoning industry with many new startups hitting the playing field every year. With ever-increasing competition, early implementation of business intelligence and analytics capabilities can have a significant influence on the future success of a business venture. FinTech presents a unique environment where data-driven insights from the...

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Enabling Technologies

How Tech Giants Took Over the Mobile Payment Market

In the last decade, mobile payments have started taking hold worldwide as consumers ditch cash and cards, and instead use their smartphones to complete transactions. While many of the financial innovations we see today are spearheaded by insurgent FinTech trendsetters, the mobile payment space has instead been dominated by “TechFin” firms instead. This...

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Fintech

Week in Review: A Lesson from BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed, if you haven’t heard of it, is a digital media company that specializes in making viral content. One of their most successful brands is Tasty. It is their food brand built upon those overhead, time-lapse videos of people making a recipe. I’d wager that you’ve watched at least one all...

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Fintech

This Is What It Takes for a FinTech Startup to Take Off, According to the CEO of the ‘Best Latin American Accelerator’

Do you know what a FinTech needs for success in Brazil? The CEO of ACE, Latin American startup accelerator, Pedro Waengertner, answers in this interview. Image source: ACE Since 2012, ACE (previously Aceleratech) has already accelerated more than 60 startups and has had 6 exits. These companies are companies in...

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Payments

MEDICI now! The FuturePay Story

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: FuturePay Name/Title: Bobbi Leach, CEO of FuturePay Industry...

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Enabling Technologies

M-Commerce With a Social Twist

The likes of Amazon, eBay and bespoke apps for shopping giants are certainly functionally sound, but a bit impersonal. Here are some apps that allow merchants a more direct connection with consumers. E-commerce on mobile devices, or m-commerce, shows no signs of slowing down. By 2020, m-commerce will account for...

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