Consumers Demand Emotional Connections, Even from Their Banks

Fast-evolving consumer expectations present one of the biggest challenges facing the financial services industry today. Consumers expect their financial institutions to deliver the same intuitive and dynamic digital experiences that tech giants like Amazon and Uber offer. They are looking for hyper-personalized experiences that simplify their financial lives and help...

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The FinTech Unicorn Club Keeps on Expanding

The global FinTech industry continues to expand through a collaborative approach led by investments, acquisitions, buyouts, and partnerships. While there are hundreds of new startups being founded every week, several FinTech startups have gone on to reach the 1-billion-dollar valuation mark over the past few years. This not only highlights...

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The Rise of Point-of-Sale Financing

The rise of point-of-sale (POS) financing comes as an answer to a continuous lack of options to finance shopping and a continuous need to do so. While more than half of US consumers held six or more payment instruments in 2017, consumers continue to mostly use debit cards, cash, and...

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The Holy Grail of Successful Corporate Innovation

Many corporate leaders hire external consultants for advice on HOW innovation teams shall be structured, or what processes they shall follow. However, I believe relying on external expertise for such advice may not be the most effective use of corporate funds, because innovation is not something that should be imposed...

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Winners of Global FinTech Hackcelerator, FinTech Awards & Investor Summit - Singapore FinTech Festival 2018

The third edition of the Singapore FinTech Festival drew close to 45,000 participants from almost 130 countries, ranging from Afghanistan to Zambia. The Festival continues to be the biggest FinTech event in the world and provides a global platform for the FinTech community to connect, collaborate, and co-create. The Festival...

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Singapore FinTech: Innovation, Inclusion, Inspiration

Presentation at Singapore FinTech Festival 2018 – 12, November 2018 Financial Services Built Around Us Welcome to the third edition of the Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF). This year, we have close to 40,000 participants from more than 100 countries. SFF has become the biggest annual gathering of the global FinTech...

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