As fintech matures, it becomes more sophisticated and moves toward the core of banking. Now we begin to ask, will innovation remain incremental, as in the types of innovations we see with the advent of Open Banking? Or will we see a monumental shift in bank capabilities? Are the platforms now being built that will […]
Lithuania has a long and proud history as a center of learning and commerce in Eastern Europe. Vilnius was once one of the wealthiest, most tolerant and thriving trade cities on the continent, a melting pot of religion, culture, language and trade. Vilnius University has been leading intellectual progress in Northern Europe since the 16th […]
I’m just beginning to get an understanding of why Sweden is so hospitable to startups, but so far every entrepreneur that I have met has said, with emphasis, that they are lucky to be in Stockholm, and it’s a great place to build a fintech. Here are eight reasons why I think that’s so. […]
I’ve only just dipped my toes in the waters here in Copenhagen, DK, and I am already quite impressed with what I have seen. My exposure is light, but In the spirit of providing something of value to our worldwide community of readers, I’ll venture this: three things we can learn from the Danes. 1. […]
Belfast, Northern Ireland, was the first stop on my European listening tour in the summer of 2019. It was a brilliant visit, which included spending an hour at lunch with the strategy leaders of Danske Bank UK, individual mentoring sessions with four intrepid fintech entrepreneurs, a presentation to the Belfast community, and a drinks reception, all followed […]
LendIt Fintech USA blew the audience away at last month’s 2019 edition in San Francisco. The main stage was jam-packed with exciting content including these top five most-viewed videos: 5. Digital Banking for the Masses w. Steven Streit of Green Dot & Brandon Krieg of Stash In this presentation, the CEOs of Green Dot and […]
[Editor’s note: This is a blog post from Garient Evans, Vice President of Client Services at ID Analytics. ID Analytics was a silver sponsor at LendIt Fintech USA 2019, which took place on April 8-9 in San Francisco.] The LendIt Fintech USA 2019 conference in San Francisco just wrapped, and it seems like a good […]
Thanks to everyone who joined us at LendIt Fintech USA 2019. Below, you can find the presentations from keynote speakers at the event, as well as the different track presentations. In addition, recorded sessions can be found on the LendIt Fintech USA 2019 website. You can also view photos from the event. Recordings of track sessions […]
We live in a world increasingly dominated by two-sided marketplaces: Amazon, Uber, AirBnB, Upwork, even Facebook—a social network but also a marketplace, with content creators on one side and content consumers on the other. The modern two-sided marketplace is powered by technology, which is why so many of the most successful technology companies today follow this model. And yet building one is extremely difficult, which is why so many failed technology companies also attempted this path.
In its latest annual survey of consumer lending – Beyond the loan: Lessons from PwC’s 2019 Home Lending Experience Radar – PwC highlights the need for mortgage lenders to think beyond the loan by offerings products and services across all phases of the process—from planning and saving through purchase, into ownership and home improvement.