[Video] Santiago: Latam’s link to the world

  Upon arrival in Santiago, I understood better what the Colombians meant when they said “Chile is not so Latin.” It felt more like I had arrived in my hometown of Denver, Colorado than any Latin American city I’ve ever been to. As I experienced more of Santiago, I came to understand that Chile in […]

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Intelligent decisions: Using advanced analytics to drive better customer outcomes

[Editor’s note: This is a white paper from David Bernard, Managing Director, Decisioning Software at Experian UK&I. Experian is a gold sponsor at LendIt Fintech Europe 2019, which will take place on September 26 & 27th in London.] People have come to expect personalised, fast, easy access to products and services, while businesses are looking […]

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[Video] Lima: Come for the food. Stay for the returns.

We held our 8th roundtable edition in Peru on 23 August, providentially the Feast of St. Rose of Lima. Beyond all expectation, we filled the private dining room at Astrid y Gaston with 17 guests from the fintech leadership of Peru, including founders, VCs, advisors and bank innovators. Peru is poised for growth Peru is […]

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[Video] Bogotá: home of champions

Bogotá, Colombia, a city of ten million people boasting a strong middle class, is the commercial center of Colombia, the fourth largest economy in South America. The business dynamic is dominated by SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises), which here are defined as companies with revenues of 10 million USD and below. I visited Bogotá in […]

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[Video] sophisticated fintech leaders of Germany discuss the future of finance

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 […]

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[Video] Vilnius, crossroads of commerce

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 […]

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[Video] Eight reasons Sweden is such a great place to build a fintech

  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. […]

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Three things we can learn from the Danes

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. […]

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[Video] CEO Roundtable, Belfast

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 […]

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Top Five Most Viewed Presentations at LendIt Fintech USA 2019

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 […]

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