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How MySpend by TD & Moven Helps People Track Expenses

If there’s one thing most consumers wish they could do better when it comes to managing their finances, it’s keeping tabs on spending. And while various technologies, apps and solutions have hit the market to help banking customers track their spending, one unique partnership is helping people get even more insight into where, when and […]

Bringing Finance to the Unbanked in India

With about 40 percent of its entire population currently unbanked, India represents a unique challenge for banks and financial institutions looking to expand their services to the country’s consumers. Moreover, around 70 percent of the roughly 1.3 billion people in India live in rural areas, many of which lack reliable infrastructure and are difficult to […]

FinXTech Advisory Group Weighs in on Partnerships Inside and Outside Your Bank

Tasked with providing the most relevant information affecting the financial industry, the FinXTech Advisory Group is comprised of a select number of technology startup founders, established technology providers, innovation leaders in banking, investors and government, and non-government policy leaders. As financial institutions work to find the best technology solutions, we asked them to weigh in […]

Why New FinTech Banks Think They Will Win Out

There’s an old joke about the guy who’s lost driving in the countryside and stops to ask a pedestrian how to get to the city. The pedestrian replies: “Oh, if you want to get there, I wouldn’t start from here.” This is exactly how many traditional banks feel today. They want to get to the nirvana of […]

Three Takeaways from FinTech Week

New York is always teeming with energy and excitement. Every corner, every street, every person contributes to the hum of the city. There was extra buzz in the air with FinTech Week taking over New York last week with multiple events. I’m now sitting back home in Charlotte, reflecting on my time at the FinXTech […]

Balancing Innovation and Risk Through Disciplined Disruption

The digital disruption reshaping financial services mirrors the disruption brought about by Netflix, Uber, Lyft and Amazon in other sectors of the economy. What distinguishes financial technology companies is the financial and personal information their consumers entrust them with. The savviest fintech companies are those that employ discipline and structure to manage risk. Many fintech […]

Banks Face the Imperative to Innovate

I’ve seen enough to believe there are no barriers to innovation in banking. Certainly, there are speed bumps, gate crossings and rumble strips that banks will encounter on the road to innovation, but nothing that flat out prevents them from getting there. Indeed, there are a growing number of banks, including community banks, that have […]

Q&A: What Do Fintech Companies Commonly Miss?

Banks are increasingly interested in having conversations with fintech companies and exploring the potential to partner with them. They have a lot to gain: better technology, increased efficiencies and improved market share. On the other hand, fintech companies don’t necessarily know how to best pitch their products and services to banks. Banking regulations are significant […]

A Roadblock That Ruins Futures

Culture is one of the best things a bank has going for it. It’s also one of the worst. While I am bullish on the future of banking as a concept, I am admittedly concerned about what’s to come for many banks who struggle with cultural mindsets resistant to change. Specifically, the same mindsets that […]

Advice for Fintech Companies Working with Banks

For any fintech company that is just beginning to work with banks, the experience can at times be frustrating if ultimately rewarding. Banking and fintech companies are worlds apart in their perspectives. One is highly regulated and brings a risk adverse mentality to many of its decisions (guess which one that is), while the other […]