Financial Technology

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  1. Insurtech

    Insurtech refers to the use of technology innovations designed to squeeze out savings and efficiency from the current insurance ...
  2. Top Companies Owned by PayPal (PYPL)

    Find out the top companies owned by PayPal Holdings Inc. that are paving the way to keeping it the dominant player in online ...
  3. RIAs Use Tech to Solve Small Business Woes

    The jump from working at a large institution to operating independently is easier because of technology that streamlines ...
  4. Canadian Depository For Securities Limited - CDS

    The Canadian Depository for Securities Limited, widely known by its acronym CDS, is Canada's national securities depository, ...
  5. PCI Compliance

    Payment card industry (PCI) compliance represents the operational and technical standards businesses must follow to protect ...
  6. How Square Cash Works and Makes Money

    Square Inc. has rapidly grown into one of the largest payment processing companies in the United States, and here's how it ...
  7. Eurocheck

    A Eurocheck was an alternative to the traveler's check. The Eurocheck was issued by a European bank and available in a number ...
  8. Top 5 Software Programs Used by Financial Advisors

    Learn about the top five financial planning software programs that are most commonly used by professional financial advisers.
  9. Linkage

    Linkage refers to the ability to buy a security on one financial exchange and sell the same security on another exchange. ...
  10. Cyberslacking

    Cyberslacking refers to an employee’s use of work computers and other resources during work hours for non-work-related purposes.
  11. American Association Of Insurance Services (AAIS)

    The American Association of Insurance Services is an advisory organization that develops insurance policy forms and loss ...
  12. Transferable Underwriting Facility (TRUF)

    A transferable underwriting facility is a type of underwriting facility that deals in Euro notes.
  13. Financial Portal

    Financial portals provide a variety of financial data and information and act as an information hub for investors.
  14. Banknet

    Banknet is a global network operated by MasterCard that facilitates the routing of credit card transactions for authorization ...
  15. Forget Bitcoin: Blockchain is the Future

    Blockchain is the technology that undergirds the cryptocurrency world, but itspotential uses extend much farther.
  16. Orderly Market

    An orderly market is any market in which the supply and demand are reasonably equal. Orderly markets contribute to economic ...
  17. Polybius: A Worthy Investment?

    Polybius is one of the most exciting applications of blockchain technology, but is it worth investing in?
  18. Zero-One Integer Programming

    Zero-one integer programing is a mathematical method of using a series of yes (1) and no (0) answers to arrive at a solution.
  19. How AI is Shaping the Advisory Landscape

    While many have been slow to adapt AI or wary of its benefits, financial advisors who do not adapt the technology to their ...
  20. Valoren Number

    A valoren number is an identification number assigned to financial instruments in Switzerland. These numbers are similar ...
  21. Peak Pricing

    Peak pricing is a form of congestion pricing where customers pay an additional fee during periods of high demand.
  22. Price Improvement

    Price improvement involves attaining a higher bid price, if selling a stock, or a lower ask price, if buying a stock, than ...
  23. Intermarket Analysis

    Intermarket analysis looks at related asset classes or financial markets to determine their strength or weakness.
  24. Decimalization

    Decimalization is a system where security prices are quoted using a decimal format rather than fractions.
  25. Greenshoe Options: An IPO's Best Friend

    Find out how companies can boost their initial public offering price with these little-known options.
  26. Noise

    In a broad analytical context, noise refers to information or activity that confuses or misrepresents genuine underlying ...
  27. Forex Forecasting Software

    Forex forecasting software is a tool that helps currency traders analyze the foreign exchange market through charts and indicators. ...
  28. Search Cost

    Search cost is the time, energy and money expended by a consumer who is researching a product or service for purchase.
  29. What is Square, Inc. (SQ) ?

    Square helps small businesses accept credit cards, track sales and inventory and even obtain financing.
  30. Ticker Tape

    A ticker tape is a computerized device that relays financial information to investors around the world.
  31. Flash Crash

    A flash crash is an event in electronic markets wherein the withdrawal of stock orders rapidly amplifies price declines. ...
  32. Big Figure

    Big figure is the stem, or whole dollar price, of a price quote. The term is often used in international currency markets ...
  33. Centralized Market

    A centralized market is a financial market structure that consists of having all orders routed to one central exchange with ...
  34. Kiosk

    A kiosk is a small, temporary, standalone booth used in high foot traffic areas for marketing purposes, usually manned by ...
  35. Basic Balance

    Basic balance is an economic measure for the balance of payments that combines the current account and capital account balances.
  36. Product Family

    A product family is a group of related goods manufactured by a single company.
  37. Average Cost Pricing Rule

    The average cost pricing rule is imposed on certain businesses to limit what they can charge consumers to costs required ...
  38. Does Amazon Pose a Threat to Wealth Management?

    Analysis revealed that compliance concerns and investor preference would keep Amazon from entering wealth management; industry ...
  39. Robo-Advisor (Robo-Adviser)

    Robo-advisors are digital platforms that provide automated, algorithm-driven financial planning services with little to no ...
  40. Dual Pricing

    Dual pricing is the practice of setting prices at different levels for the same product or service.
  41. Financialization

    Financialization refers to the increase in size and importance of a country's financial sector relative to its overall economy. ...
  42. NY Attorney General Launches Inquiry into Cryptocurrency Exchanges

    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announces an inquiry into cryptocurrency exchanges.
  43. Clearing House Interbank Payments System (CHIPS)

    The Clearing House Interbank Payments System is the primary clearing house in the U.S. for large banking transactions.
  44. Coopetition

    Coopetition happens when companies engage in both competition and cooperation to achieve some sort of mutual benefit.
  45. Productize

    "Productize" refers to the process of developing or altering a process, idea, skill or service to make it marketable for ...
  46. ActiveX

    ActiveX is software that allows applications to share information with one another, regardless of what programming language ...
  47. T+1 (T+2,T+3)

    T+1 (T+2, T+3) abbreviations refer to the settlement date of security transactions. The T is for transaction date, or the ...
  48. Click-Through Rate (CTR)

    Click-through rate (CTR) is the percentage of individuals viewing a web page who click on a specific advertisement that appears ...
  49. Basics of algorithmic trading: Concepts and examples

    Algorithmic trading provides a more systematic approach to active trading than one based on a human trader’s intuition or ...
  50. Mobile First Strategy

    Mobile first strategy is trend in website development where designing a website for smartphones, tablets and mobile devices ...
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Hot Definitions
  1. Inflation

    Inflation is the rate at which prices for goods and services is rising and the worth of currency is dropping.
  2. Discount Rate

    Discount rate is the interest rate charged to commercial banks and other depository institutions for loans received from ...
  3. Economies of Scale

    Economies of scale refer to reduced costs per unit that arise from increased total output of a product. For example, a larger ...
  4. Quick Ratio

    The quick ratio measures a company’s ability to meet its short-term obligations with its most liquid assets.
  5. Leverage

    Leverage results from using borrowed capital as a source of funding when investing to expand the firm's asset base and generate ...
  6. Financial Risk

    Financial risk is the possibility that shareholders will lose money when investing in a company if its cash flow fails to ...
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