Financial Technology

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  1. Fintech: What Advisors Can Expect in 2017

    Here's how the value of fintech is quickly changing the financial services industry.
  2. The Pros and Mostly Cons of Robo-Advisors

    Robo-advisors aren't equipped to handle disruptive life events or complex tax situations.
  3. What Is Blockchain and Why Should I Care?

    While Bitcoins are still new and very volatile, the blockchain technology used shouldn't be ignored.
  4. Goldman, T. Rowe Price Target Average Investors With Robos

    Two more big financial institutions are planning on joining the robo-advisor ranks.
  5. Opinion: Fintech Will Require Regulation

    A national charter to address responsibility and compliance among fintech innovators may bring much needed oversight.
  6. Jon Stein on Building Betterment

    As the CEO and founder of Betterment, Jon Stein has a vision for the future of digital financial advice.
  7. 3 Reasons Why Advisors Need to Embrace Fintech

    Advisors can reap many benefits if they evolve and adapt to the fintech revolution.
  8. eIDV (Electronic Identity Verification)

    eIDV is the use of information in public and private databases to quickly confirm whether an individual is who they claim ...
  9. Mass Payment

    Mass Payment is a method of paying multiple recipients online simultaneously.
  10. Micro-Investing Platform

    A micro-investing platform is an application that allows users to regularly save small sums of money.
  11. The Importance of Client Journey Mapping

    Mapping an effective client journey helps engage clients and provides effective services.
  12. Robo & Financial Advisors: The Best of Both Worlds

    Robo-advisors and financial advisors can provide complementary benefits to many investors.
  13. The DOL's Fiduciary Rule Requires a Holistic Approach

    Here's why complying with the DOL's fiduciary rule should begin with a holistic approach.
  14. Robinhood

    Robinhood wants to level the financial markets playing field with its free stock and ETF trading platform.
  15. EdTech

    EdTech refers to software designed to enhance teacher-led learning in classrooms and improve students' education outcomes. ...
  16. Wealthsimple

    In a few short years, Wealthsimple conquered the robo-advisor arena in Canada. It's now taking on U.S. millennial investors.
  17. Quantitative Trading: Is It For You?

    Quantitative trading is a trading strategy based on mathematical computations.
  18. Open Banking

    Open Banking is a system that provides a user with a network of financial institutions’ data through the use of application ...
  19. Growth of Hybrid Robo-Advisors to Outpace Pure Robos

    A recent study projects hybrid robo-advisors will manage 10% of all investable assets by 2025.
  20. Buying a House Remotely: A Step-by-Step Guide

    Buying a home remotely can be a good option for a variety of reasons. The important thing is to find a good real estate agent ...
  21. Cadre

    Cadre employs a sophisticated platform for users to manage the real estate investment process.
  22. 25 Companies That Offer Robo-Advisor Services

    Here's a round-up of the most well-known robo-advisors and what they offer.
  23. How Tech Helps RIAs Like Alexandria Capital Grow AUM

    Many financial firms are leveraging technology to achieve rapid growth. Here's how.
  24. Redtail Technology

    Redtail firm provides advisors with web-based software that allows them to manage their client base.
  25. Work at a Public Company? Here's How You Can Sell Your Stock

    Wealthfront has added an employee stock selling program to its platform.
  26. How Advisors Can Use Blogs to Boost Their AUM

    Here's how marketing techniques like blogging can help advisors grow assets under management.
  27. H&R Block Gets IBM's Watson for Your Taxes (HRB, IBM)

    Can IBM’s Watson help with your taxes? H&R Block is betting that the famed artificial intelligence solution will increase ...
  28. Square

    Square helps small businesses accept credit cards, track sales and inventory and even obtain financing.
  29. Collaborative Economy

    Collaborative economy is a marketplace where consumers rely on each other instead of large companies to meet their wants ...
  30. Social Payment

    Social payment is the use of social media to transfer money to another person or business.
  31. Get Approved for a Mortgage in an Hour

    The traditional mortgage approval process takes 2-4 weeks, but tech companies have reduced the time to get approved for a ...
  32. Affirm, Inc.

    Affirm’s initial product is a lending solution that can be used to pay for purchases at a variety of online or bricks and ...
  33. The Top 3 Blogging Tips for Financial Advisors

    Blogging is one of the easiest ways that financial advisors can attract and maintain clients.
  34. Stripe

    Stripe wants to expand e-commerce by making it easy for companies to process online transactions.
  35. Kensho

    Kensho combines natural language search, graphical user interfaces, and cloud computing to take data analytics to a new level.
  36. Trump, Healthcare and Insurers: What Comes Next

    Here's how Donald Trump's plans to radically overhaul health insurance could impact insurance firms.
  37. PayPal Stock Unloved by Pacific Crest (PYPL, SQ)

    PayPal stock might have run too far, according to Pacific Crest analyst Josh Beck.
  38. India Unicorn: Patm's Big Rupee Payoff

    India's move to wipe out its large currency banknotes is a boon for digital payments startup Paytm.
  39. Analysts Weigh in on Electronic Payments Firms

    Pacific Crest lifts Square's price target and reiterates an overweight.
  40. Why PayPal Stock Rose 5% Last Week (PYPL)

    It's not time to abandon shares of PayPal, according to BMO Capital, which issued a Buy rating on the stock.
  41. First Data: 2016 Consumer Holiday Spending Up

    The tech firm's latest Holiday 2016 SpendTrend report indicates 4.7% YOY increase.
  42. SoFi, Inc.

    SoFi is a nontraditional financial services firm that offers student loans and refinancing programs.
  43. Why Is Fidelity's eMoney So Popular With Advisors?

    Changes that simplified and reduced the cost of eMoney for advisors led to record revenue in 2016.
  44. How Square Inc. Transformed in 2016

    Jack Dorsey's fintech platform saw rapid growth in Square Capital and with larger sellers.
  45. Investopedia's Top Trending Terms of 2016

    A look at the biggest anxieties and concerns of an event-filled year through surges in traffic to these financial terms.
  46. IPO Dreams: Fintech Turmoil Is Disrupting SoFi (LC, ONDK)

    Fintech company SoFi, valued at $4 billion last year, has postponed - again - plans for an IPO
  47. Needham Initiates Square Inc. at Buy

    Analysts applaud the fintech leader's 'complete and cohesive' platform for clients of all sizes.
  48. Could Fintech’s Insurance Innovations Disrupt the Industry?

    Next stop for financial technology startups: disrupting the insurance industry. It's already started.
  49. How Klarna Lets You Pay Later With No Interest

    Never heard of Klarna? It's a fintech company that offers easy "buy now, pay later" online shopping.
  50. Payments: How Stripe Stacks Up Against Square

    We analyze the fundamental differences between the two San Francisco-based fintech firms.
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