Financial Technology

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  1. How Green Dot Works and Makes Money (GDOT)

    Green Dot Corp. is dominating the general purpose reloadable payment card industry, offering two of the highest-rated prepaid ...
  2. 4 Fintech Firms Emerging in San Francisco (PYPL, BBVA)

    Learn why fintech companies are prospering, and discover three emerging companies in this realm that are located in the San ...
  3. 5 Fintech Firms Emerging in Atlanta (SQ, NCR)

    Learn information about some of the primary financial technology firms that have chosen Atlanta, Georgia, as their corporate ...
  4. The Sharing Economy: Financial Services Will Be Next

    Traditional financial institutions need to adapt to an economy that is rapidly evolving.
  5. 4 Reasons Why Financial Advisors Should Use Fintech

    Discover four reasons why financial advisors should adopt the innovative solutions offered through fintech companies, including ...
  6. 6 Fintech Firms Emerging in Israel (GE, BABA)

    Six emerging fintech firms in Israel are providing innovative solutions.
  7. 5 Fintech Firms Emerging in Canada (MFTGF, VGGOF)

    These emerging Canadian fintech companies have attracted the attention of some big-name investors and customers.
  8. Why Wealth Managers Can't Afford to Lag in Tech Literacy

    Here is some insight into why wealth managers should accelerate plans to adopt technology and be willing to partner with ...
  9. 10 FinTech Companies to Watch in 2016

    These are 10 FinTech companies to watch in 2016.
  10. Good Credit? Try This Credit Card Alternative

    Personal loans are a credit card alternative to try if you've got great credit and you want to lock in a lower interest rate ...
  11. Concerns About China’s Private Equity Market: Implications for Global Alternative Investment Industry

    With the current economic trend in China, it is difficult to not worry that many investors may be pouring into a failing ...
  12. Lending Club Announces Layoffs And More Founder Malpractices (LC)

    The fintech startup, which fired its founder earlier this year, announced layoffs due to lower loan volume and said that ...
  13. How Crowdfunding Will Change the World

    Will crowdfunding change the world? Thanks to Title III regulations, crowdfunding is helping female and minority entrepreneurs ...
  14. Global Fintech Investment Hits Record High in 2016

    A recent Accenture study reports a $5.4 billion Fintech investment in Q1’, predicting a “Fourth Industrial Revolution” to ...
  15. Fintech Startup Digit Rakes in New $22.5M Investment

    This San Francisco-based startup enables automated savings for its users.
  16. New Earny App Raises $1.2 Million (YHOO, AMZN)

    Earny, an app that helps you get money back from purchases when the price drops, launches and raises $1.2 million in seed ...
  17. Affirm Expands into Personal Finance with Acquisition of Budgeting App Sweep

    The online lending platform, Affirm, will follow other FinTech companies seeking to attract daily users via a one-stop shop ...
  18. Micro-investing App Acorns Raises $30 Million (PYPL)

    Micro-investing app Acorns raises $30 million in last round of funding.
  19. How Technology Is Quickly Disrupting the Insurance Industry

    As the insurance industry struggles to deal with the growing pains of a rapidly evolving tech-driven market, opportunities ...
  20. The Winners of 2016's Launch Festival

    Technology is revolutionizing the way we live and this year's 2016 Launch Festival winners give you a glimpse into what the ...
  21. Quantiacs Wins Fintech Award at Launch Festival

    Quantiacs takes the Best Fintech Award at 2016 Launch Festival, claiming that it will be the the first marketplace for quantitative ...
  22. Oaktree Capital Management: Investment Manager Highlight (OAK)

    Learn about the key executives and investment professionals who guide the alternative investment management firm, Oaktree ...
  23. How Millennials Can Be the Wealthiest Generation Ever

    Millennials are poised to be the wealthiest generation of all time. Here's why.
  24. 2016’s FinTech Disruptors: How Can you Benefit?

    The booming FinTech industry can offer us financial benefits through payments innovation, P2P lending, creative budgeting, ...
  25. How Tech Startup SoFi Plans to Disrupt the Banking Industry

    SoFi is the leader of a FinTech revolution for a digital, 21st century "bankless world." Specializing in student loan refinancing, ...
  26. How Does Neighborly Work and Make Money?

    Neighborly democratizes finance, enabling investments in municipal bonds that impact local communities.
  27. Bank Stocks: Time to Buy or Avoid Them? (WFC, JPM, C)

    Bank stocks have been pounded. Is this the right time to buy or should they be avoided?
  28. SoFi: What You Should Know About This Alternative Lender

    Non-bank lender SoFi will air its first TV ad during Super Bowl 50. Here's how it's challenging big banks by providing an ...
  29. Are Super Bowl Ads Worth Their High Cost?

    Are Super Bowl ads worth the investment? A look at the cost and how they're received.
  30. Fintech Outlook Positive for 2016 

    Based on the amount of growth sustained over the past year, the fintech industry could experience even greater growth moving ...
  31. 3 Fintech Companies to Watch in 2016

    Many financial technology companies have potential in terms of stock gains this year, but here's one on a shortlist that ...
  32. 5 Ways Technology Will Change Your Finances in 2016

    In the year to come, as billions join the online marketplace, FinTech will see continued growth and innovation which democratizes ...
  33. 3 Disrupters of Retail Banking

    Understand how the retail banking industry operates and why it's becoming outdated. Learn about three disrupters that are ...
  34. Top 10 Personal Finance Stories of 2015

    Every year is the year to start saving money, and 2015 was no different.
  35. Investopedia's Top 10 Stories of 2015

    What were you reading in 2015?
  36. Robinhood Takes Aim at Wall Street

    Mobile-first, commission-free stock brokerage Robinhood threatens to change the face of stock trading if it proves to be ...
  37. Investopedia's Top 10 Terms of 2015

    Did you see a unicorn in 2015? Many investors did in the shape of an Uber, Airbnb or Snapchat. If you didn’t know what a ...
  38. How Stockpile Works

    Stockpile is making stock market investing easier for the masses.
  39. What's Next For Robo-Advisors? These FinTechs Could Be the Answer

    Online personal finance platforms are filling gaps left open by robo-advisors. What does this mean for robo-advisors?
  40. Fintech

    Financial technology, or fintech, is a financial services sector that emerged in the 21st century.
  41. Four Industries Threatened by Tech Innovation

    Tech innovations from new companies are threatening long-time industry stalwarts in transportation, hospitality and finance.
  42. Acorns: The Perfect Investing Tool For Millennials

    We look at how the Acorns app works, how it makes money, and why is it innovative.
  43. Goldman Sachs’s Entry Into Online Lending

    Recently Goldman Sachs has announced its entry into the online lending space. Most commonly known as an investment bank, ...
  44. Technology Can Help With Student Loans (AMTD)

    Paying student loans can be a difficult time for young professionals and even in older age. But many new marketplace lending ...
  45. How Able Lending Works

    A new wave of peer-to-peer and peer-to-business lenders is reshaping the way borrowers obtain credit. Able's unique take ...
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