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What’s Next for Commerce in 2019?

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Consumers Credit Union and the Future of Banking

With trust in banks declining, people are looking more and more to alternate options. Credit unions are appealing to many. Consumers Credit Union, one of the largest credit unions, is leading the way with its forward thinking services.

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Fintechs Start to Feel the Pain From Government Shutdown

The partial government shutdown, which is now in its second month, is having an impact on the fintech industry whether it’s from a regulatory standpoint or customer perspective.

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How the Brexit Vote Could Affect Fintech and Diversity in London

While Theresa May faces a confidence vote after the biggest defeat in parliamentary history and the U.K. waits to see what the future holds for the Conservative Party, the question of if and how Brexit will impact the fintech industry still stands.

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Fintech Regulators — Look South Where Mexico Shows How to Do It

American financial services regulators might want to look south, to Mexico, to see some smart fintech regulation. In the Dallas Fed’s quarterly publication, Southwest Economy, researcher Michael Perez writes that Mexico was one of the first countries to design legislation exclusively dedicated to the fintech sector.

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How Australia Is Banking on New Competition

Until this year Australia hadn’t had a new, homegrown bank for decades. The Australian banking industry had been dominated by four huge banks who, facing no competition, rested on their laurels.

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Bringing Regulation and Consumer Awareness for Digital Currency on a Global Scale

Regulation and consumer awareness of digital currency on a global scale is now an urgent necessity. We have all seen the Wild West mentality and its results in crashing the market with rampant speculation, outright fraud, and scams: almost destroying the industry. But there are solutions when a serious and properly thought out project is […]

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The Future of FinTech According to Bain Capital Ventures’ Matt Harris

Matt Harris has been investing in FinTech companies since before the term was coined. He was initially drawn to the field partially due to the lack of attention it was getting 20 years ago.

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Searching for ROI in Real-Time Payments

No area of banking is changing more dramatically than payments. As banks in developed countries which rely on legacy batch systems move toward real-time, they may require significant technology investments. Real-time will create some new business cases, but few can predict what they will be and how, or if, banks can charge for them.

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How Customer Loyalty Programs Can Enhance the Customer Experience

It is well-understood that acquiring a new customer can be significantly more expensive than keeping an existing one. For instance, recent┬áresearch┬áby Monetate found that an e-commerce customer who has had one previous shopping experience with a company is over three times more likely to convert again versus a brand new visitor, and customers who have […]

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Why This One Factor Sets China Apart in the Blockchain Frenzy

As the blockchain sector develops, many in the space are keeping a watchful eye on China’s advances in the arena. Indeed, the recent Consensus: Invest 2018 conference even dedicated a specific portion of the afternoon of a one-day conference to solely discuss the difference between the U.S. and China blockchain ecosystems.

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Fintechs May Be in the Crosshairs Come the New Year

Republicans aren’t the only ones bracing for changes when Democrats take control of the U.S. House come January. Financial technology startups, which have been exploding in numbers, are likely to face new scrutiny.

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