The Evolution of Banking

Banks are one of the oldest, and most important businesses of our industries. Banks have two important economic functions, the first being financial intermediation. The money deposited, lent or invested in banks go towards the creation of governments, households, and business enterprises. Most banks are profit-seeking corporations that make their profits by charging borrowers. This Read more about The Evolution of Banking[…]

Financial Data Security

According to Info Security Magazine, “About 83% of consumers believe their banks are secure from cyber attack and trust it with their money and most sensitive data too.” It is interesting that the majority of consumers have this level of trust with their banks, as just one in five banking executives are highly confident in Read more about Financial Data Security[…]

Peer-to-Peer Lending Vs. Bank Lending

Do you need to borrow money? Traditionally, people have turned to their local bank to take out a loan for a range of commodities like a house, car, or even a luxury vacation. In the past several years, peer-to-peer lending has become popular due to the banking crisis that has affected people’s ability to borrow Read more about Peer-to-Peer Lending Vs. Bank Lending[…]

Anticipated Trends in Fintech

The rapid growth of fintech continues to grow in 2017 thanks to fintech investment and technology advancements. The anticipated trends of fintech: Innovation in artificial intelligence (AI) is a significant trend in the financial services sector, with algorithmic (algo) trading handling 75 percent of global trades. AI is allowing business users to have powerful insights, Read more about Anticipated Trends in Fintech[…]

How Changing Consumer Needs Are Shaping Financial Services

Technological innovation led by fintech companies is shaping consumer expectations and demands in the financial industry. Banking customers want better service and optimized convenience when dealing with their finances, and they know technology can provide them with that. These expectations and demands are forcing banks to innovate their financial services to keep their customers satisfied. Read more about How Changing Consumer Needs Are Shaping Financial Services[…]

Millennials vs. Traditional Banking

Millennials are looking for banks that will give them that personal touch of banking and will judge banks based on their digital capabilities. If we are going to select a bank, an institution that will be responsible for managing­­ our money, you better believe that we are going to do our research and learn everything Read more about Millennials vs. Traditional Banking[…]

Financial technology Small banking fintech banking industry Dodd-Frank Act Dodd-Frank Repeal Pros & Cons: Repeal of The Dodd-Frank Act

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 is a financial reform legislation passed by the Obama administration to decrease risks in the country’s financial system, in response to the financial crisis of 2008. In his presidential campaign, President Donald Trump vowed to repeal Dodd-Frank, and increase bank lending. The possible reasons Read more about Financial technology Small banking fintech banking industry Dodd-Frank Act Dodd-Frank Repeal Pros & Cons: Repeal of The Dodd-Frank Act[…]

How Fintech is Emerging

FinTech is at the forefront of the technological revolution in the banking industry, reshaping the status quo. Over the last few years, fintech has gained momentum in the the banking industry by making financial services faster and more accessible for businesses and consumers. Banks will have to innovate to keep up, or be left behind. Read more about How Fintech is Emerging[…]

Creating a Bank of the Future

The financial services industry has been impacted by the increased use of technology in our everyday lives, from smartphones to even wearables. Many banks today are facing a serious challenge– banks must create a new, digital organization that has great human experience to meet the needs of the increasingly, demanding tech-savvy customers.  The bank of Read more about Creating a Bank of the Future[…]

Blockchain in Banking

Everyone is talking about the new technology in the fintech industry, blockchain. Banks are competing to harness its power, believing that it can cut costs and transform the industry. It has energized the fintech service industry on a global scale. Blockchain provides a shared digital ledger that allows instant updates for Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Eris Read more about Blockchain in Banking[…]