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FinnoSummit LatAm Fintech Revolution Part 4: LatAm Digital Transformation and Open Banking

Part 4 of a series of articles covering the fast-emerging Fintech ecosystem in Latin America. During the inaugural FinnoSummit addressing innovations in financial services in Latin America (LatAm), the speaker and audiences settled on a big issue; infrastructure and digital transformation. Most of the Latin… Read More

LatAm Fintech Revolution Part 3: Hunting for the Next LatAm Unicorn. Fintech Investments are Glowing Red Hot!

Whenever there’s opportunity, the money flows. There’s no exception here to a 400 million people market. Latin America is the next fertile ground for homegrown venture capitalists and international money when it comes to Fintech. U.S. and international VCs are on the hunt for the… Read More

The Top Ten Fintech Predictions for 2020

To my Fintech friends, this is my 4th annual “Top Ten” Fintech prediction. I started this tradition at Crowdfund Insider back in January 2017. As we are saying goodbye to an incredible Fintech year of 2019, I see another seismic change in 2020 for our… Read More

FinnoSummit: LatAm Fintech Revolution – Banking as a Service

Part 2 of a series of articles covering the fast-emerging Fintech ecosystem in Latin America. As sessions continue at the inaugural FinnoSummit by LendIt Fintech in December, I find myself in a fully packed, standing room only hall buzzing with investors and entrepreneurs. The excitement… Read More

FinnoSummit Miami: LatAm Fintech Revolution Part 1 – Death of Point of Sale Terminals and the Rise of Mobile

After an eight hour journey with a stop in Dallas, I arrived early Monday morning (Dec 2nd, 2019) in Miami, a city with many faces. I sprung up early next morning and walked straight into Keynote sessions at the FinnoSummit by LendIt Fintech. As many… Read More

Alchemy Technologies Partners with Plaid for Improved Lending Decisions

Alchemy Technologies, a Fintech infrastructure company providing online lending tools and platforms, has formed a partnership with Plaid – a company that creates tech to connect traditional finance with modern Fintech services. Alchemy will be providing Plaid with a service to support account and asset… Read More

Dateline Dallas: Lend360 – A Year of Fintech Mergers and Acquisitions

Initial Thoughts Every year, thousands of finance professionals from banks, credit unions, specialty financing companies and Fintech companies converge at Lend360. It’s an annual pilgrimage where decision-makers in the financing sector come together to learn from each other and plan ahead for the new year…. Read More

Fintech Alchemy Technology Forms JV with Meratas – an Income Share Company

Meratas Inc. an “Income Share Agreement” (ISA) development company has formed a joint venture with Alchemy Technology, a provider of turn-key online lending systems. Meratas works with schools and other training courses to provide ISA programs. Darius Goldman, founder and CEO of Meratas, says their… Read More

Equifax Partners with Alchemy Technology on White Label Lending Solution to Accelerate Fintech Adoption

Equifax (NYSE:EFX) and Alchemy Technology have inked a new partnership to help banks and “specialty finance firms” as well as Fintechs accelerate their development with a white label lending solution. According to a release, Alchemy will provide the nuts and bolts lending software while Equifax… Read More

Lending as a Service Platform Alchemy Fintech Partners with Argyle to Develop Digital Lenders

Lending platform Alchemy Fintech has formed a “definitive” partnership with Argyle. Argyle seeks to provide infrastructure for businesses and end-users alike to access workforce data. By integrating with  Argyle, uses may create a more efficient underwriting, monitoring, and fine-tuned user experience. Alchemy, a Fintech startup… Read More

LendIt Fintech USA – Seven Years of Fintech Innovation

It’s hard to believe that the most attended Fintech conference LendIt Fintech USA had its 7th birthday in the Mecca of Fintech, San Francisco this past week. Thousands of attendees from all over the world descended into San Francisco’s Moscone Center for this once a… Read More

Fintech Before Fintech Was Cool. QuickenLoans is Rebranding as Rocket

Online lender Quicken Loans appears to be moving quickly to completely rebrand under the Rocket name. While introducing Rocket Financial some time ago, it seems that it is out with the old and in with the new. Quicken Loans is old school Fintech founded by entrepreneur… Read More

Fintech Focused Analytics Firm MaxDecisions Appoints Nicole Houston as CEO

Nicole Houston has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer of MaxDecisions, Inc. Founded by Timothy Li and Henry Wang, MaxDecisions is a Fintech focused analytics, marketing, and risk management firm advising the online lending industry. According to a note from the firm, Houston has been with MaxDecisions since… Read More

Fintech Predictions for 2019. Where We Have Been & Where We Are Going

As we head into a market correction, 2019 and beyond will be very interesting for the evolving Fintech industry. This sector of finance saw significant M&A activity and massive fundraising during the 2nd half of 2018 and I predict that we will see more of… Read More

As RealtyShares Shuts Down, the Real Estate Crowdfunding Industry Ponders the Future

Earlier this week it was revealed that RealtyShares, a respected real estate crowdfunding platform that has originated just under $900 million in investment capital, was winding down operations. The turn of events was driven by the lack of available risk capital to keep the real… Read More

Office of Comptroller of the Currency Encourages Banks to Issue Small Loans to Consumers

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued a Bulletin today encouraging banks to issue small loans to consumers. In past years, banks have shied away from providing credit that was deemed too high risk to pursue and too costly to originate. As… Read More

Amazon. Stop Being Everything to Everybody!

  In two of my previous articles, “The Top Ten Fintech Predictions for 2018” and “Top The Fintech Predictions for 2017”,  I predicted a few things to come including The End of Privacy, Vertical Integration and What’s Your Advantage where I visualized Facebook, Snapchat, Tesla,… Read More

New York State Bill Would Add Another Compliance Hurdle with “Limited Charter” for Online Lenders

The State of New York is may create a new regulatory hurdle, and associated cost, for online lenders. A bill (Senate Bill S8340) sitting in the New York State Senate now, will create a limited state charter for internet lending. Sponsored by New York State… Read More

Fluid Credit Shares Data Points on US College Students

Fluid Credit, a Fintech startup that targets college students and responsible credit, has published “Fluid By The Numbers”, a “power ranking” that looks into thousands of U.S. college students’ credit and spending behavior. Fluid provides interest free credit to students to help build up their… Read More

The Top Ten Fintech Predictions for 2018

Last year, I boldly predicted 10 Fintech movements that will take place as Earth makes another perfect rotation around our Sun. It’s always fun to look back and see how wrong I was, so let’s stump the chump! Here are my original predictions. Let’s score… Read More

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