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Video: This Canadian Fintech Ad Actually Looks Like an Awesome Indie Movie
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Wealthsimple pitches its investing platform with a weird and wonderful Golden Globes ad. WHAT: A new ad from Canadian fintech company Wealthsimple that could easily be mistaken for an indie flick trailer. WHO: Wealthsimple WHY WE CARE: The music, the direction, the casting of Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Dope) amid a collection of quirky characters—is this a new
3 Great TED Talks on Fintech's Potential
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Earlier this week we brought you the 3 best TED Talks for entrepreneurs. Well, just to get your entrepreneurial juices flowing once again, here are 3 great TEDs on fintech, its potential for disruption, and its promise for the great unbanked. Enjoy. David Morris: At the speed of money: how cryptocurrency will transform everything. Dr. David Morris knows a few
Video: P2P Investing, Explained
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Peer-to-peer lending has become one of the fastest growing industries right now, but what is it, really? Here’s Killick & Co.’s Tim Bennett on how it works, its key factors, and its pros and cons. Enjoy.
Video: Martin Freeman And Adam Brody Enter The Dark World of Cryptocurrency In "StartUp"
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An exclusive first look at StartUp, which follows an FBI agent tracking a digital currency company. This video was originally published by Fast Company.  Photo: Dennis Skley
Video: Fintech Bridges Accelerate Expansion for Niche Companies
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Fintech bridges are valuable for less publicized startups, like those working in asset management or back office technology, that won't be driven by the excited public, says Kevin Mak, founder of Ironfly Technologies,
Asset Managers Opening to Fintech Opportunities
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Asset management "is traditionally more closed" than other parts of the finance world, leaving it slower than banks to pick up new financial technology, says Kevin Mak, founder of Ironfly. But asset managers are stepping up, in a less publicized way. "Especially now that 'fintech' in general is becoming more of an accepted term, even the bigger boys are taking notice
Video: UK Looking for Fintech Opportunities with Hong Kong
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Brexit doesn't spell the end of fintech in the U.K., says Andy Burwell, Regional Director of Investment for Asia Pacific at UK Trade & Investment. The Bank of England is working on a fintech accelerator, and the U.K. recently signed on to a fintech bridge with Singapore and is discussing a similar deal with Hong Kong, he pointed out. "The U.K.
3 Great TED Talks on Fintech's Potential
FinTech, Video
Last week we brought the 3 best TED Talks for entrepreneurs. Well, just to get your entrepreneurial juices flowing once again, here are 3 great TEDs on fintech, its potential for disruption, and its promise for the great unbanked. Enjoy. David Morris: At the speed of money: how cryptocurrency will transform everything. Dr. David Morris knows a few things about
Avoka: Cutting the complication from applications
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"The process of applying (for a financial product) in a digital way is a lot of effort," says Howard Treisman, CTO at Avoka. Applicants are quick to abandon forms that seem too time consuming or complicated. The Avoka platform helps financial institutions engage users in a way that keeps conversion rates higher.
Avoka: Don't get hit by abandonment
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Finance firms have abandonment issues too. "Companies spend a huge amount of money...bringing people to a site and I think there's a growing awareness that its the buy step where they're actually losing out a lot," says Howard Treisman, CTO at Avoka. Avoka's technology helps cut the abandonment for firms seeking new customers, helping streamline the application process to covert