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Banking technology provider Finastra, which works with more than 9,000 clients, is working with payment network Ripple to facilitate real time, blockchain-supported payments for its customers. For Finastra, the tie-up enhances the suite of services it offers its bank clients, while for Ripple, it extends its reach to more institutions. Ripple currently works with more […] 10/15/2019 12:33
Challenger banks are on the rise for attracting modern consumers who seek banking alternatives that are convenient and more affordable. In order for traditional banks and credit unions to compete, launching a digital-only bank has quickly become a survival strategy. Speed of launch is a critical factor when considering a digital-only experience, which has encouraged […] 10/14/2019 17:17
Franklin Templeton is taking a hands-on approach to cultivating startup talent. The San Mateo, Calif.-based investment company launched a startup incubator on Monday, a program through which companies will be matched with Franklin Templeton mentors and work on business ideas relevant to the objectives of Franklin Templeton and its partners. According to Joe Boerio, Franklin […] 10/14/2019 13:36
Banks are rushing to grow digital capabilities, but they are neglecting the digital enablers that support the overall customer experience. Indeed, many customers did not have a contextually relevant experience with their bank, which diminished overall loyalty. Alyson Clarke, principal analyst at Forrester Research and the author of a bank customer experience study released this […] 10/14/2019 13:29
Budapest-based OTP Bank is expanding the scope of its startup development program beyond Hungary to Russia, Ukraine, Croatia, Serbia and Albania and is adding a new opportunity for startups to work closely with practitioners. The startup program, which launched in 2017 through the bank’s in-house innovation group OTP Lab, is currently accepting applications for its […] 10/10/2019 15:24
Against the rising tide of digital-only banks, Minneapolis-based personal finance platform Branch has taken the plunge. The four-year-old company offers a suite of personal finance tools, including payday advance, to hourly workers through integrations with employer payroll platforms, which currently include Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. Its fee-free checking account is offered in partnership with […] 10/10/2019 13:39
Wirecard is taking aim at Asia and the Americas. The German financial services provider is advancing these plans through new product offerings, including cashierless checkout technology for retailers, a payments app for U.S. brands and retailers, and efforts to support China UnionPay‘s expansion to new markets. Georg von Waldenfels, executive vice president of group business […] 10/10/2019 11:47
On the heels of an international expansion push, U.K.-based digital bank OakNorth has named a new CEO. Sunil Chandra, who was appointed this week, most recently served as vice president responsible for global talent acquisition at Google. The hire comes at a “critical stage” in the company’s growth journey as it extends its reach to […] 10/10/2019 09:15
While the marijuana industry becomes more legitimate—and more lucrative—its participants’ need for traditional banking products and services increases. Conversely, current federal laws make capitalizing on this emerging client base an extremely risky proposition for financial institutions. However, the recently introduced Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act might finally reconcile this conflict by providing safe […] 10/09/2019 08:00
Digital expense management company Expensify launched a corporate card this week, building on its automated transaction tracking technology. The card offers business customers a new tool to manage expenses and adds to the data repository that will help Expensify tailor customer experiences. David Barrett, CEO of the San Francisco-based company, told Bank Innovation that the […] 10/09/2019 07:45
For Northwestern Mutual, digitization imperatives have forced it to think more like a tech company. It’s achieved this by way of internal reorganization and acquisition. In particular, the path to developing more online tools included the acquisition of digital financial planning company LearnVest in 2015 for $250 million. Despite critics who allege that Northwestern Mutual […] 10/08/2019 14:05
According to International Data Corp, banks are expected to spend more than $53 billion on cloud services by 2023. The cloud is a business asset no modern bank or credit union–regardless of size–can afford to bypass. It’s become clear that any financial institution relying on a legacy infrastructure cannot compete against faster and more innovative […]

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