InsurTech is growing up, and cyber crime is too

Image TLDR   Don’t look now but the self-declared insurance disruptive force called InsurTech is maturing.  There, I’ve said it. And cyber crime issues need to become mainstream discussions.  There, I’ve said that, too.   Here are some compelling InsurTech maturity indicators seen in the media this week: Publication of articles discussing more mainstream concerns for […]

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FinFit at the forefront of the financial literacy dilemma

The world is waking up to the fact a vast swathe of the generation coming through are in dire financial straits. This has significant implications on society at large. Poor financial knowledge leads to poor financial habits, which ultimately leads to poor life decisions, at crucial junctures. So how do we address this? While many […]

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Convergence as a trend in the re-bundling phase of financial services

There is ample evidence that 3 is a magic number. It dates back to the old times and is well captured in the Latin phrase[i] Omne Trium Perfectum  – everything that comes in 3s is perfect. I bring this up not only because I chose to provide three examples in my post today but also […]

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Bitcoin is an Unstoppable Force

TLDR. During the recent House Committee on Financial Services’ hearing about Facebook’s, Libra, Rep. Patrick McHenry described Bitcoin as an unstoppable force: “The world that Satoshi Nakamoto — author of the Bitcoin white paper — envisioned, and others are building, is an unstoppable force. We should not attempt to deter this innovation, and governments cannot […]

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This Week in Fintech

During the week when heatwaves boiled the world, our Experts posted cool fresh insights each & every day. Daily Fintech offers unique insights about the future of Fintech written by and for senior executives, entrepreneurs and investors. Monday Ilias Hatzis @iliashatzis our Greece-based crypto entrepreneur, wrote “Bitcoin to the Moon”  TLDR: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and […]

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Blockchain for branding, as banks see little benefits – WEF reports

Image Source Is it a Golden bullet? or just a jewel? When I used to be a developer in banks, I used to get this question all the time – “do we have a golden bullet (tech) that can solve all our problems?”. The question used to be from very senior people in the bank […]

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InsurTech is still looking for traction with customers and companies’ staff

image   TLDR   Are the InsurTech advocates/enthusiasts ‘preaching to the choir’ and considering that to be conversion of the masses?   Within the orb of InsurTech press, social media, and conferences one would think innovation and migration to adoption of the most clever of tech and innovative practices is de rigueur within insurance- if one […]

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Friendly fintech MoneyLion lands $160 million in fresh funding

Who doesn’t love being part of a club? Most of us are suckers for anything that looks and feels a touch exclusive. Frequent Flyer points are probably the most obvious example of this in practice, alongside the coveted airline lounges, and their tiers of exclusivity and privileges. What if banking was a club, rather than […]

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Environmental Sustainability and Finance: Poker or Chess?

In early July, Onalytica published an article on Sustainability with a focus in the financial services sector. Comparing the WEF`s Global Risks Reports over the past 10 years[1], they highlight a stunning shift. We are confronted with the reality that Sustainability risks are Business, economy, and Societal risks. All industries are realizing this and the […]

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