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FinTech, Financial Innovation, Industry Disruption.

Citizens Bank Taps Employees and Fintechs in Its Drive for Innovation

5 Aug 2020 5 minute read 0 comments FinRev

Citizens Bank, a $165.7-billion-in-assets financial institution headquartered in Providence, RI, is a practical innovator. It invites employees to propose innovations and compete for dollars to fund their development.  The bank also works closely...

IPC Soft Turrets Powering Remote Capital Markets Trading

2 Aug 2020 3 minute read 0 comments FinRev

Bob Santella is CEO of IPC, a technology and service company powering the global financial markets.  Well known for its trading turrets — specialized communication tools with specific capabilities to meet the demanding needs of financial traders...

A Tech-Infused Wealth Management Advisor Offering Human-Infused Advice

1 Aug 2020 3 minute read 0 comments FinRev

Personal Capital, a leader in using a combination of technology and personal advisors for wealth management, was ranked third among the nation’s wealth management firms by RIA Channel last year. This year it experienced a 23% annualized growth in...

Crowdsourcing to Achieve Innovation in Banking

31 Jul 2020 3 minute read 1 comment FinRev

Stephanie Hammes-Betti is Senior Vice President of Innovation Design for U.S. Bank.  She describes her work as the front end of innovation, looking for new ideas to bring to the bank to evaluate.  U.S. Bank has had innovation programs for 10 year...

Lending Technology Gains Prominence Amidst COVID-19 Response

29 Jul 2020 4 minute read 0 comments FinRev

Over the past two years, six million small businesses in the U.S. borrowed more than $1.9 trillion. And before the pandemic, they expected to borrow nearly $2.6 trillion over the next two years. With the first round of Paycheck Protection Program...

‘Future-Proofed’ Technology is the Focus of Episode Six

29 Jul 2020 4 minute read 0 comments FinRev

One of Episode Six’s goals is to help companies around the world with digital transformation, enabling them to easily adapt to shifts in market demand.  This goal is accomplished through the company’s next-generation financial technology plat...

Discovery Data’s Bob Skea on Finding Answers in Data and Technology

28 Jul 2020 5 minute read 0 comments FinRev

Bob Skea is Chief Executive Officer at Discovery Data, responsible for the overall management and strategic direction of the firm.  Discovery Data helps companies grow their business in the financial services and insurance industries through data...

Challenger Bank Klar, Overcomes The Pandemic With A Unique Approach To Credit

27 Jul 2020 4 minute read 0 comments FinRev

Can you provide us a short background on Klar and what makes Klar different from other providers? Klar is a Mexican challenger bank working to democratize debit and credit in Mexico. We offer a 100% digital, transparent, free, and secure alternative...

How Credit Unions Rapidly Utilized Fintech To Deliver The PPP

25 Jul 2020 3 minute read 1 comment FinRev

Small businesses and financial institutions have been profoundly impacted by COVID-19 concurrently with being at the center of the SBA Paycheck Protection Program where funds were distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Credit unions, where...

As Digital Payments Gain Ground, Lawmakers Step in to Protect Cash

24 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments FinRev

A bipartisan Senate bill put forward by Sens. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., and Kevin Cramer, R-N.D. would prohibit retailers from turning away cash payments from customers. The Payment Choice Act would impose fines for businesses that refuse to accept cash...