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Financial Institutions Face Extinction Unless They Innovate Faster

Rob Tarkoff | Posted 06.17.2015 | Business
Rob Tarkoff

It's hard to imagine a world where traditional banks don't exist, isn't it? Not if you never grew up with them (which may be the case for today's younger generation) or if you find the alternatives simply have a better customer experience.

Go East, Young Man -- Why Hong Kong is the Silicon Valley of the East

April Rudin | Posted 05.14.2015 | Business
April Rudin

Foreign cultures can often seem impenetrable, particularly in Asia. As an American who has frequently traveled to the East, I find that not to be be true. Particularly, in Hong Kong.

The FinTech Agent Who Came in From the Cold

Spiros Margaris | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Spiros Margaris

One of my previous financial industry innovation proposals, the "FinTech Supermarket," was about the possibility of an open selection of the best fintech partners. In other words, a client offering the best financial package of financial services under one roof.

I Still Have a Vision: More Fairness Between Bank and Customers

Spiros Margaris | Posted 05.17.2015 | Business
Spiros Margaris

I always start with a wish or goal for a service or business that I think would be great to have and enjoy. Then, I ask myself whether my desire is relevant and shared by a large number of people and, most importantly, if it provides a real added value.

Hedge Fund Win-Win Fee Model -- Innovative and Fair in Many Respects

Spiros Margaris | Posted 05.06.2015 | Money
Spiros Margaris

Most hedge funds charge management fees of 1-2 percent of assets under management and, in addition, performance fees of 20 percent.

The British Are Coming! With Their FinTech

Brett King | Posted 04.13.2015 | Business
Brett King

Yes, the British are coming, but more importantly Tech is coming to reimagine the finance sector, and that can't be anything but a net positive for consumers, employees and entrepreneurs alike.

For Small Businesses, Funds are Now a Click Away

Shindy Chen | Posted 04.14.2015 | Small Business
Shindy Chen

Businesses live and die by it. Growing up the daughter of small business owners, and for anyone who's owned a small business, we can certainly attest to the daily anxiety of taking in enough cash to pay vendors, overhead and employees.

The Top 10 FinTech Milestones of 2014 (Slideshow)

Brett King | Posted 03.01.2015 | Business
Brett King

Whether you believe the FinTech investments this year were $6Bn or whether you believe the bigger estimates of upwards of $18Bn, one thing is clear - FinTech is really hot right now. But it's only going to get hotter.

'The Knowledge' - Man vs. Machine

David Sederholt | Posted 01.06.2015 | Small Business
David Sederholt

Fintech or human insight? The simple logic remains that people make the best decisions concerning people and the small businesses they run. We supercharge our data collection and availability, but in the end, it is still a human looking through that telescope of technology.

These 5 FinTech Companies Are Changing the Way We Invest

Kevin Yu | Posted 12.29.2014 | Money
Kevin Yu

These five companies are positioned to really change the way consumers think about investing. By empowering individuals to have easy and affordable access, it simplifies the complex world of investing.

Building a Mobile App for Future Funding Success

Martin Macmillan | Posted 09.22.2014 | Huffpost Code
Martin Macmillan

For developers, when there is often one chance for success, this idea of first impressions is critical.

What Are Academics Good For?

Patricia Morizio | Posted 05.10.2014 | Education
Patricia Morizio

Do not ask an academic what he or she has to offer to society. (In fact, do not ask ANYONE this question [SMH]). Instead, ask them about what they know, what they love, and what they do; perhaps even why they do it.

Democratizing the Investment Game -- Can Startups Level the Playing Field With Wall Street?

Hana Abaza | Posted 05.21.2013 | Business
Hana Abaza

The democratization of information that was once held in the hands of the "experts" is fundamentally changing our ability to make decisions for ourselves. So, is it time now to democratize Wall Street? Perhaps.