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Some key catalysts for the next evolution of financial services are already obvious to the industry. But there are exogenous forces, both demographic and economic, that could pose existential threats to aspects of the business as conducted today. Inside, an examination of those potential sources of upheaval and ideas on how the industry might adapt.
Ally Financial's recently announced $2.65 billion cash-and-stock deal for CardWorks, which offers unsecured credit cards among other products, places a high price tag on a traditionally risky product.
February 21
When established card networks such as Visa, American Express and Mastercard start investing in fintech lending platforms such as Divido and ChargeAfter — as well as in the fintech lenders themselves such as Klarna and Vyze — it’s a clear signal that the future of unsecured personal loans may not be delivered by banks.
February 19
The U.S. telco sector has worked hard to control the mobile wallets developed on its phones. While its earliest efforts didn't last long, companies like T-Mobile and Sprint took decidedly different paths to reach where they are now.
February 11
The rise in food delivery options is affecting restaurants of all kinds. It's a trend driven by consumers' strong appetite for mobile ordering and payments.
February 10
The companies on Arizent’s third annual list of Best Fintechs to Work For share an ability to create personal connections with employees, and offer top-tier benefits like generous sabbaticals, fully paid insurance, and parental leave on day one.
February 4
Given the Super Bowl's large audience of consumers and the ability to sway their future spending habits, businesses spend millions of dollars for the opportunity to air a 30-second TV commercial.
January 30
The payments industry is a hotbed of innovation, and many of its larger players are eager to claim patents on new developments.
January 24
While the size of the global remittances market may ebb and flow with the global economy, one thing is clear – it’s massive, at over $700 billion in payments each year and growing.
January 23
While not as large as the U.S. both in number of people and number of credit card owners, the U.K. remains a very lucrative market for issuing banks and card networks, as well as a host of alternative financial service providers catering to younger, underserved consumers.
January 17
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