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Produced by the editors of PaymentsSource, American Banker and Bank Technology News, Disruptors is a news and analysis feed focused on ideas, people and companies that have the potential to transform banking and financial services.
PaymentsSource
7 Unlikely Payments Partnerships
Many times, bitter rivals must set aside their differences for the common good. This has happened a lot in recent years as the payments industry adjusts to the fast pace of innovation.
7 Unlikely Payments Partnerships
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Bank Technology News
Hedgeable sees the peer-to-peer business and personal loans as an alternative to fixed-income investments that are traditionally offered through exchange-traded funds. more »
PaymentsSource
Now that Verizon has nailed down a deal to buy Yahoo's search and advertising business, it's starting to look a lot more like Google — and it might even have the tools to take a second stab at the payments industry. more »
PaymentsSource
Visa and Mastercard both face the prospect of becoming "dumb pipes" as other companies innovate on top of their networks. To combat this trend, both are taking steps to be major players in the digital economy. more »
Bank Technology News
Of the 10 fintech startups that pitched their wares at startupbootcamp FinTech New York on Wednesday, half plan to sell their software to banks. Only a few vie to take on established players. more »
Bank Technology News
N26, a Berlin startup that offers financial services directly to consumers, said Thursday it's received a German banking license that will let it offer a fuller range of products across Europe. more »
Bank Technology News
Wells Fargo plans to pilot a digital advice platform in early 2017, according to a high-ranking executive at the wirehouse. more »
Bank Technology News
The fragmentation of the U.S. regulatory system and uncertainty around what agencies will regulate fintech firms could slow down innovation. more »
Bank Technology News
The acrimonious debate in the bitcoin community turns in part on whether one prioritizes using the digital currency as an investment or as a means of expanding global financial inclusion. more »
PaymentsSource
Nintendo is known for taking an experimental approach to making video games, and this same mindset carries over to how it handles money. The company's hardware, software and business strategies show a forward-thinking strategy for payment acceptance. more »
PaymentsSource
The hit smartphone game Pokemon Go is not a mobile wallet or a loyalty app, but it is arguably far more successful at driving traffic to retailers' stores than many of the apps designed for that purpose. more »
American Banker
Despite recent controversy over Tesla crashes, the march toward autonomous driving technology continues. And that means big changes for auto lenders. more »
American Banker
A couple of years ago, the activist investor Joseph Stilwell said Anchor Bancorp in Lacey, Wash., deserved more time to try to right itself. Apparently he thinks that time is up. more »
Bank Technology News
The head of the American Bankers Association on Tuesday defended financial institutions' partnerships with fintech firms but argued that banks top nonbank startups in serving as "trusted custodians" for their customers' funds. more »
PaymentsSource
Walmart Pay is the culmination of years of efforts that Walmart has put into building its brand as a trusted provider of payments. In addition to its new mobile wallet, Walmart has been involved in numerous innovative projects to help its customers move money. more »