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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
Uber Is the Real Star of Amex's Beyoncé Promotion
American Express is giving a limited number of Uber riders access to Beyoncé's Formation concert tour, in the latest example of a financial services company allying with the tech-savvy ridesharing service.
Uber Is the Real Star of Amex's Beyoncé Promotion
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American Banker
Cutting-edge jobs — think chief innovation, strategy and data officers — are on the rise at banks and other lenders, and they are drawing free-thinking, tech-savvy candidates from inside and outside of financial services. American Banker asked several of them to recommend a book or other piece of writing that helped them tackle jobs that often were created from scratch. more »
PaymentsSource
Most modern mobile wallets didn't start out in their current form. Some didn't even start out as mobile apps. more »
Bank Technology News
Capital continues to flow freely into financial technology ventures, many of which are repositioning themselves as aspiring partners for banks rather than would-be disruptors. more »
Bank Technology News
Community banks are at a crossroads as they face a threat from alternative lenders and the need to stay true to the traditional bank model. What they should do? more »
PaymentsSource
The heat of battle can forge some unlikely bonds, as demonstrated by MasterCard and Western Union’s collaboration with the four-year-old mobile financial service provider bKash, giving the incumbents a foothold in omnichannel payments and making them a bigger threat to other newcomers. more »
Bank Technology News
Airbnb, the company that disrupted the hospitality industry as Uber did to taxis, is sidling up to the fintech space. more »
Bank Technology News
Affirm, a three-year-old online lender that finances consumer purchases at the point of sale, has raised a $100 million in equity funding to help it boost distribution and develop new products and services. more »
Bank Technology News
Delaware, whose business-friendly laws have lured more than half the country's publicly traded corporations and more than 60% of the Fortune 500 to incorporate in the state, is now vying to become a hub for blockchain technology. more »
PaymentsSource
Verifone is hoping to beat the payments disruptors at their own game, introducing a mobile point of sale terminal for quick-service businesses, small retail shops and cafés that integrates payments with other consumer services. more »
Bank Technology News
Model legislation in the works would give state legislatures a template for regulating virtual currency businesses. The Treasury is lobbying against clear exemptions for firms that don't control customer funds. more »
Bank Technology News
Startupbootcamp's fintech accelerator in New York boasts an unusually large faculty of 225 mentors, trained to give candid feedback and prepare the class of 10 startups for the real world. more »
Bank Technology News
Members of a House Energy subcommittee had many basic questions for technologists, entrepreneurs and legal experts testifying at a hearing on digital currency Wednesday. more »
PaymentsSource
Bluetooth beacons — small nightlight-sized devices that can communicate with a mobile app as shoppers move throughout a store — may have the same potential for bank branches as they do for mega-retailers like Target Corp. more »
PaymentsSource
Nothing accelerates innovation quite like a new car. But before consumers can outfit their vehicles with James Bond gadgetry, they need a way to pay for it all from behind the wheel. more »