Category: Banking

Chatbots spotlight machine learning’s trillion-dollar potential 0

Chatbots spotlight machine learning’s trillion-dollar potential

Gustavo Parés Contributor Gustavo Parés is CEO of NDS Cognitive Labs, a leader in cognitive computing and AI business solutions. A Professor at Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), he’s partnered...

Elavon to acquire Sage Pay, a gateway that competes with Stripe, PayPal and Adyen, for $300M 0

Elavon to acquire Sage Pay, a gateway that competes with Stripe, PayPal and Adyen, for $300M

E-commerce continues to gain momentum — a trend we’ll see played out in the next two months of holiday shopping — and with that comes more consolidation. Today, Elavon, the payments company that is...

TriNet sent remote workers an email that some thought was a phishing attack 0

TriNet sent remote workers an email that some thought was a phishing attack

It was the one of the best phishing emails we’ve seen… that wasn’t. Phishing remains one of the most popular attack choices for scammers. Phishing emails are designed to impersonate companies or executives to...

Google to offer checking accounts in partnership with banks starting next year 0

Google to offer checking accounts in partnership with banks starting next year

Google is the latest big tech company to make a move into banking and personal financial services: The company is gearing up to offer checking accounts to consumers, as first reported by the Wall...

Libra’s critics are missing the forest for the trees 0

Libra’s critics are missing the forest for the trees

But Facebook is probably not the right actor to spearhead this initiative Nik Milanovic Contributor Nik Milanovic is a fintech and financial inclusion enthusiast, with a decade of work across mobile payments, online lending,...

Capital One replaces security chief after data breach 0

Capital One replaces security chief after data breach

Capital One has replaced its cybersecurity chief, four months after the company disclosed a massive data breach involving the theft of sensitive data on more than 100 million customers. A spokesperson for Capital One...

Where top VCs are investing in fintech 0

Where top VCs are investing in fintech

Over the past several years, ‘fintech’ has quietly become the unsung darling of venture. A rapidly swelling pool of new startups is taking aim at the large incumbent institutions, complex processes and outdated unfriendly...

Startups Weekly: Understanding Uber’s latest fintech play 0

Startups Weekly: Understanding Uber’s latest fintech play

Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital news. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week,...

Duffel raises $30M led by Index Ventures to disintermediate legacy travel platforms 0

Duffel raises $30M led by Index Ventures to disintermediate legacy travel platforms

Huge travel platforms that run airline booking systems like Sabre and Amadeus were invented eons ago and are so large and cumbersome that innovating with them is no easy feat. In the same way...