Ep 73 – Varo gets FDIC insurance, N26 falls victim to Brexit, and a mixed bag of economic indicators

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Varo Moves Closer to Becoming a Bank

Challenger bank N26 to shut all UK accounts

Credit-Card Debt in U.S. Rises to Record $930 Billion

Student Debt Forgiveness in U.S. to Total $207 Billion in Next Decade, CBO Says

Ep 72 – NYC bans cashless stores, Goldman + Amazon team up, and more!

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Bank cyberattack could hit whole financial system – NY Fed research

New York says don’t ditch your cash

Goldman Sachs is close to a deal with Amazon to offer loans to the e-commerce giant’s merchants

Goldman Sachs to offer consumers checking accounts next year through Marcus

A startup aimed at disrupting payments and taking on Square and Stripe just raised a $35 million Series B led by Sequoia Capital

Countries Leading The World In Cashless Transactions

Ep 71- Japanese crypto exchanges and financial health

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Largest Japanese Consulting Firm to Launch New Cryptocurrency Index

A Month After Launch, Bakkt Bitcoin Options Volumes Are Lackluster

What Can Go Wrong For Crypto In 2020 According To Industry Leaders 

Wealth Is What You Don’t Spend

Gift Giving Helps Zelle® Wrap Up 2019 with Double Digit Growth 

Survey Data Reveals 1 in 6 Americans Can’t Make Their Monthly Bill Payments

Ep 70- Wave at Amazon to pay for stuff, why Japan lags in fintech innovation, and more!

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Here’s how Amazon’s rumored pay-by-hand tech could work

Stuck-in-the-Past Japanese Banks Wary of Fintech Revolution

Fintech’s next decade will look radically different

Vodafone the latest partner to leave Facebook’s Libra digital currency coalition

Ep 69 – Why Visa acquired Plaid, Your financial advisor may be pushing crypto soon and more!

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Why Visa Is Buying Fintech Startup Plaid For $5.3 Billion

Hackers Cripple Airport Currency Exchanges, Seeking $6 Million Ransom

Spencer Dinwiddie Launching Digital Token Next Week

Cryptocurrency Top Of Mind For Growing Number Of Financial Advisors

Ep 68 – Predictions for 2020, ESG standards, and more!

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Banking predictions for 2020 – more competition, more collaboration and new sources of revenue

Goldman Sachs will reorganize its reporting lines and introduce a dedicated consumer banking unit

Why Fintech Challengers May Not Conquer Banking After All

Banks Taking a Closer Look at ESG Risks in Credit Underwriting

How Starbucks Borrows A Free US$1.6 Billion Loan From Its Customers

Ep 67- Finra Fine, Venmo vs. PNC, and fintechs behaving badly

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PNC’s fight with Venmo highlights bigger issue over who owns your banking data

Rule Change Could Help Tech Firms Advance Into Banking

JPMorgan’s CIO Has Championed A Data Platform That Turbocharges AI

Robinhood Fined $1.25 Million by Finra After Broker Violations

Lawsuit accuses Synapse CEO of discrimination and harassment against women

PayPal’s Xoom Rolls Out Bill Pay For Users In Jamaica

Ep 66 – Fintechs, Banks, and Surveillance Capitalism

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‘The goal is to automate us’: welcome to the age of surveillance capitalism

Shoshana Zuboff on surveillance capitalism

Ep 65- Crypto hacktivist arrested for North Korea trip, Banks want to sell your data, and more!

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He Gave a Cryptocurrency Talk in North Korea. The U.S. Arrested Him.

For Banks, Data on Your Spending Habits Could Be a Gold Mine

Corporate debt nears a record $10 trillion, and borrowing binge poses new risks

Ep 64 – FIntech Q3 2019 report, crypto news, and more!

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Global Fintech Report Q3 2019

BRICS member nations propose creating a cryptocurrency for payment settlements

‘Bark-lays’ invites stressed students to in-branch puppy session

Andreessen Horowitz leads $5M round in blockchain-based internet archive