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

Ep 63- Third wave fintech, Revolut raises mammoth round and more!

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Revolut plans to raise $500 million next year to fund global expansion

How Fintech’s Third Wave Will Change How You Bank

A $45,000 Loan for a $27,000 Ride: More Borrowers Are Going Underwater on Car Loans

EP 62- Investments in LatAm, full service fintechs and more!

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Uber’s Fintech Strategy: A Conversation With Peter Hazlehurst, Head Of Uber Money

Big VC Deals Will Delay Mexico’s First Fintech IPO

Building The Bank Of The Future

Bank of America to hike minimum wage for all employees to $20 per hour a year ahead of schedule

Ep 59 – NYSE Bitcoin Futures, Central Bank Cryptos and more!

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NYSE Owner to Launch Long-Awaited Bitcoin Futures

The Coming Currency War: Digital Money vs. the Dollar

Overstock’s Venture Arm Invests $2 Million in Blockchain ID Firm

Ep 58 – Hedera Hasgraph, Communist Cuban Crypto and more!

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Need Cash? Companies Are Considering Magazine Subscriptions and Phone Bills When Making Loans

Skirting U.S. Sanctions, Cubans Flock to Cryptocurrency to Shop Online, Send Funds

Hedera Hashgraph, Touted as High-Speed Blockchain Alternative, Now Live

2.4% of consumers consider their digital bank to be their primary bank

Start-ups to grab $280 billion in banking payments revenues by 2025, study says

SBI, largest lender bank in India, is eliminating debit cards

Ep 57-Chase outmaneouvers Square, a whale pulls out of Bitcoin, and more!

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Chase Outmaneuvers Square, Putting Fun Into Fintech

Day Trading for a Living?

Executives Say $1 Billion for AI Research Isn’t Enough

Ep 56- Andreessen Woos Regulators, New Kind Of Stock Exchange and more

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Venture-Capital Stalwart Battles Washington’s Crypto Crackdown

The Long Term Stock Exchange Raises $50 Million, Filings Show

$2 Billion Hacked by North Korea according to a UN report

How Matchmaking Robots Are Shaking Up Global Bond Sales

6 futuristic jobs that will soon exist in the financial industry

Ep 54- Global fintech investment plummets, Shenzen as a Bay Area alternative, Don’t bet against big banks and more!

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China to Boost Shenzhen’s Role in Greater Bay Area Innovation

Nine reasons to bank on traditional banking

Even fintech startups battling to meet cyber security challenges

Global fintech investment plummets

Silicon Valley Looks North as Tech Giants Expand in Toronto

How Credit Unions Fit in Your Financial Life

Ep 53- Joust, Investigation into payday advance startups, Coinbase attempted hack, and more!

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Joust raises $2.6 million seed round for the nation’s first banking platform for freelancers

State Regulators Investigate Payday Advances

An attempted heist at Coinbase was scary good, even though it failed

The Apple Card is a “World Elite” Mastercard

$4.3M amount received by Blade to reshape cryptocurrency derivatives trading