Don`t confuse People-centric Banking with Customer-centric Banking 800 551 Efi Pylarinou

Don`t confuse People-centric Banking with Customer-centric Banking

Don`t confuse People-centric Banking with Customer-centric Banking A bank that is people-centric is one that supports, inspires, and grows a community with strong ties. This is much more than a customer centric bank. The customer centric hashtag may mean a great app that is simple and easy to use, or an onboarding process that is…

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Robo-advisors increase AUM but the Cash pile in the market hasn’t decreased 800 533 Efi Pylarinou

Robo-advisors increase AUM but the Cash pile in the market hasn’t decreased

Robo-advisors increase AUM but the Cash pile in the market hasn’t decreased The top five robo-advisors have accumulated over $187 billion in AUM. Two incumbents and three Fintechs are leading. Growth in asset gathering continues but as per Autonomous Research, the jury is out as to whether gathering assets or gathering users are good measures…

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Can Facebook pull off a 60% attack on the LIBRA network? 800 411 Efi Pylarinou

Can Facebook pull off a 60% attack on the LIBRA network?

Can Facebook pull off a 60% attack on the LIBRA network? This is a question asked because LIBRA is the brainchild of Facebook. As a result, a lot of people in the developed world are cautious about whether LIBRA will be a force for the good. The people that don’t forget Cambridge Analytica, fake News,…

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Tencent & Goldman Sachs fuel Nubank`s expansion
Tencent & Goldman Sachs fuel Nubank`s expansion 800 450 Efi Pylarinou

Tencent & Goldman Sachs fuel Nubank`s expansion

Telecoms, banks, and e-commerce giants Last October, the Chinese multinational conglomerate Tencent Holdings Limited, better known as ‘Tencent’ invested $180 million in Brazilian digital bank and credit card operator ‘NuBank’ (Nu Pagamentos SA). [1] This FinTech pioneer, an early mover in Latin America’s largest market offering fee-free credit cards and digital payment accounts, has recently obtained clearance from…

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Telecoms, banks, and e-commerce giants
Telecoms, banks, and e-commerce giants 800 517 Efi Pylarinou

Telecoms, banks, and e-commerce giants

Telecoms, banks, and e-commerce giants MPesa`s early success in Kenya will remain the mobile money business case study of payment innovation in Emerging markets. [1] It was 12 years ago; in 2007 when Vodafone launched the service. Africa continues to be the continent where `Necessity is the mother of invention`.  Africa brings to market further…

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Advertising is the new high-priced tobacco and vendors are addicted to it
Advertising is the new high-priced tobacco and vendors are addicted to it 800 583 Efi Pylarinou

Advertising is the new high-priced tobacco and vendors are addicted to it

Advertising is the new high-priced tobacco and vendors are addicted to it We have to fly high to get a different view of what is happening in the world. I started looking at the revenues of Big Tech companies like Amazon to see where growth is happening. Looking at the 2018 revenues of Amazon, there…

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Do you envy Goldman Sachs? Join Marcus. 800 534 Efi Pylarinou

Do you envy Goldman Sachs? Join Marcus.

Do you envy Goldman Sachs? Join Marcus. Come on, lets admit it. The world has long envied Goldman Sachs. This never faded away, even while Goldman Sachs was going through an identity crisis after the 2008 financial crisis. Goldman Sachs is an example of how an incumbent builds a Fintech business. It is not in…

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Mathematics and nature's way
We use language and law to collaborate; now is the time for Mathematics and nature’s way 800 533 Efi Pylarinou

We use language and law to collaborate; now is the time for Mathematics and nature’s way

We use language and law to collaborate; now is time for Mathematics and nature’s way Christine Lagarde moderated a panel with two Central bankers (European Central Bank and CB of Kenya), an incumbent (JPMorgan) and a disruptor (crypto fintech company Circle). The topic was “Money and Payments in the Digital Age.” CCN covered the panel…

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No Trade-offs: Give customers everything they want as cheaply as possible
No Trade-offs: Give customers everything they want as cheaply as possible 800 420 Efi Pylarinou

No Trade-offs: Give customers everything they want as cheaply as possible

No Trade-offs: Give customers everything they want as cheaply as possible [1] XY planning Network XYPN deployed successfully a subscription based offer for financial advisors in the US, 5years ago. They actually celebrated their 5yr birthday on April 4th with 900 members that use the service. This is evidence that a subscription service for financial…

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Data Centers, AI and finance
Data Centers, AI and finance 800 533 Efi Pylarinou

Data Centers, AI and finance

Data Centers, AI and finance Future data centers of all kinds will be built like high performance computers,” — Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang  We are living in a world in which, more or less unconsciously, we increasingly “Trust in Math”. After the GPU adoption in business, we moved to new hardware that is not only…

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