The most interesting challenger bank you’ve never heard of

The most interesting challenger bank you’ve never heard of

Most people who have an interest in Fintech have heard of Atom, Starling, Fidor, Mondo or Number 26. Some might have heard of Loot, or Holvi. But there is a fascinating bank that most people have never heard of, and that’s certainly because this French challenger bank doesn’t seem to seek any international visibility. Let’s take a step back(…)

VIP Code for Lendit USA + One free ticket

VIP Code for Lendit USA + One free ticket

Lendit very kindly offered a VIP Code for readers of Disruptive Finance to attend their conference. It will take place in San Francisco on 11/12 April  at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis If you had to choose one event about p2p lending, marketplace lending, online, digital lending (I am a bit lost with all these new developments…), then Lendit is(…)

6 days left to register for the European Fintech Awards

6 days left to register for the European Fintech Awards

“Join the European FinTech Awards and Conference where innovative and disruptive FinTech companies are awarded. Meet 400 hand picked entrepreneurs, bankers, investors and advisors, extend your network and develop business.”

Why Amazon and Google are bound to enter finance

Why Amazon and Google are bound to enter finance

“Do you think that Google and Facebook will enter financial services ?” This is a question that is in many people’s minds, whether they work in Fintech or in traditional finance.  And indeed, the arrival of the GAFA (Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple) in finance has been predicted and expected for years – with great excitement by some,(…)

3 business models for Fintech banks

3 business models for Fintech banks

I wrote this article for The Market Mogul, a new platform for finance professionals. For consumers and businesses, banking hasn’t changed much for the last few decades. From current accounts to saving accounts, credit cards and mortgages, we “consume” banking in pretty much the same way our parents did. Other industries on the other hand have seen(…)

Fintech start-ups beware: customers are expensive

Fintech start-ups beware: customers are expensive

This is an article I previously wrote for Financial News. When mentoring start-ups, I sometimes hear a pitch like this: “With our revolutionary fintech service, we are looking to get 10,000 customers in the first year and need $300k of funding”. This immediately tells me I am talking to a first-time entrepreneur – or that(…)

My experience of upgrading to Mac OS X El Capitan

My experience of upgrading to Mac OS X El Capitan

“Oh dear, I thought Macs never crashed!” was the reaction of an amazing coach who shall remain nameless… As you know, I’m not a tech blogger, and this has nothing to do with Fintech… But then many Disruptive Finance readers are Mac users. And since I spent much more time trying to upgrade to El Capitan(…)

And the most valuable Fintech company in 2020 is …

And the most valuable Fintech company in 2020 is …

(This is part 2 of this topic. Part 1 can be found here) So, have we found the contenders for “Most Valuable Fintech Company in 2020” ? That was the challenging task for our discussion group at Websummit a few weeks ago, and we spent an hour to try to come up with an answer. Our(…)