• 15 Banks and Fintechs Doing it Right

    Growing pressures on bank profits are prompting some banks to explore new relationships with fintech companies. Today’s piece looks at 15 banks “doing it right” with the help of the fintech community.

  • Pushing Forward: The Future of Financial Services?

    Yesterday, the L.A. Times wrote about Silicon Valley Bank, “part lender, part consultant, part cheerleader and part investor… a nursemaid to countless start-ups — Airbnb, Fitbit, Pinterest and TrueCar, to name some recent ones — as well as banking the venture capitalists who fund them.” Curious to learn more about this California-based innovator with a great reputation for serving software, hardware, biotech and healthcare start-ups? Read on.

  • Quick Guide: Banking’s Digital Transformation (#Payments)

    As the distribution of financial services products increasingly becomes digital, mobile commerce represents huge opportunities for both merchants & payment providers alike. Today’s piece looks at the payments space, Stripe’s recent valuation and what banks need to do to stay competitive & where to find success.

  • The 5 Corners of Technological Innovation in Financial Services

    One of the best performing banks in the United States is Wells Fargo. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,700 locations. Today’s piece looks at where they are investing for their future.

  • What To Do With FinTech

    At a time when banks are being forced to change due to non-bank competition, I see the biggest opportunities available to those banks who appear most paralyzed by the prospects offered by FinTech companies.