Disruptors

A 2019 bankers' reading list for the dog days of summer

07/31/19

You've made it to August: Ready to hit the beach or just hide somewhere and curl up with a good read? Here are 12 books that address any need: improve your leadership skills, revive unused parts of the brain, stretch your imagination, or laugh from the gut.

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Facebook's bid to break banking

07/25/19

The social media giant says its cryptocurrency project can bring services to the world's unbanked. Lawmakers and regulators aren’t so sure.

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New funding raises N26’s valuation to $3.5B

07/18/19

The challenger bank startup will use the new cash to double its U.S. headcount.

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Challenger bank Current launches anti-overdraft product

07/09/19

The company has created GoFundMe-like pages for users to petition friends and family to help them pay the charges assessed by banks.

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Google flirts with bank charter, digital disruption, Truist fallout: Top stories of the week

06/21/19

Google explored the OCC's fintech charter, then walked away; the biggest changes in digital banking could be just ahead; 'Truist' rebrand prompts lawsuit by N.C. credit union; and more from this week's most-read stories.

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Did Facebook swipe its Calibra logo from a challenger bank?

06/21/19

The new digital-currency unit at Facebook has a logo that's nearly identical to that of challenger bank Current, which has been around since 2015.

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‘Another one?’ Bankers react to Facebook’s digital currency

06/20/19

Community bank executives, payments officials and others said Libra faces an uphill battle amid heavy competition and regulatory scrutiny.

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ING bets its future on open banking

06/17/19

The Dutch company is no longer a bank in some countries, but more of a digital matchmaker between consumers and financial products provided by third parties, explains innovation chief Benoit LeGrand.

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Goldman, Stripe execs spar on future of financial services

06/14/19

Both companies want money to be "programmable." But how to go about it is a matter of dispute.

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U.K. challenger bank Monzo aims for U.S. charter in broad stateside push

06/13/19

Monzo has been adding roughly 200,000 users a month in the U.K., and is hoping to replicate that success as it launches in the U.S.

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