Disruptors

The next-gen CEO, JPM jumps the snark, TD's cloud jump: Top stories of the week

05/03/19

Exploring the rise of the next-gen bank CEO; backlash over JPMorgan's snarky tweet; TD Bank's calculated shift to the cloud; and more from this week's most-read stories.

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T-Mobile, BankMobile roll out their banking app nationwide

04/18/19

The move is an extension of a pilot project begun in the fall. T-Mobile says it sought to give customers a better deal on digital banking and stand out from its rivals.

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'Get your facts right': Crypto firm disputes New York license denial

04/11/19

Cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex is protesting New York's decision this week to deny it a virtual license exchange, claiming that its rationale contains factual errors and its personnel were not well versed in blockchain.

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Real-time data was Kabbage's secret sauce, its first investor says

04/10/19

The online lender's recent completion of a $700 million securitization provided Jonathan Ebinger at BlueRun Ventures an opportunity to reflect on what he has learned about the power of alternative data.

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USB's mobile app, BofA and Wells cool on blockchain, GSEs too big: Top stories of the week

03/29/19

Under the hood of U.S. Bank's new mobile app; BofA, Wells Fargo sour on blockchain; are Fannie and Freddie too big?; and more from this week's most-read stories.

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The story behind Varo Money’s bank charter push

03/26/19

Varo Money might become the first challenger bank to get a national bank charter. CEO and co-founder Colin Walsh explains why he wants Varo to become a bank.

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Amazon, Google forays into banking seen as threat by RBC's CEO

03/12/19

Royal Bank of Canada's Dave McKay told investors on Tuesday that he's increasingly worried about the so-called FANG companies — Facebook, Amazon.com, Netflix and Google parent Alphabet — getting into banking.

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Do paycheck advance apps improve financial health?

03/11/19

Apps that let people access their pay on demand have become wildly popular. Do they solve a problem, or are they Band-Aids?

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Dimon's Square envy, simplified bank switch, still more BB&T-SunTrust: Top stories of the week

03/01/19

JPMorgan's Dimon: Square innovated where we should have; this company simplifies bank switching (and banks pay for it); BB&T-SunTrust deal has Atlanta banks licking their chops; and more from this week's most-read stories.

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Ex-SoFi CEO's new blockchain startup is getting into banking

02/27/19

Mike Cagney, the former embattled chief executive of Social Finance, has a new startup that plans to announce a $65 million funding round on Wednesday, bolstering the lending company's expansion into other financial services, including wealth management.

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