Disruptors

Metro Bank shares plunge as regulators circle

02/27/19

Metro Bank, the lender founded by U.S. entrepreneur Vernon Hill, plunged to a record low after it disclosed that British regulators are probing how it misclassified assets, an incident that prompted a share sale.

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Metro Bank will raise about $464 million through share sale

02/26/19

Metro Bank, the U.K. challenger bank seeking to fix a shortfall on its balance sheet, said it expects to raise about £350 ($464 million) through selling shares.

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Mick Mulvaney was ‘a disaster' as CFPB chief: Raj Date

02/26/19

The former deputy director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau shares his thoughts on the bureau's evolution, payday lending, and fintech regulation.

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Why this small bank created a separate, digital-first brand

02/25/19

Midwest BankCentre in St. Louis, with the help of a stable of fintechs, started Rising Bank to keep up with big banks in the hunt for deposits and millennial customers.

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People, pets, pay: Secrets of the Best Fintechs to Work For

02/24/19

Nap pods and beanbag chairs are nice, but what employees really care about are personal respect and generous compensation. Oh, and it helps to be dog-friendly.

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The challenger banks catering to gig-economy workers

02/19/19

The rise of Uber, Lyft, Etsy, Kaggle and other forms of freelance work has sparked a new generation of specialist fintechs.

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Online bank Chime is said to near funding at $1.5 billion value

02/06/19

Chime, a financial technology startup that offers online banking services, is close to raising $300 million at a $1.5 billion valuation, according to two people familiar with the matter.

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‘A lot of people are going to get hurt’: Petrou on fintech risk

02/04/19

Policymakers need to update banking regulations to minimize the risks posed by technology companies entering financial services, a well-known policy analyst says in a new paper.

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EU charges 8 banks with price fixing; FBI, police foil bank moles

02/01/19

The European Commission says eight unnamed banks operated as a cartel in the €7 trillion eurozone government bond market; authorities detected a 150-foot tunnel leading to a JPMorgan Chase branch in Florida.

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Startup Anchorage invades cryptocustody turf coveted by banks

01/23/19

The company protects digital assets with hardware-based security, biometrics and quorums. Hedge funds are already signing on.

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