The cryptocurrency Bitcoin was the first working example of a blockchain, or distributed ledger, but important as it has become, it barely begins to explain why banks, regulators (including central banks) and tech firms are all over this technology.
The world of fintech is littered with its own terminology. We explain some of the more widely used terms.
Banks, tech firms and even universities are partnering to aid home-grown Egyptian fintechs.
Paolo Sironi, a global thought leader in wealth management and investment analytics with IBM, talks about robots, algorithms and making personal finance more like a game.
Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) has joined with Japan's SoftBank Group to launch what could become a $100 billion fund to focus on technology investments.
With interest rates in negative territory and quantitative easing having run its course, central bankers are thinking about turning to cryptocurrencies to solve problems.
As fintech becomes both partner and competitor to global and regional banks—and other financial services firms—it is increasingly coming under the scrutiny of regulators. But how that regulatory framework develops is different in each jurisdiction. In the province of Ontario, ...
Singapore chosen as a top fintech hub in Connecting Global FinTech: Hub Review 2016 by Deloitte and All Street Research.
Eli Broverman is president and co-founder of Betterment, a provider of automated online investment advice—“robo-advisory.” He visited Global Finance to discuss technology and asset management.
Algorithms reading Twitter may have sent the pound tumbling for no good reason.
Paolo Sironi, thought leader for IBM in wealth management, talks about robot financial advisors and how they could make personal finance--from retirement planning to saving for college or a vacation--more engaging.
Blockchain technology finally gets "real" with a letter-of-credit deal between Ornua, an Irish dairy company, and state-owned wholesaler Seychelles Trading Company.
Yann Gérardin, head of corporate and institutional banking, talks about how BNP stays ahead in serving corporate and institutional clients.
The EU hit Apple with a tax bill, but it's not the only company in regulators' sights. McDonalds, Facebook, Google and Amazon are being called on the carpet about tax practices too.
Turkey, a highly wireless nation, embraces mobile technology for financial transactions.
The 2016 Global Cloud Data Security Study, compiled for digital security company Gemalto by the Ponemon Institute, shows that safety measures are not keeping up with Cloud data challenges, making organizations vulnerable in storage and management of confidential information.
Tayfun Küçük, chief technology officer at Odeabank, tells Global Finance the bank will focus on mobile as a key channel for customer acquisition.
A new award from Global Finance recognizes banks with outstanding service and practice, but not necessarily the biggest balance sheets.
SECURITY | Cybersecurity forecasts predict more and stronger attacks on corporate and bank technology systems. One treatment: Inoculate by intentionally attacking your own system to find weaknesses before hackers do.
Uncertainty in the financial sector calls for attention to innovations that will cut a clear path through the confusion.