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App review: PayKey

I recently came across PayKey and have been intrigued since in the combination between banking and social media. PayKey’s vision is “to make payments in all social chat possible.” To this end, PayKey provides a secure payment keyboard which people can use when they’re in a social network of choice (Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, WeChat, Twitter, etc. – […]

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FinTech Mobile Technology

Voice-enabled security and payments

I know I’m slightly late to the game when it comes to voice recognition technology, but I was intrigued when I came across a mobile banking app by Dutch bank ING, which they launched about a year ago. This app uses a voice enabled security and payments system, which makes it possible for its clients […]

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Digital Strategy FinTech Product Management Startups Technology User Experience

Midpoint: peer-to-peer foreign exchange

I’m increasingly getting the sense that everything is possible in FinTech, at least from a peer-to-peer (‘P2P’) perspective. For example, marketplace lenders like Funding Circle and Zopa are all based on a P2P model whereby borrowers and lenders can transact directly. I recently learned more about P2P foreign exchange services by listening to an episode […]

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Book Reviews FinTech Mobile Technology

Book review: ValueWeb

Chris Skinner – author of the bestselling book Digital Bank – recently published ValueWeb: How FinTech firms are using mobile and blockchain technologies to create the Internet of Value. The ‘”ValueWeb” covers the rise and importance of blockchain technology, describing it as a key technology for authentication and transactions. Skinner positions blockchain technology as a means to an […]

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Design Digital Content FinTech Product Management Technology User Experience

App review: Azimo

Money remittance is big. Think Transferwise, WeSwap and World Remit; services that simplify the way in which to transfer money, offering attractive rates and a great user experience. Another good example is Azimo which I used to transfer some money to the motherland, The Netherlands: How did Azimo come to my attention? – A few months ago […]