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December 8, 2015
A recent American Banker article entitled “Is Regulation the Stumbling Block to Reaching Underbanked?” asked the right question. Unfortunately, the answer as presented was not as right. The article described a U.S. Treasury Department forum to help the banking industry accelerate financial inclusion. Financial inclusion is a term describing the unbanked or underserved consumers’ need for access...
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Christine Pratt
December 8, 2015
In the bank-to-corporation scenario, transaction services running on the blockchain consensus distributed ledger will enable corporate users to benefit from the foundational characteristics of blockchain: speed, accessibility, and transparency—all values that inspire corporate executives’ decisions. Banks foresee benefits for corporations by virtue of the applications running on the blockchain...
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December 3, 2015
These days, blockchain is a blockbuster at banks. Financial institutions are spending time and resources to find out how much business they can gain by adopting this new technology. This hype on the bank side might not correspond to similar interest from corporations. Nor it is clear whether it creates similar business opportunities for either side. My ongoing research investigates how large the...
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November 18, 2015
As we approach the final weeks of the year, the Aite Group team took a look back on the big events in retail banking and payments in 2015. What a year it was! Here’s a roundup of some of the notable events, all of which have the potential for long-term ripple effects.  January: U.S. Federal Reserve publishes faster payments roadmap. February:  Google partners with AT...
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October 12, 2015
No one gets excited by financial regulation, right? It’s hard to disagree with that sentiment, but with the European Parliament last week reaching the final agreement of the revised Payment Services Directive, known as PSD2, a number of entrepreneurs in Europe’s financial technology community will be rubbing their hands with glee. The reason is that PSD2 threatens to usher in a radical...
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Andrew Copeman

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