Lloyds partners startups peddling bill payments tech and AI virtual assistants

By Finextra

Lloyds Banking Group is to test-drive technology presented by two of the ten companies participating in this year’s Startupbootcamp demo day in London. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, AI / Machine Learning / Big Data, Banks, Bots, Deals, PFM/PFP services, SME

December 20, 2016


FinTech Chatbots – The Millennial Command Line

By Chris Gledhill for Finextra

I have a confession to make – I’m not really a millennial! Despite my liberal use of emojis in my tweets and the word ‘awesome’, the fact of the matter is I missed out on the crucial millennial cutoff point by a few months. I’m Generation X. The good part about being a generational inbetweener is that I remember a time before smartphones, a time before social networks and a time before the internet. I’ve had the pleasure of a front row seat witnessing the greatest period of technological change in human history and I’ve loved every bit of it!  (more…)

About, Banks, Bots, Global trends, Mobile payments/banking

December 14, 2016


10 FinTech Predictions for Asia in 2017

By Henri Arslanian for LTP

In 2016, FinTech went mainstream. So what can we expect for 2017?

Here are some predictions for FinTech in Asia for 2017: (more…)

AI / Machine Learning / Big Data, Bots, China, Deals, Fintech news, Global trends, India, InspirAsia, RegTech

December 13, 2016


Top Trends in WealthTech: From API-ization to Virtual Engagement

By David Penn for Finovate Blog

With 2017 right around the corner, what trends are likely to drive innovations in wealth management technology or Wealth Tech? (more…)

Analytics, Bots, Fintech news, Global trends, PFM/PFP services

December 10, 2016


Ring out the old, ring in the new

By Finextra

Sophie Guibaud, VP of European expansion at Fidor Bank looks back at the key banking tech trends of 2016 and what we can expect to rise to the top in the year ahead. (more…)

About, AI / Machine Learning / Big Data, Banks, Bots, Fintech news, Security, SME

December 9, 2016


What We Learned About Robo-Advisors in the Last 19 Months

By Amit for LTP

Hundreds of startups are trying to shake up the investment world with the so-called robo-advisor offering, and that is nothing new. The incumbents have not only taken notice but also embraced and latched on to the opportunity. (more…)

AI / Machine Learning / Big Data, Analytics, Bots, Fintech news, PFM/PFP services

November 21, 2016


Wells Fargo partners SigFig on rob-advisor service

By Finextra

Wells Fargo is working with San Francisco-based wealth management technology startup SigFig on a digital advisory service that the bank will begin piloting next year. (more…)

AI / Machine Learning / Big Data, Banks, Bots, Financial Markets / Trading, Fintech news, PFM/PFP services

November 16, 2016


Singapore startup raises US$3M to let bank clients talk to an AI assistant

By Yon Heong Tung for e27

Singapore-based fintech startup has raised US$3 million from IDG Ventures India and Kalaari Capital.

It aims to use the newly-raised capital to accelerate the development of more advanced AI features for its platform. (more…)

AI / Machine Learning / Big Data, Banks, Bots, Fintech news

November 14, 2016


The mad sprint to banking chatbots has begun

By  for VentureBeat

Apple announcements are like holidays in our office and the new iOS release in September was no exception. Since then, AI assistant news has moved at warp speed. Every Alexa update is a new opportunity for fintech integration. With their latest releases, Google also is now in the running. (more…)

About, Banks, Bots, Mobile payments/banking, news

November 14, 2016


The rise of the fintech bots

By  for VentureBeat

Want to know if chatbots are gaining ground on apps? Look at the data. A Citi analyst, for example, reported that bots are growing at a much faster pace than mobile apps did at this same stage. In the realm of personal finance, bots have the real potential to radically improve the way we manage our money, weaving financial decisions into the fabric of our daily lives and giving us immediate insight into the long-term effects of our spending, savings and investing habits. (more…)

About, Bots, Fintech news, PFM/PFP services

November 14, 2016


Mark Zuckerberg just explained how close Messenger and WhatsApp are to making money

By  for Business Insider

A big questions investors have for Facebook is when it will start making money from its collection of standalone apps. (more…)

About, Bots, news

November 6, 2016

952 launches payments and unlimited queries to its bot platform following Google acquisition

By  for VentureBeat

Bots made with can now complete transactions, use photos and videos, and send an unlimited amount of messages, the company announced today. (more…)

Bots, Fintech news

November 4, 2016


Mastercard wants to help you bank with a chatbot

By  for CNET

Starting next year, you may be able to get more of your banking done on Facebook Messenger, instead of waiting in a teller line or on hold with customer service. (more…)

Bots, Fintech news, Mobile payments/banking

October 26, 2016


Bank of America to roll out AI chatbot

By Finextra

Bank of America has unveiled Erica, an AI chatbot that will be available to answer queries and help the bank’s million of mobile app users make smarter spending and saving decisions. (more…)

Banks, Bots, PFM/PFP services

October 25, 2016


Swych to Showcase Its Artificial Intelligence Enabled Gifting-As-A-Service Platform at Money2020


PLANO, TEXAS (PRWEB) OCTOBER 19, 2016 – Swych™, the pioneer of the revolutionary GiftBot™ technology, announced today they will showcase Business to Business (B2B) applications of their award winning artificial intelligence (AI) enabled digital gifting platform at this year’s Money2020 show in Las Vegas, October 23–26, 2016. The Swych executive team will be on site at Kiosk 2048. (more…)

About, Bots, Fintech news, SME

October 24, 2016


Internal expense fraud is next on machine learning’s list

By  for TechCrunch

What reactions did people have to the movie trailer for Morgan (which was created entirely — and for the first time — by an AI bot, and a pretty famous one at that)? (more…)

About, Bots, Security

October 19, 2016


These chatbots want to help you manage your money

By  Steve O’Hear for TechCrunch

Can a chatbot help you manage your money? Three London-based fintech startups are betting on the answer being yes and have jumped aboard the messaging gravy train as they seek to entice millennials to their respective platforms. (more…)

Bots, PFM/PFP services

October 10, 2016


Banking in the age of AI

By Finextra

Julia Krauwer, artificial intelligence expert at ABN Amro, discusses how advances in machine learning are increasingly being applied to an array of business-to-consumer interactions, including banking. (more…)

About, Bots, Global trends

October 10, 2016


The first InspiRUSSIA Hackathon ended in Innopolis: the largest blockchain and Fintech hackathon in Russia

From 17 up to 18 September, the largest Russian InspiRUSSIA Hackathon organized by Life.SREDA VC – one of the first venture funds focused on financial technologies – in cooperation with the biggest Russian banks and institutions – Tatfondbank, Sberbank (Sberbank Tech), Microsoft and QIWI (NASDAQ trading Payment service provider) has successfully taken place at the Innopolis University. (more…)

Banks, Blockchain, Bots, Global trends, Hotnews, SME

October 5, 2016


Bank of America to Build Its Own Robo Adviser

By Penny Crosman for American Banker

Bank of America’s Merrill Lynch unit is the newest entrant into the robo-advisory game. (more…)

Banks, Bots, PFM/PFP services

October 4, 2016


3 reasons Forrester is totally wrong about banking chatbots

By Jake Tyler for VentureBeat

When I saw the summary of the recently released Forrester white paper on what banks should do in the face of the rapidly evolving usage of chatbots, I was pretty floored. At Finn, we believe strongly it is essential for banks to enter the chatbot space and that it will be critical to the future-proofing of their business. (more…)

Banks, Bots, Global trends, Mobile payments/banking

October 4, 2016


Troops raises $7 million for its Salesforce-powered bot

By Khari Johnson for VB

Troops, a bot that lets you speak with your Salesforce data, announced the end of a $7 million funding round today, and that the bot is now available to the public. Until today, Troops had been a private beta testing with about 350 companies. (more…)

Bots, Deals

September 22, 2016


How the Digit bot helped people save $230 million

By  for Venture Beat

The bot Digit has saved $230 million for its users in the past 18 months, founder and CEO Ethan Bloch told an audience of more than 200 at a “Leaders of Chatbots” discussion at LinkedIn Tuesday. The event was put together, which hosts monthly conversations with influential tech insiders. (more…)

Banks, Bots

September 16, 2016


This Money-Saving App Bugs Retailers and Gets You Refunds

By  for Wired

WE’RE ALL LAZY online shoppers, and not just with those one-click Buy buttons. We want what we want, now, even when it will probably go on sale next week. You could apply for a refund, but who has time for that? The bots at Paribuswant to help. (more…)

Bots, Fintech news

August 18, 2016