Game of Thrones: Fintech Power Struggles in the Age Of Digital Disruption

A version of this post appeared in the Financial Brand on April 14th, 2014. Game of Thrones: Fintech Power Struggles in the Age of Digital Disruption The fintech headlines during the past year have been like a drumbeat signaling change in the Game of Thrones. When a notable shift of power occurs, industry sorcerers look… Continue reading Game of Thrones: Fintech Power Struggles in the Age Of Digital Disruption

Legacy Fintech Providers Must ‘Open Up’ for Banks to Innovate

Legacy FinTech Providers Must ‘Open Up’ for Banks to Innovate (Re-Post From My Two Part Interview With BankNxt) Stories from the Vault: Real Insight from Real Bankers In the first of a 2-part installment signaling the end of this BANKNXT exclusive series, we talk to financial technologist Bradley Leimer about his experiences working in the… Continue reading Legacy Fintech Providers Must ‘Open Up’ for Banks to Innovate

Imagining Innovation – What Banks Can Expect Beyond 2014

(Re-Post From My Two Part Interview With BankNxt – Part 2)   Stories from the Vault: Real Insight from Real Bankers In this year’s final installment of the BANKNXT exclusive series on innovation in banking, acclaimed financial technologist Bradley Leimer shares his thoughts on what the next wave of technology holds in store for banks in… Continue reading Imagining Innovation – What Banks Can Expect Beyond 2014

WhatsApp, Simple, NextBank, And The Financial Services Delivery Model

The majority of this post was written Wednesday night at 38K feet. I held off publishing earlier because Simple’s being acquired by BBVA was pertinent to the conversation. Wednesday, February 19, 2014. Somewhere Over Wisconsin, Iowa, and Nebraska  I am really excited. Like, too much caffeine excited. Or perhaps sleep deprived excited, it’s hard to… Continue reading WhatsApp, Simple, NextBank, And The Financial Services Delivery Model

Who’s Right About The Future Model Of Banking? Maybe Everyone Is. At Least For Now.

People within banking have a lot of opinions around where financial services are headed. Your bank or credit union may have just completed their 2014 planning sessions and had some lively debates about the future model of banking and its impact on your initiatives. While you might be on the side of Brett King and… Continue reading Who’s Right About The Future Model Of Banking? Maybe Everyone Is. At Least For Now.

Just In Time For Finovate: Adding More Fun (And More Focus) To Fintech Applications

How can we add more fun to fintech applications? …or at least a bit more focus? As you look above at the dominant themes of applications at this week’s Finovate in New York – aka the Disneyland of Fintech™ – do you envision a series of engaging user experiences? How many of these seven minute… Continue reading Just In Time For Finovate: Adding More Fun (And More Focus) To Fintech Applications

The Future of Financial Services (In A Mobile World)

During this year’s NetFinance conference in Phoenix, I participated in Digital Management Inc.’s closed session with seventeen financial industry experts to discuss the impact of digital and mobile technologies on the future of financial services. This white paper below is the product of that discussion. It was a great conversation with much agreement on how… Continue reading The Future of Financial Services (In A Mobile World)