The problem of inequity for minority communities in America has many faces, with access to financial services still lagging concerningly behind. Black and Latinx households make up more than 60% of the nation’s unbanked, and nearly half of underbanked households, according to FDIC surveys. Efforts to foster greater inclusivity provided a focal point to the recent Washington … [Read more...] about Could FinTechs Bridge the Inclusion Gap?
The global pandemic, through necessity, has continued to drive digital innovations throughout almost all industries. But some changes are more revolutionary than others, and in looking at health and wealth management, new datasets and new business models are changing the way advisors and providers look to help individuals and employers alike, providing optimized solutions for … [Read more...] about Where Health and Wealth Converge: Building New Solutions For Consumer Well-Being
Chicago Student Loans by A.M. Money offers no-cosign funding. Chicago born-and-raised black FinTEx member A.M. money has matched his life experience with a team and a vision to expand funding for students without access to a cosigner for student debt. Rapunzl Co-Founder Highlights Diversity Continuing Diversity Problems. Rapunzl co-founder (a previously-featured company on … [Read more...] about Chicago FinTech News 6-26-2020
As Covid-19 continues to impact almost every aspect of life and business, the question of how it has and will continue to reshape Fintech has been a major concern for industry members. Speakers at a recent Tech In Motion webinar took time to examine the issue, and while the answers are complex, the ultimate thesis is simple enough: this is a new era for the industry, and the … [Read more...] about A New Era For FinTech
B2B payments have historically caused problems in the financial services industry. Vendor onboarding, keeping current payment information, and ensuring the proper remittance are massive, time-consuming tasks that are only growing more complicated as real-time payments become a bigger factor. NACHA, through their October 1 acquisition of the Business Payments Directory … [Read more...] about NACHA Promotes Blockchain-Backed B2B Payments Directory
Aligning business with technology can be daunting. The ever-present drumbeat of advancement can be hard to keep up with, particularly in the face of institutional inertia. But, implemented well, FinTech represents a real opportunity for all financial businesses big and small to not only keep ahead of client and shareholder expectations, but to meet them more easily. Speakers … [Read more...] about New Solutions to Old Problems in Today’s WealthTech Ecosystem