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Web banking service Holvi tests API for integrating other services with its platform

The Finland-based web “bank” Holvi, which recently gained a license to operate across Europe, is testing an application programming interface (API) that will make it possible to integrate with other services such as Dropbox and Mailchimp. 427 more words

TransferWise’s Smart Branding Strategy

In the course of due diligence work I was doing for a client in the remittance space, I stumbled across TransferWise’s Board of Shame. TransferWise is one of the more notable… 553 more words

Financial Technology

Marketing Advice for Start-ups: Know your customer first

An e-commerce start-up asked for my thoughts on how the company should be thinking about marketing and what could be done with almost no marketing budget to drive acquisition and purchasing activity. 678 more words

Eric Dunstan

A Closer Look at P2P Business Lending in the US

Last week, Funding Circle announced that it had raised $65M in venture capital, only nine months after its last $37M round. Funding Circle is a British peer-to-peer (P2P) lending site that allows individuals to lend money directly to UK small and medium businesses. 491 more words

Financial Technology

“Disrupting” retail banks. Maybe not.

The past few weeks have seen several launch and funding announcements in the consumer banking space. Recently, German-based NUMBER26 712 more words
Financial Technology

Bitcoin self regulation required to increase adoption

I remember debating the benefits and dangers of the Euro during a Macro Econ class just as the currency was being rolled out. One of the benefits of the Euro is the ability for consumers to pay for goods and services with one common currency significantly reducing costly currency exchange fees. 1,033 more words

Eric Dunstan