The intersection

of finance and technology

Fin focuses on illuminating the complexities of finance, the technology that powers it, and what the future holds

Feature Story

An invisible market of 70 million

Almost 30% of Americans don't have a credit score, but many are actually quite creditworthy. Learn how alternative financial data can unlock this hidden market.

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Columns

The American economy is thriving. Why do so many of us feel stuck?

The stock market has enjoyed sustained growth and unemployment is low—but 40% of us don't have $400 in the bank. Can new technology help Americans make better financial decisions?

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Turning Bitcoin into burritos: still not as easy as you'd think

Almost 10 years after its launch, Bitcoin remains difficult to use without a bank account. Eric Solis describes a workaround that requires only a smartphone.

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Financial institutions should care about their customers' financial health.

Financially healthy consumers aren’t just happier; they’re good for business and good for the long-term health of the economy.

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Payments

Are you a platform or a marketplace?

As your business grows and evolves, your decision will have broad implications for brand identity, growth strategy, international expansion, and payments.

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Building mobile payments infrastructure: 3 key learnings

Want a robust, widely-used mobile payments system like AliPay or WeChat Pay? Learn from Latin America and avoid these three pitfalls.

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Cashlessness in the UK

The UK is far from cashless, but it’s not hard to imagine a world without coins or notes

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Cryptocurrency

Crypto as social phenomenon

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Sticks and stones

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Identity, privacy, and the blockchain

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Finterviews

Finterview: Poynt's Ray Tanaka

Poynt's CTO Ray Tanaka talks POS, the future of online commerce, and the commoditization of payments processing

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Finterview: Square’s Sam Quigley

Plaid’s CTO, William Hockey, chats about financial services security with Square’s Risk and Security Lead

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Finterview: Meg Nakamura of Shift Payments

Shift Payments co-founder Meg Nakamura talks API platforms, unexpected challenges of starting out with cryptocurrency, and what the future looks like for Shift

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Columns

The bank account's the thing

Consumer behavior is slow to change—especially when it comes to ingrained habits like banking. So how can fintechs use that to their advantage?

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