The intersection

of finance and technology

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

Finterview

Finterview: Thomas Smyth of Trim

Trim co-founder Thomas Smyth talks inertia in personal finance management, the power of starting small, the role of chatbots in fintech, and more

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Regulatory

Granting bank charters to fintech companies

A new OCC policy intended to support responsible innovation

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What does the SEC do?

An explainer on the role of the Securities and Exchange Commission in fintech

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How the OCC is focusing on fintech

A whitepaper from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency hints that the agency plans to position itself to make fintech a core part of its regulatory focus

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Payments

How does NFC payment work?

The burgeoning technology used for tap-and-go payment relies on radio waves and electromagnetic fields

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What might in-store payments of the future look like?

Technologies of the future exist today—but consumer adoption will slow things down

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Inside ACH payments with Stripe and Plaid

Accepting ACH payments was once a daunting process to get started, but these days it’s much simpler

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Crytocurrency

Ethereum vs. Bitcoin

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How to mine Bitcoin, and two simpler ways of obtaining it

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What is Ethereum?

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Finterviews

Finterview: Airbnb’s Jonathan Golden

Plaid co-founder and CTO William Hockey and Airbnb Director of Product Jonathan Golden talk payments infrastructure, international marketplaces, and more

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Finterview: Will Davis of Able Lending

The co-founders of Able and Plaid talk startup learnings, backer-based lending, and how to achieve growth in a competitive market

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Finterview: Qapital’s Erik Akterin

Plaid’s Chelsea Allison and Qapital’s CTO and co-founder chat about about what makes saving so difficult for so many, the differences between Sweden and the United States, and getting a fintech startup off the ground

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Finterview: David Haber of Bond Street

Plaid CEO Zach Perret talks with Bond Street’s David Haber about today’s lending ecosystem, the evolution of Bond Street, and what businesses can look forward to as fintech changes

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