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of finance and technology

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

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New technology can improve your financial health

New financial technology (fintech) apps can take the guesswork out of becoming fiscally fit by aligning incentives with consumers and automating daily decisions.

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The race to build the future of autonomous investing

The future of investing is frictionless, autonomous, and offers competitive ROI. But who will occupy the hub position in consumers' financial lives?

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

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Crypto as social phenomenon

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Sticks and stones

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Finterview: Barefoot Innovation's Jo Ann Barefoot

Jo Ann Barefoot has spent the last 30 years working to get financial regulation right. She talks with Plaid’s John Pitts about DC culture, anti-money-laundering, and financial inclusion.

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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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Banks should care about consumer financial health. Here's why.

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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