Weekly Coffee Break: Roundup of Industry News

Weekly Coffee Break: Roundup of Industry News

Weekly Roundup of Industry News

Every week, we’ll share a roundup of industry news links because these resources have informed and inspired us. Here’s our weekly roundup of industry news:

Personal Finance Tips for Children – Anytime is the right time to begin teaching children about money, and the American Bankers Association has tips that can help parents teach money at home. Talk openly about money with your kids. Communicate your values and experiences with money. Encourage them to ask you questions, and be prepared to answer them – even the tough ones.

No, the fintech ‘bubble’ isn’t bursting – Is the fintech bubble bursting? No. Not according to investors speaking across numerous panels and in interviews at the #execfintech conference in Frankfurt this week. Speaking on the topic of the future of fintech, investor and advisor Nasir Zubari said not only is the bubble is not bursting, but that talk of there being a bubble in fintech at all is “over hyped”. He said that though the fintech hype cycle is not over, 2016 will start to see maturity of the hype cycle and a shake-out of some companies in the space: “This is where people start to get serious.”

8 Energy-Saving Tips for Spring – The weather is warming. Wildflowers are blooming. Trees are sprouting new leaves, and people are swapping coats and scarves for shorts and colorful dresses.

There’s no doubt about it – spring is in the air. And with a new season comes a new opportunity to re-evaluate your home-energy usage and prepare for warmer months. To help kick off your eco-friendly home makeover, here are eight tips to curb your energy use and ultimately save you money this spring.

Why Barclays Sees Banking’s Future as an Information Business – Bankers in the U.S. who have taken up the mantra “we are tech companies in the financial services business” ought to pay attention to what Barclays is doing.

The London-based global bank formed an information business unit about 18 months ago to make the most of the massive amount of information it stores and fundamentally change the nature of its business.

Breaking Banks: FinTech, FemTech and Finding New Voices [AUDIO] – Freshly jet-lagged from Dubai, Brett King brings us a multicultural smorgasbord of new fintech spokespeople with social equality on the mind.

The Future of Digital Identity Is Up to Banks – It’s been more than 20 years since the first e-commerce site appeared, yet today we still use the same username, password and security question combinations to log in online.