Weekly Coffee Break: Roundup of Industry News

Weekly Roundup of Industry News

This is a roundup of industry news and links for the week of January 1st that have informed, entertained, and inspired us.

Here’s our weekly roundup of industry news:

Shaw Welcomes Maricel Orpilla – Shaw Systems is growing again! Shaw welcomes Maricel Orpilla to the Quality Assurance Team at our Houston, Texas office.

CFPB turmoil, Ripple’s plans and Equifax: Most read stories of 2017 – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau featured in three of our most read articles of last year, while two others were about the disruptor Ripple. Other highlights included our annual Women in Banking package, the aftermath of the Equifax data breach and news of Amazon’s possible banking plans.

What 2017 Means For Fintech In 2018 – It’s safe to say that a lot happened in 2017. From European elections to Trump’s travel ban to surges in cryptocurrency price, all of these events have had and could still have a major impact on the fintech industry in 2018. With the sector expanding across the world and an increasing amount of investment going into financial technology, 2018 could be the year for fintech.

Banks have a new tool to stop scammers who target the elderly – A grandmother is shocked when she gets an email from her grandson pleading for help.

He’s in New York City where he crashed a rental car. He needs her to wire several thousand dollars to a bank account in the Caribbean. His parents don’t know he’s in the Big Apple, so please please please don’t tell them.

10 MUST-READS: WHY 2018 WILL BE (R)EVOLUTIONARY – If you haven’t already noticed, 2017 was a transformative year. How do we follow 12 nonstop months of digital transformation, headline-grabbing cybersecurity issues, an explosion of digital payments and commerce – and so much more? If this week’s small sampling of predictions is any indicator, get ready to ring in the Bank of Amazon, better digital payments and data-driven everything.

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