Weekly Coffee Break: Roundup of Industry News

This is a roundup of industry news and links for the week of April 15th that have informed, entertained, and inspired us.

Here’s our weekly roundup of industry news:

  • Financial Futurist Brett King Predicts Banking Becomes Embedded ‘Experiences’ – Brett King, a pioneer among banking disruptors, predicts a future where banking functions become embedded within other experiences, and a world where fresh thinking upends concepts in the financial industry that were long considered hallowed. Where do traditional financial institutions fit in King’s vision of tomorrow?
  • Key Benefits of Robo-Advisors in Fintech – When you are investing and strive for a higher ROI, whom do you address? As a rule, you reach out to a team of wealth advisors. That means meeting regularly with those financial consultants to discuss your ventures and make adjustments to your investment portfolio. This process is time and money consuming and can be frustrating, as well.
  • Why fintech is the sharing economy’s final frontier – The sharing economy works. One only need to look at global behemoths like Uber, Lyft and AirBnB to see proof of the concept – and the truth is that they are only the start of the revolution. Fintech is showing it has the potential to effectively replace a monopoly that has been around for centuries: the banks. Through social capital and economic sharing, applying the sharing economy to finance is steadily gaining popularity through peer-to-peer lending, equity crowdfunding and payment possibilities.