With billions of transactions processed daily, data is a key asset in the financial sector. Big Data allows that information to be leveraged, turning it into a competitive edge.
Fintech is opening floodgates of opportunity for ambitious startups that previously had no hopes of overcoming barriers to entry in the finance field. With the desire to innovate and succeed, however, gutsy startups are now promoting financial literacy and reaching previously underserved groups with brand-new retail banking and investment services.
Millions of online accounts have personal data stolen on a daily basis, including from large corporations that users believe to be trusted. Here are just 6 of the recent largest data breaches that you’ve likely been affected by and should cause you to check your accounts more often. The
In the age of the internet, personal data is more vulnerable to attacks than ever before. Here’s how edge security provides protection for consumers from their information being exposed to the clutches of the dark web. Currently, data storage by corporations involves customers providing companies with their private data
It’s been one month since GDPR, General Data Protection Regulation, a policy set in place to address the digital age’s ever increasing flow of personal data, went into effect for European industries. GDPR is meant to give consumers more control over their personal data usage by companies, and this shift
Social platforms such as Quora, Reddit or Stack Overflow are gaining popularity as users can easily exchange information within the social community without any barriers. How and why can blockchain make these platforms more credible? Ralph Tkatchuk finds out. The internet and the rise of social media has significantly changed
Who goes there, friend or foe? The emergence and development of innovative and flexible financial startups is causing a revolution in financial markets by proving that financial services can be built from the ground up, in response to real user needs. So much so that gaining customers’ trust, along with
GDP forecasting for the world’s major economies is no easy task, but new tools and ideas are always offering us ever more pragmatic insights. For that reason, I am very optimistic about the possibilities that machine learning opens up for us in macroeconomic forecasting. In my work, I try to
Data Natives speaker Nasir Zubairi is the CEO of LHoFT Foundation (The Luxembourg House of Financial Technology), a public-private sector initiative that drives technological innovation for Luxembourg’s Financial Services industry and Luxembourg’s hub for FinTech startups. With two decades of experience in Financial Services, he has been particularly involved in
The financial technology field is rapidly expanding, but remains in flux and continues to be unpredictable. Fintech’s use of AI, algorithms, and modern technologies can transform traditional banking, but still faces some resistance. Some fintech companies are finding billion-dollar markets in the gaps left by outmoded banking services. Nevertheless, there are still
Financial markets offer countless ways of making (or losing) money. A key distinction among them is the investment horizon, which can range from fractions of a second to years. Previously, I sat down to talk about investing and data with co-founders of new investment management firms representing the high-frequency and