What exactly is fintech? – VICE News

  • Banks can now use technology to make it easier to process paperwork, send money between you and your friends, and apply for financial services like mortgages and loans.
  • Investor attention toward Canadian fintech companies has started to ramp up in the last few years.
  • A recent report from Reuters puts Canadian venture capital investment in fintech companies at $137.7 million (USD) in 2016 alone.
  • Peter Misek of the Business Development Bank of Canada thinks there are a couple of reasons why the fintech revolution has arrived.
  • “Our smartphones have given insight into human beings that from the outside no financial institution, or frankly, company, would ever have had,” said Misek.

A look into how technology is disrupting the banking industry at a pace never seen before

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What exactly is fintech? – VICE News

  • Banks can now use technology to make it easier to process paperwork, send money between you and your friends, and apply for financial services like mortgages and loans.
  • Investor attention toward Canadian fintech companies has started to ramp up in the last few years.
  • A recent report from Reuters puts Canadian venture capital investment in fintech companies at $137.7 million (USD) in 2016 alone.
  • Peter Misek of the Business Development Bank of Canada thinks there are a couple of reasons why the fintech revolution has arrived.
  • “Our smartphones have given insight into human beings that from the outside no financial institution, or frankly, company, would ever have had,” said Misek.

A look into how technology is disrupting the banking industry at a pace never seen before

Continue reading “What exactly is fintech? – VICE News”

What exactly is fintech? – VICE News

  • Banks can now use technology to make it easier to process paperwork, send money between you and your friends, and apply for financial services like mortgages and loans.
  • Investor attention toward Canadian fintech companies has started to ramp up in the last few years.
  • A recent report from Reuters puts Canadian venture capital investment in fintech companies at $137.7 million (USD) in 2016 alone.
  • Peter Misek of the Business Development Bank of Canada thinks there are a couple of reasons why the fintech revolution has arrived.
  • “Our smartphones have given insight into human beings that from the outside no financial institution, or frankly, company, would ever have had,” said Misek.

A look into how technology is disrupting the banking industry at a pace never seen before

Continue reading “What exactly is fintech? – VICE News”

EpiPen Price Hike Has Parents of Kids With Allergies Scrambling Ahead of School Year

  • EpiPen Price Hike Has Parents of Kids With Allergies Scrambling Ahead of School Year
  • Following a recall by Mylan’s chief competitor last year, the company now enjoys a near monopoly.
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  • Doctors and patients say the Mylan pharmaceutical company has jacked up the prices for an EpiPen – the portable device that can stop a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction – from around $100 in 2008 to $500 and up today.
  • Connecticut Senator Richard Bluemnthal, who pushed for emergency epinephrine to be stocked in public schools, pledged Friday to investigate the “shocking increase.”

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@SteveSaleeba: “Prob safe to assume #PriceGouging @MylanNews CEO Heather Bresch’s kids don’t suffer any life-threatening allergies:”


The cost of saving your child’s life has gotten a lot more expensive.


EpiPen Price Hike Has Parents of Kids With Allergies Scrambling Ahead of School Year

UK lagging behind other countries in digital skills, Barclays report finds

UK lagging behind other countries in digital skills?

#fintech #blockchain #AI #opendata

  • UK lagging behind other countries in digital skills, Barclays report finds
  • “The UK can become the world’s pre-eminent powerhouse of tech innovation, and compete globally across all sectors and industries, but only if we significantly develop our digital skills and expertise,” Vaswani said.
  • “The UK’s current strengths are clear: our children are being taught digital skills at school, the government’s policy is coherent, and the private and voluntary sectors coordinate well.
  • Just 38% of British employees said they had been offered digital training at work, compared with 67% in India.
  • Other strong performers are China and the US, where 48% of workers surveyed said their employers offered workplace digital training.

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@andi_staub: “UK lagging behind other countries in digital skills?

#fintech #blockchain #AI #opendata”


Worldwide study finds that while 39% of Brazilians think they could build a website, only 16% of British workers feel the same


UK lagging behind other countries in digital skills, Barclays report finds