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Beating the Fintech Mortgage Influencers: How FIs Can Prevail

To navigate the complex homebuying process, shoppers commonly seek guidance from non-bank influencers such as real estate agents, lending marketplaces, and digital lenders. Javelin Strategy & Research analyzed eight leading mortgage fintechs wit...

How to Build Credit Card Wizards That Win Share of Wallet

  • Javelin Report
  • Date: February 12, 2024
  • Research Topic(s): Digital Lending
Banks and credit unions provide a digital shopping experience that can lead customers to pick an ill-suited credit card and put an FI at risk of costly “silent churn.” In contrast, NerdWallet, CardWiz, Smart Asset, and other card advisory fintec...

Mapping Out the Generative AI Future at Three Large Fintechs

Over the past five years, Javelin Strategy & Research has persistently raised the alarm about the escalating influence of three dominant fintech platforms—Intuit, Block, and PayPal—and the looming challenges they pose to traditional financial in...

Three Mobile Banking Priorities for Smaller FIs

Small FIs don’t have the resources to compete with the largest banks in developing mobile banking features. Instead, community banks and credit unions outside the top 20 must counter strategically, with a focus on investing in those features cus...

Mint’s Shutdown Presents Opportunity for FIs Willing to Evolve

The PFM space has always been FIs’ game to lose. However, the longstanding success of the app Mint and the reaction to its demise underscore that an opportunity for FIs to win remains if they can learn from the past. In this report, Javelin Stra...

Digital Lending: 2024 Trends and Predictions

Regulatory uncertainty regarding emerging loan products, the looming student loan crisis, and breakthroughs in artificial intelligence will shape the lending industry’s outlook, opportunities, and operations in 2024.   

Small Business: 2024 Trends and Predictions

Significant transformation is happening in the technological, economic, and competitive landscapes of small-business banking, and 2024 promises to be a pivotal year, with three key trends shaping the industry:

Customer Service Upgraded: Four Ways Digital Can Make Small-Business Banking Human Again

For small-business owners, banking is not just a series of transactions but also a pivotal part of their long-term business strategy and growth. They seek a banking partner that understands the intricacies of their business and can provide not o...

The Future of Financial Fitness Depends on Mobile-First Experiences

Customer satisfaction with financial fitness features tumbled in 2023, underscoring the need for banks and credit unions to create compelling mobile-first experiences and effectively address the needs of novice Gen Z money managers. But perhaps ...

The Digital Lending Landscape for Newcomers to the U.S.

Every year, millions of people from around the globe legally enter the United States but struggle to line up banking and lending services because they lack standard documentation, credit histories, or credit scores. This has left the door open f...

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