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Fintechs, community banks and the future of small-business finance

Fintechs, community banks and the future of small-business finance

  • Date: November 3, 2021
"These fintechs have stepped up and provide more insight than banks have," said Ian Benton, a senior analyst at Javelin Strategy & Research. "That's why the fintechs have made gains."
Buy now/pay later lenders, card issuers vie for travel spenders

Buy now/pay later lenders, card issuers vie for travel spenders

  • Date: November 1, 2021
"Card issuers still have the upper hand with travelers. They have decades long relationships with airlines, and if they can work with consumers on ins...
BlackRock's no longer secretive strategy to gain ground on Vanguard and Fidelity in $10.3 trillion DC market will now be tested on 120,000 employees at five US companies where it might work -- or not

BlackRock's no longer secretive strategy to gain ground on Vanguard and Fidelity in $10.3 trillion DC market will now be tested on 120,000 employees at five US companies where it might work -- or not

  • Date: October 29, 2021
"Positioning these funds as 'defined benefit' is in tune with the zeitgeist. BlackRock appears determined to strike while the iron is hot."
10 Things to Do if Your Identity Is Stolen

10 Things to Do if Your Identity Is Stolen

  • Date: October 14, 2021
Last year, identity fraud resulted in $56 billion in losses, according to the 2021 Identity Fraud Study from Javelin Strategy & Research. Of this, $13...
4 Simple Steps to Fight Identity Fraud

4 Simple Steps to Fight Identity Fraud

  • Date: October 11, 2021
AARP-sponsored report by Javelin Strategy & Research, estimates that identity fraud led to $56 billion in losses in 2020. The report says older consum...
Captives gain advantage as OEMs shift to build-to-order sales

Captives gain advantage as OEMs shift to build-to-order sales

  • Date: October 4, 2021
“If a manufacturer wanted to be extremely aggressive, they could potentially limit build-to-order transactions only to people who use a particular lender, whether it’s a captive or otherwise,”
Will the 3% Surtax Hurt Bank and Insurance Stocks?

Will the 3% Surtax Hurt Bank and Insurance Stocks?

  • Date: October 1, 2021
Daniel Gonzalez, a wealth analyst at Javelin Strategy & Research, views the tax proposal as minor. He added that affected corporations in the financia...
Betterment is ready to burn cash like its 2008

Betterment is ready to burn cash like its 2008

  • Date: September 29, 2021
The money is flowing freely and at low cost these days. Betterment and its dedicated cadre of capital backers are not drunk on cheap money; however, quite the contrary.
Grayscale shreds the hype about Bitcoin's power to 'democratize' finance

Grayscale shreds the hype about Bitcoin's power to 'democratize' finance

  • Date: September 28, 2021
It makes sense because [iCapital] is following the money. Grayscale is the largest digital currency asset manager … [iCapital’s] partnering up with a ...
Schwab Pilots Direct Indexing and Plans Advisor Launch

Schwab Pilots Direct Indexing and Plans Advisor Launch

  • Date: September 28, 2021
Schwab’s pilot program is a “signal moment” for direct indexing, said William Trout, director of the wealth management division at Javelin Strategy & ...