Europe’s New Data Rules Are Gutting Email Marketing Everywhere

Email is one of the most effective ways for companies to reach potential customers, but new European data rules are dramatically undermining email marketing campaigns — especially in the U.S. According to a pair of new studies, efforts to comply with the European Union’s new GDPR regulations are leading to huge attrition in existing email … Read more

Visa Canada puts finishing touch on Finn AI’s chatbot banking

Visa Canada and Finn AI have teamed up to offer new capabilities in conversational banking chatbots and artificial intelligence (AI), powered by the Visa Developer Platform. The Vancouver-based fintech firm will use Visa Developer Platform APIs to enhance its conversational AI technology to “provide a more personalised experience” for banks to interact with their customers. … Read more

Fintech funding round-up: 15 June 2018

Some good old funding news from the good old USA – and with a juicy Texan theme. Features Strangeworks,, SeriesX, Unchained Capital and ALTR. Xconomy (FinTech Futures’ sister publication) reports. Strangeworks, an Austin, Texas-based quantum computing start-up, has raised $4 million in a seed round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners. Ecliptic Capital, GreatPoint Ventures, Lux … Read more

Spain Tackles Corruption With Blockchain AI and Amendments to Its Anti-Corruption Laws: Expert Take

Blockchain as a remedy for corruption. In our Expert Takes, opinion leaders from inside and outside the crypto industry express their views, share their experience and give professional advice. Expert Takes cover everything from Blockchain technology and ICO funding to taxation, regulation, and cryptocurrency adoption by different sectors of the economy. If you would like … Read more

New Technologies and New Customer Experiences Drive Banking Today

The discussion at American Banker’s annual Digital Banking Conference in Austin last week revolved around new technologies like AI and blockchain and the future of customer experience. Banks of all sizes have implemented some level of technology in recent years, almost all have mobile apps and they have begun the process of digitizing their core … Read more

10 charts that will change your perspective of big data’s growth

Worldwide big data market revenues for software and services are projected to increase from $42bn in 2018 to $103bn in 2027, attaining a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 10.48% according to Wikibon Forrester predicts the global big data software market will be worth $31bn this year, growing 14% from the previous year. The entire global software market is … Read more