The first regulatory sandbox, or testing environment, is already taking its first steps. Rolled out in the UK last year, it has just announced the 18 startups, with projects that range from finance, to debt management, insurtech or blockchain, that have been admitted to take part in the pioneering development program.
Digital banking, and its unstoppable growth, is a fact. According to a report by Juniper Research, by 2021, one out of every two adults in the world will user a smartphone, tablet, PC or smartwatch to access financial services. This forecast entails a 53% increase from to this year’s figures.
Respected Spanish scientist Juan Ignacio Cirac believes that quantum computing could be a reality in 10 year’s time. A super machine capable of performing calculations at breakneck speeds that will open uncharted territories in matters such as encryption.
Apple, Google, Microsoft are Samsung are just one of the most obvious names that spring to mind when speaking about innovation. However, other companies are proving that innovation is not the exclusive hunting ground of the big guns of the digital economy.
How to solve the low interest rate issue? BBVA today announces the launch of a new competition aimed at finding a solution to a worldwide banking issue facing both investors and customers alike.
In 2015, one in every 10 adults started using mobile banking only in the United States, which represents that the mobile customer base increased by 25 million users. But these numbers are not by any means likely to stay like that, because it is estimated to be a booming market: Consumers have purchased 28 million smartphones and 29 million tablets, suggesting that the niche of potential customers should be huge. But, how can they be won over?
BBVA leads the ranking of the 11 banks and fintech firms developing the best open platform strategy, according to 11FS. The fintech consulting firm notes that BBVA “has taken the bull by the horn” by making a wide range of APIs available to developers through the BBVA API Market.
How can it help a company to take inspiration from the hacker culture? Breaking the established models can generate new channels toward change. The consultant Carmen Bustos believes it is essential in this new digital age to reinvent yourself and to encourage curiosity and capacity for action within an organization.
Of the 1,586 craters in the Moon named after scientists, only 28 of them have been named after a woman. A revealing figure to kick off the Women in Data Science (WiDS) event in Madrid, organized by Stanford University to promote women’s work in a new field that is disrupting industries across the world.