Millennials are rejecting home ownership across the land. Millennials aren't buying crap anymore, destroying businesses that, well, sell crap. Millennials are changing the workplace to be, I kid you not, more friendly to "millennial values." Millennials this, millennials that, and those are just so
As strong advocates of peer-to-peer lending, we were excited to hear about LendIt. But the conference on alternative finance turned out to be a sobering experience.
While global efforts to increase financial inclusion (expanding access to savings, credit and insurance products) can have profound implications for individuals given the emergence of the digital economy, the ability to send and receive money in electronic form is potentially more transformative.
You can always count on Americans to do the right thing, after they've tried everything else. -Winston Churchill When an article appears in Foreign Affairs, the mouthpiece of the policy-setting Council on Foreign Relations, recommending that the Federal Reserve do a money drop directly on
One thing to be said for the women now heading the Federal Reserve and the IMF: compared to some of their predecessors, they are refreshingly honest. The Wall Street Journal reported on July 2nd: Two of the world's most powerful women of finance sat down for a lengthy discussion Wednesday on the future of monetary
Checks once accounted for 86 percent of all non-cash payments, but in recent years they've fallen out of favor.
No Accounting Skills? No Moral Reckoning By JACOB SOLL APRIL 27, 2014
Bitcoin's boldest promise may lie not as a currency, but rather as a reboot of complex financial networks whose origins and practices trace back 500 years.
In the final week of January 2014 two current executives and one retired top level executive of major financial firms were found dead. Both media and
(or, cutting out bloat by using a platform where bloat won't fly) Let me start off by saying I'm generally a huge fan of my bank, USAA . ...
At the World Islamic Economic Forum in London, David Cameron has announced the UK is to become the first non-Muslim country to issue Shariah-compliant bonds and that a special Islamic index will be created
The concept of Banking without Banks is to provide as many of the financial services provided by banks, but through more direct, lightweight and transparent structures that eliminate most of the traditional costs of personal finance. Through Banking without Banks, individuals assume the role of lenders for attractive returns and borrowing costs are significantly reduced. Additionally the social impact of interest being paid to individuals, rather than to large banks, can't be overstated.
It's now been a full two weeks since I purchased my Yubikey and have been using it. The goal was to have a security token that I could use as a form of two-factor authentication for most if not all of my accounts. After two weeks of use, I figured I would write about it, and let you know my impressions.
A little over a decade ago there were about 100,000 phone lines in Nigeria, mostly landlines run by the state-owned telecoms behemoth, NITEL. Today NITEL is dead, and Nigeria has close to 100 million mobile phone lines, making it Africa's largest telecoms market, according to statistics by the Nigerian Communications Commission.
Thanks to best-selling author, David Irving, the establishment view that the United States of America became embroiled in World War II as a result of a surprise attack on Pearl Harbour on December 7, 1941 is no longer accepted by major historians.
Japan's massive government debt conceals massive benefits for the Japanese people, with lessons for the U.S. debt "crisis." In...
In a recent speech, Bank of England executive director Andy Haldane has said that peer-to-peer (P2P) lending through online sites has the potential to eventually replace old-fashioned banking. It was followed
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