Anthony Back

Anthony Back

Anthony is currently a Senior Fintech Analyst at Expert Market Insight and the Director of Content at BreakingFinance, a fintech content creation firm. After spending several years tracking and analyzing technologies and investments at Israel Venture Capital, he now focuses his time conducting research and analysis on the global fintech industry to help startups, financial institutions and finance-related companies develop insightful content. Anthony’s areas of expertise include payments, trading & investing, banking, blockchain and digital currencies. He is also the lead contributor at thefintech.buzz industry blog.

Facebook launches group payments via Messenger

Facebook launches group payments via Messenger

Written by on April 24, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Facebook group payments are now available through the company’s flagship Messenger application for users in the US. Last week, Facebook group payments in Messenger launched as the company continues its quest to offer its users comprehensive payment options. Partha Sundaram, Product Manager for Consumer Payments at Facebook, stated that “starting today for Android and desktop, you […]

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Results are in: Apple vs Australian banks – Apple wins

Results are in: Apple vs Australian banks – Apple wins

Written by on April 6, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

A group of powerful Australian banks have lost their battle with Apple Pay after the country’s consumer commission denies their authorization to collectively bargain. A new ruling by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has denied a request by the Australian banks, Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, National Australia Bank, Adelaide and Bendigo Bank to bargain with […]

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The world’s biggest banks are betting on chatbots for better service

The world’s biggest banks are betting on chatbots for better service

Written by on April 3, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The world’s biggest banks are using chatbots to automate operations and provide a better banking experience. As competition heats up and customer loyalty declines, the world’s biggest banks are using chatbots to create a more convenient and enjoyable online experience. Here’s how five global banking giants are utilizing chatbots. Santander UK Santander UK is a […]

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Samsung will bring facial recognition to payments

Samsung will bring facial recognition to payments

Written by on March 27, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Bloomberg has reported that Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 will use facial recognition to authorize payments. Citing sources familiar with the situation, Bloomberg reported late last week that Samsung’s soon to be released Galaxy S8 smartphone is to include a facial recognition functionality to authorize Samsung Pay transactions. The addition of facial recognition technology to Samsung’s […]

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Google targets growing P2P mobile money transfer market

Google targets growing P2P mobile money transfer market

Written by on March 21, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Google adds P2P payments option to Gmail Android app as it targets the growing mobile P2P money transfer market. Google adds P2P payments announcing that Gmail users in the US can now send and receive money via the Gmail app on their Android devices. The ability to send money via Gmail has been available since […]

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Banks fight back against non-bank P2P payment providers

Banks fight back against non-bank P2P payment providers

Written by on March 13, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Banks are fighting back against P2P money transfer apps as competition in the mobile transfer market heats up. The battle between banks and non-bank P2P payment providers has been heating up over the last few years as consumers, especially millennial aged consumers increasingly turn to non-traditional providers like Venmo for a variety of everyday tasks. […]

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Australia is the current battleground between Apple Pay and the banks

Australia is the current battleground between Apple Pay and the banks

Written by on February 13, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The Australian banking industry is in an increasingly bitter dispute. Things are starting to heat up down under in a fight over access to the iPhones NFC chip. This week Apple accused an Australian banking consortium of attempting to delay & block the expansion of Apple Pay into the country. In a statement received by […]

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Machine learning will disrupt exchange dealing more than blockchain

Machine learning will disrupt exchange dealing more than blockchain

Written by on February 7, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Newly appointed Nasdaq Chief, Adena Friedman believes machine intelligence will transform the exchange industry more than any other technology, including blockchain. Ask most people what technology they think will change the exchange industry and there is a good chance it will be blockchain. The technology is believed by many in the sector to be a […]

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If you are thinking of a career in banking, think again – it’s over!

If you are thinking of a career in banking, think again – it’s over!

Written by on February 2, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

In a recent interview with efinancialcareers, Kerim Derhalli, Ex-Deutsche Head of Equities says banking careers are over for future generations. The reality for students embarking on a career in banking is bleak according to Derhalli. After spending 22 years in equities sales and trading, he believes that banking careers are over. Massive job losses in the […]

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