World of FinTech

Nadja's Blog about Innovations in Banking. From Technology to Ideas and Creativity.

TOP 8 power-ups to success learned while building a camper

A parable about what’s true when you build A THING – with your hands or in business.

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FinTech is hot in New Zealand – Meet RIP killing bookkeeping for SMB

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RIP burning bookkeeping

Meet Mel Gollan, founder of RIP Global, the Wellington-based Fintech pushing the hassle of invoices into the grave. I know a ton of people wasting their valuable time tracking their business expenses. How great would it be for them to free up these endless hours of boredom? Making it available for fun and productive stuff in life? Because that’s what RIP is doing for my friends and all the other Small & Medium Businesses (SMB). Amazing times ahead!

Who am I and when did I found RIP?

I am a kiwi woman with a real passion for developing solutions that do things in better faster smarter ways so we can all get on with the fun stuff!
Having two small boys, and being from New Zealand love sport. I have coached kids’ rugby and cricket, have watched an infinite number of swimming competitions and triathlon events and understand how valuable and precious family time is.
For most small to medium-sized business owners, Bookkeeping is often done in family time. It is painful and clunky, so automating this process will deliver something meaningful for our customers and their families. Continue reading

Millennials: The ultimate subjective 5 facts guide to understanding their decision making

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Born in 1980, I was one of the first Millennials, not that I knew it at the time. I was an early adopter. And now everyone in finance is finally talking about my kind, my generation. Others call me an expert in innovations within the banking and insurance industry: my job is giving advice on how to be better – digitally better, more engaging, more innovative. But this guide is truly and only subjective. I might have some of my own research and the research conducted by others in the back of my mind – occupational hazard. Nevertheless, this is supposed to be personal. And I feel entitled by one lesson I have learned in my life: the more personal you speak, the more general you end up being.

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Social media credit scoring: 7 questions to FriendlyScore’s Maciej

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In October 2007 – I was just through the door of my apartment, having a letter in my hand. From an insurances company I had just signed a contract for a private liability insurance. I signed it online being sure I will not have any issue getting the contract signed from them as well. Costs were about 50 € per year. Even for me as a student: no biggy to pay. But I was living in Berlin Neukölln (before it got super hipster-ish) and was a student with low income. I never had any debt in my life. I always paid my rent and bills with German punctuality. But it happened – I didn’t get the insurance I signed up for. I received a big fat NOOOO! No explanation. It must have been the scoring agency telling them this girl is not living in the right corner of Berlin.

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Banks and FinTechs watch out! Never forget to disrupt the disruption.

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Disruption. A word as omnipresent as Donald Trump ever since he came up with the idea of being the next president of the USA. I want to start with an anecdote. If you hate anecdotes please guiltlessly skip to the next paragraph, and the point will catch up to you. For those that like to stop and smell the roses here goes: Continue reading

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