Timothy Li

FinnoSummit Latam Fintech Revolution: AI Driven Compliance and Servicing Coming to Latin America Fintech

Part 6 of a series of articles covering the fast-emerging Fintech ecosystem in Latin America. When we look at Latin America’s Fintech scene, it conjures up memories of the U.S. Fintech evolution that took place during the past decade. Or perhaps, the past decade and… Read More

FinnoSummit LatAm Fintech Revolution Part 5: Non-Fintechs becoming Fintechs

Part 5 of a series of articles covering the fast-emerging Fintech ecosystem in Latin America. Technology is often the driver for massive social and economic change. We’ve seen this play out in North America, Asia, Africa and Europe. Particularly in Asia and Africa, the pervasiveness… Read More

FinnoSummit LatAm Fintech Revolution Part 4: LatAm Digital Transformation and Open Banking

Part 4 of a series of articles covering the fast-emerging Fintech ecosystem in Latin America. During the inaugural FinnoSummit addressing innovations in financial services in Latin America (LatAm), the speaker and audiences settled on a big issue; infrastructure and digital transformation. Most of the Latin… Read More

LatAm Fintech Revolution Part 3: Hunting for the Next LatAm Unicorn. Fintech Investments are Glowing Red Hot!

Whenever there’s opportunity, the money flows. There’s no exception here to a 400 million people market. Latin America is the next fertile ground for homegrown venture capitalists and international money when it comes to Fintech. U.S. and international VCs are on the hunt for the… Read More

The Top Ten Fintech Predictions for 2020

To my Fintech friends, this is my 4th annual “Top Ten” Fintech prediction. I started this tradition at Crowdfund Insider back in January 2017. As we are saying goodbye to an incredible Fintech year of 2019, I see another seismic change in 2020 for our… Read More

FinnoSummit: LatAm Fintech Revolution – Banking as a Service

Part 2 of a series of articles covering the fast-emerging Fintech ecosystem in Latin America. As sessions continue at the inaugural FinnoSummit by LendIt Fintech in December, I find myself in a fully packed, standing room only hall buzzing with investors and entrepreneurs. The excitement… Read More

FinnoSummit Miami: LatAm Fintech Revolution Part 1 – Death of Point of Sale Terminals and the Rise of Mobile

After an eight hour journey with a stop in Dallas, I arrived early Monday morning (Dec 2nd, 2019) in Miami, a city with many faces. I sprung up early next morning and walked straight into Keynote sessions at the FinnoSummit by LendIt Fintech. As many… Read More

Student Loan Provider Earnest Reveals New Lending App

Online student loan lender Earnest has announced a brand new app to help students to get their student loans with ease. The Fintech revealed a new slogan alongside the app; “student loans that students love.” Susan Ehrlich unveiled the lenders app at Money2020 today which is… Read More

Dateline Dallas: Lend360 – A Year of Fintech Mergers and Acquisitions

Initial Thoughts Every year, thousands of finance professionals from banks, credit unions, specialty financing companies and Fintech companies converge at Lend360. It’s an annual pilgrimage where decision-makers in the financing sector come together to learn from each other and plan ahead for the new year…. Read More

LendIt Fintech USA – Seven Years of Fintech Innovation

It’s hard to believe that the most attended Fintech conference LendIt Fintech USA had its 7th birthday in the Mecca of Fintech, San Francisco this past week. Thousands of attendees from all over the world descended into San Francisco’s Moscone Center for this once a… Read More

Fintech Predictions for 2019. Where We Have Been & Where We Are Going

As we head into a market correction, 2019 and beyond will be very interesting for the evolving Fintech industry. This sector of finance saw significant M&A activity and massive fundraising during the 2nd half of 2018 and I predict that we will see more of… Read More

Amazon. Stop Being Everything to Everybody!

  In two of my previous articles, “The Top Ten Fintech Predictions for 2018” and “Top The Fintech Predictions for 2017”,  I predicted a few things to come including The End of Privacy, Vertical Integration and What’s Your Advantage where I visualized Facebook, Snapchat, Tesla,… Read More

The Top Ten Fintech Predictions for 2018

Last year, I boldly predicted 10 Fintech movements that will take place as Earth makes another perfect rotation around our Sun. It’s always fun to look back and see how wrong I was, so let’s stump the chump! Here are my original predictions. Let’s score… Read More

Lend360: A New Era in Online Lending

I arrived in Dallas, Texas, the night before 2017’s Lend360. A conference catering to lenders, investors and vendors in the online lending space. It started out as OLA (Online Lenders Alliance) a number of years ago. Next year, Lend360 will take place in Chicago, one… Read More

Journal Entry: LangDi FinTech Conference in Shanghai. The Biggest Fintech Meetup In The World!

Familiar Faces This is the second year that I travelled to China for the LangDi FinTech Conference in Shanghai. What a difference a year makes? Last year, the conference had a massive showing of over 1,300 attendees. This year, the conference nearly doubled to 2,400… Read More

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