Articles by Paul Sweeney

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Tech Banks: Will Fintech Dethrone Traditional Banking?

August 20, 2017
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Will Fintech Dethrone Banking?

This article is from deBanked’s July/August 2017 magazine issue. To receive copies in print, SUBSCRIBE FREE On Halloween, 2014, a largely unknown, Boston-based financial institution, First Trade Union Bank, embraced high-technology, went paperless, and officially adopted a new name: Radius Bank. In reinventing itself, Radius did more than dump its dowdy moniker. It shuttered five […]

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The ‘Loan’ Star State – Texas is an alternative finance nexus

June 15, 2017
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Austin, TX

This article is from deBanked’s May/June 2017 magazine issue. To receive copies in print, SUBSCRIBE FREE We’re at Able Lending in Austin, Texas, a financial technology company occupying three floors deep in the heart of the Seaholm power plant overlooking Lady Bird Lake. The fortress-like building anchors an inner-city complex of offices and residences, chic […]

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Fintech Sandbox? States, OCC Mull Regulatory Options

May 2, 2017
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Regulatory Sandbox

It’s called the “New England Regulatory FinTech Sandbox.” Cynthia Stuart – Deputy Commissioner of Banking, Vermont State banking regulators across the six New England states are exploring the creation of a regional compact that would allow financial technology companies to experiment with new and expanded products in “a safe, collaborative environment,” says Cynthia Stuart, deputy […]

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Blazing Trails in Unexplored Financial Markets

April 4, 2017
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fintech

Once upon a time people with health insurance who were treated for medical emergencies, illnesses or chronic health conditions –an illness or accident requiring hospitalization, an appendectomy, or a hip replacement, say – could rest easy. Insurance underwriters like United Health, Wellpoint or Humana would surely handle most, if not all, of a patient’s medical […]

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