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Pakistan gets US$1 billion in remittances from Malaysia – and there’s now a blockchain service to send the money home

The new service will "redefine international money transfers" for Pakistan.
A visitor speaks to Baidu's robot Xiaodu at the 2015 Baidu World Conference in Beijing, China, September 8, 2015.

A fintech executive at JPMorgan explains why AI isn’t all it’s cracked up to be when it comes to helping people manage money

Colleen Briggs, head of community innovation at JPMorgan, said cash-strapped consumers aren't open to using fully-automated AI solutions.
Steve Dorval, head of innovation and advice at John Hancock

The head of innovation at $483 billion insurance giant John Hancock shared an anecdote about a fax machine to highlight the gap between fintechs and f...

John Dorval, head of innovation at insurance giant John Hancock, said startups and financial firms could do a better job of working together more efficiently.

How to invest using a robo-advisor in Malaysia (and why)

I’m convinced robo-advisors are a great way to invest for most people.
Robinhood co-founders and co-CEOs Baiju Bhatt and Vlad Tenev

Robinhood is launching high-interest, no-fee checking and savings accounts in its latest bid to ‘democratize America’s financial system...

Robinhood is offering checking and savings accounts to customers that will feature 3.0% interest rates and no fees.
Revolut cofounders Vlad Yatsenko, left, and Nikolay Storonsky.

Revolut secures European banking licence and is eyeing Asia and America next

Formed just three years ago Revolut already has 3.2 million customers and it looks set to gain more after gaining a European banking license.

This startup plans to take on CreditKarma by offering cash rewards for making smarter money decisions — here’s what it says about the futu...

Status Money plans to pay you for opening a credit card with a lower rate or moving your money into a higher-yielding savings account.

BlackRock is buying a stake in a financial technology company to reach more than 90,000 money-managers

The largest asset manager is seeking to get in front of more financial advisors via a partnership with Envestnet.

I tried using RateX, a tool that auto-inserts discount codes when you’re shopping online – and quickly discovered its biggest catch

Be prepared to pay full price, but be delighted if it the tool scores you a discount.