Author Archives: Tom Groenfeldt

About Tom Groenfeldt

I write - mostly about finance and technology, sometimes about art, occasionally about politics and the intersection of politics and economics. My work appears on and International Finance Magazine. The Financial Brand ranked me 20 on a list of the top 25 global influencers in financial services and Jay Palter included me in his list of 250 fintech influencers to follow in 2016

ING Launches Finance Aggregation App

ING, the Dutch bank that had to withdraw from retail banking in several foreign markets during the financial crisis, is re-entering the UK retail market with an app called Yolt which lets users  manage their finances with different banks for … Continue reading

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Fortune’s Fastest Growing Includes 28 [Often Obscure]Financial Firms

The current issue of Fortune (September 15, 2016) has a list of the fastest growing companies in the world, and 28 are banks and other financial institutions. Okay, Facebook is on the list too,  at Number 3. The opening note … Continue reading

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Skills Shortage Slows Adoption Of IoT, Big Data

A new analysis of technology trends  from Capita Technology Solutions and Cisco reveals a strong disconnect between nine key trends, including the Internet of Things and big data, and the ability of businesses to implement the technology to realize those trends. … Continue reading

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The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) will use Metamako for real-time monitoring of its new trading platform and for time-stamping and time synchronization of its internal network traffic. “We evaluated a number of solutions, but in the end, the accuracy and … Continue reading

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How Can Regional and Mid-Tier Banks Catch Up to the Big Banks in Mobile?

Regional and mid-tier banks face an uphill battle on the digital front, but have advantages they can capitalize on with some focus and determination Alarm bells are sounding in boardrooms of regional and mid-tier banks across the U.S. Or at … Continue reading

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Brexit and financial services: the only certainty is uncertainty

From Ovum, the financial services consultancy By a slender majority of 51.9% to 48.1% the United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union. The move will have ramifications for banking and financial services internationally as the country renegotiates its … Continue reading

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What Shiny New Life Insurance Startups Can Learn From My Mistakes

By Yaron Ben Zvi, CEO Haven Life I came into the life insurance industry as a customer first. My wife and I had our first child, and I knew it was time to buy a policy. Having founded a financial … Continue reading

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