Category Archives: Opinions

Providing cover for the under-insured mass markets in Africa

Originally posted on Daily Fintech:
By Rick Huckstep Africa! A continent that occupies one fifth of the world’s land mass and home to over 1 billion people, half of them under the age of 20. A continent of 54 sovereign…

Providing cover for the under-insured mass markets in Africa

Originally posted on Daily Fintech:
By Rick Huckstep Africa! A continent that occupies one fifth of the world’s land mass and home to over 1 billion people, half of them under the age of 20. A continent of 54 sovereign…

It Is All About Ultra Speedy Deliveries

Consumers demand ultra speedy deliveries that don’t fit in a 9 to 5 schedule. Regulating the labor side of the new sharing economy is burying your head in the sand.

It Is All About Ultra Speedy Deliveries

Consumers demand ultra speedy deliveries that don’t fit in a 9 to 5 schedule. Regulating the labor side of the new sharing economy is burying your head in the sand.

Peer to Peer, Social and the Sharing Economy for Insurance

Originally posted on Daily Fintech:
By Rick Huckstep A good friend of mine once described selling as the “art of making buyers”. Whether you agree with this perspective or not, the one thing that is true about the world of…

Peer to Peer, Social and the Sharing Economy for Insurance

Originally posted on Daily Fintech:
By Rick Huckstep A good friend of mine once described selling as the “art of making buyers”. Whether you agree with this perspective or not, the one thing that is true about the world of…

Corporate Banking is mostly Traditional Fintech but disruption is coming via Blockchain

Originally posted on Daily Fintech:
Banks serve Consumers and Corporates. (Banks don’t know how to service Small Business but that is another story). In this post I want to focus on Corporates (Global 2000). This includes; Debt (and maybe equity…

Corporate Banking is mostly Traditional Fintech but disruption is coming via Blockchain

Originally posted on Daily Fintech:
Banks serve Consumers and Corporates. (Banks don’t know how to service Small Business but that is another story). In this post I want to focus on Corporates (Global 2000). This includes; Debt (and maybe equity…

Bitcoin and crowdfunding are joining forces in advancing the ideas of the P2P economy

Bitcoin and crowdfunding are not only concepts relevant in the field of FinTech that are challenging for the incumbents in the financial industry. They can also be positioned as being part of the same family of ideas that includes P2P economy initiatives like Uber and AirbnB.

Bitcoin and crowdfunding are joining forces in advancing the ideas of the P2P economy

Bitcoin and crowdfunding are not only concepts relevant in the field of FinTech that are challenging for the incumbents in the financial industry. They can also be positioned as being part of the same family of ideas that includes P2P economy initiatives like Uber and AirbnB.

Is Facebook’s new payment service a game changer?

The new P2P payment service Facebook offers will certainly give a total different user experience in payments, however it is not a game changer. The underpinning infrastructure is still the one owned by traditional players, like banks and credit card companies.

Is Facebook’s new payment service a game changer?

The new P2P payment service Facebook offers will certainly give a total different user experience in payments, however it is not a game changer. The underpinning infrastructure is still the one owned by traditional players, like banks and credit card companies.

Having an income, but not a job (the upside risk of the On Demand Economy)

With the rise of the sharing economy (and especially with the rise of Uber) many articles are written about the negative consequences for employment. Being inspired by Doug Rushkoff’s blog for CNN in 2011 (Are Jobs Becoming Obsolete?) and the work of

Having an income, but not a job (the upside risk of the On Demand Economy)

With the rise of the sharing economy (and especially with the rise of Uber) many articles are written about the negative consequences for employment. Being inspired by Doug Rushkoff’s blog for CNN in 2011 (Are Jobs Becoming Obsolete?) and the work of