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An Interview with Jeff Gothelf on Lean UX and Fintech

By |January 20th, 2015|Categories: Expert UX Interviews, User Experience|Tags: , , , , , |

I’ve been following leading user experience professionals & digital strategists for years now. Jared Spool, Tomer Sharon, Aarron Walter, & Paul Boag are among the top on my “hit list” to get for an interview here on UX Crunch. But, I finally managed to get the guy behind Lean UX – Jeff Gothelf – to

5 User Stories on How to Successfully Adopt Agile UX into Fintech

By |January 14th, 2015|Categories: User Experience|Tags: , , , , |

It wasn’t too long ago that we’ve seen technology companies developing their products using the waterfall method, particularly the leading players in the financial industry. The use of waterfall was largely due to the threat of changes in high regulated operations, the tendency not to leave their comfort zone, and the corporate politics factor. ‘Don’t

Currency Exchange Startup Is Disrupting Global Money Transfers

By |January 8th, 2015|Categories: Payments and Transfers|Tags: , , , , |

Living abroad and dealing with finances, whether it be a simple currency transfer from my U.S. account or a wire transfer from a client’s account to mine, can be a bit of a hassle. Those irritating fees and cuts banks and services take – I mean, what’s up with that? You’d imagine that with the

5 Fintech and UX Articles Paving the Way for Tech Disruption

By |January 5th, 2015|Categories: Top UX Articles|Tags: , , , , , |

Trends here, trends there. Really, trends are everywhere. So, what better way to cover my own version of the top fintech and user experience trends than to highlight the already-existing ones which I found most valuable? (Kudos to the influencers who have taken the time to evaluate the market from 2014 and share their professional

Millennials: How to Build a User Experience for Gen Y

By |December 30th, 2014|Categories: Payments and Transfers, User Experience|Tags: , , , , , |

It’s a funny (and not funny) story because just the other day, I got my credit card paper statement in the mail of all my charges from the previous month - not funny because that hefty number at the bottom of the statement was painful to swallow; funny because, well, who looks at these paper

10 Mobile UX Design Best Practices for Payments Technology

By |December 24th, 2014|Categories: Payments and Transfers, User Experience|Tags: , , , , |

Moving money around from one place to another is a focal point when it comes to the global financial technology/Fintech scene today. With the rising popularity of fintech technologies, among the main four segments – personal finance, lending, bitcoin, and payment technologies – the latter has received premium spotlight. In fact, 7/10 largest financial technology

11 User Experience Design Principles for the Fintech Industry

By |December 9th, 2014|Categories: User Experience|Tags: , , , , |

The internet has fathered numerous sophisticated innovations over the years: Amazon for the book industry, Netflix in the entertainment industry, Coursera.org for education, among others. Now, the internet and the financial industry have merged to create Fintech. The financial industry has taken a turn for the ‘better’ with the introduction of some revolutionary fintech products.

Will the Financial Services Industry Make Waves in North America?

By |October 28th, 2014|Categories: Fintech News|Tags: , , , , |

Fintech is currently enjoying huge popularity in the Europe, specifically London. This is because it’s a home to numerous companies in teh financial services industry and also harbors European and global headquarters for many banks. These institutions have developed many talented people – especially skilled and wealthy developers – to have an interest in investing

The Rise of Fintech Startups: Taking Advantage of the Fintech Boom

By |October 27th, 2014|Categories: Fintech News, Retail Banking|Tags: , , , , |

The recent global recession and global financial crisis alerted much of the world’s economy and encouraged innovation in most sectors within many industries. However, one area that lacked innovation was the one sector that sparked the global financial crisis in the first place – the banking sector. Many expected a turn of events in the

Support For Fintech Startups Is Sky-HIgh

By |October 24th, 2014|Categories: Fintech News|Tags: , , , , |

The increasing numbers of applications for the AWI Ventures’ Fintech accelerator program are a clear testament to the value of the innovation in the financial service sector, the firm believes. “The number of applications from start-ups that are looking to be part of AWI Ventures’ second fintech accelerator program have grown by 50%, since the