Channel Arbitrage And Other Ways Fintech Is Disrupting Financial Services

Technology is shifting the way industries market to, acquire, and serve consumers. To understand how technology will impact the financial services industry, I turned to Jonathan Metrick, the Chief Growth Officer for Portage Ventures, a fintech focused VC. Below are his insights.

Kimberly Whitler: How does your experience provide a unique perspective on tech and the financial services industry?

Jonathan Metrick: My unique perspective comes from my experience on both the investing & operating sides of fintech (financial technology). My role as Chief Growth Officer at Portage Ventures allows me to see the breadth of the industry, by advising over a dozen fintech businesses across our global portfolio on marketing & growth. Prior to this role, I was the CMO of Policygenius, the leading insurtech marketplace in the US, where I gained deep expertise building a marketing division of +40 and helping scale the business 10x in three

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6 Tips for Getting Started With Project Management

Project management is a tough job. Teams and organizations are trying to work leaner, and often that means eliminating the role of a dedicated project manager. While it’s still possible to earn an advanced degree in the subject, it’s not uncommon for people with little to no experience to find themselves thrust into the role of project manager, often on top of their official job. While this can be an overwhelming experience, there’s so much powerful software for project management on the market that a small project or two may not require a project manager at all.

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If you don’t have much experience managing projects, here are some pointers to get you started. Many thanks to Peter Clarkson, formerly of Maestro Development, and Jason Westland, CEO of, for their insight on an earlier version of this article.

1. Make Sure You Have a Project

Before you start trying to

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Karrie Neurauter, daughter who pleaded guilty to helping her father plan to kill her mother, released

Correspondent Erin Moriarty and “48 Hours” investigate the death of a Corning, N.Y., mother of three and the investigation into what really happened in “Karrie’s Choice,” airing Saturday, February 8 at 10/9c on CBS.  

Karrie Neurauter, a former engineering student who confessed to helping her father kill her mother in August 2017, is now out of prison on parole. Authorities confirmed that Neurauter was released from Albion Correctional Facility on January 16.

In 2017, 19-year-old Karrie Neurauter was given an ultimatum by her father: help him kill her mother or risk him taking his own life. Karrie says that Lloyd Neurauter, 47, told her that he couldn’t afford to pay child support to his ex-wife 46-year-old Michele Neurauter anymore. The former couple had three daughters — one a minor who was still living with Michele. Lloyd Neurauter’s solution was to murder Michele, Karrie says, and he had threatened to kill

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App-based food delivery companies must work with restaurants under new California law

Two new California laws will require app-based delivery companies to more closely work with local restaurants before advertising their menu options and drivers to ensure the safety of meals while the orders are in transit.

a hand holding a cellphone: App-based companies like GrubHub will have to sign agreements with local restaurants under a new California law. (GrubHub)

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App-based companies like GrubHub will have to sign agreements with local restaurants under a new California law. (GrubHub)

The laws signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom are the latest effort by state lawmakers to ratchet up oversight of an industry that has resisted attempts at regulation as it grows rapidly in size and profitability.


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The most far-reaching of the laws, signed by Newsom on Wednesday, requires companies such as DoorDash, Grub Hub, Postmates and Uber Eats to sign formal agreements with local restaurants before advertising food delivery to their customers. Its supporters say that restaurant owners might not know their food is being advertised or delivered by the app-based company, leaving the

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Finance, but make it decentralised

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I was a law student at the University of Helsinki when I discovered the Ethereum blockchain, and I was immediately drawn to the community and what people were building. I did some coding as a teenager, and I have always been interested in finance, so I began to apply how the permissionless system of smart contracts could be used to create a decentralised financial ecosystem. 

I barely receive any interest in my traditional savings account, and there are so many hurdles for some people to access banking services or take out a loan. Credit checks can be discriminatory, and not everyone globally can access these kinds of services. If the future of finance is decentralised, it means that anyone anywhere can access financial services. There are no middlemen and no need for credit checks– the whole system is trustless. Loans are automatically negotiated by a

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General Mills Provides Business Update at 2020 Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In conjunction with its participation at the 2020 Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference, General Mills (NYSE: GIS) provided an update on its recent business performance and its progress against its three priorities for fiscal 2021.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, General Mills’ most important objectives remain the continued health and safety of its employees and the ongoing ability to serve consumers around the world. The company has adjusted its ways of working to minimize virus transmission, including implementing social distancing, mask use, and temperature screenings. To date, all General Mills manufacturing and distribution facilities have continued to operate without significant disruption related to COVID-19.

Through the initial months of its fiscal year, the company has made progress against each of its three priorities for fiscal 2021:

1) Compete Effectively, Everywhere We Play

General Mills continues to expect the largest factor impacting its fiscal 2021 performance will be

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Available on demand: Redefining Finance for Good – Trends, Finastra, Finance, Fintech, Webinar, ITP Tech Group, Digitalisation

The ITP Technology Group is delighted to announce that its recent webcast with Finastra, Redefining Finance for Good, is now available on demand via the website.  

Originally broadcast on Wednesday the 23rd of September, the webcast highlighted the ongoing digital revolution in the banking and finance sector, exploring the challenges and opportunities for enterprises in the post Covid 19 landscape. As global economies struggle to maintain an equilibrium, the region’s financial services sector faces a major overhaul.

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Webinar: Redefining Finance for Good
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During this free to view webcast, we ask how Covid 19 has impacted financial institutions and their customers, during a lively discussion that brings together experts and thought leaders from the banking and fintech industries. The panel of industry experts discussed the many ways in which technology is creating better outcomes and greater financial inclusion for people

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Why do bankers behave so badly? They make too much money to ask questions

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Over the past 16 months journalists have been scouring through more than 2,000 Suspicious Activity Reports originally sent by banks to the United States Treasury, before being leaked to Buzzfeed and then passed along to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.

The reports relate to more than US$2 trillion in transactions over the period from 2000 to 2017. Some of these transactions will already have been investigated, and may be legitimate. In the case of the Australian banks, the regulator AUSTRAC has already asked the US Treasury for some of this information.

There are a number of questions raised by this latest episode of bad behaviour by banks. Firstly, why don’t banks have better controls to stop these kinds of transactions from occurring?

With transactions from tax havens, from shell companies, or to countries under sanction why aren’t banks themselves doing some investigation rather

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Importance And Benefits Of Umbrella Insurance Policy

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Usually, different insurance policies are brought to protect different valuables. An umbrella insurance policy is a type of an extra liability insurance used by many businesses. This insurance is crafted to protect the insured against significant claims and lawsuits and ultimately helps to protect the insured’s assets and the business.

What is an umbrella insurance cover?

Umbrella insurance policies cover for significant property damage where the standard insurance liability limit may be exhausted. Such a policy is apt for individuals and professionals such as doctors, lawyers and non-profit volunteers. An umbrella policy helps you fill the void left by your standard primary policies. Usually, buying an umbrella policy from the same insurer not only enhances the coverage of your primary policy but also can get you

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The Supreme Court hasn’t been this conservative since the 1930s

The US Supreme Court is on the verge of a historic transformation that could wind back the law in America for decades, in some cases to the 1930s, pre-New Deal approach.

a woman wearing a blue shirt: Judge Amy Coney Barrett is nominated to the US Supreme Court by President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC on September 26, 2020.

Judge Amy Coney Barrett is nominated to the US Supreme Court by President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC on September 26, 2020.

With President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, the nine-member bench would lock in a 6-3, conservative-liberal majority, ending an era of 5-4 conservatism.

This is not a simple matter of just one vote.

For decades, a quartet of liberal justices has sometimes been able to secure — often through tense negotiations — a crucial fifth vote from the conservative wing. That has meant even though America’s highest bench was shifting rightward, it preserved abortion rights and narrowly declared a right to

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