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Financial company goes all in on startup partnerships

Allianz, an international financial services provider, has altered its incubator to become a division of the company that primarily invests in technology. The move involved the company scratching many of its projects that were early in the development process and...

New startup turning real estate assets into digital “tokens”

The new startup called Harbor is "tokenizing" private securities. Essentially, real estate assets are being morphed into digital representations to make transactions run smoother, helping alleviate some of the frustrations with the outdated MLS system. This may be the...

Four growth strategies for banks in today’s online world

The banking industry has reached a point where change is necessary, that with online consumer demands, new technology and a changing economy, but some are still uncommitted to the transformations necessary to keep up in the modern economic landscape. Despite...

Citibank declares they are not too big to change

Some of the most important elements of successful corporate innovation are: culture shift, a dedicated innovation entity that is supported by executive leadership and willingness to test new ideas on behalf/in partnership with the customer. These concepts have slowly...

How the real estate industry is being disrupted in 2018

A new report is shining a light on how and why the real estate industry is being disrupted. The report, titled Innovation in Real Estate 2018, discusses a variety of topics, including the fact that technology, customer behavior changes and economic pressures have all...

Innovation labs changing the mortgage and banking game

Companies that tend to be the most successful are the ones thinking about the future and the mortgage industry is no different. More and more mortgage companies are making investments in their future by setting up innovation labs. Loan Depot, for example, recently...

Scotsman Guide: Prepare for a Changing of the Guard

The mortgage industry will need to replace at least 200,000 originators over the next 10 years as older professionals retire and younger ones enter the workforce. It could be an even higher number, if current trends continue. Right now, only 10 percent to 25 percent...

Blockchain disrupts the mortgage, real estate and title industries

Real estate transactions are complex. Some of that is by design per rules and regulations, while some of that is a result of a complex ecosystem of fragmented industries working together to buy and sell homes. While Blockchain has largely been reserved for the...

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