Javelin Research

New Small Business Neobanks Hit the Market

Javelin Report
Date: October 9, 2018
In May 2018, Javelin published an overview of the nascent market of small-business-focused neobanks — fintech companies that have built a branchless, mobile-first feature set for business owners while partnering with chartered banks to hold deposits...
This report revisits the themes found in Javelin’s 2016 report “Overhauling Mobile Banking for Small Business: Moving Beyond Consumer-Focused Features.” This update of small business mobile banking was undertaken because of the widespread use of...

Innovation in Security: Black Hat 2018

Javelin Report
Date: October 2, 2018
Author(s): Sean Sposito, Al Pascual
There are few shows that bring together more security vendors than UBM Technology Group’s annual Black Hat conference. Squeezed between BSides Las Vegas and DEF CON, the conference’s two days of briefings bring together thousands of attendees...

Chase’s Finn App Aims to Make Financial Fitness a Lifestyle

Javelin Report
Date: September 25, 2018
Author(s): Mark Schwanhausser
Chase and Wells Fargo have unveiled mobile banking apps this summer that are innovative, provocative, and inherently risky experiments. In the first of two case studies, Javelin examines Chase’s Finn app, released in June, to be followed by a look...

7 Ways to Reinvent Paying Bills in a Mobile Era

Javelin Report
Date: September 20, 2018
Author(s): Mark Schwanhausser
FI bill pay is at a crossroads — and at a virtual standstill. When it comes to the never-ending chore of monitoring and paying bills, consumers are not about to choose between paying bills through their FI or directly at billers. They have made it...
Javelin’s Online Banking Scorecard is a follow-up to “Building Better Online Banking,” which detailed strategic principles that will help FIs evolve along Javelin’s Digital Banking Maturity Path and cement long-term banking relationships built on...
Analysts from Javelin’s Small Business Banking practice attended three conferences in the spring and summer of 2018: FinovateSpring, LendIt Fintech, and the SourceMedia Digital Banking conference. Of the firms presenting, Javelin identified four...

Mobile Wallet Wars: A Battle for Consumer Loyalty

Javelin Report
Date: September 6, 2018
Since the launch of Apple Pay in 2014, payment providers, issuers, and merchants have been jockeying for position as the default payment method on digital devices. Apple Pay was quickly followed by Google Pay and Samsung Pay, yet the big three...

Technology Warranties: Vendors Find a Ready Market in Financial Institutions

Javelin Report
Date: August 30, 2018
Author(s): Sean Sposito
Despite warnings from academics, former intelligence community officials, and federal law enforcement, some security professionals at financial services companies harbor a willingness to attack their adversaries. Not necessarily to destroy outside...

The London Protocol

Javelin Report
Date: August 22, 2018
Author(s): Sean Sposito, Al Pascual
Amidst an increasing number of phishing reports involving digital certificates, several Certificate Authorities (CAs) have banded together. For the first time, these arbiters of digital trust are cooperating in an effort to proactively ensure the...


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