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A collection of observations, ruminations, predictions and random thoughts from Cornerstone Advisors

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Banks and Credit Unions View Fintech Partnerships a Key Growth Strategy for 2020

Fintechs can provide better design capabilities, improved customer experience, research states...

20 Banking Realities for 2020

Year one of the Tech Decade in Banking will bring no shortage of tension between technology...

Lending Fintechs Acquire Analytics Fintechs: So What?

Recent acquisitions illustrate how data is driving fintech valuations. Fintech deals continue to...

FIS/Worldpay Agree to Combine: So What?

Game-changing mergers like the just-announced FIS/Worldpay agreement and the January Fiserv/First...

Fintech Deals to Watch

“There are startups that want to destroy banks and startups that want banks to buy their software....

Thoma Bravo Acquires Ellie Mae: So What?

Wow. Just six weeks into the new year, and another monster deal is positioned to shake up the...

Fiserv to Buy First Data in the Biggest Fintech Acquisition of 2019

Fiserv acquiring First Data Corporation is a huge deal in the world of fintech acquisition. This...

Q2 Acquires Gro Solutions: So What?

Digital sales is where the puck has gone, if you look at Q2’s announced acquisition of Gro...

Core Banking Solution Providers Are Failing Regional Banks

Rapid consolidation in the banking industry is creating a growing band of regional banks that find...

IBM Acquires Red Hat: So What?

IBM recently announced that it would acquire open source software provider Red Hat for around $33...