Breaking down the 4 main hurdles for FinTech companies

Bricknode Blog

FinTech startups looking for a breakthrough in today’s marketplace are facing a few key hurdles that I am trying to address, and offer solutions to, in this article. Having founded, operated and sold a few FinTech companies during the last few years I have faced most of the issues that come up along the way […]

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Bricknode takes a bet on the open platform

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Apple and Google are two examples of how immense growth and success can be achieved in the technology area by utilizing different methodologies. Apple is innovating in a more closed and direct manner which was a success factor from the days of Steve Jobs. Google on the other hand is a more open company where […]

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An “App Store” for FinTech

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The Bricknode Marketplace has now reached 35 apps and works as an app store for FinTech applications. Launching the Bricknode Marketplace accomplished several things for us, first we created an online store where the users of the Bricknode Platform could buy specialised applications to extend the functionality of the platform. For example there are applications available […]

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Why financial software should be sold on a pay per use basis

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Financial institutions, at least in the Nordic region, is still used to buying core business software like back office and broker solutions that are delivered to them on a server of their own and installed by a team of consultants while paying a large up-front fee. In 1999 Salesforce was launched and the way business […]

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How to work with tax reporting for financial services

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An area of great worry for financial service companies and FinTech companies alike is the area of tax reporting. As soon as you mention the word “tax” and “reporting” in the same sentence you stir up a lot of feelings with anger, frustration and pure fear. As a product manager for Bricknode  I have been […]

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Building an operating system for financial services

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The personal computer received its breakthrough during the 1980’s when Microsoft was the first company to really excel at building an ecosystem. The ecosystem that Microsoft built was based on offering an operating system for computers. The operating system, that today is called Windows, is used for running numerous applications. When a company is going […]

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The customer experience cannot be standardised!

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One of my main beliefs for the global banking and financial industry for the next 10 years is that financial companies will become IT-companies. They will also focus a lot more on the customer experience. The article about the “Top 10 Strategic Priorities for Banking in 2017” confirms this thinking. You cannot standardise the customer […]

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Manage your fees with Fee Manager for BFS

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With the launch of Bricknode Financial Systems version 2.01 came the Add-On Marketplace where specialized apps are being built and offered in a rapid pace. These apps have the power to offer a customized experience with regards to executing specific tasks. The Bricknode Marketplace is opening up to 3rd party developers and product creators within the FinTech […]

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The future of financial advisory

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During the past week the Swedish website Realtid.se published an article with regards to prohibiting kickbacks to financial advisors when selling securities or giving advice. Bricknode offers a solution for these issues, view the video below.

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Determining scope of the AWD-concept, a product owners view (Part 1)

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Earlier this week Bricknode announced the release of the Account Worlds & Dimensions concept, AWD in short. During the development of a complete financial platform, like Bricknode Financial Systems (BFS), there is a constant battle going on with regards to how far the scope of the platform should stretch. As the product owner of BFS this […]

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