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25 Unique Finance Ideas

From Automated Brokering Services to Biometric Banking Apps

— May 28, 2016 — Lifestyle
The top May 2016 finance ideas showcase both innovative business models and new approaches to banking in the digital age. As consumer expectations evolve with technology, many brands are forced to reconsider policies and procedures that have been long in place in order to remain competitive.

Tangerine has launched a new iOS app in Canada that uses biometric technology in the form of EyeVerify and VocalPassword by Nuance. First released for Apple users, the bank is working on releasing a version for Android phones as soon as possible.

Called Blogfabrik, which means "blog factory" in German, is a coworking space in Berlin that allows writers to use the space for free in exchange for a handful of social media love. The innovative business model highlights the renewed interest in bartering as ushered in by the burgeoning peer-to-peer economy.
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Federal Benefit-Tracking Apps
Federal Benefit-Tracking Apps
The U.S. Treasury Department App Helps Users Monitor Their Activity
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Minority Investment Funds
Minority Investment Funds
The Focus Fund Help Startups Not Run by White Men in Big Cities
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Flexible eCommerce Payments
Flexible eCommerce Payments
'Amazon Pay Monthly' Entices Shoppers with a Buy Now, Pay Later Option
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Automated Brokering Services
Automated Brokering Services
This Digital Mortgage Broking Services Empowers Homebuyers
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Bill Negotiation Services
Bill Negotiation Services
BillFixers Negotiates Cable and Internet Bills On Consumers' Behalf
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Spanish Banking Apps
Spanish Banking Apps
The New Wells Fargo App Features Spanish Language Support
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Social Payment Apps
Social Payment Apps
Udio Enables Users to Enjoy Hassle-Free and Rewarding Payment Services
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Social Banking Tools
Social Banking Tools
Emirates Islamic Bank Lets Customers Get Account Details Via Twitter
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Community Down Payment Programs
Community Down Payment Programs
Landed Helps with Crowdfunding Real Estate Down Payments
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User-Friendly Indian Banking Apps
User-Friendly Indian Banking Apps
The Kotak Mahindra Bank App Features a Simple Log-In Platform
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Virtual Insurance Platforms
Virtual Insurance Platforms
Allay is the World's First Virtual Health Insurance Brokerage
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Approachable Data Mining Tools
Approachable Data Mining Tools
Data USA Allows Consumers Open Access to Stats About Their Country
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All-American Banking Apps
All-American Banking Apps
The Bank Of America App Allows For Secure Banking Operations
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Venture Capitalist Taxi Rides
Venture Capitalist Taxi Rides
UberPITCH Lets Entrepreneurs Pitch Potential Investors
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Instant Money Sharing Apps
Instant Money Sharing Apps
clearXchange Lets Users Conveniently Send Money Anywhere in the World
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Wage Gap Coloring Books
Wage Gap Coloring Books
This Adult Coloring Book from Bizwomen Comments on Pay Inequality
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Delayed E-Shopping Payments
Delayed E-Shopping Payments
FuturePay Gives Consumers the Freedom to Buy Online and Pay Later
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Used Electronic Online Markets
Used Electronic Online Markets
Gone Lite is a Verified Web Source for Second-Hand Electronics
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Investing Insight Apps
Investing Insight Apps
The Motley Fool App Empowers You to Make Smarter Financial Decisions
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Biometric Banking Apps
Biometric Banking Apps
Tangerine's Mobile Banking App Allows Launch Eye and Voice Verification
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Artsy Finance Books
Artsy Finance Books
High Yield Future Tense Gets a Facelift For Its 50th Anniversary
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Gamified Banking Apps
Gamified Banking Apps
Emirates Islamic Bank's 'El World' Rewards Customers for Transactions
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Bartering Coworking Spaces
Bartering Coworking Spaces
Blogfabrik Let's Writers Work in There for Free in Exchange for Posts
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Automated Business Matchmaking Services
Automated Business Matchmaking Services
Swaaap.com's Platform Connects Businesses & Entrepreneurs
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Millennial Banking Apps
Millennial Banking Apps
The Neat App for Budgeting Teaches Young People Financial Literacy
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