This week, we look at what positive innovations could arise from the pressure cooker of the pandemic. I touch on health care data and privacy, molecular technology, digital work- and play-spaces, and their financial implications. Channeled productively, the next decade could see advances in these fields that we can't yet imagine.
JPMorgan Chase ran a pilot last year which offered bonus rewards to customers of their Sapphire credit cards if they closed a mortgage; JPMorgan experienced significant demand from the pilot with homes purchased doubling for those who owned the Sapphire cards; the bank is now expanding the promotion to other credit cards they offer; Business Insider shares more on JPMorgan’s market opportunity and the millennial demographic. Source
According to a New York Federal Reserve report, online mortgage lenders approve loans faster, experience fewer defaults and encourage more refinancing; not surprisingly they are also able to respond to customers as demands shift; the report studied banks and fintechs to better understand the market; lending from fintechs has grown by 30% annually since 2010, from $34 billion to $161 billion, representing 8% of the market. Source