In 1993, Bill Oesterle was looking for contractors that could work on an old house he purchased in Indianapolis’ Meridian-Kessler neighborhood. He had been burned by contractors before and didn’t want to rely on the phone book to find a new one.
A co-worker pointed him to Unified Alliance, a group of neighbors that shared resources and recommendations through a newsletter and call-in service. He joined the group and grew to depend on it.
When Oesterle moved to Columbus, Ohio, a few years later, he was dismayed to find that a similar group didn’t exist there and enlisted a former intern, Angie Hicks, to build a new version. After researching service providers and customers, the company launched a website that came to be known as Angie’s List. It had 5 million members by 2016.
FinXTech Connect takes a page from the same playbook.
No one knows banking technology better than the people who use it. Given this, FinXTech gathers insights from bankers, aggregates those insights, and then distills them into actionable information to help banks find reliable technology partners.
The intelligence we gather from banks powers our FinXTech Connect platform, a curated directory of bank-friendly fintechs. It also informs our annual FinXTech Connect awards.