Strategy

Malaysia based Telecom Axiata Group and Norway’s Telenor to Merge Malaysian Mobile Businesses

Axiata Group and Telenor Asia revealed on Thursday (April 8, 2021) that they’ve revisted and confirmed their merger plans involving Celcom and Digi. At present, the deal is in advanced discussions. Malaysian telecoms company Axiata Group Bhd and Norway-based Telenor ASA will be focused on… Read More

NFT Art: Your Top 40 Legal Questions Answered

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) were minted and sold under the radar until a relatively obscure artist sold an NFT for an immense sum. That seminal event invigorated interest in NFTs by artists, sales platforms, and collectors. In this column, we undertake to identify and answer, in… Read More

P2P Investor Explains why we Should Still Consider Investing in Peer to Peer Loans Offered by Bondora, Others

European P2P lending platform Bondora recently looked into whether there are any arguments in favor of “still investing” in loans offered via peer to peer platforms this year. As stated in a blog post on the Bondora website, we should still consider investing in P2P… Read More

Elaine Sun, Compliance Director of Digital Assets Firm Huobi Technology, Discusses Importance of Proper Regulations for Crypto

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Elaine Sun, Compliance Director of digital assets firm Huobi Technology, recently noted that the traditional financial infrastructure and the idea or concept of money are “changing before our eyes.” Sun adds that the concept of “store of value” has mostly been associated or tied to… Read More

Blend Network Says its Strategy of Funding £100-200k Flats or £200-400k Houses has Been Effective, and Might Be Even More Relevant Now

The team at UK-based Blend Network, an online P2P lender, notes that after a “short-lived” slowdown, the United Kingdom annual house price growth managed to recover with “renewed vigor” in February 2021. Blend Network writes in a blog post that January 2021 saw price growth… Read More

Leading Gaming Hardware Firm Razer Reports $1B in Annual Revenue, with Fintech Services Now a Significant Contributor

Razer, a leading gaming hardware producer, has managed to diversify its business operations during the past few years. Razer CEO and Co-founder Min-Liang Tan first launched the company in 2005 with the goal to develop a computer mouse that would be ideal for avid gamers…. Read More

Andres Luts from EstateGuru Reveals how P2P Lender Leverages Tech and Human Expertise to be “Ultra-Efficient”

Andres Luts, Chief Credit Officer at EstateGuru, an Estonia-based peer-to-peer lender facilitating secured loans, is responsible for managing the platform’s credit policy across several different European nations. Luts recently commented on how he approaches risk and how the platform assesses and evaluates borrowers. As noted… Read More

Tax Preparation Firm H&R Block Is Reportedly Planning to Offer Digital Financial Services to Middle-Income Households

Tax preparation service provider H&R Block had been working with external banking platforms, however, the company is now planning to offer digital financial services to middle-income US households. The Kansas City headquartered company has been focused on supporting its clients by helping them deposit their… Read More

Engage People CTO Len Covello Provides Key Insights on how Loyalty Points are “Often-Overlooked” Alternative Payment Option

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We recently caught up with Len Covello, CTO at Engage People, a global loyalty tech company. Covello explained how loyalty points are an often-overlooked alternative payment option. Covello talked about how the demand for having the flexibility to pay with points as easy as credit… Read More

Current Trends Indicate Bitcoin Volatility to Decline Over Time, so Implied BTC Allocations May Increase: Report

European digital asset manager CoinShares notes that as growing numbers of investors start taking Bitcoin (BTC) “more seriously,” it raises an important question: what would be an “appropriate” or ideal amount of Bitcoin in an investment portfolio? According to CoinShares research team, the “real answer”… Read More

RateSetter Explains how to Consolidate Existing Borrowing with Your Current Loans or Take Out New Loans

Lending platform RateSetter explains that a debt consolidation loan might be a good or suitable way to make managing your funds easier by “rolling your existing borrowing into one simple monthly payment.” RateSetter, which was once a leading P2P lender that has now sold its… Read More

WiseAlpha Launches Bond Academy on Open University

WiseAlpha, a digital bond investing platform, shares that its Bond Academy education platform has launched on the Open University. Regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority, WiseAlpha is an online investment platform that makes corporate bonds available to private investors at affordable sizes, via its… Read More

P2P Platform Reports that Gold, Crypto, Followed by P2P Loans are Top Assets for 2021

Robo.cash, a peer-to-peer lending marketplace, says the top asset classes for investing in 2021 are gold, crypto followed by peer to peer loans. Robo.cash says that researchers analyzed 10 popular assets and ranked them in 7 different criteria. All assets were given a score of… Read More

BNY Mellon and other Major Financial Institutions Continue to Make Strategic Investments in Digital Assets Space

Only a month after announcing that it was working on an integrated service for crypto-assets, BNY Mellon (NYSE:BK) has decided to make a strategic investment into crypto startup Fireblocks. The New York-headquartered financial powerhouse, which is notably among the biggest banking institutions and also one… Read More

Alternatives like YieldStreet, RallyRoad, Fundrise are “Going Mainstream” as Investors Plan to Diversify, Milind Mehere Says

  Milind Mehere, founder and CEO of YieldStreet, a digital wealth management platform that aims to transform the way financial products are delivered and how wealth is created, notes that the world had to deal with major challenges during last year’s “roller coaster ride” due… Read More

Digital Banking Unicorn Starling Explains How to Make the Most of Your Tax-Free Allowances on ISAs

UK-based digital banking challenger Starling notes that the end of the tax year is now “fast approaching.” This may be a good time to “make the most” of your tax-free allowances on Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs), the Starling team writes in a blog post. Starling… Read More

Real Estate: Insurtech Lemonade Shares Strategies for Making Well-Planned Down Payments on Properties

Insurtech firm Lemonade has shared some important information regarding making down payments on properties. Team Lemonade (NYSE:LMND) writes in a blog post that when someone says they are “saving up” for a home, what they’re “really doing is saving up for a down payment.” The… Read More

Buy Now Pay Later or BNPL Services like Affirm are Helping Businesses Gain Incremental New Customers, Product Specialists Reveal

Affirm (NASDAQ:AFRM), the first Fintech firm of 2021 to complete a traditional (non-SPAC) initial public offering, recently looked into why its services may be essential to your customer acquisition strategy. Tom Musbach from Affirm notes that new customers are the “growth engine” of almost every… Read More

4thWay Report: Investors in a Diversified Basket of Peer-to-Peer IFISAs Made Solid Returns

4thWay, an independent ratings agency for the peer-to-peer lending industry, is out with a report on the performance of P2P investing over the past 15 years. The company states that all 15 years of activity have been profitable for investors even during the Great Recession… Read More

Alternative Investment Platform Debitum Recommends Companies should Invest in Loans Secured with Real Estate

Lithuania-based Debitum, which offers borderless small business financing, notes that many people are now beginning to understand that making smart investments can be a good way save money for later or for making bigger purchases. However, Debitum claims that companies or businesses “rarely” think about… Read More

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