Tagged: digital financial services

Singapore’s Propine, a Regulated Digital Asset Custodian, Partners Skyhook Capital, a Fintech SaaS Platform

Singapore-based Propine, an independent and regulated digital asset custodian, has partnered with Skyhook Capital, the Singapore-headquartered Fintech (software-as-a-service) SaaS platform that offers access to digital securities that may be incorporated within investors’ traditional wealth portfolios. According to a release shared with Crowdfund Insider, the partnership… Read More

63% of European Consumers Abandoned their Financial Applications due to Difficult Onboarding Process: Survey

Signicat, the trusted digital identity firm, has shared new research which reveals that 63% of European consumers have abandoned financial applications during the past year. Signicat’s survey was carried out in May and June 2020 which was during the Europe-wide COVID-19 lockdowns or restrictions. The… Read More

60% of Major Global Banks have Shortened Opening Hours of Branches, Many Banks Offering Fully Digital Processes: Report

Digital Banking Maturity (DBM) is a global accelerator that assists banking institutions with responding to change. Digital Banking Maturity is the largest global digital banking study, offering an extensive “outside-in ’mystery shopper’ assessment of retail banks’ digital channels and furthering discussion about future developments,” according… Read More

Fourth Industrial Revoluton will Lead to “Profound” Shift in Key Banking Processes, Service Providers Must Respond Effectively to Survive: Report

Naim Alame, the MENA Payments Lead at Accenture, and Elie El Khoury, Financial Services Lead for MENA Region at Accenture Interactive, have noted in a thought leadership piece (posted by Accenture) that the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which is “defined by the platform economy,” is now… Read More

Scott Stuart from Kava Labs Explains how Venture Backed Firm Is Creating Decentralized Financial Services

Scott Stuart, Product Manager at Kava Labs Inc, a venture-backed firm focused on payments and blockchain technologies, notes that at Kava, their goals include developing a user-friendly decentralized financial services platform. Stuart claims that a lot of the core infrastructure and “decentralized” community governance for… Read More

Michael Rennie: Product Manager at Mendix Explains How Low-Code Addresses Developer Talent Shortage, Delivers on Desired Business Outcomes

We recently connected with Michael Rennie, a U.K.-based product manager for Mendix, a Siemens business and the global leader in enterprise low-code. Mendix pioneered the low-code product category 15 years ago. The low-code approach addresses the coder crunch, the growing demand for software applications, and… Read More

Money Management: Bank of America to Offer New Tool for Setting and Keeping Track of Financial Goals

Bank of America or BoA (NYSE: BAC) has introduced a digital tool, called Life Plan, which aims to help clients with setting and keeping track of their financial goals. The new tool is now available through the BofA’s digital banking app and official website. Life… Read More

NEC Corp. Acquires Swiss Financial Software Firm, Avaloq, for Estimated 2 Billion CHF

NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) revealed on October 5, 2020, that it has acquired the Avaloq Group AG, a major Swiss financial software firm. The Avaloq acquisition has been made so that NEC can use its digital finance software and industry knowledge as it makes plans… Read More

Southeast Asian Countries are Increasingly Adopting Digital Payments, but Regulatory Issues May Slow Adoption, Fintech Exec Argues

Fady Abdel-Nour, Head of Global M&A and Investments at PayU, a Fintech firm that provides payment technology to online merchants, has noted that regulators in Southeast Asia are working hard to ensure that digital payments are adopted by consumers. Abdel-Nour has pointed out that UPI,… Read More

Digital Financial Services Firm Konfio Obtains $58.8 Million Credit Line to Help Mexican Women Access Financing Options

For the first time ever (in September 2019), giant Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs’ (NYSE:GS) structured finance division provided a $100 million secured credit facility to Mexico-based Fintech startup Konfio Ltd. As reported last year, the funds were to be directed toward Konfio’s business… Read More

Fintech Plaid CEO: There’s Been a “Meaningful Increase” in Number of Consumers Using Digital Financial Apps during COVID-19 Crisis

Zachary Perret, CEO at Plaid, a San Francisco-based Fintech firm, says that there have been significant changes in the digital financial services sector during the past 6 months. He confirms that there’s been a major shift in consumer behavior with more consumers preferring to use… Read More

Low Financial Literacy Is a Major Challenge Keeping Rural Area Residents in Indonesia from Accessing Modern Fintech Services

Industry professionals in Indonesia are calling on Fintech firms to expand their operations outside of Java and partner up with the nation’s government in order to cater to the requirements of the unbanked population. Only 23% of Fintech firms in the country have a reach… Read More

Global Digital Banking Market Continues to Grow Rapidly, as Associated Bank Shuts Down Many Physical Branches to Focus on Online Services

The global market for digital banking is expected to reach $22.3 billion within the next five years. It will be driven by the increasing number of Internet users who regularly use smartphones, mobile internet connections, and prefer to use platforms that offer convenient payment methods…. Read More

Consumer focused Fintech Apps have Acquired More Funding from European Investors, compared to Other Market Segments: Report

European Fintech firms have managed to secure substantial funding, even during the lockdown period that came after the COVID-19 outbreak. They’ve acquired about €2.86 billion (appr. $3.4 billion) in capital between March and mid-August 2020, according to the latest data from Dealroom. There was a… Read More

Indonesia’s Rapidly Expanding Fintech Sector May Create New Opportunities for Switzerland based Businesses: Report

Indonesia has a population of around 270 million residents, and most of these people are underbanked or financially underserved. Businesses in the fast-growing economy also don’t yet have access to modern financial services, like the kind we’d typically find in many of the developed Western… Read More

European Central Bank Warns Against Potential Threat of Dominance of Big Tech in Financial and Cloud Services

The European Central Bank (ECB), the reserve bank of the Eurozone, which is a monetary union of 19 EU member states which employ the Euro, has noted that there doesn’t seem to be an EU challenger that’s capable of matching the capabilities of Big Tech… Read More

Over 240 Fintech Firms Operating in Indonesia, a Leading Southeast Asian and Global Economy: Report

Indonesia, which has one of the largest economies in Southeast Asia and also ranked high globally, has emerged as a fast-growing Fintech hub. It’s estimated that in the next five years, digital financial services revenues in Indonesia will reach $8.6 billion, meaning they’re increasing at… Read More

Digital Payments Services are “Evolving” into Marketplace Lending Platforms: Report

The global COVID-19 outbreak has created many challenges as individuals and businesses have to get used to observing safe distancing measures and make changes to their lifestyle – which may include working from home. According to a recent blog post published by the International Monetary… Read More

Largest Life Insurance Company in Singapore and Malaysia to Invest $70 Million in Axiata Digital’s Fintech Expanasion Plans

GREAT Eastern (Life Assurance), the largest life insurance company in Singapore and Malaysia, will be investing $70 million into Axiata Digital’s financial services business, in order to take part in the company’s Fintech-focused plans, according to Khor Hock Seng, group CEO at Great Eastern. The… Read More

Philippines based Digital Financial Services Firm Ayannah Merges with Indian Payments Company Equity Capital Advisors

Philippines based Ayannah, an online financial services provider, and India’s payments firm Equity Capital Advisors (ECAPS) have merged their operations in order to provide cost-effective and more accessible financial services to South Asia and Southeast Asia’s growing middle-class population. The merged entity will aim to… Read More

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