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Fintech Professional Says Challenger Banks are Disrupting Banking Sector in a “Big Way” by Improving Customer Experience

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Last year, we saw many banking challengers offering services to customers who might not have been satisfied with their traditional bank. Many more people also began to use online banking services due to the COVID-19 pandemic which forced many physical business locations to shut down…. Read More

Apple Is Expected to Further Diversify Fintech Services in 2021 by Offering Crypto Support and Touch-Free Digital Payments

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is well-known for playing a key role in the global commercial market – especially when providing the latest mobile technology. The tech giant seems to be diversifying part of its business model by branching out into the banking sector – which could potentially… Read More

Fintech Rise Founder Padmini Gupta Discusses Challenges Experienced by Migrant Workers when Sending Remittance Payments

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a major global disruptor as it has fundamentally changed how people conduct their daily lives. In 2020, we saw many more consumers using online platforms while cash usage dropped considerably in some parts of the world. In developed countries like… Read More

AI and Machine Learning are Expected to Improve Fintech Apps in India, with Support from Regulators

The steady growth and adoption of Fintech services has helped in promoting greater financial inclusion in India. Emerging technologies like AI and machine learning (ML) are now expected to further promote the usage of Fintech apps in the $2.5 trillion economy, which should benefit consumers… Read More

Google India Exec Says AI Could Add $500 Billion to Economy, Google Pay Claims 43% Market Share

Artificial intelligence (AI) alone could potentially add $500 billion or half a trillion dollars to India’s economy, according to Google India Country Manager and VP, Sajay Gupta. Gupta, who has previously worked as MD of Star India and The Walt Disney Company India, noted (while… Read More

Digital Transformation: Many More Consumers in Saudi Arabia are Using Online Platforms following COVID Outbreak, Industry Exec Reveals

The digital commerce sector in Saudi Arabia has undergone a major (digital) transformation and there have been noticeable changes in consumer behavior, particularly when it comes to using online platforms in a post COVID world. Ibrahim Mohammad Al-Saad, Founder of Ajda, has stated that the… Read More

Government Policies are Evolving Quickly in India, and Provide a “Favorable Backdrop” for Fintech, Industry Exec Reveals

The Coronavirus outbreak has accelerated the adoption of digital payments and other Fintech services in India. Technology has been the foundation for the growth and development of Fintech platforms in the country, according to Raj N Phani, the Founder at Indian Fintech firm Zaggle. Phani… Read More

Embedded and Bundled Financial Services are Increasingly Being Offered by Fintech Platforms, Industry Professionals Reveal

Sophie Guibaud, Chief Growth Officer at OpenPayd, a UK-headquartered API-based Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) provider, notes that Fintech and other industries have had an “extraordinary” 2020. She pointed out that major scandals (like Wirecard) have “rocked the industry,” however, we’ve also seen significant progress that should help… Read More

Fintech Plaid to Focus on Making it Easier to Develop Financial Products, Launches Apprenticeship Program

Pritee Tembhekar and Joe Christiani from Fintech firm Plaid have noted that the intersection between financial services and technology may be “complex and difficult to navigate.” Before Plaid developed its first API, the company’s founders were just software developers attempting to create a Fintech app,… Read More

Fintech Firms and Incumbents are Collaborating Instead of Directly Competing in Post COVID World, Industry Analyst Explains

Collaboration is the “new competition” in the financial technology industry, according to Melody Brue, a Senior Fintech Analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy. Brue, a startup veteran and advisor, notes that almost every industry or sector had to “pivot” in many different ways in order… Read More

Swisscom Adds Financial Tech Firms Allindex, Relai, ROCKON Digital Evolution to its Fintech Startup Map for December 2020

Swisscom has published the latest Swiss Fintech Startup Map for December 2020. The new map features three new Switzerland-based startups for the month. The map offers regular updates on the Swiss Fintech sector. It’s now displaying a total of 376 Swiss Fintech companies. For the… Read More

Pakistan based Online Payments Fintech SadaPay Now Approved by State Bank to Launch Pilot Operations

Islamabad-based Fintech firm SadaPay recently revealed that the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), the nation’s central bank, has granted the company approval to “officially begin pilot operations.” The SadaPay team noted that until now, they’d been testing their app and debit card internally with close… Read More

Y Combinator backed Indonesian Fintech Finantier to Expand Operations into Emerging Markets

Indonesia-based Fintech firm Finantier has revealed that it has acquired an undisclosed amount of capital from US-based startup accelerator Y Combinator. Finantier will be joining Y Combinator’s Winter 2021 funding cycle, which is scheduled to begin in January 2021. Finantier is planning to expand its… Read More

Digital Financial Services in Egypt are Still Not Widely Adopted but May Grow Steadily, Fintech Entrepreneur Reveals

Many more Egyptians are now using online or all-digital platforms and services, and the nation’s government is planning to support the Fintech sector so that it can enhance the local economy. Saeed Talaat, an Egyptian citizen who had been working at a bank in Dubai,… Read More

Over 80 New Fintech Initiatives Joined Dubai International Financial Centre in H1 2020, a 75% YoY Increase

Although Dubai’s economy is projected to contract by 6.2% this year, with the travel and hospitality industries hit really hard due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the country saw a significant increase in bank financing for its communications, storage, and transport sectors. There was also solid… Read More

Fintech Lending Apps are Increasingly Using AI and Machine Learning to Accurately Determine Borrower’s Creditworthiness, According to Researchers

The financial sector is undergoing major technological advancements and changes. Traditional banking institutions now face a lot of competition from online or digital startups that have no physical branches. Social media and other online platforms are branching out into payments and credit. The rise in… Read More

Industrial Bank of Korea Partners Naver’s Cloud Affiliate for Development of Fintech Services to Enhance AI Capabilities

The Industrial Bank of Korea (IBK) has teamed up with a platform managed by Naver’s Cloud affiliate for digital innovation and development of Fintech-related services, the state-run bank confirmed on December 23, 2020. Through the partnership, both organizations will aim to enhance their Cloud and artificial… Read More

North American and European Fintech Firms Attracted Substantial Funding in 2020 but Number of Deals Declined: Report

North American and European Fintech firms experienced a 17% year-over-year (YoY) growth during Q3 2020, which brings the total to $8.9 billion raised in venture capital investments, compared to $7.6 billion secured in Q2 2020. Although these are solid gains, there were just 414 deals… Read More

Fintech Sector in Brunei Is Growing Steadily as Demand for Remittance Services and Better Credit Solutions Rises: Report

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Brunei’s Fintech sector continues to grow steadily due to the rising demand for digital financial services and its government’s push to encourage its residents to use modern payment methods. Brunei has the second-highest (after Singapore) human development index or HDI (which measures the overall quality… Read More

Tech Sector has been a “Net Beneficiary” of Accelerated Shift to Digital Platforms in Europe due to COVID: Report

Despite the socio-economic uncertainty and other challenges created by COVID-19 in 2020, the technology sector was actually “a net beneficiary” of the accelerated shift to digital platforms and services which have become more critical than ever. This year is notably on track to set an… Read More

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