Fintech: Redefining Responsible Business Practice in Payments by Helga Kaminski

Fintech Adoption in Latin and South America Is on the Rise, with Mexico and Brazil Leading the Charge

Although Latin America (LatAm) may have introduced Fintech services after they had been established in more advanced economies like the US and in Europe, the region is growing fast because of the launch of several financial technology initiatives. While it may be difficult to accurately… Read More

Wealthtech: Martin Stadler, CEO at Swiss Wealth Management Fintech Altoo, Says it’s Important to Work with Incumbents to Offer Quality Services

Martin Stadler, CEO at Altoo, the developer of a wealth platform which focuses on connecting people, wealth, and related processes by leveraging the latest technology, says that his company has onboarded significantly more clients recently because of the current market situation which has seen highly… Read More

Italy’s Fintech Sector Remains “Weak” Mainly Due to Low Level of Investments: Report

There are now 278 Fintech firms in Italy, which  is 49 more than when Big Four auditing firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), released its previous report on the financial technology sector in the European nation. PwC’s extensive 96-page report reveals that Italy now has an emerging real… Read More

Digital Banking: The “Core” of Banking Won’t Go Away, but Challengers Might Handle Valuable Customer Interaction, Report Claims

The digital transformation strategy used by most traditional banks has been “optimized for a world that no longer exists,” according to a new report from ResearchandMarkets.com. The report notes that incumbents have developed digital transformation strategies for the vertically integrated value chain, where change can… Read More

Traditional Banks and Digital Challengers are Doing a “Horrendous” Job when Processing International Payments: Report

Digital or neobanks are increasingly being used by consumers of all age groups for managing finances, and completing transactions. Despite the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting economic problems, digital bank Starling Bank recently secured £40 million in capital. Challenger banks aim to offer better services compared… Read More

Barcelona’s Fintech Belvo Secures $10 Million in Capital to Recruit 40 New Developers, Will Launch in Sao Paulo, Brazil

  Barcelona’s Fintech firm Belvo has secured $10 million in capital, in order to recruit between 40-50 new project developers. Belvo is also planning to establish business offices in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Y Combinator-backed Belvo maintains its second major hub and primary market in Mexico… Read More

Backbase Joins Forces With Mambu to Deliver End-to-End Integrated SaaS Banking Solution

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Backbase, an omni-channel banking solution provider, announced on Thursday it has formed a new partnership with cloud-banking platform Mambu to create an end-to-end integrated SaaS banking solution. According to Backbase, the combined offering provides financial institutions with a fully integrated end-to-end cloud-native digital banking solution… Read More

Mobile Banking: Malaysian Consumers Are More Comfortable with Online or Digital Banking Portals than US and Canadian Consumers, Survey Reveals

Global analytics software firm FICO reports that Malaysian consumers are more comfortable with using their mobile devices to open and manage bank accounts when compared to US and Canadian residents. FICO’s Consumer Digital Banking Survey reveals that 23% of Malaysians would rather open a bank… Read More

London’s Micropayments Fintech SatoshiPay Acquires $550,000 Investment in XLM Cryptocurrency from Stellar Development Foundation

London-based SatoshiPay, a Fintech firm that aims to provide fast and affordable payment solutions, has teamed up with the San Francisco-headquartered Stellar Development Foundation (SDF). According to a release, SatoshiPay has received a $550,000 investment from SDF’s Enterprise Fund. The funds will be used to… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

China’s Top Financial Authorities Roll Out 11 Financial Reform Measures On May 27th, the Office of the Financial Stability Development Committee of the State Council issued a press release that the Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Finance, People’s Bank of China, China Banking… Read More

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