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Crowdcube’s Partnership With Amazon Launchpad Expands into Spain

UK-based equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube announced on Friday it has internationally expanded its partnership with Amazon Launchpad. According to the funding portal, the partnership with Amazon Launchpad was established in 2015 originally to increase the visibility of its successful crowdfunding campaigns (also known as Funded Club)… Read More

Bain: Most People Want a Bank of Amazon and that’s Bad for Traditional Banks

Consulting group Bain is out with some interesting numbers on the foregone conclusion that a Bank of Amazon will be reality someday. While this is great news for team Bezos it is not so good for traditional retail banks – a sector of finance that is… Read More

The Time Has Come to Regulate the Tech Titans: A Tiered Approach to Regulation in Favour of Competition, Innovation and Consumer Rights

With tech titans the most valuable companies on the planet, the notion of self-regulation is no longer appropriate or fit for purpose. Is now the time for governments to step in to protect consumers and ensure a more competitive environment? The role of the technology… Read More

American Express Teams Up With Amazon to Create New Credit Card For Small Businesses in the U.S.

American Express (NYSE: AXP) announced last week plans to launch a co-branded Amazon credit card for small businesses in the U.S. According to the credit giant, the new card will enhance the way small businesses buy goods and services across Amazon and is part of… Read More

Decentralized Platform Orvium Preps for Token Generation Event: Team Talent Gathered from CERN, NASA, Amazon and Oracle

Orvium, an open-source and decentralized platform for managing scholarly publications’ lifecycles and associated data reportedly run by employees and technology solutions experts of several institutions and businesses, including the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Amazon, Oracle, as… Read More

India Insurtech Acko Secures $12 Million Through Latest Investment Round Led By Amazon

Acko, an India-based insurtech firm, announced this week that it raised $12 million through its latest investment round, which was led by online retailing giant, Amazon. Founded in 2017 by Varun Dua, Acko describes itself as a digital insurance company that is looking to redefine insurance… Read More

Funding Circle Announces New Borrower Referral Incentive

On Monday, Funding Circle announced it is now offering £1,500 in Amazon vouchers to those who recommend its platform to new customers. The online lender also reported that the new customer will receive a £100 Amazon voucher as well.  To get their vouchers, customers need… Read More

Amazon. Stop Being Everything to Everybody!

  In two of my previous articles, “The Top Ten Fintech Predictions for 2018” and “Top The Fintech Predictions for 2017”,  I predicted a few things to come including The End of Privacy, Vertical Integration and What’s Your Advantage where I visualized Facebook, Snapchat, Tesla,… Read More

Amazon Patent May Allow Law Enforcement to Monitor Cryptocurrency Transactions

It has been widely reported that Amazon has been granted a patent for technology to create a streaming data marketplace. The patent was filed back in 2014 but was just approved by the US Patent office this week. You may read the Patent in its… Read More

PeerIQ Q1 Online Lending Report: A Specter is Haunting Financial Services – the Specter of Amazon

PeerIQ is out with their quarterly synopsis regarding all things online lending.  One of the interesting comments is on the growing acceptance that traditional financial firms won’t be Uberized, they will be Amazoned instead. PeerIQ says that Bank Fintech partnerships and M&A continues to be… Read More

The Bank of Amazon: It’s Just Gonna Happen

Crowdfund Insider has been writing about big tech getting into banking and other financial services for a long time now. The disruption taking place within the financial services industry is profound and traditional finance is struggling to keep up with the revolutionary change. While many… Read More

What if Amazon Did an Initial Coin Offering? What if Amazon Became a Bank?

Amazon is one of the most innovative and disruptive big tech companies today. Led by visionary Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s story starts from humble beginnings as a mere book seller. Today, Amazon is pointing its tech guns at many different industry. Sure, Amazon is the place… Read More

Is Amazon Getting into Insurance? Insurtech Firm Lemonade says Amazon is Poaching their Employees

Is Amazon getting into insurance? This is a rhetorical question with a definitive yes. The only outstanding question is when. In a recent Facebook post, prominent Insurtech firm Lemonade complained about Amazon poaching their employees. Shai Wininger, Lemonade co-founder and “Chief Lemonade Maker,” said he… Read More

Amazon Acquires Kickstarter Funded Home Monitoring Camera Startup Blink

Kickstarter alum and home monitoring camera startup, Blink, recently announced it has been acquired by online retail giant, Amazon. This news comes just two years after the company secured $5.8 million from private investors. As previously reported, Blink surfaced on the crowdfunding platform in 2014 and secured over… Read More

Hyperwallet Facilitates Payments with Amazon in Australia

Hyperwallet, a global payment platform, has formed an arrangment with Amazon to be able to receive disbursements from sales on Amazon’s new Australian marketplace. Hyperwallet said it will now support international seller disbursements from Amazon with its multi-currency payout solution that enables Amazon Marketplace sellers… Read More

Amazon Growing Business Awards Shortlist. Revolut’s on the List, Lendable & More

The UK Amazon Growing Business Awards ceremony will take place on 29th November 2017 at The Brewery, London. Today, the e-commerce/tech company has announced their shortlist of companies in the mix to win.  According to Amazon, more than 500 nominations were received from across the… Read More

Alibaba Must Acquire Starbucks, WeWork, Airbnb, Uber, Tesla & PayPal

During July 2016, I was part of a delegation of US Fintech executives visiting our counterparts in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Shanghai, China. We toured and visited some of the most exciting Fintech platforms in China such as LuFax, CreditEase, Tencent (the creator of WeChat),… Read More

3 Takeaways from Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends Report

This article highlights three takeaways for Fintech firms from Mary Meeker’s 355-page-long report: 1) The Internet’s center of gravity shifts to Asia; 2) The biggest get bigger; 3) Fintechs must use gamification to improve customer engagement. Since 2001, Mary Meeker, a Partner at venture capital… Read More

At $3 Billion in Loans, Amazon is Quickly Becoming a Huge SME Lender

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) announced today that it had originated over $3 billion in loans to more than 20,000 small businesses since 2011. One billion of those loans came in the past 12 months. Peyush Nahar, VP for Amazon Marketplace, released a statement on the milestone; “We… Read More

The Inescapable Fintech Revolution

Big consultancies, such as PwC, Cap Gemini, KPMG, Deloitte and Accenture, research and analyze fintech developments to support the digital transformation of their banking customers. They promote this work through well-crafted free reports and white papers. The latest of such reports was published by Julian… Read More

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