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Fintech in Latin America: CCAF Research Reviews Small Business Access to Capital via Alternative Finance

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), the top academic group studying Fintech, has published a report on digital finance in Latin America and its impact on SMEs’ access to capital. The SME Access to Digital Finance Study: A Deep Dive into the Latin America… Read More

Bryan Zhang, Director of CCAF, Appointed as Chair of Open Banking Committee, Strategic Working Group

Earlier this year, the UK FCA, PSR, CMA, and HM Treasury published a joint statement on the future of open banking (open finance), while announcing the creation of a joint regulatory oversight committee designed to improve adoption. The committee is co-chaired by the FCA Executive… Read More

CCAF Comments on Global COVID-19 Fintech Impact and Industry Resilience Study

Last week, the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), in partnership with the World Bank and the World Economic Forum, published the Global COVID-19 Fintech Impact and Industry Resilience Study. The goal was to measure the utilization and growth of Fintech during an extraordinary time… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Publishes Fintech Report, Reviews Industry Resilience During Time of COVID

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), part of the University of Cambridge in the UK, along with the World Economic Forum and the World Bank, have published the Global COVID-19 Fintech Impact and Industry Resilience Study. CCAF has long been the leading research institute reviewing… Read More

Asia-Pacific Region Regulators Sharply Focused on Fintech Regulatory Frameworks Due to Unprecedented Digitalization: Report

In the APAC region, regulatory authorities have reportedly been working on frameworks and guidelines in order take account of various products and services that are being launched due to ongoing Fintech innovation and the rise of emerging technologies. However, with the COVID crisis significantly accelerating… Read More

Zhejiang University International Business School Reviews Challenges of Fintech

Zhejiang University International Business School (ZIBS) has concluded the Fintech and Regulatory Innovation (FTRI) Program for its inaugural China cohort, according to a statement from the organizers. The school reports that this cohort was comprised of 34 executives and senior managers from Mastercard, Invesco Asia-Pacific,… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Launches Public-Private Partnership on Digital Asset Ecosystem

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), part of the University of Cambridge, has launched a new public-private collaboration involving banks, public agencies, and private organizations aiming to provide insight into the emerging digital asset ecosystem. The mission is to help guide public opinion, inform… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance to Launch Digital Tools Covering Fintech Market

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), the leading research group covering the global digitization of financial services, will be launching a new set of  tools to “provide interactive Fintech market data and visualizations to inform evidence-based decision-making.” The new tools will be available on… Read More

Bitmex Says it is First Crypto Exchange to Become Carbon-Neutral

Last May, Bitmex published a commitment to become a carbon-neutral crypto exchange. As many people know, crypto transactions can utilize a lot of energy due to the need for computing power. At that time, Bitmex said carbon offsetting was its path to mitigating its carbon… Read More

Kathryn Petralia, Co-Founder of Kabbage Discusses Amex Acquisition: “We are coming from a position of strength”

In mid-2020, Kabbage, one of the best-known online lenders for SMEs in the US, was acquired by American Express (NYSE:AXP). At that time, co-founders Rob Frohwein and Kathryn Petralia said this was their first time sitting in the seat of the entrepreneurs selling a company… Read More

Regtech Firm AsiaVerify Provides a Much Needed Process to Know Your Customer Across the Asia Pacific Region

Making certain a person or business is actually who or what they claim to be is very important. In a world that has migrated to virtual offices and digital meetings, the task of validation is an even greater necessity. AsiaVerify is a Regtech firm based… Read More

Circle: USDC Stablecoin is Just Another Set of Payments Rails but Better

Circle is a Fintech that is best known for its dollar-based stablecoin, USDC, that has grown rapidly in recent months. Today, USDC is the second most popular stablecoin following Tether, with a market cap of over $27 billion. While about half the size of Tether… Read More

CCAF Launches Global COVID-19 #Fintech Market and Industry Resilience Study

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has launched its next survey on the Fintech industry. According to CCAF, the research entity has kicked off the Global COVID-19 #Fintech Market and Industry Resilience Study. More recently, CCAF published its Global Alternative Finance Benchmarking Report outlining… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Report: Total Global Alternative Finance Volume Increases, If You Remove China

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has just released its most recent report providing data on the global alternative finance industry. According to the 2nd Global Alternative Finance Benchmarking Report, this sector of Fintech has grown dramatically – with a caveat: you must exclude… Read More

Squeeze on Bitcoin: China Province Sets Up Hotline to Tattle on Crypto Miners [u]

Multiple reports are indicating that China continues to put the squeeze on cryptocurrency. Long ago, China officially halted crypto trading but the country has long been home to many crypto miners. In fact, according to the Cambridge Centre of Alternative Finance (CCAF)Bitcoin Mining Map, China… Read More

Panorama Fintech e Innovación regulatoria en América Latina – Virtual

Bienvenido a la inscripción para el webinar, organizado conjuntamente por la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL), Latinafintech y el Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), para examinar el panorama actual de las FinTech en LAC, así como mirar hacia adelante a… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Partners Inter-American Development Bank, 40+ Fintechs in LatAm to Examine SME Access to Finance

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has revealed that their organization and the University of Cambridge Judge Business School are teaming up with the Inter-American Development Bank, which works to improve lives of people in the Latin America (LatAm) and the Caribbean region. We… Read More

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Launches the Cambridge Alternative Finance Collaboration Network, Seeks to Facilitate Evidence-based Regulation

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has launched the Cambridge Alternative Finance Collaboration Network or CAFCN. The CCAF is the leading Fintech research organization in the world having published dozens of research reports. According to a presentation, CAFCN is a “network of regionally embedded… Read More

The Time of COVID: The Biggest Fintech Stories of 2020

2020 was a challenging year for the entire world. The ongoing health crisis surprised everyone as the world dove into a pandemic, pummeling the global economy and impacting everyone. In many respects, Fintech emerged as a beneficiary of COVID-19. Digital transformation of financial services were… Read More

How is Fintech Developing During COVID? The Global COVID-19 Fintech Market Rapid Assessment Study Answers Your Questions

  The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) released a report this week entitled The Global Covid-19 Fintech Market Rapid Assessment Study. The report seeks to better understand the development of Fintech during a time of a global pandemic. The research was supported by the… Read More

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