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Fintech JazzyPay Partners Digital Wallet Provider GCash to Offer Cashless Payments Options to Essential Businesses in the Philippines

Fintech firm JazzyPay, which is based in the Philippines, has teamed up with digital wallet provider GCash in order to offer cashless payment options to essential service providers in the country. The GCash payments platform has been integrated into JazzyPay’s PCI DSS Level 1 compliant… Read More

Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Now Account for Significantly Lower Percentage of Darknet Market Transactions: Report

Blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis notes that global darknet markets have long “fascinated” the general public, beginning with the infamous Silk Road, which represented around 20% of all Bitcoin (BTC) related activity during its “heyday” back in 2013. But since that time, these illicit activities account… 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

UK’s P2P Lender JustUs Isn’t Expecting Demand for its Platform’s SBILS Loan Scheme to Pick Up Until Goverment Relief Effort Ends

Lee Birkett, founder of UK-based peer-to-peer (P2P) lender JustUs, has noted that he doesn’t think demand for his platform’s Small Business Interruption Loan Service (SBILS) will increase to greater levels until the UK government support schemes have ended. JustUs had introduced SBILS to offer financing… Read More

VeChain Onboards Hospital in Cyprus as it Continues to Develop Blockchain enabled Software for Managing COVID-19 Patient Data

Blockchain platform VeChain (VET) has updated the E-HCert App so that it may go beyond maintaining COVID-19 records while onboarding another hospital based in Cyprus. As mentioned in a blog post by VeChain, the Coronavirus crisis has shown the world the true value of digital… Read More

Vikas Raj from Accion Venture Lab and Suwatchai Songwanich, EVP at Bangkok Bank, Discuss Fintech Trends in Post COVID World

Vikas Raj, the Managing Director at Accion Venture Lab, a global non-profit firm focused on creating a “financially inclusive” world, with a “pioneering legacy” in microfinance and Fintech impact investing, notes that we’ve now entered a new age of Fintech and financial inclusion. Raj, an… Read More

Low Percentages of Allocations to Bitcoin from Corporations May be “Relevant” in A Relatively Illiquid Crypto Market, Coinrule Argues

The team at Coinrule, a cryptocurrency trading startup that recently secured over £410,000 in funding through its Seedrs round, notes in a blog post published by crypto futures and options exchange Deribit that Investors now have a new option they can add to their investment… Read More

Online Lender October Launches Fast Track Projects in the Netherlands which can Increase Dutch State Guaranteed Loans Offered

Online lender October, which is one of Europe’s leading business financing platforms, has issued over €479 million worth of loans to 1097 different projects since it began offering services around 6 years ago. October has attracted 22,813 investors, which reportedly includes tier-one institutions as well…. Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, World Bank and World Economic Forum Present Global Study on COVID-19 Impact on Fintech

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), along with its partners the World Bank and the World Economic Forum, hosted a presentation this week outlining its findings in a study reviewing the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the Fintech industry. The survey was launched… Read More

Hong Kong’s Fintech focused Index, which Quantifies Sentiment on Industry Developments, Falls to Historic Low Following COVID-19 Outbreak

The Hong Kong Fintech Buzz Index (FBI), a quarterly index that aims to represent a “quantified sentiment” of the local Fintech-focused news updates in local Chinese news media, fell to an all-time low of 93.5. The index was calculated by analyzing 1,299 news articles that… Read More

Copenhagen’s Danske Bank has Laid Off 257 Workers as it Adapts to Structural Changes in Financial Sector

Copenhagen-based Danske Bank (CPH: DANSKE), a major retail bank with more than 5 million retail customers, recently laid off 257 workers and finalized voluntary redundancy terms with another 261 employees as part of the banking service provider’s 2-year strategic overhaul of operations. The recently announced… Read More

SoftBank backed Challenger Bank OakNorth Claims it’s been Lending to UK SMEs at Record Levels During COVID

SoftBank-backed Fintech firm OakNorth claims that it has been issuing loans at record levels following the COVID-19 outbreak. Established in 2015, OakNorth was recently valued at $2.8 billion and has managed to achieve profitability. This is not too common for many of the firms or… Read More

Fintech Platforms in Indonesia to Support Expected Rise in Investments, especially from Young Investors following COVID Outbreak

The Indonesian Central Securities Depository (KSEI) has noted that Fintech platforms are expected to support the rise in the number of Indonesia’s retail investors in the foreseeable future, especially as the country’s younger consumers begin to seriously explore investment options after the COVID-19 outbreak. As… Read More

Digital Payments Surge in 2020, while Distributed Ledger Tech is in Focus for Digital Currency Solutions, Efficiency Enhancements: Report

Capgemini has released a new report titled, Payments – Top Trends 2021: Drivers, Opportunities, and Risks Shaping Financial Services. While highlighting key Fintech trends in the payments sector, the extensive report noted that Payments-as-a-Service has gained significant “traction” among small- and mid-tier institutions. It added… Read More

HM Treasury Says it’s the Responsibility of Lenders, Not the Government, to Recover Debts Under COVID-related Loan Schemes

The HM Treasury has stated that it’s ultimately the responsibility of lenders, and not necessarily the nation’s government, to recover debts under the different COVID-19 loan schemes and packages. The UK government’s four main business support schemes, which includes the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme… Read More

Texas based Insurtech Bestow Claims its Business has Grown Significantly during COVID, Plans to Hire More Workers

A Texas-based Insurtech firm has been able to grow its operations despite the socio-economic challenges created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bestow in Dallas has witnessed increased demand as it offers various life insurance plans through an all-digital service that allows customers to easily sign… Read More

Silicon Valley Fintech Unicorn Brex’s Co-Founder Says Startup Space Is Booming Again in Post COVID Environment

Henrique Dubugras, Co-Founder at Brex, a Silicon Valley-based Fintech Unicorn, recently noted that companies were forced to cut many jobs and were also more focused on retaining customers following the COVID-19 outbreak earlier this year. Dubugras now claims that the startup space is booming once… Read More

Kazakhstan based Fintech Kaspi.kz Says its Business Is Performing Well After London Stock Exchange Listing

Most of the staff members at Kazakhstan-based Fintech firm Kaspi.kz (LSE:KSPI) have been working from their homes due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The company claims its business has been doing well despite the challenges created by the Coronavirus crisis. Kaspi provides payment systems and digital… Read More

Lloyds Bank to Shut Down 56 Branches, Cut 160 Jobs As Consumers Increasingly Using Digital Banking Services Following COVID-19 Outbreak

Lloyds Bank, a British retail and commercial bank with branches across England and Wales with around £436 billion in assets, is reportedly planning to shut down 56 physical branch locations. The Lloyds Banking Group confirmed that it had been planning to close some of its… Read More

Indian Fintech U GRO Capital, an Online Lending Platform for SMEs, Reports Over $2 Million in Net Profit for Current FY

Indian Fintech U GRO Capital, an online lending platform for SMEs, has released its Q2 FY21 financial results and posted a (profit after tax) PAT of INR 17.2 Crores (appr. $2.28 million). The BSE (formerly called Bombay Stock Exchange) stock exchange-listed, technology-focused platform noted that… Read More

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