Tagged: covid-19

Artificial Intelligence Firm, AnalytixInsight, Is Expecting its Fintech Affiliate, MarketWall, to See Increased Demand Due to COVID-19

Artificial Intelligence firm, AnalytixInsight Inc. (TSX-V: ALY; OTCQB: ATIXF) recently revealed that it’s expecting its Fintech affiliate, MarketWall, to benefit from the new trend toward the increased use of digital channels, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. AnalytixInsight says that its analysis is based on Intesa… Read More

Australian Securities Exchange listed Fintech Identitii Reveals Roadmap and Business Strategy for 2020

Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)-listed Fintech firm Identitii (ASX:ID8) claims that the strength of its network, which includes global banking clients, has been one of its main competitive advantages. Identitii works with major banking institutions including HSBC. They’re both developing the Overlay+ platform, which is a… Read More

Igal Rotem: Founder of Fintech Credorax Discusses Business Continuity Plans During COVID-19 Crisis

The economic downturn due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has led to small businesses re-evaluating their operations and business plans, in order to survive during these challenging times. Fintech firms and digital banks have been forced to lay off their employees as they try to cut… Read More

Fintech Lender iwoca Approved for CBILS Lending

iwoca, a European alternative lender for small businesses, has been accreditated by the British Business Bank under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). iwoca says that existing customers impacted by COVID-19 will be able to apply this week, followed gradually by new customers. The… Read More

Job Creating Machine: OurCrowd Portfolio Companies Need 354 New Employees Right Now

OurCrowd, the world’s largest investment crowdfunding platform, is reporting that the number of job openings at its portfolio companies has risen to 354, with 90 new job vacancies added since the start of April. OurCrowd is based in Israel and 41 of the jobs are… Read More

San Francisco based B2B Financial Products Developer Brex Secures $150 Million in Capital from DST, Lone Pine Capital, Others

San Francisco-based Brex, a company focused on developing B2B financial products, has secured $150 million in capital from DST, Lone Pine Capital, and several other investors. Brex offers a corporate credit card for technology firms. The financial services firm helps startups of all sizes (from… Read More

Digital Banking: OCBC in Singapore Prepares for Increased Demand for Virtual Payment Services and Online Portals

The Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation, Limited (OCBC) Bank (SGX: O39), a multinational banking and financial services corporation, has revealed that it’s planning to change its branch network strategy, following the COVID-19 outbreak. OCBC, which is notably Singapore’s second-largest bank, claimed during its virtual annual general meeting… Read More

HM Treasury Posts Figures on COVID-19 Support Schemes, Over £22 Billion in Lending

HM Treasury has provided an update on the progress of the various COVID-19 support programs that have been put in place in the last two months. According to the UK government:   8 million jobs have now been furloughed with £11.1 billion claimed so far… Read More

The Fintech Sector Will Become Even Stronger After COVID-19, According to New Report from Dubai

The Fintech sector will get stronger due to the COVID-19 outbreak, as more consumers begin using digital payments platforms and also as more people start working remotely, according to a new report from the Dubai Future Foundation (DFF). The report noted: “This sector will successfully… Read More

Fintech Firm Ant Financial Partners Myanmar’s Wave Money to Promote Financial Inclusion for the Underbanked

Ant Financial, the Fintech division of Chinese multinational e-commerce giant Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA), has teamed up with Digital Money Myanmar (Wave Money), in order to promote financial inclusion and help the country’s unbanked and underbanked population. Ant Financial will offer its expertise in mobile and… Read More

OurCrowd Portfolio Company Zebra Medical Gains 5th FDA Clearance, OurCrowd Predicts Renaissance in Medical Innovation

OurCrowd portfolio company Zebra Medical Vision, a deep-learning Medtech company, has announced its fifth FDA 510(k) clearance for its Vertebral Compression Fractures (VCF) product. The VCF product expands the company’s growing “AI1” (all-in-one) bundle of FDA cleared AI solutions. The company explains that nearly half… Read More

Kabbage: More Than 110,000 Small Businesses Approved to Receive Over $3.5 Billion in PPP Funding Through Online Lending Platform

Global financial service platform Kabbage announced on Monday that more than 110,000 U.S. small businesses have been approved to receive over $3.5 billion in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding through its online lending platform.  As previously reported, the Paycheck Protection Program is part of the… Read More

€43 Billion Deposited into EU Savings in March 2020, a Sign of Resilience States Report

Eurozone savers deposited €43 billion in March 2020, marking the eighth month where net inflows exceeded 40 billion euros since February 2019, according to a report by Hamburg, Germany based Fintech and open banking platform Deposit Solutions. The company’s research indicates that French savers deposited… Read More

Zon Chu: CEO at Cryptocurrency backed Peer to Peer Lender Constant Talks About Millenials Looking for Agile Fintech Services

    We recently caught up with Zon Chu, CEO at Constant, a “fully secured” peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform. Constant started as a stablecoin project in 2019 (CONST) announced at CES but has since morphed into a lending platform. Constant notes that P2P lending has… Read More

UK-based Peer to Peer Lender JustUs to Lend to Borrowers Who Are Essential Workers, During COVID-19 Crisis

JustUs recently confirmed that it will begin lending to borrowers who are considered key or essential services workers. The peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform noted that it will selectively accept loan applications from individuals and companies that may be offering essential services during these challenging times…. Read More

UK Digital Bank Monzo Is Planning to Acquire Additional Funding at a 40% Reduced Valuation to Maintain Operations During COVID-19 – Report

UK-based digital bank Monzo is reportedly planning to acquire additional capital at a 40% discount on its previous valuation. It was reported in December that Monzo was seeking to raise an additional £100 million but it appears the Coronavirus has impacted the funding round. As… Read More

Denmark-Based Blockchain & AI Platform Paiblock Announces Extension of In-App Banking Covering to U.S. Banks in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Paiblock, a Denmark-based blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) platform, announced on Friday it has extended in-app banking coverage to customer accounts across US banks in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Founded in 2011, Paiblock describes itself as a blockchain-based and AI-capable payment and digital lifestyle platform… Read More

£1.4 Billion May Have Been Lost by UK Fintech Firms Due to COVID-19: Report

Around £1.4 billion (appr. $1.7 billion) of total UK Fintech-related investments might potentially be lost due to the deadly COVID-19 outbreak. This, according to a recent survey of Fintech industry professionals carried out by techUK and blockchain company Qadre. About 68% of the 59 Fintech… Read More

Fintech Job Security Report: B2B Financial Technology Company Employees at Lower Risk of Losing Jobs than Customer-Facing Roles at Neobanks During COVID-19

Although certain Fintech firms may be dealing with a funding freeze or they may be generating lower revenues, the UK’s financial technology industry most likely won’t experience as many problems due to COVID-19, when compared to other sectors. This, according to a recent report from… Read More

How Fintechs are Helping Businesses in Latin America Deal with COVID-19

The first case of Covid-19 in Latin America was diagnosed in Brazil at the end of February. Since then, the number of cases has soared into the thousands in at least 20 countries. In response, many countries have implemented strict social distancing policies, requiring businesses… Read More

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