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Cloud Computing PaaS Startup BoCloud Completes Series D Round of financing On September 17th, cloud computing PaaS [platform as a service] and multi-cloud management startup BoCloud announced the completion of its series D round of financing. The investment was provided by Guoxin Venture Capital, Xinhuan… Read More

Dana Farrugia from Tech.mt in Malta Says Company Is Focused on Establishing a Global Financial Hub for Integrating Digital Technologies

Dana Farrugia, CEO at Tech.mt, a Żejtun, Malta-based IT company that was established last year by the Southern European island nation’s government, notes that her organization aims to help Malta with attracting foreign direct investment (FDI). It also aims to support international business development projects. Farrugia… Read More

Over 60% of Insurtech Firms are Now Interested in Working with BigTech Companies: Report

Insurance technology (Insurtech) has been evolving rapidly since the past few years. The COVID-19 outbreak has forced the sector to take a serious look at how it communicates with other industry professionals. A new Insurtech report questions and looks into whether agents can work effectively… Read More

$1.3 Trillion was Spent on Digital Transformation in 2018, About $900 Billion “Went to Waste,” Fintech Exec Reveals

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, recently noted that we’ve experienced two years of digital transformation in just two months due to the acceleration of the shift towards all-digital platforms and services following the COVID-19 outbreak. Business ideas that may have been considered unthinkable or inconceivable… Read More

Germany has Over 800 Fintech Firms with $2.2 Billion in Funding Secured since January 2019: Report

Germany has one of the world’s most active Fintech sectors. It has become increasingly competitive with many new ventures being launched. There are more than 800 Fintech firms in Germany and $2.2 billion has been invested into the sector between January 2019 and August 2020,… Read More

Canadian Banking Challenger EQ Bank Surpasses $4 Billion in Total Deposits, but Still Dwarfed by Incumbents

EQ Bank, which is a digital, branchless platform offered by Equitable Bank, a Canadian banking challenger, recently surpassed $4 billion in total deposits, which has come about three months after it reached the $3 billion mark. Although the demand for digital banking services has been… Read More

Switzerland’s Credit Suisse to Introduce App-only Banking Services to Compete with Fintech Challengers

Credit Suisse Plans New “CSX” Digital Banking Offering Switzerland’s Credit Suisse, a global wealth manager, has revealed that it will be introducing an app-only banking service, in order to compete with challenger banks. At the end of October 2020, Credit Suisse will launch “CSX” and… Read More

Christine Lagarde, President of ECB, Says lack of Digital Payments Integration in Europe has Led to Foreign Providers taking Charge

Christine Lagarde, the President of the European Central Bank (ECB), has noted that money facilitates both transactions and relationships. According to the former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chair, money may be considered “an expression of sovereignty.” Lagarde, whose comments came during the recently held Deutsche… Read More

Egyptian Digital Payments Provider, Fawry, Experiences Record Growth Following COVID-19 Outbreak

Fawry for Banking & Payment Technology Services SAE, an Egyptian digital payments provider, was listed on Cairo’s exchange about a year back. The company recently experienced a 300% increase in its market value to 20 billion Egyptian pounds (appr. $1.3 billion). The payments firm confirmed… Read More

Kokila Alagh: Founder of KARM Legal, Member of MENA Fintech Board, Discusses Role of Emerging Tech in Streamlining Middle Eastern Businesses

Kokila Alagh, Founder of KARM Legal and a member of the MENA Fintech board, recently shared the latest updates from the Middle East region, including the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with Crowdfund Insider. Alagh works closely with the Arab Monetary Fund (AMF), the Dubai International… Read More

State Bank of India Is Now Completing Over 90% of Tasks via Digital Platforms, According to Managing Director, Ashwani Bhatia

Ashwani Bhatia, MD at State Bank of India (SBI), has said that Fintech solutions should improve the nation’s banking and payment system. Bhatia revealed that the SBI is handling 91% of its tasks via all-digital platforms, which would have been inconceivable just 35 years ago…. Read More

MENA Region Is Ideal for Fintech Startups because it’s home to Millions of Young, Tech-Savvy Consumers

The Fintech industry in the Middle East and wider MENA region has experienced significant growth during the past several years. The State of Fintech report reveals that the number of financial technology companies in the Middle East was expected to increase from around 105 in… Read More

Global Digital Banking Market Continues to Grow Rapidly, as Associated Bank Shuts Down Many Physical Branches to Focus on Online Services

The global market for digital banking is expected to reach $22.3 billion within the next five years. It will be driven by the increasing number of Internet users who regularly use smartphones, mobile internet connections, and prefer to use platforms that offer convenient payment methods…. Read More

Contactless Transactions are Expected to Double the Number of Digital Payments to $8.26 Trillion by 2024: Report

Contactless transactions are expected to double the number of digital payments to $8.26 trillion by 2024, which is a key Fintech trend that has been accelerated due to COVID-19. Businesses are increasingly using contactless technology to improve customer experience and help them make secure payments,… Read More

Bank of America Remains one of the Largest Digital Financial Services Providers in the US, but Challengers like Current Offering Unique Products

Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), a US-based money center bank and financial services company headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, reportedly has over 66 million retail customers. The bank reveals that it handles over 10 billion user interactions per year and claims that 97% of them… Read More

Binance Alum Fetch.ai, a Blockchain focused AI Firm, Introduces Decentralized Crypto and Commodities Derivatives Exchange

Binance alum Fetch.ai, an established blockchain-focused AI firm launched by former DeepMind investors and developers, has introduced Mettalex, a “decentralized” crypto, and commodities derivatives trading platform. As mentioned in an update shared with Crowdfund Insider: “Working alongside a consortium of steel mills, shipping companies, trading… Read More

Around 55 to 75% of Loans Issued in India by 2025 Will be Through Digital Onboarding Processes, Fintech Exec Predicts

Online or digital onboarding for obtaining loans in India is expected to increase to 55-75% of the total credit disbursement by 2025, according to Akhil Handa, head of Fintech, partnerships and mobile banking and digital lending department, Bank of Baroda. Handa revealed that, between 2015… Read More

Digital Banking: Singapore May be Ideal for Virtual Banks Offering Modern Financial Services as 40% of its Nearly 6 Million Residents are Underbanked

It’s now possible to open a new bank account or apply for a credit card or loan with just a few taps on our smartphones. Many people now have access to modern financial services, such as instantly transferring funds, from the comfort of their home… Read More

Digital Transformation in the Banking Sector Is Being Driven by Need to Reduce Operational Costs, Offer Better User Experience: Report

The global digital banking platform market is on track to reach $9 billion by 2026. It’s currently expanding at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16% during the forecast period, according to a new report. According to a release that summarizes the findings of… Read More

MENA Region Is Experiencing Strong Revival of Digital Commerce and Virtual Payments Sector, Industry Exec Reveals

The MENA region is reportedly experiencing a strong revival of its digital commerce and virtual payments sector, particularly during the past quarter of this year. This key Fintech trend is expected to continue and also keep up its current growth rate in the coming years,… Read More

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