Tagged: digital transformation

Global Digital Banking Platform Market to Surpass $10 Billion by 2027: Report

The global digital banking platform industry reportedly managed to generate $3.95 billion in revenue last year. It’s expected to reach $10.87 billion by 2027, which means it’s projected to expand at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.6% from 2020 to 2027. This, according… Read More

Fintech Executive Says COVID-19 has been the “Shot in the Arm” that Contactless Payments Needed, Now It’s Unsafe to Use Paper Currency

Jane Gladstone, the recently appointed president of Promontory Interfinancial Network, has been working in Fintech investment banking since the 1990s. Gladstone established a Fintech merger and acquisition (M&A) and advisory service during the 90s, while working at Morgan Stanley. Gladstone, the former senior MD at… Read More

MENA Region Financial Hubs, the UAE and Qatar, Report Significant Increase in Digital Banking Activities during COVID-19

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), a leading UAE-based financial institution, reports that it has experienced significantly increased levels of digital banking adoption across its retail and corporate services during H1 2020. As noted in a release, almost 60% of ADIB’s retail clients have been using… Read More

Supply Chains in Qatar are Being Digitized to Support Globalization and Fintech Adoption in the “New Normal” after COVID-19, Dr. Deep Dattay Ray Explains

Dr. Deep Datta Ray, a  Visiting Senior Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, writes that Qatar’s opportunity creation in the “new normal” (following the COVID-19 outbreak) is in Fintech, aviation, and digitization. He notes that Qatar’s… Read More

China’s Fintech Sector Could be “Instrumental” in Helping SMEs with Acquiring Reliable Credit, IMF Official Says

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) official recently noted that China’s Fintech sector could be “instrumental” in assisting SMEs with acquiring reliable credit. The representative added that reliable loans and funding will play a key part in helping businesses get through the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting… Read More

India’s Department of Economic Affairs, the Reserve Bank (RBI), and Securities and Exchange Board of India Continue to Support Country’s Fintech Sector

K. Rajaraman, Additional Secretary, Investment and IER (International Economic Relations), in the Department of Economic Affairs, India, says that the country’s private sector should work cooperatively with the government to further improve and expand the Fintech ecosystem. Rajaraman said Fintech has enabled greater financial inclusion… Read More

PwC and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry Recommend that Banks, Fintechs Should Perform Video KYC Checks during COVID-19

A new report recommends that the Indian government should bring back subsidies for digital payments for transactions valued at less than INR 2,000 (appr. $26.50) and also implement Aadhaar-based electronic KYC checks for Fintechs, non-bank financial companies (NBFCs) and mutual funds. The report has been… Read More

Digital Transformation Report: AI, Cloud based SaaS, and the Latest Fintech will Transform Banking in Next 5 Years

Max Chuard, CEO at Temenos (SIX: TEMN), a Switzerland-based banking software company, notes that the COVID-19 outbreak has accelerated the demand for the latest banking technologies and other cost-cutting performance efficiencies. Chuard says Cloud technologies and AI could potentially help banks weather significant socio-economic changes… Read More

Fintech Sector in Bahrain Is Growing Rapidly due to Increase in Mobile and Digital Payments, Narayanan Ganapathy, Analyst at Angivest Ventures Confirms

Narayanan Ganapathy, a financial analyst, angel investor, and the CEO at Angivest Ventures, recently noted that significantly more people are using smartphone apps and other types of software to make digital payments, because of the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting challenges. Ganapathy, whose comments came during… Read More

Open Banking: European Countries Need to “Harmonize” their Approach to Open Finance, Andréa Toucinho from Partelya Consulting Suggests

Andréa Toucinho, the Director of Studies, Prospective and Training of Partelya Consulting and Country Ambassador for France of European Women Payments Network (EWPN), notes that it’s necessary to develop a European vision or roadmap for adopting Open Banking and Open Finance platforms. She suggests that… Read More

Digital Transformation: Australia Might Be On Track to Become a Cashless Economy like Sweden due to COVID-19

Bank branches and ATMs might continue to disappear across Australia as the COVID-19 outbreak is expected to accelerate the shift towards a cashless economy. Local news outlet 7NEWS Sydney reports that the use of cash has been reduced by over 50% due to the Coronavirus… Read More

Fintech Projects like Facebook-led Libra Stablecoin Initiative, Digital Yuan, COVID-19 are Transforming Money to an Extent “Never Before Seen”: Report

Technological advancements, money and payment systems have been closely linked from the earliest days of society and human civilization. However, technology is now transforming money and global payment platforms “to an extent and speed never before seen,” according to recent paper titled, “After Libra, Digital… Read More

Fintech Adoption: Mobile, Digital, and Contactless Payments Increasingly Being Used in Indonesia due to COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak has created significant socio-economic challenges, which have impacted individuals and businesses across the globe. More people are now spending time at home due to government-enforced nationwide lockdowns. Certain segments of the Fintech industry, including digital, mobile, and contactless payments,  have seen increased… Read More

Flexible Banking Solutions Needed as Digitization becomes More Pervasive, According to Former State Bank of India Chair Arundhati Bhattacharya

Arundhati Bhattacharya, the former Chair of the State Bank of India who was ranked as the world’s 25th most powerful woman by Forbes in 2016, has argued that banking service providers must become more data-driven and also more digital. In a recent interview with Livemint,… Read More

Digital Transformation: National Australia Bank CEO Ross McEwan Reveals that Adoption of Virtual Payments has Surged Dramatically due to COVID-19

  Ross McEwan, a New Zealand banker and the CEO and MD at National Australia Bank (NAB), recently argued that, in his opinion and assessment, “permanent” change has “just been made in 10 weeks” in consumer behavior and their preference towards using digital banking platforms…. Read More

Several Mexican Fintech Firms have Achieved Growth Rates they Expected in Two to Five Years due to COVID-19, Industry Participant Reveals

Carlos Valderrama, managing partner at law firm Legal Paradox, reveals that there are about 640 active Fintech platforms based in Mexico. The trillion-dollar economy has introduced regulations that aim to support its booming Fintech sector. The nation’s authorities are currently reviewing applications from several financial… Read More

Digital Payments: Reserve Bank of India Establishes $33 Million Fund to Support PoS Systems and Infrastructure

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) noted on June 5, 2020, that it will be establishing a Payments Infrastructure Development Fund in order to promote digital payments adoptions across the nation, which is struggling to cope with the deadly COVID-19 outbreak. The RBI confirmed that… Read More

Digital Banking: Six Million or 12% of UK Consumers have Switched to Virtual Banking Services Following COVID-19 Outbreak

Retail sales in the UK have surged dramatically from 16% to 27% of all sales in the country. Tony Moroney, managing partner at, Beta Digital Ltd, predicts: “The end of main street is nigh.” Moroney notes that Amazon’s retail sales surged 26% during Q1 2020,… Read More

New York and Toronto Stock Exchange listed Scotiabank Introduces “Bank Your Way” Solution for Seniors to Learn Digital Banking Basics

Scotiabank (TSX: BNS), the third-largest bank in Canada, which has been exploring ways to upgrade its systems to make them quantum-resistant, has launched a new information portal for seniors, known as “Bank Your Way,” which will serve as a tool to help clients navigate all… Read More

Digital Banking: The “Core” of Banking Won’t Go Away, but Challengers Might Handle Valuable Customer Interaction, Report Claims

The digital transformation strategy used by most traditional banks has been “optimized for a world that no longer exists,” according to a new report from ResearchandMarkets.com. The report notes that incumbents have developed digital transformation strategies for the vertically integrated value chain, where change can… Read More

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