Tagged: digitalization

Islamic or Sharia-Compliant Fintech Services are Increasingly being Adopted in MENA Region and Globally

Islamic or Sharia-compliant Fintech services are being increasingly adopted in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and internationally as well, according to a report from Arabian Business. As reported by the news outlet, the largest transaction volumes have come from Saudi Arabia, the UAE,… Read More

James Teodorini from Currencycloud Reveals how Salary Finance Services are Improving Financial Wellbeing of Workers

Currencycloud, a cross-border payment platform, notes that a lot has changed since March 2020, when the financial markets crashed (after awareness about COVID became more widespread). The COVID crisis has led to the largest global upheaval since the past few decades. It has touched the… Read More

State Bank of Pakistan Instructs Financial Institutions to Create Chief Digital Officer Role, Offer Better Support for Internet Banking

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), the nation’s central bank, stated on Wednesday (March 11, 2021) that all local banking institutions should offer a set of minimum services for Internet banking and mobile banking. The SBP says it wants to encourage or promote the use… Read More

Banks Must Invest in Digital Transformation and Need to Think About Deployment of Fintechs and Value-Added Services, Industry Exec Says

Banking Circle, a financial infrastructure developer, notes that digitalization “dramatically accelerated” in order to address the challenges of 2020. Banking Circle writes in a blog post that having had to innovate (and fast) due to the socioeconomic challenges created by COVID-19, banking institutions are now… Read More

Advanced Facial Biometrics Now Being Used by Singapore’s DBS Bank to Perform Data Authentication and Verification

Singapore-based DBS Bank Ltd (SGX:D05), a multinational banking and financial services corporation with over $330 billion in assets, is reportedly using facial biometrics for handling online corporate account opening processes for small businesses. This should help the bank with speeding up information authentication and verification…. Read More

Indian Neobank RazorPay Reveals that Number of Digital Payments via Platform have Increased 80% YoY

If we ask people to name their “best” or “worst” year ever, their answers might differ, RazorPay notes. However, if we want them to arrive at the “most-common answer” (in terms of unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19), then last year’s pandemic would probably be it,… Read More

B2B Capital Raising Platform HubX Secures $5.5M via Investment Round with Participation from Barclays, Basinghall Partners, Elite

HUBX, a B2B capital raising platform, has secured $5.5 million through a funding round that included participation from Barclays. Basinghall Partners, Elite and several individual investors also took part in the round. The funds raised via the investment round will be used to support Hubx’s… Read More

Wealth Management and Fintech Veteran Bob Miller from PCR Says Digitalization Is “A Real Thing” Driving the Industry Forward

Robin Melnick, Director, Alliances & Partnerships at Addepar, a leading provider of technology for the wealth management industry, recently connected with Bob Miller, CEO of PCR, a private client wealth aggregator assisting wealthy families, their advisors, and wealth tech companies develop “winning” digital transformation strategies…. Read More

AI enhanced Trade Finance Network Tradeteq Secures $9.4 Million via Series A Round from US Tech Investors

Tradeteq, a company that offers an AI-enhanced collaborative network for trade finance investors and originators to connect, interact, and transact, has finalized its $9.4 million Series A investment round from a group of US-based tech investors. Tradeteq has now raised over $16 million since it… Read More

Blockchain or DLT based Tokenization Is Inevitable, as Global Rivalry in Digital Currencies Continues, Industry Exec Explains

Tal Elyashiv, Founder and Managing Partner at SPiCE VC, which claims to be the first fully compliant (regulation wise) tokenized venture capital fund, notes that today, we’re at the beginning of what might be the greatest transformational period in modern history. Elyashiv writes in an… Read More

Swiss Innovation Agency Innosuisse to Introduce Funding Projects to Ensure Long-Term Sustainability of SMBs

Swiss Innovation agency Innosuisse will be introducing two funding projects in January 2021, which will be called the impulse program “Swiss Innovation Power” and the Flagship Initiative. In November of last year, the Federal Council in Switzerland had committed to launching the impulse program “Swiss… Read More

Fintech Mergers and Acquisitions May Increase in the UK following COVID, Linklaters Exec Predicts

The United Kingdom has maintained its status as a major global Fintech hub. But will the country be able to capture a significant share of the world’s financial technology business after Brexit and can it retain its dominant status despite the challenges created by the… Read More

Bahrain to Introduce Regulations for E-Commerce Businesses which Support Nation’s Digital Transformation Strategy

The Middle Eastern country of Bahrain has identified key focus areas to further develop its economy. The nation’s government has outlined a national strategy for supporting digital commerce. Zayed Alazayani, the Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister, stated that the Kingdom will be introducing new laws… 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

Wealthtech: Martin Stadler, CEO at Swiss Wealth Management Fintech Altoo, Says it’s Important to Work with Incumbents to Offer Quality Services

Martin Stadler, CEO at Altoo, the developer of a wealth platform which focuses on connecting people, wealth, and related processes by leveraging the latest technology, says that his company has onboarded significantly more clients recently because of the current market situation which has seen highly… Read More

Hungary’s Reserve Bank Says Fintech Adoption Is Relatively Slow, as Most Consumers Still Using Cash

Magyar Nemzeti Bank (MNB), the reserve bank of Hungary, has released its very first Fintech and Digitalization Report, which looks into the state of financial technology adoption and the level of digitalization across the nation’s banking ecosystem. The report revealed that there are at least… Read More

OECD Secretary General Report Looks at Cryptocurrency Tax Implications: “The Era of Bank Secrecy Is Over”

In its new study, the OECD Secretary General examines cryptocurrency and its tax consequences in the two part Report to G20 Finance Ministers & Central Bank Governors. Part I reports on the activities and achievements of the OECD’s tax agenda, and reviews significant achievements while looking ahead at… Read More

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