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Global Fintech Investment Activity Recovered Strongly in H2 2020 after COVID-related Slowdown, $105B Raised via 2,861 Deals

Pulse of Fintech H2’20, a bi-annual report on international Fintech investment developments released by KPMG, notes that global Fintech funding across mergers-and-acquisitions (M&A), private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) stood at $105 billion across 2,861 different deals in 2020. This was reportedly the third-highest… Read More

Australian Stock Exchange Listed Fintech EML Payment Plans to Reduce the Use of Plastic Cards by 50%, Globally

Fintech firm EML Payment Ltd (ASX: EML) aims to significantly reduce plastic consumption by the weight of 56 elephants, 10 humpback whales, 1,250 lions, and the height of 5,000 giraffes across the company’s global portfolio within the next three years. EML’s “Change for Good” Initiative… Read More

Neobanks can Provide Same Financial Services as Incumbents for a Third of the Cost, Fintech Executive Explains

The Fintech sector continues to attract significant investments across the Middle East and Europe. However, the world is currently trying to cope with the socio-economic challenges created by the deadly COVID-19 outbreak. Competition in the Fintech space has been increasing steadily, with many new startups… Read More

Digital Asset and Blockchain M&A and Fundraising Deals Declined Significantly Last Year: Report

Big Four auditing firm Pricewaterhousecoopers (PwC) reports that the majority of global digital asset fundraising and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals last year took place outside of the United States for the very first time. As noted in PwC’s report (released on April 6, 2020),… Read More

Ben Crystal Appointed Head of Fintech for UBS EMEA

UBS has appointed Ben Crystal to a new role as Head of Fintech for Europe, Middle East and Africa, to help coordinate the Swiss bank’s coverage of the growing industry for financial technology, reported Reuters. Fintech has emerged as a large and growing sector in… Read More

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