Tagged: financial services

Danial Daychopan: CEO at Plutus Explains how Financial Services Provider Is Bridging Worlds of Fiat and Crypto

We recently connected with Danial Daychopan, CEO and Founder of UK-based Plutus, a financial services provider that aims to bridge the gap between traditional fiat currencies and “upcoming” cryptocurrencies. Plutus says it offers the “best of both worlds,” which includes centralized fiat and non-custodial crypto,… Read More

$600 Billion Lost to Payment Declines Last Year, According to Analysis from Digital Commerce Fraud Prevention Fintech Riskified

The team at Riskified, provider of an “all-in-one” e-commerce fraud prevention solution and chargeback protection service for “high volume and enterprise merchants,” notes that digital commerce businesses spend most of their budget on “customer acquisition, focusing on getting consumers to hit the ‘buy’ button.” While… Read More

Financial Institutions are at Forefront of Embracing Cloud Native Architecture to Lower Costs, Remain Competitive: Report

Financial Services TechnoVision, currently in its third year of publication, aims to offer businesses with a “robust” and “proven” foundation for technology adoption. It provides thought leadership to assist firms with navigating the “complex yet critical technology environment.” As noted in the report, “agility” and… Read More

Citi API, the Bank’s API Connectivity Platform, has Processed Over 1 Billion API Calls Since Launching in Late 2017

Manish Kohli, Global Head of Payments and Receivables at Citi (NYSE:C), notes that at the leading banking institution, they’re using APIs to facilitate payments, to digitize the “client experience” and “ultimately to help change our client’s evolve to real-time, 24×7 direct to consumer business models.”… Read More

Software based Facial Recognition for Secure Digital Payments to be Used by 1.4B Consumers Worldwide by 2025: Report

A recent study released by Juniper Research, titled Mobile Payment Authentication: Biometrics, Regulation & Market Forecasts 2021-2025, reveals that the number of users using software-powered facial recognition to conduct secure digital payments will surpass 1.4 billion internationally within the next 5 years (up from only… Read More

Digital Banking: UAE Central Bank Issues License to Al Mayah Community Bank to Offer Seamless Financial Services

The reserve bank in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has issued a license to Al Maryah Community Bank in order to offer services in the Middle Eastern nation. Al Maryah is notably the very first all-digital bank to have been given approval to begin providing… Read More

Singapore’s DBS Introduces AI enhanced Digital Investment Advisory Solution

DBS (SGX:D05)/POSB retail clients are now able to access a new feature offered via DBS’ AI-enhanced financial and retirement planning tool, called NAV Planner, which will aim to offer specific investment recommendations that are well-suited for different investment profiles and requirements. Evy Wee, Head of… Read More

Middle East Fintech Firms to Operate Under New Guidelines from Abu Dhabi Global Market

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has provided an updated set of regulatory guidelines that are meant to serve as a framework to support the operations of Fintech companies. Many of these startups offer third-party services to clients of… Read More

Update: Monva Set to Close Crowdcube Round With More Than £335,000 Raised

  Monva, a UK-based intelligent comparison platform for financial products and services, is set to close its latest equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with more than £335,000 secured from nearly 450 Crowdcube investors.  As previously reported, Monva is on a mission to “reimagine” how everyone compares and… Read More

Lithuania Reserve Bank Governor Says Fintech Should Provide Competition for Nation’s Financial Services Sector

Lithuania, which has one of the fastest-evolving Fintech sectors in the EU, is experiencing a transformative shift from traditional banking service providers, a trend that’s being supported by the growing number of digital transactions and the launch of new virtual payments startups. The Baltic nation,… Read More

Overfunding: Financial Product & Services Comparison Platform Monva Surpasses £200,000 Funding Target Through Latest Crowdcube Round

Monva, a UK-based intelligent comparison platform for financial products and services, has surpassed its initial  £200,000 funding target through its latest equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The company launched the funding round earlier this month and has so far attracted more than 380 Crowdcube investors.  As previously… Read More

Islamic Banking Penetration Could Increase in Oman with Greater Use of Fintech to Serve Clients: Report

Fitch Ratings reports that the Islamic banking ecosystem in Oman is expected to continue growing during 2021-2022 after rather strong momentum last year. This, despite the COVID-19 outbreak and historically low oil prices, Fitch Ratings noted. Islamic financing in the MENA region country expanded by… Read More

Tax Preparation Firm H&R Block Is Reportedly Planning to Offer Digital Financial Services to Middle-Income Households

Tax preparation service provider H&R Block had been working with external banking platforms, however, the company is now planning to offer digital financial services to middle-income US households. The Kansas City headquartered company has been focused on supporting its clients by helping them deposit their… Read More

Reserve Bank of India Governor: Local Fintech Startups May Compete with to Offer Digital Financial Services

Digital payments in India are being increasingly adopted by businesses and individual consumers. Online lending platforms are also becoming more popular in the country that’s home to around 1.5 billion residents. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has introduced several initiatives that are aimed at… Read More

Open Banking May Lead to New Revenue Streams for Financial Service Providers, PaymentComponents Reveals

The team at PaymentComponents, a UK-based firm that’s empowering Open Banking with agile PSD2 and API frameworks (developing solutions for banks, corporates, and developers including BaaS while supporting Fintech payments), notes that Open Banking could translate into additional revenue streams for financial institutions and other… Read More

Fintech Firms in Pakistan Continue to Receive In-Principle Approval from State Bank to Offer Digital Financial Services

Supported by an upcoming generation of talented tech professionals, the Fintech industry is evolving rapidly in Pakistan. Fintechs could begin to make major contributions to the Asian country’s nearly $400 billion GDP. Professionals leading the country’s finance ministry and its reserve bank (the State Bank… Read More

Coin Center Reminds that Deadline for Comments on FinCEN Rulemaking for Crypto Transactions Is End of March 2021

Peter Van Valkenburgh, the Director of Research at Coin Center, a leading non-profit entity focused on the latest policy issues facing digital currencies, notes that his organization will be using the additional time provided by FinCEN to submit another comment in “ongoing surveillance rulemaking.” Coin… Read More

Banking Circle Survey: 42% of Senior Bankers Say Outdated Tech Is Major Hurdle in Adopting AI to Improve AML Processes

Banking Circle, a financial infrastructure developer, notes that the rapid and widespread digital adoption by banking clients, and the accelerated digitalization across financial services following the COVID-19 outbreak have “expanded the opportunity for fraud.” Criminals are increasingly exploiting “gaps” found between digital solutions or platforms,… Read More

Cross-border Fintech Wise Talks IBAN Discrimination on World Consumer Rights Day, Other Fintechs Join Wise to Address Challenges

This World Consumer Rights Day, which took place on March 15, 2021, Fintech firm Wise (previous TransferWise) talked about what they consider to be IBAN “discrimination.” This World Consumer Rights Day, let’s talk about IBAN discrimination. IBAN discrimination is against the law – and has… Read More

Regtech: Juniper Research Reveals that Safe Digital Onboarding will be Key Focus of Regulatory Tech

Juniper Research recently published a report titled, “The Role of Regtech in a Post-Pandemic World.” Juniper Research notes that during the past few years, the concept of Regtech or regulatory technology has taken on a lot of importance within the financial services sector and in… Read More

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