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Israel based Fintech Fintica Teams Up with UAE-headquartered CEO of Barker and Booth

Mohammed Al Beloushi, CEO at Barker and Booth Commercial Agency LLC, has confirmed that his company will make a strategic investment into the operations of Israel-based Fintech firm Fintica AI LLC, a deal made after the signing of the Abraham Accords – which is the… Read More

Rise of Fintech May be Small Business Ecosystem’s Biggest Game-Changer, According to Industry Veteran

Sadie Williamson, founder of Williamson Fintech Consulting, notes that the rise of Fintech may be considered the small business ecosystem’s “biggest game-changing” developments of the past several years. Williamson acknowledges that Fintech products aren’t yet mature enough to fully replace legacy banking systems. However, she… Read More

Low Financial Literacy Is a Major Challenge Keeping Rural Area Residents in Indonesia from Accessing Modern Fintech Services

Industry professionals in Indonesia are calling on Fintech firms to expand their operations outside of Java and partner up with the nation’s government in order to cater to the requirements of the unbanked population. Only 23% of Fintech firms in the country have a reach… Read More

SMEs in Fintech Scored Highest in terms of “Readiness” for Blockchain or DLT Adoption and Integration: Report

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Fintech solutions, retail focused platforms, and information communication technology or ICT software programs are expected to lead the blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT) revolution, according to a new report. The findings of CIVITTA’s report reveal that finance, retail, and ICT solutions are the “most… 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

Scotland’s Digital and Fintech Job Market Might Be Recovering after Experiencing Issues due to COVID-19

The digital technology sector in Scotland has reportedly been growing as fast (if not faster) than that of London and the South East for the past few years. E-commerce giant Amazon is now planning to create new jobs for the residents of Dundee and Fife…. Read More

Fintech Australia and Big Four Auditing Firm EY to Extend their Involvement in Supporting Country’s Financial Technology Initiatives

Fintech Australia, a member-driven organization that’s focused on supporting the financial technology ecosystem in the country, has reportedly teamed up with Big Four auditing firm Ernst & Young Australia (EY). Through the partnership, both organizations will aim to support EY’s further involvement in local Fintech… Read More

Small Businesses in the UAE have been Hit Really Hard due to COVID-19, According to MENA Region Fintech Industry Executive

The MENA region’s digital payments sector is projected to grow by 6.5% from 2020 to 2021. The Coronavirus crisis may have accelerated the shift towards the adoption of all-digital platforms and services, including virtual payments. The MENA region’s Fintech industry participants recently noted that 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

Mastercard Partners with Qatar Development Bank to Support Development of Nation’s Fintech Sector

Payments giant Mastercard has teamed up with the Qatar Development Bank (QDB) in order to support the ongoing development of the nation’s Fintech sector. Through the partnership, Mastercard and QDB will support the Qatar Fintech Hub (QFTH), which is a technology ecosystem that aims to… Read More

Southeast Asian Country of Vietnam Needs More Qualified Professionals, Better Policies to Expand Fintech Sector

Vietnam reportedly doesn’t have enough skilled professionals needed to support the growth of the nation’s Fintech focused economy. The Southeast Asian country is home to more than 96 million residents, making it the world’s 15th most populous nation. Its GDP stands at around $250 billion…. Read More

Fintech Investments in Australia Down to $548 Million in H1 2020 from $1.3 Billion from Last Year: Report

Fintech investments in Australia reached $376.5 million during H1 2020, which represents a 150% increase when compared to the same period from last year when $149.05 million for raised by Fintechs in the country. But there was a significant drop in mergers and acquisitions (M&A)… Read More

Apple Card Really Set the Standard for Other Payment Solutions from Tech Giants like Google, Samsung, Fintech Exec Says

Vaduvur Bharghavan, CEO and president of Fintech firm Ondot, a card app platform, has pointed out that the Apple Card was the first to set the expectation for what should be offered by an all-digital payment card. He added that the Apple Card really set… Read More

Zürich based SIX Group Expands Fintech Incubator Program to Spain, after Acquiring Stake in BME, Spain’s Stock Market Operator

Zürich-based Swiss Infrastructure and Exchange (SIX) Group AG, the operator of Switzerland’s stock exchange, has revealed that it will set up its Fintech incubator and accelerator F10 in Spain. In June 2020, SIX had acquired a controlling interest in BME, the Spanish stock market operator…. Read More

Australian Online Lender Prospa Says More Support Needed for Open Banking Adoption, Agrees with Fintech Report from Senate Committee

Prospa (ASX: PGL), an online small business lender based in Australia and New Zealand, has reportedly welcomed the interim report recently released by the Senate Committee on Fintech and Regtech. But Prospa has also come to an agreement with other industry participants that a lot… Read More

President at Ping An Insurance Group of China Says Fintech for SMEs can Streamline Operations, but Need Support from Large Institutions

Chinese insurance giant Ping An recently pointed out that Fintech has the potential to enhance operational efficiency by reducing business costs and lowering certain risks in the financial services sector. Supporting SMEs is one way more established institutions can enable digital transformation across the financial… Read More

Consumer Data Right Legislation Should Make it Easier to Compare Fintech Products, According to Australian Government Official

The Consumer Data Right (CDR) legislation in Australia has been introduced to enhance the nation’s modern banking sector. It’s also supposed to make it easier to match or compare different financial products across a range of industries in the country, according to Senator Jane Hume,… Read More

Digital Asset Lender Cred Joins Visa’s Fintech Fast Track Program to Enhance Lending, Borrowing Capabilities

Cred, a digital asset lending and borrowing platform, revealed on September 8, 2020, that it has joined Visa’s Fintech Fast Track program, in order to speed up the process of integrating with the payment giant’s global network. As mentioned in a release shared with CI,… 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

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