Tagged: fintech adoption

Australia Is Home to At Least 733 Active Fintech Firms, Up from 629 in September 2019: Report

Australia is currently home to at least 733 active Fintech firms, up considerably from 629 back in September 2019, according to the KPMG Fintech Landscape 2020 map. This represents an increase of 104 firms that joined the nation’s financial technology industry between September 2019 and… Read More

At least 93 Fintech Firms in Mexico are in Process of Acquiring Financial Technology Institute License: Report

During the past few years, the Fintech sector in Mexico has grown steadily to become one of the “most developed” in the Latin American (LatAm) region, according to a report released in January 2021 by the Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores (“National Banking and… 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

Bursa Malaysia to Work with Fintech Firms to Enhance its Operational Efficiency

Bursa Malaysia, the nation’s stock exchange, is reportedly planning to work closely with Fintech firms or other strategic business partners in order to enhance its value proposition and improve its operational efficiency. Bursa Malaysia stated that these efforts should help the exchange grow and take… Read More

Dan Dolev from Mizuho Says Fintechs like PayPal and Square have P2P Payments Edge Against Large Banks

Dan Dolev, Mizuho senior Fintech Analyst, recently commented on who he thinks might be the long-term “winners” in payments and the wider financial technology space. Dolev, who shared his views and insights with Yahoo Finance, noted that Square is “all about the terminal value.” He… Read More

Fintech and Healthcare focused Oak HC/FT to Allocate $1.4B in Fresh Capital to Support Innovative Projects

Oak HC/FT, which is focused on the future of Fintech and Healthcare, is launching the Oak HC/FT Fund IV as the organization continues its “pursuit of extraordinary opportunities.” Oak HC/FT notes that when looking back on an “exceptionally challenging” year due to the COVID-19 pandemic,… Read More

Fintech Australia Chair Simone Joyce Says Banks are “Risk Averse,” Suggests that Better Policies Are Needed to Support Fintechs

Rebecca Schot-Guppy, CEO at FinTech Australia, says that her organization thinks that Australia is on the right path in terms of financial technology adoption and its overall approach to developing its economy. Rebecca, whose comments came during the Select Committee on Financial Technology and Regulatory… Read More

Fintech Consumers of 2030 could be More “Data-Aware” and “Discerning” in What Information They Share, KPMG Report Predicts

Big Four auditing firm KPMG in Australia has released a report, titled, The 30 Voices, which aims to cover “every facet” of financial services and beyond. It features insights related to developments from incumbents to banking challengers, Big Tech firms to investors, legislators to academics…. Read More

European Central Bank Issues Specialized Banking License to Lithuania-based Firm UAB SME Digital Financing

After a proposal from the Bank of Lithuania, the European Central Bank (ECB) has reportedly issued a specialized banking license to the Lithuanian capital company UAB SME Digital Financing. It’s now expected that after acquiring such a permit, UAB SME Digital Financing will begin accepting… Read More

Pakistani Online Payments Fintech SadaPay Introduces Numberless Debit Card for Seamless Digital Transactions

Islamabad-based Fintech firm SadaPay has introduced the region’s first numberless debit card. SadaPay’s management confirmed that the company’s debit card is now officially the first numberless card to be launched across all of the MENA region. The SadaPay team noted in a blog post: “This… Read More

Fintech Industry in Israel Acquired Nearly 25% of Technology Sector Funding in Country, Driven by Speculative Valuations

  Record-breaking funding, massive initial public offerings and unprecedented valuations are all now a part of what may be described as the Fintech “gold rush.” From September of last year until January 2021, the Fintech industry in Israel acquired around $1.4 billion in funding, which… 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

Hong Kong Financial Services Sector to Work on Regtech, Trade Financing, Payments, Robo-Advisory Products with New Initiatives

The Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (FSTB) in Hong Kong had announced last month that the Fintech Proof-of-Concept Subsidy Scheme (PoC Scheme) will be opening for applications from February 26, 2021. According to a release, the PoC Scheme has been introduced to encourage traditional… Read More

Fintech Lending in India has Streamlined the Approach of Credit Delivery, but Consumer Loans have Decreased in Size: Report

The Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) and Equifax (NYSE: EFX) have released the second edition of “Fintech Pulse,” a quarterly publication that covers major trends in the fast-growing NBFC (Non- Banking Financial Company) Fintech segment. “Fintech Pulse” plans to offer key insights on… Read More

Fintech Stripe Invests in Karachi based Digital Payments Startup Safepay’s Seed Round

Karachi-based Fintech firm Safepay has reportedly acquired seed funding from global financial technology company Stripe. Safepay hasn’t disclosed the amount it has received but claims that it’s a seven-figure (USD) amount. Other local and international investors also took part in the Pakistani Fintech firm’s investment… Read More

China Fintech 50 Report Updated to Reflect Financial Tech Industry’s Rapid Growth, includes AirWallex, JD Digits, OneConnect, WeLab, Others

Happy Buddha

Big Four auditing company KPMG recently published its annual selection of China’s top Fintech firms. This year, the China Fintech 50 report was updated to include 100 companies to showcase the financial technology industry’s rapid growth and fast-evolving landscape. The 2020 China Fintech 50 list,… Read More

Pakistan Is Now Fully Committed to Supporting Fintech Startups, Also Updates Foreign Equity Investment Policy

Arshad Mehmood Bhatti, Director, Exchange Policy Department at the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), the nation’s central bank, has noted that the SBP has updated its Foreign Exchange Manual in order to facilitate local startups and Fintech firms in the country. The manual was also… Read More

Dramatic Rise in SPACs Is Reflection of Market with Surplus Liquidity and Not Enough Assets to Acquire, JPMorgan Exec Explains

JPMorgan Co-President Daniel Pinto recently noted that he doesn’t see another stock market correction “anytime soon,” unless the current situation “changes dramatically.” Pinto also said during his interview with CNBC that Fintech challengers are really good at providing “great client experience.” He acknowledged that they’ve… Read More

Fintech, Digital Commerce, Healthtech in Saudi Arabia are Expected to Attract Substantial VC Funding in 2021, Local Sources Reveal

Saudi Arabia’s venture capital funds are increasingly looking to tap into Fintech, digital commerce, and healthcare segments this year. VC activity has increased considerably in the MENA region including Saudi Arabia during the past few years, with local startups recording a 55% year-over-year growth in… Read More

P2P Lender Bondora Says Fintech Sector in European Countries like Portugal, UK, Germany Is Growing Rapidly

The team at Bondora, a European peer to peer lending platform, states that the first month of 2021 is “setting the tone” for the year to come. Bondora notes that the Fintech sector is still growing steadily. including Portugal’s financial technology industry as the country… Read More

Send this to a friend