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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

Modulr Comments on how Fintech Is “Driving Next Evolution” of Vertical SaaS Businesses

Modulr, a Payments as a Service API Platform for digital businesses, notes that they’re seeing the rise of the infrastructural Fintech. The company claims to have “front row seats” to see how Software as a Service companies (and customers) are adding various financial services to… Read More

India’s Paytm Payments Bank Approved for @Paytm UPI Handle by SEBI to Enable Seamless Payment Mandates for IPO Applications

Indian digital payments giant Paytm recently confirmed that its pleased to share that Paytm Payments Bank Ltd (PPBL) has been given approval for its @Paytm UPI handle from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to “enable fast and seamless payment mandates for IPO… Read More

Pakistani Online Payments Fintech SadaPay Explains Why Customer Experience with a Human Touch Is So Important

The team at SadaPay, a Pakistan-based online payments provider, notes that when products are developed with technology at the “core of the value proposition,” the customer interactions “tend to be digital as well.” As mentioned in a blog post by the Fintech firm, the human… Read More

Indian Neobank Razorpay Provides Updates on Local and Global Digital Banking and Fintech Ecosystem

Indian neobank Razorpay points out that it seems like banks have been “around forever.” In India, for example, the history of banking “dates way back to 1750 BC,” the company reveals. It also mentions that we’ve traditionally or historically been dependent on banking institutions for… Read More

Finland’s Payment Services Provider Enfuce Secures €7M via Series B from Tencent, Maki.vc

Finland’s payment services provider Enfuce has secured €7 million in capital through a Series-B funding round. Enfuce has received €5 million in funding from Tencent. Another €2 million that was part of the investment round came from previous investor Maki. Prior investment has been supported… Read More

Russian Tech Firms Yandex, Mail.ru Group, Ozon, Wildberries to Establish Fintech Businesses that may Compete with Incumbents

Russian technology firms Yandex, Mail.ru Group, Ozon and Wildberries are reportedly creating their own Fintech platforms so that they can potentially compete with some of the largest banks in the country, according to a report from Forbes Russia. As first reported by the New Economy… Read More

Regtech, Financial Wellness, Debt Investments Startups Among 11 Initiatives to Graduate from StartupBootCamp Fintech Dubai

The third edition of Startupbootcamp Fintech Dubai’s accelerator program has now concluded. During the Demo Day, there were 11 startups that pitched their ideas to potential investors, corporate partners, industry experts, mentors, and the general public. Startupbootcamp Fintech Dubai was introduced in 2018 through a… Read More

Fintech Sector in India Projected to Grow by $100B by 2025, Expected to be Valued at $160B: Report

India’s Fintech industry is on track to reach a valuation of $150-$160 billion by 2025, according to a new report. The report, titled “India Fintech: A $100 Billion Opportunity,” pointed out that over the last 5 years, India-based Fintechs have acquired around $10 billion in… Read More

JPMorgan Chase & Co Appoints Ex- HSBC Holdings Exec Jeremy Balkin as its Head of Fintech and Innovation for Wholesale Payments

JPMorgan Chase & Co  (NYSE:JPM) has reportedly hired former HSBC Holdings executive Jeremy Balkin to serve as the bank’s Head of Fintech and Innovation for handling wholesale payments. In his new role, Balkin is expected to manage Fintech and related innovation projects with a focus… Read More

Digital Lending Tech Provider Blend Says that Financial Institutions Should Make Fintech Lending their Identity, Not Competition

San Francisco-based Blend, which claims to offer market-leading digital lending technology that makes the process of acquiring a loan simpler, faster, and safer, suggests that service providers should make Fintech lending their identity, and not necessarily their “competition.” During the past few years, the digital… Read More

Deepu K Sasidharan from Fintech Adyen Explains how New Web Payment APIs Streamline Digital Transactions

Deepu K Sasidharan, Developer Advocate at payments platform Adyen (AMS:ADYEN), notes that the Payment Request API and the Payment Handler API are new W3C web standards that aim to make the payments process easier on websites. Sasidharan explains that these new standards aim to provide… Read More

Indonesian Online Wallet Platform LinkAja Selects Indian Software Firm PureSoftware’s Arttha Digital Payments Suite

Indonesia’s digital wallet platform LinkAja has chosen Indian software firm PureSoftware’s Arttha digital payments suite which will be powering the wallet provider’s core systems. The move is said to be consistent with LinkAja’s goal to further expand and strengthen its market presence as a payment… Read More

Digital Banking: UAE Fintech YAP Launches New App for Local Consumers, Allowing them to Better Manage Finances

United Arab Emirates’ first “independent” virtual banking platform has just launched with more than 25,000 applicants that had pre-registered during the past few months in order to use the bank’s Fintech app. UAE-headquartered digital bank YAP will be allowing locals to open a bank account… Read More

Fintech Industry Professionals from Qatar and Bangladesh Comment on Latest Initiatives to Support SMEs, Diversify Economies

Fintech industry experts from Qatar and Bangladesh recently talked about potential opportunities in the financial services sector during a webinar.  Bangladesh Forum Qatar (BFQ) had organized the webinar on “An Exploration of the Qatar – Bangladesh Startup and Fintech Opportunities” along with assistance from the… Read More

Asian Fintech WeLab Finalizes $75M Series C-1 Funding Round led by Allianz X

WeLab, an established Asian Fintech firm, has finalized its Series C-1 $75 million funding round, which was led by Allianz X. Allianz X is the digital investment division of Germany’s Allianz Group, one of the world’s largest insurance service providers and fund managers. Since launching… Read More

Switzerland’s Fintech Sector Continues to Grow but Certain Segments have been Stalling: Report

Although the Swiss Fintech sector continued to grow last year, a closer examination suggests that certain segments showed signs of stalling or becoming a bit stagnant. It’s one of the main findings of this year’s Fintech research study by the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences… Read More

More than $140M in Equity Capital and $210M in Debt Capital Raised by PitchIt Startup Competition at LendIt Fintech USA

The team at LendIt Fintech USA notes that if the last year has taught us anything, it’s that “innovation” in Fintech has only just started. LendIt Fintech is now challenging early-stage company founders to “”take a chance and compete in PitchIt.” PitchIt at LendIt Fintech… Read More

Digital Banking Challenger Revolut Provides Updates on its Work from Home Policies, Claims to Employ Professionals from Over 100 Nationalities

Prominent digital bank Revolut is offering the opportunity to get a 1-month trial of the Revolut for Company Grow plan or Revolut for Freelancer Pro plan for free. To take advantage of this offer, users need to upgrade their plan to Company Grow or Freelancer… Read More

Brendan Carroll from Chicago’s Victory Park Capital Says Banks and Fintechs Can Operate Effectively in New Business Environment

In early 2020, Opportunity Financial began evaluating whether it should go public. The online lending platform was interested in shifting focus away from the installment loan business to various other financial products (in order to improve its company profile). Jared Kaplan, CEO of the Chicago-based… Read More

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