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Open Banking Fintech Plaid Is Reportedly Planning to More than Double its Europe based Professional Team

Fintech firm Plaid is reportedly planning to more than double its Europe-based workforce in 2021, despite having to back out of a potential deal to be acquired by payments giant Visa (due to US antitrust issues). The financial technology firm appears to be taking the… Read More

Financial Infrastructure Developer Banking Circle Reveals that Direct Debit has Facilitated 78 Million Payments, Valued at £1.3 Trillion

Banking Circle, a financial infrastructure developer, reveals that one of the most notable observations from last year was the resilience that so many businesses had shown during the unprecedented socioeconomic uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Banking Circle team has stated that they consider… Read More

By 2022, Most Payments will Migrate to ISO 20022, a Standard for Electronic Data Interchange between Financial Institutions, According to Payment Components

The team at Payment Components, 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 with the introduction of new regulations and payment systems, managing a bank’s… Read More

Allison Beer, Head of Digital at Chase, Reveals that More than Half of the Bank’s Digitally Active Clients are Over 50 Since Start of COVID

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect billions of people globally, digital platforms remain the most accessible and safest way for many consumers to take care of their daily tasks including banking. New users have had a lot of time during the Coronavirus crisis to… Read More

Embedded and Bundled Financial Services are Increasingly Being Offered by Fintech Platforms, Industry Professionals Reveal

Sophie Guibaud, Chief Growth Officer at OpenPayd, a UK-headquartered API-based Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) provider, notes that Fintech and other industries have had an “extraordinary” 2020. She pointed out that major scandals (like Wirecard) have “rocked the industry,” however, we’ve also seen significant progress that should help… Read More

Fintech Firms and Incumbents are Collaborating Instead of Directly Competing in Post COVID World, Industry Analyst Explains

Collaboration is the “new competition” in the financial technology industry, according to Melody Brue, a Senior Fintech Analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy. Brue, a startup veteran and advisor, notes that almost every industry or sector had to “pivot” in many different ways in order… Read More

Mark Goldberg, Partner at Index Ventures and Fintech Plaid Investor, Predicts User Data Privacy Will be Major Digital Trend, Digital Banks will be Huge

Mark Goldberg, partner at Index Ventures and an investor in Plaid, Intercom, and Transcend, has shared some interesting predictions around where Fintech might be heading in the next 10 years. 1/ Using the end of year to look ahead — here are 5 predictions around… Read More

Vikas Raj from Accion Venture Lab and Suwatchai Songwanich, EVP at Bangkok Bank, Discuss Fintech Trends in Post COVID World

Vikas Raj, the Managing Director at Accion Venture Lab, a global non-profit firm focused on creating a “financially inclusive” world, with a “pioneering legacy” in microfinance and Fintech impact investing, notes that we’ve now entered a new age of Fintech and financial inclusion. Raj, an… Read More

Fintech Firm Stripe Is Investing like An Early-Stage VC Company with 22 Investments in Startups, Industry Professional Confirms

Blockchain and Fintech advisor Efi Pylarinou notes that Stripe has been actively investing in many different startups — 22 and growing. Pylarinou writes in a blog post that Stripe is currently in the spotlight as the Fintech firm is ranked quite high based on several… Read More

Digital Payments Surge in 2020, while Distributed Ledger Tech is in Focus for Digital Currency Solutions, Efficiency Enhancements: Report

Capgemini has released a new report titled, Payments – Top Trends 2021: Drivers, Opportunities, and Risks Shaping Financial Services. While highlighting key Fintech trends in the payments sector, the extensive report noted that Payments-as-a-Service has gained significant “traction” among small- and mid-tier institutions. It added… Read More

Fintech Funding Represented by Mega $100 Million+ Rounds Up 24% in Q3 2020 to $6.4 Billion: Report

CBInsights has released a new report titled, The State Of Fintech Q3 2020: Investment and Sector Trends To Watch. The research company’s report features key data-driven insights from its emerging tech (EmTech) insights platform. The CBInsights team examines global Fintech investment trends in several different… Read More

Fintech Veteran Says Most Disturbing Trend Is Early-Stage Firms Raising Back-to-Back Rounds with Minimal Progress or Product Development, Revenue Growth

Frank Rotman, who claims to be a 20+ year Fintech veteran, says that the “most disturbing” trend he’s seeing in the early-stage financial technology ecosystem is businesses or companies raising between two to three back-to-back investment rounds with minimal or not enough progress in-between.  … Read More

Aspiring Online Lenders backed by Established Corporates are More Likely to Secure Virtual Bank Licenses than Standalone Challengers: Report

Digital banking or the use of online services and platforms may have been accelerated due to the COVID-19 outbreak, which had led to many countries enforcing nationwide lockdowns. While many countries are now beginning to “re-open” their businesses, the Coronavirus crisis has led to major… Read More

Fintech Sector can Expect Apps with Better Customer Experience, Improved UI and UX for Online Payments, Wolfpack Digital Predicts

Wolfpack Digital from Transylvania notes that we’re halfway through 2020 and the economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak has been felt and observed across different businesses and industries. The pandemic has also led to significant changes in consumer behavior, as more people are using digital… Read More

Digital Transformation Report: US Consumers were Already Shifting to Mobile, Online, Contactless Payments Before COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak has led to significant changes in consumer behavior globally as many people throughout the world are now working remotely from home. Analysts are now questioning whether the behavioral changes are actually permanent or fundamental shifts that will last even after the Coronavirus… Read More

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