Tagged: millennials

Credit Cards Falling Out of Favor With Younger Americans

Credit card use may be falling out of favor with American consumers, results of a new survey by global payments Fintech GoCardless suggest.  Three out of four respondents (76 percent) would like to decrease their credit card use while 77 percent prefer debit cards to… Read More

Real Estate: Property Buying Fintech Tom, led by Ex- Zillow Exec Greg Schwartz, Secures $70M via Seed Round

Home buying Fintech firm Tomo, which is being led by ex- Zillow executives Greg Schwartz and Carey Armstrong, has acquired $70 million in capital as part of a seed round. Tomo’s latest investment round has been announced only eight months after the company launched its… Read More

Millennial-Focused home finance platform raises $100 Million from Accel

Home finance platform Lower has raised $100 million in Series A funding from venture capital firm Accel as residential real estate is emerging as the top favorite means to invest. With this, Accel’s partner John Locke is joining Lower’s board of directors. Lower is focused on… Read More

UK Wealthtech ikigai, which Reimagines Investment and Financial Services for Millennials, Secures £1.9M+ via Crowdcube

Ikigai, an established wealth management and banking app for affluent Millennials, has secured nearly £2 million in capital through a crowdfunding campaign via CrowdCube. The funds raised will be used to accelerate ikigai’s product roadmap and enhance its technology team. The total funds secured equates… Read More

42% of Americans Believe Cryptocurrencies will Eventually Replace Fiat Currencies: Survey

Bitcoin prices have come tumbling down after Tesla’s Elon Musk announced his decision to stop taking BTC payments for Tesla purchases due to environmental issues. Piplsay Research has delved into people’s opinions about digital currencies, especially given the rising levels of investment and “ever-increasing buzz”… Read More

EML Payments Now Supports Fupay’s Cash Flow Management and Millennial Credit Product for European Markets

EML Payments Ltd (ASX: EML) (S&P/ASX 200) reports that it remains focused on its evolution as a diversified payments and digital banking enabler. EML supports Fupay’s cash flow management and Millennial credit product (based in Australia). EML has now decided to transition to the next… Read More

BNPL Fintech Clearpay Research Reveals UK Millennials, Gen Z More Financial Savvy than Older Consumers

Research from Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) service provider, Clearpay, reveals that Gen Z and Millennials may have been hit the hardest by the COVID-19 crisis, however, they’re the most financially savvy generation in the United Kingdom. Around 68% of Gen Z and 61% of… Read More

Indonesia based Bibit, a Digital Investment App Provider, Secures $65M via Round led by Sequoia Capital India

Indonesia-based Bibit.id, a digital investment app provider, has reportedly secured $65 million in capital via a round led by Sequoia Capital India. Bibit’s investment round was also joined by Prosus Ventures, Tencent and Harvard Management Company. Existing investors AC Ventures and East Ventures also took… Read More

Cash Usage Declined, Contactless Payments have Increased Considerably, According to Jodie Kelly from Electronic Transactions Association

The Coronavirus outbreak has led to a dramatic surge in demand for contactless payments options, which has accelerated the ongoing shift from cash transactions to safer digital payment methods. Jodie Kelley, CEO at Electronic Transactions Association, has noted that during the past 6 to 8… Read More

Bitcoin Is like an “Economic Side Show” when Compared to the Fintech Boom, JPMorgan Analysts Argue

JP Morgan says that Bitcoin (BTC) is like an “economic side show” when compared to the emergence of many new Fintech businesses. The bank’s analysts have argued that Bitcoin is a poor hedge against the falling equity prices. The world’s leading digital currency is trading… Read More

Nearly 50% of US Consumers Think it’s Now “Safe” to Invest in Bitcoin (BTC) and Other Cryptocurrencies: Survey

Piplsay research reveals that 27% of US consumers are planning to make investments in cryptocurrency during 2021. Around 50% of Americans think that it’s now “safe” to invest in decentralized digital currencies, the survey revealed. About 57% of US-based consumers said they think major brands… Read More

30% of Americans Say COVID-19 has Negatively Affected their Financial Wellbeing, About the Same Number Blaming 2008 Housing Crisis: Survey

A recent SWNS research study has revealed that 40% of US-based consumers under the age of 40 are not optimistic that they’ll be able to succeed in achieving their financial goals. The study of 2,000 Americans (between the ages of 18–40) found that around 58%… Read More

Nearly 20% of Australians Now Own Cryptocurrency, As Attitudes Toward Bitcoin and Other Digital Assets Improved: Survey

As the price of Bitcoin (BTC), the flagship cryptocurrency, surpasses its previous all-time high (and recently breaking past the $24,000 mark), a new report reveals that “attitudes” toward the digital asset are “improving” with nearly one in five or 20% of Australians now “owning some”… Read More

Australian Neobank Xinja to Close Down Customer Accounts, Hand Back Banking License

Australian neobank Xinja had been working on finalizing a $433 million investment deal from Dubai’s World Investment Group. However, the digital challenger will now be closing customer accounts and returning its banking license. Xinja’s management noted that they will be refunding customer savings. The Fintech… Read More

Stock Trading App Provider Robinhood Planning IPO with Assistance from Goldman Sachs: Report

Robinhood, a popular trading app that has encouraged a new generation of investors to take part in equity trading, has reportedly hired giant Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs to lead the Fintech firm’s IPO. Robinhood Markets will be working with Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) in… Read More

ICICI Bank Launches Banking Stack “Mine” For Millennial Customers

India-based banking group ICICI Bank announced on Thursday the launch of “Mine,” which is a comprehensive banking program for millennial customers. The banking group reported that Mine offers an instant savings account. Icici Bank reported that it integrated with the investment platform of Sqrrl with… Read More

Roxana Mohammadian-Molina: CSO at Online P2P Lender Blend Network Explains how Platform Is Democraticizing Property Lending

We recently connected with Roxana Mohammadian-Molina, the Chief Strategy Officer at Blend Network, an online peer to peer (P2P) property lending platform. Roxana talked about how the UK real estate market is performing. She also discussed how her company has managed to maintain operations during… Read More

Digital Banking: Razer Fintech CEO Says they’ll Use Singapore Launch as Way to Branch Out to Other Jurisdictions to Offer Financial Services

Razer Fintech’s parent company is reportedly backed by a cash balance of more than $500 million and has zero debt. Headquartered in Singapore, Razer Fintech plans to launch a global “youth bank.” The company’s management is currently laying the foundation and making other necessary preparations… Read More

Australian Digital Banking Challenger Alex Is Planning to Secure $7.1 Million via Series B Round

Australia based Alex, a digital banking challenger, is reportedly planning to secure about A$10m (appr. $7.1 million) in capital through a Series B investment round. As first reported by the Financial Review, Alex’s team of senior management professionals have been focused on acquiring additional funding by approaching various… Read More

Razer Fintech Partners with Singapore’s Lifestyle Marketing SaaS Provider, Perx Technologies, to Enhance Neobanking Experience

Malaysia’s Razer Fintech, the Fintech division of Razer (a multinational financial service provider), has teamed up with Singapore’s Lifestyle Marketing SaaS (software-as-a-service) provider, Perx Technologies, in order to provide better mobile-first customer engagement for financial services. Through the partnership, Razer Fintech will focus on transforming… Read More

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