Tagged: remote working

BNPL Fintech Klarna Introduces Flexible Work Policy

Klarna, an international retail bank, payments and shopping service that helps consumers save time and money, “be informed and in control,” recently announced its new Flexible Work Policy designed “to offer employees greater choice, autonomy, and flexibility in how and where they choose to work.”… Read More

Remote Acquires $300M via Series C Round to Support Global Employment

Remote, a key player in building, managing and supporting global, distributed workforces, recently announced a $300 million Series C financing round, “led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 with participation from existing investors including Accel, Sequoia, Index Ventures, Two Sigma Ventures, General Catalyst, 9Yards, Adams Street… Read More

UBS to Offer 100% Remote Work Option for Qualified US-based Professionals

UBS (SWX: UBSG) has announced the launch of its Virtual Worker Framework, which is described as a new approach to “flexible” working that will offer US workers in eligible roles with the opportunity “to work 100% remotely.” UBS will begin “a phased implementation of the… Read More

Fraud in Call Centers Changing But Still On the Rise in 2022: Pindrop

Pindrop’s Voice Intelligence and Security Report 2021 provides detailed evidence of how fraudsters have shifted strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to 2020 call centers typically saw fraud rates of one out of every 770 calls, but in 2020 the ratio rose to one out… Read More

Fintech Paysend Reveals What they Learned After Becoming Remote-First Working Company

The team at Fintech firm Paysend notes that the world of work has changed, and never more so than in the past 2 years. Many businesses are reporting that they are “struggling to cater to changes that come with being Remote.” At Paysend, they made… Read More

MineralTree’s Vijay Ramnathan’s Top Stories Impacting Payments and Fintech for 2021

Staffing challenges, the growth in digital payments and B2B payments were among the stories that defined 2021 in payments and Fintech, MineralTree president Vijay Ramnathan said recently. MineralTree conducted some research in 2020 with mid-market and enterprise finance teams, Ramnathan said. Prior to the pandemic,… Read More

Chicago’s Startup Paro, a Provider of On-Demand Financial Expertise, Secures $25M via Series B

Paro has announced a $25 million Series B funding round. The rapidly-growing startup offers businesses with flexible finance solutions through teams of remote finance professionals in order to help them address problems and support their ongoing growth. Paro, a Chicago-based startup “disrupting” the way firms… Read More

Digital Banking Fintech Revolut Announces Paid Wellbeing Days to Reward High-Tempo Performance Amid Challenging Circumstances

Digital banking platform Revolut notes that they already know that Revoluters are “exceptional people.” However, the Fintech firm points out that what makes its team extraordinary is how well they have adapted to remote work in a post COVID environment. Revolut writes in a blog… Read More

Wells Fargo Acquires Stake in Compliance and Security Solutions Fintech Theta Lake

Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) has reportedly acquired a stake in Theta Lake, an established provider of compliance and security solutions for chat, video, and voice collaboration tools. Theta Lake aims to support the hybrid working trends that are becoming quite popular, especially after the COVID… Read More

80% of Gig Workers Want Greater Flexibility when Getting Paid, Over 70% Want Payments within Same Day: Report

The team at Branch and Marqeta have a released a Gig Payment Report which covers work and payments in the modern gig economy. The gig economy is transforming the “precedent for work and payments,” the report from Branch and Marqeta reveals. It also mentions that… Read More

Fintech Engage People, a Loyalty Network Enabling Payments with Points at Checkout, to Hire Additional Team Members

Engage People, which claims to be the only loyalty network that allows program members to pay with points “directly at checkout,” is reportedly expanding its operations  – and recruiting new talent. At present, Engage People has over 25 job openings across North America. The company… Read More

London Fintech Paymentsense Reports Many New UK Businesses being Launched in 2020 Following COVID Outbreak

London-based Fintech firm Paymentsense, which helps small businesses take card payments, has published a 2021 UK job market report that covers how the COVID-19 outbreak has led to new business growth. During the past year, UK residents have beeen investing in their “ambitions,” by launching… Read More

Eric Christopher: CEO at Zylo, an SaaS Management Platform, Reveals Key Trends in Software as a Service Sector

Productiv, a platform that helps manage software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, recently finalized a $45 million Series C funding round. This happens to be just one of many SaaS funding and acquisition announcements this year. In its recent report, Zylo, an established SaaS management platform that manages… Read More

Fintech as a Service Provider Rapyd Partners Lano to Help Remote Workers Get Paid Faster, without High Transaction Fees

Rapyd, a global Fintech-as-a-Service provider, recently revealed that it has teamed up with Lano, a platform that assists businesses with recruiting and managing their global teams, in order to power their global payment and disbursement capabilities. As stated in a release, this past year marked… Read More

Payoneer Research Reveals that Gig-Economy has “Bounced Back” Mainly due to Companies Hiring Freelance Workers

Payoneer Inc., the global payment and commerce-enabling platform, has published a blog post in which it argues that freelancing or the gig economy is “here to stay.” Kareen Friedman (from Payoneer), who focuses on the freelance and service providers sector, writes that it should be… Read More

James Teodorini from Currencycloud Reveals how Salary Finance Services are Improving Financial Wellbeing of Workers

Currencycloud, a cross-border payment platform, notes that a lot has changed since March 2020, when the financial markets crashed (after awareness about COVID became more widespread). The COVID crisis has led to the largest global upheaval since the past few decades. It has touched the… Read More

Remote Working: Paris based Société Générale to Allow Employees to Work from Home for Up to 2 Days a Week

Paris-based Société Générale S.A. (GLE.PA), a French multinational investment bank and financial services company with around €1.3 trillion in assets, has decided to allow its workers to work from home for up to two days every week. Société Générale’s management reportedly reached an agreement with… Read More

For the First Time, External Global Factors and Not New Local Regulations were Key Drivers of Business Process Changes: Survey

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it quite challenging for financial industry compliance officials who have had to make changes to how they monitor activities, according to a recent Nasdaq survey. Like many other professionals, they’ve had to adapt to the new remote working environment. Nasdaq’s… Read More

Cost of Cybercrime to Surpass $1 Trillion in 2020 due to Global Shift to Remote Working Environment following COVID-19 Outbreak: Report

The global shift by individuals and organizations towards working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a significant increase in the overall costs related to cybercrime – which is on track to surpass $1 trillion this year for the very first time ever…. Read More

Bill Scannell from Dell Technologies Explains how Big Tech Firm Is Helping Businesses Shift to Remote Working Environment

Bill Scannell, President, Global Sales & Customer Operations, Dell Technologies (NYSE:DELL), explains how companies across the globe are adjusting to working in the “new normal” environment following the COVID-19 outbreak. He writes in a blog post that Brazil-based retailer Grupo Boticario had to address a… Read More

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