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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

Startups Raised Record Dollar Amounts in Q4 2020 with Most Growth in Rounds Valued at $25 Million+, Carta Report Reveals

San Francisco-based Carta, a firm that helps private and public companies, investors, and employees manage equity and ownership, has published its private markets report for Q4 2020. Carta’s report, which was posted on February 17, 2021, notes that venture capital managed to close out 2020… Read More

Fintech Affirm Reveals that 43% of New Users Prefer the Firm’s Pay Over Time Services as it Helps them Stay Within Budget: Survey

Affirm (NASDAQ:AFRM), the first Fintech firm of 2021 to complete a traditional (non-SPAC) initial public offering, notes that its research team frequently looks at why shoppers pay over a period time with Affirm. Recently, their surveys revealed important reasons that should be of interest to… 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

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

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

Global Microlending Market Is Projected to be Valued at Over $340 Billion by 2027, with Funding Circle, Kabbage, Others as Key Players

The global micro-lending market is projected to reach a valuation of $343.84 billion by 2027, according to a new report. The expected increase in adoption of microlending in developing countries may improve consumers’ lifestyle or standard of living. The anticipated shift from traditional lending to… Read More

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

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

Personal Finance Survey Reveals that 67% of Individuals Trust Robots More than Humans to Manage their Investments

We’ve been trusting robots to manage money more than we “trust” ourselves, according to a recent study from Oracle and personal finance specialist Farnoosh Torabi. The global survey of over 9,000 individuals across 14 different countries revealed that the COVID-19 pandemic has “increased finance-related stress… Read More

United Nations Experts Claim that North Korea Might be Responsible for $281 Million Crypto Hacking Incident, KuCoin May have been Victim

A new United Nations inquiry into the reported theft of $281 million in crypto-assets from  KuCoin, a major digital currency exchange, in September 2020 “strongly suggests” links to North Korea. Industry participants claim that Seychelles-headquartered KuCoin could be the victim of one of the largest… Read More

Digital Commerce: Majority of Online Shoppers in the UK Use Smartphones to Settle Transactions, Juniper Research Reveals

The team at Juniper Research, an analyst house focused on digital technology market research and related Fintech trends, technology data, market sizing, and consulting, notes that e-commerce and financial services have become a key part of many consumers’ lives in a post-COVID world. The Juniper… Read More

Fintech Firm Blend Explains how Relationship Banking can be “Reframed” for an “Increasingly Digital” Environment following COVID Outbreak

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, recently shared key insights on “reframing relationship banking for an increasingly digital world.” Fintech firm Blend, which recently acquired $300 million in… Read More

Payments Platform Adyen Reveals that Buy Now Pay Later or BNPL Is Fastest-Growing Payment Alternative in N. America

Payments platform Adyen (AMS:ADYEN) reveals that Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) is the fastest-growing payment alternative in North America. BNPL services are everywhere now, and allow consumers to acquire big ticket items and have made “spontaneous splurges within easy reach.” These digital financial “tools” allow… Read More

Digital Assets and DLT Space Is Growing Rapidly, but More Nascent Sectors like DeFi Pose Significant Risks: Report

The team at digital asset exchange Kraken notes that the rise of decentralized finance (DeFi) has brought a wave of innovation to the broader cryptocurrency and blockchain space, and it has also provided the opportunity for investors to generate substantial returns on their investments or… Read More

Justin Mart, Ryan Yi from Coinbase take a Closer Look at Ethereum, DeFi Growth, Also Review OCC, FinCEN Developments

Digital asset exchange Coinbase recently published its Around the Block #11: “A snapshot of decentralized finance (DeFi) and two sides of the crypto regulatory spectrum” (report), which aims to cover important issues in the crypto and blockchain industry. In this latest edition, released on February… Read More

130 Blockchain or DLT focused Fintech Startups are Now Operating in Switzerland: Report

Switzerland is currently home to around 130 startups that are actively applying blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT) to improve processes in the finance sector, according to new data from Swisscom. The majority of these firms (48%) offer services related to banking infrastructure, with many… Read More

Alternative Investments including Blockchain or DLT Enabled Tokenization to Account for Nearly 25% of Investable Market by 2025: Report

BNP Paribas Asset Management and the CAIA Association and Hong Kong-based Liquefy have released a research paper covering how tokenization may be used to offer improved access to illiquid alternative investments. The joint paper explains how tokenization may have a lot of potential for use… Read More

Contactless Payments Adoption to Increase 6-8% Globally Compared to Pre-COVID Projections: Report

Like many aspects of our daily lives in the 21st century, the COVID-19 outbreak is affecting consumers’ spending habits. The Coronavirus crisis may have led to permanent changes in consumer behavior, including the manner in which we acquire the products and services we need. When… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Partners Inter-American Development Bank, 40+ Fintechs in LatAm to Examine SME Access to Finance

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has revealed that their organization and the University of Cambridge Judge Business School are teaming up with the Inter-American Development Bank, which works to improve lives of people in the Latin America (LatAm) and the Caribbean region. We… Read More

European VC Markets Performed Reasonably Well as they Secured $40B Last Year, Supported by Steady Fintech Sector Growth: Report

The European venture capital markets managed to perform reasonably well last year, even though there was a significant slowdown in funding or financing following the COVID-19 outbreak (during Q1 2020 and also leading into Q2 2020), Crunchbase data confirms. Funding provided to European startups during… Read More

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