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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

Real Estate Investment Platform Fundrise Explains how Long-Term Net Return Is Most Appropriate Way to Measure their Performance for Investors

Fundrise, a real estate investment platform using Reg A+ to provide access to “eREITs and eFunds,” notes that it’s hard to imagine a single person or industry who may have been left untouched by the unprecedented events of 2020 (following the COVD-19 outbreak). Fundrise is… 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

Digital Banking Challenger 86 400 Reveals that 74% of Aussies Admit to having Disagreements About Money Management with Partners

Digital banking challenger 86 400 reveals that almost three-quarters (74%) of Aussies “admit to having disagreements” regarding money matters with their partner. This, according to a recent survey from 86 400, which claims to be Australia’s first “smartbank.” The survey, which had been released in… 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

Strong Rebound Predicted for Online Lending in 2021

After a difficult 2020 when COVID-19 pummeled the online lending market, loan originations are predicted to bounce back strongly in 2021, according to research by S&P Global. The report states that from January to September, online lending tanked 36%. Loan originations began to recover in… 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

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