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BFC FinTech Monitor 11th – 18th September

Stay up-to-date on all the all the latest FinTech news and information from around the world in the BFC FinTech Monitor. Around the World: SWIFT has presented a new strategy for the development of instant international payments that will enable instant and seamless transactions between more than 4 billion accounts served by …

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BFC FinTech Monitor 4th – 11th September

Stay up-to-date on all the all the latest FinTech news and information from around the world in the BFC FinTech Monitor. Around the World Experts from KPMG have named the 6 biggest trends in the FinTech industry for the second half of 2020 –  the accelerated growth of digitalization, the development of …

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BFC FinTech Monitor 27th August – 3rd September

Stay up-to-date on all the all the latest FinTech news and information from around the world in the BFC FinTech Monitor. Around the World: Visa has launched a new artificial intelligence (AI) system that will allow financial institutions to approve or reject transactions when their own networks fail. PayPal has introduced its new Pay …

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BFC FinTech Monitor 18th – 25th August

Stay up-to-date on all the all the latest FinTech news and information from around the world in the BFC FinTech Monitor. Around the World: Analytical company Gartner has published a list of the main technologies expected to become trends over the next 5-10 years, including human digitalization, algorithmic trust and silicon-free technologies. …

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BFC FinTech Monitor 11th – 18th August

Stay up-to-date on all the all the latest FinTech news and information from around the world in the BFC FinTech Monitor. Around the World: According to Lael Brainard, a member of the United States Federal Reserve Board of Management, testing of the digital dollar is under way. An article on the future of FinTech …

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BFC FinTech Monitor 4th – 11th August

Stay up-to-date on all the all the latest FinTech news and information from around the world in the BFC FinTech Monitor. Around the World: Mastercard, in cooperation with FinTech payment company Paynetics AD and Bulgarian mobile operator Vivacom, has issued the first digital-first card in Central and Eastern Europe. The card can …

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BFC FinTech Monitor 28th July – 3rd August

Stay up-to-date on all the all the latest FinTech news and information from around the world in the BFC FinTech Monitor. Around the World: Management at PayPal is predicting that the use of cash as a major payment instrument is quickly coming to an end. As a result, the payment giant plans …

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Accelerating digital transformation in the ASEAN region

Experts are predicting that the COVID-19 pandemic and related measures will serve to accelerate digital transformation strategies at commercial financial institutions across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region. This is largely due to the fact that consumers tend to prefer convenience and perceived safety during times of crisis. …

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BFC FinTech Monitor 5th – 12th July

Stay up-to-date on all the all the latest FinTech news and information from around the world in the BFC FinTech Monitor. Around the World: The world’s leading payment systems are launching new click-to-pay online payment technologies in a number of new markets, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, …

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Digital transformation risks for Russian financial institutions

The COVID-19 pandemic has given Russian financial institutions the impetus to increase the implementation and use of innovative financial technologies, which will, in turn, serve to further accelerate the process of digital transformation in the financial sector in the country. At the same time, the benefits associated with digital transformation …

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Data’s role in digital transformation after COVID-19

In recent months, there has been a deep cultural change in the way we live our lives and conduct business. This change, brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, is largely being driven by digital transformation initiatives, which became front and center as the world was urged to stay home. Fortunately, …

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BFC FinTech Monitor 12th – 19th

Stay up-to-date on all the all the latest FinTech news and information from around the world in the BFC FinTech Monitor.  Around the World: Capgemini analysts have prepared the World Retail Banking Report 2020. The report highlights the impact of COVID-19 on digital banking services as well as suggests that financial …

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EU financial institutions facing unprecedented challenges

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has published a preliminary assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on the European Union (EU) banking sector. The main findings of the assessment are: Financial institutions entered the crisis more capitalized and with better liquidity compared to previous crises. The crisis will have a negative …

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The importance of FinTech in emerging markets

FinTech services have quickly become fundamentally important for continued development in emerging markets. This is largely due to the fact that access to financial services for many in these countries, especially those living in more rural areas, occurs thanks to FinTech solutions that allow consumers to interact with financial institutions …

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BFC FinTech Monitor 5th – 12th June

Around the World: Forbes magazine has introduced a new version of The World’s Best Banks of 2020. This new version is based on consumer ratings from a survey conducted by Statista. A recent study by Emerging Technologies has shown that financial institutions that embrace the use of artificial intelligence and other …

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COVID-19 might finally bring FinTechs and financial institutions together

Despite a past of underwhelming collaborations between FinTechs and traditional financial institutions, the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to forge deeper relationships between the two as many legacy systems have proven themselves unfit for a digitally-powered future. As businesses and consumers emerge from the pandemic in profoundly different ways, traditional financial …

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New opportunities for FinTechs in a post-COVID-19 world

According to a Deloitte report on the future of banking, the COVID-19 pandemic may end up resulting in new opportunities for FinTechs in the long term. In particular, the report notes that, if FinTechs reexamine their business models for a post-COVID-19 world, they can take advantage of an increased appetite …

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BFC FinTech Monitor 5th – 13th March

Stay up-to-date on all the all the latest FinTech news and information from around the world in the BFC FinTech Monitor.  Around the World: Amsterdam will play host to the Money 20/20 international FinTech conference in mid-June. Confirmed speakers include experts from Goldman Sachs, Netflix and Airbnb. According to a …

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BFC FinTech Monitor 27th February – 5th March

Stay up-to-date on all the all the latest FinTech news and information from around the world in the BFC FinTech Monitor and telegram channel FinTech Wave.   Around the World: ATMmarketplace.com has released a new report on the main digital banking trends. It revealed that (1) Apple has set new standards, …

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