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6 startups that will reshape wealth management

FinTech startups are reshaping the financial world, including wealth and asset management. Here are 6 WealthTech startups that are promising to change the way we manage our wealth: Cred – Cred uses artificial intelligence to help financial institutions deliver highly-personalized investment portfolios to digital clients. Responsive.ai – not just another …

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Revolut launches stock trading platform

British FinTech firm Revolut is jumping into the online brokerage space with its own commission-free stock trading platform, which is being run in partnership with U.S. broker DriveWealth. The company launched the service, which lets users buy or sell popular stocks with the tap of a button, as a way …

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Additiv driving WealthTech democratization in Asia

Zurich-based WealthTech company Additiv has become a worldwide leader in the field of digitization for wealth managers. In Asia, the company is driving a wide-angle perspective and helping wealth management become more democratized, enabling more and more people to access wealth management solutions – all thanks to the rise of …

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11 of the most notable WealthTech companies in Switzerland

With 75 companies operating in the sphere, WealthTech has become a thriving subset of FinTech in Switzerland. Here are 11 of the more notable Swiss WealthTech companies: AAAccell – a spin-off company of the University of Zurich, the company specializes in risk and asset management and uses the latest research …

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Apple Card review

With Apple Inc. starting the rollout of its brand-new Apple Card and its availability expected to reach more than 40 countries by the end of the year, we wanted to take a moment to give you a brief overview of this new payment device.   What is it Apple Card …

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Video: the threat of payment apps to U.S. banks

U.S. banks are projected to lose as much as USD 43 billion in revenue if mobile payment apps become as popular in the U.S. as they are in China. This video examines how cheap and easy phone-based payments are threatening one of the banking industry’s most profitable businesses. Mastercard and …

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G20 countries discuss new tax system for large internet companies

At a meeting of the financial heads of G20 countries in Southwestern Japan, a discussion was held on developing a new tax system for large internet companies such as Google and Facebook. Specifically, the financial heads discussed implementing a tax policy under which such companies would be taxed in each …

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China’s WeChat: the high cost of digital convenience

On the surface it may seem the China’s WeChat is a social network like Facebook or WhatsApp. But with more than a billion users and a plethora of functions, it has become a social ecosystem with unlimited possibilities – a messenger, a payment system, an identification system, etc. For most …

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BigTech’s impending banking invasion

With concerns of a BigTech “invasion” into financing reaching an apex, it seems appropriate to examine BigTechs’ interest in the financial sector: Why might BigTechs get into banking? – financial services already make up about 11% of BigTech revenue streams. Moreover, there is great potential for this to grow in …

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Hong Kong facilitating BigTech’s push into banking

So far this year, Hong Kong’s Monetary Authority (HKMA) has issued virtual banking licenses 8 different groups, including BigTechs, as part of an initiative to promote financial innovation, enhance consumer experiences and increase financial inclusion. The entrance of BigTechs into the financial sector is expected to push established financial institutions …

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Amazon Pay launches Android P2P payments in India

Android users in India can now make instant peer-to-peer (P2P) payments via Amazon Pay through a government-backed unified payments interface (UPI) platform. The new service will also allow customers to make direct payments to local stores from their bank accounts or even to Amazon delivery associates on their doorsteps via …

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BigTechs threaten financial stability

According to Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the entrance of BigTechs into the financial market could adversely affect overall financial stability. Ms. Lagarde specially mentioned concerns over confidentiality and the potential for such giants to eventually drive out competition. Instead, IMF is looking to help member …

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The race to digitize banking in the Asia-Pacific region

Competition in the Asia-Pacific region is intensifying between established financial institutions and the technology and e-commerce disruptors that threaten to carve up the payment solutions market. According to a report by Temenos, BigTech companies like Google, Facebook and Apple as well as major payment players like WeChat Pay, Alipay and …

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China’s TechFin giants

Chinese tech firms are moving into the banking sector in a much different way then their Western counterparts. Whereas Western BigTechs like Amazon and Google seem content in serving financial institutions with cloud features and advertising, Chinese ones like Tencent and Alibaba seem far more interested in competing with financial …

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Top B2B FinTech Companies

B2B FinTech companies don’t often get the recognition of their B2C cousins; however, they play a key role in the future of financial services and deserve some acknowledgment. That being said, our friends over at Tearsheet have created a list of the top B2B FinTech companies, broken down into 9 …

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