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Video panel: the future of finance

Bloomberg convened a peer community of C-level technology executives and senior decision-makers to examine how financial services leaders are embracing digital transformation to improve business continuity, modernize processes and navigate mounting challenges. Watch this fascinating panel discussion to gain some interesting insights into how the COVID-19 pandemic is driving digital …

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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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What banking will look like after the pandemic

As we emerge from the COVID-19 crisis and look to the future, we can clearly see that banking will be very different than it was before. Perhaps most obviously, banking will move increasingly into online spaces as the measures taken to combat the spread of COVID-19 are exposing a greater …

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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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Video: how banking will change after COVID-19

Emmanuel Daniel, founder of The Asian Banker, discusses how commercial financial institutions around the world, by and large, failed consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the emerging new standards upon which commercial financial institutions are likely to be assessed in a post-COVID-19 world. New Electronic Document Management at …

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5 ways FinTech startups are adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic

We’re now living in a new macroeconomic narrative, one with major changes taking place nearly every day. To survive in such conditions, it’s necessary to be flexible. Unsurprisingly, FinTechs are already starting to adapt to the new realities. Here’s 5 important things FinTechs are doing to survive and come out …

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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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COVID-19’s impact on P2P lending

COVID-19 has caused a significant downturn in economies around the world, impacting the personal finances of millions worldwide. This, in turn, has had a major effect on P2P lending. In fact, many P2P investors have made the equivalent of a bank run on P2P platforms to recover their funds, leading …

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Top 8 ways COVID-19 is (and will) impact the payments industry

Thus far, the global payments industry has proven resilient to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the industry is far from immune. In the short term, payment providers will need to prepare to adjust to new realities by adapting their operating models to be more flexible. The long-term impact …

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Coming soon: 3 big changes for B2B payments

So-called “black swan” events throughout history have shown the tendency to be the instigators of large-scale change for the better in many industries. The COVID-19 pandemic has the potential (and likely will) be the instigator that brings about a brighter future for (business-to-business) B2B payments as millions of businesses are …

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Could the COVID-19 pandemic ignite a mobile payment movement?

While the COVID-19 pandemic has been a boon for many services (e.g. remote work apps, e-learning tools and e-commerce solutions), the mobile payments industry has seen a huge plunge in numbers due to lockdowns, physical distancing measures and people reducing their discretionary spending. At the same time, retailers that have …

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COVID-19’s impact on the current and future of RegTech solutions

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected each industry in a different way, providing numerous new challenges to overcome as well as unique opportunities to further develop. For many financial institutions (especially brokers), the pandemic environment has meant that it is much harder for them to stay on top of things. Although …

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The internet of things and the great lockdown

IoT Analytics has released its State of the Internet of Things Q1 2020 and COVID-19 Impact report, outlining current trends in the internet of things (IoT). It specifically highlights 8 key impacts of COVID-19 on IoT applications needs: There is a decreased interest in consumer IoT devices. Although consumers are …

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