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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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Banks reviewing how consumers get perks from income cards

Income cards have become popular around the world due to their convenience and the benefits they provide. For example, some income cards not only serve as a bank account, they also offer reward programs and generate interest on existing balances. For banks, income cards have become a key way to …

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BigTechs march to battle in the financial sector

Over the past few years, there has been much made of the FinTech boom and how tech- and financially-focused companies were invading the financial sector from seemingly every corner. A new player, however, is entering the sphere and making even bigger waves. BigTechs (also known as TechFins) have swooped into …

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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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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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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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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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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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Q-Lana: a new tool to bolster MSMEs in emerging economies

Q-Lana, a U.S.-based FinTech company, was founded to develop the concept of knowledge-based lending as a way to help financial institutions overcome the challenges associated with broader MSME lending and, thereby, spur economic development. Q-Lana is an integrated platform that offers fully-digitized operations and allows other providers to connect to …

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Bankers expect open banking to increase profits 10-20%

According to a new study from Accenture, bankers expect that open banking will lead to a growth in revenue of 10-20%. This thought it bolstered by the fact that commercial consumers are, by and large (35-42%) already using or planning to use open banking products in the near future. What …

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3 key areas for a future with open banking

As open banking continues its path toward offering consumers greater financial products and services, it is interesting to consider what things are necessary for open banking to become the new normal. Perhaps there is no other single thing more important for the long-term success and uptake of open banking than …

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8 in 10 millennials ready to switch away from banks

FinTech players and challenger banks are at the forefront of capturing the millennial market as 8 in 10 millennials now state that they are ready to switch from using banks to using the personalized financial services offered by the open banking era. In fact, FinTech players and challenger banks now …

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Open banking for the corporate sector

Recently, Accenture surveyed more than 650 businesses as well as 100 global banks to get their take on open banking for the corporate sector. The survey found that 77% of businesses already participate in open banking ecosystem platforms or plan to do so within the year. Similarly, 80% of banks …

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First-ever open banking service to help people get out of debt

AccountScore, together with The Insolvency Panel, has announced the launch of the first ever open banking service designed to help people get out of debt. The service auto-populates consumer income and expenditure information from current accounts and offers them access to face-to-face and telephone debt advisors. Insolvency practitioners and debt …

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