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The difference between FinTech and TechFin

In 2019, FinTech is not a new concept, with most people having at least some understanding of it. But this is not the case for TechFin. What is it? And how is it different from FinTech?  At its most simple level, FinTech refers to financial companies looking at technology as …

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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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Tinkoff-Yandex merger: benefits for both

A proposed merger between Yandex and Tinkoff is being heralded by many as a move that will greatly benefit both sides. For Tinkoff, they will gain access to an expanded customer base, and Yandex will benefit from the ability to integrate credit and financial services into its vast digital ecosystem.  …

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Commercial financial institutions embracing FinTech partnerships?

As commercial financial institutions strive to keep pace with consumer demands, many are looking to FinTech partners to help deliver improved service and value. In fact, a majority already use some kind of third-party FinTech solution, and many plan to (or are willing to) increase investments in such partnerships. This …

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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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UniCredit teams with FinDynamic to enhance invoicing service

Italian banking group UniCredit has teamed with Italian FinTech company FinDynamic to enhance its working capital offering for corporate clients. The partnership will allow bank clients to offer suppliers early payment of invoices in exchange for a discount that changes dynamically in relation to the number of days discounted from …

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5 ecosystem and B2B solutions for FinTech startups in Southeast Asia

The platform-based business model has taken hold in the digital economy, and the concept is quickly spreading to banking and financial services. This has resulted in companies springing up to offer extensive ecosystems and business-to-business (B2B) solutions. Here are five of the most popular in Southeast Asia: Ancileo – this …

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Banks for entrepreneurs

Today’s entrepreneurs are used to taking advantage of new and innovative solutions that automate operations and make doing business easier. As such, banking is an important consideration for them. While large traditional banks cover the needs of a business at all stages of development, newcomers like neo-banks and FinTech banks …

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Polish banks reluctant to embrace open banking

With open banking growing in popularity across the globe and the Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) coming into full force, many Polish banks are reluctant to embrace open banking. Leaders at many Polish banks believe that open banking is unnecessary for them as the point of open banking is to …

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Huawei, Forms Syntron release distributed open platform solution for banks

Huawei and Forms Syntron, a leading Chinese bank solution provider, have jointly released Fincube, a distributed open platform solution for the financial industry. Fincube will help banks at various scales better meet the challenges of the “Bank 4.0” era, reduce innovation costs, optimize technologies and continuously improve service openness capabilities …

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Consumer satisfaction survey gives hope to smaller banking providers

According to a major study released by Market Force Information, consumer satisfaction with banking providers is rising overall, with consumer satisfaction with primary banking providers jumping from 49% to 57% in just one year. Despite the seemingly positive news for established banking providers, brands are still vulnerable as consumers are …

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Revolut plans invasion of the Russian market

Revolut, a British FinTech startup with Russian roots, announced its plans to enter the Russian market this year. The company, valued at USD 561 million, is a mobile app that is integrated with a multi-currency debit card. The service allows users to convert funds from one currency to another at …

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Sberbank, Yandex launch instantaneous B2B payment platform

Small- and medium-sized businesses will soon be given the opportunity to quickly execute payments via a new business-to-business (B2B) payment platform launched by Sberbank and Yandex. Traditionally, B2B payments need to go through more stages than do payments from private individuals. This process can last 1-3 days. The new platform, …

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Five FinTech trends that will define banking in 2019

The banking sector is becoming both more strategically focused and technologically advanced in order to respond to consumer expectations and try to defend their market shares. As such, the importance of innovation and developing new solutions that take advantage of data, advanced analytics, digital technologies and new delivery platforms has …

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9 FinTech marketing strategies for 2019

Deploying the right FinTech marketing strategy is a big challenge in an incredibly saturated market. Here are nine tricks to position FinTech marketing efforts for success: Go mobile with FinTech marketing initiatives –optimize websites for mobile usage; make it fun, interactive and a joy for users to browse through. Make …

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First fully-digital bank in Georgia

In May last year, the first fully-digital bank (called Space) opened in Georgia. The bank operates as a daily finance management application and has no branches or other physical spaces. It offers its customers the opportunity to association another bank accounts with it, make money transfers, obtain a loan in …

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