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FinTech lenders’ difficulties in the current pandemic

Many FinTechs lenders find themselves in a precarious position as uncertainty mounts over whether or not millions will be able to pay back their loans due to the impact of COVID-19. This is especially concerning for FinTech lenders that provide personal loans, which tend to be the lowest priority for …

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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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FinTech’s new realities in a COVID-19 world

In recent years, FinTech has been on a tear, recording record levels of funding and valuations. With so many competing in the market, it’s little surprise that most FinTechs have prioritized growth and customer acquisition over profitability. But the COVID-19 pandemic has put an end to that.  Funding has dried …

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Biz2Credit launches disaster loan resources for small businesses

Biz2Credit, a leading provider of small business financing online, has announced the launch of a new set of resources to help small businesses facing economic hardships caused by the COVID-19 crisis. Via a new dedicated website (SBADisasterLoans.info), small businesses can get advice from a Biz2Credit specialist and learn how to …

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FinTechs providing free and discounted services during the COVID-19 crisis

A number of FinTechs are providing free, discounted or accelerated deployment offers to financial institutions during the COVID-19 crisis as a way to help them and their customers during this difficult period. These include offers related to accounting, chatbots/virtual assistants, collaboration, communications, cybersecurity, data analytics/management, digital banking, document management, earned …

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Russian FinTech not adequate for COVID-19 crisis

FinTech in Russia has not yet developed to the point to be able to adequately support Russians through a crisis like that of the COVID-19 crisis. This is highlighted by electronic recording in hospitals not always being available, a cashless payment system that has yet to be fully established and …

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The COVID-19 crisis as a catalyst for cashless payments in Ukraine

The COVID-19 crisis is changing how people go about living their lives and could be a catalyst for permanent change in Ukraine. With increased restrictions on movements and gatherings as well as greater concerns among the populous about contact with potentially-infected persons, there has been a noticeable increase in the …

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COVID-19’s impact on Ukrainian FinTech

The COVID-19 crisis is impacting the way Ukrainians work, live and conduct business. For FinTechs, this represents a tremendous opportunity as Ukrainians with low levels of financial literacy and a relatively low usage of available FinTech resources are increasingly turning to mobile banking, online payments and other FinTech solutions, thereby …

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FinTech in a post COVID-19 world

Finch Capital has released FinTech: The Future Post CV-19, a detailed analytical report that outlines the challenges and opportunities for FinTechs during and, more importantly, after the COVID-19 crisis. The key findings of the report include: Most of the world will likely be going through the crisis until the 3rd …

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Video: the effects of COVID-19 on China’s FinTech ecosystem

Stephen Hopkins, an expert on the Chinese FinTech space, outlines how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted China’s FinTech ecosystem and how some government policies could help mitigate some of the negative effects of the outbreak. Infographic: cashless payments now reign supreme Infographic: are we ready for the industrial internet of …

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Video: COVID-19’s impact on FinTech startup investments

Chris Sugden, managing partner at Edison Partners, discusses the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on investments in FinTech startups. Video: the evolving cyber threat to banking Video: the single most important factor to startup success Video: banking on digital innovation — APIs

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FinTech, RegTech and the Role of Compliance Report 2020 released

In this video, Susannah Hammond, senior regulatory intelligence expert at Thomson Reuters, discusses the recently-released FinTech, RegTech and the Role of Compliance Report 2020. The Report highlights the benefits FinTech and RegTech solutions, including increased operational efficiencies and effectiveness, improved consumer services and enhanced business opportunities. The key findings of …

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