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BFC FinTech Monitor 5th – 13th March

Stay up-to-date on all the all the latest FinTech news and information from around the world in the BFC FinTech Monitor.  Around the World: Amsterdam will play host to the Money 20/20 international FinTech conference in mid-June. Confirmed speakers include experts from Goldman Sachs, Netflix and Airbnb. According to a …

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BFC FinTech Monitor 27th February – 5th March

Stay up-to-date on all the all the latest FinTech news and information from around the world in the BFC FinTech Monitor and telegram channel FinTech Wave.   Around the World: ATMmarketplace.com has released a new report on the main digital banking trends. It revealed that (1) Apple has set new standards, …

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BFC FinTech Monitor 20th – 27th February

Stay up-to-date on all the all the latest FinTech news and information from around the world in the BFC FinTech Monitor and telegram channel FinTech Wave. Around the World: In 2019, FinTech startups attracted a total of USD 34.5 billion in investments (1,913 total transactions). Nearly half of this amount (USD …

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BFC FinTech Monitor 3rd January – 12th February

Stay up-to-date on all the all the latest FinTech news and information from around the world in the BFC FinTech Monitor.   Around the World: American FinTech startup Remitly has launched a neobank for immigrants, allowing them to transfer funds to their homelands without documents establishing residency in the United …

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The FinTech bubble is about to burst

We live in a world of challenger banks, with new ones seemingly rising to new heights overnight. With them has come a hype surrounding the new innovations they offer and the flashy new services they provide consumers. This so-called HypeTech is derided by many as holding back true FinTech advances, …

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A quick glance at Asia’s FinTech prospects

Asia, driven by fierce competition, has been a global leader in terms of FinTech adoption. Let’s take a look at 3 key trends expected to define FinTech in Asia over the coming years: China continues to be a leader. China is still the market setting the pace for FinTech innovation …

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Dawn of the neo bank

Globally, a vast army of neo banks are targeting all sorts of consumer and small-business niches – from millennial investors to dentists and franchise owners – and emerging as a huge threat to traditional financial institutions. Some experts think that, by 2025, up to 40% of financial institutions’ collective revenue …

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Top 22 mobile banking trends

Mobile banking is a huge demand from banking customers as well as a major piece of many financial institutions’ marketing strategies. With that in mind, Juniper Research came up with a list of 22 mobile banking trends: Open banking permits many innovative FinTech offerings to be offered to mobile customers …

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5 key takeaways from Money20/20

Money20/20 was held earlier this year in Las Vegas. Here are 5 key takeaways from the event: The distinguishing lines between merchants and FinTechs continue to blur –  Uber created a team called Uber Money that will be responsible for its various FinTech offerings. And now Amazon is enabling utilities …

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How technology can help grow Kazakhstan’s insurance market

Insurance markets are changing all over the world thanks to digital innovations. This includes: changes to calculation models, increased competition (due to the rise of insurance platforms), a rise in the use of online data analysis, actuary skill development and new car insurance models. Although suffering from a number of …

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The state of FinTechs in Ukraine

FinTech is a booming industry in Ukraine, with more than 100 such companies operating in the country today (58% of which were founded in the last 3 years). Because of the relative youth of the sector in Ukraine, most are now either just starting sales (24%) or working to scale …

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Video: Beyond open banking lies Open X

The financial services industry is shifting from open banking to an impending phase called Open X. Learn how to thrive on the Open X shared marketplace in this informative World Fintech Report 2019 video. Alfa-Bank launches new international marketplace platform PrivatBank launches new anti-fraud card technology Understand what blockchain is …

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Video: Top FinTech trends for 2020

The advancement of technology has been a consistent driver of business development, and 2020 will be no different. Here’s a quick look at the top FinTech trends for the coming year. Uniteller and Optima Bank launch online payment service Alfa-Bank leading Belarus into a fintech future National Bank of Kyrgyzstan …

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2019 FinTech100

Now in its sixth edition, the FinTech100 highlights truly innovative companies that create products and services at the juncture of technology and financial services, especially those disrupting the existing processes and products that dominate the marketplace. This year’s FinTech 100 features companies from 29 countries and includes a balance of …

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How to survive a data breach crisis: the Monzo case study

Monzo, a disruptive neo-bank working to expand into the U.S., recently experienced a hiccup in its data security that resulting in nearly 500,000 U.K. account holders being urged to change their PIN numbers. It is important to note that the vulnerability was discovered by internal engineers and quick and decisive …

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Datathon organized to connect Belarusian companies with startups

Imaguru Startup Hub organized a Datathon to help Belarusian companies understand the importance of Big Data as well as connect them with startups that can help them achieve truly effective and innovative Big Data solutions. During the Datathon, teams were presented with tasks to be solved using Big Data solutions. …

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FinTechs represent an opportunity for wealth managers, not a threat

FinTechs are entering the wealth management industry at a record pace, and many traditional wealth management companies are not thrilled. But the fact is that FinTechs are bringing speed, radical innovations and visibility into the market. Although nobody can predict the next big disruption and how it will play out, …

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