Fintech

California Dreaming: Why Aussie Fintechs Are Looking Abroad

Peter Colbert believes Australia may be too small for the number of fintech companies it is producing. “There are only so many people in our country: 26 million, and that includes one year olds. What’s the real number of potential customers out there?” the founder of contactless payments company Inamo says.

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Fintech Startups Unlikely to Gain From Bill to Amend Aadhaar Act

In the wake of the Supreme Court order banning mandatory use of Aadhaar ID by private firms, the central government has introduced a Bill in the Lok Sabha aimed at voluntary use of biometric Aadhaar ID for opening a bank account and getting a mobile phone connection.

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Looking Forward at Fintech in 2019

[Opinion column written by Chris Garrod] In 2018, the Bermuda Government had a very busy year passing Fintech legislation, paving the way and laying the groundwork for future jobs and digital growth. Essentially, the Island was undergoing the process of digital transformation in the financial sector.

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Fintech Predictions for 2019. Where We Have Been & Where We Are Going

As we head into a market correction, 2019 and beyond will be very interesting for the evolving Fintech industry. This sector of finance saw significant M&A activity and massive fundraising during the 2nd half of 2018 and I predict that we will see more of it again in 2019.

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Malaysia Is a Leader in Islamic Finance, but Why Not Islamic Fintech? – Fintech News Malaysia

Malaysia was named a leader in Islamic finance, producing 26 of the world’s Shariah-compliant financial assets by the end of 2017-amounting to US528.7 billion (RM2.05 trillion). The study proclaimed Asia as the largest market for both sukuk and Islamic funds.

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Upcoming Trends for the FinTech Industry in 2019

By Faisal Husain, Co-founder and CEO, Synechron The evolution of the FinTech industry has transformed immensely the ways businesses operate. A paradigm shift from traditional banking to FinTech has translated into a whirlwind of transformations, ranging from upgraded infrastructure to enhanced reliability.

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Initiatives by India’s Government to Boost Fintech

The financial technology (fintech) space in India has seen an exponential growth over a few years. The growth has been powered by the Government of India (GOI) with introduction of innovation-supported startup landscape, friendly government regulations and policies, and a large market base.

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Flashback 2018: Fintech Segment Continues to Enjoy the Purple Patch

India’s nascent but fast-growing fintech sector recorded another year of success in terms of funding and entrepreneurial activity, but 2018 will also be remembered for a number of policy changes that will impact the way companies in the segment do business for years.

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Fintech Player Douugh Scores MasterCard Partnership

The company’s ultimate goal is to become a platform that acts as a financial control centre for people to manage their finances, or put it on “autopilot” thanks to its personal assistant Sophie.

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Deutsche Bank: How to Make FI/FinTech Partnerships Work

David Watson of Deutsche Bank contributed the following piece as part of PYMNTS’ Masterclass series, where participants in the world of payments and commerce can sharpen their competitive edge.

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Ant Financial Bids to Acquire UK Fintech WorldFirst

Ant Financial, the payments affiliate of Alibaba Group, is in advanced discussions about a takeover of UK fintech firm WorldFirst in a move that would allow the subsidiary of Chinas biggest e-commerce company to tap into a big player in Europes payments sector.

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Harnessing the Fintech Revolution to a Better Future

Innovation drives progress by disrupting the status quo and forcing established players to raise their game. But innovation can also be destructive if it is not managed properly, and financial innovation (fintech) is no exception.

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