Fintech

How Regulation Created a Fintech Boom in Brazil

Brazil is the ninth biggest economy in the world and leads ecommerce in Latin America with its 150,000,000 internet users. Brazilian fintech companies are playing an important role in navigating domestic complexities and creating forward-looking solutions for businesses and consumers.

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Why Europe’s Fintech Firms Are Making a Beeline to This Continent

A clutch of Europe’s leading financial technology companies are expanding into Asia in an attempt to shake up the established retail banking market with new digital payment and wealth management services.

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Visa on SRC as the Future of eCommerce | PYMNTS.com

2108 has been the year of many things in payments and commerce. For Visa Global Head of Payments Products and Platforms TS Anil, it’s been a year in which many big steps have been taken on the journey toward giving merchants something that has made checking out in the store a safe, standard and interoperable […]

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Becoming a Digital Leader: 5 Customized Fintech Strategies That Work

According to EY study, fintech startups have raised $41.7 billion in the first half of 2018 across the globe. With financial services facing a challenging time, the real question is how to transform and improve consumer experience using technology.

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Credit Unions Join on FI-FinTech Collaborations

One of the biggest ways FinTech firms have been able to gain a competitive edge on traditional banks, for small business (SMB) customers, is through relationship-building. Banks are shuttering their physical branch locations at the fastest pace in years, according to The Wall Street Journal ( WSJ).

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Payment and Fintech Startups Are Hamstrung by Avoidable Mistakes

It goes without saying that fintech and payment startups have a lot at stake. Competition is fierce. Differentiation is difficult. One would think it’s a no-brainer that startup entrepreneurs – and their investors – would want to manage one of the biggest risks to their business: compliance.

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Asian Consumers Generally Trust Fintech

Consumers in Taiwan, Thailand and Indonesia say they are among the most ready in the world to embrace a cash-free, fintech future, a new study by LINE Corporation reveals. In comparison, consumers in Japan, Korea, U.K. and U.S. are taking more of a wait-and-see approach, despite recognising the appeal of various solutions, the study noted.

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Professional Cybercriminals Put the Heat on Fintech

Like the sophisticated and meticulous gang in the engaging 1995 movie Heat, cybercriminals are showing a greater degree of professionalism. In the European Payments Councils (EPC) 2018 Payment Threats and Fraud Trends Report, it provides a bleak and very lengthy overview of the most important threats in the payments landscape.

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In Cambodia, Fintech Development Is Slowly Gathering Pace

When it comes to Fintech adoption and funding, Cambodia trails its ASEAN neighbours. However, that presents significant growth opportunities in the future. By John Pennington As Singapore strides ahead of other ASEAN nations in the arena of fintech development, Cambodia lags some way behind.

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China’s Fintech Revolution Is Potentially ‘A Very Big Risk,’ Says Finance President

The sheer number of fintech companies setting up in China has the potential to become a very big risk, according to the president of Chinese financial investment platform, Phoenix Finance.

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Ten Blockchain, Fintech Firms Launch Association to Make ‘Code of Conduct’ for Crypto

Ten financial and tech firms have established an Association for Digital Asset Markets (ADAM) to create a code of conduct for the cryptocurrency sector. The launch was announced in a press release published Nov. 27.

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Australia Fintechs vs Banks: A Knife Edge in the Cashless Economy

In Australia there’s something of a ‘payments war’ going on and it’s taking a toll on Australian startups. Research from F5 Networks suggests that Australians are being more cautious about new payment technologies, with many sticking to the cash economy. Why? Because cash is more secure.

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