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The pandemic has had ramifications for many companies, creating uncertain futures for businesses as they work to innovate and adapt to the “new normal.” Covid-19 has only accelerated the reliance on technology adoption, leaving businesses run by legacy systems in the dust. Businesses that have enhanced connectivity during this
In consumer fintech, a lot of thought and emphasis goes into building solutions for financial inclusion (or financial literacy). This is the right problem for financial services to tackle. Even in markets like the US, where there is one bank branch for every 4,000 people, the availability of safe,
UK fintech startup Primer, the low-code payments infrastructure and online checkout API, today announces an approx. €15.5 million Series A funding round led by Accel. Existing investors Balderton, SpeedInvest and Seedcamp also participated, and were joined in the round by RTP Global.  The investment brings Primer’s total funding to around
There’s little novel about fintech and established financial institutions working hand-in-hand. Behind the snappy ad campaigns, sans serif fonts and slick app interfaces, most fintechs have always relied on some form of partner license, or access to a bank’s network.  Even challenger banks – the recent wave of financial
Europe should use new financial technologies to counteract the capital markets fragmentation trend that has been further aggravated by Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic. As the European Union is approaching the Brexit endgame, the risk of further fragmentation is looming over its already fractured capital markets. The future composition
Female FinTech entrepreneurs are getting left out of funding even as record venture capital money is being pumped into startups. Just 3.8 percent of FinTech startups with female founders received funding January through October, according to Crunchbase, per a Bloomberg report on Wednesday (Nov. 25). Companies that did get funding received
Why now is the time for financial services companies to spur innovation and the adoption to new technologies. Michael Tae and Matt Harris look back on two recent crises for lessons on how disruption can lead to rapid change, opportunity and a new status quo, with an eye towards
Worldline and Nets have become shareholders in the European Payments Initiative, a bank-backed joint venture that aims to build a rival to Mastercard and Visa. Backed by 16 major Eurozone banks, the European Payments Initiative (EPI) is striving to create a unified pan-European payment system, offering a card for
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