Nordigen launches first-ever free open banking platform to challenge Tink and Plaid

Latvian fintech Nordigen today launches the first-ever free open banking API platform. This will enable developers in companies of all sizes to access PSD2 open banking data from major banks from across Europe via a single API. Nordigen’s new freemium model truly democratises financial data by completely removing financial barriers to access. In addition to […]

UBS introduces credit card made from corn

Swiss bank UBS has replaced plastic with corn for a new environmentally-friendly credit card and also introduced a purely virtual card. From early next year, clients will be able to register a digital version of their credit card with UBS Twint, Mobile Pay, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay or Google Pay and begin using it immediately. […]

Top 4 exciting Malaysian FinTechs transforming financial services

Financial technology (FinTech) is rapidly becoming a central part of the financial sector of Malaysia. With an increasing middle class, high mobile phone penetration rates, and government support for the digital economy, Malaysia is well situated to take advantage of FinTech innovation. Mobile wallets, digital payments, lending, remittances, blockchain, electronic KYC processes, and crowdfunding, among […]

55. Super Bowl goes cash free

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For the first time, this season’s Super Bowl will be cashless after the NFL and partner Visa decided to accelerate the move to contactless payments because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Super Bowl LV, taking place in Tampa Bay in February, will offer 100% digital payment acceptance for fans throughout the stadium on game day, including […]

The Future Of Fintech In A Post-pandemic World

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COVID-19 has been extremely damaging for many businesses, especially small businesses and their employees. Yet, tragedy is excellent at uncovering opportunity, and in this case, the opportunity lies in the fintech industry.  The response to the pandemic in the business world was to redo structure. Businesses that hadn’t previously been online have been forced to […]

5 French FinTechs transforming the financial sector

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Over the last few years, the Fintech industry has known a real economic boom in France. According to Statista, digital payments have become increasingly mainstream in France, as more and more users are taking advantage of the conveniences of this type of payment. Mobile payments, credit cards and other types of digital payment methods represent […]

Why it’s natural for fintech innovations to slow down

Currently, fintech is one of the most emerging industries all over the world. More and more companies are launched every day using technologies to provide financial services to people involved in the business sector. In fact, fintech is all around us nowadays as everything we do online may be part of the industry without us […]

4 U.S. based FinTech companies transforming small business lending

Small businesses are the backbone of the U.S. economy and remain essential to the country’s economic growth and employment. According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), 99.7% of all U.S. private-sector employers are small businesses, and nearly 7 out of 10 American jobs are at a small business. With this scale, it’s easy to understand […]

Bunq brings Google Pay to the Netherlands and Portugal

The Dutch neobank, founded in 2012, has become the first provider to offer Google Pay support in its home country, as well as in Portugal. Google Pay is a safe and easy way to pay contactless with your NFC-equipped Android phone in physical retail locations or online. It creates encrypted virtual cards that are securely stored on your […]

Lanistar’s New Card Supports Personalized Security, A First In Fintech

Bottom Line: Lanistar’s new payment card provides an innovative solution to the paradox holding FinTech back from growing faster, which are the conflicting needs of providing tighter transaction security while giving customers more freedom to customize services. Fintech startups bring much-needed innovation to the Financial Services industry by concentrating on the two main problems holding back […]