Alt Lending week ending 8th January 2021

  First UK Farmers Bank in 100 years set to open Oxbury Bank, (bucolic name  isn’t it?) will shortly be opening its doors for business after a £ 15 million injection from Wheatsheaf Group, part of the Duke of Westminster’s not inconsiderable portfolio. The outfit has been formed by CEO James Farrar who amongst other […]

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This Week in Fintech ending Friday 25th December 2020

Yes it is Xmas – sadly constrained this year. The good news is that 2020 is nearly over and 2021 looks more promising. This week our experts brought you the following insights based on their experience as investors, entrepreneurs & executives. To continue receiving This Week in Fintech, you can either become a paying Member […]

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My Bank offers me KYC as a service for fintech apps & my business

  Fintech/Blockchain influencer – No.3 influencer in the finance sector by Refinitiv Global Social Media 2019.  As the year comes to an end, I am reviewing how many Fintech apps I personally use. I have been asking other `Fintech experts` this same question, to gauge adoption. I invite our Fintech readers to share what Fintech services you use personally […]

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This Week in Fintech ending 11 December 2020

This week our experts brought you the following insights based on their experience as investors, entrepreneurs & executives. To continue receiving This Week in Fintech, you can either become a paying Member for $143 per year (and receive all our content in addition to this weekly summary) by clicking here.  If you just want to […]

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Equity Crowdfunding Part 3: Artisanal VC collides with digital innovation.

VCs like to invest in digital innovation, but their own business is artisanal – with a small number of partners making a few big decisions on ventures that are physically close to the VC office. That is the backdrop to the equity crowdfunding disruption that this 4-part series is describing. The idea of Internet disrupting […]

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This Week in Fintech ending 4th December 2020

Yes, we are in December, 2020 is nearly over! This week our experts brought you the following insights based on their experience as investors, entrepreneurs & executives. To continue receiving This Week in Fintech, you can either become a paying Member for $143 per year (and receive all our content in addition to this weekly […]

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Stablecoin News for the week ending Wednesday 2nd December.

This post is by Alan Scott who was not able to post in his own name today.   Here comes Facebook!   Here is our pick of the 3 most important Stablecoin news stories during the week.   This week was all about Facebook.  The Regulators are getting more urgent, the politicians are getting anxious and […]

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Fintech investors should look for value beyond re-bundling enablers

Efi Pylarinou is the founder of Efi Pylarinou Advisory and a Fintech/Blockchain influencer – No.3 influencer in the finance sector by Refinitiv Global Social Media 2019.  On the one-hour train ride to Zurich for the annual SICTIC Fintech event that will be held at Trust square, with only the speakers physically present, I focused on reflecting on the Swiss Fintech landscape. Swisscom maps the startups on a monthly […]

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