This Week in Fintech ending 24 September 2021

This week our experts brought you the following insights based on their experience as investors, entrepreneurs & executives. Monday Ilias Hatzis our Greece-based crypto entrepreneur (Founder & CEO at  Kryptonio a “keyless” non-custodial bitcoin and cryptocurrency wallet, that lets users manage bitcoin and crypto, without private keys or passwords and Weekly Columnist at Daily Fintech) @iliashatzis […]

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American JP Morgan cat lands among the UK digital bank pigeons and Big Five high street bank cats

Our London banker techno entrepreneur, Howard Tolman, is on holiday today so I am covering for him with a story he suggested. Our 2017 post looked at the chances of  Challenger Banks breaking  the massive bank concentration in the UK. The UK has one of the most concentrated/ consolidated banking markets in the world with the top 5 […]

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XBRL News from down under, about climate and certifications

Here are the three most relevant developments in the world of structured reporting we became aware of in the course of last week. 1  New era for Australian data collection as APRA connect goes live Congratulations to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority! On 13 September, its new data collection portal, APRA Connect, went live. Replacing […]

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Digital Health Ecosystems Part 3: Emerging Possibilities, Unfettered Potential

  This concluding part extends the narrative from insurtech orchestrators (Part-1) and pioneers like Discovery’s Vitality (Part-2) to emerging ecosystem impacts, based on examples of Manulife and John Hancock, its US subsidiary. Customer-focused health ecosystems are being designed to seamlessly deliver the right care in the right setting at the right time. Globally, they are […]

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Stablecoin News for the week ending Wednesday 22nd September.

Why are Regulators worried about stablecoins? Here is our pick of the 3 most important Stablecoin news stories during the week. Equally, why is the Crypto industry one minute welcoming and then in the next wary of regulation.  Simple.  The industry needs to be regulated to some level for mass adoption, but what that regulation could […]

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Part 3 Square’s moves in Crypto

Square (SQ) is ranked 7 in the Fintech 50 Index of publicly traded Fintech stocks and describes itself as “tools to empower businesses and individuals to participate in the economy. Sellers use Square to reach buyers online and in-person, manage their business, and access financing. And individuals use Cash App to spend, send, store, and […]

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Epic v. Apple: The metaverse will not be monopolized

Apple makes big bucks from its App Store since it launched it in 2008 with an initial 500 applications. The app ecosystem has grown into more than five million apps and into a huge business, with users spending $380 billion worldwide on in-app purchases. In 2020, Apple made $72.3 billion and Google made $38.6 billion. […]

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This Week in Fintech ending 17 September 2021

This week our experts brought you the following insights based on their experience as investors, entrepreneurs & executives. Monday Ilias Hatzis our Greece-based crypto entrepreneur (Founder & CEO at  Kryptonio a “keyless” non-custodial bitcoin and cryptocurrency wallet, that lets users manage bitcoin and crypto, without private keys or passwords and Weekly Columnist at Daily Fintech) @iliashatzis […]

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Alt Lending Week ended 17 September 2021

Johnson’s tax hikes makes raising rates difficult. A warning from the Bank of England that Johnson’s manifesto busting hikes in interest rates is significant enough to effect monetary policy. Well you can’t say he hasn’t been warned but he doesn’t seem interested in taking advice. Seriously though what are personal credit markets supposed to do […]

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XBRL News about sustainability, old ladies and students

Here are the three most relevant developments in the world of structured reporting we became aware of in the course of last week. 1  Mandatory sustainability reporting discussions in Japan and Philippines With mandatory climate and other sustainability disclosure requirements apparently gaining impetus around the globe, the latest news this week has a Pacific flavour. In […]

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