Alt Lending: Zombie companies, Bank Interventions & conflicting priorities for Alt Lenders

Here is our pick of the 3 most important Alt Lending news stories during the week: Zombies are a major drag on the uk economy New analysis from KPMG UK finds the rising prominence of so-called ‘zombie firms’ is threatening to cause a significant drag-effect on the UK economy. Why it matters: Referring to Zombie […]

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XBRL: US states reporting, taxonomy development, sustainable finance

Here is our pick of the 3 most important XBRL news stories this week. 1 XBRL reporting by state and local governments The development of Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) in the corporate sector, the demand for better state and local government reporting, legislation at the national and state levels, and increased user interest in […]

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The insurance earth is flat. Digital conferences have helped prove that theory.

Being a last minute addition to two Digital Insurance Innovation Conference Africa 2020 panels has proven the Flat Earthers’ hypothesis- the earth is not a spherical barrier to virtual navigation, and taking the concept one step further, insurance innovation has loosed its bindings from its earthly coil and barriers raised by regulatory frontiers.   Patrick […]

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Who can fill Jessica’s shoes on the subject of SMB Fintech? 

I am sad to report that today will be the last post on Daily Fintech by Jessica Ellerm. She started writing here way back in the early days. For the record here is the post announcing Jessica over 4 years ago. I will miss her ability to make complex subjects accessible, informative and entertaining. Jessica […]

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Australia’s Adatree At the Forefront of Australia’s Open Banking Push

Jessica Ellerm is a thought leader specializing in Small Business and the Gig Economy and is the CEO and Co-Founder of Zuper, a neowealth disruptor in Australia If Australian businesses were still on the fence about how Open Banking will transform the competitive landscape, then following the release of Australian Open Banking fintech Adatree’s landmark […]

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A bankers guide to AI Part 1 How transparent is the AI? 

  This is a 5 part series (published weekly) written by guest author Amber Sutherland. AI in Banking is a massive subject that needs somebody who understands both subjects. We found that person in Amber Sutherland who  has over fifteen years of experience in finance, business development, and regulatory technology. She worked for a large […]

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Stablecoin News for the week ending Tuesday 28th July

CBDC’s raise more questions and is DeFi the answer! Here is our pick of the 3 most important Stablecoin news stories during the week. A board member of the Czech National Bank (Central Bank) has provided a less than glowing opinion on the current viability of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs).  Those questions included whether digital […]

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Scalable Capital: from Digital investing to Deposit accounts and Brokerage services

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.  Fintech funding and activity for investing solutions is remarkably healthy given the macroeconomic conditions. The Stash ($112million in April 2020) and Robinhood ($280million in May 2020 and $320million in July) sizable funding rounds and the acquisition of Personal Capital by Empower Retirement […]

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Dr. Seuss and Decentralization

Dapper Labs the creator of CryptoKitties is bringing Dr. Seuss collectibles to the digital world using blockchain technology. Anyone will be able to buy packs of Dr. Seuss digital collectibles, featuring characters from The Cat in the Hat, The Grinch, and other famous works by Seuss. Dr. Seuss wrote and illustrated more than 60 books […]

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