Singapore opens doors for digital banking boom in South East Asia

Earlier this year, Hongkong offered digital banking licenses to Alibaba, Tencent and Xiaomi. Therefore, it is not surprising to hear that the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) are opening up their doors to digital banks too. Applications are open for firms wanting to set up a digital bank in Singapore. The deadline for applications is […]

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ITC 2019 as mixer, and a mixed bag of InsurTech topics

Patrick Kelahan is a CX, engineering & insurance professional, working with Insurers, Attorneys & Owners. He also serves the insurance and Fintech world as the ‘Insurance Elephant’. Just as swallows return to Capistrano, the insurance innovation world returns to Las Vegas for its InsureTech (sic) Connect conference, this year attended by 7000.  Well, if Jay […]

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First principles for Fundbox gives it the visionary edge in SME lending

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. This week US SME lender Fundbox landed fresh funding, raising $176 million from new and existing investors. What sets Fundbox aside from other lenders in the market is its […]

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Vanguard undercuts Digital only `advisory ` offerings

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. The Vanguard effect is well known in the ETF market and now it could extend into the digital advisory space. The Vanguard Digital Advisory service is pending SEC approval. Vanguard`s […]

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Is Libra the Future of Money?

The world needs a stable, digital currency that provides autonomy and better control of money. Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin emerged with the promise of fulfilling this need, but high volatility hindered their usefulness. People in emerging economies need a way to protect their money, an easy and fast way send and receive money and merchants need […]

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Revolut Youth targets new customer segment – Kids and Teenagers

Arunkumar Krishnakumar is a Venture Capital investor at Green Shores Capital focusing on sustainable deep-tech investments. Catch ‘em young is banker marketing mantra – people rarely change from their first bank. UK with c. 20% of the population under 18 is an example. This is where top neobank Revolut offers “Revolut Youth” for 7-18 years old. […]

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Flood risk AI is now a reliable tool- is there a desire to put it to work?

Flood insurance has been a wallflower at the coverage dance- an eager participant but not able to find a suitable partner.  Innovation efforts have found suitable risk prediction partners for carriers- FloodMapp, Hazard Hub, and Previsco among others- but is the flood insurance market ready? Politics, inertia, customer preferences and regulation might keep the music […]

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Payments giants battle it out for the new breed of retail customer

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. Payments processor Adyen has prized eBay away from PayPal and a high profile customer from Square.  Is there a changing of the guard afoot in the global fintech […]

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