This Week in Fintech ending 24 July 2020

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Alt Lending: Interest Rate, High Risk Lenders and Banking Parables

Here is our pick of the 3 most important Alt Lending news stories during the week: 1. Interest Rates to Pinch Alt Lenders and Digital Banks Welcome to the unchartered territory for the lending landscape – at least for those who were born and came of age in the new Millennium, in the digital age… […]

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XBRL: reporting costs for EU banks, iXBRL in US markets, IFRS taxonomy

Here is our pick of the 3 most important XBRL news stories this week. 1 EBA is looking into ways to reduce reporting costs As part of its drive for more proportionate regulatory and supervisory framework, the European Banking Authority (EBA) is looking for ways to optimise supervisory reporting requirements and reduce reporting costs for […]

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Is this how we will be seeing how the insurance industry is changing?

It’s not disruption, innovation, or reaction to pandemic that is prompting change in the insurance industry- it’s all of those and more.  Look at the news that comes in fire hose volume and force- Hippo raising $150 million for a $1.5 billion valuation as an MGA, Burn to Give continuing to build its social benefit […]

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New SME Bank Avenue Sets Sights On Australian Market

  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 all things go to plan, Australia will soon have a new SME neobank pitching its services to Australia’s small business community – Avenue. Avenue’s aim is […]

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Stablecoin News for the week ending Tuesday 21st July

After Libra, The Digital Yuan and COVID-19 Here is our pick of the 3 most important Stablecoin news stories during the week. This paper from Oxford University explores these three catalysts causing a major rethink and re-engineering of the global money system. https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/business-law-blog/blog/2020/07/after-libra-digital-yuan-and-covid-19-central-bank-digital-currencies Libra, the Digital Yuan and COVID-19 have each challenged policy makers and regulators […]

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The Re-bundling rhythm varies by region

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 As technology commoditizes products and services at an ever-increasing rate, the re-bundling of fintech services is trying to catch up with the rhythm. In the US market which has more unicorns and later-stage fintechs, this is more prevalent. SoFi first comes to […]

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Loyalty and Ledgers driving Crypto

Over the last weeks, in my exploration to what could drive crypto into mainstream and what could transform people from speculators to users,I’ve been writing about wallets, payments, staking and crypto debit cards. An area that I have not touched yet, is customer loyalty programs. In a post coronavirus world, it will be a long […]

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This Week in Fintech ending 17 July 2020

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Alt Lending: Zombie Companies, Revitalising Banks, Covid 19 rescue Loans

  Here is our pick of the 3 most important Alt Lending news stories during the week: 1.Britain is now Europe’s hub for Zombie Companies Corporate debt is expected to rise still further this year as firms borrow to survive in the aftermath of Covid-19. Why it matters: Well I suppose that you have to […]

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