Fleets Go Full Throttle, Buoyed By Telematics & Usage Based Insurance

Commercial vehicles witnessed a 19.2% drop in medium duty and 31.1% in heavy duty trucks this year, compared to a year earlier. The silver lining was in LCV deployments in logistics, driven by ecommerce and last mile deliveries. As for connected truck telematics, the market is slated to grow 10% y-o-y, from 26.6 million installs […]

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Stablecoin News for the week ending Wednesday 16th December.

Everything new is old again. Here is our pick of the 3 most important Stablecoin news stories during the week. This week saw more movement in the new world of stablecoins as Sweden announced trials of it’s CBDC (2nd only to China) and then separately, one of the oldest banks issued a Euro stablecoin.  Meanwhile, we […]

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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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Equity Crowdfunding Part 4: The Rebundling phase driven by APIs and ecosystems. 

Part 1 described the consolidation phase of this market. Part 2 described the innovation at scale phase when traditional equity crowdfunding “goes crypto”. Part 3 steps back into the past (which will always be with us) of artisanal equity funding. In this final Part 4 we try to wipe the muck off our crystal ball […]

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Money going down the rabbit hole

MassMutual, a very traditional life insurance company that’s been in business for the last 169 years, bought $100 million worth of Bitcoin. MicroStrategy announced the issuance of $550 million in convertible notes to purchase more bitcoin. BitPay filed to become a national crypto-native bank. More crypto companies are applying for bank charters, and the first […]

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Alt Lending week ended 11th December 2020

  Stripe Boss  Collison Bullish on UK Fintechs post Brexit. Interesting piece in the Daily Telegraph talking up the role of UK Fintech start-ups post Brexit. John Collison an Irish Entrepreneur and co-founder of Stripe a company in the payments business whose value is somewhere around the $ 100 billion level makes some interesting comments […]

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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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XBRL News: sustainability reporting, Dutch real estate and ESEF

Here is our pick of the 3 most important XBRL news stories this week.  1 The Future of ESG is … Accounting? Companies, investors and consumers alike are frustrated by a lake of standardized accounting for corporate ESG performance. This might be about to change thanks to a recent proposal from the IFRS Foundation, which is […]

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Insurtech In 2021: What To Expect?

As we reach the end of the year, insurance business and technology teams are emerging out of intense annual review sessions ready with plans for 2021. The prognosis forebodes caution as executives grapple with scenario options ranging from a quick rebound to further drag in the recovery. At the same time, there are green shoots […]

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Stablecoin News for the week ending Wednesday 9th December.

Is a monopoly ever a good thing? Here is our pick of the 3 most important Stablecoin news stories during the week. This week we saw the empire strike back.  Well the State actually, reacting to Facebook’s looming launch. I have always thought that if you want a straight answer, good or bad go find a […]

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