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How Has the Pandemic Impacted Fintechs?

It’s widely known and unfortunate news that the pandemic has led to not just widespread health turmoil, but also worldwide economic recessions. Lockdowns have caused many businesses deemed as “non-essential” to close their doors indefinitely, or operate at a far lower capacity than normal. All this while still being expected to pay the same rent …

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Fintech Startup Zeta Close to Unicorn Status

The coronavirus pandemic has added fuel to the already burning global fintech fire, as contactless mobile banking has become increasingly desirable. The industry has shown that bright fintech ideas can arise from nearly every corner of the world. The pandemic may have shown us a negative to having such an interconnected world, since the virus …

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Nigerian Fintech Startup Appzone Raises €8 Million

The global fintech sector has given opportunities to innovators from all around the world to generate new ideas and inventions based on circumstance. Africa is one of the world’s current fintech hotspots, especially countries such as Nigeria and Kenya, where innovations come from needs that wouldn’t be possible anywhere else. For example, the M-pesa money …

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Top 5 Trends to Watch in the Mortgage Industry in 2021

The mortgage industry broke records last year as the actions by Central Banks around the globe, who were gripped by the coronavirus pandemic, brought interest rates to record low levels. The reaction to these rates saw a massive increase in loan originations not only for new home purchases but for home refinances too. Other factors …

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Three Ways Fintech is Changing the Finance Industry

Some of the largest banking institutions and other huge financial players are playing catch up with new advances in software developments and technology that have consistently been introduced by fintech startups. This in turn is rapidly changing the global financial landscape. The explosion in financial technology (fintech) has touched every part of the globe and …

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Stripe Backs New Fintech Startup Ramp

Stripe is easily one of the most innovative and exciting companies to follow in the fintech world, as they have a notable reputation for being very forward thinking and risk taking. Their primary focus is being a payment processing company for e-commerce sites, partnering with companies such as Shopify, a website curator for e-commerce businesses. …

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British Fintech TrueLayer to Challenge Visa and Mastercard

The fintech industry is allowing innovators from every corner of the world to have their bright ideas broadcasted on a global stage. Many fintech startups are even challenging long standing financial institutions as some of these corporations are having a difficult time adapting in this fast-paced environment, such as commercial banks like JPMorgan Chase. When …

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New Details Emerge Regarding Walmart’s Future Fintech

The global fintech market is one of the fastest growing and potentially profitable emerging markets over the past few years. Since the spark of the pandemic, the demand for contactless payments and banking activities straight from users’ smartphones and computers rose exponentially, opening the space to innovators to enter this competitive space. The opportunity is …

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