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How Did the Pandemic Impact e-Commerce?

Many fintech sectors have been boosted by the pandemic and e-commerce is no exception. Due to extended periods of self-isolation, online shopping became more popular than ever before. Customers can order anything and everything online including food/beverages, cosmetics, toiletries, medicines, etc. Online shopping allowed customers to receive all of the products they needed while also …

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Insurtech Leads Insurance to Innovation

While the pandemic has served as a driving force for many sectors to join in the use of digital services, Insurtech can take most of the credit for the innovation of the insurance sector. The growing demand for insurance service digitization is the driving force behind insurance innovation.  Many people are unfamiliar with what insurtech …

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EU Digital COVID Vaccine Certificate Goes Into Effect

The pandemic has prevented EU citizens from leaving their homes, seeing their families, traveling, and even walking down the street with the feeling of safety. The European Union created the EU Digital COVID Certificate to help facilitate the re-opening of travel through free movement among the 27 member states. This verification tool was released on July 1, …

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Fintech Funding During the Pandemic

The newest “Pulse of Fintech” report from KPMG Global has calculated the total investment amounts in fintech during 2020 across the globe. Investments through private equity, mergers & acquisitions, and venture capital have come to a $105 billion total across 2,861 deals. This figure is surprisingly lower than last year’s total investments at $168 billion. …

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Donohoe Announces That the Economy Is on Track for Rebound

Ireland’s Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, has stated that the country’s economy is in a position for a “strong rebound.” Donohoe made this statement during a webinar hosted by the German-Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce. Not only does he have a positive outlook on the recovery of financial markets in Ireland, but also for …

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Contactless Payments Reach a Record High in Ireland

Over the past year, the amount of contactless payments worldwide has increased massively. The global Covid-19 pandemic is the driving force behind the high demand for contactless payment services as consumers and producers are both focused on limiting the amount of physical contact for safety purposes. The ability to make a payment without having to …

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EU Launches Digital Covid-19 Certificate to Promote Safe Travel

Towards the end of May, the European Union launched a Digital Covid-19 Certificate, also known as the Digital Green Certificate, for all member countries to implement to help facilitate safe travel between countries. The digital vaccination verification tool is an online resource that provides one of the above: digital proof of a person’s vaccination, a …

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Why Housing Prices Are Going Up

Housing prices in Ireland have been rising at a shockingly fast pace. In April, housing prices increased at an annual rate of 4.5 percent. This is the fastest growth rate in housing prices documented over the past 2 ½ years in the country. Over a twelve-month period lasting until the end of April 2021, Dublin housing …

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