Aug. 10, 2022 • Miley Dowing
Prevention requires constant evolution and effort from innovators, banks, government organizations, and businesses.

Money laundering has been an issue since the dawn of physical currency. As our financial institutions and digital technology have evolved, so has this pervasive financial crime. According to th...

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Aug. 8, 2022 • Matteo Carbone
Will the new generation of Insurtechs do differently?

The news of the past month in the insurtech scene has been the WeFox round of financing at $4.5B ( $400 million series D round "which is compromised of equity and debt"). My first ...

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Aug. 4, 2022 • Anthony Walton
The standard has been implemented across 70 plus countries, yet implementation in parts of the developed world is yet to be completed

With digital innovation developing at speed within the financial services industry it’s never been more important to follow the latest standards and protocols. One standard, however, which is c...

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Aug. 2, 2022 • Prasanna Rajendran
Many organizations fail to analyze their spending patterns successfully

Every individual and organization, in one way or another, tracks how they spend their budget in a certain period. Where an individual might keep a diary, organizations maintain accounting ledge...

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July 28, 2022 • Toine van Beusekom
Future-proof payments infrastructure: The role of agent banks in the quest for modernisation

The rapid transformation of the payments industry over the past decade has brought banks worldwide to a crossroads. Balancing growing consumer demand for instant payments and emerging digital...

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July 25, 2022 • Shane Rodgers
The crypto shake-out is long past due. The $2 trillion hit to the industry has caused massive losses for both early investors and, unfortunately, for the smaller investors who followed suit.

The crypto shake-out is long past due. The $2 trillion hit to the industry has caused massive losses for both early investors and, unfortunately, for the smaller investors who followed suit. T...

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July 21, 2022 • Joost van Houten
Understanding legal persons is important as, under the old version of R.24, financial institutions (FI) were responsible for finding the UBO of a company, whereas now the legal persons are obliged to have that information on record and make it available

In March 2022, global regulatory watchdog the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) adopted amendments to Recommendation 24 (R.24) of its 40 Recommendations that govern global anti-money launderin...

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July 18, 2022 • Roger Portnoy
In both value and volume terms this week provided a big jump from the opening week with 33 deals achieving venture related financing, raising a total of US1.9bl.

Overview: I am included, on request insurtech coverage for the first time in this week's coverage. In both value and volume terms this week provided a big jump from the opening week with...

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July 14, 2022 • Samuel Feldman
The crypto crash is in full swing, will Bitcoin and Ethereum ever recover, or are these cryptocurrencies in big trouble?

What happened to crypto? Crypto has seen a massive crash, starting in the first quarter of 2022. This has led multiple global crypto exchange platforms to pause all crypto exchanges. The ...

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July 12, 2022 • Thomas Quinn
Understanding how operations can either propel or torpedo your growth plans.

Every startup has a skeleton — the operational infrastructure that lies within. The only question is whether it will be a source of strength and stability that propels the organization to new h...

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July 10, 2022 • Matteo Carbone
Evaluations of the listed insurtech startups falling more and more over the past year, this has led some of the incumbents to self-doubt their insurtech efforts

We have seen the evaluations of the listed insurtech startups falling more and more over the past year. The HSCM Public InsurTech Index (HPIX)™ presented to the market 14 months ago is down by ...

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July 6, 2022 • Roger Portnoy
Investors continue to show an appetite for a mixture of business models, and particularly in a sector like real estate, there is a strong belief that platforms can bring more benefits to all of the participants in the value chain

Overview: Funding I track from Crunchbase data this week showed total that US$650ml of total capital was deployed across debt and equity by various types of investors into the Fintech & ...

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FINTECH

July 5, 2022 • Kyle Perez
With more than $40bn deployed across more than 600 deals in 2021 and investment as a whole growing at five times the rate of the rest of the venture capital ecosystem over the past five years, interest in the space has never been higher.
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June 20, 2022 • Jat Sahi
80% of shoppers calling on retailers to invest in technology such as frictionless payments
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June 15, 2022 • Yulia Barabash
Russia's war in Ukraine affected all the CIS countries and somewhat all the world. As well the war influenced fintech companies, whose rapid development was observed after the pandemic.
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BANKING

June 6, 2022 • Anthony Walton
A significant 39% of demand deposit accounts (DDAs) in the US are still not connected to the Real-Time Payment RTP Network
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April 15, 2022 • Yahya Mohamed Mao
The ability to understand and control risk allows organizations to be more confident in their business decisions.
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April 13, 2022 • Marten Nelson
As the New York Fed noted in its paper, The Future of Payments Is Not Stablecoins, there is a third way: tokenized deposits.
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BLOCKCHAIN

May 21, 2022 • Piroune Balachandran
The public nature of the blockchain introduces privacy concerns about data-privacy for retail and institutional users
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March 23, 2022 • Bethan Watson
The potential of blockchain when applied within the Regulatory Technology space
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March 14, 2022 • Nakul Gupta
Why developer infrastructure for creator economy will become the new frontier tech
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CRYPTOCURRENCIES

July 25, 2022 • Shane Rodgers
The crypto shake-out is long past due. The $2 trillion hit to the industry has caused massive losses for both early investors and, unfortunately, for the smaller investors who followed suit.
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July 14, 2022 • Samuel Feldman
The crypto crash is in full swing, will Bitcoin and Ethereum ever recover, or are these cryptocurrencies in big trouble?
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June 29, 2022 • Andrew Beal
DeFi protocols are financial infrastructure. Like any technology infrastructure, they need applications built on top.
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INSURTECH

Aug. 8, 2022 • Matteo Carbone
Will the new generation of Insurtechs do differently?
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July 10, 2022 • Matteo Carbone
Evaluations of the listed insurtech startups falling more and more over the past year, this has led some of the incumbents to self-doubt their insurtech efforts
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March 29, 2022 • Matteo Carbone
A quantitative retrospective over the past 6 years of insurtech
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PAYMENTS

June 1, 2022 • Ian Bradbury
The Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) phenomenon is the latest in a long list of attempts to challenge the status quo.
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May 31, 2022 • Fiyin Ogunlesi
The African ecosystem and the rising financing rounds
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April 26, 2022 • Daniel Gusev
Evolution of payments today and in near future: tools, services and platforms all point to the numbers game of improving the attribution — and redemption of marketing outreach.
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OPEN BANKING

May 12, 2022 • Andy Taylor
Before any action can be taken to support customers who might be struggling, they need to be identified
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April 11, 2022 • Alexi Karalis
With high level adoption of Open Banking by financial institutions introducing ground breaking capabilities at pace, what’s next?
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