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Sept. 28, 2022 • Luke Hinchliffe
it’s absolutely crucial to ensure that you only onboard customers that have passed all the tests that determine whether or not they pose a risk to your business

When considering partnering with a KYC onboarding tech provider, there are several key questions you should ask in order to guarantee they deliver the solution you need, and not just the soluti...

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Sept. 21, 2022 • Konstantin Rabin
Revenue numbers from the very beginning of this year and experts are stating that the upcoming months will be even more high-yielding

The 2022 year has been highly prolific for the financial industry in terms of both funding rounds and SPAC deals. The majority of fintech companies have drawn immense investments and revenue nu...

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Sept. 19, 2022 • Harrison Smith
Building great products, the lesson goes, demands focus. And focus is about saying no.

The first principle you learn as a Product Manager is a simple one: how to say no. Steve Jobs famously said “I’m actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things we have done. In...

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Sept. 15, 2022 • Rachel Scanlon
The importance of the data-driven regulatory approach in delivering stability when the next financial crisis arrives.

Throughout history, financial services regulation has come about in times of panic, in response to one crisis or another. Most recently the financial crisis of 15 years ago led to significant ...

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Sept. 14, 2022 • Matteo Carbone
Waiting for a clear sign that one of listed insurtech carrier can survive in the middle term

The quarterly financial results of the listed #insurtech carriers were published in August's first days. Their depressed evaluations (which I have commented on in the last newsletter edi...

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Sept. 13, 2022 • Konstantin Rabin
Given the fact that fintech is a modern innovation, a vast number of people still feel skeptical about its abilities and shy away from using its services

Fintech comprises two well-known concepts - Finance and Technology, and it is a highly reliable resource in order to enhance financial procedures. It serves both consumers and businesses and pr...

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Sept. 9, 2022 • Xavier Giandominici
Data is emerging which shows digital payments are leading the way

With digital payments picking up steam around the world, it could be said that the future of the physical card is uncertain. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the rate of digitalization, wi...

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Sept. 5, 2022 • Roger Portnoy
Featuring 17 transactions for companies based in Europe, APAC and North America

Overview this week Based on our requirements, I am featuring 17 transactions this week for companies based in Europe, APAC and North America.  My coverage features a number of pre-seed through...

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Sept. 2, 2022 • Roger Portnoy
11 early stage transactions of the week

Overview: This week I am featuring 11 early stage transactions involving fund raises sponsored by Venture Capital firms, Growth Equity firms, Accelerators, Angel Investors and Corporate Sponsor...

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Aug. 29, 2022 • Luke Hinchliffe
Increasing regulatory scrutiny often results in businesses having to re-validate their existing customers

Increasing regulatory scrutiny often results in businesses having to re-validate their existing customers. The subsequent remediation process can be an onerous task, but if carried out correctl...

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Aug. 25, 2022 • Şebnem Elif Kocaoglu Ulbrich
Creating a new venture during economic uncertainty is not for everybody. Yet, during every crisis lies a great opportunity.

Uncertainty might be a rule of thumb for start-up game; nonetheless, when economic turmoil and ongoing war threatens to shake the financial stability to its core, the entrepreneurial journey mi...

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Aug. 21, 2022 • James Hickson
Apple and Mastercard relationship is a potential game-changer

The launch of Apple’s Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) product has been viewed as an industry disruptor. It's no wonder that the likes of Klarna, Afterpay and Affirm, have seen their valuations...

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FINTECH

Sept. 19, 2022 • Harrison Smith
Building great products, the lesson goes, demands focus. And focus is about saying no.
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Aug. 11, 2022 • Richard Thornton
There was a view that all the things which a bank or insurer does could be done better and cheaper by a technology-powered fintech. And there is still some suspicion in the market today.
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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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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

Sept. 14, 2022 • Matteo Carbone
Waiting for a clear sign that one of listed insurtech carrier can survive in the middle term
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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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PAYMENTS

Sept. 9, 2022 • Xavier Giandominici
Data is emerging which shows digital payments are leading the way
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Aug. 21, 2022 • James Hickson
Apple and Mastercard relationship is a potential game-changer
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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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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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