You don’t have to be a millionaire to invest in stocks, currencies or even precious metals. Trading has been a widely available option for decades, but thanks to web based platforms it’s now easier than ever. Such platforms are also great examples of FinTech in practice: how they are made, how they work and what are their best features depends both on the market needs and what their creators can actually offer. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular online trading platforms to find out why they have succeeded.
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In business, good enough is often not enough. Many people are turning away from incumbent financial institutions because traditional banking can’t provide the level of services they are actively seeking. Meanwhile, FinTech startups introduce innovative service offerings almost every month. Investors keep their eyes open, they don’t want to miss a potential unicorn. Here’s a list of important FinTech investment trends to watch—maybe they’ll bring another industry star.
October 28th, 2021 marks the date of a big shift. On that day, Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook will change the name to Meta, but it’s not the name that got the most attention. The nature of the service will change too. Zuckerberg wants to change a social media platform into a metaverse product. What is a metaverse and how to invest in a metaverse? Especially when Meta will not be the only player on the block?
Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) are among the strong trends emerging today in the FinTech world. The latest digital currency trends show that turning to the elimination of cash, implementing blockchain, and developing digital wallets are pillars of what might come in the future. A cashless society with billions of financial operations per minute. There are, however, counter actions from major markets. China blocked the usage of crypto, Russia is thinking about it. Where is it all going and what consequences to FinTech will it spawn?
FinTech innovations are hard to come by. The competition is fierce and there are thousands of companies that do the same thing you want to do. To succeed, you have to find your own voice and recipe. With this list, you can find out what currently sells and adjust the strategy and the product accordingly.
This week in FinTech brought successful funding rounds for the crypto investment platform Ziglu and Buy Now Pay Later unicorn Zilch. Meanwhile, the investment app Freetrade announced its seventh crowdfunding campaign that launches next week. Apart from that, we look into an exciting partnership in the lending world and a brand new app set out to propel climate investment.
This week we have news from Nimbla and Collective Benefits about large investments coming their way to drive their growth. Make sure you don’t miss new exciting partnerships: Verto and ClearBank join forces in the cross-border payments sphere, while Atom Bank and Landbay make a deal in the mortgage lending market. To top it all off, we take a look at Klarna’s one-stop shopping app. Read on!
Buy now pay later solutions have been in the spotlight of the FinTech news feeds this week. Klarna has made a significant move towards further growth by partnering with another industry leader Stripe, while the German startup Billie has raised funding to bring BNPL to British businesses. However, BNPL is not all roses: a recent survey by Laybuy reveals that the majority of customers agree that credit checks should be required to access these products.
In this week’s FinTech Wire we will hear from startups Proportunity and XanPool that raised new fundings and revealed their plans for growth. We will also discuss the outcomes of the successful collaboration between Clausematch and Barclays that dates back to 2014 and learn about a brand new, minority-focused initiative by Wealth8 and WealthKernel.
There are many sources of inspiration in business. One of them is technology which both feeds on new ideas and breeds them. This is, particularly, true for financial technology which relies heavily on communication technology. These two: money and the Internet create the most powerful media duo in the world. No wonder there are so many volunteers eager to come up with a new product that will thrive on this combination. Martins Sulte has succeeded in doing this. His company, Mintos, is a virtual marketplace which offers a new investment asset. We invited him to our Ask Me AnyFin conversation to learn more about his offering and the details of his entrepreneurial journey.
What’s the future of wealth management? And what good can come out from 41 years of experience in financial services? Read or watch the next episode of our inspiring series of interviews, Ask Me AnyFin, where we talk to extraordinary insiders of the FinTech industry. This time we met with Akshaya Bhargava, the founder of Bridgeweave — a company on a mission to make investing more accessible.
New week, new startups covered in FinTech Wire. Today, you can read about Shares.io, a social investment platform, and W1tty, a challenger bank soon to be launched in the UK. We will also hear from their more experienced counterparts that have some exciting news to share: PayPal, Nubank, and TrueLayer.
Significantly. Research and development (R&D) drive the economy through innovation. That attracts talents that push new products and services even further, expanding the internal market and creating value for export. Finally, research and development positively affect business across the board – from internal processes, through new hires, ending with a long-term strategy for growth. How do research and development affect productivity and what should you do to make it happen?
FinTech newsreels are booming with information about new products and investments. It is reassuring to see that a large chunk of these initiatives are in the spirit of sustainable growth. Find out about new apps from Minted and Hapi, the development of Moss and Aspiration and a project by The Scottish National Investment Bank.
Another week and another dose of juicy news waiting for you in our FinTech Wire series. Apart from exciting exciting updates from UK businesses such as Kroo, Zilch, Keebo, Appital, and LendInvest, you’ll also learn about Canada’s RBC Ventures interesting launch dedicated to… kids! Keep reading to find out about the inspiring achievements of the FinTech world figures.
FinTech is all about finding new ways to do business and make money. Whether it is a smart way to reach investors or a simple, retail buy-now-pay-later solution, everything is oriented towards creating something nobody has ever thought about before. Even money lending has been revolutionised lately. Crowdlending is becoming a global phenomenon as we speak, so don’t be late — find out all about it right now!
How is the UK startup landscape 18 months after the beginning of the pandemic? Despite the challenges, a recent survey shows that businesses turn pretty optimistic about the next 12 months. New funding rounds and positive financial data seem to back this optimistic outlook. Keep reading for more good news!
This week in FinTech news we have exciting new launches in the realms of cashless credit, cross-border payments, and cashback initiatives. Besides that, a recent study has listed 10 top investment apps in the UK, some of which have scored over 80% increase in new users since March 2020. Get more details below!
This week’s FinTech Wire is full of impressive funding rounds, international acquisitions, exciting expansion plans, and an AI-powered investment app being the cherry on top. Sounds exciting? It totally does! So go ahead and learn about the latest achievements of Yapily, Soldo, Clim8, Bridgeweave, Zilch, and Solarisbank!
We live in interesting “financial times” with FinTech transforming every sphere of how money is made and managed. Recent selection of FinTech Wire News only adds to this excitement, showing that modern technology contributes to the financial inclusion of different groups from all around the world, ranging from Nigerian businessmen, American working families to Lithuanian representatives of generation Z. Discover which FinTechs have rocked the boat this week!
FinTech has always been founded on the notion that traditional ways of doing business don’t work. There has to be an innovation that drives the sector. There has to be a value proposition that spikes customer’s interest. From now on, the money has to be secure, easy to manage, and available from anywhere and at any time. The FinTech blockchain market makes it possible.
What’s new in the UK’s FinTech world? They say bad news travels fast, but we make sure the good news reaches you even faster. This week we have our eye on exciting launches and successful funding rounds among local businesses. Read more to find out about the great achievements of tomato pay, coinpass.com, Codat, StepEx, and Dozens!
FinTechs going green is a popular subject among investors, startups, software development specialists, and users alike. Sustainable FinTech companies are not a buzzphrase anymore. It’s a strong trend that grows and fuels another revolution in the finance world. A green one; literally and figuratively speaking.
This week’s FinTech news are dominated by one topic: buy now, pay later FinTechs. The world is crazy about them, they keep raising millions, merging, expanding and doing all sorts of growth related stuff. Find out what exactly is happening in this sector right now!
Crowdfunding is as old as the human kind itself, isn’t it? We may safely assume that even the very first tribes made use of the crowdfunding concept to survive, while gathering resources and sharing them. But we live in the XXI century, so the first thing that comes to our minds when we think about the crowdfunding market is the Internet and platforms such as Indiegogo. But there is so much more, so let’s dive in this sector of FinTech and take a deeper look at it now.
Financial technology, or FinTech for short, is a hit. It’s a global revolution that transformed the lives of many people. It enabled them to hold onto a job, manage their finances, discover better options for their home budgets. The Kalifa FinTech review for 2021 shows how much this business has evolved in the UK – one of the most vibrant markets in the world. We work with the best – two of our clients contributed to the report.
The COVID-19 epidemic turned the world upside down. Many of us think extensively about safety and security. That’s where financial insurance companies come in. They offer a feeling of having a safe bay in times of uncertainty. Some of them will face challenges because of the uneven funding or promoting already established InsurTechs. Some of them will need to rethink business models. Here’s the list of the most promising InsurTech companies to watch in 2021.
Why Ask Me AnyFin? At Code & Pepper, we believe in testing assumptions and leaving no stone unturned when getting to the bottom of complex issues. But what are the right questions to ask? Now, that’s when things get really interesting… There is no one magic formula for a FinTech company. That’s why I’ve decided to sit down with founders, innovators and disruptors from different sub-sectors and with diverse backgrounds to look for the bigger picture: together.
An old classic financial institution with multiple physical branches competes with the agile and low-cost mobile-only bank. Possible hundreds of years of tradition versus a few years or even a few months on the market. And yet, the mobile bank is on the rise, attracting users left and right; like a moth to a flame. They know their issues will be addressed quickly and every operation will take minutes, sometimes even seconds. If so, why many FinTech startups pivot early on and change the product? What common mistakes do they make?
Two reports, two gold mines full of data, insights, and conclusions. The Paypers’ report and the McKinsey’s report offer a thorough analysis of ways people have used their mobile devices in 2020. For complete analytics, we send you over to these sources. For everything else—major changes, global trends, behavioural shifts—we ask you to stay with us. Here are both reports in a nutshell, with key data about preferred online payment methods in eCommerce and our in-house commentary.