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  • Article
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    APR 7, 2022

    As open banking-enabled payments and financial services become more prevalent, banks may want to protect themselves from future disintermediation, which could occur as Visa, Mastercard, and other fintechs use open banking data and customer relationships to their advantage.

  • Article
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    MAR 21, 2022

    The news: Chainalysis, a blockchain fintech that offers investigatory and compliance solutions, is proposing steps that the US government can take to clamp down on sanctions evasion and other illicit activities using cryptos. Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer Jonathan Levin shared the company’s proposals in testimony before the Senate Banking Committee.

  • Article
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    FEB 15, 2022

    Expanding the solution globally can give Bank of America a stronger connection to open banking—a sector that fintechs like Plaid and Mastercard-owned Fincity are quickly gaining traction in. Transactions facilitated by open banking are expected to hit a value of $116 billion globally by 2026, according to Juniper Research.

  • Article
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    JUL 26, 2021

    Fintechs raised $30.79 billion, accounting for $1 out of every $5 raised for startups across industries—and newly raised, multibillion-dollar fintech funds will keep up the momentum in the coming quarters.

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    MAY 5, 2020
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    APR 25, 2022

    The big takeaway: As competition in the card environment ramps up, Amex has aggressively invested in the future: It recently partnered with i2c to bring more fintech partners into its ambit and to embrace API-based issuance, and it’s exploring a presence in the metaverse, for example.

  • Article
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    MAY 18, 2021

    Last week, Elon Musk announced that Tesla would suspend Bitcoin payments due to the crypto’s large carbon footprint—fintechs should add less energy-intensive crypto options to alleviate such concerns and keep their user acquisition momentum going.

  • Article
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    APR 14, 2022

    The news: Two fintechs integrated open banking into their platforms to streamline the payment process. UK-based cryptocurrency firm Mercuryo partnered with payment gateway Volt to enable open banking payments for Mercuryo’s wallet. Two million customers use Mercuryo’s app to buy, sell, store, and pay with cryptos.

  • Article
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    AUG 3, 2021

    Established Indian fintechs, like insurtech PolicyBazaar, are seeking to cash in on increased investor interest in tech businesses and hostile Chinese market conditions by filing for IPOs

  • Article
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    FEB 24, 2022

    Beyond the chart: In July, JPMorgan Chase became the first major US bank to extend crypto access to all retail customers, beyond just the very wealthy, in a bid to keep their eyes from wandering to fintechs like Robinhood and Coinbase. Since then, few traditional banks have followed it onto the crypto bandwagon, either due to risk aversion or lack of the necessary digital infrastructure.

  • Article
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    JUL 22, 2021

    Investment fintech Titan raises $58M and although it faces tough competition from other fast-growing fintech players in the space, Titan’s differentiated active strategies and focus on a younger demographic portends further strong growth.

  • Article
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    APR 28, 2022

    And in February, cross-border payments fintech Paysend integrated Visa Direct into its platform to expand payout capabilities. A month later, India-based telcom provider Airtel launched a Visa-branded co-brand card. These tie-ups can help Visa bolster its global presence and boost payments volume. What’s next? Visa plans to focus more on open banking as the emerging tech gains steam within payments.

  • Article
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    MAR 15, 2022

    The news: Identity verification based on biometrics may gain wider adoption among banking consumers due to friction caused by established methods like passwords, per a survey that PYMNTS conducted with fintech Pindrop. Alternative verification methods include voice recognition—which Pindrop offers—scanning fingerprints, and providing selfies for detecting “liveness” of users.

  • Article
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    MAR 4, 2022

    When Hazel came out of stealth mode in January, Walmart, which launched the fintech with Ribbit Capital, said it would get into neobanking. Hazel will be renamed ONE after a neobank that it’s acquiring and will offer products through an app and in Walmart stores. Services will also be available through collaborations with other merchants and employers. Deposit accounts.

  • Report
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    MAY 12, 2022

    Legacy banks are facing immense pressure from Big Tech, fintech, and neobanks, but by optimizing technology spending around key areas, they can get a leg up. Core System Upgrades. Banks should invest in API middleware to further enhance the customer experience.

  • Article
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    MAR 11, 2022

    Companies are finding new ways to attract employees: Pinterest improved fertility benefits and parental leave, and fintech Finder added an extra five days on top of PTO and sick leave entitlements. Some candidates are offered money just to show up to job interviews.

  • Article
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    NOV 23, 2021

    The news: The France-based fintech partnered with digital broker Bitpanda to offer users access to fractionalized shares, ETFs, and crypto trading from €1 ($1.14). Why add trading? Lydia started out as a peer-to-peer payments platform but has been adding new services to cover all of its users’ financial needs, enhancing its value proposition.

  • Article
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    APR 5, 2022

    Cornerstone Advisors Director of Fintech Alex Johnson said that the neobank’s approach means users would benefit from DeFi’s upsides—pointing to savings—while “doing it in a safe, stable, easy-to-interact-with way.”. Johnson said it’s rare for a neobank to offer a hybrid approach.

  • Article
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    MAR 7, 2022

    The fintech is accepting stablecoin deposits in return for high-yield annualized interest of up to 13%. In the US, Celsius advertises accounts that earn interest of up to 17%, and Crypto.com offers up to 14.5%. UK-based AQRU promotes earning up to 12% interest. Binance, which was founded in China but doesn’t yet have headquarters, offers two crypto savings products.

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    JUL 30, 2021
  • Report
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    MAY 12, 2022

    Legacy banks are facing immense pressure over talent and feature breadth from Big Tech, fintech, and neobanks, but by optimizing technology spending around key areas, they can get a leg up. Core System Upgrades. Banks should invest in API middleware to further enhance the customer experience.

  • Article
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    JUL 13, 2021

    The White House called on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to move ahead with data-sharing regulation— its adoption would make it easier for neobanks to become customers’ primary banks and help all banking players partner with fintechs.

  • Article
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    MAR 14, 2022

    Walmart said that Hazel, a fintech it’s backing, will cater to underserved people. Hazel will jump into neobanking and change its name to ONE. Walgreens’ bank account Scarlet, launched in September 2021, could also make a play for underserved customers.

  • Article
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    NOV 18, 2021

    The lines between social media and fintech services are blurring, as seen with the rise of financial influencers, who create content like sharing investing and budgeting tactics online. Fintechs are taking notice: MoneyLion follows US neobank Current, which works with an army of influencers—some with more than 1 million followers—in reaching millennials and Gen Zers through their preferred platforms.

  • Article
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    MAY 11, 2022

    Acquired companies and fintechs must align with the incumbent bank’s values or the acquired firm may not reach its full potential under the new brand. Since challenger banks can bring in specialization right from the starting gate, they need to direct their efforts toward customer retention.

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