FinTech

Digital payments alone could become a $100 trillion industry, according to PwC. And that’s just one component of the global Fintech industry. This channel tackles the lenders and buyers, the obstacles and achievements, and the trends and trend makers leading the ongoing technological evolution in global finance.



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Nubank, the Brazilian Fintech, Hits a Purple Patch

Brazilian fintech startup Nubank has added three million users since August this year. Speaking at the Brazil Investment Forum in Sao Paulo, Nubank founder and CEO David Vélez said the fintech now had 15 million users.

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Scared Of Falling Into Student Loan Debt? Try Cleo To Help Yourself Budget
October 3, 2019

Cleo is the fastest-growing fintech app in history. It’s a money management tool with a sense of humor and “zero-tolerance policy for bullsh*t.” Barnaby Hussey-Yeo, a data scientist, founded AI-powered…

Challenger Bank Revolut’s Losses Double As Costs Surge
October 1, 2019

Revolut, the challenger bank and famed European unicorn, lost £32.8 million ($40.3 million) in 2018. The UK-based fintech reported a 247% jump in its cost of sales attributable to user…

Revolut Taps Visa to Expand Its Global Market Reach
October 1, 2019

European fintech giant Revolut has announced a deal with Visa to expand its global reach. In a statement, the firm said it will leverage Visa’s brand, scale, and global acceptance footprint…

U.N.’s Interim Report on Harnessing Digitalization in Financing of Sustainable Development Goals
September 30, 2019

On November 29, 2018, the Secretary-General constituted a 17-member task force on Digital Financing of Sustainable Development Goals.

Paying Off Student Loan Debt Most Significant Life Milestone for 35% of Millennials
September 27, 2019

Millennials valued paying off their student loans even more than buying a house or starting a family. That’s a finding on student loan debt from a survey by personal finance…

Australian Watchdog Orders Audit of Paypal for Lapses in Money Transfers
September 25, 2019

Austrac suspects that Paypal had not met reporting obligations regarding anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws. An external auditor will conduct Austrac’s audit of Paypal and report to Austrac within…

Stripe Valued at $35 billion in Latest Funding Round
September 20, 2019

Payments start-up Stripe raised $250 million in additional funding at a new pre-money valuation of $35 billion. Investors in the latest funding round of payments start-up Stripe included General Catalyst,…

EquityMultiple: A Platform for Investors In Opportunity Zones
September 19, 2019

The EquityMultiple platform facilitates real estate investments in Opportunity Zones that come with tax breaks. Investors fed up with the measly returns in the current environment may consider real estate…

Swiss Private Bank Launches Digital Asset Services Including for Bitcoin And Ethereum
September 19, 2019

Arab Bank Switzerland, a leading Swiss private bank, will provide custody and brokerage services for Bitcoin and Ethereum. The bank will target high net worth clients for the services. It…

Research: High net worth millennials will dump banks and take to fintechs
September 16, 2019

Pricing strategy specialists Simon-Kucher & Partners find 60% of millennials are not happy with current wealth management services Banks and wealth managers should find ample cause for concern in the…