FinTech Disruptors

Mar
20

Fintech firms see huge potential in e-commerce in Indonesia

A bright yellow sign at the front of Mr Asep Hermawan’s stall in South Jakarta reads, “We accept KJP for the purchase of school uniforms, books and pencils”. KJP is short for Kartu Jakarta Pintar, or Jakarta Smart Card – a virtual wallet similar to Singapore’s CashCard. It was introduced by the Jakarta government as […]

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Mar
20

Schwab adds a human side to its robo-advice services

The robo-advice wars heated up again last week, as T. Rowe Price began marketing its first digital-investment offering, and Charles Schwab released Intelligent Advisory, a human-assisted version of its original robo service called Intelligent Portfolios. Robo advice is evolving rapidly, but the basic product is a low-cost, semi-customized portfolio meant for “mass affluent” investors with […]

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Mar
20

Growing demand for mobile payment services across Asia

Cashless payments are growing in Asia with consumers lured by an increasing array of services, from smartphone payment apps such as e-wallets to stored value cards and cheap online interbank transfers. Many like the convenience and safety of not having to carry cash. But the growth is not universal, and, in some countries, cash remains […]

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Mar
16

Stockholm Fintech Hub sets up shop at No18

Stockholm Fintech Hub launched in late 2016, now has a permanent home in No18. The new space will act not just as a collaborative workspace but will also allow Fintech companies to hold events. “Over the last 6 months, we have looked at many potential offices in Stockholm. When we walked into No18, we knew […]

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Mar
16

BBVA opens fintech Olympics

BBVA has amassed a EUR200,000 prize pot for the ninth edition of its Open Talent innovation competition, which the Spanish bank is billing as the world’s biggest fintech challenge. This year’s contest will focus on three distinct categories based on the themes of identity, artificial intelligence and fintech for companies (F4C), supplemented by two additional […]

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Mar
15

Vista to acquire D+H for fintech merger with Misys

The US buyout firm wants to create a ‘global fintech powerhouse’ by merging an existing portfolio company with its new acquisition Private equity firm Vista Equity Partners has struck a deal to acquire D+H, a Canadian financial technology provider, with an eye to merging it with UK-based Misys to create a financial software company with […]

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Mar
14

How secure is your mobile wallet?

Owing to ease of use, digital payment or mobile wallet apps have seen massive uptake in recent past. But how secure is your digital money? Demonetisation in the last quarter of 2016 pushed citizens of India to use digital payments instead of cash transactions. Owing to ease of use, digital payment or mobile wallet apps […]

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Mar
14

Dublin startup Touchtech Payments makes plans for international expansion

One of the first financial technology companies in Europe to develop a solution which uses fingerprinting and retinal scanning to authenticate online payments, Dublin startup Touchtech Payments is making plans for international expansion. Operating in a market where an EU directive will require all banks to improve security by introducing a two-factor authentication by the […]

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