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Banking Beyond The Hype - Fintech Investment Levels Off

Fintech continues to be one of the most exciting and well-funded spaces in tech. Potentially huge profits are attracting startups and investors to take on banks and major financial institutions. From currency conversions to lending there’s a whole...

Read More28 Oct 16
Still All To Play For In Payments

Apple Pay brought smartphone payments into the mainstream and now the iPhone maker is expected to bring this technology to the web with support for e-commerce websites. It’s an interesting move for Apple, as while the company does take a cut of...

Read More13 Jun 16
INTERVIEW: “Most-broken part of financial services is retail banking” – Azimo And Tandem Founder Michael Kent

Having previously founded remittance service Small World FS, Michael Kent decided to bring digital to the centre of financial services, launching money transfer startup Azimo and, more recently, challenger bank Tandem. Here he talks about how financial...

Read More31 May 16
Fintech Should Mean More Transparency And Lower Fees

Free banking is a myth. All companies need to make money and all too often in finance this involves hidden charges. To succeed, fintech startups need to use technology to lower costs and be transparent about fees. Take Tally. The San Francisco-based...

Read More20 May 16
INTERVIEW: Small World CEO On Incumbents' Ongoing Remittance Domination

The remittance space is one in which tech startups are making a lot of disruptive noise and attracting funding and big valuations. However, 90% of the market is still physical and the legacy players are adapting and coming to dominate the digital space...

Read More10 May 16
Forget Startup Hype – Incumbents Are Adapting In Remittance

TransferWise’s USD1bn valuation, Andreessen Horowitz backing and aggressive advertising campaigns highlight how much startups are targeting international money transfer as an industry ripe for disruption. However, despite the noise generated by...

Read More04 May 16
Remaking Money Transfers - Standing Out In A Crowded Market

London-based mobile money transfer service WorldRemit is trying to transform the remittances market and is getting a nice boost in the form of a USD45m credit line. It's going to need every cent to succeed as the money transfer market is a very crowded...

Read More11 Feb 16
Top 5 Investments - ArabiaWeather, APLX Labs, Oak Labs, ProtectWise & Card.com

As branchless banking continues to gather momentum, prepaid card companies are right at the heart of the movement, providing many customers with access to financial services that they struggle to access through traditional means. Santa Monica's Card.com...

Read More23 Nov 15
INTERVIEW: Azimo founder: “Europeans have had a bum deal for years”

London-based social money transfer service Azimo is on a roll. Launched last year, the firm lets migrant workers send money back to their families. Now it has its eyes on Europe, recently launching in Germany and Ireland. The World Bank estimates that...

Read More02 Dec 13
Mobile international money transfer set to exceed USD10bn

International money transfers via mobile phones will exceed USD10bn according to a report from Juniper Research. eServGlobal’s Home Send, Western Union and Moneygram were the organisations that saw significant traction on mobile. Almost 400m mobile...

Read More29 Oct 13
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