Category Archives: Finance

04Feb/22

OPINION: Sun, sea and sandboxes: What are crypto innovators testing in the Pacific?

4 February 2022 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — In normal times, the Pacific nation of Palau was a magnet for tourists. Palau’s population of 18,000 welcomed around 100,000 Yachties each year in search of remote un-spoilt beaches and pristine reefs. To protect the oceans for scuba diving tourists, most of Palau’s waters were designated off-limits for commercial fishing. Pre-covid, all of Palau’s eggs were in the tourism basket. Today, facing prolonged covid restrictions, that basket is empty, and Palau’s cash is drying up. Continue reading

03Feb/22

Splitit finds over half of UK credit card holders plan to use Buy Now, Pay Later in 2022

Today Splitit (ASX:SPT, OTCQX:SPTTY), the company empowering shoppers to use their credit cards to pay in instalments, shares new data which reveals the majority of UK credit card users are planning to use Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL)1 services as a smarter way to manage their finances. Continue reading

27Jan/22

Fireblocks Raises $550 Million In Series E Funding to Become the Highest Valued Digital Asset Infrastructure Provider


Fireblocks (www.fireblocks.com), the direct custody platform that supports over 800 major institutions, and powers digital asset and crypto products for today’s largest custodians, fintech, crypto exchanges, lending desks, super apps and asset management firms, has raised $550 million in Series E funding. Continue reading

26Jan/22

The launch of the LGBT+ digital currency provoked heated debate on Twitter. But just why are cryptocurrencies so controversial?

Jan 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – An attractive alternative investment or no better than a Ponzi scheme? Cryptocurrencies are controversial – challenging conventional financial wisdom and worrying regulatory authorities around the world.
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26Jan/22

Digital and Value Creation: Where Do European Banks Stand?

As traditional banks have been increasingly focusing on digital to help curb customer drain to neobanks, digital performance must also be assessed in terms of value creation. This includes better retention by improving the experience through on digital channels, as well as expanding banking and insurance products available through said channels to help grow NBI. Digital performance rating agency D-Rating’s 2022 “Digital Proposition” stream shows that this issue is already driving stakeholders. Continue reading

21Jan/22

Equifax and Georgia Tech Announce Financial Inclusion Research Partnership

Equifax® (NYSE: EFX) and the Georgia Institute of Technology (“Georgia Tech”) have announced a new research partnership designed to develop new ways to reach underserved, underbanked and credit-rebuilding consumers. As part of this relationship, the Financial Services Innovation Lab at Georgia Tech will leverage anonymized Equifax data assets to further its innovative research designed to increase consumer access to credit and Equifax data scientists will provide hands-on data education to speed research time. The research partnership is designed to stimulate growth in fintech entrepreneurship in Atlanta. Continue reading

21Jan/22

NIGERIAN FINTECH P2VEST RECORDS 100,000 USERS ON ITS PLATFORM

P2vest Technology Limited, today announced that its peer-to-peer lending application, P2Vest has hit 100,000 users with access to quick loans. This achievement underscores the organisations’ role in transforming the way people access credit and lend money by bringing borrowers and lenders together. Continue reading

21Jan/22

Kaiko Launches Cryptocurrency Market Data Service on ICE Global Network

Kaiko, the leading cryptocurrency market data provider, today announces a new offering in collaboration with Intercontinental Exchange, a leading global provider of data, technology and market infrastructure, that delivers real-time market data over ICE’s global private network. Continue reading

17Jan/22

Accor welcomes 2022 with a diverse array of spectacular new properties

Accor is pleased to reveal some of its newest properties and upcoming destinations that guests and world travelers can look forward to visiting in 2022 and beyond. Many of the world’s most exciting destinations – such as London, Doha, and Moscow – will welcome multiple new Accor hotels this year, while several Accor brands have sought out exotic, unexpected or new horizons to explore, such as Pangkalan Bun in Indonesia; Copenhagen, Denmark; and Casco Viejo in Panama City. Continue reading