Japan-based fintech Smartpay has launched Smartpay Bank Direct, the country’s first digital consumer finance service that allows customers to pay for online installment purchases straight from their bank accounts. Smartpay Bank Direct emphasizes user security while delivering convenience for the consumer, through a network of 67 partner banks across Japan. Smartpay is Japan’s first digital consumer finance company to utilize Japan’s open banking system. Continue reading
Renowned business leader and author Ramon Pedrosa-Lopez has released his latest book, “The Philosophy of Investor Relations”, a thought-provoking exploration of the role of investor relations in the contemporary stock market world. Continue reading
For the first time, key players in the Swiss financial industry successfully developed and tested a novel settlement mechanism for tokenized investment products on a public blockchain testnet infrastructure. A smart contract, developed by the Capital Markets and Technology Association (the CMTA), allows for streamlined processes, reduces complexity, raises security, and eliminates counterparty risks from trades. The CMTA’s proof of concept marks a milestone for the Swiss financial industry. Continue reading
Taking into account Artmarket.com’s shareholder equity, equity of the market, and their access to any information likely to impact the share price, Artmarket.com must inform the market and its shareholders of the publication of a long article by Marielle Mayo, entitled “Abode of Chaos, a Metaverse in the making” which appears in the December 2022 n°2208 issue of the monthly magazine Géomètre© (creation 1847).
This article reports on the Metaverse of the Organe Contemporary Art Museum which manages La Demeure du Chaos / Abode of Chaos (dixit The New York Times), extended to Artprice’s headquarters, specifically the NFT Marketplace linked to the Blockchain. Continue reading
Kim Harrisberg Published: October 12, 2022
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- People without mobile phones, bank accounts excluded
- Calls for innovation to include informal economy
JOHANNESBURG – For more than a decade, musician Thomas Nhassavele has been busking next to the parking payment machine at Johannesburg’s Rosebank Mall, where drivers often dropped their change into his guitar case. Continue reading
Finastra today revealed a sneak peek at its annual State of the Nation Financial Services research. Results point to the significant progress the industry has made around open finance and collaboration, despite the challenging market conditions of the last few years. Continue reading
Rise, created by Barclays – a global community of the world’s top innovators working together to create the future of financial services – has opened applications for the next cohort of the Rise Start-Up Academy. The theme for this cohort is specifically focused on supporting budding founders who find themselves out of their FinTech jobs due to the current economic climate. Continue reading
The Bank of England has raised its base rate by 0.5 percentage points, the largest single upward jump in 27 years. It takes the base rate to 1.75%, its highest level since 2008. This latest interest rate hike will affect personal finances and reflects the Bank’s efforts to control rampant inflation amid the cost of living crisis in the UK.