Finance industry

Fintech Trends for 2019, Tech & Finance in Japan & More

Finance industry

News from around the world Bloomberg recently talked to some industry pros about the future of Fintech, and they outlined some of their predictions for the top Fintech trends we can expect to see in 2019. Their top five include some looming IPOs, big tech (slowly) continuing to edge into finance, faster payments, a continuation…

Fintech disruption, Swiss Exchange, and Blockchain

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News from around the world CEO of Swedish bank Klarna, Sebastian Siemiatkowski, told reporters at Helsinki’s Slush tech conference that traditional banks will see “massive disruption” from fintech challengers within the next five years. Siemiatkowski said this is primarily due to the rise of new tech-driven financial competitors with the European’s open banking framework (PSD2)…

Fintech disruption, startup growth, and EU bank stress test

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While new entrants (i.e. fintech startups) to the EU financial sectors are making sizeable dents by amassing a good percentage of industry revenues, bank revenue shares in the U.S. have yet to be greatly impacted. According to a study outlined in a recent article by Reuters, new financial institutions in the UK now hold 14…

Fintech in Switzerland, EU fintech guidelines, and payments companies – P2P blog

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News from around the world When you think the top European fintech communities, it’s most likely London, Dublin, and Berlin that hold those top-of-mind positions. According to a recent article by Forbes, however, the Swiss cities of Zurich, Geneva, and Lausanne are “hot on their heels.” Forbes reported this is primarily due to a more…

TechFin, Theresa May and Marijuana stocks

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News from around the world A term you hear a lot these days is “FinTech”. Even if you’re not working in a field related to finance or disruptive technologies, it’s likely you’ve come across it once or twice. FinTech, or financial technology, refers to a niche sector within the financial services industry utilizes modern technologies…

Five common myths about working at a start-up in 2018

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1 – The pay is low One of the biggest misconceptions of life working at a startup is that you’ll have to accept lower pay. Especially related to Fintech’s, banks have promoted an image of lower pay and a lower quality of life if you were to leave their giant corporation. The truth is quite…

FCA regulation, $1 trillion market cap and the future for P2P lending

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Industry News AltFi published their coverage of the UK regulator’s recent review of crowdfunding rules. This is what they had to say: “The FCA is proposing that P2P promotions target exclusively the following groups: those certified or who self-certify as sophisticated investors, those certified as high net worth investors, those under advisement from an authorised…

An interview with Bondora’s CEO – Listen to the P2P podcast here

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Kolja Barghoorn is well known in the P2P community. You may know him better by “Aktien Mit Kopf”, which translates to “Stocks with the head”. After receiving many questions from his community regarding Bondora’s latest service, Go & Grow, he decided to compile the most common questions and ask our CEO, Pärtel Tomberg. Throughout the…

A tour of Bondora HQ, crypto on the Darknet and Estonian unicorns

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Bondora in the news Annual Meeting Talks visited the Bondora HQ in Tallinn, Estonia. They gave their viewers a unique look inside the Bondora offices and even got to play a traditional Estonian game! Several of our German Bondora investors discussed the release of Bondora’s latest investment service (Go & Grow) in detail: Investment Academy…

Join the #UMMM revolution with Go & Grow – #UseMoneyMakeMoney walkthrough

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Calling all fitness fanatics, fashionistas, globetrotters, ambitious students, and doting parents. For decades, the world of investing has been nothing but a taboo mystery to the majority of people. If you find yourself saying “ummm” every time you hear the word invest, you’re not alone. In fact, we’re not going to talk about investing here…