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A portmanteau of “finance” and “technology”, the Fintech space refers to any business or start-up that merges technology and financial services. It is a rapidly growing industry that is becoming increasingly competitive, which is why it is paramount to ensure the right connections are made in the sector.

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Chinese fintech platforms expected to meet capital requirements within two years: regulator

05 Mar 2021  / 

China’s financial technology companies are expected to abide by capital adequacy requirements within a maximum of two years, according to an industry regulator.

Esma queries use of blockchain for EC’s ambitious financial data platform

03 Mar 2021  / 

The EU’s top regulator has questioned the use of blockchain technology in the creation of a European Single Access Point (Esap) for company financial and sustainable investment information.

Walmart recruits Goldman Sachs’ consumer head to run fintech startup

01 Mar 2021  / 

Walmart has appointed Omer Ismail, the head of Goldman Sachs’ consumer business, to take charge of the US retail chain’s up-and-coming fintech startup.

2020 Fintech funding down on 2019 but on the way back up

26 Feb 2021  / 

Global investment in fintech fell significantly in 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic hit but picked up significantly in the second half of the year, according to KPMG, expecting a strong 2021 for the sector.

Bitcoin Declines After Musk Hints That Prices Are Excessive

24 Feb 2021  / 

Bitcoin was down about 5.6% after plunging as much as 17% earlier Monday. The digital asset briefly drifted below $50,000, giving up more than $8,000 in a matter of hours after the world’s richest man tweeted his concern that the price had risen too high too quickly.