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Anna Kuzmina

Anna Kuzmina

Expert at Fintech
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Bio What The Money? is a fintech consultancy bureau and blog with personal and professional views on the world's business culture. Talking about fintech, global markets, and innovations since 2018. Career History https://www.linkedin.com/in/annakuzmina/

Blogs

Fintech

We are cash-free: Sweden's fintech outlook

20 Feb 2024

“We are a cash-free hotel. Payments can be made with the most common credit cards”. This was the message I received from the hotel in Stockholm when stepping onto the Viking land of Sweden. “We are cashless,” “We only accept card payment,” and “No cash” — these were the messages virtually everywhere I went in Stockholm. From the moment you land,

Fintech

Namibia and its trust in people

29 Sep 2023

Namibia is quite small in terms of population. Also it has been under South Africa’s wing for a long time before going independent. These two facts are enough to tell me that there might be just nothing interesting going on in fintech and payments space in Namibia. So WTM went there to see for ourselves. Just like South Africa, Namibia is very w

Asia Financial Services

UAE fintech: expectations game

06 Mar 2023

The United Arabian Emirates is no doubt a global wonder. Global hub, expats’ oasis, rich people’s tax haven. Flocks of professionals are moving mostly to Dubai for temporary residence, work or to install their core business there. This tiny country looks a lot like modern Babylon, giving shelter to hundreds of nationalities, all co-existing on th

 

What happened to Russian fintech after the global ‘cancelling’

07 Jan 2023

This is seriously fascinating in the business case sense. I do not think any country in recent history has faced such a rapid change in the way its fintech and banking system operate. Global sanctions towards Russia were and still are unprecedented in terms of scale, sheer numbers, and implications for the immediate global ‘exclusion’. Let’s talk ...