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Denis Novikov

Connected Finances. Part 3: Getting More Personal and Invisible

In the years to come, we may surely expect a lot of new improvements, and many of them will appear thanks to the Internet of Things. This technology is not only a hype nowadays but also a must if you

31 Dec 2019
Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation
Carlos Figueredo

Open Banking - A Challenge for the U.S.

In a December 20th article titled, “Without Open Banking regulation, banks and fintechs clash in the US” (*), we get a taste of the first issues that are arising in the U.S. of trying to work in a som...

30 Dec 2019
Open Banking
Konstantin Rabin

Will China-Africa partnership take the central stage in the 2020 fintech scene

In 2019 the fintechs finally managed to become the talk of the town. They expanded their reach, improved the lives of millions and finally this year they got the recognition for what they’ve done and ...

30 Dec 2019
Fintech
Richard Peers

Is Banking fit for a sustainable future?

One of my favourite events of the year is the CIO Summit organised by Johnny Spragg at CMC. I like it because it's very participative. Everyone attending gets deeply engaged in the different topics At...

30 Dec 2019
Going green
Carlo R.W. De Meijer

What may we expect for blockchain and the crypto markets in 2020?

2019 has almost come to an end and we can safely say that this was a remarkable year for blockchain technology. A lot of things, some unexpected, happened. But now it is time to bring our attention to...

30 Dec 2019
Blockchain Observations
Gabe McGloin

Christmas: a time of joy or transaction disputes?

Christmas is well and truly on it's way, and that can only mean one thing: the e-commerce world is heating up thanks to copious amounts of Christmas shopping. Looking back to 2017, mobile sales accoun...

27 Dec 2019
Fintech
Konstantin Rabin

Will South Africa maintains its status as the unlikely fintech leader

This year has been a huge success for South Africa and Africa in general as well in terms of gaining a reputation for innovative technologies, embracing financial innovations and producing unicorn sta...

26 Dec 2019
Fintech
Emily Landis Walker

Regulations Centre Stage as The Geo-Political Forces play for Crypto Dominance

When cryptocurrencies stole the spotlight a few years ago, formal regulation was slow to track the explosive growth. Initial coin offerings (ICOs) and new cryptos came into the forefront with ‘dot-co...

23 Dec 2019
Keith Stonell

Insurers should look alive in 2020

May you live in interesting times, so goes the Chinese curse. 2019 has certainly been an interesting year for insurers. Going into 2020, the industry is grappling with the fallout from disastrous wea...

23 Dec 2019
Fintech
Konstantin Rabin

What will Fintech scene look like in 2020 according to the industry experts

2019 was an excellent year for fintechs in terms of exposure and raising awareness among the majority of the population about what fintechs are and what potential they hold for the regular citizens. I...

23 Dec 2019
Financial Inclusion
Carlos Figueredo

Open Banking - A 2019 Summary

Open Banking – A 2019 Summary Open Banking has been regarded by the financial sector as the most revolutionary movement since the credit card. In 2017, none of us involved in the creation of open ban...

23 Dec 2019
Open Banking
Ron Delnevo

Happy Birthday For UK Independent ATMs? Not exactly!

Time to wish a happy 21st Birthday to the ATM installation that changed the face of cash provision in the UK! Yes. That’s right. It is exactly 21 years since the first Independent ATM was installed in...

20 Dec 2019
Financial Inclusion