Exploring New Horizons – UAE as an Open Gateway to MEASA Region


There is no doubt that the normalization of a relationship between Israel & UAE consists of a tremendous financial opportunity for both sides.  An important fact of successful cooperation is high investments...

Why is Singapore hosting the Biggest Fintech Festival of 2020?


We all want something special for Christmas, and this year Singapore has a present for all the loyal Fintech and Banking enthusiasts out there. Possibly the best line-up of a Fintech event ever seen in one place, the Fe...

Everything that Gleams isn’t Glint, the Challenger Democratizing Gold


In 2018 #DisruptionBanking interviewed the founders of Glint, the Challenger Bank who are instigating a Gold revival. Back then they were pioneering how to turn Gold into a payment method. Today they have proved the con...

Digital Banking in South East Asia with Statrys


The eight virtual banking licences issued by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) last year were hot tickets for the city’s fledgling fintech sector. They not only spawned a new generation of licensed digital banks t...

Does Scottish fintech promise the return of ‘Silicon Glen’?


Ask international financiers about Scotland and they’ll probably bring up one of two memories – RBS’ collapse into public ownership during the 2008 Crash; and golfing at Gleneagles. But do you think of Silicon Glen?...

The Rising Tide of Lending – A Market Recovery Mechanism


Due to the impact of COVID-19, the financing sector has seen significant growth, and as a result strengthened its position as one of the key pillars of the FinTech industry. The digitalization of the lending process - f...

Talking about the Second Wave of Challenger Banks with Sync.Money


It's not been an easy 2020 for a lot of Fintechs so far, much of the year has been dominated by contactless payments and the new reality post-Covid. Speaking to Ricky Lee, a true European with both British and Spani...

La French Tech marches on


What do these French companies have in common? Alan, Ivalua, Ledger, October, PayFit, Shift Technology, Wynd and Younited Credit. All eight are members of the ‘Next40’, a selection of hotly tipped firms being champio...

Nice to see EU? Fintechs reach out in Brussels


The establishment of a national trade association is a rite of passage for a growing industry – typically happening when a nascent sector is progressing (metaphorically) from kindergarten to primary school. A European a...

Tallinn stories: dispatches from Estonia


‘Get out of your garage and meet like-minded start-up people’ urges the Palo Alto Club. The venue is not a hipster hangout in the famous Silicon Valley city that the likes of Tesla and Hewlett-Packard call home. Instead...

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