Singapore and Silicon Valley are arguably the fintech industry’s two geographical titans. Both are renowned for the ability of their supremely well educated and entrepreneurial populations to become early adopters of new technologies and commercial trends, and successfully turn them into globally dominant enterprises. In Silicon Valley’s case it tendsRead More →

Remittance Prices Worldwide (RPW) is an organisation, affiliated to the World Bank, that monitors the costs incurred by those sending money abroad, across all of the world’s major remittance corridors. Since 2009, when the average global cost of sending money anywhere in the world was calculated at a high ofRead More →

From mobile wallet, launched in 2014, to fully fledged bank in 2018, Paytm’s rise from fintech startup to 13,000 employees and 3 million plus offline merchants in India has been a phenomenal one; a case of right place, right time, right backers. PayTM, which stands for Payment Through Mobile, wasRead More →

2018 is already being labelled the year when the “plumber and the hairdresser” started buying and selling the digital currency bitcoin. There has certainly been an incredible uplift in the number of people learning about bitcoin – searches for the phrase “buy bitcoin with credit card”, for example, were reportedRead More →

This content is sourced and brought to you by The Money Cloud – comparing the best rates for sending money overseas offered by hand-picked, regulated brokers and money transfer agencies. Bitcoin speculators in the UK are facing high fees for transferring their digital crypto gains into fiat currency, because digital currency exchangesRead More →

The Consumer Electronics Show can sometimes feel more like something out of a PT Barnum freak show than a serious evaluation of the state of modern technology. Staged annually in Las Vegas, the conference represents a first opportunity of the year for the world’s biggest, most technologically advanced and forward-thinkingRead More →

This content is sourced and brought to you by The Money Cloud – comparing the best rates for sending money overseas offered by hand-picked, regulated brokers and money transfer agencies. Fintech firms had a stellar year in 2017. To those of you who are thinking “well, I know about the hype, butRead More →

This content is sourced and brought to you by The Money Cloud – comparing the best rates for sending money overseas offered by hand-picked, regulated brokers and money transfer agencies. Bitcoin has been the talk of the second half of 2017, but can the digital currency continue to exert the same fascination,Read More →

Are rumours of the death of the banking industry being greatly exaggerated? Is the fintech industry ready to consign the infrastructure and techniques of traditional banking services to history? Or could there be a “third way”, where banks and fintech work together to usher in a new age of valueRead More →

This content is sourced and brought to you by The Money Cloud – comparing the best rates for sending money overseas offered by hand-picked, regulated brokers and money transfer agencies. price of bitcoin moves so fast these days, that no sooner is a new analysis of the sometimes controversial, often entertaining digitalRead More →

Despite the looming threat of Brexit, 2017 has been another tremendous year for fintech in the UK. Since it began, more than £1 billion of investment has poured into the country, and most notably, into London – more than double the amount compared to the same period last year. ItRead More →

This content is brought to you by The Money Cloud – comparing the best rates for sending money overseas offered by hand-picked, regulated brokers and money transfer agencies. Not so long ago, chatbots were the most talked about new tech on the block. It was believed that soon we would be ableRead More →

R3, the fintech startup that raised $107 million dollars of investment earlier this year has announced that it will collaborate with 22 of its member banks to build a blockchain-based platform that will enable cross border payments for both central bank and digital currencies. R3 says that it expects theRead More →

When it comes to fintech, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is one of world’s most forward thinking organisations. The agency not only enables local fintech startups to thrive and prosper, but reaches out globally, signing deals with its equivalent local authorities all over the world, from Australia, to theRead More →