Covid19

COVID-19 Accelerates Digital Payment and Fintech Adoption in Armenia

In Armenia, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of digital payment solutions and boosted e-commerce activity. Beniamin Tadevosyan, CEO and co-founder of Armenian paytech startup PayX told local fintech news site Fintech.am that, while prior to the pandemic payment

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Finanzkriminalität – die wahren Kosten der Compliance

LexisNexis Risk Solutions hat die Ergebnisse der neuesten True Cost of Financial Crime Compliance Study – EMEA Edition veröffentlicht. Die Umfrage unter Compliance-Fachleuten identifiziert die Faktoren, die Financial Crime Compliance beeinflussen und zeigt Kostenentwicklungen auf. Die Studie untersucht auch die

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6 Swiss Fintechs That Managed to Expand Internationally During the Pandemic

In 2020, Switzerland’s economy shrank 2.9% as a results of the COVID-19 pandemic, the worst annual contraction in 45 years. Startup funding declined 7.4% while fintech funding fell 38% as investors spread their financing more thinly, avoiding rounds of more

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Banks Fell Short of Meeting Customers’ Expectations in 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated banking-sector issues, forcing retail banks to embrace digital transformation and realign their offerings to customer expectations. But while many have been vocal about delivering superior customer experiences, there is still a large disconnect between what

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Dank Corona: Bargeld nicht mehr wichtigstes Zahlungsmittel

Der unabhängige Online-Vergleichsdienst moneyland.ch hat im Rahmen einer repräsentativen Online-Umfrage im Januar 2021 gefragt, mit welchen Zahlungsmitteln und wie häufig die Schweizer Bevölkerung im Laden und im Internet zahlt. Ausserdem hat moneyland.ch gefragt, wie unverzichtbar verschiedene Zahlungsmittel für die Befragten

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Survey: Swiss Fintech Startups Have Risen Against the Odds Despite the Pandemic

In a recent survey among the members of the Swiss Fintech association on economic development during the Covid-19 pandemic, found that fintech companies faced challenges during this period of time but they also seized the opportunity to overcome the crisis.

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Oracle Study Shows People Trusting Robots More Than Themselves With Money

People now trusting robots more than themselves to manage their finances as 2020 has changed our relationship with money, according to a new study by Oracle and personal finance expert Farnoosh Torabi. The “Money and Machines: 2021 Global Study” of

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COVID-19 Brings Fintech into the Mainstream: McKinsey Research

The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted US consumers’ attitudes towards banking and financial services, accelerating the adoption of digital financial services and bringing fintech into the mainstream, surveys McKinsey conducted found. In an article titled How US customers’ attitudes to fintech

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Innosuisse Launches Two New Funding Initiatives for SMEs

Swiss Innovation agency Innosuisse is launching two new funding initiatives this month namely the impulse programme “Swiss Innovation Power” and the Flagship Initiative. In November 2020, the Federal Council decided to launch the impulse programme “Swiss Innovation Power” through Innosuisse starting

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IBM Bets on Blockchain for Efficient COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

With COVID-19 vaccines quickly being rolled out, attention is now turning to the challenges of distributing billions of doses worldwide. For IBM, blockchain can play an essential role in that and help verify and track vaccines, certify that patients have

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