Covid19

Insurance Report: Consumers Turn to Non-Traditional Players, Bigtechs Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers are increasingly turning to non-traditional players including bigtechs and product manufacturers such as Tesla for innovative, personalized insurance offerings, and enhanced customer experience, according to the Capgemini and Efma’s newly released World Insurance Report 2020.

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Schweizer Fintech-Unternehmen Suchen Mitarbeiter auch in der Covid-Krise

In einer aktuellen Umfrage des Branchenverbands Swiss Finance Startups gaben 83% der befragten Mitglieder an, dass sie gerade in der Krise grosse bis sehr grosse Chancen für die Fintech-Industrie sehen. Die Umfrage zeigt auch, dass Fintech-Startups in der Schweiz die

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The Open Initiative by Lykke Provides a min. of CHF 50,000 for Each Proposal

Lykke is funding 4 initiatives which aim at addressing the consequences of the current pandemic. The initiative aims to provide financial means for innovative individuals, teams and companies to deliver transformative solutions addressing the crisis. It also empowers governments and

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COVID-19 Accelerates Adoption of Contactless Payments

Consumers around the world are switching to contactless to help with social distancing, accelerating the adoption of contactless payments that was already under way With 15% penetration, contactless still has potential for further growth RBR’s Global Payment Cards Data and

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COVID-19 Crisis to Give Fintech Enablers a Boost

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to a head the importance of a digital economy. In this context, competition is set to accelerate in the fintech sector as the digital shift will make stakeholders fight for market share, according to tech

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Umfrage: Schweizer Digitalversicherer Kommen Gestärkt aus der Coronakrise

Laut einer Umfrage des Verbandes Digitalversicherung Schweiz (VDVS) konnten 84% der Mitglieder trotz Lockdown das Kunden- und Prämienvolumen stabil halten oder weiter steigern. Eine Mehrheit der Mitglieder ist zudem überzeugt, dass die Coronakrise die Nachfrage nach digitalen Versicherungslösungen weiter beschleunigen

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COVID19: Liquidity Support for Startups up and Running

On 22 April 2020, the Federal Council agreed a guarantee scheme to support promising startups encountering liquidity problems caused by the coronavirus. The government-accredited loan guarantee organisations facilitate access to bank loans for startups. The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs

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COVID-19 Crisis to Substantially Transform the Payments Landscape: McKinsey

COVID-19 will have a long-lasting impact on all industries, and the payments sector will be no exception, according to a report by McKinsey & Company. The use of cash and other paper payment methods is already rapidly declining with withdrawals

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Research: 6 Million Downloaded Their Bank’s App for the First Time During Corona Lockdown

New research from Nucoro, reveals that between 14th March and 14th April, because of the Coronavirus lockdown, around 12% of the adult population in the UK – some six million people – downloaded their bank’s App for the first time.

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Impact of COVID-19 Crisis: Insights From Global Startup Survey

To better understand the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on startups globally and equip governments with tools and actionable insights to support their innovation ecosystems, Startup Genome launched a  global startup survey on the topic. Key findings from this initial

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