Covid19

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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Trotz Corona: Filialen bleiben für Banken wichtig

Für die Retailbanken bleibt die Filiale trotz Digitalisierung und Covid-19 auch in Zukunft ein zentraler Ort für die Interaktion mit ihren Kundinnen und Kunden. Webchats, Videoberatung, Chatbots und Co. gewinnen aber an Bedeutung. Das zeigt die Studie zum Schweizer Retailbanken-Markt

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SalesPlaybook Launches Europe’s First Sales Accelerator for B2B Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs have the potential to change our world for the better solving real-world problems by launching, growing, and scaling new business models, technologies, products, and services. Unfortunately, the state of Europe’s B2B sales is far from great and getting access

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Innosuisse lanciert das Impulsprogramm «Innovationskraft Schweiz»

Der Bundesrat hat am 11. November 2020 die Lancierung des Impulsprogramms «Innovationskraft Schweiz» durch die Innovationsförderagentur «Innosuisse» beschlossen. Mit erleichterten finanziellen Bedingungen bei der Projektförderung sollen Unternehmen ihre Innovationskraft während der Pandemie aufrechterhalten und die Wettbewerbsfähigkeit soll nachhaltig gesichert werden.

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COVID-19 Fuels Digital Nomad Visa Boom

Before COVID-19, flexible work arrangements had been a trend in the ever-changing world of work, but the public health crisis has accelerated the mass-adoption of remote working to ensure business continuity in these turbulent times. In Switzerland, the number of

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COVID-19 Has Caused Financial Regulators from Around the World to Prioritise Fintech

Amid COVID-19, central banks and financial regulators around the world are increasing their prioritization of fintech, with 85% of them indicating a high or increased focus on fintech in light of the pandemic, according to a new study by the World

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COVID-19 Accelerates Shift to Digital Payments, Virtual Banking: McKinsey

The COVID-19 pandemic and its many repercussions have dramatically changed consumer behaviors, accelerating the move from physical to virtual banking and boosting digital payments, according to a new report by McKinsey. All forms of electronic payments, whether peer-to-peer (P2P) or

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McKinsey: COVID-19 Pandemic Shakes Up European Fintech Landscape

The COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing global economic crisis have shaken up the fintech industry, forcing many to readjust their strategies and expand their revenue streams on the back of a contracted funding environment. After growing more than 25% a year

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