Insights

Top 8 Trends for Online Retailers in 2017

The e-commerce industry is rapidly changing with ever-evolving trends and an increasing number of online shoppers every year. Convenience is attributed as the biggest factor in the growth in the e-commerce industry. The total online sales estimate by 2020 is $523 billion from $335 billion in 2015. This is a...

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Payments

MEDICI now! The Coriunder Story

MEDICI now! Startup Stories highlights the companies that are shaping the new financial technology industry. Keep an eye out each week for new stories! If you or someone you know should be highlighted, send us a note. Without further ado… Company: Coriunder – Payments-oriented user management Name/Title: Eliad Saporta, CEO...

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Payments

One Swiss Company is Exploding on the Online Payments Scene

SecurionPay, a Swiss payment platform has reported extraordinary growth of 627% over the past year. The company aims to continue keeping pace with the latest technical advancements, including machine learning and plans to roll out powerful new updates to continue giving both merchants and their customers a one-of-a-kind payment experience....

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Fintech

Where to Meet and Hire FinTech Talent in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is known to be one of the top global financial centers in the world. Its markets are well-regarded for operating under mature, effective and transparent regulations that are in line with international standards. The HK government and the top research centers have put significant efforts into supporting economic...

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Financial Inclusion

From Financial Inclusion to Financial Health: Addressing the Fundamental Barriers to Financial Inclusion – Part 2

Customers should have tools and an offline network that enable them to connect to an online financial services platform in an affordable way. They should also respond to a fundamental requirement: legally exist. Tools Mobile ownership is widespread among most markets – from 82% in Mexico and 87% in the...

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Blockchain

The Tumultuous Rise of Ripple's XRP

Ripple, the global settlement network operator for banks, recently released the XRP Markets report for Q1 2017 which analyzes the market activity in XRP, an independent digital asset native to the Ripple Consensus Ledger (RCL). Like many other non-bitcoin cryptocurrencies, often referred to as altcoins, XRP enjoyed considerable gains since...

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Authentication & Security

The PSD2 Final RTS: 10 Things You Need to Know

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has published its ‘final’ draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) and secure communication under PSD2. PSD2 and, particularly, the SCA aspect has the potential to dramatically change not just the payments sector but the wider banking market and has been the...

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Fintech

FinTech Conferences Are Broken

"The conference model is broken," he says, dismissively. I roll my eyes so hard I think I might have permanently flipped them in their sockets. It drives me crazy when people say conferences don't work, that conferences no longer work. As if, years ago, there was a more rudimentary conference...

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