Tag: economics

  • Tackling the cost of living crisis: Interview with Suzanne Jones

    Tackling the cost of living crisis: Interview with Suzanne Jones

    Fintech is all about solving big problems. At least, it should be. One of the most important premises of fintech is that it is a wave of innovation that is changing financial services for the better. Ultimately changing the world for the better. It is obviously quite exciting when fintech startups decide to attack seemingly […]

  • Top Trends in Fintech in 2022

    Top Trends in Fintech in 2022

    It is this time of the year. You know when it is mostly gloomy, cold and grey. Great time, isn’t it? Not everywhere, obviously. There are a lucky few that are enjoying some fantastic weather somewhere right now, summer-like vibes. Guilty as charged. But most importantly, it is the time of the yearly predictions. Defining […]

  • The Reason Why China Will Fail at Banning Bitcoin Again…

    The Reason Why China Will Fail at Banning Bitcoin Again…

    Guest post by Elena Obukhova, Founder & CEO at FAS | Fintech Advisory Services All the news outlets are saying China banned Bitcoin, but does this ban actually change anything? Let’s start with remembering what Bitcoin is. It is a decentralized peer-to-peer currency that was designed to give people financial freedom. The immutability of Bitcoin […]

  • Why Financial Education Matters Now More Than Ever…

    Why Financial Education Matters Now More Than Ever…

    In very simple terms, financial education can make the difference between making a good and a bad financial decision. Why does it matter now more than ever? Because we are in a relatively good business and economic environment. That’s a good thing, right? Yes, of course. And that is relatively surprising given that we are […]

  • Investment Advisory’s Future: Interview with Michael Summerton

    Investment Advisory’s Future: Interview with Michael Summerton

    The wave of fintech disruption that came after the Great Financial Crisis was strong. Incumbent banks and financial service providers were not in a strong position. And so new companies took the opportunity and emerged. Slowly but surely gaining customers and grabbing market share. Most of that growth was due to superior user experience, surfing […]

  • The Fintech Revolution: Opportunities & Challenges in 2021

    The Fintech Revolution: Opportunities & Challenges in 2021

    Guest post by Sophia Tondon, IT Analyst & Technical Writer at Value Coders. Fintech is an essential part of modern finance. The traditional understanding of financial services has changed. Fintech has brought opportunities for people to enjoy the convenience and speed of managing their financial lives. In addition, it has enormous potential to improve global […]

  • Fintech’s New Normal: The Post Pandemic Landscape

    Fintech’s New Normal: The Post Pandemic Landscape

    This is a guest post by Michael Jaiyeola, Fintech Lead at Erlang Solutions. Erlang is a programming language designed to build massively scalable, soft real-time systems that require high availability. Many of the world’s largest banking, e-commerce and fintech companies depend on Erlang-based technologies to power their tech stack. If you have a system that […]

  • Bitcoin as a Legal Tender: What Does That Mean for All of Us?

    Bitcoin as a Legal Tender: What Does That Mean for All of Us?

    Guest post by Elena Obukhova, founder & CEO at FAS | Fintech Advisory Services. FAS is a global and fully decentralized advisory ecosystem that bridges blockchain and fintech experts from Asia, Europe, North America, and Latin America with SMEs willing to evolve in those domains. What does that mean? We all heard the recent news […]

  • Inflation: Should You Actually Care?

    Inflation: Should You Actually Care?

    As you might expect, the short answer is yes… but there is obviously a longer explanation. You should care about inflation as an individual, and same goes if you are a business. And notably a fintech one. There is a lot that is being said about inflation these days, with a certain degree of truth. […]

  • Business Economics: Traditional Banks vs Neobanks

    Business Economics: Traditional Banks vs Neobanks

    Maths do not lie. That’s not a new song by Shakira. Maybe you are not a big fan of numbers, but they tend to be truthful. To a certain extent. If you have done a bit of financial modelling, you know that it all comes down to the assumptions… Nonetheless, crunching the numbers is usually […]