Fintech News Daily 2020 January Week 1

Fintech News Daily 2020: Week #1

Top fintech news and insights from the global financial services industry

Top fintech news daily 2020 from 30th December 2019 to 5th January 2020 curated by the team with the help of our fintech community.

In this series, we aim to curate only the very best, most insightful fintech news from all over the world.

Please note that in 2020, we will publish a number of additional weekly updates like this one but dedicated to regtech, paytech and Insurtech.

We also invite you to check out our other series covering some of the most insightful and relevant fintech insights, new or slightly older, shared recently on twitter by trusted fintech influencers.

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We invite you to help us by submitting any article (in English) you believe is highly relevant and/or voting for your favourite article.  Last but not least, please share your comments on any of those articles via the straight forward comment section available on every entry.

We curate your submission, so please no self-promotion or vendor success stories here.  Alternatively, feel free to enquire for our sponsoring opportunities.

All published content and contributors will get visibility on this article as well as on our trusted and well-followed twitter account and Christophe’s LinkedIn profile.

Fintech News Daily 2020: Week #1

This week our Visible Banking team curated over 100 articles on the topics mentioned above.

You will find our shortlist below.


PEOPLE: Amit Goel
COMPANIES: JP Morgan, FCA, BBVA, Jumia, Receipt Bank
COUNTRIES: USA, UK, India, China, Africa, Australia
CHANNELS: fintech

#1 What We Learned About FinTech in the Last 6 Years

"Before the turn of the new year, you were probably bombarded with a myriad of predictions for 2020, and perhaps you indulged in some prognostications yourself. We did too, and in classic MEDICI fashion, we took a rather clinical approach to this crystal ball exercise, but with a twist.

We decided to share our learnings in six FinTech areas for each of the last six years of the company’s existence, and for the first time, this article is being co-authored by the founders, Amit Goel and Aditya Khurjekar."


submitted by Christophe Langlois

#2 JPMorgan Chase is planning to ban fintech apps from using customer passwords to access their bank accounts

"JPMorgan Chase is planning to ban fintech apps from using customer passwords to access their bank accounts and data, according to the Financial Times.

UK Consumers Views On Open Banking Enabled Features Business Insider Intelligence Instead, the banking giant is working on a system that uses tokens to send third parties a narrower range of data in a secure form"

Source: Business Insider

submitted by Christophe Langlois

#3 FCA consults on extending open banking to insurance sector

"The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a consultation exploring the opportunities and risks of extending open banking to other sectors such as insurance.

Called “open finance”, it would enable customers who consent to a third party provider accessing their financial data to be offered tailored products and services."

Source: Health Insurance and Protection

submitted by Christophe Langlois

#4 Australia delays Open Banking roll out over security concerns

"Australian authorities have delayed the introduction of Open Banking rules by six months amid concerns over testing and security of the new provisions for account data sharing."

Source: Finextra

submitted by Christophe Langlois

#5 BBVA Will Sell through Amazon. This Isn’t Open Banking.

"BBVA has taken the strategic approach and is looking to leverage API technology to deliver an integration that expands its reach and changes the way consumers think about banking. Because the U.S. doesn’t force banks to build a minimum set of APIs, banks here tend to gravitate towards the easiest strategic relationships, which we document in the report to be existing corporate relationships."

Source: PaymentsJournal

submitted by Christophe Langlois

#6 The Singapore’s Digital Wallet Ecosystem (and Predictions for 2020)

"Despite its small size, Singapore is an established global financial center and one of the world’s top-3 most competitive economies, which is not really surprising if you look at the factors that are being taken into consideration: Quality of institutions and infrastructure, Market and labor efficiency, Macroeconomic environment, and Availability and quality of education. In addition, the country provides one of the world’s most business-friendly environments for local (and foreign) entrepreneurs."

Source: Medium

submitted by Christophe Langlois

#7 Meet 5 Women Leading India’s Fintech Sector with their Startups

"According to India Fintech Report 2019, India is the world's second-largest fintech hub. As opportunities arise with the advent of newer technologies, more startups are mushrooming in the fintech space every day. In fact, this sector – which rules every smartphone and internet user’s daily transactions – has seen the most amount of funding in the past few years.  Among the entrepreneurs who have made the best out of this growing sector are a few women."

Source: Makers India

submitted by Christophe Langlois

#8 2019 Africa Roundup: Jumia IPOs, China goes digital, Nigeria becomes fintech capital

"The last 12 months served as a grande finale to 10 years that saw triple-digit increases in startup formation and VC on the continent.  Here’s an overview of the 2019 market events that captured attention and capped off a decade of rapid growth in African tech."

Source: Techcrunch

submitted by Christophe Langlois


"London FinTech Receipt Bank has raised £55 million equity and debt finance in a Series C funding round.  The digital bookkeeping platform will look to extend its product suite and continue rapid expansion in Europe, Australia and North America.  The round was led by Insight Partners, joined by Augmentum Fintech with participation from existing investors Kennet Partners and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC).  The company doubled customers in 2019, taking the total number of businesses using the platform to above 360,000."

Source: Business Cloud

submitted by Christophe Langlois

#10 How Effective is Fintech in Reducing Inequality

"Research shows that countries with deeper levels of financial inclusion — defined as access to affordable, appropriate financial services — have stronger GDP growth rates and lower income inequality. What strategies are fintech ventures using to improve the financial wellbeing of underserved customers? What are the challenges to making these services accessible?"

Source: Columbia Business School

submitted by Christophe Langlois

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Written by Christophe Langlois

Based in London for almost a decade, Christophe is an entertaining fintech marketing keynote speaker and a trusted advisor to the global financial services industry on the topics of digital marketing, innovation and B2B social media.

Christophe has contributed to over 140 events in 18 countries.

Currently, Christophe is advising a number of fintech startups on marketing and growth hacking and he is the Chief Marketing Officer of The Fintech Power 50, an exclusive annual programme helping fintech scale-ups to accelerate their growth globally.

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