Top fintech news daily 2020 from 13th to 19th January 2020 curated by the VisibleBanking.com 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.
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Fintech News Daily 2020: Week #3
This week our Visible Banking team curated over 350 articles on the topics mentioned above.
You will find our shortlist below.
PEOPLE: Hironori Kamezawa, Jack Ma, Jim Marous, Steven Beck, Tony Gallippi
COMPANIES: Alibaba, Amazon, Apple, Asian Development Bank, Chime, Goldman Sachs, Grab, ICICI, JP Morgan, Microsoft, Monzo, MUFG, N26, Nubank, Plaid, RBC, Tez, Visa, Yodlee
COUNTRIES: USA, UK, India, China, Canada, Japan, Brazil
CHANNELS: fintech, regtech, banktech, wealthtech
"According to FT Partners’ newly released The Rise of Challenger Banks: Are the Apps Taking Over? research paper, Brazil’s Nubank is currently the world’s biggest challenger bank counting some 15 million users, and the world’s most well-funded challenger bank having raised US$906 million."
Source: Fintech News Switzerland
"Right now, banking, capital markets, and insurance businesses are finding new uses for artificial intelligence. AI is helping to transform and keep ahead of a number of critical vectors, including customer experience, regulatory compliance, new markets and business models, and security. It’s no longer a “nice to have” innovation technology, it’s becoming a CX-level imperative."
"Names like Nubank, Tez, the Cash App, PayPay and Monzo stole the title of ‘breakout finance apps’ of 2019, after achieving hyper-growth last year. The ranking, collated by App Annie, looked at year-on-year growth of Apple and Android app downloads and found that traditional banking players were ceding ground to these upstarts."
"Shanghai’s municipal government has set a five-year goal to develop and nurture fintech research and innovation in China’s premier commercial hub, introducing a slew of incentives and policies to attract hi-tech companies and talent to turbocharge its drive."
Source: South China Morning Post
"If you have been exploring blockchains and distributed ledger technology (DLT), you know it’s a noisy and confusing space. As with any early tech, very smart people disagree about what the future will look like. Fueled by open source tools, innovation has dispersed and accelerated to a pace at which no organization on their own can keep up."
"ICICI Bank, the multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in Mumbai, has opened an online marketplace – ‘ICICI Bank API Banking portal’ – comprising nearly 250 APIs (application programming interfaces) for third party developers to connect to and communicate with the bank’s applications."
Source: The Global Treasurer