FinTech Weekly - Adapt or Atrophy? - Issue #465

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This week, we examine the resilience and transformation driving the fintech and logistics sectors.

April 24, 2024

FinTech Weekly plunges into the heart of a sector that refuses to stand still. This edition casts a spotlight on the continuous evolution driven by necessity and innovation within the fintech and logistics domains. We’re seeing a transformative resilience that not only reacts to global disruptions but also anticipates the shifts necessary for future sustainability. From the bustling venture capital activity reviving UK’s AI ventures to the strategic infusions of capital by players like Revolut in dynamic markets, the narrative is clear: adaptability is not just an advantage, it's the currency of survival in today’s economic climate. Our discussions extend beyond mere technological upgrades, touching on the profound implications of regulatory divergences and the essential, yet often overlooked, aspect of diversity within boardrooms. This edition is about understanding that in the throes of global challenges, the most forward-thinking companies are not just participating in the race; they are actively redefining the rules. This and much more in this number of FinTech Weekly: discover top fintech news and events and stay ahead of the competition!

Fintech finally starts to add up for investors
Fintech finally starts to add up for investors
— via Financial Times

Artificial intelligence is proving its value in fintech, notably through OpenAI's collaboration with Klarna, which has boosted the company's profits by $40 million this year. AI has streamlined Klarna's customer service, with chatbots handling two-thirds of interactions and significantly reducing response times, showcasing clear financial benefits and operational efficiencies.

Promote your Job at FintechWeekly
Promote your Job at FintechWeekly
— via Fintech Weekly

Unlock access to a community of top-tier fintech professionals by posting your job listings on FintechWeekly. Starting from just €299, you can amplify your recruitment reach and find the perfect match for your team. Post your job today and attract the talent you need to elevate your business.

FinTech World Forum 2024
FinTech World Forum 2024
— via FinTech World Forum 2024

FinTech World Forum 2024 is based in London UK Europe as one of leading fintech events 2023 for global financial services, finance and banking technology industry. Its focuses on Mobile Payments, Lending, Insurance, Blockchain, Bitcoin, Investment, Money, Crypto, Cryptocurrency, Digital, Innovation, Wallet, Pensions, Funds, Payment, Tech, Financial Services, Technology, Bank, Wealth Management, Insurtech, Regtech and Wealthtech. For more info visit: https://fintechconferences.com/

Adventure awaits—get a $200 Delta gift card
Adventure awaits—get a $200 Delta gift card
— via BILL

Congrats on making it through tax season! You deserve a break—jumpstart your vacation on us. Get automated expense reports, customizable spend controls, and as many virtual cards as you need. A demo only takes 30 minutes, but your vacation memories will last a lifetime. Request a demo

Impact Investing World Forum 2024
Impact Investing World Forum 2024
— via Impact Investing World Forum (ESG – IIWF)

Impact Investing Conference 2024 in London is the Impact Investing World Forum (IIWF) 2024 as one of leading social impact investment events for ESG Funds, UN SDGs, Investor and sustainable investing in UK Europe Oxford University. The event brings together hedge funds, wealth management, private equity, venture capital, foundations, endowments, bonds and ESG investing professionals. More info: https://impactinvestingconferences.

FIBE Fintech Berlin 2024
FIBE Fintech Berlin 2024
— via Messe Berlin GmbH

Seeking dynamic speakers spanning fintech, banking, science, and tech? Craving to broaden your network across the fintech ecosystem? Look no further than Berlin's premier fintech festival, FIBE, https://www.fibe-berlin.com/, your ultimate destination this spring!

The 40 Year Old Fintech with a Start Up Mentality | with Peer Joost and Stephan Von Massenbach
— via Harrington Starr TV

On the latest episode of FinTech Focus TV, Digitec CEO Peer Joost and CRO Stephan Von Massenbach discuss the company's transformation from a hardware startup to a leading fintech player. Celebrating over four decades in business, they detail Digitec's evolution into a software powerhouse with its innovative d3 platform. The discussion also covers the firm's shift towards SaaS-based models and data-driven solutions, highlighting its pivotal role in FX swaps and forward pricing to aid banks in risk management and operational efficiency. Looking ahead, Joost and Massenbach emphasize Digitec's commitment to further automation and sustained growth in the fintech arena.

AI UK Fintech Rebound – $1.4 Billion Raised But Crypto VC Investment Hits 3-Year Low
— via CCN

Venture capital investment in the UK's AI sector rebounded in early 2024, stabilizing after a global slump. The fintech industry led with $1.4 billion in funding, while emerging areas like quantum computing also saw more support. Conversely, crypto funding dropped to a three-year low, raising questions about the sector's long-term viability.Venture capital investment in the UK's AI sector rebounded in early 2024, stabilizing after a global slump. The fintech industry led with $1.4 billion in funding, while emerging areas like quantum computing also saw more support. Conversely, crypto funding dropped to a three-year low, raising questions about the sector's long-term viability.

Banks Leverage FinTech Partnerships to Ride Digital Transformation Wave
— via PYMNTS

The digital transformation in banking is being driven by strategic partnerships that enhance customer experiences and streamline operations. An example is the collaboration between Bankjoy, a U.S. provider of digital banking solutions, and Pinwheel, a FinTech company specializing in digital deposit switching. Their partnership significantly simplifies the traditionally cumbersome process of setting up direct deposits. Pinwheel's solution, Pinwheel Prime, offers a seamless platform for users to effortlessly manage their direct deposits, marking a shift towards more efficient financial processes.

Why fintech is the next supply chain frontier
— via BVP

Global supply chain disruptions, fueled by factors like the COVID-19 pandemic, freight price volatility, and infrastructure challenges, have pushed businesses to modernize their logistics. Amid these disruptions, a new wave of startups has emerged, focusing on updating the processes that manage the vast global spend on logistics services. Despite innovations, the movement of money across the supply chain continues to pose significant challenges.

Fintech Revolut bets on Mexico growth, expects remittances as driver
— via Reuters

Financial technology firm Revolut plans to invest over $100 million in Mexico this year, capitalizing on record remittance flows, according to the company's top local executive in a Reuters interview.

Fintech Professional Shares Perspective on EU Artificial Intelligence Act and UK’s AI Legislation
— via Crowdfund Insider

Scott Dawson, Head of Strategic Partnerships at DECTA, has shared insights on the potential implications of the UK diverging from the EU in AI legislation, as the UK rethinks its approach to regulating artificial intelligence.

UK Fintech boards lack AI skills and diversity
— via Bobsguide

A new report by EY and Innovate Finance highlights that while UK FinTech boards are crucial for driving growth and innovation, they often lack key skills, experience, and gender diversity. The report, titled "Setting the pace or keeping up – are FinTech boards future-fit?", includes insights from market research, roundtable interviews with over 40 FinTech CEOs and Chairs, and a survey of 38 executive and non-executive directors.

Jobs

Director of Payments (Europe)
Director of Payments (Europe)
— via Rock Wallet

We’re expanding our team globally, looking for the right people to help us explore further. We are looking for a Director of Payments to join our growing global Payments team. The Director of Payments will be an experienced leader, who will leverage their payments and operations expertise.

Senior Product Manager
Senior Product Manager
— via Coinbase

There are a few things we look for across all hires we make at Coinbase, regardless of role or team. First, we look for candidates who will thrive in a culture like ours, where we default to trust, embrace feedback, and disrupt ourselves.

Chief Marketing Officer
Chief Marketing Officer
— via FinTop Consulting

A seasoned tech marketer adept in growth frameworks and quantitative marketing, equipped with team management and agile methodologies.

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Show all Job Postings
— via Fintech Weekly

Exciting opportunities await in the dynamic world of fintech! Explore all of FintechWeekly's current job listings. Whether you're an industry veteran or a budding professional, our curated selection has something for everyone.







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