Fintech News Issue #315 - Banking = Stress?

Fintech News Issue #315 - Banking = Stress?

2021-05-31

Every week or month a new neobank is popping up somewhere across the US, Asia or the EU. Each targeting a segment of humans like freelancers, students, conscious people, underbanked, kids, Women you name it. But why? Because one of the most fundamental pains people feel with banking in unsolved to date. Alex Johnson (@AlexH_Johnson) puts it like that in a recent survey of the FinTech Collective: "Banking isn’t broken because the UIs are ugly. Banking isn’t broken because fees, as a generic concept, are evil. Banking isn’t broken because it didn’t come with enough glow-in-the-dark debit cards. Banking is broken because, for far too many people, money = stress. 85 million Americans believe that ‘developing a healthier relationship between money and happiness is crucial to their future financial success. So, let’s build that!"

Apple is Hiring Business Development Manager With Crypto Experience
Apple is Hiring Business Development Manager With Crypto Experience
via Securities.io

Apple, the global corporate giant, is hiring a business development manager with a specialization in alternative payments. It indicates that Apple is opening up to accepting alternative payments, which will likely include cryptocurrencies, too.

If you could build your own neobank, what would be your first product and why?
If you could build your own neobank, what would be your first product and why?
via Fintech Nerd Collective

Each month we ask some of the brightest (and most curious) minds in fintech one key question. They can answer however they see fit. The goal is to crowdsource some knowledge, have a little fun, and maybe spark an idea or two for the fintech community.

Financial independence Europe Podcast
Financial independence Europe Podcast
via Financial independence Europe Podcast

What is this podcast about, in a few words? Life-hacking Europe. Finding the best country to study, work, invest and retire in. Which means: how to reach Financial Independence in Europe.

Become partner of the month!
Become partner of the month!
via FinTech Weekly

Become a partner of the month and reach out TO over 20000 subscribers worldwide. Get in touch with us at news@fintechweekly.com

„Our Planet: Too Big To Fail“
„Our Planet: Too Big To Fail“
via Conscious FinTech Berlin

WWF film and discussion. "Our Planet: Too Big To Fail. The potential of the financial world for a sustainable future.

 Amsterdam FinTech Week
Amsterdam FinTech Week
via Amsterdam FinTech Week

Amsterdam Fintech Week, in short XFW, gathers all stakeholders and players active in the ecosystem of digital finance. The goal is to connect players within the European Fintech space and to involve key stakeholders to participate. While enabling the market to do it’s work, we also want to explore how we can make financial services more accessible, understandable and impactful.

Finovate Asia Digital
Finovate Asia Digital
via Finovate Asia Digital

Digitally meet international industry experts and discuss trends impacting Asian fintech through an immersive online platform. Learn from and network with the start-ups, tech platforms, financial institutions, regulators, and investors redefining financial services across Asia and beyond. 500+ senior decision makers. 50%+ from financial institutions. 10+ innovative demos. 50+ speakers. Hundreds of meetings.

Ex-Goldman MD joins Scalable Capital as strategy chief
Ex-Goldman MD joins Scalable Capital as strategy chief
via altfi

As the digital wealth manager hits €4bn in assets, its focus is shifting to brokerage. After leaving the UK market earlier this year, digital wealth manager Scalable Capital has appointed a new chief strategy officer to guide its growth strategy.

Ex-Square execs launch Found to help the self-employed, raise $12.75M from Sequoia
Ex-Square execs launch Found to help the self-employed, raise $12.75M from Sequoia
via Tech Chrunch

If you’ve ever been self-employed you know what a pain it is to keep up with the hassles of running a business. From bookkeeping to invoicing to paying taxes — it’s one big headache.

Fintech startup Agicap rakes in $100M Series B
Fintech startup Agicap rakes in $100M Series B
via Pitchbook

Greenoaks Capital has led a $100 million investment in Agicap. The French startup offers a SaaS platform to help small and medium-sized enterprises manage and predict their cash flows. The Series B funds will be used for its international expansion and recruitment, as well as product development. Agicap secured €15 million in 2020.

Goldman Sachs leads $45M investment into auto fintech startup MotoRefi
Goldman Sachs leads $45M investment into auto fintech startup MotoRefi
via TechCrunch

MotoRefi has raised another $45 million in a round led by Goldman Sachs just five months after investors poured $10 million into the fintech startup to help turbocharge its auto refinancing business.

Fintech company Ripple CEO on regulation outlook for cryptocurrencies
Fintech company Ripple CEO on regulation outlook for cryptocurrencies
via CNBC

Ripple, a fintech company that’s mostly known for a cryptocurrency called XRP, is number 38 on the 2021 CNBC Disruptor 50 list. Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse joined "Squawk Box" on Wednesday to discuss the company's approach to blockchain disrupting the financial system.

Have some comments or suggestions? Send us an email at news@fintechweekly.com

Found this newsletter useful? It would mean a lot to us if you forwarded this to your colleagues and friends and encourage them to subscribe at www.fintechweekly.com

Follow us:
 
 

 
Copyright © 2021 FinTech Weekly c/o Railslove GmbH, All rights reserved.
You were subscribed to this list because: We are sending you this newsletter because you opted to receive weekly fintech insights from www.fintechweekly.com

Our mailing address is:
FinTech Weekly c/o Railslove GmbH
An der Bottmühle 5
Cologne 50678
Germany

Add us to your address book


unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences 

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp

Older messages

Issue #314 - Sustainable FinTech

Monday, May 24, 2021

here is your latest news update in fintech. See Online Fintech News Issue #314 2021-05-24 The decade just started but the main theme will be climate change. Either humanity is tackling the challenge or

Issue #313 - Should Fintech Startups Hire Bankers?

Thursday, May 6, 2021

here is your latest news update in fintech. See Online Fintech News Issue #313 2021-05-06 Should Fintech Startups Hire Bankers? Should Fintech Startups Hire Bankers? via Forbes The war for talent in

Issue #312 - Are fintech’s best days behind it?

Thursday, April 29, 2021

here is your latest news update in fintech. See Online Fintech News Issue #312 2021-04-29 Are fintech's best days behind it? Are fintech's best days behind it? via Sifted Fintech still isn'

Issue #311 - Why Do Consumers Love Fintechs?

Monday, April 19, 2021

here is your latest news update in fintech. See Online Fintech News Issue #311 2021-04-16 Why Do Consumers Love Fintechs? Why Do Consumers Love Fintechs? via The Financial Brand Many consumers are

Issue #309 - New virtual currency from the colourful fab four harnesses innovative HugTech!

Thursday, April 1, 2021

here is your latest news update in fintech. See Online Fintech News Issue #309 2021-04-01 New virtual currency from the colourful fab four harnesses innovative HugTech! New virtual currency from the

Money Cheat Sheet: Meme Stocks 🍿

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Plus, what to know about stocks to start investing. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

Venmo Is About to Get More Expensive for Millions to Use

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Venmo just announced several new fee changes in an email to users. You're probably not going to like them. June 23, 2021 EVERYDAY MONEY Venmo Is About to Get More Expensive for Millions to Use

You’re fired

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Bloomberg The delta variant of the coronavirus is spreading rapidly in the US and now accounts for one-fifth of recent infections in the world's hardest-hit country. Meanwhile, a new study provides

🌎 EVs are taking over the world

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

When it rains EV news, it pours | Go, go gadget Europe | TOGETHER WITH Hi Reader, here's what you need to know for June 24th in 3:04 minutes. 💰 Move over, side hustlers: crypto could be your answer

FTT Update: Where's the Rocket Crashing Emoji? 🚀

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

​ ​ Hi all, Julie here. Happy hump day! In case you missed it, we published a deep dive focusing on real time payments yesterday, that we worked on with Orum and Moov. Great great explainer on

Get in the YOLO mindset

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Crop tops, cash, and coaching. Oh my! ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

Anyone want to buy my old clothes?

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

plus wolves you should love + ACNH MCR June 23, 2021 • Issue #99 Dollar Scholar Dollar Scholar Hi y'all — I am not what you (or, uh, anyone) would call “fashionable.” Not only do I have a weakness

A Hacker’s Guide to Protecting Yourself Online

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Here's how a former cybercriminal protects his own personal data June 22, 2021 CREDIT CARDS A Hacker's Guide to Protecting Yourself Online Here's how a former cybercriminal protects his own

Bitcoin takes a dive

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Bloomberg US Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell acknowledged that recent price increases have been bigger than expected, but reiterated that they are temporary in nature and not emblematic of a long

😓 Soho House needs this IPO

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Soho House has less money, mo problems | Blackstone makes itself at home | Finimize Hi Reader, here's what you need to know for June 23rd in 3:06 minutes. 📈 We're always interested in how you