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Category: Industry Insights

The State Of Fintech In Europe

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Unexpected circumstances in recent years have brought challenges to many industries. After recovering from the economic downturn of 2007 to 2009, businesses are now tackling challenges stemming from the global Covid-19 pandemic and the long-awaited finalisation of Brexit, amongst other obstacles.  Some industries have neared collapse, many have had to readapt to new ways of […]

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4ir Skills In Fintech

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Blog by Jeannine van der Linden, CEO of PayPugs BV. The fintech market is growing rapidly and in contrast to  traditional financial services, we see more and more that a different set of skills are being called for.  One striking set of skills important to the development of fintech as a financial alternative are those […]

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SMEs Need Digital Business Banking

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Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are vital to the economy in every country, with the World Bank estimating that around 90% of businesses are SMEs and that they provide more than half the jobs in the world. They also make a sizable contribution to their local economy, ranging from up to 40% in emerging economies […]

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Driving Financial Inclusion Through Fintech Services

Financial inclusion is often thought to be a problem limited to  developing countries and the unbanked poor but it is a much more complex issue. In the UK, estimates are that 25% of the population has limited access to financial services and in the US an estimated 22% of people are either unbanked or under […]

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Why Do Digital Savvy Customers Need A Digital Bank With Customer Service At The Core?

A recent McKinsey report showed that uptake of digital banking is at an all time high, with over 75% of customers under the age of 50 using digital banking channels. This has only been amplified over the last year, as COVID has acted as a catalyst in the drive towards electronic banking.  If you have […]

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