Alt-Finance

Stories exploring the world of alt-currencies like Bitcoin, alt-banking, invoice-discounting and more

Banks must carefully choose their digital CX spend

Banks must carefully choose their digital CX spend

The following is a guest post from Don Berryman, chief commercial officer of Acticall Sitel Group, a company providing customer relationship management technology and consulting solutions. Research indicates that the Digital Experience (DX) spend on CX programs could amount to ...

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WeChat Pay coming to Europe thanks to Wirecard

WeChat Pay coming to Europe thanks to Wirecard

Wirecard now enables European retailers to accept WeChat Pay, a leading Chinese mobile payment solution, the company announced today.   WeChat Pay, along with Weixin, are part of Tencent, with WeChat Pay alone having more than 600 million active users. ...

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China Rapid Finance reaches 20M loan plateau

China Rapid Finance reaches 20M loan plateau

Online consumer lender China Rapid Finance today announced it has reached the 20 million cumulative loan mark, a number that has nearly doubled over the past six months. Second quarter facilitated loans rose by more than 350 per cent to ...

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LendUp’s goal: universal credit access

LendUp’s goal: universal credit access

When more than half of Americans cannot be approved for credit by traditional banks, a new approach is needed, Vijesh Iyer said. Mr. Iyer is the COO of LendUp, a fintech providing a better path to financial health for the ...

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SWIFT offers €200K to fintech community

SWIFT offers €200K to fintech community

  Have an idea for a new overlay service for SWIFT‘s global payments innovation (GPI) platform? If it’s good enough your company could soon be €100,000 richer. That is the maximum amount of funding SWIFT will give to the two winning ...

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Digital investment advisor Stash names Giff Carter CRO

Digital investment advisor Stash names Giff Carter CRO

Digital investment advisor Stash has named Giff Carter its chief revenue officer. He will oversee market and partnership development, the summertime launch of an IRA, the Stash for Business employer distributed offering, and legal, compliance, privacy and regulatory efforts. Mr. ...

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Paladin fs introduces quote check service

Paladin fs introduces quote check service

Paladin fs’ new Quote Check service allows bankers to ensure services quotes are fairly priced and on fair terms, the company said. “It’s simple, when a person wants to buy a car, they first check the Kelley Blue Book; when ...

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Fundation works with, not in place of, banks

Fundation works with, not in place of, banks

In fintech’s early moments much of the talk was how these new tech upstarts were going to eliminate the big banks. Emboldened by spending their formative years in the midst of recession, many entrepreneurs (and rightly so) worked to create ...

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