Can you remember a point in time when payment methods and investments were so discussed? Today, financial education and inclusion, as well as financial freedom and investments, are an everyday issue. And if this is a good thing, it is true that it needs more education and responsibility - both from kids and parents, as you will see.
FinTech companies are filling the gap left by banks - they are democratizing finance.
Today, we want to analyze this topic by taking into account 11 articles that represent the most immediate result of this new way of thinking, that is, payment methods. We will analyze new ways to invest, and we will tell you about two great conferences that can help you better understand this new world. We left the best part for the end, for those who are still not informed about the fact that even the cannabis industry has its own payment method today.
What we learn from history is that people don’t learn from history”. Warren Buffett might be proven wrong - for the first time.
The Tie and Cointelegraph learnt how to learn from historical market data to predict the price of a crypto asset over time, and automatize everything a trader needs to do to achieve amazing results.
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COVID-19. Again. The pandemic completely changed our way of perceiving money and payments, and the result is that the demand for digital payments is booming. Payments Journal discusses this topic with Christina Wagner, Head of Global Payments Products for FIS, and Don Apgar, Director of Merchant Services at Mercator Advisory Group.
Where will we end up if banks are crypto-friendly? Those who don’t like cryptocurrencies should accept that they are becoming an important part of everyday life. Mastercard announced its partnership with the fintech company Bakkt, so banks will be able to offer customers the opportunity to issue crypto cards.
Not only kids, but also their parents need financial advice. Greenlight, the fintech startup that pioneered debit cards and budgeting apps for kids, is now focusing on their parents: by filling out a survey, they will get useful tips to find the right stock and ETF.
Banks found a strong competitor: FinTech. FinTech is faster, can be personalized, is more accessible, and is easier to use. It doesn’t only offer financial management tools, but also cards, electronic payments, insurtech and online borrowings. If fighting were to break out, we would know the winner.
It is expensive to be poor”. Dan Schulman shares this anecdote at the Washington DC Fintech Week. Financial health and inclusion can be extremely expensive for those who are not affluent individuals, and even the easiest task can be a burden. The CEO of PayPal tells us how the company is working on financial inclusion.
The Bank of the Free further supports digital nomads: Bunq makes people able to pay with different currencies, with no intermediaries and without leaving the neobank fintech company’s mobile app.
It’s no secret: Latin America offers countless opportunities to FinTech companies. Village Capital released its report: in 2021, 70% of Latin Americans still don’t have a bank account. Who will fix this?
From innovative digital experiences to creative rewards programs, FinTech companies are fighting to offer their customers the best deal. Competition is hard, and “we’ve never had more choices”, as Mikael Castaldo says.
Now, also cannabis-related businesses have their dedicated payment method. The Valley Bank launches a new app for the cannabis industry, to make it more secure - this business is still relying too much on cash.