South Korea, a FinTech Hub-To-Be?

The neutral status quo The current situation in South Korea is what you might call “meh” for FinTech start-ups. It is not the worst place to set up when looking to offer financial services to a more tech-aware audience; but neither is it on par with the region’s high-performers Singapore and Hong Kong. This is something the South Korean government is looking to change; over the past couple of months there has been a series of announcements by the South Korean Financial Services Commission (FSC) illustrating its plans for revamping…READ MORE

5 Apr 2019

News: The FinTech Feed

Last week saw the launch or Apple's credit card and Klarna's open banking platform. Meanwhile, Hong Kong granted three virtual banking licenses, providing some serious competition and The Federal Reserve Bank of New York set up a FinTech advisory group.  READ MORE

1 Apr 2019

Payments at the tip of your fingers

The word biometrics is derived from two Greek words - bio meaning “life” and metrics meaning “to measure”. Biometrics are thus biological measurements, often used in automated methods, to recognize a person based on a physiological or a behavioural attribute. In this blogpost we explore the topic of biometric authentication in relation to payment systems and its promising role in transforming face-to-face payments in the future. Recent research in the US unveiled that consumers’ awareness of biometric payments is, in fact, very high. Specifically, two thirds of respondents have already…READ MORE

29 Mar 2019

News: The FinTech Feed

The latest FinTech news, including the largest ever deal in the payments industry, Tandem's latest savings account and cryptocurrencies newest spending solution. MORE

25 Mar 2019