Weekly analysis & opinion highlights 3 July 2020

This week in analysis and opinion pieces: all across the analysis landscape we saw interesting events taking place. Take a look at these and more rounds in our analysis and opinion roundup below!

1. The Financial Services guide to Fintech – Device Mohan’s book review

Fintech has obviously been an exciting and rapidly evolving area of growth for many countries, companies, and entrepreneurs. Indeed it’s hardly recognisable from its humble beginnings. At some stage, the realisation came that Fintech companies were going to have to transition from being disruptors to collaborators, and to become a more functional and integrated part of this industry. By Nathan Core on The Fintech Times.

2. The trouble with platforms

The Artist formerly known as Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple didn’t get to the top of the market cap charts overnight. These 4 companies together are worth nearly as much as the remainder of the companies that make up the top 20 by market cap. By Ana Milicevic on Pando.

3. Wirecard Debacle Could Trigger Revamp Of Payment Regs

The stunning demise of Germany’s Wirecard AG could lead to a revamp of some of the rules governing the international payments sector, which has seen rapid growth in recent years, though a key player says it is still too early to say. Agustin Carstens, general manager of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), said Tuesday (June 30) his organization will examine how “non-bank participants and payment service providers can be incorporated into the whole scheme,” Reuters reported, raising the idea the current regulatory framework be broadened to include more players. By Pymnts.

4. nCino Seeks U.S. IPO For Expansion Plans – an investor’s review 

nCino (NCNO) has filed to raise $100 million in an IPO of its common stock, according to an S-1 registration statement. The firm provides a suite of online-only software tools to banks and credit unions in the U.S. NCNO is growing revenue quickly and making progress toward operating break-even as it expands in a growing industry. By Donovas Jones on Seeking Alpha.

5. The Top 50 Financial Technology CEOs Of 2020

The Financial Technology Report is pleased to announce the Top 50 Financial Technology CEOs of 2020. These exceptional executives lead some of the most prominent financial technology companies across the globe and have helped define many of the wide scale advancements the industry has undergone over recent years. They are innovators, strategists, and corporate leaders, who have built important organizations that are driving massive change in the way we spend, save, invest, or otherwise manage our financial lives. By the Financial Technology Report.

6. The surprising future of fintech

Thanks to open banking, fintech early adopters likely already have accounts that round up transactions to boost savings or connect to third-party tools for loan applications, budget management and more. But the new wave of fintech startups are proving there’s much more that can be done using open banking, the two-year-old mandate from UK regulators that required banks to easily allow their customers to share their data with third parties such as apps. By Nesta’s Open Up Challenge on Wired.

7. The borderless e-commerce future is here

The coronavirus is having a major impact. There’s no doubt about that. Before the virus, many businesses were running fine. And “fine” was always good enough. There was no need to invest time or money in things that – at first glance – were not going to make a big difference. Things such as offering new payment options or improving online services. They could always be done in the future, right? By Ken Serdons (Mollie) on Business Reporter UK.

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