In this issue of FinTech Weekly newsletter, we delve into the contrasting realities shaping the fintech industry today. While the sector continues to revolutionize financial services and extend its positive impact globally, it finds itself at a crucial juncture—cawing for capital. Despite fintech's undeniable potential to bridge economic gaps and foster innovation, a concerning slowdown in funding has become the elephant—or rather, the crow—in the room. From Goldman Sachs' regulatory hurdles related to fintech partnerships to the significant drop in venture capital volumes in underbanked regions like Latin America, we examine the multifaceted challenges and opportunities ahead. Whether it's the fluctuating fortunes of crypto startups or the breakthroughs in AI-powered fintech solutions, the landscape is as promising as it is precarious. Follow FinTech Weekly to discover the most relevant fintech news and events and stay ahead of the competition!
The Federal Reserve (Fed) has issued official warnings to Goldman Sachs regarding risks and compliance. The regulator's concerns are related to the investment bank's partnerships with several fintech companies.
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The macroeconomic environment, the general slowdown in funding and the uncertain regulatory developments are impacting crypto and blockchain startups negatively. Although August appeared to be a positive month for funding, most investments were actually gathered by Sharia-compliant exchanges.
Despite the significant impact of fintech startups in Latin America—a region that is notably underbanked—venture capital volumes have decreased by 65% in the area.
Fintech unicorn Pine Labs is offering a new solution that costs two-thirds less than a regular PoS device. Named 'Mini,' it features a small display for QR codes and supports cardless payments, thereby enabling merchants to use innovative payment solutions at reduced costs.
The Asia-Pacific (APAC) region can become the epicenter of fintech innovation and investments: in an interview preceding the Global Fintech Fest, Yashraj Erande, Managing Director and Partner at BCG, shared his expectations with CNBC.