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Klarna beating competition in the BNPL space: IPO ahead?

Spotify and Oatly are great, but the Swedes also have Klarna a service for shopping, paying, and banking, all in one place. Klarna is Europe’s most anticipated IPO right now, but why are they worth $20B more than Deutsche Bank?

FintechAfricaVenture Capital

Why African fintech venture capital is picking up steam

African incumbent banks are gatekeeping their market, but the high rate of unbanked people, and a rising number of mobile phone users foreshadows an African fintech breakaway.

CryptocurrenciesFintechBlockchain

Diem explained—a new payment infrastructure and private-sector stablecoin?

Formerly known as Libra, Diem is positioning itself as a neutral piece of infrastructure facilitating innovative approaches to payments.

IPOFintech

Affirm Holdings is the latest hot FinTech IPO company

FinTech IPOs are becoming the norm with e-commerce and online payments booming from Covid-led consumer online demand. Affirm specializes in "buy now pay later" solutions. Its system enables consumers to get items today, but pay over time. APRs start at 0% for short 3 month terms and grow to incrementally higher rates with longer repayment terms.

TechnologyIPOFintechM&AUS

Student loan pioneer SoFi IPO through SPAC

Based in San Francisco, SoFi is a leading online lending platform founded in 2011 to tackle the U.S. Student debt crisis through student loan refinancing. In 2011, the average American student had $26,600 in loans, and today the national debt has surpassed the $1.6 trillion mark. SoFi grew into a giant through the innovative marketing and financial practices explored in this article. 

TechnologyE-commerceFintech

Checkout.com: the service to unleash innovation with connected payment

The service is an easy to install API allowing most payment methods to be used on your platform, along with many extra features for lower fees, better execution and detailed data. What's the story of the company and how are they different from the likes of Stripe?

TechnologyIPOFintech

Upstart IPO and the online lending space

San Francisco is the mecca of online lending, and so it is no wonder that we are seeing Upstart successfully raising cash in the public markets. Upstart is the FinTech company leveraging Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technology to improve consumer access to credit.

StocksTechnologyFintech

Google is in overlord mode again, here's why

Google is launching its own payments and money management services. An upgraded Google Play which, frankly, scares me a little.

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