High unemployment, low financial inclusion and a pandemic have led to the popularity of a payment model that empowers the unbanked.
Open banking is the next big trend. We’re moving to a point where the end consumer will have ownership of their own data. APIs can be written in such a way that allows them to have greater control over how data moves.
The pandemic sparked a work-from-home revolution in China. Now, a growing number of millennials are taking the next step. 2021 Is the year of the digital nomad.
Daalt de rente op staatsobligaties, dan daalt de hypotheekrente immers mee. Daardoor kunnen mensen meer lenen om tegen elkaar op te bieden
Retailers have recently started embracing cryptocurrencies as valid payment methods, fueling the transition into a cashless society. Covid-19 increased online transactions, cash is dying. Do we really need to fight to save it?
Alibaba founder is back in Xi Jinping’s good books as he helps to drive China’s digital currency revolution.
For young people, the development of the Internet and the diversification of work forms have opened up more possibilities for their own nomadic life. A financial life is no longer a small world in an office building of reinforced concrete.
Governments are far from worried about piling up debt right now, as rock-bottom interest rates empower them to spare no expense to shield their economies from the pandemic. And spend they do.
Some areas seem to be slow-moving trends, including blended finance. But others, such as social bonds, seem to be experiencing a rapid acceleration.
The current crisis is likely to serve as a litmus test for those countries and corporations that are truly serious about ‘low-carbon investments’, and adhere to previously accepted ESG goals, and those that are not.
Poverty and insecurity awaits many more millions. The very first task facing those that wish to tackle this dysfunctional and profoundly harmful relationship between– is to recognise that the disease is not the problem. The current international financial system is the thing that is dysfunctional.