Fasanara Fintech Weekly

Amazon & Affirm’s BNPL Deal, Colombia launches fintech sandbox, Open Finance & Other News




Happy Wednesday!



In this edition:


  • UK Fintech Investment Deals up 79% From H2’20 Finds Moore Kingston Smith

  • Amazon & Affirm’s BNPL Deal

  • Colombia's financial regulator launches fintech sandbox

  • Governments must help manage the risks of fintech

  • Open Finance Is All Set To Become The Next Frontier In Fintech






UK Fintech Investment Deals up 79% From H2’20 Finds Moore Kingston Smith.



The pandemic saw a surge in fintech investment in 2020 and as the world returns to normal, the initial surge of momentum carrying fintech investments does not seem to be slowing down as it is set for a record year. Moore Kingston Smith has released its research on UK private companies raising between £1 million and £20 million each of growth equity capital.


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Amazon & Affirm’s BNPL Deal, And Three Predictions About What It Means For Fintech.



Amazon just announced a partnership with Affirm to allow certain customers to check out with the latter’s product, and split up the cost for purchases over installments. Earlier this month, Square announced its $29b acquisition of Afterpay.

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Colombia's financial regulator launches fintech sandbox



Superfinanciera has enabled the controlled test space to promote technological innovation in the financial system, according to the official press release.


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Governments must help manage the risks of fintech.




Financial innovation sometimes brings great rewards. It can make the financial system more accessible to underserved segments of the population and improve lives. But some innovations can lead to disaster, which usually hurts the poor more than others.

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Open Finance Is All Set To Become The Next Frontier In Fintech.



Open Finance is not just considered to be an extension but the next big step in the fintech journey. Over the past decade, Fintech companies have been quite successful in digitizing financial services that improved both access and user experience with low concentration risks.

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