Fasanara Fintech Weekly

Goldman Bitcoin-backed Loan, Fintech Talent In High Demand, Embedded Finance Propels Retail & More




Happy Friday!



In this edition:


  • Goldman Sachs makes its first bitcoin-backed loan

  • Fintech talent in high demand as job vacancies grow by 182%

  • Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia report finds fintech lending crucial for SMBs

  • U.S. digital asset strategy needs a stronger tax focus

  • Why embedded finance offers a brighter future for retailers.




 

Why embedded finance offers a brighter future for retailers.



Any consumer-facing business has a key objective – to get closer to their customers and stay engaged. Railsbank’s Louisa Murray explains how businesses know exactly what they want when it comes to seeking out the final frontier between themselves and a paying customer.


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Goldman Sachs makes its first bitcoin-backed loan.



The global investment bank allowed a borrower to use the cryptocurrency as collateral for a cash loan.


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Fintech talent in high demand as job vacancies grow by 182%



Fintech talent is in high demand with a 182% rise in the number of jobs advertised during the first quarter of this year.


According to new research from recruitment firm Robert Walters’ Global Fintech Talent Report, fintech job vacancies have jumped post-Covid, outperforming the wider market by three times.


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Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia report finds fintech lending crucial for SMBs.



Main Street small and medium businesses (SMBs) are still struggling with cashflow issues as the pandemic wanes, but they’ve come to rely on the new breed of FinTech lenders to get them through the worst of it.


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U.S. digital asset strategy needs a stronger tax focus.




In the months and weeks leading up to the IRS’s filing deadline, an old narrative swiftly emerged: Some taxpayers are still largely in the dark on the proper tax treatment of digital assets and virtual currencies.


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