Fasanara Fintech Weekly

UK Fintech Booming, Embedded Finance, Fintech SPAC Activity Heats Up & Other News




Happy Friday!



In this edition:


  • Why the UK Fintech Scene is Booming

  • Top Programming Languages for Finance in Fintech

  • Behind the Buzzword: What is embedded finance?

  • FinTech SPAC Activity Heats Up

  • Vietnam emerges as south-east Asia’s next fintech battleground



 



Why the UK Fintech Scene is Booming.



In spite of the pandemic, the UK remains the top-ranking investment destination in Europe. But growth in the sector also means increased competition. So how do early-stage fintech's go about securing the funding that is so crucial to their growth.


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Top Programming Languages for Finance in Fintech.



The emergence of fintech companies and start-ups is increasing to predict that the global fintech market size will hit US$309.98 billion in 2022, especially for the outbreak of the pandemic. But these fintech companies need to utilize some of the trending and useful programming languages for finance. It is overwhelming to understand which one is the suitable programming language in fintech for 2021. Let’s explore some of the top programming languages for finance in fintech to deliver efficient services.

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Behind the Buzzword: What is embedded finance?



Embedded finance truly is everywhere—in shopping apps, taxi services, lending and food delivery to name a few, but what exactly is it?


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FinTech SPAC Activity Heats Up.




FinTech-related special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) activity got a bit of a rebound this past week — specifically, targeting banking services and products, where new announcements took the initial public offering (IPO)/SPAC announced plans in this segment to 47 year-to-date, as tracked by PYMNTS.

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Vietnam emerges as south-east Asia’s next fintech battleground.



For Vietnamese fintech start-up MoMo, the key to winning the battle against Grab, Sea and other rivals for the country’s 100m consumers may be a simple cup of coffee.

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