FinTech Division

Robinhood to provide 24/7 support to users

Who is Robinhood? Robinhood is a fintech brokerage company that offers commission-free trading, providing an online platform enabling customers to trade stocks, exchange-traded funds (ETFs – a type of security that tracks a particular index/commodity/sector which can be purchased and traded in the same way as a conventional stock) and options. The business also offers …

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The blockchain ecosystem holds up in Switzerland

Blockchain chronicle. For more than four years, Switzerland has hosted a large number of projects. Overview of this high potential ecosystem. 840 companies active in blockchain and cryptocurrency is the surprising figure shared by the Swiss Blockchain Federation last year. That is more than 4,400 jobs in the Zug crypto-valley alone.   Finma’s responsiveness in …

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Goldman’s turn to Expand into FinTech consumer banking

By Ismail Berbache, on 15/09/21 Goldman Sachs is acquiring FinTech GreenSky for $2.24 billion. The all-stock deal for GreenSky called the biggest FinTech platform for home improvement loans in a release announcing the transaction, is expected to close by the first quarter of 2022. Goldman Sachs will pay 0.03 share of its common stock for …

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Robo Advisors – the future of financial advising?

What is Robo-Advising? Robo advisors are software platforms that use algorithms to offer automated investment services with minimal human input. They often get clients to answer short surveys regarding their financial position and their aims for the future which are then utilised to provide help and invest assets. Robo-advisors are often seen as superior to …

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Artificial Intelligence: Advancing Machine Learning

Jobin Reji, King’s College London Introduction We have looked at AI in our previous articles and most recently, about the convenience it offers to traders as they execute deals. As a branch of computer science, artificial intelligence attempts to build machines capable of intelligent behaviour. Today we are to look at the role Artificial Intelligence …

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Square grows in Credit Payments by acquiring Afterpay

By Ismail Berbache, on 31/08/21 Twitter founder Jack Dorsey’s company is buying the FinTech Afterpay for $29 billion. Payment in installments is booming, and there is a huge appetite for it. The American company Square, founded by Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey and specializing in digital payments, has just put $29 billion on the table to …

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