In this interview series, we heard from 3 FinTech experts and assessed the real, viable applications of these technologies within international trade and open account.
The Chinese government has invested billions in the telecom equipment manufacturer Huawei. In addition to being the world’s second largest smartphone manufacturer, the Chinese company supplies low-cost telecom equipment to much of the world, including many rural wireless providers in the U.S. A recent trade ban on Huawei’s equipment endangers the health of many small telecom businesses that operate in rural areas.
The fintech sector is making global news every day. New initiatives and innovations, from technology to advanced financial processes, stock and commodity trading, and more are the currency of this transformation.
Fintech has disrupted the financial industry positively. It has, among other things, allowed for faster and safer transactions and improved related processes across a range of sectors. Naturally, the question now is, where is fintech headed in the future? What other disruptions should we expect?
The trade finance landscape continues to change, and with that, comes opportunity. We took a review of the key 5 changes in 2019, and what this means for the industry.
The banking and finance landscape has changed considerably in the last couple of decades. At a consumer level, access to banking services has shifted to online and app, leading to the demise of high street bank branches.
Europe’s alternative finance market has exploded over the last 5 years, now worth an estimated €7.7bn according to the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance. The UK alone has grown by… read more →
In recent years, the trade finance landscape has seen immense change, driven by a multitude of factors, including policy, consumers, technology and protectionism. A few years ago we were debating… read more →
A few new technologies are now being leveraged by retail and high street banks in an attempt to maintain reduce operational costs, ensure security when trading, and facilitate the use… read more →
Sterling is likely to strengthen in 2018; we spoke to analysts at Checkintocash, who are looking at exchange rate views and future trends for the first half of 2018. The… read more →
Currency markets and currency conversions are often complicated, but by understanding the basics, looking at bank forecasts and looking at how exchange rates can affect a businesses bottom line is… read more →