Fintech – Europe’s Largest Investment Category

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European startups operating in the financial technology field are currently the ones getting the largest share of venture capital investment, taking a 20% of the total – a substantial percentage that is higher than in Asia and the US. This is a conclusion we can come to when looking at the report released last week by Dealroom and Finch Capital, titled “The State of European Fintech, 2019 edition”, where fintech market is analyzed by taking in consideration the evolution that’s been occurring over the past six years. Continue reading Fintech – Europe’s Largest Investment Category

Gaining Control of Your Finances

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Both the expected and unexpected can cause our finances to spiral out of control. To earn money and then spend a bit more than anticipated on a trip, an unexpected emergency, or a health issue can throw even the best laid financial plans to the wind.

As hopeless as it may feel as we sink further into debt, there are several routes that won’t only take you out of debt, but help you grow your wealth. Continue reading Gaining Control of Your Finances

Fintech Trends to Watch Right Now

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This is the kind of post that you’d expect to see at the end of the year or at the beginning of January, but things tend to change very fast in fintech. Its structural trends are unfolding at a pace that is not showing any signs of slowing down, wherever you might look – from investments and evaluations to new startups, attempting to disrupt the incumbents and get new market shares. Let’s get to the point and explore what are the latest market-shaking trends in fintech at the moment!

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Five Legit Ways of Making Money Online

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All of us could use a bit of extra cash in our pockets. Whether you’re looking for a full-time, part-time, or casual gig, today there are more ways than ever to legitimately make money online.

We’ve explored several of the options and have compiled a list of the five best and most realistic ways you can start earning an income by harnessing the power of the World Wide Web. Continue reading Five Legit Ways of Making Money Online

Exploring the Many Different Types of FinTech

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The word “fintech” (financial technology) is a broad term which describes many different categories of the financial technology market. What one person may describe as “fintech” could be completely different from the next, making it difficult for inexperienced individuals to fully grasp what it is. Continue reading Exploring the Many Different Types of FinTech

How to Find the Best P2P Lending Platform

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This guest blog post was prepared by Lars Wrobbel. He is our long-term investor who has seen VIAINVEST evolve since the very beginning, and has stayed with us up until this moment. Lars happens to be a great P2P enthusiast and certainly an opinion leader, he also manages a huge community of German investors under the name of Passives Einkommen mit P2P Krediten. Over the last couple of years Lars has gained invaluable investment experience, so we asked him to share some of the most important lessons he has learnt, and here’s what he had to say. Continue reading How to Find the Best P2P Lending Platform

Investor Survey 2019: Results

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VIAINVEST is a platform that enjoys high levels of trust displayed by its ever-growing investor community. One our primary goals is to make investing experience on our platform as seamless as possible, and we believe that the proper way to do it is by asking users for insights, suggestions and a fair share of criticism. Year after year we reach out to our clients to ask them to fill out our annual investor survey, and this year was no exception. Continue reading Investor Survey 2019: Results

China’s Fintech Development Plan: What is it About?

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Fintech industry continues to grow, consolidate and evolve, causing mutations in the global landscape of countries trying to get on top of the ranking of importance in the field. China has emerged as a key player, not just for Asia but for the world, with a massive ecosystem of financial technology, which includes, for example, the Ant Financial Services Group, Tencent Holdings and JD.com, and it has been expanding with a significant growth rate. Increasing market size and general public interest eventually has led to more attention from the government and the Chinese financial institutions, and in August China’s central bank announced a new ambitious three-year development plan for the industry. Continue reading China’s Fintech Development Plan: What is it About?