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
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
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!
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
Here we go again, the last quarter of the year is just a few weeks away, and these are usually some of the most intense months of the year. What you will find in this post, is our selection of some of the fintech events that we think are worth checking out. Do the planning part now, so you can relax later. Continue reading Top Fintech Events of Q4 2019
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
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?
Saving is a little bit like planting trees. As an old Chinese proverb says, the best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago, the second-best time is now. The same applies to “saving”, if you haven’t started yet, the best thing you can do is to begin just after having finished reading this blog post. Here we have made up a list of six basic tips and suggestions to get you started in the right way.
Gone are the days when rushing off to a nine-to-five job was the only way to earn an income. Today there are more opportunities than ever to make sure your bank account is full and that you’re able to pay the bills while saving for today and tomorrow’s goals.
With that said, there’s nothing wrong with traditional full-time work. In fact, there are a lot of benefits to go along with the drawbacks. We’re going to take a look into different employment situations you may find yourself considering and explain the pros and cons before you take the plunge into any of the three. Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Three Different Types of Employment
It’s August, it’s still quite hot, and you are probably eating an ice pop on while laying by the swimming pool. That’s cool, we know, we do that as well! But in this time of the year when things are usually a bit slower, it might be a good idea to reflect on what has happened over the past few months. Here we intend to take a look at a report recently released by Finnovating about the state of investment in fintech companies, in Europe, in the second quarter of 2019, to get an idea about how things are evolving for the sector. Continue reading How Is It Going with the Investments in European Fintech?