The Best Fintech Reports of 2019

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Fintech has not lost its momentum, and we can see it convincingly continuing its triumphal march further down the road with new startups, more investments and more concrete use cases. For those of you who are into fintech, we drew up a list of some of the best reports of 2019 covering the evolution of the financial technology market, published by some of the top companies whose names are very well known worldwide. Continue reading The Best Fintech Reports of 2019

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Meet VIAINVEST at P2P Conference 2019 in Riga

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Our office has been bustling for the last couple of weeks – alongside our daily responsibilities we have been actively preparing for P2P Conference 2019 that’s about to take place on June 7 – 8 right here in our lovely hometown Riga.

We are genuinely thrilled to be part of this, as P2P Conference happens to be “Europe’s flagship P2P investment, crowdfunding and regtech event” featuring the leading experts in the industry. The professionals of the P2P and crowdfunding industry and internationally renowned speakers will be there to provide fintech enthusiasts with in-depth insights of the ever-changing world of alternative finance. Continue reading Meet VIAINVEST at P2P Conference 2019 in Riga

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How to Manage and Boost Your Overall Net Worth Down the Road

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Building wealth is an essential financial goal for most people, and if it’s not currently, it should be.

Building wealth, in theory, is a simple concept. It’s about making decisions that will allow you to build on the money you earn over time. If you don’t focus on building wealth, you’re only ever going to be able to save the money you earn. On the other hand, by utilizing concepts like compounding interest, you grow your earnings to accumulate and grow over time.

Along the way, there are decisions to make regarding the best ways to invest, how to save more money, how to make more money, and more. Here are a few basic tips to keep in mind about managing your finances and growing your net worth. Continue reading How to Manage and Boost Your Overall Net Worth Down the Road

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European Alternative Finance Continues Its Growth

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A new interesting report titled ‘Shifting Paradigms’ about alternative finance in Europe has been recently published by the Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance (CCAF), in partnership with the University of Agder in Norway, showing that the operating platforms, as well as the market as a whole, have continued with their constant growth and development from the previous years. According to this report, that takes into consideration 2017 as the year of reference, the European online alternative finance market increased a 36% growth year-on-year, reaching €10.44 billion, including the UK, and a 63% increase to €3.37 billion, excluding the UK. Continue reading European Alternative Finance Continues Its Growth

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How Saving and Investing Are Different (And How to Successfully Do Both)

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The words “saving” and “investing” are often incorrectly interchangeably used. While both involve setting money aside, the role of a savings account is very different than that of an investment account.

Not sure when to save and when to invest? We’ve got you covered in today’s post. Continue reading How Saving and Investing Are Different (And How to Successfully Do Both)

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6 Fintech Incubators and Accelerators Worth Checking Out

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Fintech incubators and accelerators have been growing quite substantially, both in quantity and in quality, over the past few years. These are the players that play a key role in the development and maturation of the financial technology ecosystem, in a market that’s still very much volatile, to help out startups by offering seed funding, connection to mentors and investors, and in many cases also a place to work that founders can use during the incubation period. We previously published a post focusing on fintech accelerators operating in Europe, now we broaden our horizons by compiling this updated list with the most interesting ones in the whole world. Continue reading 6 Fintech Incubators and Accelerators Worth Checking Out

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Things You Need to Know About ICO, STO and IEO

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The growth of new ways of raising funds for a company or to invest in other people’s shiny startups, have been so fast that you may be a bit lost and confused among all those new acronyms and technical terms. Initial Coin Offering (ICO), Security Token Offering (STO) and Initial Exchange Offering (IEO) are all new ways to invest or raise money, using blockchain-based crypto assets. All these things have various peculiarities, along with many opportunities, as well as multiple questions. Here we try to give you the basic information needed to get at least some initial orientation inside all this innovation noise happening in finance. Continue reading Things You Need to Know About ICO, STO and IEO

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Taking the Trouble out of Building an Emergency Fund

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Life is all about the unexpected, and where the “unexpected” can hit us the hardest is our wallets.

From unexpected medical bills and dental emergencies to unforeseen visits to the vet and trips to visit ailing family members, life can quickly become overwhelmingly expensive. Having an emergency fund to cover yourself, however, can take the stress out of these already stressful situations. Continue reading Taking the Trouble out of Building an Emergency Fund

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TOP P2P Lending Bloggers You Should Follow

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We have witnessed a tremendous growth of the P2P industry in Europe over the past few years, and naturally it has attracted much attention from financial experts, opinion leaders and bloggers. Bloggers are doing a valuable job trying to get a grasp on the ever-changing market of P2P lending, while presenting all this information to the ordinary people in a friendly and easy-to-understand manner. Continue reading TOP P2P Lending Bloggers You Should Follow

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The Increasing Importance of China in the Fintech Market

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The fintech market has grown quickly all over the world, with a new annual record recently set when looking at the total number of investments, an abundance of unicorns, new regulations and developments being announced almost every week, as well as hectic activity in terms of M&As and partnerships, both among fintech firms and with financial institutions. In all this vibrant scenery, China’s fintech influence is getting larger each day, not just over the rest of Asia, but also way beyond its borders. Continue reading The Increasing Importance of China in the Fintech Market

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