What to Know about Anti-Money Laundering as a P2P Investor

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Being an investor at this point doesn’t just mean navigating a complex maze of investment options across different platforms and territories – it also involves a great deal of due diligence to make sure your risks are managed from a return on investment point of view and a legislative standpoint. Continue reading What to Know about Anti-Money Laundering as a P2P Investor

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COVID-19 Accelerates Push to Digital Banking and Investment Apps

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There isn’t a sector of the economy that the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t touched, and banking is near the top of the list. Not only have bank branches been shuttered for months but the perilous nature of cash has thrust digital payments and banking into the spotlight. While digital banking is a trend that had begun before the pandemic took hold, its adoption has been hastened around the world as a result of the crisis. One of the key features of digital banking is that the consumer is the focus, not the products, as depicted by the below illustration. Once users get a feel for it, they are unlikely to ever look back and only the nimblest of banks will lead the way.  Continue reading COVID-19 Accelerates Push to Digital Banking and Investment Apps

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Why It’s Important for Investor to be Financially Literate

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The key to financial freedom relies on your ability to fully comprehend and achieve what that means for you. Every person is different when it comes to their financial goals, but the fundamentals remain the same. It starts with education and sound actions based on informed decisions. Continue reading Why It’s Important for Investor to be Financially Literate

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Cashless Europe: How Fintech Benefits the Development of the Digital Society

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The European Union has been moving closer to a cashless society in recent years, in some countries more than others. Fueling the trend has been the rise of financial technology, or fintech solutions, as consumers flock to mobile and internet offerings over brick-and-mortar banks, leaving cash out in the cold. Continue reading Cashless Europe: How Fintech Benefits the Development of the Digital Society

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Vietnam: an Untapped Pool of Consumer Lending Opportunities

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The global situation in 2020 has pulled everyone out of their comfort zone and predictions about economic growth have become more difficult to make. Risks need to be evaluated with a different mindset because despite uncertainty, there will always be opportunities no matter the situation.

This article will evaluate the case of Vietnam as prospective market for consumer lenders. We will look at the economic picture, consumer behavior, and political forces that aim to support and shape the consumer lending industry as a viable investment consideration. Continue reading Vietnam: an Untapped Pool of Consumer Lending Opportunities

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Saving Money During the Pandemic: Utopia or Reality?

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With wages down and unemployment sky-high, socking away extra cash might seem like a catch 22. In the UK, the number of Brits to file for unemployment in April soared 70% to nearly 2.1 million, reflecting the largest increase in history. People are working fewer hours, and the government has had to swoop in with wage subsidies for millions of jobs, furloughs that are set to begin dwindling in August.  According to Ernst & Young partner in Baltic States Guntars Krols, no European economy has gone unscathed from the COVID-19-fueled economic crisis. Were it not for government subsidies in Latvia, the unemployment rate would be much worse than it is.  Continue reading Saving Money During the Pandemic: Utopia or Reality?

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Which Investments Have the Best Returns?

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The idea of making money while you sleep doesn’t have to be a dream. With the right investment strategy, it can be your reality with your hard-earned money constantly generating greater wealth for you with moderate to high returns.

The question most investors have is, where should I invest? Which investments are going to have the best returns for me now and in the future? Continue reading Which Investments Have the Best Returns?

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Where to Invest Money to Get Monthly Income

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Even if you have a 9-5 job, you may be wondering how to think outside of the box to create multiple income streams. You’re not alone, as many people are wondering where to invest money to get monthly income. In fact, there’s even a name for it — passive income — and it could make the difference between pursuing your dreams and remaining stuck at your day job for the rest of your career.

The beauty of passive income is that it keeps working for you even when you are not working for it, like peer-to-peer investments. On the other hand, don’t let the “passive” in passive income fool you, either. There are some investments that will command more legwork than others, such as purchasing real estate as a rental property. After a while, you might be able to kick back but it probably won’t happen overnight. Continue reading Where to Invest Money to Get Monthly Income

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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

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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

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