Meet the VIAINVEST team: Jelena Antipova, Chief Technology Officer

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Does it take a man to rule the IT world? Not really. We do not believe in stereotypes; we are amazed by sharp minds and amazing personalities. Meet Jelena Antipova, a powerful woman with a clear vision on how to achieve success in the world of fintech. Jelena fills the position of Chief Technology Officer within the VIAINVEST and VIA SMS Group and leads the team of 20 skilled programmers and analysts to disrupt and revolutionize how traditional financial services are delivered. Continue reading Meet the VIAINVEST team: Jelena Antipova, Chief Technology Officer

Australia – the Latest Hotbed for Fintech and P2P Startups

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Australia’s profile for fintech is rising, evidenced by a trend of greater investments and more startups jockeying for position in the market.

A record AUD 656 million poured into Australia’s fintech segment in 2016, three times more than the prior year, according to KPMG. Performance bucked the trend of global fintech investments, which fell by almost 50 percent to nearly AUD 25 billion during the same period. Meanwhile, about 16 percent of all Aussie start-ups represent fintech. Continue reading Australia – the Latest Hotbed for Fintech and P2P Startups

How Low-Cost Money Exchange Services are Making Cross-Border Investing Easier

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While transferring money between banks in the same country is usually free (or close to it), consumers sending money to a bank in another country are often faced with high fees and hidden charges. It doesn’t make sense to make regular small deposits and withdrawals to investment services in another country if you are faced with double digit fees. Fortunately, fintech startups such as CurrencyFair and Transferwise have come on leaps and bounds in recent years and forcing the money transfer industry to look carefully at costs. Continue reading How Low-Cost Money Exchange Services are Making Cross-Border Investing Easier

Fixed Income Investing Versus Equity Investing

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Within the investment portfolio theory, there are two key types of investment: fixed income investments and equity investments. Investors looking to create a balanced portfolio for long term returns should have an understanding of the relative advantages of both and allocate their funds according to their risk appetite and goals. Continue reading Fixed Income Investing Versus Equity Investing

UK P2P Lending Matures Into a Key Market

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The UK has become a key market for peer-to-peer lending, giving investors more and more reasons to flock to this rising asset class. Indeed marketplace lending is making its way more into the mainstream, evidenced by a widening of support from regulators coupled with greater opportunity in the equity markets on the horizon and a rising opportunity for tax-free returns. Continue reading UK P2P Lending Matures Into a Key Market

Meet the VIAINVEST team: Dmitrijs Lvovs, Head of the Risk Management Department

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It is no secret that the quality of services provided by both VIAINVEST and VIA SMS Group is deeply rooted in our scrupulous approach to data analysis. Let us introduce the guy who leads this both complicated and fascinating process of data science – Dmitrijs Lvovs, Head of the Risk Management Department. With a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and unique professional experience in both finance/IT and nonprofit/research fields, Dmitrijs is now managing the team of conversant data analysts within the VIA SMS Group and makes sure that the company is always one step ahead in astounding data science. Continue reading Meet the VIAINVEST team: Dmitrijs Lvovs, Head of the Risk Management Department

How to make a passive income online

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Have you ever wanted to live a life of financial freedom: traveling, spending time with your family and working for the good of the local community? Perhaps you’ve come across books like ‘The Four-Hour Work Week’ or ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ and you also dream of doing something similar. The common denominator with guides to a financially free lifestyle is building up a passive income: reducing the reliance on working a traditional job to pay the bills. Continue reading How to make a passive income online

Meet the VIAINVEST team: Jūlija Sorokina, HR Specialist

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Have you ever been on a job interview that leaves you super excited and really aiming to get the job? Sure, the position you have applied for is significant, but it is the person you meet on the interview that gives you the first insight into the culture of the company. Meet Jūlija Sorokina, our HR Specialist that takes care of building a strong and dedicated team! Continue reading Meet the VIAINVEST team: Jūlija Sorokina, HR Specialist