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Real Estate Prospecting Through Technology

Real Estate Prospecting Through Technology

It is no secret that technology has changed the look and feel of business in many industries, real estate included. In the 1970s and ‘80s, agents would rely on physical picture listings to provide information on available properties and were the go-to industry...

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Is Another Fintech Revolution on The Horizon?

Is Another Fintech Revolution on The Horizon?

The silver lining during times of uncertainty and crisis is that they provide opportunities for new ideas, concepts and innovations to take root. For example, the 2008-09 global financial crisis paved the way for fintech (financial technology) start-ups to innovate...

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The Progress of Open Banking in the UK

The Progress of Open Banking in the UK

The UK's Open Banking initiative came into effect in early January 2018 as part of the second Payment Services Directive (PSD2). Its introduction marked a significant milestone for the UK banking industry, with technology at the heart of the initiative and a movement...

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Investing in Real Estate

Investing in Real Estate

With the right approach, investing in real estate can be a rewarding decision that diversifies an investor’s portfolio and provides a consistent income stream. While this is the goal of every individual who considers real estate, the trouble is that many don’t know...

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Fintech Trends for 2021

Fintech Trends for 2021

Despite the uncertainty that marked 2020, the fintech (financial technology) industry saw demand for services and solutions rise sharply. In North America, for example, a survey by The Harris Poll and Plaid (a fintech firm) found that close to 60 percent of Americans...

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Blockchain’s Impact on Fintech

Blockchain’s Impact on Fintech

Blockchain, the technology that underlies the bitcoin ecosystem, is steadily making advances in the financial industry. Conventionally, the financial world has been seen as ‘slow to the party’ when it comes to innovation, primarily because of its tight regulations....

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COVID-19 A Boost for Fintech Solutions

COVID-19 A Boost for Fintech Solutions

In the months following the declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic and the ensuing lockdown measures that forced new ways of working, the financial technology (fintech) industry has seen an accelerated uptake of solutions. With offices closed and many working from...

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Investing During A Recession

Investing During A Recession

Investing during a recession is undoubtedly risky, mainly because the duration and recovery scope of any crisis tends to be uncertain. The coronavirus pandemic, for example, is a classic example of a period in modern life that could not be predicted in advance. Its...

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Big Data’s Contribution to Fintech’s Growth

Big Data’s Contribution to Fintech’s Growth

The innovations and advancements made in the financial services industry have largely been fuelled by technology. From online transactions to fintech apps and internet banking, technology's impact is undeniable. However, with the widespread adoption of technology has...

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