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Originally posted on the Moorwand website:

During Covid-19, payments giants like Stripe ($36 billion) and Square ($55 billion) have watched their valuations soar to dizzying heights. Smaller payments start-ups like, which almost tripled its valuation to $5.5 …

The fintech industry is no stranger to a crisis. The financial crash in 2008 gave rise to fintech darlings such as Funding Circle, Seeders and TransferWise; and over the last decade fintech has been a “bull market” with investments and company valuations sky rocketing.

By Luc Gueriane, CCO at Moorwand

Gareth Mahoney, Head of Compliance at Moorwand

After uncovering a range of issues during recent visits to over 100 e-Money and payments institutions, the FCA published its latest ‘Dear CEO’ letter. The letter took a completely different approach to usual. Instead of focusing on a single area and then pushing…

Cashless payments were on the rise way before the pandemic. However, COVID-19 has forced consumers to abandon notes and coins in favour of mobile and contactless card payments. Recently, Nationwide revealed that, in a poll of 2,000 Brits, more than a quarter have gone two or more months without using…


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