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The latest news in FinTech brought to you with insight and wit by our panel of finance and tech pros. We look at all aspects of FinTech developments in payments, capital markets, blockchain, lending and more. We discuss new developments and what they mean for you.
 
akbaraka newscast is baraka’s audio news digest. Listen to baraka news editor Shereen Abdulla give you the latest Middle East and international stock market news every Monday to Friday in less than 5-minutes; less time than it takes to charge your Airpods to listen to the show.
 
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Click Subscribe to keep up to date on the world of fintech! Reach us at info@fintechnewscast.com or at @fintechnewscast on Twitter Credit unions are leveraging AI, offering virtual assistants and partnering with big tech in a not-for-profit member-owned model. We talk to University Credit Union CEO Dr David Tuyo about the challenges and new opportu…
 
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Click Subscribe to keep up to date on the world of fintech! Reach us at info@fintechnewscast.com or at @fintechnewscast on Twitter Fun conversation on new ways to finance and support micro business, how good data plays a part and why this market is underserved with Camino Financial COO Kenny Salas on the Fintech Newscast https://www.caminofinancial…
 
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Click Subscribe to keep up to date on the world of fintech! Reach us at info@fintechnewscast.com or at @fintechnewscast on Twitter What does climate change mean to your portfolio, your loans and your future losses? We talk to FutureProof CEO Alisa Valderrama about the analytics needed to bring about effective climate risk management on the Fintech …
 
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Click Subscribe to keep up to date on the world of fintech! Reach us at info@fintechnewscast.com or at @fintechnewscast on Twitter Home improvement loans via mobile app done in a few minutes when you meet your contractor. Next up jetpacks? David Haas, COO of PowerPay joins us to talk mobile lending, starting a fintech and smarter ways to serve cons…
 
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