Dear Luc: your most pressing fintech problems solved by our Agony Uncle
From regulation readiness to technology teething troubles, our start-up agony uncle, Luc Gueriane, is here to help.
Luc has over seven years’ experience working with flagship fintechs like Revolut, Wise (formerly TransferWise), Monzo and Curve.
His expertise and extensive work in the fintech ecosystem mean that Luc is able to offer unique insight into the building of a successful fintech company.
Do you have an embarrassing question you want answered, or a seemingly unsolvable problem you’d want help with? Email FinTech Futures’ Alex Hamilton in confidence.
Dear Luc: Should we ditch the plastic bank card?
This week our writer wonders if we should start ditching plastic cards to be more environmentally friendly.
Dear Luc: Does my fintech firm need ex-bankers to succeed?
This week our writer wonders if they should really be hiring ex-bankers for their executive committee.
Dear Luc: Should I offer multi-currency accounts to cover post-pandemic travel?
As the world opens up, our writer asks if multi-currency accounts are a necessity, and how to offer them.
Dear Luc: I want to offer Apple Pay, how easy is mobile wallet integration?
This week Luc tackles Apple Pay integration for fintechs looking to level up their payments.
Dear Luc: To give my customers cards I just need an issuer – right?
Our anonymous fintech problem asks if issuers are all you need to provide cards to customers.
Dear Luc: What marketing pitfalls should I avoid?
Some fintechs are getting caught out by the regulators when using terms like "banking".
Dear Luc: When is the best time to expand my fintech abroad?
When is the right time for a fintech to go beyond the domestic market?
Dear Luc: Your most pressing fintech problems solved
In Dear Luc, we answer the questions the industry's fintech founders are too embarrassed to ask.
ICYMI funding round-up: Upflow, TRM Labs, Booste, Crediverso & more
A heaping helpful of funding rounds from this week to get your teeth into.
Video: fintech news pick of the week – JP Morgan acquires Nutmeg; investments for Clip and Ebanx
Our top pick of news from the world of finance and tech in bitesize video format, twice a week.
Indian fintech start-up FamPay lands $38m in Series A round
The Bengaluru-based firm is aiming to build India’s first neobank for teenagers.
Wise confirms direct listing on London Stock Exchange at estimated £9bn value
The listing is expected to be one of the largest in 2021.
Splash Financial lands $44m in Series B funding round
The company helps borrowers compare financial products from a network of lenders.
AI-powered shopping app nate raises $38m in Series A round
The company has now raised $51 million in total.
JP Morgan acquires digital wealth manager Nutmeg
Nutmeg will complement the launch of JP Morgan’s digital bank Chase.
Checkout.com acquires Estonian software development firm Icefire
The acquisition is the firm’s largest to date.
Ebanx raises $430m from Advent International to fuel Latin American growth
Cross-border commerce firm plans to expand its partnership network.
PayCargo lands $125m in Series B investment from Insight Partners
Freight payments firm plans product development with new windfall.