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FINTECH FRIDAYS Podcast Season 1

JOIN US ON A STORYTELLING JOURNEY:  SEASON 1

Welcome to the first season of NCFA Canada's Fintech Fridays podcast, where we delve into the fascinating world of financial technology. This season, we sit down with the movers and shakers of the fintech and funding community, discussing trends, product innovations, developments, and challenges that are shaping the future of finance.  In Season 1, we've had the privilege of engaging with a diverse range of industry leaders, each bringing their unique insights and perspectives to the table. Our conversations have spanned a wide array of topics, from the mainstream adoption of new financial technologies to the impact of these innovations on financial services today. 

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Ep1-Jul 20:  Facilitating Global Crypto Payments and the Future of Digital Assets

To kickoff the first episode of our Fintech Fridays weekly podcast, our host Manseeb Khan is joined by Samir Bandli, Director of Strategic Partnerships of CoinPayments, to talk about the future of crypto from its role today and its role in the future.  CoinPayments offers merchants an option to accept cryptocurrency as a form of payment and currently works with over 700+ altcoins. (more...)

Ep2-Jul 27:  Canada's Role in the Global Fintech Ecosystem

On this episode of the Fintech Friday Podcast, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with the legendary Sue Britton, CEO & Founder of the Fintech Growth Syndicate, and talk about what Canada has to do to stay competitive in the fintech space, Canada being super hot to outside investors, and why diversty is going to revolutionize finance. (more...)

Ep3-Aug 3:  Doubling Down on Women Founders and Backing Diversity

In this episode of the Fintech Friday Podcast, host Manseeb Khan interviews the incredible Peggy Van De Plassche, General Partner Roar Ventures, about doubling down on investing in diversity and launching her new Data/AI investment fund! (more...)

Ep4-Aug 10:  Importance of a Smart Contract Safety Net

On this episode, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with LA legal tech entrepreneur Amy Wan, CEO/Founder of Sagewise. They talk about why smart contact safety nets are important, the bridge between legal tech and fintech and how Amy closed out her seed round while being pregnant. Enjoy!  (more...)

Ep5-Aug 17:  First Coin's M&A Story - Wall street meets Crypto

Guest: Frans Tjallingii, Managing Director, Galaxy Digital Canada

About this episode:  show host Manseeb Khan sits down with Frans Tjallingii, Managing Director, Galaxy Digital Canada (ex-CEO and Co-founder of First Coin Capital). They talk about their acquisition and where the future of blockchain is heading and how tokens could be used as securities and Galaxy Digital Canada's plan moving forward. Enjoy! (more...)

Ep6-Aug 24:  Asian Crypto Market Opportunities for Canadian Talent

About this episode: On this episode, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Henri Arslanian, PwC FinTech & Crypto Leader for Asia and Chairman of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong. They talk about future institutions in crypto, Why Hong Kong is a home away from home to him and to other fellows Canadians and his best practices. Enjoy! (more...)

Guest: Henri Arslanian, Chairman, Hong Kong FinTech Association and FinTech & Crypto Leader for Asia, PwC

 

Ep7-Aug 31:  Structuring ICOs and the Mind of a Fintech-preneur

About this episode: This week our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Gary Schwartz the Managing Director of Pegasus Fintech Inc.. They covered how to structure an ICO, to surgary donuts , and impacting investing. Enjoy! (more...)

Guest: Gary Schwartz, Managing Director, Pegasus Fintech Inc.

 

Ep8-Sep 7:  Institutionalization of Crypto, China's Ban and the Potential of Blockchain Decentralization

About this episode: On this episode, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Juwan Lee the founder and CEO of NexChange. They talked about institutions investing in crypto, some the up and coming players in the market and China being pro blockchain. Enjoy! (more...)

Guest: Juwan Lee, Founder and CEO, NexChange

Ep9-Sep 14: Curexe's New SmartPay Product & Front-line of Global Digital Payments

About this episode:  On this episode our host Manseeb Khan sits down with the CEO And founder of Curexe, so chat about their new product called SmartPay! They also talked about how A.I is going to touch the payments and every other industry, regulations that could be in place when accepting crypto and many more. Enjoy!  (more...)

Guest: Johnathan Holland, Founder and CEO, Curexe

Ep10-Sep 21:   A Regtech-based Blockchain KYC Solution for Document Custody

About this episode:  On this episode, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with the CEO of Commercial Passport Brice Penaud. They chat about what KYC looks like in blockchain, how fintech and regtech can work alongside with governments, and the benefits of creating a digital identity. Enjoy!  (see Transcript)

Guest: Brice Penaud, CEO, Commercial Passport

Ep11-Sep 28:  How Amazon Bank is Dominating and Risks of a Digital Bifurcated World

About this episode:   On this weeks episode our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Paul Schulte Founder & Editor of Schulte Research, whose insights have reshaped the finance world for the past 30 years. They talk about how Amazon is the biggest bank in the world, China being 2 generations ahead compared to the West, and what his next book could be about it. Enjoy!  (transcript)

Guest: PAUL SCHULTE, Founder and Managing Editor, Schulte Research (LinkedIn)

 

Ep12-Oct 5:  Building Blockchain Products & Decentralized Solutions for Enterprise and Startups

About this episode:   On this week's episode of the Fintech Friday$ podcast our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Mathieu Glaude the CEO and president of Northern Block. They talk about having a sovereign digital identity, the excitement behind stable coins and why supply chain in blockchain shouldn't be overlooked. Enjoy! (see Transcript)

Guest:  MATHIEU GLAUDE, President and CEO, Northern Block (LinkedIn)

Ep13-Oct 13:  Road to Fintech IPO:  Capital Networks, Scalable Solutions, Putting People First

About this episode:   On this episode, NCFA show host Manseeb Khan sits down with Ali Pourdad the CEO of Progressa who recently closed out an $84 million dollar round. They talk about P2P loans, loan services operating within the blockchain and why being people first business matters. Enjoy! (see Transcript)

Guest:  ALI POURDAD, Co-founder and CEO, Progressa (LinkedIn)

Ep14-Oct 19:  The Convergence of Data Intelligence and Money Algorithms

About this episode:   On this episode, NCFA show host Manseeb Khan sits down Saroop Bharwani. Founder of Senso, a data intelligence platform for the financial services industry. They chat about regulations in the AI space, fears of AI taking over the world and how screens and machines are as important as the birds and the bees. Enjoy! (see Transcript)

Guest:  SAROOP BHARWANI, Founder and CEO, Senso.ai (LinkedIn)

Ep15-Oct 26:  Gearing up Hyperion Exchange, Hybrid Models and Security Tokens

About this episode:   On this episode, our NCFA Fintech Fridays host Manseeb Khan sit's down with Michael Zavet the CEO of Hyperion Exchange a crypto securities exchange. They talked about the importance of security token offerings( STO), how to regulate STOs, and the potential marriage of cannabis and crypto. Enjoy! (see Transcript) Guest:  MICHAEL ZAVET, Founder and CEO, Hyperion Technologies Inc. (LinkedIn)

Ep16-Nov 2:  Envisioning the Future of Open Banking for Consumers and Businesses

About this episode:   On this episode NCFA Fintech Friday's host Manseeb Khan sits down with the CEO of Lending Loop Cato Pastoll. They chat about what opening banking is, how it might look like an app store, and how it gives power back to consumers. Enjoy! (see Transcript)

Guest:  CATO PASTOLL, Co-founder and CEO, Lending Loop (view Linkedin)

Ep17-Nov 9:  How Artificial Intelligence is Optimizing Sales and the Future of Business AI

About this episode:   On this episode NCFA Fintech Friday's our host Manseeb Khan sits down with the co-founder and president of Fortuna Asad Naeem. They chat about how AI can supplement salespeople, the excitement behind computer vision and the future of business AI. Enjoy!(see Transcript)

Guest:  ASAD NAEEM, Co-founder and President, Fortuna.ai (view Linkedin)

Ep18-Nov 16:  Bridging the AML/ATF Gap with Financial Institutions and the New Economy

About this episode:   On this episode, NCFA Fintech Fridays host Manseeb Khan sits down with Charlene Cieslik the Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer at Coinsquare. They talk about not everyone using crypto is a terrorist, cape shopping and guidance in the crypto space. Enjoy!  (see Transcript)

Guest:  CHARLENE CIESLIK, Chief AML Officer, Coinsquare (view Linkedin)

Ep19-Nov 23:  Future of Business Tokenization and How Blockchain Challenges Concept of Money

About this episode:   On this episode, NCFA Fintech Friday's host Manseeb Khan sits down with Alan Wunsche the CEO of TokenFunder. They chat about ICO's funding startups, tokenization of businesses and buying real estate through tokens. Enjoy! (see Transcript)

Guest:  ALAN WUNSCHE, Founder and CEO, TokenFunder (view Linkedin)

SEASON 1 EPISODES:

EP1-Jul 20:  Global Crypto Payments and the Future of Digital Assets (CoinPayments)

EP2-Jul 27:  Canada's Role in the Global Fintech Ecosystem (Fintech Growth Syndicate)

EP3-Aug 3:  Doubling Down on Female Founders (Roar Ventures)

EP4-Aug 10:  Importance of a Smart Contract Safety Net (Sagewise)

EP5-Aug 17:  First Coin's M&A Story - Wall street meets Crypto (Galaxy Digital Canada)

EP6-Aug 24:  Asian Crypto Markets meet Canadian talent (Fintech Association of Hong Kong)

EP7-Aug 31:  Structuring an ICO and the Mind of a Fintech-preneur (Pegasus Fintech)

EP8-Sep 7:  Institutionalization of Crypto, China’s Ban and the Potential of Blockchain Decentralization (NexChange)

EP9-Sep 14:  New SmartPay Product & Front-line of Global Digital Payments (Curexe)

EP10-Sep21: A Regtech-based Blockchain KYC Solution for Document Custody (Commercial Passport)

EP11-Sep 28:  How Amazon Bank is Dominating and Risks of a Digital Bifurcated World (Schulte Research)

EP12-Oct 5:  Building Blockchain Products & Decentralizd Solutions for Enterprise and Start-ups (Northern Block)

EP13-Oct 12:  Road to Fintech IPO:  Capital Networks, Scalable Solutions, Putting People First (Progressa)

Ep14-Oct 19:  The Convergence of Data Intelligence and Money Algorithms (Senso.ai)

Ep15-Oct 26:  Gearing up Hyperion Exchange, Hybrid Models and Security Tokens (Hyperion Technologies)

EP16-Nov 2:  Envisioning the Future of Open Banking for Consumers and Businesses (Lending Loop)

Ep17-Nov 9:  How Artificial Intelligence is Optimizing Sales and the Future of Business AI (Fortuna.ai)

Ep18-Nov 16:  Bridging the AML/ATF Gap with Financial Institutions and the New Economy (Coinsquare)

Ep19-Nov 23:  Future of Business Tokenization and How Blockchain Challenges Concept of Money (TokenFunder)

SEASON 2 EPISODES:

Ep20-Jan 11:  Bitcoin Backed Loans and 2x Credit - Putting Your Crypto to Work (Mauricio Di Bartolomeo)

Ep21-Jan 18:  Meritocracy, Decentralized Innovation and the Power of Collaboration (Hussein Hallak)

Ep22-Jan 25:  Reducing Regulatory Burden by 25% in Ontario (Amar Nijjar)

Ep23-Feb 1:  Getting Smart About Crypto and Insurtech Snapchat Models (Justin Hartzman)

Ep24-Feb 8:  Re-imagining Philanthropy (Daryl Hatton)

Ep25-Feb 15:  Unlock the World (Kate Guimbellot and Jason Sosnowski)

Ep26-Feb 22:  Investing in Private Canadian Companies (Peter-Paul Van Hoeken)

Ep27-Mar 1:  Blockchain Gaming and esports (Shidan Gouran)

Ep28-Mar 8:  Rethinking Brokers (Muhammad Rashid)

Ep29-Mar 22:  The Future of Securities (Richard Carleton)

Ep30-Apr 12:  The Future of Canadian Crypto (Andrei Poliakov)

Ep31-May 14:  Blockchain Law (Jason Saltzman)

Ep32-May 24:  Rallying behind Bitcoin (Frederick T. Pye)

Ep33-May 31:  Indexing Consumer Loans and Financial Literacy (Phillip Postrehovsky)

Ep34-Jul 6:  Accelerating Fintech Growth (Brendan Holt Dunn)

Ep35-Aug 9:  Autonomous Alternative Lending (Vit Arnautov)

Ep36-Aug 22:  Techfins (Michael King)

Ep37-Sep13:  Funding is Female (Jill Earthy)

Ep38-Mar25: Why Identity Matters in an Evolving Online Environment (David Lucatch)

Ep39-Apr23: The Power of Digitization and How to Get Exponential (James Wallace)

Ep40-May22:  Why Bitcoin Exists and Education for the Masses (Austin Hubbell)

SEASON 3 EPISODES:

EP41:  40% pandemic growth, taking risks and innovating Insurtech in Canada (Danish Yusuf, Zensurance)

EP42:  Insights into the Teen Banking Sector and Improving the Financial Well-being of Families (Rim Charkani, WALO)

EP43:  Taking the Mortgage Process From 40 Days to Minutes (Chris Gries, FundMore.ai)

EP44:  The Vanguard of Digital Innovation and Ecosystems in Canada (Various NCFA Advisors)

EP45: Mission-driven and Consumer-centric Financial Services (Keith Taylor, DUCA Impact Lab)

EP46: Making Business Borderless: International Payments and Partnerships (Alastair Thompson, TransferWise)

EP47: How to Change the World: Risk Culture and Work-life Balance (Michelle Beyo, Finavator)

EP48:  How to Connect and Resonate with Customers Through Podcasting (Fatima Zaidi, Quill Inc.)

EP49: Managing Private Placements Has Never Been Easier (Brock Murray and Karan Khiani, Katipult)

EP50:  Compliance to the moon (Mark Binns, Digital Assets Inc.)

EP51:  Bacon and Eggs (Julien Brault, Hard Bacon)

EP52:  Technology Due Diligence Process and Cyber Security Risks (Forward Security, CIBC, RiskAware Group)

EP53:  Staying True to Bitcoin (Chris Naprawa, TAAL)

EP54:  How Digital Identity will Transform Human Potential (David Lucatch, Liquid Avatar Technologies)

 

SEASON 4 EPISODES:

EP55: Global hiring trends: How Gen Z Talent Thrives (Anne-Marie Fannon, Work-Learn Institute, University of Waterloo)

EP56: How We Raised $426 million Using Rewards Crowdfunding (Zach Smith, Funded Today)

EP57: 10 Years of Investment Crowdfunding: Past, Present, and Future Since the Act (Expert Advisors)

EP58: Using Risk Management to Improve Your Business and Life (Alex Sidorenko)

 

 

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FINTECH FRIDAY$ is a weekly podcast brought to you by NCFA and partners, where we sit down with the incredible people in the Fintech and Funding community and talk about trends, product innovations, developments and challenges!

Fintech Fridays is an evolving and innovative educational platform focused on delivering authentic personalities, content and story telling on the journey of mainstream adoption of new financial technologies and their impact on the future of finance.

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MaRS | Jun 11, 2024 MaRS Discovery District Job Cuts 20 Jobs and Looks to Operate a Leaner Business Model Approximately 20 positions, including several top-level responsibilities, were eliminated as a part of a recent major restructure at MaRS Discovery District, one of Canada's leading government funded innovation support organizations. Amidst financial challenges, MaRS looks to reduce hierarchy and move towards a more agile and lean structure in order to better allocate resources to programming that supports founders and encourages ecosystem engagement. See:  Corporate Venture Capital in Canada: Insights and Challenges Since its founding in 2000, MaRS has expanded its support to include a variety of tech industries, but its initial focus was on the medical and allied sciences. It has been crucial in helping businesses with advisory services and in creating venture capital projects like Graphite Ventures and the MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund. Alison Nankivell, CEO, MaRS stated: “Our path forward necessitates changes toward a more agile and lean organizational structure that reduces hierarchy and leadership roles in favor of a reallocation of resources to support programming that more effectively supports founders, fosters even greater ecosystem collaboration, and ultimately increases our impact.” Financial Overview and Key Departures Since 2019, ...
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Tokenization | Jun 11, 2024 US Congress considers the regulatory challenges and benefits of tokenization On June 5, 2024, Washington lawmakers discussed the "Tokenization Report Act of 2024" (HR 8464), which is sponsored by Rep. William Timmons and co-sponsored by Rep. Ritchie Torres in the 118th Congress. The Act mandates a thorough report on the advantages and disadvantages of asset tokenization using blockchain technology, the variations between blockchain networks, the current level of interoperability, and international regulatory strategies. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Comptroller of the Currency, the National Credit Union Administration Board, and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System are to jointly submit this report. Within 180 days after the act's passage, the report must be given to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs and the House Committee on Financial Services. See:  U.S. House passes FIT21 with Bipartisan Support Strong regulations are required to control the tokenization of RWAs, as recent talks in Washington have shown. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), among other legislative and regulatory organizations, are investigating the applicability of current securities and commodities rules to tokenized assets. The classification of digital ...
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Jun 11, 2024 Key Takeaways: Data breaches can severely impact businesses by eroding customer trust, halting operations, and causing legal issues. Implementing strong passwords, multi-factor authentication, and regular software updates are essential steps in securing your data. Educating employees on data security practices and using reputable IT services can significantly enhance your data protection measures. Have you ever wondered what would happen if your customer database or financial records were suddenly exposed online? Data breaches are a harsh reality for businesses of all sizes and entrepreneurs; the consequences can be particularly damaging. A single attack can erode customer trust, halt operations, and even lead to legal repercussions. But don't panic! This guide is your roadmap to data security. Continue reading to learn more. What Is Data Protection?  Data protection refers to the set of practices, protocols, and technologies employed to secure personal, business, and customer data from unauthorized access, data breach, and other forms of compromise. It encompasses various strategies aimed at safeguarding the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data. These strategies include encryption, access controls, and regular security audits. For entrepreneurs looking to enhance their data protection, hiring Kenyatta Computer Services or other service providers can offer expert assistance in ...
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Remote Work Insights | Jun 10, 2024 The Effects of Global Digital Jobs on Canadian Markets The World Economic Forum (WEF) has published a white paper last month called 'Realizing the Potential of Global Digital Jobs' covering the possibilities, difficulties, and solutions connected with global digital jobs, as remote work continues to reshape the global labour environment. This article looks at the effects on fintech businesses in Canada, unintended consequences for urban commercial districts and a range of remote working trends to stay on top of. Global Digital Jobs The WEF report anticipated that by 2030, there will be 92 million remote digital workers globally, up from 73 million that exist today. This indicates a considerable shift towards remote work.  The number of people in economies with lesser incomes that have higher levels of education are growing.  Educated individuals capable of filling global digital positions have surged in nations like India and Nigeria.  By optimizing talent use and lowering skill mismatches across nations, global digital jobs could increase global GDP by $11 trillion by 2030. This is an interesting trend, given that there's currently a skills shortage across a number of industries in Canada.  Looking at Figure 1 chart above, ...
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Jun 10, 2024 Introduction Writing an invitation letter for a visa application can be a challenging task, especially if you're unfamiliar with the legal requirements and formalities involved. For residents of Ontario, Canada, creating a compelling and legally sound invitation letter is crucial. This comprehensive guide will walk you through the process of drafting an effective invitation letter and explain how an online notary services in Ontario can assist in notarizing the document to enhance its credibility and acceptance. What is an Invitation Letter? An invitation letter is a formal legal document written by a host in Canada inviting a guest to visit for a specific purpose, such as tourism, business, or family events. This letter is often a key component of a visa application, as it helps immigration officers verify the legitimacy of the visit and the relationship between the host and the guest. Why You Need an Invitation Letter in Ontario In Ontario, an invitation letter is commonly required for visitor visa applications. It helps immigration authorities assess the validity of the visitor's intentions and the host’s ability to support the guest during their stay. A well-drafted invitation letter can significantly boost the chances of visa approval by ...
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Jun 9, 2024 In the complex world of business, having the right professionals in your network is crucial. One such indispensable professional is a business contract lawyer. Whether you're a startup or a well-established enterprise, the expertise of a contract lawyer can be a game-changer for your business. Here's why: Expertise in Drafting and Reviewing Contracts A commercial contracts lawyer has the special knowledge needed to draft and review contracts accurately. Their expertise ensures that all the necessary details are covered, reducing the risk of future disputes. With their help, businesses can be confident that their interests are protected, and all agreements are clear and fair. They carefully check every clause and term, making sure everything is legally sound and beneficial for the parties involved. Risk Management When it comes to managing risks in business, a contract lawyer is a valuable asset. They help identify potential issues before they become big problems. For instance, a contract lawyer can point out terms in a contract that might expose your business to unnecessary risks. By addressing these risks early, they help keep your business safe and avoid costly mistakes. In essence, having a contract lawyer means you have someone who is always ...
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Crypto M&A | Jun 7, 2024 Robinhood Flies in the Face of the SEC and Acquires Bitstamp Crypto Exchange After Receiving Wells Notice While under crypto-related regulatory scrutiny from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Robinhood has announced the acquisition of the European cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp for $200 million to boost Robinhood's crypto trading capabilities and expand its customer base in Europe. See:  SEC Issues Wells Notice to Robinhood Over Crypto Bitstamp Acquisition Bitstamp, founded in 2011 and based in Luxembourg, is a top 20 centralized crypto exchange with a reputation for reliability and security. Institutional clients trust Bitstamp for its extensive order books, dependable trade execution, high quality API access, institutional lending, staking, and the white label solutions with Bitstamp-as-a-service. Has more than 50 active licenses and registrations worldwide and can push clients to Robinhood from the US, EU, UK, and Asia. Daily trading volume of approx. $315 million serving more than 4 million customers in 100 countries according to Coinmarket cap Robinhood's Crypto Expansion In 2023, Robinhood reported $1.9 billion in total revenue, a 37% year-over-year gain. View full Q4 and 2023 financial results here. 23 million active, funded users. See:  U.S. House passes FIT21 with Bipartisan ...
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Jun 7, 2024 Becoming a small business owner can be a dream come true. It means independence, doing things your way, and if your business model works, it can be the career move you needed to stay motivated when you wake up every morning. Opening your small business and keeping it going in those early years costs money. Whether it’s paying a lease for a storefront, making sure suppliers get paid, or just giving yourself a runway to start finding clients and earning revenue, you need some cash up front to get the ball rolling. One way to raise that capital is by taking out a personal loan. A personal loan is a line of credit that you can use for any number of reasons. Unlike a mortgage or car loan, there are no hard rules about how you can spend the money. The interest rate is typically lower than a credit card. The loan can either be unsecured or require collateral. It can be a big risk taking out a personal loan to fund your small business, whether you’re just getting started or trying to keep your business afloat. Once you involve your personal finances, you’re on the hook ...
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Release | Jun 7, 2024 Zūm Rails hires Miro Pavletic to lead new AI-driven banking project A scaling Canadian fintech business Zūm Rails has announced the hiring of Miro Pavletic who joins Zūm to manage its large-scale AI-driven Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) project. This is a key move to expand Zūm Rails' unique financial offerings and solutions. Miro Pavletic Fintech expert with a wealth of banking and finance experience, Miro Pavletic joins Zūm Rails as a key player in their newest project. Previously, Pavletic was the Co-founder and CEO of Stack, a digital challenger banking app that was acquired by Credit Sesame in 2020. See:  Züm Rails’ $10.5M Boost for North American Expansion Pavletic will lead Zūm Rails’ BaaS product roadmap, which will integrate with Zūm Rail’s current payment services and include real-time fraud assessment, identity validation, and transaction settlement capabilities. Pavletic is committed to accelerating the development and implementation of these features on a unified platform, enabling businesses to surpass regulators' open banking deadlines and utilize artificial intelligence to effectively manage risk. Key Developments and Financing Since founding in 2019 Zūm Rails self-funded its way to profitability and has become a significant player in the North American payments market. Their 'omni-rail' ...
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Jun 7, 2024 Key Takeaways: Managed IT services provide proactive monitoring and maintenance to identify and address potential issues before they escalate, ensuring smooth operations and preventing unforeseen downtime. With regular updates and patching, managed IT services keep software and systems secure and optimized, integrating seamlessly with other tools and maintaining peak performance. 24/7 support from managed IT services ensures that any arising issues are resolved immediately, minimizing disruptions and maintaining business continuity strategy for global and round-the-clock businesses. Have you ever had that sinking feeling when your computer screen freezes in the middle of an important task? Now, imagine that happening to your entire company network. Disruptions to your IT infrastructure can be a nightmare, halting operations and costing your business valuable time and money. That said, this guide will equip you with a powerful weapon against system downtime: managed IT services. It will explore how these services not only minimize disruptions but also free up your valuable resources, allowing you to focus on what matters most – running your business. Proactive Monitoring and Maintenance  Reliable IT support service providers, such as managed IT services by Antisyn, continuously monitor systems for any signs of issues. By constantly monitoring your systems, ...
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