Is Toronto the world’s next Fintech hub?

The Fintech world is in a constant state of flux, and while the major hubs around the world have established themselves over the last decade or so (think London, New York, Singapore), there are a host of new hotspots that are looking to welcome new innovations to their central business districts. Places like Israel, South

4 reasons why you can’t afford to miss Money 20/20 EU in Amsterdam

Use PaymentGenes’ Money 20/20 special discount code: M19PAGE which gives you €200 off your ticket price! The biggest Fintech agenda in Europe There will be over 6000 attendees, 1 in 5 of which is C-Level or Founder. More than 2000 companies are represented from 82 countries, including representatives from every sector of the payments &

The 4 main uses for AI in FinTech | 2019

How is machine learning used in FinTech?  Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are both terms that have seen recent exponential growth in use by companies. With that being said, these buzzwords are not only being used because they sound particularly interesting but because AI has become a significant facet in the future of FinTech. Financial

Mergers and Acquisitions Recap – Q1 2019

Consolidation. This is the current buzzword in the industry, as the competition for supremacy hots up. The question of build vs. buy is dominating boardrooms around the world and at the moment, buy seems to be trumping build. In this blog, we take a look at some big buys from the last quarter: Fiserv –

PSD2: What you need to know

The ever-evolving world of payments The world of payments is constantly changing, and the recently reshaped PSD2 law has accelerated developments within the payment and FinTech industry. We love sharing our knowledge, so we decided to ask our IT/Product consultant Borja Gonzalez Hernandez to clarify Payments Service Directive 2, more commonly known as PSD2. Why

Changing Core Values: Unimaginable or Necessary?

by Jorrit Wijtsma In the ever-changing world of Payments and FinTech where mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and partnerships have become an everyday business, how do you stay true to your beliefs, company traditions, and not lose track your core values? Is it even necessary to blindly adhere to your heritage to grow your business? Many

Future of payments

With the sudden rise of different payment options, such as Alipay, WeChat, Afterpay and many others, one can’t help but ask the question, what will be the future of payments? But before we do that, let’s first look back at the history of payments. Before the introduction of currency as a medium of exchange, a

Company culture, what is it and why is it important?

When I initially started looking for my first full-time role in the business world, I was admittedly scared. I had no idea what to look for in a company, how to approach the search and what type of company culture (whatever that meant) might be interesting. As a full-time, professional athlete, I hadn’t given any

Valentine’s Day spendings in 2018 expected to be $19.6 billion dollars

Will Singles Day overshadow Valentine’s Day?   The 14th of February is rolling around again, the day of the ‘anonymous’ love. A day of massive spending, which has its roots in the U.S., also known as Valentine’s Day.   How does it compare to Singles Day? The idea behind these two days might be quite different.

Mercedes Pay – The Driving Force Behind Payments

Are you curious about the innovations that the collection of data will bring us in the future? Mercedes Pay can explain their story, as they have been the new electronic payment processor for all products and services provided by the Daimler Group since January 2017. It all started when Jan Reinhart and Jürgen Wol launched