finance

Embedded Finance: What it is and What it Means for the Fintech Industry

The fintech industry is always evolving. But one development in particular is generating significant buzz and market-wide revenue predictions to the tune of over $7 trillion in just 10 years. That development is embedded finance, and every fintech enterprise or company needs to know what this is and how it may affect the industry at large sooner…

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Goldman Sachs gives staff a big pay rise

It’s not easy to get pay right when you’re Goldman Sachs. Pay too much and you’ll be lambasted by ‘vampire squid’-type accusations, particularly at a time when many non-banking households are struggling. Pay too little and you risk losing traders who fancy their chances at hedge funds and electronic trading firms.  Faced with this choice, Goldman seems to have decided to brave…

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‘The Enron of Germany’: Wirecard scandal casts a shadow on corporate governance

KEY POINTS The Wirecard accounting scandal has raised fresh questions about corporate governance, with some experts calling it the “Enron of Germany.” German financial regulator BaFin has come under fire for its handling of the situation, with the government now calling for regulatory reform. There are also questions about why EY, Wirecard’s auditor, didn’t pick…

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