Amid pandemic, fintech leaders raise almost USD 4 billion in Q2

20 iulie 2020

Fintech leaders have raised a total of USD 3.81 billion in the second quarter of 2020, according to thepaypers.com.

Online payment processing platform Stripe raised USD 850 million followed by Robinhood at USD 430 million while Vero has raised USD 241 million. Health insurance company Oscar raised USD 225 million with Carta closing the top five categories at USD 210 million. The five fintech companies account for 51.34% of the total raised amount by the businesses overviewed in the research.

Furthermore, Fundbox raised USD 200 million followed by Airwallex’s USD 160 million. Checkout.com Marqeta and Brex raised USD 150 million each. During the second quarter of 2020, Aspiration raised USD 135 million followed by UK’s Starling Bank at USD 123 million.

Other notable fintechs that raised significant amount include Stash (USD 112 million), N26 (USD 100 million), Onfido (USD 100 million), Bought By Many (USD 95 million), Monzo (USD 75 million), Trade Republic (USD 73 million), SolarisBank (USD 67 million), Taxfix (USD 64 million), Alan (USD 55 million), and Lunar ($50 million).

The funding comes as a step in the direction after a turbulent first quarter due to the coronavirus crisis.

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Gabriela Nistor – director general adjunct BT

Tendinţele pe care le-am remarcat înainte de începerea pandemiei s-au accelerat pe perioada stării de urgenţă. Am văzut acest lucru ca o oportunitate, un tipping point pentru bancă. Post-pandemie nu avem cum sa ne întoarcem la comportamentul financiar pe care îl aveam până în februarie a.c. Relaţia românilor cu online-ul s-a schimbat. In plus, cardul fizic se va dematerializa. Vom asista la o scădere a cererii pentru cardurile fizice, respectiv la o creştere a preferinţei pentru componenta digitală a acestora.”

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In 23 septembrie 2019, BNR a anuntat infiintarea unui Fintech Innovation Hub pentru a sustine inovatia in domeniul serviciilor financiare si de plata. In acest sens, care credeti ca ar trebui sa fie urmatorul pas al bancii centrale in 2020?