Here’s what’s hot — and what’s not — in fintech right now

There has been something of a rotation out of certain pockets of fintech that were hyped by venture capitalists last year, such as crypto and “buy now, pay later,” and into less sexy areas focused on generating stable streams of income. Jantakon Kokthong / Eyeem | Eyeem | Getty Images Financial technology is the hottest … Read more

ECB’s Lane sees double-sided risk of spiraling inflation and economic slowdown

Philip Lane, chief economist of the European Central Bank. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images European Central Bank Chief Economist Philip Lane said the Frankfurt institution will have to remain vigilant over the coming months with the prospect of inflation spiraling ever higher alongside the risk of a consumer-led slowdown the region. “With the uncertainty, … Read more

ECB Lagarde plays down recession risks at Sintra Forum

European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde said the central bank can raise rates faster, if needed. Handout | Getty Images News | Getty Images European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde on Tuesday played down concerns about a recession in the euro zone, also saying her team is ready to raise rates at a faster pace … Read more

Forget Klarna? Investors bet new startups will in ‘buy now, pay later’

Klarna is in talks to raise funds at a sharp discount to its last valuation, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. A spokesperson for the firm said it does not comment on “speculation.” Jakub Porzycki | NurPhoto via Getty Images With hype over the “buy now, pay later” trend fading, some investors … Read more

Credit Suisse to overhaul its risk management after Archegos and other scandals

A sign above the entrance to the Credit Suisse Group AG headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, on Monday, Nov. 1, 2021. Thi My Lien Nguyen | Bloomberg | Getty Images Credit Suisse has vowed to forge ahead with its risk management and compliance overhaul in light of a string of scandals, despite what its CEO called … Read more

Fund manager says this stock is so cheap it makes ‘no sense’

Trying to buy the dip in a beaten down market might feel similar to stepping into a clearance sale at your favorite store – everything’s on sale and screams “buy.” But with no guarantee that the recent uptick in markets is anything more than temporary, investors are stressing the importance of being selective if adding … Read more

JPMorgan keeps dividend unchanged as Bank of America, Morgan Stanley raise payouts

A combination file photo shows Wells Fargo, Citibank, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Goldman Sachs. Reuters Big banks that aced the Federal Reserve’s annual stress tests last week began to announce bumps to their dividend programs. Bank of America said Monday that it was raising its quarterly dividend by 5% to 22 … Read more

Wall Street layoffs are coming as deals boom turns to bust, insiders say

People walk by the New York Stock Exchange. Spencer Platt | Getty Images News | Getty Images Less than six months ago, Wall Street bankers were reaping the rewards from a historic boom in mergers and IPOs. Now, thanks to a confluence of factors that have cast a pall over markets and caused most deal … Read more

FCA investigates Wise CEO Kristo Kaarmann over tax default

Kristo Kaarmann, CEO and co-founder of Wise. Eoin Noonan | Sportsfile | Getty Images The CEO of £ 3.9 billion ($ 4.8 billion) fintech firm Wise is being investigated by UK regulators after tax authorities found he failed to pay a tax bill worth over £ 720,000. Kristo Kaarmann, who co-founded Wise in 2011, was … Read more

RBC top analyst sees comeback

Investors who are “apathetic” or negative toward banks will change their stance in the second half of the year, according to RBC Capital Markets’ top banking analyst. Gerard Cassidy predicts bullishness will make a comeback due to strong revenue growth and optimism surrounding credit. “You can really see people coming back to [bank] the stocks. … Read more