Asia monthly fintech newsflash – December 2019

  The NDB Asia team are seeing incredible changes in financial services every day. So they’ve created a monthly update of the key headlines called the Asia Monthly FinTech Newsflash.

One key to Upturn’s rapid user growth: Aggressively optimized Facebook campaigns

  Upturn, a BBVA New Digital Businesses portfolio company, recently celebrated its first birthday. The startup has blasted past several of its user-acquisition milestones — growing at roughly 24 percent

“Creating startups is a way of trying to disrupt yourself before somebody else does”

  In this interview, Christhi Theiss, discipline leader for Venture Creation at BBVA New Digital Businesses, talks about the success factors for startups, the need for diversity within organisations and

Holvi Streamlines Customer Support for Freelancers and Small Businesses Using Its New Chat Function

“Time is money,” the old saying goes, and nowhere is that sentiment more keenly felt than in the world of freelancers and small businesses . Business owners juggle financial matters

Exploring the ‘bank of connected things’

  Will connected cars need their own bank account? The BBVA New Digital Businesses (NDB) unit is working to anticipate the opportunities and challenges that will arise in the financial

How Atom won a £10 million grant to help SMEs

  In August 2019, Atom Bank was awarded a £10 million grant from the Capability and Innovation Fund (CIF), part of a £775 million package administered by Banking Competition Remedies

Asia monthly fintech newsflash – November 2019

  The NDB Asia team are seeing incredible changes in financial services every day. So they’ve created a monthly update of the key headlines called the Asia Monthly FinTech Newsflash.

Bank identities are the key to creating a digital culture of privacy and security

  A 1993 cartoon published in the New Yorker depicts two dogs sitting at a computer desk. One dog, seated in a swivel chair, looks at the other and says,

The Big Corporate’s recipes for creating successful startups

  There are many different ways in which big corporates can launch new innovative business models. Some of the more successful ones are internal development, participation in incubators or the

How Upturn uses data science to improve its product

  As Upturn’s user base continues to grow, there’s an increasing need to better leverage the data it’s generating and use it to the startup’s advantage. With that in mind