Category Archives: Opinions

Providing cover for the under-insured mass markets in Africa

This blog by Rick Huckstep explains why the people living on the African continent, with the notable exception of South Africa, are massively under-insured. The people of Africa need cover and protection in the same way the rest of us do. They still get ill, they lose their jobs, and they lose precious possessions through theft and breakage and natural disasters.

Providing cover for the under-insured mass markets in Africa

This blog by Rick Huckstep explains why the people living on the African continent, with the notable exception of South Africa, are massively under-insured. The people of Africa need cover and protection in the same way the rest of us do. They still get ill, they lose their jobs, and they lose precious possessions through theft and breakage and natural disasters.

It Is All About Ultra Speedy Deliveries

Consumers demand ultra speedy deliveries that don’t fit in a 9 to 5 schedule. Regulating the labor side of the new sharing economy is burying your head in the sand.

It Is All About Ultra Speedy Deliveries

Consumers demand ultra speedy deliveries that don’t fit in a 9 to 5 schedule. Regulating the labor side of the new sharing economy is burying your head in the sand.

Peer to Peer, Social and the Sharing Economy for Insurance

The new wave of protection insurance is peer-to-peer and it’s social! This is the sharing economy applied to Insurance. Blog by Rick Huckstep on DailyFinTech.com (curated by Bernhard Lunn)

Peer to Peer, Social and the Sharing Economy for Insurance

The new wave of protection insurance is peer-to-peer and it’s social! This is the sharing economy applied to Insurance. Blog by Rick Huckstep on DailyFinTech.com (curated by Bernhard Lunn)

Corporate Banking is mostly Traditional Fintech but disruption is coming via Blockchain

Daily Fintech Banks serve Consumers and Corporates. (Banks don’t know how to service Small Business but that is another story). In this post I want to focus on Corporates (Global 2000). This includes; Debt (and maybe equity but that is

Corporate Banking is mostly Traditional Fintech but disruption is coming via Blockchain

Daily Fintech Banks serve Consumers and Corporates. (Banks don’t know how to service Small Business but that is another story). In this post I want to focus on Corporates (Global 2000). This includes; Debt (and maybe equity but that is

Bitcoin and crowdfunding are joining forces in advancing the ideas of the P2P economy

Bitcoin and crowdfunding are not only concepts relevant in the field of FinTech that are challenging for the incumbents in the financial industry. They can also be positioned as being part of the same family of ideas that includes P2P economy initiatives like Uber and AirbnB.

Bitcoin and crowdfunding are joining forces in advancing the ideas of the P2P economy

Bitcoin and crowdfunding are not only concepts relevant in the field of FinTech that are challenging for the incumbents in the financial industry. They can also be positioned as being part of the same family of ideas that includes P2P economy initiatives like Uber and AirbnB.

Is Facebook’s new payment service a game changer?

The new P2P payment service Facebook offers will certainly give a total different user experience in payments, however it is not a game changer. The underpinning infrastructure is still the one owned by traditional players, like banks and credit card companies.

Is Facebook’s new payment service a game changer?

The new P2P payment service Facebook offers will certainly give a total different user experience in payments, however it is not a game changer. The underpinning infrastructure is still the one owned by traditional players, like banks and credit card companies.

Having an income, but not a job (the upside risk of the On Demand Economy)

With the rise of the sharing economy (and especially with the rise of Uber) many articles are written about the negative consequences for employment. Being inspired by Doug Rushkoff’s blog for CNN in 2011 (Are Jobs Becoming Obsolete?) and the work of

Having an income, but not a job (the upside risk of the On Demand Economy)

With the rise of the sharing economy (and especially with the rise of Uber) many articles are written about the negative consequences for employment. Being inspired by Doug Rushkoff’s blog for CNN in 2011 (Are Jobs Becoming Obsolete?) and the work of