Fintech resources to learn more about finances: Podcasts, books and Forums

Today we wanted to share with you some sources of information if you want to learn more about specific Fintech topics: payments, finances, economics, bitcoin, investment, etc. Not all of the sources we present are in English, some are in German or Spanish.

One of our favourites is Planet Money in the USA. It seems to be one of the most popular Economics podcast in the internet. It has been going on for many years already and diverse personalities from the finance and economics world have been guests in their episodes. More about them under:

Some journalists who appear in Planet Money, are also present in our next choice: The Financial Times podcasts series. They cover diverse topics every week: Economics, Politics, Currencies, IT, interviews, savings, etc. There is a paywall to enter the FT, but the podcast section is free to enter. Check it out under:

Our next choice is a book about the history of Bitcoin, which is pretty easy and straightforward to read. I actually read it in a week. The book is called: “Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money”. The book was shortlisted in 2015 by the FT as business book of the year.

Moving now to videos, and in Spanish, we recently discovered the “Podcast” series +Dividendos. They started last year, and so far have a very interesting series about investment, dividends, portfolios, cashflow, etc. If you understand the language, we recommend you to pay them a visit in youtube:

In German, English and Chinese, we have . They are a social network for women interested in topics related to Finances (Investment, Savings, Funds, ETFs, etc) and Entrepreneurship. They also have two blogs, in German, covering the same topics.

One of the best sources, and very popular, for all related to online payments it The Paypers. Based in the Netherlands, they publish diverse reports every year with the latest trends about payments around the world. More about them under:

Last but not least, another favourite of FintechValley: Finextra. You can choose a daily email with the most important Fintech news, as well as Webinars and Interviews, or single emails with the latest and most important news from the biggest Fintech players worldwide. Check them out:

Do you have any other interesting Fintech resources we should mention? Feel free to leave a message below and let us know.


Fintech Company of the week: AirSig

Today we want to start a new series: the FintechValley company of the week. Every 7 days, we will choose what is for us a Fintech with an interesting or outstanding product. (Our selection process, is based solely on our opinion, and does not involve and endorsement or recommendation of any kind).

This week we present you the Taiwanese Fintech “AirSig”.

The company has developed a technology that allows to create an motion based authentication process. A payment process inside a virtual reality game can be verified with a pre-registered and pre-determined hand motion.  See video below for a demo:

There seem to be other applications for the technology, such as IoT technologies, as well as those that require login and password credentials.

More information about AirSig under:

​Fintech events from November to December 2018

We are back at Fintech Valley and happy to present you with the upcoming Fintech events by the end of 2018. Get in touch with us if you want to add any event in our website for the rest of the year for for 2019.

Singapore Fintech Festival

Is slowly becoming a “must attend” event for Asia: the Singapore Fintech Festival will take place in November, from November the 12th to 14th. More information under:

Fintech World Forum

In one of the European capitals of Fintech, in London, the Fintech World Forum will take place from Nov the 21th to the 22nd. Read all about it under:

World BlockChain Forum

In New Your, in early November, the World BlockChain Forum will take place. Check the agenda for the 8th and 9th of November at their website:

Australian Payment Summit

In the other side of the world, in Sidney, the Australian Payment Summit will be taking place. In late November, on the 26th and the 27th. This event is from the organisers of the Global Payment Summit in Malaysia, and the European Payment Summit. Continue reading ​Fintech events from November to December 2018

Fintech Valley Interview – Raisin – a company profile

Today’s interview from Fintech Valley is with Dr. Tamaz Georgadze, CEO at the Berlin-based Fintech “Raisin”. It is a  consumer focused company and, according to their website, it is: “…the leading platform for investments throughout Europe”. You can read more about Raisin at: 


FintechValley: Could you please give a short description and history about Raisin for those companies and audiences that are not familiar with the company and its products?

Raisin is a FinTech50 company and Europe`s leading deposit marketplace. Europe has a common market and a common currency, but it still lacks a common financial market. Savers in certain countries obtain lower interest rates than in other countries. We allow savers anywhere in Europe to obtain Continue reading Fintech Valley Interview – Raisin – a company profile

Fintech in London part two

We continue with our list of Fintech companies in London at Fintech Valley.  Read our previous article about London Fintech in case you missed it. 


Zopa is a London peer-to-peer lender company. Their service is available for UK residents only. Loan rates can be seen directly at their website. More information under:

Trussle is a company that provides a platform for mortgages online, for UK residents. According Continue reading Fintech in London part two

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