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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 Valley Interview – allpago – a company profile

Fintech Valley is continuing its series on Fintech interviews and company profiles and is proud to present you herewith its fifth company. This time we move to Europe, in specific to Berlin, one of the European Fintech capitals. We would like to introduce you today “allpago”, a company that, according to their website: “offers the best conversion rates, a state-of-the art technology, and legal advice necessary for being successful in e-Commerce in Latin America.” More information at:

allpago logo

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

allpago is a PSP for the Latin American region providing all relevant local payment methods and features through one single API and platform. We have been enabling Companies like, Getty Images, Intel Security McAfee , Symantec and Teamviewer to exponentially grow their volume and conversion rates in the region. allpago is also proud to give access to all customers in Latin America to such products.

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New Fintech payment companies and some not so new

Are you up-to-date on the most recent Fintech start-ups and companies flourishing in the online payments category ? More and more companies have been created around the world and it is getting difficult to catch on. Read on for a selection of new companies and some not so new that we believe you should know about.
wpid-wp-1443365691232.jpgWhether it is POS, e-wallets, mobile payments, wearables  or cards, we present you a list of worldwide Fintech companies trying to innovate within the category of payments.

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Fintech Resources – FintechValley recommendations

Here are diverse selected Fintech and Fintech related resources that we have come across online: books, podcasts, websites, incubators, accelerators, and more. Read on for our selection:


A very interesting book about Spam, Online Payments, Fraud and Fraud Prevention, etc, is SPAM Nation. It is surprising to see that, among other things, even merchants selling pharma online needed to focus on customer care to prevent chargebacks.




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Fintech Companies in Online Payments

Fintech companies, investors and entrepreneurs have realised the opportunities that lie behind the hundreds of thousands of unbanked internet users around the world. All over the world, a new company pops up every month with the promise of a new payment revolution. From the big Internet giants to the smallest 3-men team in a garage. We present you at Fintech Valley a list of 20 online payment companies that are looking to disrupt the well established payment scene.


The Singaporean based 2c2p company, provides online payments across the South East Asia region: Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar, and Cambodia. Their portfolio of Continue reading Fintech Companies in Online Payments