Lydia And Bitpanda Partner To Improve Access To Digital Assets

Written by Rodolfo Passeri

Access to digital assets in France has become easier than ever before thanks to Bitpanda and Lydia joining forces. With both companies partnering and expanding their services to provide a full spectrum of financial services with Bitpanda's respective technology and competitive pricing, they are well-positioned to challenge traditional banks for market share.

Lydia and Bitpanda

Lydia, a French mobile financial services super-app with 5.5 million users, has teamed up with Austrian fintech unicorn Bitpanda to give Lydia's subscribers access to assets such as cryptocurrencies, partial shares, and precious metals.

Lydia uses Bitpanda's White Label infrastructure, a cutting-edge trading and custody platform that allows financial services providers to offer technology-focused multi-asset trading and investment with 24/7 access.

Bitpanda is also working on expanding its institutional trading exchange, Bitpanda Pro. This platform is already used by many professional cryptocurrency investors and traders, who appreciate its fast processing speeds and customizable user interface. In addition, it enables API-connected trading bots and provides advanced security along with liquidity features.

A rise in demand for digital assets Many cryptocurrency enthusiasts in France have been tired of waiting for traditional banking institutions to offer a service that suits their needs. As a result, Lydia is launching this new trading and investment service for the French market, where it currently provides existing financial services.

Lydia's users can finally switch between traditional currencies and cryptocurrencies within one app. The company's long-term vision is to provide a "super" range of financial services in one place, with a possibility of also delving into the insurtech industry in the future.

Lydia, which is already used by over a third of French people aged between 18-35, offers numerous banking services, including Visa debit cards, contactless payments, instantaneous transfers, and small loan credits.

The power of white-labelling fintech services A white label is a product or service produced by one company that other companies rebrand to make it appear as if they had made it. The term white label is used in various contexts, but it generally refers to the practice of rebranding and reselling someone else's product under your name.

White label solutions are popular because they allow companies with limited resources or skillsets to provide an upgraded service without going through the process of creating one from scratch. In many cases, white-label products are inherently better than DIY (do-it-yourself) solutions because of the extra resources available to brands with greater reach. This form of white labeling is what Lydia has done by providing Bitpanda's White Label infrastructure for its subscribers. The service also makes it easier for people who don't want to get involved in cryptocurrency trading but want to invest in the market.

White label products are also attractive because businesses can easily integrate them into existing products or services with minimal effort, enabling companies that already have their own customers and sales channels to tap into new markets quickly.

What's new in the latest version of Lydia? The new crypto service by Lydia will be available to anyone over the age of 18 in France who has an iPhone or Android smartphone with Lydia installed on it. Lydia subscribers will have access to Bitpanda's White Label platform for trading Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), and other digital assets such as exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

In essence, any service available to Bitpanda users will also be available for Lydia users. Creating a trading account with Lydia is as simple as tapping a few options in the app. Transaction costs are also the same. Users can trade 24/7, which means they may convert digital assets to cash and spend it whenever they wish.

Article taken from Fintech Magazine.


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