The Dynamic Relationship between FinTech and Social Distancing under COVID-19 Pandemic: Digital Payments Evidence

  •  Nader Alber    
  •  Mohamed Dabour    


This paper investigats the opportunities of growth under restrictions of social distancing for FinTech. This has been conducted on 10 countries (United States, United Kingdom, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Japan, South Korea, Italy, India and Nigeria) during the period from March to June 2020. Results indicate that social distancing may affect digital payments. This has been supported for retail and recreation (X1), grocery and pharmacy (X2), transit stations (X4) and workplaces (X5), whithout any evidence about significant effects for parks (X3) and residentials (X6).    

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