Industry Advocates Insights
24th March 2016
The first three months of 2016 has already seen a 75% rise in fintech investment in comparison to last year, according to our friends over at Pivotl. And after the 71% rise in investment from 2014 to 2015, we can only expect this number to grow, especially in the payments sector with the predicted value of digital payments to be processed this year... read more
23rd March 2016
This week has been a big week for Markit. After the announcement of the merger between Markit and IHS, the financial information service provider has partnered with FinTech Sandbox, a non-profit organisation that helps fintech startups access data.
Ed Chidsey, global head of pricing and reference data at Markit, highlighted that fintech is an... read more
22nd March 2016
Expected to be worth 1 trillion by 2020 in the US alone, B2B commerce is by any measure a lucrative market, but businesses risk being hamstrung by an outdated payments culture that continues to rely heavily on paper and manual processes. While the use of cheques is falling slowly, the continues prevalence in B2B payments offers low hanging fruit to... read more
15th March 2016
The team behind PaymentEye and bobsguide are proud to present Payments (R)evolution, a special edition magazine available for download now.
Featuring exclusive content and in-depth conversations with Europe’s most exciting FinTech innovators, Payments (R)evolution is an astute examination of an industry in the midst of an incredible... read more
15th March 2016
As the hype around fintech grows, cities are competing to crow the loudest about their fintech credentials. Here’s a snapshot of the hot hubs to watch this year with key stats, notable exits and who to watch.
10th March 2016
“The biggest domestic risk to financial stability” - this is how Bank of England governor Mark Carney described how the potential Brexit would affect the UK.
If the UK votes to leave in the 23rd June referendum, Carney predicts that this would result in consequences for Britain’s balance of payments with the rest of the world,... read more
9th March 2016
Is the fintech bubble bursting? No. Not according to investors speaking across numerous panels and in interviews at the #execfintech conference in Frankfurt this week.
Speaking on the topic of the future of fintech, investor and advisor Nasir Zubari said not only is the bubble is not bursting, but that talk of there being a bubble in fintech at... read more
29th February 2016
15.5% of digitally active consumers have used at least two fintech products within the last six months. This finding emerged from the survey that was conducted by Ernst and Young (EY), where more than 10,000 people in the UK, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore and the US were questioned about their current and potential future use of fintech.... read more
22nd February 2016
Over the past few years, the fintech scene has really exploded in the UK, with big players in the payment and alternative funding sectors taking centre stage, to the extent that London is now regarded as one of the world’s most high-profile fintech hubs.
Firstly, what is fintech?
Well, according to the site Hot Topics, “as a... read more
11th February 2016
Could 2016 be the year of the fintech enablers? More and more banks are experimenting with and investing in new technology such as blockchain, big data and machine learning algorithms. However, we are yet to see the full effects of these partnerships but day 2 at Finovate showcased many products that could provide alternative financing.
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