Industry Advocates Insights


Insure, Invest and Authenticate: Developments in Fintech Innovation

10th February 2016

Company: bobsguide
Innovation in fintech has moved in a new direction in 2016 and with new players coming to the surface, the traditional sector has started to become digitally savvy after understanding that the consumer is looking for simplicity and cost effective solutions. Since the financial crisis, billions of dollars have been spent on startups in order to fund... read more

Infographic: Fintech Innovation in China

8th February 2016

Company: bobsguide
“In China, you see a lot of stuff happening for the first time over the mobile and Internet platforms. China is far ahead of the rest of the world," Tim Pagett, financial-services industry leader at Deloitte China, told The Wall Street Journal. Fintech has exploded in China and many innovative startups have benefited from the... read more

FinTech Innovation Awards: Meet the Judges

5th February 2016

Company: bobsguide
The FinTech Innovation Awards are now in their second year, and the judging panel is only getting more illustrious. Meet a few of the FinTech wonders selecting this year’s winners. Chaired by Dan Cobley, this year’s prestigious line-up of judges comprises leading authorities and specialists from across the FinTech sector. Find... read more

Riding on Mobile Commerce: The Challenges and Opportunities

3rd February 2016

Research suggests that the number of smartphone users worldwide will surpass 2 billion in 2016. This phenomenon has brought about both great opportunities and huge disruption in the personal banking and commerce sectors. Financial institutions now have the opportunity to engage with their customers in a highly contextual and personal manner. ... read more

Canada: Proactive or Inactive in the Fintech Adoption Race?

2nd February 2016

Company: bobsguide
With the US, Asia and Europe investing heavily in fintech, Canada is surrounded by big players in the industry, but recent reports have revealed that although the country has potential for innovation, adoption has been slow. Despite this, Ernst and Young (EY) are positive about this finding as it reminds Canadian banks that newer, sleeker products... read more

Will Artificial Intelligence have an Uber Effect on Finance?

1st February 2016

Company: bobsguide
Following the recent breakthrough of artificial intelligence (AI), many have been wondering how this form of technology can be implemented in the financial services. As newer products emerge, it questions how popular the traditional legacy financial institutions will remain or perhaps, fintech startups will gain an increased number of customers, in... read more

What have we learnt from Pivotl’s The Future of Fintech event?

28th January 2016

Company: bobsguide
Pivotl hosted their The Future of Fintech event last night which showcased a number of UK unicorns and up and coming startups to an audience of fintech entrepreneurs, investors and senior executives. Keynote speakers on the night included senior executives from TransferWise and Funding Circle and we also heard from some startups that Rise London,... read more

Payments in 2016: An Industry Forecast

27th January 2016

Company: bobsguide
At the end of 2015, Bank of England governor Mark Carney declared that Britain’s financial sector left post crisis period and the dust has finally settled after the downfall of Lehman Brothers. New regulations have been put in place in order to maintain control over the bosses at major banks and the threat of billions of pounds in fines and... read more

Money20/20 Europe Exclusive Agenda Preview

25th January 2016

Company: bobsguide
Here is an exclusive preview of the Money20/20 Europe Agenda which reveals the topics and speakers you’ll be able to see at the Copenhagen event this April! Content Director Pat Patel announces the first 4 keynote speakers from Commerzbank, Sequoia Capital, Klarna and METRO GROUP who will be discussing the most cutting edge issues in the... read more

Q&A with FIS: what’s next after the SunGard acquisition?

11th January 2016

Company: bobsguide
Last year saw the multi-billion dollar acquisition by banking and payments technology provider Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) of SunGard Data Systems. This was the largest deal that SunGard have undergone since a group of private equity firms, including Blackstone Group, Silver Lake and Bain Capital, paid $11.4 billion for the company... read more