Services Insights


Six European alternatives to the UK for regulated fintech companies post-Brexit

19th January 2017

Company: bobsguide
Last week we attended Passport to the future, a conference held by the Emerging Payments Association (EPA) to discuss thobsguide e next move for jurisdiction after Brexit. The aim of conducting the report was to give fintech professionals and companies an analysis of the business possibilities to them after Brexit. The EPA report was written by... read more

Financial Services top tips: Do you know your customer acquisition cost?

18th January 2017

Company: Fospha
Of the 760 financial institutions that The Financial Brand interviewed, the highest ranking prediction (54%) was that the industry was going to remove friction from the customer journey. The next two most mentioned trends were the improved use of data and advanced analytics and improvements in multi-channel delivery (mentioned by 54% and 45%... read more

Fintech industry M&A round-up: January 2017

16th January 2017

Company: bobsguide
A breakdown of the biggest deals announced in the last month  Synchronoss and Intralinks to merge During the first week of December Synchronoss Technologies announced that it had agreed a deal to purchase Intralinks Holdings, a provider of on-demand solutions for businesses to securely collaborate, communicate and exchange critical... read more

Will 2017 be another year of disruption for the Payments Industry?

16th January 2017

Disruption was a frequently used word in the payments industry throughout 2016; and 2017 is looking to be just as exciting. New regulation, improved support for non-bank players and increased collaboration are all set to further shake-up the established status quo. The digital space is shifting the payments landscape. We now live in a world... read more

2017 lending trends for banks

12th January 2017

The global lending market has witnessed revolutionary changes in 2016, with fintech playing a significant role in restructuring the lending system to be more dynamic and responsive, vis-à-vis the traditional framework of existing banking systems. Per the recent ‘Market and Research’ report, the global P2P lending market is to... read more

PSD2, RTS and SDC: confusion reigns

6th January 2017

Company: Icon Solutions
Over the last couple of weeks the media agenda has been dominated by Payment Services Directive Two (PSD2), and unfortunately not for the right reasons. PSD2 has always been a controversial regulation, but the debate has now heated up and the European Banking Association’s (EBA) Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) draft and the EBA... read more

Should MiFID II be your New Year’s Resolution?

5th January 2017

Company: AutoRek
There is no doubt that myriad regulatory regimes are competing for your board’s attention for planning and budgetary discussions for the upcoming year. The 2017 and 2018 horizon is filled with key compliance challenges such as the Common Reporting Standard (CRS), European Market Infrastructure Regulation and Fundamental Review of Trading... read more

Cybersecurity Regulations Under the Trump Administration: Financial Services, part 1

3rd January 2017

Company: ZENEDGE
Zenedge speaks with a financial market cyber security and compliance expert about her outlook under the Trump administration in this first of a multi-part series on cyber-security issues for key industry verticals. ZENEDGE Chief Marketing Officer Karen Bertoli Interviews Joanna Fields Chief Executive of Aplomb Strategies. Ranking among his... read more

Top five reads of the year: The world domination of Blockchain

23rd December 2016

Company: bobsguide
Blockchain was an extremely popular topic of focus in 2016, with businesses approaching the model as a strategic and secure platform. The impact of technology is impacting businesses and this year saw firms focus on strategizing their business models around technological platforms.   Could 2016 be the year of the blockchain boom? With... read more

Top five reads of the year: Hot fintech companies to look out for in 2016

20th December 2016

Company: Ormsby Street
Jane Hewitt, marketing manager at Ormbsy Street discusses how Fintech is now worth £20 billion in revenue for the UK economy, as well as focusing on the key players and companies to look out for in the industry.  Over the past few years, the fintech scene has really exploded in the UK, with big players in the payment and alternative... read more