Industry Advocates Insights
25th July 2018
The digital market in the Asia-Pacific region is growing at a remarkable rate. Several factors play into this, particularly a growing middle-class population throughout the region and widespread smartphone and internet penetration.
In total, the value of the Asia-Pacific eCommerce market will grow from £1.05 trillion GBP in 2017, to more... read more
20th July 2018
We are nearly at the edge of a new decade, and as we approach it, developments that once left like science fiction are widely considered part of our everyday lives.
Video calls, smart phones, the end of physical money that every day draws closer as cryptocurrencies and digital transfers grow in popularity, the uptake in near-field communication,... read more
10th July 2018
Fintech market participants are growing wary of the impact of Brexit, with some suggesting the recruitment pool will be the most pressing issue.
“It’s the joy of living in a single market zone,” said Asif Faruque, of Level39, at Fintech Week London 2018, “but Brexit will seriously hamper access to talent. It needs to be... read more
3rd July 2018
On May 24, the Trump administration followed through on its pledge to begin the process of reforming parts of the Dodd Frank Act, implemented by Obama to curtail the effects of a future 2008 scenario. President Trump signed a bipartisan bill into law that eases the ‘one-size-fits-all’ capital requirements for regional and community... read more
26th June 2018
A new wave of fintech is taking full advantage of the collaborative ecosystem, powered by advances in APIs and encouraged by Open Banking regulation.
At the fore front are the challenger banks seeking to forge partnerships and leverage technology to provide innovative and unique avenues that traditional banks have failed to produce.
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21st June 2018
Regulation, compliance and legacy systems have, for so long, been the stumbling blocks for financial institutions to capitalise on the new digital age where there are few barriers to international trade.
Cross border payments, clearly essential when trading internationally, go to the heart of the conundrum currently facing tier two and three... read more
1st June 2018
Earlier this month, France and Germany teamed up to demand an EU-wide initiative designed to fund innovation and research in tech start-up projects to compete against China and the US fintech markets.
But Spiros Margaris, venture capitalist and senior advisor at Arbidex, suggests it is too little, too late.
“The politicians have only... read more
8th May 2018
“Political risk? SAD!”
With the global economy continuing to grow steadily without evidence of a strong upsurge in inflation, recent market corrections have increasingly been driven by concerns about political developments. Whether these appear in the form of a tweet from the US president, Brexit, North Korea, Italy or any other... read more
26th April 2018
By 2020 customer experience will overtake price and product as a key brand differentiator and for the most part, the experience will be digital.
That’s the prediction by customer intelligence consultancy, Walker.
As the gap in the mobile and online experiences between financial brands widens, wealth and investment managers must become... read more
9th April 2018
“We are living in extraordinary times: when trade wars, unwindling of globalisation and volatility across markets has become the norm,” says Yvonne Zhang, now CEO and co-founder of tech outfit Aquifer Institute.
Zhang says shifting global conditions, as well as the ever-increasing search for arbitrage within financial markets, have... read more