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UK Fintech Wise Could Be Benefitting Considerably From Higher Interest Rates, According to Industry Analyst

Simon Taylor, an experienced Fintech strategist, notes that the latest Fintech results season is witnessing Wise (LSE:WISE) really “hitting its stride.” As HSBC competitor Zing launches, Wise revenue is “up 23% YoY and its above its IPO price.” Simon Taylor has examined why Wise revenuers… Read More

UK Businesses Continued Positive Start to 2024 – Report

Businesses continued their positive start to the new year, Lloyds Bank’s latest Business Barometer has found. The Barometer – which measures businesses’ overall confidence “by assessing their trading prospects and optimism for the economy – found that while overall confidence dipped slightly to 42%, businesses… Read More

BNPL Adoption Report: Buy Now Pay Later Client Satisfaction Improves But Service Provider Performance Varies Significantly

Although the rapid rise of Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) services has been accompanied by a growing chorus of concern about runaway consumer debt, the customers who are using these services are growing “increasingly satisfied with their experiences.” According to the J.D. Power 2024 U.S…. Read More

Bluevine, the Digital Banking Platform for Small Businesses, Releases Business Owner Success Survey Report

Bluevine, the one-stop digital banking platform specifically designed for small businesses, today released its inaugural Business Owner Success Survey (BOSS) Report, “benchmarking the data behind the actual decisions that US-based small business owners are making and informing their future decisions.” The data supports an “overarching… Read More

Quantexa Economic Impact Report: Decision Intelligence Platform Enables Significant Business Growth

Organizations need a trusted data foundation to enable effective decisions that allow them to operate efficiently, plan for the future, and grow, according to an update from Quantexa. Yet many organizations continue to struggle with “a lack of a single customer view, duplicated records, inefficient… Read More

Australia Fintech Activity Declines Amidst Global Slowdown – Research Report

2023 was a challenging year for the fintech market, with total global fintech investment dropping from US$196.6 billion across 7,515 deals in 2022 to a six-year low of US$113.7 billion across 4,547 deals in 2023 according to the Pulse of Fintech H2’23—a bi-annual report published… Read More

SoFi at Work Survey Reveals More Employees Are Stressed About Finances

More employees than ever — nearly 9 out of 10 — are feeling stressed about their finances, with almost half saying they’re just getting by. Despite budgets for salary increases reaching a 22-year high in 2023, 48% of workers are worried they “don’t have enough… Read More

US Venture Capital Market Report: Pricing Pressure Hasn’t Forced Pre-Seed, Seed-Stage Valuations Below 2021 Highs

Though the venture market was in a state of declines over the past couple of years, much of the pricing pressure has not yet forced pre-seed or seed-stage valuations below the highs of 2021, according to an update from Pitchbook. While it’s true this area… Read More

Global Insurtech Funding and Deals Slide to 6-Year Lows – Research Report

Global Insurtech funding and deals slide to 6-year lows in 2023, according to an update shared by CBInsights. Insurtech startups had a “brutal” 2023, with funding and deals reaching 6-year lows — in line with the broader venture slowdown, the team at CBInsights noted. Nevertheless,… Read More

Global Ransomware Attacks Reached Record High in Past Year – Report

Corvus Insurance, the cyber underwriter powered by a proprietary AI-driven cyber risk platform, today released its Q4 2023 Ransomware Report. Featuring data collected from ransomware leak sites, the report shows “that while Q4 attacks were down slightly from Q3 2023, ransomware activity for the year… Read More

CommSec, the Digital Broking Arm of Australia’s Commonwealth Bank, Shares Latest Economic Activity Report

Construction activity and a strong job market have helped South Australia ascend to the top of the economic performance leaderboard, according to CommSec’s quarterly State of the States report. This is the first time South Australia has reportedly “ranked No.1 in the report’s 15-year history.”… Read More

Majority of Consumers View Circularity as a Money Saver, According to Report from Fintech Klarna

The vast majority of consumers are “aware of the financial benefits of circular practices – particularly repair and second-hand shopping” – finds a new report from Klarna, the AI-powered payments network and shopping assistant. Drawing on insights from a survey of over 3,000 consumers “across… Read More

Digital Asset Owners Increased by 34% in 2023, Rising from 432M to 580M – Report Claims

Crypto.com released its annual Crypto Market Sizing Report, showing that global cryptocurrency owners increased by 34% in 2023 – “rising from 432 million in January 2023 to 580 million in December 2023.” Similar to the previous year, this notable growth “continued despite several macro headwinds,… Read More

Pay Growth in the UK Fell for Third Straight Month, Inflation Expected to Decline Based on Economic Data – Report

Despite a December rise, inflation is expected “to continue falling this year” says Yael Selfin, Chief Economist at KPMG UK. The KPMG UK team noted that the expected fall in the energy price cap in April “could see inflation returning to target by spring. Nevertheless, disruptions… Read More

Fintech Platform Volante Technologies Shares Insights from Bank Payments Modernization Report

Volante Technologies, the global firm focused on payments as a service, issued the results from its third annual mid-tier bank payments modernization report. The research report shows high interest and enthusiasm “for faster payment networks, with 78% of U.S. financial businesses saying it is a… Read More

Ethereum has Over 111M Non-Zero Wallet Addresses, Over 800K ETH Validators Worldwide, Blockchain Research Reveals

Michael Nadeau, the founder of The DeFi Report who also helps startups and asset managers, has pointed out that Ethereum (ETH), the world’s largest smart contract platform, reached $10 billion in revenue “faster than any other major software company besides Google.” Although this may be… Read More

Regtech ComplyAdvantage Releases Financial Crime Report, Examining Fraud, Money Laundering, Illicit Activities

ComplyAdvantage has launched its annual report into fraud, money laundering, and financial crime: The State of Financial Crime 2024. The latest research report identifies “the criminal use of artificial intelligence (AI) as an emerging fraud challenge while revealing that most financial institutions are investing in… Read More

Digital Economy Index from Airwallex Reveals Australians Spent More Towards End of 2023 Compared to Previous Year

Australians spent nearly AUD$200 more through the latest peak sales season in 2023 compared with 2022, according to the latest Digital Economy Index from global financial platform Airwallex. The Airwallex Digital Economy Index reportedly “records year-to-date spending per adult, as well as quarter-by-quarter snapshots of… Read More

Digital Asset ETP Volumes Break Records, Trading $17.5B Last Week – CoinShares Report

CoinShares (Nasdaq Stockholm: CS; US OTCQX: CNSRF)  is reporting that digital asset investment products saw $1.18 billion inflows last week (subject to T+2 settlement), although this did “not break the record set at the launch of the futures-based Bitcoin ETFs which totaled $1.5 billion back… Read More

‍European Fintech iwoca Survey: Small Business Optimism Returns in 2024, SMEs Anticipate Steady Growth

‍Small business optimism returns in 2024, as half of SMEs anticipate growth this year, according to new research from iwoca – which claims to be one of Europe’s largest small business lenders. iwoca also mentioned that nearly half (47%) of small business owners “surveyed expect… Read More

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